NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,988 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 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 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1988 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    a great launch game that offers fun gameplay and an awesome use of 3D.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, the faults of Lego Star Wars can be forgiven just to play as a Lego General Grievious swinging four lightsabers, or as Yoda bouncing around, or as Chewbacca.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Instead of porting it over without much thought, they took the time to get something working that took advantage of the Wii's strengths.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mixture of old and new characters, locations and ideas works quite well, though the feeling remains that more could have been done to the world as a whole. That doesn't mean that you won't be charmed by most of what the game offers, because faces like Yew's or Magnolia's are hard to ignore. It helps that it moves along at a solid pace and the battle system is still a joy to behold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its additional shot possibilities (and the ability to control your movement), Wii Sports Tennis looks downright primitive by comparison.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite these nitpicks, this game is a triumphant revival of a series that has remained dormant in North America for several console generations, and for those who did get to play the Wii iterations there is much new spooky fun to be had.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’re into skateboarding games, infinite runners, or are just looking for a challenge, you’ll find lots to like here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps the greatest offering in the series as of yet. The only blemish on the overall game completeness is its lack of an online leaderboard and the removal of the Famicom's multiplayer mode.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mini-game drills are fun and a nice change of pace.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game, and the best entry in the franchise. The storyline never fails to impress: it dives very deep into the darkest pits of the human mind while still having a sense of humor about it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is brutally, unrelentlessly difficult, and it very much expects you to play through the same levels and same situations over and over again until you get it right. [Import]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its relative obscurity, this game feels almost tailor-made for anyone eager to reconnect with the kind of fighting experience that's been in short supply on Nintendo consoles since the end of the 16-bit era. The outrageously fun but equally well-conceived fighting won't disappoint, and if you have friends you've just been longing to beat up with a giant transforming golden cigarette lighter robot, then Tatsunoko vs. Capcom carries the highest of recommendations. [JPN Import]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ghost Mania is a fun, challenging, and well-developed puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Retro Studios’ foray into 2D platformers is great, but this isn’t the definitive version and, honestly, you might be better off tracking down the Wii version.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is very challenging, and trying to collect all of the mini-games is rewarding. I will be playing this one even on my Revolution next year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This expanded mobile game shows off some hard work really well spent by Mobot Studios. It’s not the most innovative gaming experience out there, but the beautiful aesthetics and clever level designs really push the title to the top of its class in the eShop.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Unlimited's focus may have moved toward usability, it's still a great game. It doesn't bring wild and crazy innovation, but progress the series nonetheless. By streamlining its process, Unlimited gives players even better ways to lose themselves in a playground of their own creation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is the perfect date game on two-player mode, and if you have a soft spot for the wonders of domestic tranquility, you'll have a great time playing this game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Speed Racer The Videogame is surprisingly good. Very good. It blends fun gameplay with superb graphics. Its biggest problem is that there isn't more to play; the single player can be conquered in a fairly short period of time, and the lack of a story means there isn't a whole lot of pay-off for doing so.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a fresh take on a series that seemed routed in a certain style of design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The polygonal, disembodied head of Ryuta Kawashima acts as your personal coach, and his quips are actually pretty amusing. Challenges are stripped down to just include what's necessary, and there's not much to fault, in that sense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A highly original action game that takes quite a while to master, and it has tons of modes, multiplayer features, and unlockables to keep you playing until you do reach a level of mastery.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Certainly one of the top RPGs on Game Boy Advance. It shines most in its subtleties, but unfortunately those are all too easy for many players to miss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can do all that fancy car customization in the GBA version too, and the racing action is quite good too, just like it is on the GameCube.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While I have my issues with the controls, Kirby Mass Attack is still a joy from start to finish. It might be frustrating, but it's worth the minor control annoyances to work through one of the last great games on the DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a perfect gateway drug to nonogram puzzles if you’ve never tried them before. And if you’re a Picross vet hankering for more, this is well worth diving into as long as you’re okay with the fact that, if you want to play this free-to-start game without mindlessly repeating puzzles ad nauseum, you’re going to have to spend some money.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite some shortcomings, in all it's a great little package for anyone who loves to create, whether you're an animation beginner or a veteran who just wants to practice your tweening skills.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game design has its issues and the localization bloopers are regretful, I still found myself glued to the DS—on my second play through.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate is a confident interpretation of well-trod mechanics and themes, and the Castlevania name is stronger for it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Frankly, I haven't seen a more impressive Wii shooter. Old and new fans alike will find much to love, and I encourage everyone here to give it a shot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ruby & Sapphire are thoroughly upgraded versions with great graphics & sound and tons of new features, even if it's almost the same old game under all of that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sega’s new compilation features a slew of titles that not only stand the test of time, but have also been enhanced for the 3DS.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those that loved No More Heroes will really enjoy Desperate Struggle. The winning gameplay has been retained and polished for an even more enjoyable experience, and the changes made to the overall gameplay makes things a lot more accessible, quicker, and more fun overall.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mini Ninjas may not blow down any doors, but it is unique and very well executed. It's also fun, with appealing visuals and interesting environments designed for exploration. In some places, the game may fall a little bit short, but don't let that fool you. In the end, it's all Ninja, and not to be underestimated.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Costume Quest 2 has a lot to like, especially with its fun gameplay and witty, clever story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a Resident Evil fanatic, this is probably the best game in the series. Personally, it’s battling "RE2" to become my favourite RE game of all time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are a couple slight disappointments, particularly the lack of more Nintendo themes, but unless you're already burnt out on music games, Donkey Konga is a blast to play and is easily worth importing. [Import]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a noble history on the Famicom, Super Famicom, and now the GBA, Fire Emblem holds up the tradition of excellent gameplay, interesting scenarios, and an engaging storyline. The only real complaint I have as a Fire Emblem fan is that the game is very easy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I loved Octodad’s premise right when I heard about it, and I’m glad to finally have the chance to play it. The Wii U version doesn’t run at 100%, but It’s already sold me on any projects Young Horses works on in the future. I just hope it comes to a Nintendo platform sooner.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When it comes down to playing the game, it is just fun; sucking up ghosts is somehow addicting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s jam-packed with clever little touches, and only really disappoints in that it has to end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The core game remains enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's ludicrous, but it works, and I hope Juicy Beast has more of these concepts because I'm down for whatever they've got.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The improvements made in de Blob 2 make it a much stronger game than the first, but likely won't be enough to convince players who were jaded after the first game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Custom Robo, which I did, and are ready for more options, parts, robos, and online play, then dive in. You won’t regret it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It more than meets expectations, with its addictive gameplay, scorekeeping, and level-selecting all well-suited for GBA gaming on the go.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Red Sun Rising is one of the better WiiWare games released yet, assuming you can adjust to the game's awkward style of controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy remains a fun game, even after many years of waiting. The hard as nails platformer will provide hours of levels and secrets to uncover for those in the need of a challenge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While there are a few less than stellar games among the mix of new titles, it’s hard not to recommend NES Remix 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The main mode of the game is a little short, and some poor game structure choices dampen the playability a bit, but that doesn’t erase the fact that the game includes some of the best platforming experiences available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of content here, and I can’t recommend Injustice highly enough for both fighting fans and DC enthusiasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A damn fine game when all is said and done. It's a focused, linear experience that never really slows down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The chain-rod, (though not perfect) as well as the other new features add just enough to keep the formula from getting stale. The fast and exciting gameplay will keep you on your toes and immersed in the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ultimate refinement of the Mario Kart concept; if you love that concept, you'll love the things Double Dash adds and enhances. If you were tired of the formula or never liked it to begin with, this game is not going to convert you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk on the Game Boy is just as good as Tony Hawk on the GameCube (and other consoles).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 12 on Wii is not for every Madden player - it's for an unfortunately small group of Madden players. It still has all the core features of the other versions (Franchise, Fantasy Draft, etc.), but the overall gameplay is a little more light-hearted and forgiving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig is a highly recommended game for those who enjoy platformers with an interesting and unique experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you can forgive a few missteps and love to experiment, you will no regrets playing this one to completion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, it's as excellent as ever, but it doesn't strive to eclipse its predecessor. The poorly paced plot and lack of freshness leads me to believe the original may be better. Black 2 is fully worth a purchase, but beating the game only left me wanting more, and not in a good way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, it's as excellent as ever, but it doesn't strive to eclipse its predecessor. The poorly paced plot and lack of freshness leads me to believe the original may be better. Black 2 is fully worth a purchase, but beating the game only left me wanting more, and not in a good way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an incredible multiplayer game that takes a simple concept and transforms it into a deep, competitive experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When a developer is able to marry the perfect controls of this game with content and gameplay that are equally polished, we'll really have something. And judging by Team Fusion's admirable first effort on Wii, they might just be the developers to do it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game never allows a dull moment, and it will keep players engaged with its fast-paced antics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    BIT.TRIP RUNNER is a feast for the eyes and ears, and its gameplay is very inspired. However, the lack of checkpoints makes things more frustrating than they should be, but if you loved the earlier BIT.TRIP games, then RUNNER shouldn't be missed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game manages to keep the hectic and wild spirit Mario Party is known for while eliminating superfluous gimmicks and features that slowed the pace down instead of making it equally interesting for everybody.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic addition for the 3DS. The graphics are crisp and utilize 3D well, while the music fits each game and board without becoming monotonous. Every mode and board is easy to pick up and play with anyone, anytime.. Island Tour is a perfect balance of old and new that keeps the game fresh with playing styles to meet every need.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What Nintendogs does, it does very well. It’s a brilliant design that’s instantly appealing, and it truly can’t be done on any platform but the Nintendo DS.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It was fun then, it's still fun now, and if this is a taste of what's to come in future 3D Classics titles then I'm greatly looking forward to them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For newcomers, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the ideal starting place, with more accessible combat than ever, a vastly improved single-player experience, and some endlessly gentle tutorials. For veterans, the game’s less difficult introduction may prove less enjoyable at the outset, but some extremely fresh evolutionary steps ensure that those feelings are fleeting at best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pinball Hall of Fame is unapologetically faithful to its source material, and doesn't offer any olive branches to those who have never found pinball compelling. Nevertheless, FarSight Studios has crafted a wonderfully authentic pinball experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thankfully, despite having systems upon systems upon systems, the game really isn't as complex as the string of tutorials at the beginning would have you believe. I was overwhelmed at first but, after some practice and going over the in-game tips, the battles become second nature.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails is quite an engaging game, but you need to learn it to fully understand it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, it's an action-platforming player's dream come true. The action is fast and intense, and it doesn't often let up. Those who have played and enjoyed the first two games in the series will find this third installment just as much fun, although just a hair less difficult.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An incredible package deal, but one with a potentially overwhelming amount of content. The difficulty curve is steep, but if you've been playing NBA 2K titles in recent years, you should be able to pick it up fairly quickly, as by all accounts the control scheme is not particularly different from last year's game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies is a fantastic handheld game, and well suited to the Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, superior versions of the game are available for much cheaper on almost every other platform, making the DS version a hard sell.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you, it’s a gaming experience you won’t likely forget.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a game that does a few things extremely well and a lot of things competently, but the fact that everything is so well integrated is probably the most impressive...It's fun and brilliantly produced, with plenty to do and see.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold oozes personality, bringing a lot of the cartoon show's wit and humor to the portable system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A bite-sized Metroid-like experience, Xeodrifter is a fun, exploration-heavy adventure from start to finish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Jump Trials Supreme is a fantastic game if you’re in the mood for a serious but quick challenge.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a wonderful Create-a-Superstar mode, a good Story Mode, solid gameplay, and most of the other features found in recent wrestling games, WWE Day of Reckoning should be judged favorably with all other WWE games.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As I sing the praises of how much of an improvement this application is, I can't help but shake the fact that the price of admission is very steep. Currently priced higher than any other eShop-exclusive game, there is no shame in thinking that 3D Pro is just too expensive. However, if you are a big fan of the series and can appreciate the app's specific content, Pokédex 3D Pro may be worth it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The very creative games combined with a plethora of modes and features make this title worth checking out if you want a party game for the family or just a fun exercise game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it feels a bit unfair at times, the true quality of the overall experience still shines through constantly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Outside of its smaller missteps, Retroid Interactive has created a multiplayer game that feels made for the Wii U. There is a good variety of words on offer, but the key to keep players is adding your own categories and tailor it constantly to new players.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was positively crestfallen when I exited the menu to find that my car design didn't stay put.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Majora’s Mask was and still is a fresh departure from the Zelda norm. Majora’s Mask 3D improves greatly on a few of the original’s deficiencies, though some of the bold choices inherent to the game still have a negative effect on the experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game of tennis may seem simple from a glance, Sega really nailed the core intricacies in terms of giving the player the most amount of control possible without hampering any other aspect of the gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will come a point where you'll need to overcome some big challenges to unlock the last few stages, but by that point enough content will be available to where you'll have played more than your money's worth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. for 3DS doesn't try to change the formula in what made Smash Bros. great, but it keeps adding to the existing formula and in that, creates new experiences that continue to make the game worth investing time in.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if the production values aren’t that great, there’s a lot to love about CastleStorm. The addictive gameplay coupled with the charming visual style and characters make it not only a must-play for Wii U owners, but a must-play for anyone who’s never been introduced to the Tower Defense genre of video games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're itching for a decent platformer/brawler on the DS, this is about as good as they get.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s fun and innocent, staying true to the Disney message and aesthetic while delivering a quality experience that will certainly ring true to the young and young at heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All you need to know is that it is a great action platformer that introduces awesome new ideas while oozing with style, personality, and fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Draglade is a brilliant marriage of music and fighting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Long on style and short on substance, but it does have enough going for it to be considered a very good racing game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fair warning: the game is challenging, and at times you will want to throw your DS against the wall. Regardless, you will likely become addicted to the game's unique traits and simple-yet-fun gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is still a first-rate effort, despite its middling problems. Anyone who enjoyed Southpeak's previous effort, Moon, will also dig this game. Just follow those PROTIPS that I've scattered throughout the review, and your first playthrough will be as enjoyable as my second one.