User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.27/10

Total of 215 user ratings spread across 215 releases

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  • User Rating:7.8

    Root Beer Tapper

  • User Rating:7.8
    The right game at the right price.

    Root Beer Tapper

    The right game at the right price.

    Root Beer Tapper is one of the lesser-known classics of the golden age of arcade games way back in the early 80's. Therefore it's good to see it make a new appearance on XBOX Live here in good 'ol modern times. In it, yo... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.8

    Wario: Master of Disguise

  • User Rating:4.8
    It's not a Wario game, it's a Wario-themed game.

    Kaitou Wario the Seven

    It's not a Wario game, it's a Wario-themed game.

    Wario, long Nintendo's go-to guy when it came to handheld games, is back once again in Wario: Master of disguise. However, what was once a proud and somewhat under appreciated series has been very poorly represented in t... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    A rare but excellent Final Fantasy.

    Final Fantasy V Advance

    A rare but excellent Final Fantasy.

    As Square began releasing old Final Fantasies in portable form, it became an inevitability that sooner or later every single game that was capable of being released on the Game Boy Advance would find it's way there. And ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    If you've enjoyed any Kirby game before this, or if you want to try one out now, this is a great game to get.

    Byeol ui Kieby: Dauphin Ildang ui Seupgyeok

    If you've enjoyed any Kirby game before this, or if you want to try one out now, this is a great game to get.

    Kirby is one of Nintendo's oldest and well-traveled characters, having been in dozens of different games on nearly every one of the company's platforms over the years. He's already made one appearance on the Nintendo DS,... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    Kirby: Squeak Squad

  • User Rating:7.1
    These games may feel dated, but they're still fun.

    Activision Anthology

    These games may feel dated, but they're still fun.

    Game compilations have been all the rage over the last few years with developers. They allow them to cash in on games that are long past their prime, haven't seen the open market in years, yet may still be commercially v... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1

    Activision Anthology

  • User Rating:8.3
    For a surprisingly fun action game, look no further.

    Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

    For a surprisingly fun action game, look no further.

    With it's constant rotating cast of heroes, one of the few recognizable faces from the Dragon Quest series comes in the form of the slimes, the tiny smiling blobs that appear as low-level enemies in every single DQ game.... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Brain Age is a game that manages to defy expectations.

    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!

    Brain Age is a game that manages to defy expectations.

    So video games are bad for you, right? Nothing but violence and murder and disrespect for one's elders? Well, Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is a game which attempts to change that notion, with several diff... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.7

    Pac-Man

  • User Rating:5.7
    This game's controls really bring it down.

    Pac-Man

    This game's controls really bring it down.

    Pac-Man is a classic game. As such, you'd think that an easy conversion to a modern download-only bargain gaming service would be a no-brainer, something so simple that it would be almost impossible to screw up. Unfortun... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    It's Mario, almost exactly as you remember it.

    New Super Mario Bros.

    It's Mario, almost exactly as you remember it.

    New Super Mario Bros is a game that wants game players to think nostalgia from it's very beginning, practically from the moment you lay eyes on the box. It's unusual title alone does it's best to suggest that this is a r... Read Full Review

    9 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Super Princess Peach is good, but it doesn't do enough to stand out aside from it's main character.

    Super Princess Peach

    Super Princess Peach is good, but it doesn't do enough to stand out aside from it's main character.

    Super Princess Peach is a first as far as the Mario series goes. It's the first game in the franchise to star Peach alone in her own platforming adventure, on a quest to save Mario and Luigi no less. It appears that the ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is a platformer that's recommendable to anyone with a GBA.

    Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

    Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is a platformer that's recommendable to anyone with a GBA.

    When one thinks of Nintendo platformers, Kirby isn't always the first character that comes to mind. This is a bit of a shame, as he's been on more than half a dozen spectacular adventures in the last fifteen years or so.... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

  • User Rating:9.2
    Nearly everything you could ask of a WWE sim is in this game.

    WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006

    Nearly everything you could ask of a WWE sim is in this game.

    Smackdown Versus Raw 2006 is an incredibly good wrestling game. It packs so many different things into itself and ties that all together with gameplay that pretty much can't be beat. It's a solid game on almost every lev... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Wario Ware: Touched! is a game that starts out fun, and stays that way for a very long time.

    WarioWare: Touched!

    Wario Ware: Touched! is a game that starts out fun, and stays that way for a very long time.

    Wario Ware: Touched! is an incredibly bizarre and incredibly fun experience, a sort of game that rarely comes along, yet is often remembered for years after it's release. After falling into a manhole, Wario, the star of ... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    It's Mario Party, for better or worse.

    Mario Party 7

    It's Mario Party, for better or worse.

    After six installments, Nintendo is still keeping the Mario Party series going. It's rather odd to see a spin-off series like this one last so long, even considering that it's spun off from a series whose spin-offs have ... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    Metroid: Zero Mission is a very good game, but it's hampered severely by it's length.

    Metroid: Zero Mission

    Metroid: Zero Mission is a very good game, but it's hampered severely by it's length.

    Metroid: Zero Mission is a mixed bag of a game. A remake of a mid-80's NES game, it actually abandons or adds to much of what was seen in that version, turning it into more of a retelling of that game's story than a rema... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8

    Metroid: Zero Mission

  • User Rating:9.2
    Even if you have played the previous games in the series, it would be a horrible mistake to miss Dawn of Sorrow.

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

    Even if you have played the previous games in the series, it would be a horrible mistake to miss Dawn of Sorrow.

    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is one of those games that feels like you've played it already when you first pick it up. It's the fourth new Castlevania game to be released on a Nintendo handheld since Circle of the Moon wa... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Advance Wars: Dual Strike is an infinitely deep and incredibly rewarding experience, worth any DS owner's time.

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike

    Advance Wars: Dual Strike is an infinitely deep and incredibly rewarding experience, worth any DS owner's time.

    When you pick up Advance Wars: Dual Strike for the first time, you'll probably have one of two reactions. First of all, if you've never played an Advance Wars game before, you'll probably notice how simple the game appea... Read Full Review

    6 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    Doom II for the GBA is a surprisingly good port, one worth any portable enthusiast's time.

    Doom II

    Doom II for the GBA is a surprisingly good port, one worth any portable enthusiast's time.

    Doom II for the GBA is a surprisingly competent port of the classic PC game from the early 90's. Not a perfect one of course, given the differences between the two platforms, but still a surprisingly good one given the s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    Halo 2

  • User Rating:9
    Overall, despite some of it's flaws, Halo 2 is one of the most important games available for the XBOX.

    Halo 2

    Overall, despite some of it's flaws, Halo 2 is one of the most important games available for the XBOX.

    Halo 2 is one of those games that needs to be seen in its entirety to be appreciated. it may have a decent, if disappointing, single-player campaign, but it's really at its best in its online multiplayer mode. However, t... Read Full Review

    10 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Meteos is one of the best puzzlers to hit this side of the solar system in a long time.

    Meteos

    Meteos is one of the best puzzlers to hit this side of the solar system in a long time.

    Presenting: Meteos. A game that's not too difficult to describe. Basically, it looks like a Tetris Attack knock-off at first glance. However, your goal in this game is to take the pieces that are raining down from the to... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Kirby: Canvas Curse is a fine example of how a platformer should be done on the DS.

    Touch! Kirby

    Kirby: Canvas Curse is a fine example of how a platformer should be done on the DS.

    Kirby has been in a lot of games at this point, for nearly every Nintendo system that's been made, so it makes sense that he'd show up on the Nintendo DS sooner or later. And so he does in Kirby: Canvas Curse, his first ... Read Full Review

    10 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Put simply, Wario Ware: Twisted! is a must-buy.

    WarioWare: Twisted!

    Put simply, Wario Ware: Twisted! is a must-buy.

    Wario has come up with another scheme to get rich, and it just so happens to involve his recent discovery of tilt technology. Having designed a few hundred new microgames with his friends, it's now up to you to play thro... Read Full Review

    5 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    A great bargain, if there ever was one.

    Doom Collector's Edition

    A great bargain, if there ever was one.

    When the Doom games were originally released, they came at price tags of upwards of fifty dollars. With that in mind, the three-game Doom Collector’s Edition comes across as one of the greatest bargains of all time. It n... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.6
    Yoshi's Touch N' Go is a unique game to be sure, but there's really not enough of what's there.

    Yoshi Touch & Go

    Yoshi's Touch N' Go is a unique game to be sure, but there's really not enough of what's there.

    Sometimes you end up with a formula that wouldn't seem to need any alterations at all. However, at times, certain people feel that they still need to tweak some things a little even after it would seem that they have bee... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7
    While hardly a revolutionary entry in the series, Mario Party 6 still manages to be a fun experience.

    Mario Party 6

    While hardly a revolutionary entry in the series, Mario Party 6 still manages to be a fun experience.

    Since the release of the original Mario Party, Nintendo has released a new entry in the series every year. After six entries in the series, it would seem as though developer Hudson Soft would finally be running out of st... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    As the first original Zelda adventure on the Game Boy Advance, The Minish Cap makes a fine addition to the series.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    As the first original Zelda adventure on the Game Boy Advance, The Minish Cap makes a fine addition to the series.

    With the incredible popularity of both the Legend of Zelda series and the Game Boy Advance, bringing the former to the latter would have seemed to be a natural decision for the maker of both, Nintendo. However, the first... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6

    Resident Evil 4

  • User Rating:9.6
    Not only an example of what a sequel should be, but a truly wonderful game all on its own.

    BioHazard 4

    Not only an example of what a sequel should be, but a truly wonderful game all on its own.

    When Resident Evil 4 was announced, few people had any idea just what sort of game it would be. The few early screenshots and bits of info that were released didn't reveal much about the title other than the identity of ... Read Full Review

    6 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2

    Feel the Magic: XY/XX

  • User Rating:8.2
    Feel the Magic is probably the most unusual DS title to date, and it's also one of the better ones to boot.

    Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru

    Feel the Magic is probably the most unusual DS title to date, and it's also one of the better ones to boot.

    As the first DS game to be controlled exclusively by the Nintendo DS' touch screen (and at one point it's microphone), a lot of people will use Feel the Magic as a sign of just how well the stylus and the screen can go t... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    After a game like Metroid Prime, you couldn't ask for a sequel better than Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

    After a game like Metroid Prime, you couldn't ask for a sequel better than Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is the successor to what many people believe to be one of the greatest GameCube games of all: Metroid Prime. It's a game that makes all of the necescarry changes and improvements that you could po... Read Full Review

    6 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    The second Paper Mario game is another fine addition to the Mario series.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

    The second Paper Mario game is another fine addition to the Mario series.

    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is, if nothing else, another incredibly strong entry in the Mario RPG series. While it may be the fourth RPG starring Nintendo's famous plumber to be released, it is by no means the le... Read Full Review

    8 of 17 users found the following review helpful