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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
1988 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The conspiracy plotline is great, and the game has a good mix of serious and light-hearted moments. It can be quite engaging at times, and it’s easy to find yourself playing just to find out what happens next.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a no-brainer for open-minded gamers looking to diversify their collection. Dive in.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Art Academy: Atelier is a great entry in the franchise. With 30 new lessons and some pretty powerful tools, painters of all skill levels will have a good time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The incremental improvements continue, with an overhauled graphics engine and new gameplay features, but the title still falls ever so short from living up to the pedigree established by AKI and games like "No Mercy" on the Nintendo 64.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combination of online classic Bomberman play and unique mini-games make Touch! Bomberman Land a highly recommended purchase. [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As this is a prequel and the fate of many characters is already well known, Azran Legacy can’t really hope to compete with the emotional gravity of Lost Future. However, it is an intelligent and engaging addition to the series, bringing together the best of the new and old.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few frustrating moments and some jittery split screen action aside, Lego Star Wars III has sold me on the Lego series of games.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tappingo is a nifty puzzle game, which looks at various concepts and mixes them to a perfect shape.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The addition of multiple mini-games and more hidden secrets throughout the levels certainly makes up for it not being an exact port.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While other games in the Wario Ware series have been packed full of micro-games and unlockables, SaWaRu falls slightly short of the lofty goals set by its predecessors. The overall number of games is smaller, and the fact that some of them are very similar serves to make the list appear even slimmer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Kokuga is a welcome addition to the 3DS library and a fresh take on its genre. While it may target a more casual audience than its predecessor, Kokuga’s unique power-up system and huge boss variety definitely make it worth a playthrough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In fact, it feels fresher and more compelling with each new level.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Link 'n' Launch may not be the most innovative new title from Intelligent Systems, but it's still a blast to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is easily one of the most original games in the series, thanks to its globetrotting, mystery-solving theme along with gameplay that recalls classic game conventions while successfully putting a MySims theme on it. This is one mission players will not regret taking on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should you buy this game? If you liked the original NES version, yes. If you also liked the DuckTales cartoon, double yes. Young'uns who never experienced either of those certainly won't be able to appreciate this remake as much, but it's still a prime example of a solid, fun platformer with some decent challenge to be had.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Art Academy: SketchPad is a fun little app, which is essential for Miiverse artists and something to toy around with for others. You must understand, however, that you won't be guided through the experience, so you won't get any help understanding what you need to do. If you can get past that, you will find a fantastic tool to make pictures on the Wii U GamePad.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story and presentation take a backseat in favor of an incredibly intricate class-based role-playing experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its (extremely) simplistic design, PokePark Wii is technically proficient and amazingly fun for a Pokemaniac like myself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game controls well for the GameCube controller, but as Rainbow Six 3 was really designed for the Xbox and PS2, the GC's lack of input buttons does hurt it a bit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The MMZ Collection is a great value, as there are four games here that will last you a really long time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its awesome sound design, diverse gameplay, great pacing, and usually fluid visuals, Call of Duty: World at War is a great package and easily one of the best first-person shooters ever developed for a handheld system.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only sour spot in the package is Bop It’s cumbersome motion controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stick it to the Man! is the perfect game to sit down and relax with, to the point that it sometimes feels more like an interactive cartoon than an actual video game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is a fun 3DS eShop title. It's not quite the cream of the crop on the download platforms, but as a platformer, it is fantastic and worth checking out. It is a polished, amusing title from start to finish.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Munchables is an enjoyable, original game and has a lot of personality and charm. While the main game is short and has some minor issues, the game has a good amount of replay value and is always entertaining to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's the whole game: an arcade mode that takes an hour or two to get through and the little bonus features. It's no ten-thousand-hour item-finding level-gaining marathon, just an honest arcade-style game. Beat it, and you're done.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The word innovative is all-too-often just tossed about at any old game, but R has some genuinely clever new features.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no shortage of appeal to this game for those who can appreciate a classic dungeon crawler. Unfortunately for non-fans, there isn’t much else on the table.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great introduction to the series and a great game period. If you have a Circle Pad Pro, I can't recommend it higher.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Dragon Quest IV is so steeped in retro gaming culture that it's bound to be polarizing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take one helping of Madden 12, extract online play, plate and serve.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While my review may seem overly positive, the game's small number of flaws are incredibly frustrating at times. That said, if you feel you can look past a few missed opportunities and a flawed but fun combat system, I can't see why you wouldn't enjoy The Last Story. Just don't expect it to be as genre defining as previous Sakaguchi titles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s got some frustrating moments (stage select, vehicles) but the highs outweigh the lows, and I like the Amiibo functionality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a nice simulation of the NASCAR world and has redeeming qualities, especially if you like to smash cars into other cars with realistic body damage!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pac-Man Party isn't trying to be the most innovative party game on the market, and for some it might look too derivative. But its many strengths lie in how it invites players to just have fun with their favorite characters without feeling intimidated by too many modes, options and gimmicks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The big change in Dream Champ Tournament is the boss stages. Unlike the previous GBA title, which simply had Klonoa and the bosses duke it out, you now have to race the bosses. This fits well with the "tournament" aspect of the story, if you're paying any attention to it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its brevity and frustrating par times, MSF is one of the best games in the eShop library, and a pleasant surprise at the end of 2011.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is not the most groundbreaking party game on Wii, but what it lacks in innovation it makes up for with great execution.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact of the matter is that the NHL Hitz series was fun to play from day one, and just because there are four more players on the ice for NHL Hitz Pro doesn't change that one bit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers HD is surprisingly fun, and I’m glad I played it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond just the graphical limitations, this is a game that feels as if it could not have existed on the DS in a scaled-down form. The speed, the style, and action are all fantastically engrossing. In terms of sheer thrills it's hard to imagine there's much like it on the 3DS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a good balance between the action and RPG elements, and the subtle depth of the battle system is aided by quick weapon selection. Plus, the final dungeon shows that the new dual-character system has some potential for cooperative play in the future.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was lucky enough to review the game while my in-laws, who are not gamers, were visiting. We played every night, and they loved it. Nintendo is trying to reach the non-gamer audience, and Wii Sports Resort is just the prescription.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the control and dialog problems, and the item-toting frustrations, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence is still as good as the original was, and more so because of the addition of Rebirth mode and the touch screen mechanics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really great Kirby game that looks great, plays well and sounds nice, but is far too short for its own good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some annoyances with the difficulty and a few lame power-ups, the game is incredibly rewarding when you finally complete a difficult level or reach a new high score.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game that features fun gameplay, an entertaining story, an interesting gameplay environment, and plenty of places to explore. You’ll enjoy it if you like exploring a world that feels alive. Its greatest flaw is its sub-par graphics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you didn't notice already, this means that there were not only no Nintendo songs, but there were no children songs, either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fishing Resort is a very good package. There are a lot of things to do, and the world they're done in is attractive and inviting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with nearly ten games in the LEGO series, the formula is still as captivating as it was from the first day.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only gripe with this game applies to all of the 3D Classics titles, and that's the lack of an online leaderboard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seriously, EA, don't invite that "GET IN THE HOLE" guy back again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't have an affinity for ol' webhead, the lack of mission variety and control issues are likely to significantly detract from the enjoyment you will have with this title. If you can get past that, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows offers a cinematic experience and a great combat system.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nostalgia is a classic RPG with enough tweaks to make it feel new, and it's very enjoyable because of that. It's a no-brainer if you like the genre, and even newcomers will find something to like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully executed children's game. If you have kids who are fond of the show, this game is a no-brainer. The co-op mode is great, there is no penalty for dying, and the bright and colorful worlds look, for the most part, sharp.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Katsuma Unleashed is a good fit for most kids and is worth looking into if you’re an adult who is looking for a fun platformer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a fantastic start to a new era of Guitar Hero games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band is a well-presented game, but unless you're a Rock Band junkie or a die-hard fan of the band there isn't much of a reason to pick it up. Still, it's tough to deny the game's merits even if you don't care for the subject matter.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a rally racing game in true 3D, and while most games of this type seem to be slow and sluggish, TGR is quite the opposite, fast and smooth. It has a lot of impressive things going for it, with few shortcomings to speak of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Teslagrad may have been a long time coming on Wii U, but it was worth the wait.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chronicles of Mystara isn’t anything revolutionary. More than anything else, it represents the final evolution of a dying arcade genre from the era directly before that genre ceased to be relevant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot more dialogue than some adventure players may be used to, but the characters have wonderfully distinct personalities. (Who doesn't love an old woman with an eyepatch drinking at the bar?)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seldom do you see so thorough an effort put forth by a third-party developer, and on the Nintendo DS at that. It isn't a perfect racing game, but its sheer variety of vehicles, tracks, and game modes, as well as the ability create custom tracks and cars for online use, make it a great gaming value.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a little shallow, but the real draw of Project X Zone is the localization as something like 90 characters are represented and the dialogue between them is a real hoot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don’t want to invest the time to learn the complex controls of football video games or aren’t concerned with learning the rules and nuances of the game, then this is the version for you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the extreme difficulty, though, I never got to the point of wanting to quit. The game is tough, but fair, and the frequent checkpoints prevent frustration. While it doesn't make much use of Wii U-specific features, Razor's Edge should satisfy if you're in the mood for a challenge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a standalone game, Wario Ware D.I.Y Showcase is a fun WiiWare title that is somewhat shallow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Order Up is a fun diversion, and well worth checking out on the eShop. The game has benefited from the wide distribution and lower price point of digital distribution via Nintendo's online store. If chopping up some onions to throw into a soup sounds like a good way to spend your time, this is absolutely the game for you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is quite a spectacle with great looking environments and solid gameplay mechanics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like trying out a broken roller-coaster ride - one that is highly enjoyable while it lasts, but is over too quickly and gets stuck often, so the excitement quickly gets replaced by frustration. However, when it does move, it gives you a thrilling, almost magical, experience that makes you want to remain seated all the way through to the end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't offer the zany game types or interesting visuals of Tetris DS, this is a better offering than Tetris Axis by far.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gyrostarr is a high score game at heart, so the lack of online leader boards to compete with distant friends is a shame. Still, fans of arcade-style twitch shooters should get plenty of entertainment out of the game, and it's reasonably priced.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No More Heroes is the weird result of a Japanese man obsessed with American culture who has created an American hero obsessed with Japanese culture. It's a reflection of a reflection, and both mirrors are distorted and covered with graffiti.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite Billy Hatcher's redundant missions, the gameplay itself is excellent. Eggs are Billy’s lifeline in this game - fortunately; they are fun to play with. Well-mapped controls make rolling around feel natural and approachable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby Super Star isn't the pinnacle of gaming some remember it to be, but it's still a clever, approachable, and entertaining game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a clever little romp to play around for a few hours, and it’s a fine way to spend a couple of days trekking through dungeons and finding new cards and pieces of paper.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent side-scroller with a special focus on variety.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, We Cheer's challenging gameplay is exhilarating. However, it does shatter preconceptions about the game. We Cheer can't be played casually and it can't be played carelessly. It's plenty of fun, but whereas Wii Sports was happy to have you simply move, We Cheer challenges you to perform.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not much about the game has a real Pokémon feel, as even the art and music are quite different from the standard Pokémon fare. However, thanks to the Pokédex, one of the core aspects of Pokémon, “gotta catch ‘em all," is still present and provides some replay incentive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the idea of playing tackle football on concrete surfaces while wearing baggy pants and adding apostrophes to the end of every word may seem a bit silly, underneath it all is a very solid experience. Any fan of the arcade sports genre will welcome the coming of NFL Street.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one Nintendo 3DS game that deserves to be owned.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only someone who hates comedy could dislike this game. Seriously. If you delight in the absurd and can take a good sassing from the sassiest game to ever sass a sassee, then buy it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beefy and satisfying adventure on a system that probably doesn't have many big games left in the pipeline.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of classic game genres make for a title that is balanced, engaging, and loyal to the franchise. Once more, if you are a fan, don't hesitate to try this one out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is not a game per se, but a fun multiplayer experience in its own right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a fun and unique puzzle game can't go wrong with BOXLIFE; however, the game does become overwhelmingly difficult as players reach the game's toughest levels.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the core gameplay—puzzle-solving with clones—is distinctly enjoyable. In a way, it reminded me of the Clank puzzles in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, but on a 2D plane. If that kind of puzzle-solving is up your ally, I’d give The Swapper a try.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is this the game Mana fans have been waiting for? Probably not. However, Children of Mana is an excellent game in its own right, bringing dungeon crawling to a new level on Nintendo DS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s unfortunate that the Wii U version’s load times are so poor, because when you can actually play the game, it is a whole lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its repetitive combat and occasionally cheap save point placement, there’s very little wrong with Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword. It’s stylus control done right, and it’s a beautiful game to boot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club is a great introduction to the football management genre and a fun 3DS eShop title as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The world of Don’t Starve is an intriguing one. The haunting graphics and music create a grim, Burton-esque atmosphere that wraps around the whole package rather nicely.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is played with the DS held like a book, with the D-pad used to move the robots around. Both screens display their half of the gameplay field, so mind the gap in the middle. It's a minor annoyance, along with the typos the tutorial is riddled with. Overall, Robot Rescue 2 offers great value in a consistent package.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a couple of friends on the go (it's really best to play with a friend), This game is pretty tough to beat if you like trivia games, or are just a fan of the series. While the limited number of episodes is kind of a drag, it's not like you'll be finished in an afternoon. Give it a shot.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Partially wasted license aside, Spider-Man 3 is a fluid, fun, refined handheld game that clearly benefits from being the developer's fourth Spidey game on the system in less than three years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you equate a new Layton release to the promise of fresh puzzles, Miracle Mask should fulfill that desire handily, with a year's worth of downloadable daily puzzles coming on top of those already available. However, the game also takes notable advantage of its new handheld home, using a number of narrative and aesthetic devices to weave its refined style of gameplay and emotional, spiraling story into a tight experience that rewards on all accounts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dokapon Kingdom can elicit a roller coaster of emotions from a participant. There are some frustrating moments, but skilled players will be able to persevere through the worst the game throws at them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The subtle ways that the 3D affects the gameplay, combined with the excellent controls and mission variety, makes for a great experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall this is a solid addition to the Lego franchise and does the Jurassic series justice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Forgotten Sands is a good game, but it's really just more of the same if you've played a recent entry in the Prince of Persia series. The Wii additions aren't essential, boiling down to basic Wii Remote pointer control.