NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,818 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 F-Zero GX
Lowest review score: 10 Chronicles of Vampires: The Awakening
Score distribution:
1,818 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Slightly better than your average game that comes with an unintentionally comedic story. It's no shock that MMBN6 isn't trying to win over new fans, and on a system all but dead there isn't much need to innovate. It is what it is and fans of the series who aren't sick of the formula yet will love it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The touch-screen controls interrupt the flow of the action and lead to plenty of frustration. Furthermore, the puzzles are too simple, the challenge too lacking, and the overall length too short.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is filled with a lot of unnecessary elements - like touch screen mini-games - that attempt to extend the life of a short game. It is perfectly suited to children who enjoyed the movies and can overlook the game's more glaring flaws.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Biorhythm is a well-executed application, but doesn’t offer anything more than the basics. Its retro look and music creates a unified theme that draws on the height of biorhythms’ popularity in the 1970s, and while it’s not the most complex application on DSiWare, it should suit supporters’ needs perfectly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    RRR2 has taken all the charm and thoughtful originality of the first game and reduced it to a catatonically simple formula that even the most ardent fan will find hard to enjoy for longer than a few hours.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fun puzzle game for a little while, but after playing for more than a few hours it becomes tedious and tiring.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's the same as the previous games, but battling bosses now requires that you slog through a turn-based map before you can reach them. If this sounds appealing to you, then enjoy!
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you want to "get funky" please select a different farm. Funky Barn starts off decent, but a little bit of playing will make you realize that it is a boring game that offers nothing of substance. Unless you are a fan of low quality farming games, I would have to say this is one Wii U title worth skipping
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's the same as the previous games, but battling bosses now requires that you slog through a turn-based map before you can reach them. If this sounds appealing to you, then enjoy!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's disappointing that while Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?! does its license justice, the mechanical side of things doesn't translate as well. The game refuses to make a name for itself, instead relying on nostalgia to cover its mistakes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The story is awful, and the gameplay isn't solid enough to carry the weight of an entire RPG.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fun if you're not sick of doing this over and over and over in the previous games. It's a great presentation, but individual mileage may vary.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A strange beast full of half-baked ideas and poor controls, yet it contains deceptively clever level designs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game simply has too many design flaws for it to get anywhere near the quality level of its predecessors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The story is awful, and the gameplay isn't solid enough to carry the weight of an entire RPG.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, the game isn't a complete travesty, despite all of its issues. It controls well enough, and is generally fun to play in short spurts, but I can't really recommend it to anyone that's not a child, as it's just a bit too basic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A few fun moments show up every now and then, chiefly courtesy of the bombastic weaponry, but it's just not worth playing the rest of the game to get to those fleeting moments of explosion-ridden car chase excellence.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Spot the Differences! is a no thrills experience that does little more than what its title suggests.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    KickBeat is a game I could’ve enjoyed a lot more if the soundtrack had more varying genres.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Johnny Hotshot misses the mark for the most part. The game is fun, but being forced to play through the same stages over and over again just to make progress is irritating. It's simply poor design.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A worthy entry to the series. However, the port was clearly pushed out to get a few thousand more copies sold, rather than to improve upon the original game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Anybody looking for a decent rhythm game will likely be disappointed with the inaccuracy, and anybody looking to improve their dancing skills with realtime feedback would probably be better served just purchasing a dance video.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It’s not to say I didn’t have fun playing it. That, I did. However, Ghost Recon just does not stack up to the games of today.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Some players may enjoy 99Moves on its concept alone; everyone else should set their expectations realistically.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Tedious, buggy, irritating gameplay.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Rather than the fast-paced, explorative action platformer with a cool time traveling twist, Aeternoblade turns out as a dull repetitive button mashing without much soul.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In all honesty, European Assault is just boring.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, if you're outside the targeted demographic, the game will most likely make you feel old, or at least bored, or probably both.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Octomania is not by any stretch a terrible game. It is a very lightly featured game with absolutely no frills and a decently fun battle mode that can provide a nice experience at times.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game has a balance of both decent and not-so-great content. Spy missions are just not fun, while the racing is only decent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You'd be much better off saving some of your hard-earned cash for that tattoo you've been wanting, the diamond-stud earring at your local pawn shop, or the superior GameCube title Street Hoops wants so badly to be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Magnetica is so difficult that I find it hard to recommend not only to the people Nintendo is targeting with their Touch Generations line, but also to anybody else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Lola's Fruit Shop Sudoku is clearly not targeted toward an older audience. The repetitive and simple gameplay is not bad, but just not interesting. It's hard to recommend this game to anyone except young children. If you are looking for a deeper Sudoku game, look elsewhere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In the end, there’s nothing in this game that isn’t done better by other games in the genre.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    As it stands, Chasing Aurora is the weakest of the launch Wii U eShop games, and is only worth checking out if you value style over substance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The technical ambition is overcome by nonsensical design and a general lack of creativity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A half-finished game designed so poorly that it probably shouldn't have been started in the first place. Only the most stubborn Spyro fan should even consider picking this up and even then, I implore you to wait until it's on clearance.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Kyotokei wears its influences brazenly, and though it attempts to differentiate itself in a few ways, the best part of the game is still that which it directly borrows from Ikaruga.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    AirBattle Hockey 3D serves up a fantastic foundation, with a really cool art style, an appropriate yet unmemorable soundtrack, and some solid gameplay, but the lack of gameplay modes is a real bummer. If the game ever goes on sale or becomes a Club Nintendo reward, I would recommend picking it up. As the current package stands, it's going to have to stay in the penalty box.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Again is a combination of various things, from crime shows to adventure games, but it seemingly takes the bad parts of all of them.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There just wasn't enough charm to fully recommend the game if you're expecting a full-on 80's arcade experience. It's best to put your quarter elsewhere if this was the game you were planning calling dibs on next.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not an awful game; it's merely not well suited in its current form for the handheld.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For a game targeted at kids, Theme Park is pretty easy. The game's overly simple concepts shouldn't present a challenge for players of any age. A six-year-old will breeze through this game; a 12-year-old shouldn't even bother. The game provides a lot to do, but should only occupy those who can stand its repetitiveness. The 3DS has plenty of great kid-appropriate games, but this is not one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Floaty physics and a sore lack of variety in track design are the standout issues that prevent this game from even garnering a rental recommendation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If the characters were anywhere close to balanced, or if it were four-player or had some other awesome redeeming quality, I could recommend Zatch Bell, but the value is just not there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Game & Wario is a very disappointing outing for a series that has pushed new hardware in zany yet inventive ways a number of times before.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Monster Combine TD has a lot of cool mechanics going for it, but what it lacks is balance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    All-in-all Rock Zombie has many of the trappings of a great game. The core mechanics work, and all of Rock Zombie’s failings are the sort of things that could be fixed in future updates. For now this may not be the arcade experience you’re looking for but with a little work, it could be a welcome addition to anyone’s Wii U home screen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I'm not going to say you should run away from I've Got to Run: Complete Edition, but I wouldn't recommend running towards it either. In general, I feel that it is a below-average endless runner that can provide some entertainment in short bursts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Nicktoons MLB 3D doesn't reinvent the baseball formula, but only does what others games have done, with the addition of interesting cartoon characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Following up on the success of Unlimited, Scribblenauts Unmasked is a huge disappointment. The use of the DC Comics license is novel, but it doesn’t add up to anything more than a curiosity in a game that already has enough curiosity to go around.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Had this game been packaged with the system instead of Wii sports, there would be many confused owners. At least developers will know how not to use the Wii remote's features in the future.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you are utterly starved for an RPG to play on your DS, rejoice my pitiful friend, because Lunar: Dragon Song is a traditional, predictable take on the genre that will last forty or fifty hours. If, however, you have anything less than the patience of a statue, this game will bore you to tears long before the anticlimactic ending sequence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dillon's Rolling Western is an interesting take on the tower defense genre, but it's just too scattered and plodding to be that entertaining. The look of the world and the characters are charming, but the gameplay is just dreary and repetitive. While the 3DS had an impressive run of great eShop games, it appears that the well has dried up in this desert-ridden title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I like 3D MahJongg because of the fast paced "Rivers" rule mode. Aside from that, I feel like the game doesn't provide much more to entice players. Collecting backgrounds and different layouts by playing through the adventure mode has no worthwhile appeal. 3D MahJongg will become a great game to waste my time on when I have a minute or two to spare, but nothing more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With super simple gameplay, the only rewarding part of Weapon Shop de Omasse is its lighthearted story that isn’t all that memorable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    ZaciSa’s Last Stand is fun, requires some good strategy and and the music is pretty great. Unfortunately, all it takes is one big issue to makes the game a questionable buy. If you think you can withstand the finicky controls, you may find some fun here.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even the best games in this package are fun no more than five times, and anything below that was lucky to be played more than twice. If there was more content, and Sega put more focus into making more of the games fun rather than making more games, I might have viewed the experience more fondly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sonic Lost World is filled with many missteps that make it disappointing. Instead of being a good Sonic game, it is just a below average 3D platformer. Despite his speed, the blue blur could not keep up with anyone’s expectations of the game, nor be entertaining in his own right.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you are interested in giving Picross a try for the first time, you will be better off purchasing the Game Boy version on the 3DS Virtual Console.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, Pier Solar is just an average JRPG at best. Perhaps some of its novelty was lost due to it being a downloadable title rather than an actual, physical Sega Genesis cartridge. It’s really hard to recommend unless you’re absolutely starved for an RPG on the Wii U.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Though the game's stylus-based controls are tight, and for a while seems to offer a nice distraction, it soon becomes a chore to pick it up at all. With little story incentive and no hope for variety, you probably won't make it past the halfway mark.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Academy: Chess Puzzles isn't a bad puzzle game, but would benefit from some refinements. Only chess enthusiasts will get anything from playing, and even then the experience may be frustrating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Baby mode's simple objective, controls, and consequences set it apart from the directionless chaos of the main activity; there's a strategy in deciding just how much you think you can ingest and still evade the growing virus horde. It's not substantially deeper than the normal mode, but it is quite a bit more fun.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Children might not mind the perplexing enemy design as long as the game is blindingly pastel enough, and they might have a higher tolerance for mindless gameplay, but I like my games to be more stimulating.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    All of the benefits of level grinding found in the classic Pokemon games are either removed or cheapened in this title. Without anything to look forward to, it's hard to deal with the monotony of the dungeons.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While it’s not terrible, it approaches a level of bland mediocrity that is all too typical of today’s mass market gaming industry.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Jump Start: Escape from Adventure Island has good intentions and a noble goal: to teach via the fun and accessibility of the Wii. But its gameplay feels rushed, and its less-than-inspired presentation put a very disappointing damper on things.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It is the one of the ports you were afraid would flood the GBA when you heard it had SNES-like capabilities. It is quick and dirty, and tied in to another product to boot.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you've never played a Worms game before, only own a Wii, and want a low barrier for entry, then I highly recommend this game. However, if you've ever played a Worms game before, or own any other video game system released sometime in the past decade, find a Worms game for that system, as it is probably way better than this neutered Wii version.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Cube is an alright tie-in to a television show, but it is nothing to truly write home about.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hot Pursuit on Wii doesn't even pretend to try to live up to the standards set by its HD siblings. Avoid this one at all costs. Go play Mario Kart or Excitebots instead.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Maybe Spirit Hunters needs a Proton Pack and a ghost trap, but it sure isn't impressive in its current state.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Bleach: The 3rd Phantom isn't a terrible game, but it isn't a very satisfying one either. The actual gameplay is a small part of the game, and due to the high degree of fan service it can only be truly recommended for hardcore Bleach fans.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Maybe Spirit Hunters needs a Proton Pack and a ghost trap, but it sure isn't impressive in its current state.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This game probably wouldn't have been so harshly judged if the previous two Kim Possible games, also made by A2M, weren't much better than any other Disney game by comparison. But due to their surprising quality, it's even more disappointing that Kimminucator is so average.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In essence, Funky Barn 3D is a farming simulator in which you just feed animals. What little the game teaches you to do in the beginning is hardly useful by the end. The machinery you purchase takes over for you the further you get into the game, creating a rather shallow experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You just boot up the game, enjoy it for almost 100 seconds, and move on. You can come back and play later, but there's no need to.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a simple, bland, but competent game for kids and no one else.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bleach: The Shattered Blade will only appeal to fans of the show, and barely at that. It's mediocre as an extension of the anime, and even worse as a video game. Though the Wii motion controls work like they are supposed to, they simply don't fit with the fast pace and repetitiveness of this style of fighting game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All flash and no substance, something that the Viewtiful Joe franchise has never been about. Gone are the side-scrolling levels and intense action of the first two games; in their place is a bunch of mush that Capcom is trying to pass off as a Smash Bros. clone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I've certainly played better shooters, and the mere addition of dinosaurs doesn't amount to much when the vast majority of your opponents are raptors.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a dry, repetitive game with glaring design flaws and even some programming bugs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you have a DSi and you find yourself playing it around friends a lot, then Globulos Party might be worth the plunge. However, if you’re a solo gamer, there are much better single-player experience on DS and DSiWare.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Zombie Slayer Diox tries decently hard to be a good game, but it just misses the mark. The rhythm gameplay gets repetitive, and the music is extremely plain. There's nothing functionally wrong with it, the game just never evolves, remaining stagnant from start to finish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite, or maybe because of, these flaws, Devil Band is surprisingly engaging in a rote sort of way. I can't say I ever actually enjoyed myself while playing it, but I didn't hate it, either. It is the least complex tower defense game I've ever played, which I sort of appreciate, but at the same time I find myself wanting a better game. It by no means has made me a tower defense fan, but it hasn't driven me away from the genre, either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Those with a bone to pick with the African fauna may still want to wait for a better game to satiate their bloodlust.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The bloody legacy of Fist of the North Star could have yielded a satisfying, violent melee action game, but intrusive and uninteresting cut scenes, neutered enemies, and repetitious combat make Ken's Rage 2 an exercise in tedium instead.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While Master of Disguise may look like a Wario platformer on the surface, the game is plagued by terrible pacing, obfuscated level design, and unsatisfying controls. If you're not going to do a Wario game right, Nintendo, don't do it at all.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Game Party 3 can be fun with friends, but in the end, the lack of variety of the game selection and wonky controls hold it back from competing with the top dogs of mini-game genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end, ColorZ has some good intentions, and as a multiplayer title, it's very solid. The problem is that the single-player side hasn't been designed to accommodate one player, making the game too hard and possibly alienating many gamers who thought there was something to look forward to underneath all the color.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While NHL Hitz 2003 would be a great mini game in a console game, maybe something one would see in a Midway adaptation of "Animal Crossing," it’s not a deep or fun enough game worthy of a $40 purchase.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although fairly competent and often challenging, Battleship is a mediocre licensed game through and through.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The presentation might be lacking, but there's still a good deal of content tucked away in this package.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is what happens when you get an old, dated license and have absolutely no idea what to do with it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the integration of RPG elements and Reversi doesn't work too well, Neopets Puzzle Adventure’s basic game is fun enough to carry players through some, but not all, of its issues. Only Neopets diehards will be able to stand its crippling load times. Nobody else will have the patience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A game that could have been great. But due to the glaring control issues and lack of player rewards, it becomes a chore rather than a game, and most players will probably be bored or frustrated if they bother to play it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game will last most players fewer than three or four hours, which may indeed be an estimate on the high side.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Beast of the 5th Sun is unfortunately yet another mediocre licensed game. It has some good ideas and tries valiantly to present the cartoon universe in video gameform, but only fans of the series will be able to fully enjoy this title.

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