NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,842 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1,842 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XType Plus is a fun, cheap shoot 'em up that will both challenge and excite players.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AiRace Speed is a major improvement over AiRace Tunnel in almost every regard. While not all of its 18 courses are unique, it has a style and flair which is simply unmatched.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    50 PINCH BARRAGE is simply an awesome game that shouldn't be missed.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if its originality is in question, Family Tennis 3D is competent and fun in small doses. It's rough around the edges, but because of how solid it is, I wouldn't be averse to the idea of simply playing this installed application for 10 minutes rather than digging out a cartridge just to play a bit of tennis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For anyone who enjoys a good puzzle game, this game is hard to beat.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t look at the license and figure it’s some kid game – there’s a whole lot of meat to this package.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole, Undercover is the most polished LEGO game I’ve ever played. The humor, while often hokey, works alongside the gameplay in a manner that makes the game charming for its long campaign. LEGO City Undercover isn’t the game to save the Wii U from its recent dearth of games, but it is still a solid, fun romp for anyone who has an affinity for LEGO games.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I doubt it will make anyone's Top 10 of 2011 lists, but you'd be remiss to completely discount Happy Feet Two on the DS. As that system slowly dies, it's easy to think that nothing but shovelware will come down its once-lauded pipe. WayForward has proven that not to be the case, and platforming fans would do well to give this game a shot.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles My Life as a King is a deep and engrossing title.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who enjoy earning vehicles and the funds necessary to pimp them out should especially enjoy it. It will take you quite some time to complete everything, and it really does feel like a full-fledged console racer that you can take with you on the road.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tengami is a game that you need to experience. The lush environments, interesting gameplay and the clever uses of the pop-up book world deserve recognition. It is a short game, no doubt about that, but that grin on my face never faded for a moment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the gameplay is mostly unchanged, Spike Chunsoft has gone to great lengths to streamline what didn't work well in previous games and dramatically improve areas that were already good. Consequently, in spite of a low Pokémon count, Gates to Infinity provides the best PMD experience yet. If you're a Pokémon fan who has always been a little skeptical of the PMD series, it might be worth giving Gates to Infinity a shot.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The card subsystem in Drone Tactics is interesting and unique, and it helps set the title apart from other similar games.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After you learn the controls, this is a puzzle game worth spending some serious time with on your Wii U.
    • 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]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A no-frills presentation makes Bomb Monkey feel limited, but the puzzle gameplay is sound and the two-player mode is something that could kill friendships. If retro-style puzzle games are your bag, then be sure to get your block-bombing on in Renegade Kid's latest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is truly one of the powerhouse titles on the DS, and everybody should give it a try - especially Naruto fans.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sharp, witty script, videogame and pop culture references galore, and a nostalgia-inducing soundtrack make Retro City Rampage a worthwhile endeavour for anyone looking to take a vacation to the 8-bit days of yore. Just don’t expect to permanently relocate to Theftropolis after your brief weekend visit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a new beginning, Inazuma Eleven GO is just fantastic, and it nails all the important aspects that make this RPG a winner, staying true to the formula of its predecessors and at the same time expanding it and giving it a damn pretty new coat of paint.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ace Mathician is a short and sweet game built on a promising idea. The gameplay warrants the purchase, and everything else about the title makes it entertaining. Ace Mathician may not look like much, but shows its worth in a sea of DSiWare puzzle games.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its simple presentation may deter players who like a bit more pizzazz and graphical flare, but an entertaining game with lastability awaits those who decide to pick it up. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Usually, it's a pretty safe bet that a DS version of a Flash game isn't a good deal. However, WordJong has some new features and comes in at a great budget price.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a whole, Order Up! provides a wonderful blend of both managing and cooking.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii Party U is a very fun party game, but the mini-game options aren't as attractive as in the original and Mario Party 9.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvelous hasn’t lost their spark for creating a farming game worth picking up, and for that, we’re grateful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Hoops is an innovative adaptation of the sport, and the multiplayer is worth trying, even with just two players.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is another fun retro-inspired title that’s definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a challenging platformer on the eShop.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quell Memento, with it's unique story and presence along with solid gameplay, manages to achieve it's own identity in the Nintendo eShop market.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cube Tactics provides the eShop with a much needed strategic experience that is both challenging and rewarding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a marvelous little game which everyone should play, but with the caveat that it ends abruptly and will have you passionately craving more when it’s done.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hunters is really two games; one is fantastic, the other is not. One is easily worth buying if you have good access to wireless Internet, while the other feels slapped together to dupe hardcore Metroid fans and to put "Action-Packed Single-Player Mode!" on the back of the box.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best single player experiences on Wii to this point. The basic gameplay is so strong that it easily overcomes a bland story and sometimes frustrating gestures. This game is just begging for a sequel, full of the same point-and-click animal changing fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pyramids does a great job of nailing that "I can totally do it this time!" feeling that games such as Super Meat Boy and Bit.Trip Runner excelled at. It's not quite up to the same lofty heights as those games, but it is a worthwhile addition to your 3DS library, especially since it's an excellent game to plunk five minutes into when you have downtime.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dinosaur King is a good game. If you can get past the requisite level grinding and somewhat strategy-free nature of the battle system, you’ll find a decent Pokémon-type title with real dinosaurs and entertaining 3D battles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the skill trees, the combat system is surprisingly Diablo-esque.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not for the weak at heart, as I failed many times along the way, but the overall presentation helps it become quite the immersive experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is enough micro-management (keeping your hotel clean, your guests happy, and your sanity intact) that when you get things accomplished you feel good about it, but the game never overwhelms you.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tetrobot and Co. is an adorable puzzle game for the Wii U eShop.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cosmophony is not a perfect game, but a very entertaining one at the very least.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Ghostbusters shouldn't hesitate in picking this fantastic title up. Those who aren't huge fans of the source material won't be as enthralled with the title; however, the gameplay and controls are both solid, and though extremely linear, the game provides for an interesting ride.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I recommend it highly to anyone that missed the first game, but anyone who played the GameCube original to completion won’t see much of a difference.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Siesta Fiesta is a surprisingly neat game for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The levels can be played in chunks and can be easily selected thanks to a world map.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bakugan Battle Brawlers proves that you can make an engaging licensed game with a great presentation and solid gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA Jam is a very faithful revival of a long-lost favorite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm going to be frank: Bomberman DS is the best multiplayer Bomberman game ever. With so many different game modes, options, items, and arenas, there's enough variety that the game never gets old.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flip the Core is a fun-though short-horizontal shooter with some interesting ideas. The fact that I was able to beat it, given that horizontal shooters are anything but my forte, speaks to the accessibility of the game. It's a fun one, folks. Try it out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U makes for a package that feels more like a full expansion pack than just another piece of DLC.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crosswords Plus hides a ton of content, totaling at least several dozen hours. It is a well-made game with a decent amount of variety and a nice feedback loop. If Layton games don't offer enough word puzzles for your liking, then maybe you should cross some words, solve some word searches, and lay out some anagrams on your 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, however, I love this game. It provides a fun Spider-Man story and my favorite aspects of Spider-Man 2, but with better graphics and more things to do. Yeah, the combat could be better, but all things considered, that’s a minor complaint. If you have any love for Spider-Man, you owe it to yourself to check this game out.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the first Wii games to go beyond a gimmick and show players what the system is truly capable of.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Furry Legends is a great game that is severely plagued by its short length.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the occasionally crushing difficulty, it’s hard not to love 3D Fantasy Zone. It’s not only an interesting footnote in Sega history and a fantastic port, but a unique and charming shooter that still holds up today.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a challenging main campaign and a plethora of StreetPass/Play Coin challenge stages, Shinobi packs in a lot of content. However, if you don't want to put the time into it and deal with bouts of frustration, you're better off avoiding this game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The unique control scheme makes for an interesting change and a lot of fun, while the extra challenge modes provide incentive for much replay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique and meaningful experience, regardless of comparisons to those other titles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent shooter that gains most of its value from its outstanding creation tools.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My opinion of Partners in Time is smeared by the battle system's flaws, which become more of an issue towards the end of the game. However, this is by far the best RPG currently available for the DS, and its use of the dual screens opens up gameplay possibilities that just aren't available on any other system.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a respectable entry in the annals of Mario RPG history, even if it doesn’t quite match up well against Mario’s best RPG adventures.