NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,885 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 Punch-Out!!
Lowest review score: 10 Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Score distribution:
1,885 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ontamarama is certainly no Elite Beat Agents, but its style of gameplay is definitely unique. Perhaps it should have been called Multitasking Training in Japan in order to gain better sales.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may lack some of the bigger budget production of its competitors, but at its core is a fun and challenging puzzle-based adventure with a unique take on the genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a great satisfaction in slamming a terrifying metal bowling ball into loads of zombies and even though there isn’t much else added in terms of mini-games, it’s a fun little game that I can see myself picking up again and again to add some quick slaughter to my day.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you really like Pokémon (like me) or were a fan of Pokémon Rumble on WiiWare, this sequel is worth checking out. It's shallow and basic, but charming nonetheless.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the obviously low-budget development, there are some great ideas and a lot of classic gameplay here, and I would love to see a sequel with much better production values.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is sad that online leaderboards were not included as it would have rounded out the experience nicely. Bugs aside, the creativity of the title does shine through.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The truly sad part is that Lock's Quest is just a few design tweaks away from being a fantastic game. All the ingredients are here, but the overzealous chefs at 5th Cell screwed up the recipe.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An excellent example of a new form of gameplay unique to the DS. It’s pure fun and puts a smile on the face of anybody playing it. [Import]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All things considered, the game is cute and fun, with lots to do and see even if it feels like a slightly miniaturized, watered-down Harvest Moon experience. The story is interesting and the new setting of Konohana makes for a very unique feel to the familiar activities. While the 3D can be a little quirky at times, it has some of the prettiest art yet seen.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game never overwhelms its players, and while it may be a little easy and short, I Spy Universe is a great piece of software for all demographics of gamers, but especially for young children.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's amazingly accessible for young players, features a proactive character for girls, and is a great way to introduce children to the adventure genre. And although long-time gamers will find the game to almost run on automatic, it also features a fast-paced crime story with surprise twists, and some smooth art.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A standby on Nintendo handhelds since Game Boy Color, River King has taken to DS touch control like a fish to water. [Feb 2008, p.90]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won't win any awards for ingenuity, but it certainly won't cheat you out of your money either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galactic Taz Ball presents an interesting concept for a game that doesn't quite hold up for the whole experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those hoping for an overhaul will have to wait for the inevitable Brain Age 3.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate lacks in its plot, it more than makes up for with its gameplay. It may not be on par with its console brethren, but it’s still an enjoyable experience, whether or not you’ve played previous games in the series.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, Johnny Impossible is fun stealth game that is worth checking out if you're looking for a short side-scrolling experience on the eShop.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The WiiWare game is a different experience, and a rewarding one at that, provided you understand what it is you're getting into beforehand. You'll find R to be a pretty fun game if you do.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end Shuttle Rush is a fun game, with some replay value due to online leaderboards. It breaks no boundaries in the platforming department, but manages to be entertaining enough that it is worth a look.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The relative simplicity of Snowboarding makes for a much more engaging game than the other Disney Sports titles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are prepared to deal with many annoyances but seek an original and mostly enjoyable play experience, you'll be well served by Scribblenauts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter's DS debut has a good foundation, decent gameplay, and tons of content.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Avery fun game. However, nobody should be playing $40 for it. It’s fun, but nowhere near worth it. Wait for a price drop on this little gem, because it’ll be worth it at half the price.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is ultimately an interesting experiment that can be a lot of fun in short bursts, so in that respect, it actually works on the DS. I would recommend it for casual fans of the series and younger players who may be less demanding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though Career Mode is tedious and makes unlocking new elements a chore, the customization options and freedom you have when building coasters are worth the fuss. Coaster Creator 3D is a fun tool for any coaster fan or theme park enthusiast.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction has one special feature that really sets the game apart: insane difficulty. Everything else is secondary. Only the extremely patient, skilled, or masochistic Yu-Gi-Oh players will love this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like your word searching puzzles nice and clean, Word Search by POWGI is quite a solid choice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a light but undeniably cute virtual pet game, and it's also a little bit of an educational opportunity. Oh, and there are pandas.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rabbids Land provides players with a pretty solid party game experience. Its well-designed art and sound style and cohesive board game format make team outings fun. However, players looking to go it alone may find themselves yearning for higher levels of difficulty and more variety in the mini-game selection.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an able ambassador of the "throw-in-a-bit-of-everything" philosophy these games have fostered for the past few years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madden on Wii U isn't superlative this year, but I would keep an eye on this series; the potential is there, it just hasn't been fully tapped.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Largely accomplishes what it sets out to do: deliver a good golf game with a variety of locations and 3D visuals. For gamers who are looking for a fun golf title to have permanently installed on their 3DS for pick-up-and-play action, Let's Golf 3D is an acceptable option. It doesn't have very much personality, but will satisfy the urge to hit the links on the 3DS.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all its weirdness, Let's Catch is a really fun game that ranks amongst the best WiiWare multiplayer titles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly good, but also painfully unreplayable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that desperately tries to be different, but it just ends up making itself frustrating in areas that should be simple.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I recommend LSWII to those who really loved the original – for me, it was worthwhile to see all the cinemas and locations, and plenty of fun in co-op. It doesn't live up to the original by any means.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If EA had actually bothered to update the game in any significant way from last year, Madden 2004 could be amazing. As it stands, it’s mediocre gameplay wrapped in a very neat little package.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Fate is, sadly, one of the weakest entries in the Bit.Trip series.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its colorful presentation, lovable characters, and overall solid execution makes Squeeballs Party worth trying out with your friends and family (unless they are put off by the abuse of adorable cartoon characters).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For long-time Tecmo Bowl fans looking for a new fix, Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff gets the job done as a solid, if unspectacular, entry in the storied franchise. However, neophytes are unlikely to appreciate its arcade spin on football and retro-gaming appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This 3D Classic is surprisingly good given the base material. I actually recommend it highly. Try playing with classic controls first, then custom controls, and see how much different the experience is. As somebody who'd simply dismissed the game up until now, I'm glad I had the chance to play it because Kid Icarus is unexpectedly enjoyable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the console versions remain the definitive Guitar Hero experiences, portable players that are absolutely ga-ga for the franchise should give Decades a shot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is probably designed for children more than anyone else, and they will get the most out of it and be less distracted by the poor acting and storytelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Project X Zone is a great game if you’re a fan of the Namco Bandai, Capcom, or Sega characters included in it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its greatest failing is simply that the fun ends too soon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The value of ShadowPlay boils down to its controls and concept. Manipulating objects in 3D space feels perfect here.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Having three wizards running around and casting spells at the same time allows for some interesting gameplay, but you'll only get to experience it if you have friends to play with.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, LEGO Harry Potter is a cute and fun game, but the self-imposed limitations of the block-building franchise take away any sense of freedom or adventure. What's left is a very simple hack-and-smash puzzle-action game, perfect to play with younger family members, but not one for people looking for an epic, all-out Harry Potter experience. LEGO veterans may see past issues I have with those restrictions, but as a first-timer they definitely stood out to me.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Children who are fans of Neopets could do much worse than Neopets Puzzle Adventure, as could serious fans of puzzle games. While the game is not quite of Puzzle Quest's caliber, it still offers a solid and fun experience that is only hampered by a lack of depth in its story mode.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kamen Rider is an excellent solo fighter. While it lacks a multiplayer component, it's technically impressive and full of content. It’s definitely worth checking out.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's lack of content is the big killer here, but it's still crazy fun to explore what's there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and frantic action game that lacks polish. If you’re a Star Wars fan and/or enjoy blowing stuff up, it’s well worth your attention.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Other M doesn't get good until you slog through the over-baked story; if you can handle that, you'll be in for a real treat of a game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The variety of game types and the inclusion of download play are nice touches however; so if you like darts, there is nothing wrong with picking this one up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the developers seem to have put more emphasis on the presentation than on creating a deep and immersive gameplay experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    he best thing about the game is that it doesn't try to be Pokemon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If there was one thing about this game that would make you stay away from it, it would have to be the title’s replay value. That is to say, there really isn’t any.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition is, in itself, a bit of a puzzle. It’s definitely interesting and a great shake-up of the Puzzle Quest formula, but you’ll spend as much or more time not playing a match-three puzzle as you will playing it, if that makes sense—especially if you’re playing Puzzle & Dragons Z.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pipe Mania is a great pick-up-and-play title that anyone can enjoy, especially with the smooth touch screen implementation the DS version brings to the table.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There isn't as much depth as you wish there was.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Fall is a relatively short game, just a few hours long depending on how many puzzles stump you. The story is the most engaging thing, providing a unique take on the Three Laws of Robotics (although the laws themselves have been changed).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wii Shop Channel has seen plenty of great puzzle titles, and while developer Virtual Toys certainly can brag about having one of the more creative titles, Spaceball Revolution grows old fast. It's nice to see some online leader boards thrown into the mix, but due to the game's repetitive nature, it provides little reason to return.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are extra little features that make Mario Party 4 the best of the bunch, but nothing that makes it soar above the rest.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, the game looks nice, but there's nothing truly beautiful about it. The gameplay and story are solid, but nothing really stands out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Decent but not exceptional.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of retro gaming and can manage to wade through the filler, Retro Game Challenge provides ample challenge and enjoyment. Marred somewhat by its execution, though, I cannot recommend the game for everyone. It appeals to a niche audience, but that audience will find it to be very rewarding.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kamen Rider Dragon Knight is a serviceable Wii fighter that provides fun for those seeking a simpler fighting game. It is polished enough to please most Kamen Rider fans, even if it is only over the course of a rental.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Long-time fans of Mortal Kombat will want to pick up this game for its online multiplayer, but others may be turned off by its dated gameplay and presentation, and poor single-player experience. On the other hand, the DS hasn’t been graced by many fighters, making Ultimate Mortal Kombat potentially the best one available on the platform.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The overall complexity of the game will immediately turn off the more casual players who were attracted by the control scheme. The hardcore Madden players will most likely prefer one of the more traditional console versions because of precision issues with the gestures.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun
    Many of its gameplay mechanics are clearly inspired by the ones found in "GTA: SA," but sadly, Gun doesn't reach that game's overall level of quality, especially in terms of longevity. Even though Gun is very challenging on the harder difficulty settings, it can be beaten in less than ten hours.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That's the huge problem with Nerf N-Strike Elite: the lack of content. All it has is a short story mode and the same shooting range for each gun. The co-op is fun, and the Nerf gun aesthetic is nifty, but there just isn't a lot to do.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Origins: Blackgate Deluxe Edition is both fun and frustrating—exactly the kind of game I don’t like reviewing. If you can focus on the parts that work (exploration, collectibles) and downplay the stuff that doesn’t (the map, the combat), you’ll have a good time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a one-note game at times, but it sure beats another Pokémon game bringing back the style of Yoshi’s Cookie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There should be at least half a dozen games in this compilation that you already love or will fall in love with once you start playing, which makes for twenty dollars well spent. Don't hesitate to get this one if you've been thinking about it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and intense game at heart. If only its missions were more understandable, balanced, and streamlined.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is certainly some fun to be had exploring the USS Sulaco and fighting the xenomorphs, but its repetitive nature and lack of variety distracts from what could have been a great game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those that have played the other games in the DreamWorks Animation series might get a feeling of déjà vu when experiencing it, but if you’ve never played any of the other games, Monsters vs. Aliens should impress with its solid approach to an equally memorable film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still a good game, but it’s lacking a lot of the charm of its original outing without the bongos.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem with the game is that it doesn't have as much support to the one-on-one fighting that previous games in the series has had.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get over the criminal lack of configurable controls, it’s hard to go wrong with Mega Man Anniversary Collection. The games vary in quality, but even the worst one is pretty good, and the best ones are deservingly legendary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The relatively small selection of tracks, lack of track variety, and laughable amount of bonus content are potential negatives for those on the fence, but the bottom line for this Guitar Hero game is that you either like Aerosmith or you don't.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ideas in the game are initially fresh and definitely a lot of fun, but the execution is meagre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spore Hero is sure to win over fans of the Spore franchise, thanks to its deep creature creator modes, vibrant presentation, and unforgettable characters. Unfortunately, the whole package feels basic despite its ambitions; the fighting is too elemental in both controls and ideas, the adventure mode feels like one big fetch quest, and the missions become bland and repetitive.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the movies, Disney, and carnival-style games will find a lot to like about Toy Story Mania. Its loyalty to the franchise along with its accessible gameplay will make it an endearing addition to the Wii library. Everyone else, however, might feel disenchanted by its repetitive gameplay, problematic motion control, and overall brevity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It manages to stick to the source material and present a decent amount of enjoyment, and it does so with a good amount of style.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ASM2 is still a good game at its core, with some improvements over the original, but they really botched the Hero/Menace element.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the plot is condensed to the point where those unfamiliar with the series mythos can easily catch on, a lot of the details are lost—kind of like turning a 500-page Harry Potter book into a 2-hour movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As an innovative first try, Duck Amuck is a success.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    IronFall: Invasion is a solid game, but one with problems in its opening act. You will have to get used to the controls and toy around with the options to make it all work for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fantastic representation of the comic book. The story is compelling, if short, and the gameplay is fun for the most part.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is a great learning tool for the musically inexperienced. It teaches rhythm and music composition, and helps foster creativity. Its focus is totally different from the more typical rhythm games, and it accomplishes its goal. However, the game is not meant for solo play and isn't really suited for the more musically apt, either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What you do get is a rough but loveable action RPG and a reminder: For the love of Trixie, SAVE OFTEN.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'd recommend these versions to new Pokémon fans when they come out locally, due to all the in-game help. When it comes down to it though, I'd rather have a new, more inventive game than a remake. [JPN Import]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game isn't bad, far from it even, but the six month wait is a bitter pill to shallow. Not much has been added to make it truly different from other systems and the overall presentation could have been slightly better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there are better strategy games on the Nintendo 3DS, if you are thirsty for more, there is nothing wrong with a little Transformers sip this summer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, I enjoyed what I played. I wish there was more imagination put into the level and enemy design, but if you want a cheap, fun high-score chasing shoot-'em-up, I'm sure you'll have a blast.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is exactly what it says it is: an Olympics game with Mario and Sonic. While it is fun, it doesn’t necessarily do anything past entries didn’t do. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though, because overall it is a fun formula, despite some of its flaws.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mystery Dungeon games aren't for everyone; in fact, I'd go so far as to say they're not for most people. They're frustrating, time consuming, and not particularly straightforward. However, if it is a genre that you have come to love, Shiren will deliver it for you with a bit of style, and a lot of substance.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This fast-paced samurai side-scroller can be hard at first, but after a few rounds it becomes a game worth coming back to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is full of hit-or-miss additions that don't make a huge difference to the gameplay.