Separate entries/ratings for ports of games.
Games' ratings may be skewed or conflicting if they have wildly different ports.
For example, "The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning" has its console ports, which are fundamentally the same, but it also has a 2D side-scroller port for GBA, and an isometric port for DS; both vary greatly (especially the GBA port) from the console release. Another example is Shrek 2, where the PC port is effectively an entirely different game from the console ports (and the matching PC port was called "Shrek 2: Team Action!")
Metacritic already separates game ratings by every port, and imo that's how it should be.
You are 100% correct on this :) We would consider the GBA, DS, and DS releases as Ports in the sense they deserve their own pages on IGDB so they can be rated & reviewed individually.
This is indeed a perfect example for ports. In this case it’s simply that we haven’t got around to split the releases and clean up the data.
Thanks for pointing it out, we’ll get right on it!
Dropping the link to our guidelines Ports just in case as well: https://github.com/twitchtv/igdb-contribution-guidelines/wiki/Game-Types