NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,792 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 Shovel Knight
Lowest review score: 10 Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Score distribution:
1,792 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who have yet to experience the Clash of Ninja series and die-hard fans of the anime should without question grab Revolution 2. However, anyone who owns either Clash of Ninja 2, Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3/4, or Clash of Ninja Revolution should probably hold off on a purchase as the game has not changed significantly enough to warrant one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Dragon Quest IV is so steeped in retro gaming culture that it's bound to be polarizing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a whole, Order Up! provides a wonderful blend of both managing and cooking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinite Space is a complicated game. It's long (40+ hours), it's difficult, and playing is a constant learning process. It's a hell of a ride if you can stomach all of its quirks, but I'm just not sure how many people will be willing, or able, to.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cursed Mountain succeeds in providing a genuine mature experience on Wii. With the great use of Buddhist themes, Cursed Mountain stands out from all the other survival horror titles on the platform and is very original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mechanics and presentation are well-executed, and there is an absolutely intimidating amount of content.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though similar to many other titles in the rhythm genre, Helix is a unique experience and feels more like real dancing than DDR ever has. The soundtrack is enjoyable and fun, and will keep you grooving until the end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Maboshi's Arcade is another in the line of quirky Nintendo-published WiiWare games with simple controls and great gameplay. Even though the difficulty is high, the variety amongst the three games and its DS Download Play make this title great.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moon is a great first person shooter for the DS, despite some unfortunate design decisions. It's up there with Metroid Prime Hunters and Call of Duty 4. Well, aside from the timed driving.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Titles such as Sally’s Salon have been around for years now, and while many have migrated over to the DS, few have achieved this level of excellence. Great gameplay combined with seamless controls allows for a wonderfully fun experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Collecting Elebits in a 2D setting becomes tedious after just a short time; however, the game excels where it emulates two of its adventure brethren, Zelda and Pokémon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Features such as charming humor, likable characters, a soft, clean look and car customization options give the experience a personal touch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Sims Racing is a surprisingly tight game with great production values and a lot of heart, and it can’t be recommended highly enough for the younger gamers among us. There may not be enough content to fulfill older gamers, but it’s certainly a fun multiplayer game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legacy of Ys: Books I & II is truly an old-style game with a modern coat of paint. Though some aspects of the gameplay are primitive, there is no denying how genuinely fun both games are.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But focusing on its merits, My Do It All is quite robust. It does more than give the player an app to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s just something about watching your army haul back a bounty from a hard day’s work that’s very satisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a well-honed, impressive light gun game with high production values and a lot of atmosphere.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights in the Nightmare, while complicated, is an excellent game worthy of players' time and effort.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though short, Klonoa makes for a fantastic addition to the Wii library. With its beautiful new visuals, additional modes, and extremely challenging bonus rooms, Klonoa veterans as well as platformer fans would do well to pick up this budget-priced title.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really good tennis game, primarily due to its variety of satisfying game modes. Unfortunately, the game is weighed down by several glaring flaws.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique and meaningful experience, regardless of comparisons to those other titles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only disappointing thing is to see that touch screen controls have been downgraded; however the inclusion of online multiplayer and Taito Paddle controller support greatly makes up for it. The game is highly recommended for people who are fans of puzzle games or the Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble series.
    • 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.