NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,988 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1988 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game is difficult, even on the easiest setting. For those who have been craving a difficult game ever since the GBA titles held off, "Maniac" mode is waiting and it is positively brutal. [JPN Import]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are tight and responsive and very well designed. Gameplay is top-notch, with tons of different modes to play though and a multiplayer element that is truly unbeatable. The game will never die, and will remain fresh time and time again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Control quibbles aside, Fluidity is a wonderful game. With its clever, Metroid-like level design and novel premise, it is one of the top WiiWare games in recent memory. If you can tolerate some persnickety controls, then you should hop on the Wii Shop Channel and buy Fluidity right now.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the sea of generic collect-a-thon shovelware platformers available for the Game Boy Advance, Rare has created something completely unique, charming, and fun overall.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily lives up to its predecessor's outstanding degree of polish, while subtly enhancing some elements of story and mood. In terms of raw quality, disregarding legacy and innovation, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is easily one of the best titles on GameCube and of this entire generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The new touch-controls alone make Planet Puzzle League far superior to its predecessors. A wealth of single and multiplayer options simply push it over the top.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles is considerable in the production value it took to make something of this scope; Xenoblade Chronicles is considerable for telling a story with more layers than one can count while retaining a level of accessibility for people of any walk of life; Xenoblade Chronicles is considerable for having an active combat system more engaging than anything I have seen in years. Although, with all things considered, Xenoblade Chronicles is really good, too.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Heist is another excellent game from the folks at Image & Form. While I wish that the skill trees were less linear, I honestly have nothing else to complain about.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s packed with content, and even in the later hours I was thrown into areas I had yet to discover. Whether you choose to explore, race, or compete with friends, there’s a home for you in Fairhaven.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Kid Icarus: Uprising is jam packed with content, and outside of the control issues, is an amazing game. The 21-year wait for a new Kid Icarus game was completely worth it, because this is one of the craziest and most original games released by Nintendo in a while. If you have a 3DS and are even remotely interested in this game, I highly recommend that you seek this out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It looks incredible, sounds great, and plays beautifully...what's not to love? If you haven't yet tried out this excellent series, this is the best game to start on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The battle system is as mathematically complex as ever, the added relationship system can suck up countless hours, and the final handful of missions is absolute hell for anyone playing on Traditional Mode. Still, an olive branch is extended to newcomers, who can turn off the more imposing features while being met with helpful tutorials and impeccable production value.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Possibly the best GBA title yet... Many fans yearn for handheld titles to compare with the polished, deep, lengthy experiences of console games; Mario & Luigi is one of the few to attain this ideal.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even without any additions, Cave Story is still the same amazing game people have raved about for eight years. It's one of the best 2D platformers in recent memory, and this version is worthwhile if you've never played it before or are itching for a reason to play it again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its inventive and addicting gameplay was clearly built in such a way as to place maximum value on the DS touch screen. A compelling and engrossing story was constructed around these gameplay mechanics, and an attractive and unique visual style was created to display such a game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The title has an enormous replay factor, and many Monkey Ball fans will find themselves playing the game until the next iteration of Super Monkey Ball.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem Fates is so perfectly executed that I wonder how they’ll top it as the series progresses. Every complaint from Awakening has been addressed, leading to a fine-tuned strategy game that borders on genius.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    EAD Tokyo's 3DS debut is marvelous, and filled with almost endless creativity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re a Wii U owner looking for something to play, you really can’t go wrong here. It’s exactly the kind of game Nintendo does well, and it’s among their best.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A surpremely playable RPG. It has an interesting plot, a refined fighting system, beautiful graphics, a superb soundtrack, and intuitive controls. What's more, it's a long game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you’re flipping your car through heavy traffic or cruising along the beachfront bumping Magical Sound Shower, 3D Out Run is a cool, chill, and infinitely replayable classic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Aside from the addictive gameplay, the graphic style gives the game a fresh feel that doesn't look like every other cel-shaded game. Thick, heavy black lines and an overwhelming amount of pink seem to be the exact opposite of what you find in most hit titles, but it works for Joe because "Team Viewtiful" took time to make it work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest IX is a fantastic game, and it is easily the best new traditional RPG to grace the DS.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Movie buffs will adore its tongue-in-cheek style that lampoons a slew of classic films.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The outstanding puzzle design and tremendous challenge is what is going to make this game a huge hit, despite any of its flaws.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even if you’ve never played one of the recent Castlevania titles, and especially if you were bothered by the unbalanced design of the last two games, go out right now and pick up Aria of Sorrow.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What really makes the difference, though, is that Animal Crossing: Wild World is one of the first games to take advantage of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, allowing players worldwide to travel to other players' towns.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It offers the most intuitive, polished and entertaining use of the touch screen yet. What's more, it has enough depth to hold a player's attention for hours on end. [JPN Import]
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is the truest sequel Nintendo has produced in over a decade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig is a fresh game for the Nintendo eShop and one of the best digital games available on Nintendo's 3D handheld.