NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,939 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 Metroid Prime Trilogy
Lowest review score: 10 Chronicles of Vampires: The Awakening
Score distribution:
1939 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer volume of content on offer here is quite impressive, as is the presentation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies will appeal to fans of arcade-style gameplay. It keeps its action simple, but intense.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baten Kaitos Origins will not sway dissidents of turn-based RPGs, but the peculiar aura and lively battles are commendable, and its plot is strong in spite of its clichés.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid GBA game trapped in a DS card. It’s got an issue or two, but it’s a pretty epic undertaking and still has a lot to recommend it. If you need a solid handheld title or don’t have enough consoles to be exceptionally busy this holiday, give it a shot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from reading the cards (there are guides available online), importers shouldn't have too much trouble. The main menu is mostly spoken in English, so navigation is just a matter of listening closely, and the submenus aren't too difficult either. [JPN Import]
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved the original, it’s totally worthwhile.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A less-than-stellar multiplayer package coupled with an impressively addictive solo racer, Kirby Air Ride both entertains and annoys.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action-oriented portion of the game works better than the strategic portion, which is hampered by a control scheme that's too simple to provide enough depth. The game's is also too short.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are enough flaws, mistakes, and outright omissions of advertised features to keep this from being a recommended game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Monkey Pirates is meant to be played with people and it truly comes together when the right crowd gets together.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It may not revolutionize handheld pinball, but Mario Pinball Land is fun while it lasts. Unfortunately, that is not very long.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A surprisingly robust game. While it probably won’t interest hardcore DS owners who are awaiting more 1st party efforts, casual gamers and kid gamers can really get into it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a start of something new, Secret Paths presents a bold step in the future for the newly improved Mysterious Cities of Gold franchise. And maybe, just maybe, you didn't pick a bad time to finally hop in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Coaster Crazy Deluxe is a nice roller coaster building simulator for whoever wants to give it a fair shake. It requires players who love fiddling around with options. The problem is that it is not really built with a television in mind and should just be played on the Wii U GamePad instead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is the best all-around first-person shooter on Wii.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the more frustrating points of the game may turn away those looking for a more streamlined experience, the amount of content here makes Denpa Men 3 a great value for those who feel up to the challenge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There isn't much incentive to continue playing – it simply feels old by the time you've completed the story mode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Duels and some unique character abilities will entertain you, while boring, repetitive puzzles will take away from the overall experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Aero Porter is certainly fun, but loses its way in trying to keep the player on the edge of his seat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ultimate NES Remix is a nifty collection for the Nintendo 3DS. It isn't the full featured package of your dreams, but the games they have chosen are quite playable and make for a great way to spend your time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A mediocre game with some interesting ideas. Crash Bandicoot fans should enjoy it, but gamers looking for a decent platformer on their DS should look elsewhere.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D is not a well rounded rhythm game, but it has plenty going for it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A little less difficulty in the early going, ramping up later on would have helped, but anyone that can get past the first few stages will find Network Transmission oddly satisfying and a great deal of fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game design for each mini-game is very solid, and the card game is also strategic without the need for an encyclopedic knowledge of the rules.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be for everyone, but if you’re hankering for a good old-fashioned dungeon crawler, it’s a Nintendo 3DS eShop game worth checking out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The story is entertaining, the gameplay is satisfying, and the overall presentation is decent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a well-rounded experience that works well as an educational tool, and makes a point to appeal to a player’s mindset by constantly offering rewards for a job well done.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If there’s one word that can quickly sum up Nintendo’s latest entry in the Mario Kart series, it’s beautiful. From top to bottom, this is a gorgeous game, likely the best-looking one Nintendo has ever made. Even the soundtrack is superb, with amazing songs that call to mind past Mario games in new musical styles. Behind that beauty, unfortunately, is a degree of vapidness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bike Rider DX 2: Galaxy is easily one of the better-playing indie platformers you can find on the eShop right now.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I want to love Sticker Star. The game looks great, the localization is top-notch, and, when things are moving along, it all feels so right. The sticker economy is well realized and forces you to manage your sticker collection well. But the game's obsession with "things" brings it to a screeching halt all too often. This hurdle is easily sidestepped by bookmarking your preferred walkthrough, but it's a shame the game couldn't simply be less obtuse in its puzzle structure. So, instead of loving Sticker Star, I'm left to simply like it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are a lot of things I hate about the Spider-Man 2 game. The movie-based missions are horrible, the graphical quality is wildly inconsistent, and the game is infested with bugs and glitches. Yet the game's primary strengths are enough to make it enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Jett Rocket II is a solid game that offers a lot in a seemingly small package.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers who've enjoyed a more realistic game of baseball in the past (i.e. any game from the MVP Baseball, High Heat, World Series 2K, All-Star Baseball, or Powerful Pro series) may have to let go of their perceptions of how a pitcher/batter interface should work in order to enjoy the game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sonic Generations on the Nintendo 3DS is certainly a well made game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is a moderately fun, addictive quality to the single-player game as you churn through the objectives and gain familiarity with the expansive levels. The online features hold immense potential but so far seem crippled by sheer lack of participation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Simple and addictive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it is possible for Candle Route to proclaim, "Two Games in One!" on its imaginary retail box, you're only getting one great game and something extra. Not to sound too dismissive, but in comparison to Side A, B is disappointing. Side A will grab you, though, and delivers a couple hours of fun content on its own.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mario Party DS's strong line-up of mini-games with varied controls, interesting boards, and portable nature make it one of the best Mario Party games. The lack of online multiplayer two years after Mario Kart DS is disappointing, but Mario can still party on the DS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    SRPG fans will have some fun playing Luminous Arc 2, but if you’re not a fan of the genre it's not a game you’ll be playing over and over.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Planet Crashers 3D is a quirky game from start to finish that takes place in a world that might remind you of a twisted, combat-heavy Animal Crossing. The RPG gameplay can be a grind, but if you just like completing quests and traversing dungeons, it's an eShop game worth diving into.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tokyo Crash Mobs isn't a profound game, but it is fun as long as you can get past the occasionally frustrating controls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Where the Wild Things Are is a prime example of how to make a good licensed video game. It doesn't shoehorn gameplay into the license's plot. In fact, the gameplay is fun and varied.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a game with personality, a game with charm, and a game that you'll find yourself playing through again and again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The rush you get from tearing through endless enemies and escaping impossible situations is what ultimately matters, and you will get it in the DS version.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that what it has in excellent gameplay, it lacks in just about every other aspect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is terrific to look at, and its battle system remained addictive for several hours of gameplay. The humdrum exploration, the too-repetitive (though fun) combat, and the unfocused story bring the title down after a strong first impression.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The hardware that we have now completely blows out the circuit boards that were used in those stand-up cabinets back in the day, but inferior power doesn't make for inferior gameplay. In fact, seeing some of these games in their original forms is quite a hoot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's a really good game here, just know your frustration point and be ready to jump out when it gets there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The new game has its fair share of changes to the formula, but they don't really make the game better, just slightly different. Unless the Disney art is a huge selling point for you, there's little reason to choose Disney Magic over the original, wonderful, plain-old Meteos.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It becomes difficult to fully enjoy Phantom Hourglass if you are a Zelda vet. The lack of even an option for D-pad control tells me that Nintendo did not have their Zelda fan base in mind when they were creating Phantom Hourglass. And that’s okay, I guess. It’s still a decent game, but it’s also a game apart from the rest of the series. It just feels different, and I think it demonstrates that Nintendo is reluctant to sail into the murky waters beyond Wind Waker.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is short, and it won't take much time at all to complete. What Beat City lacks in length, it makes up for with fun, rhythm-based gameplay and a silly sense of humor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The thrill of raising a virtual pet will make some young gamers scream with envy, and for good reason, too. Compared to NIntendogs, Me and My Dogs: Friends Forever is a steal seeing as the game is only a quarter of Nintendo’s own creation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The time control aspects are quite innovative and bring variety to the game. The adventure and trap dodging are wonderful and challenging.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If only the weaponry was more balanced to better fit the racing action, this would be one hell of a racing title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The final difference between the Xbox and GameCube versions that I'll mention is a horrible oversight in the Displace level.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At only eight hours, Ninja Usagimaru is a fun little diversion during the annual summer drought. It did leave me wanting more, though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX is a good game. While there are glaring faults with its difficulty, the game itself is super solid and well put together.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Chibi Robo has a fun and distinctive charm to it. The characters are all a bit quirky.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very vanilla RPG.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best parts in Rebel Strike are nothing less than excellent, but the worst parts are so shamefully bad that they taint the entire experience. You can’t help but play through a level like "Trials of a Jedi", set on the planet Dagobah, without wondering what the hell the developers were thinking when they decided to keep it in the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All that's needed is a more intuitive control scheme, some variety in training and dialogue, and some MUSIC DURING GAMEPLAY.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are kind of bothered by the dawdling pace of other turn-based strategy games, then you're better off skipping this title, as it is one of the slowest games of its kind.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While WWE All Stars is certainly not perfect, it's probably one of the best handheld wrestling games available on a Nintendo platform.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Particularly so if you can live with the sloppy stunt controls, the game provides a balanced and generally enjoyable experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game’s central issue is that, frustratingly, the hallways and offices of the asylum all look the same, with not even a change in wallpaper color from one floor to the next. You can get turned around very easily, and one wonders how many closets one hospital needs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers who can put up with the clunky camera and jagged graphics will find Mario Golf: Advance Tour to be an enjoyable, arcade-style golf game that doesn't stray from its roots.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The lack of link play makes the game’s replay value pretty slim.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Zuma's Revenge is an exceptional pick-up-and-play game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The end result is a slower-moving game with plenty to see and do.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, these are fairly minor quibbles. Cubemen 2 is a competent real-time strategy tower defense game. It’s not terribly exciting, but it is probably the best in the genre on Nintendo platforms.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hardly a "must own" game, but it's surprisingly good stuff considering it's based on a big-budget movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Delivers a fun hack and slash adventure that will keep you entertained for a good while. Any one looking for a fun game to pick up for less than $50 would do well to check it out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Trine: Enchanted Edition is a good game, well made and competent, but not necessarily for me. I can appreciate what it has accomplished, but its slow, methodical brand of puzzle platforming and the “meh” combat leave me wanting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game has so many features. It gives you over 30 vehicles to unlock, sub-missions, the Allspark Wars on Wi-Fi, and a solid multiplayer mode. However, the game is extremely short, seemingly rushed, not that nice to look at, and finding a glitch or five is not hard in the least.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gunslugs 2 brings mindless fun to the screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The presentation and gameplay are great, but it does feel pretty mindless most of the time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ikachan left me wanting more, and not entirely in a good way. However, it is a curiosity worth discovering for ardent Cave Story fans who have a distaste for the PC platform. If you are set on playing it, the 3DS is the absolute best platform on which to experience it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Most of the new features in Mario Party 6 add little to the overall experience, so it's hard to recommend the game to owners of either previous GameCube entry to the series. However, if you're a hardcore fan of the series, the sixth game may be enticing as an expansion pack of new mini-games, which are abundant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    On the whole, Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics is a game that seems to both progress the series while keeping it firmly in the roots established by its 2007 predecessor. The motion controls fail to give a groundbreaking presence amongst its many party game brethren on the Wii, and many of the events featured here already made appearances in the other games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great game for the little one in your life, and you might have some fun with it, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are moments where it can feel more than a bit uninspired, and many times the tasks Red and company have to take on seem beyond trivial. The difficulty is sorely lacking. The gameplay needs more diversity. And while the story is enjoyable it's hardly award winning. Yet, at some point in the second half of the game I found myself having a pretty good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with a few notable annoyances, ZX Advent is a fun and addictive action game with plenty of clever level designs and fun abilities.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a nice way of reliving games of yore and allows a new generation of gamers to rediscover some of the great games of the 16-bit era.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers experiencing the wacky mascot for the first time may enjoy it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It can become pretty frustrating, and the lack of online level sharing makes the level editing mode a bit of a disappointment. But for those who want to play something casual with a bit of a challenge, Hazumi is a good title that fills in that need nicely.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Speed Racer at its core is an amazing game, with great depth, control, and nice difficulty progression. Perhaps Sidhe Interactive will use this great engine (and maybe even the Speed Racer license) for another title with more inspired track design, better graphics, and a more fully-featured package overall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those who don’t own the Genesis originals or Sonic Jam will find SMC well worth $40; those already possessing most of the included games have little reason purchase this GameCube disc.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts: Re: Coded is an odd beast. On one hand, it tells a story that will be confusing to newcomers and too familiar to series experts, with some frustrating gameplay elements. On the other hand, the battle system remains as fun as always, the stat matrix is a fun way to develop your character, and the story does have its endearing moments.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is no online play present.Jam City Rollergirls is a fun experience, if a bit rough around the edges. If you're interested in a racing game with a bit of combat and a team sports element, this might be for you.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    To have this style of game on a handheld like the DS is unexplored territory and is quite remarkable. However, those looking for an RPG are left out in the dark.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Rabbit is a decent and often enjoyable experience. Though some aspects hold it back, it is still worth a look as a platformer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Liight's simplicity ends up becoming its greatest appeal.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    30 different variations on the activity will keep gamers occupied for quite some time and the addition of peg solitaire is just icing on the cake. In short, this is the definite handheld version of solitaire.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun, if incredibly easy, single-player action game for the Nintendo 3DS which actually makes good use of the 3D. If you are looking for a fun diversion on your new handheld, it's a game that may very well fit the bill.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game has so many features. It gives you over 30 vehicles to unlock, sub-missions, the Allspark Wars on Wi-Fi, and a solid multiplayer mode. However, the game is extremely short, seemingly rushed, not that nice to look at, and finding a glitch or five is not hard in the least.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, though, I really like Bit Boy Arcade, and I continue to play it in an effort to get all the Pixel Flies and high scores. It’s a charming game with a few issues, but I’m having a good time despite them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With a nice variety of puzzles and mechanics that will keep you engaged, it certainly deserves a shot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although there are some strange presentation issues and lots of loading screens, Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 is another successful iteration of the long-running franchise on a Nintendo console.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Assuming you've got the patience to work through these infrequent but recurring gameplay issues, Madden 08 DS is a tough deal to ignore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it's still got that Madden gameplay, the game as a whole seems to be incomplete, like a console game with stripped-down features. The touch screen is used in the basic ways, but so much more could be done with it.