NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,673 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Punch-Out!!
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
1,673 game reviews
    • 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
    While the challenge level leaves something to be desired, the good aspects certainly outweigh the bad, and we can only hope that the Western gaming world will continue to see more of Starfy and his outrageous companions in the future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sights, the sounds, and the interesting puzzles really set the game apart from anything else on WiiWare right now.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Core is another solid entry in the Bit.Trip series, but it maintains most of the issues of its predecessor (long levels, difficulty, busy visuals). If you loved Bit.Trip Beat, getting this is a no-brainer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Screaming Narwhal is merely an introduction, and provides no clear conclusion, it's still a fun adventure that fans of the series will enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is a unique take on the franchise and an enjoyable RPG experience. If you are looking for a unique RPG and don't mind that the game deviates from the original Wizard of Oz story, then this title is highly recommended.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 is by no means a bad game, but when compared to other games on the platform – more specifically from Firebrand themselves – it feels a little stale.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Nitro is, for the most part, a fantastic racing game for the Wii. The art style looks fantastic on the system, the varied control options are great, and the gameplay is fast-paced and entertaining. Sadly, it awkwardly straddles the line between zany arcade racing game and super-serious simulation game, wasting a lot of potential in the process with conservative items and unused 'boss' characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cooking Mama 3 really extends the Cooking Mama series in a fantastic way, and this game is perfect for any fans of the series or for anyone who thinks they might be interested in what Mama has to serve up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While its flaws prevent it from being a serious contender, the game is a surprisingly fun and a solid effort that fans shouldn't miss. It may try a bit too hard to be like Super Smash Bros., but its modes and gameplay make it a title worth checking out if you want to take a break from Nintendo's fighting game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thorium Wars is a highly entertaining game that has a fair amount of replay value and high production values. It might be expensive, but it sure is a great piece of software.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only sour spot in the package is Bop It’s cumbersome motion controls.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bakugan Battle Brawlers proves that you can make an engaging licensed game with a great presentation and solid gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most compelling features of Excitebike: World Rally is the ability to head online and engage in multiplayer races with both friends and random players.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It retains about the series' penchant for easy and accessible gameplay wrapped in a retro package. Its simplicity and lack of additional modes could harm long-term enjoyment, but BIT.TRIP VOID is brimming with creative ingenuity that shouldn't be missed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Starship Defense and Art Style: Digidrive, it was certainly nice to see Q-Games take a different approach with their latest game. While the repetitive nature of the game may discourage some players, those who stick to their guns are bound to find an enjoyable experience.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is a fun game. It might not be as polished as Mario Kart, but it is definitely worth mentioning in the same breath as Nintendo's series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. It has some very solid writing, a great set of characters, interesting (if easy) battles, and great replayability. Strange artifacts from the porting process dog the game, but not so much as to greatly affect my feelings towards it.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a standalone game, Wario Ware D.I.Y Showcase is a fun WiiWare title that is somewhat shallow.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Career mode is virtually unchanged from last year's game outside of the Ryder Cup.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is fun, challenging, and gorgeous. If you like the Endless Ocean series or games that emphasize exploration, this one's for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Do you know the feeling when you play that game's sequel and even though it improves on the previous game and delivers new features and modes, the warts become clearer and it doesn't feel as new and awesome? That's what I experienced with Madden NFL 11.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Furry Legends is a great game that is severely plagued by its short length.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ingenuity behind the cases mixed with the ability to play every part of the game with four players and tweak difficulty settings make Guilty Party a title worth pursuing.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL Slapshot is an awesome inaugural Wii hockey game for EA. It plays to the strengths of the system with fun, easily accessible, motion-based gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are no bugs and glitches, the controls are tight, and save for a few annoying spots, the levels dazzle in their ingenious design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story and presentation take a backseat in favor of an incredibly intricate class-based role-playing experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are some things lacking about the game (specifically anything Wii-centric), Shattered Dimensions is a very fun, worthwhile Spider-Man game that genuinely feels different and engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Scribblenauts is ultimately very similar to the first game. If you loved it, you'll likely get a lot out of this level pack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA Jam is a very faithful revival of a long-lost favorite.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its quirky combat and unique take on character development are welcome diversions from the RPG norms. The difficulty and lack of guidance will turn some people off, but people who enjoy the RPG genre should find the game a charming adventure.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its (extremely) simplistic design, PokePark Wii is technically proficient and amazingly fun for a Pokemaniac like myself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer might not be the best, but the game is a fun third-person shooter throughout. If you enjoy portable shooters, Blood Stone is worth playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does away with additional playable characters and gimmicks, instead focusing on refining the classic Sonic gameplay while adding a few twists of its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whimsical Mario remixes fill the background as you work and play. New downloadable puzzles and challenges offer continuing content to extend the title, giving you something to come back to when the main game is eventually over.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some hardware limitations and online issues keep it from being the ideal experience many fans crave, but the plethora of control methods along with the enjoyable gameplay and captivating story make it a game that people must try at least once.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Tale is a fantastic action game stinted by pedestrian exploration. Fortunately, consistently engaging combat and pet evolution systems temper the game's overreliance on backtracking, and its pleasant visuals and soundtrack suit the game well.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easily the hardest videogame ever made, and is likely going to be an exercise in frustration for all but the most expert gamer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The animation is truly a sight to behold. Jack almost moves as he would in the cartoon. Even the sword slashes move like they do sometimes on the shows.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So simple, yet so addictive. The Nintendo classics haven’t lost their magic touch one bit, and they are still very hard to put down.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine puzzle game by itself, but the people who will really like it are the ones who appreciate things like Dan Hibiki's crazy shenanigans or win quotes like, "Don't you recognize me? Cyberbots is Capcom's #1 game!"
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controlling Spyro hasn't improved. It’s still incredibly awkward trying to control him while gliding, as he'll go zooming off all over the place with the slightest touch.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My, things have certainly changed - Frogger can move in four different directions now, as well as jump and stick out his tongue to get extra lives. What a time to be alive!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid RPG with the refreshing active battle system the series is famous for. If you are a fan of the genre, this one is tough to pass up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First-time platform gamers will enjoy this, but veterans expecting a perfect port may feel a little cheated at first.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are bright and colorful, the gameplay is simple but addictive, and the quest is long and full of things to do.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    May not have as much universal appeal as a typical Mario platformer, but the puzzle-heavy gameplay is engaging and addictive in its own way. There are a ton of levels, and the level design is interesting enough to maintain your interest for a long while.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent side-scroller with a special focus on variety.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is just as good as ever, even if the plot has been mucked up a bit. It’s not like these games ever had the best plots to begin with anyway.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is just as good as ever, even if the plot has been mucked up a bit. It’s not like these games ever had the best plots to begin with anyway.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is decent, though somewhat repetitive, and players really feel like they’re controlling the Z characters in a heated battle. If your kid is a fan of the show, or you’re secretly one yourself, this is one of the best DBZ games on the market.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It hasn't got sky-high production values; it's very slow-paced; and it's not nearly as accessible as either Advance Wars or Fire Emblem. However, it's big and challenging, and it has some great music and - most importantly - a battle system so incredibly deep that it ensures that the game cartridge will stay in your GBA for a long time to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great action game where players get to use a variety of gadgets to stop the wholly-evil Dr. Drakken from initiating his half-baked world domination plan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing it is fun and quick, but the Lunar Ruins are tedious and are a task for completionists only. The biggest disappointment is the lack of a bonus ending for completing the Lunar Ruins, but fans of the game and/or series will still appreciate the added content.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A score of 80 is a great score for any other developer, but disappointing coming from Rare.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Technically sound and built on a solid gameplay engine that provides a fast and frantic experience. It’s an adrenaline rush that fans of racing games should not miss out on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It finally seems that Midway has put together an effective formula that manages to reinvigorate the franchise while retaining enough of its classic flavor to satisfy those who stuck with it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amusing caper, but not an epic adventure like Rayman 2. Rayman 3 has some very strong qualities, but its brevity just cannot be ignored.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though some of the challenges are thumb-breaking, it’s nothing you can’t get over after a couple of minutes. Solid effort, Team 17.
    • 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!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not a game that will likely impress most dedicated gamers, except in the capacity that it is a movie-licensed game that doesn’t suck.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The AI in this game is the most bipolar I have ever seen. The guards range from pattern-driven goons to superhuman logic machines who can see right through disguises, as if they had X-ray vision.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball fans that don’t like baseball videogames might be interested in this one, and videogame fans that don’t like baseball might find this an attractive title as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This newest title is fun to play, which is the incredibly important, but in the wrestling world, presentation is 50% of the product, and the presentation in XIX still needs work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only one of the best X-Men games ever produced, it also brings the characters into a strong action-RPG structure that fits the team perfectly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The finest and most accurate Simpsons game produced to date. Although, some of the gameplay elements wear thin after a while, you won’t have time to notice through all the giggling you’ll be doing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a big, deep game that does justice to the glory days of playing with Go-Bots and Transformers, while incorporating all the collecting madness of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geist's pacing is far more deliberate that that of a first person shooter. It requires you to think, not just act. The compelling story and incredibly fun and unique possession mechanics allow Geist to rise above its competition.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't look or sound all that great, the awesome gameplay and the long single player mode make for a really good experience overall.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trainer battle is the focus of this game. It would be a shame for Pokémon gamers not to experience this new style of battle, as it's fairly different from the usual Pokémon fare. Who knows, it may even sway older gamers with its decidedly 'older' look.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of fun to have in groups, and even friends that don’t play a lot of games will catch on quick and enjoy themselves. If you have a GameCube, a GBA, and a few friends, it’s a must-have for parties.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A definite must for fans of the series. However, if you're looking for a serious 3D fighting game, this game won't be for you. While the game is beautiful and features abundant fanservice (the clean type), the unbalanced game mechanics make for little more than a party game to be enjoyed with friends. [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the oddities, the lackluster graphics, and the moronic character design, Pool Paradise is simply a great pool game that doesn’t disappoint.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
    • 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
    Mario's strongest influence is on the soundtrack, which is comprised almost entirely of remixes and remakes of familiar songs from the many Mario games over the years. These songs, many of them bona fide classics in the annals of game music, have been brushed up with various styles ranging from jazz to techno. [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the main thrust of Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is probably the most polished and enjoyable WWII experience on GameCube, its lack of replay value may still only warrant a rental.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American Wasteland ends up being yet another sequel that feels more like an expansion pack, but when the levels are this big and well designed, that's not such a bad thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With friends, the action is fierce and the competition is intense. The single player isn't worth it on its own, but multiplayer is definitely worth the investment.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THUG 2 won't rein in anyone who has disliked the previous Tony Hawk games, but the newest sequel is more than enough to chew on for those of us who already appreciate the series.