Pure Nintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 992 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Streets of Rage 4
Lowest review score: 10 Help Me Doctor
Score distribution:
992 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Longing requires patience but is a surprisingly captivating and emotional game that it’s worth taking the time to connect to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, R.B.I. Baseball 21 has a number of new features that bring it more in line with similar baseball games on the market. I enjoy my time with each new iteration but I do hope that the developers work on more fluid animations and overall ‘feel’ of the gameplay. It can be frustrating at times seeing players move strangely across the field or feeling like the ball is ‘magnetizing’ into a defender’s glove in an odd manner. Even though there’s the occasional stutter when loading between innings or frame rate issues in the home run replays, it has still come a long way since R.B.I. Baseball 17. I’ve got to give the developers credit for sticking with the series and always aiming to improve each year. If you’re looking for an MLB-licensed, arcade-focused baseball game, you won’t really find a better option on the Switch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Battle for Neighborville: Complete Edition is a fun, colorful, silly game with a good amount of content to keep the player busy. While the game is older, this updated version is the obvious choice for fans of the series and newcomers alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Astro Aqua Kity is a super-fun shooter, with great audio and visuals along with fluid gameplay and spot-on action. There are a lot of options to keep even the fussiest player happy during this tough but enjoyable undersea adventure. Check it out!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Potion Party is a fun game to play with others but isn’t anywhere near as fun by yourself. It is never too challenging but does just enough to make you think about every obstacle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Deiland: Pocket Planet Edition is a game with a promising concept, yet it didn’t really do anything for me. I really wish I liked this game more since it is much like others of its genre that I enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia is the type of title I would’ve loved exploring as a kid in school. As a grown man, I still appreciate the concept and how it was brought to screen in an aesthetically pleasing way. It succeeds with its aim in charming fashion. While gameplay and narration are missed, this is a very good release for what it is. If you’re a family, this would definitely be one to grab on sale if you’re looking to relax and learn at the same time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One Escape is a unique puzzle platformer that’s fun for the first few levels before it becomes repetitive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shantae was released in 2002, and it’s a little less than perfect, especially compared to its many sequels. Despite being one of the most beloved Metroidvania series, this GBC cult classic may be a little too clunky for modern gaming palettes. If you’re looking for a Metroidvania fix, I would look elsewhere. However, it’s a definite must-have for all Shantae completionists looking to see where the magic all started.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a grid-based, first-person, action/adventure RPG, Vaporum: Lockdown offers plenty of gameplay elements to keep you busy. The dungeon-crawling game play is straightforward and not overly complicated, despite a good number of puzzles sprinkled in. In short, this is a solid prequel to the original Vaporum. Have fun exploring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is massive. It’s massively fun and massively rewarding. Fans of JRPGs can get delightfully lost in its deep story, its numerous characters, and its battle system that provides a ridiculous amount of options for customization. Just make sure you’ve played Trails of Cold Steel III (and have at least read up on I and II).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clea 2 builds on the tension and atmosphere that earned its predecessor a cult following to create a decent sequel that leans into the darkly cute style and stealth-based horror.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I rather like the mid-’90s 3DO/Saturn look, and there are a few pleasant music tracks, as well. But when I put the nostalgic presentation and low price aside, I’m left with the realization that Toree 3D is a short-lived game I just didn’t find particularly fun. The level design is hit-or-miss, and the camera needs more attention. I’d direct players on a budget to Macbat 64: Journey of a Nice Chap instead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chained is a unique puzzle game that’s simple and will keep you busy and entertained for a couple of hours.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a ridiculous little game with a twisted sense of humour, uncomplicated gameplay and a surprisingly absorbing plot.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I find Gallic Wars: Battle Simulator more of a proof of concept than an actual game. There are so many far superior options in the tactics category that this game is even a waste of time for beginners.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Mysterious Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde is entertaining as a hidden object game, but this port is sloppy. If you’re a fan yet to play it, wishlist it for a future sale. But know that there are better representations of the genre on the Nintendo Switch, including from the same publisher. Everyone else can stick with the well-known short novel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun little fantasy platformer, The Skylia Prophecy makes for a charming throwback to the early days of gaming
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sokodice is a relaxing puzzle experience. The simple concept provides something that’s anything but simple to solve. With well over 100 puzzles to solve, this is a well-designed game that will tease the brains of puzzle enthusiasts for hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ghost: Elisa Cameron is not particularly riveting. However, if you’re a fan of the comics, or this type of puzzle game there may be something here for you to enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    DARQ Complete Edition is a dark puzzle platformer in which you must help a boy named Lloyd navigate a seemingly endless loop of nightmares. Its lack of story and solid scares may disappoint some players, but it’s a solid pick-up for those seeking a quick, creepy gaming experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All things considered, Rip Them Off is a good, unique tower defense game with a comically cynical viewpoint. It has a limited number of levels, but it is also not very expensive, making it an ironically good deal considering the subject matter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is built to get you into the action quickly with just a few cutscenes to explain the creation of the Delta Squad. I enjoyed the chance to mindlessly shoot droids and see how far I could get. With a variety of difficulties to help you set your pace, gamers of any skill level can play Star Wars: Republic Commando.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it is rather easy, Stitchy in Tooki Trouble should appeal to younger gamers or those looking for a simple, quick platforming romp.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Faircroft’s Antiques: The Heir of Glen Kinnoch Collector’s Edition delivers a 10-plus hour hidden object adventure that’s just as fun as the initial game in the series: Treasure of Treffenburg. More variety with minigames and puzzles is welcomed, as is better incorporation of hidden items to the plot. Only a handful of bugs knock the game down, but not enough to stop me from recommending it to genre fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With its unique visuals, clever environmental puzzles, and non-violent gameplay, El Hijo is a welcome entry in the somewhat overlooked stealth/puzzle genre. If you don’t buy into the gameplay before the repetition sets in, however, it can become an adventure that’s easily abandoned.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Chess Knights – Viking Land provides hours of puzzle-based gameplay using a twist on the usual chess formula. With some additional incentives to replay, and a little more finesse in the controls, this could be a must-have puzzle game. It’s still worth checking out, particularly anyone with a penchant for chess.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although the improv gameplay of What the Dub?! is somewhat basic and repetitive, it presents numerous opportunities for MST3K-style hilarity. You don’t need to be a fan of movies to enjoy this party game; you just need to be quick-witted (or have funny friends).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A turn-based tactical RPG set in a medieval fantasy map, Battle Brothers isn’t the most original premise, but it is well executed and easy to get hooked on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cathedral is a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch library. It was a lot of fun solving the puzzles and finding my way around the cathedral and surrounding areas.

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