Nintendophiles' Scores

  • Games
For 461 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Meteos
Lowest review score: 8 Mucha Lucha! Mascaritas of the Lost Code
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 461
461 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The idea of taking hostages in a first person shooter is novel, and stealth also can be interesting. None of that negates the impact the auto-aim has on the game, or how frustrating the controls can be. Throw in the terrible graphics, the linear missions, and the lack of any sort of multiplayer and Die Hard Vendetta is one of the worse Gamecube FPS’s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    But if you're not a diehard fan of history or just don't like the sound of this game you won't like it and I wouldn't suggest it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Right now, I don’t see any point in buying a couple of mediocre Genesis titles, and "Sonic Spinball" can be found for the Genesis for less than ten bucks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Making a game that requires the user to move a cube in all directions with a D-pad is tough. This causes a major flaw in the control scheme.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ends up being a pretty bad, even for a movie licensed game, which will only appeal to young girls that would enjoy a horse taming simulation, with or without the license.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Good variety, no sound, and a flawed concept.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What is there that's new could be passed on, and the different options, excluding hold, create an all too easy Tetris. There are other Tetrises out there that do it better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The presentation and effort are very respectable. The music is some of the best ever, but the gameplay is slow and highly un-original and sometimes downright stupid.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gameplay is mildly entertaining at times, but gets repetitive quite often, and the clumsy controls are a pain to deal with, especially when precise jumps is required.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun, yet control issues and repetitiveness really gets on your nerves after a few hours. The lack of extras also hurts the replay value in a major way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you or someone you know is interested in Sonic Adventure DX please save my sanity and get "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" instead.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Yet at the bottom of it all it doesn't flash the most impressive gameplay, and certain missions can become tedious and so out of the norm they can become extremely frustrating.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The game mechanics are fairly simple and the controls respond well enough; though I did find the dash ability a tad sensitive, often dashing into a bottomless pit when my intention was just to jump over them. All the levels are a simple “make your way from left to right” fare where you are occasionally locked within a screen-width section of the level and must kill a set number of enemies before progressing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Unlike the AI, the graphics and sound are pretty good.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Alhough the story mode levels are rather uninspired and the puzzles disasters, the tons of collectables and interesting (to say the least) storyline, paralleling characters in the show, will keep any young girl gamer who is a fan of the show more or less satisfied.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The fact that it was a card battle game, it could only hold attention for so long to where the system got repetitive, and fighting was a drag after the halfway point.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    From extremely cheap computer AI, lack of combo attacks, and boring same old, same old gameplay, in a way I have to say this title is just too old school.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If the graphics were reverted to the Game Boy look, people wouldn't notice the difference.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Graphics mean nothing without gameplay, and sadly this is what this game boils down to.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    xXx
    Though xXx may have nice graphics and music, its gameplay is highly tedious.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game was just a little too slow (though faster than most), pulled cheap tricks, and was lacking in most departments (no stats, no Homerun Derby, no All-Star Game) and too frustrating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The target audience would be better served with the movie itself, or a different game, this one largely fails to deliver a remotely fun experience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a strange hybrid of game and cartoon, but my main problem is that is not quite either. There are sections of activity, followed by long periods of inactivity. If I were five, I reckon it would frustrate me. I'd want to watch or play, not both.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Technically, the game is shoddy. While most of the vehicle models are good, the same cannot be said about the rest of the graphics. The environments are simple and uninteresting, draw distance on some levels is short and the texture quality is below average.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Meant as a game to ease beginners into this type of stealth genre. The way it does that ends up being condescending for experienced gamers, and for beginners will be annoying due to AI glitches.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    I can see some 15 year old playing the game hidden away in their parent’s basement enjoying it for its lewdness, but for the rest of us you’d never want to play this game at all. Not quite as bad as "BMX XXX," but around the same level.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The game play is formulaic, and does nothing new, or even what it does do, especially well. There’s no compelling reason to go past the 1st level, much less through all 17+.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A simple button masher that I couldn't lose, unless I tried to by not attacking at all. This game isn't good in the least.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    I wish I could appreciate this game more but after a while I got bored (and frustrated when the opponent’s color was the same as mine).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There was one point where I once went to a part of a level, and it was missing. The level wasn't there at all. I was floating in mid air. Eventually it re-appeared but this shouldn't happen.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Just because its targeted at youngsters doesn’t mean it has to be terrible.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even with my enjoyment of the movie, the game just didn't do anything for me. I was having so much fun playing "Burnout" and Italian Job just seemed to lack it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There are hints of potential in Monsters 4x4, but underdeveloped gameplay, a horrible camera, and some of the worst songs and sound effects ever in a GameCube title plague them into pettiness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Like that hot popular girl in high school - gorgeous on the outside but no personality on the inside. Mario Pinball Land is just too generic, and though it has the Mushroom Kingdom cast supporting it the gameplay is fully capable of causing splitting headaches.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    The two-player mode adds no value to Space Raiders because there isn’t enough substance to the gameplay in the first place. There’s no sense of challenge and there is little fun since dodging and shooting at the same spot in a street is so undeveloped for games these days.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It is slow, annoying and simply boring.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Both due to the limitations of the platform, and the poor execution of pretty much every game style presented, this game will bore everyone, regardless of age or sex.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Okay, I will admit that I did have some fun with Charlie’s Angels as I am a sucker for beat-em-up titles. The game is shoddily put together, graphically ugly, and sometimes difficult to play because of game mechanics and cheap AI.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Scream Arena takes a line from the movie and creates and entire game from it. It’s so thin that the single line in the movie is more entertaining.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you want a Pokémon knock-off that's good, go for "Pokémon Snap" or those great party games in Pokémon Coliseum, as those are at least enjoyable. Pokémon Dash is really only for those who like a racer that's fun for about an hour.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    On one hand, you have gorgeous visuals, tense action-paced music, and a hefty single player mode (8 levels which should take you around 30 minutes to an hour each). However, the other side of the coin features linear missions, sloppy controls, framerate issues and an overall buggy design.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An awful videogame with no redeeming value.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Acclaim had to rush the GBA version of the game in order to make the holiday rush, and let’s just say it was a disastrous decision.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Simply put, there's just not much substance. Almost everything there is to experience can be found in the first couple of levels, and what little is added to the game later on certainly doesn't make it worth a play-through, much less a purchase.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A subpar racing game. I had a somewhat fun time blazing through Story Mode, but with a lack of tracks, no real reason to play the other modes, and the fact that you'll get bored of it in less than an hour, it's hard to recommend this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I cannot recommend this game due to its poor graphics, side scrolling glitches, bizarre gameplay, and mediocre ... well, everything.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It has its moment’s graphics wise that make me wish they had done more right gameplay wise, but they didn’t, and in the end, it’s the gameplay that matters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    And while playing with another person is a little livelier, the atrocious camera will soon make things more frustrating than fun.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, this game is not good at all...The utter repetitiveness of hearing the same 20 second beat again and again made the sound more pain than pleasure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    Remember the 30 day time limit in the original Pikmin and how amazingly stressful that was? Well picture that and multiply it by five. I almost felt like I was baby sitting and not getting paid. Boring, frustrating gameplay that will leave you in tears of anger.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    It doesn't help that the AI is ludicrously tough, and as cheap as possible. The AI can pull off moves that the gamer couldn't possibly do as fast.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    In case it isn't abundantly obvious, this game is bad. It's horrible. It's awful... might just be the worst game on the Gamecube.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The average replay value I’d approximate for any player of this game would be no more than five minutes. Heck, halfway through one game, you won’t even want to finish the game.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    I absolutely, without a doubt, hate this game. It’s incredibly easy, can be beaten with no problem in less than three hours, and is above all else, not fun.