Nintendo Power V253 is the 253rd issue of Nintendo Power. It featured the exclusive reveal of Super Scribblenauts and the DSiWare remake of Earthworm Jim. It also featured an exclusive developer interview with the people behind New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Evaluation Station

The following reviews are for download-able games for the Wii and the Nintendo DSi. "Recommended" is a critic's positive response, "Hmmm..." is a lukewarm response, and "Grumble Grumble" is a poor response.

Virtual Console
WiiWare DSiWare


This month, five Wii games and twelve DS games (counting Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver as two separate games) were reviewed. Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions were by far the highest rated games oh the month, both receiving 9.5's from Phil Theobald in a shared review.

The next highest rated game was WarioWare D.I.Y. at 8.5. On the same page of the review, the writers that had created and presented their own microgames for the feature article earlier in the issue rated their games. The ratings were completely arbitrary and basically done out of humor; for example, "Power Surge" was rated as "5 Exhausted Editors", "Revenge" was rated as "1 Blasted Bro", "Cool Albert" was rated as "1 Suave Villain" and "Funky Boxing" was rated as "2 Black Eyes".

Please use the symbols next to each heading to sort the games by "title", "score", "console", "reviewer" and "ESRB rating".
Title Score Console Reviewer ESRB Rating
Again 7.0 DS Randy N. 05ESRB - T Teen
Callling 5.0 Wii Randy N. 05ESRB - T Teen
Crime Scene 5.0 DS Randy N. 06ESRB - M Mature
Dawn of Heroes 7.5 DS Nathan M. 04ESRB - E 10+ Everyone 10+
Deca Sports DS 5.5 DS Andrew H. 03ESRB - E Everyone
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon 5.5 Wii Casey L. 05ESRB - T Teen
Infinite Space 8.0 DS Steve T. 05ESRB - T Teen
Major League Baseball 2K10 7.0 Wii Steve T. 03ESRB - E Everyone
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver 9.5 DS Phil T. 03ESRB - E Everyone
Racquet Sports 6.5 Wii Justin C. 03ESRB - E Everyone
Rooms: The Main Building 7.0 DS Andrew H. 03ESRB - E Everyone
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love 7.5 Wii Justin C. 05ESRB - T Teen
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey 8.0 DS David S. 06ESRB - M Mature
Sonic Classic Collection 7.0 DS David S. 03ESRB - E Everyone
Squishy Tank 8.0 DS Nathan M. 03ESRB - E Everyone
WarioWare D.I.Y. 8.5 DS Chris H. 03ESRB - E Everyone


Staff (Kuribo's Cobblers)

  • EDITOR IN CHIEF Chris Slate
  • EXECUTIVE EDITOR Steve Thomason
  • SENIOR EDITOR Chris Hoffman
  • ART DIRECTOR Chris Imlay
  • CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Patrick Cunningham, Andrew Hayward, Casey Loe, Nathan Meunier, Randy Nelson, George Sinfield, David F. Smith, Phil Theobald
  • COPY EDITOR Candace Cunningham
  • LICENSING MANAGER Frances Wall Jha

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