The 2008 Nintendo Power Awards

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  1. webyugioh
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    Here are the winners for the best games of 2008 according to
    the readers that voted at Nintendo Power:

    Wii Game of the Year:
    72%: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    7%: Animal Crossing: City Folk
    1%: Bully: Scholarship Edition
    11%: Mario Kart Wii
    6%: No More Heroes
    3%: Rock Band 2

    DS Game of the Year:
    32%: Kirby Super Star Ultra
    6%: Castlevania: order of Ecclesia
    11%: Chrono Trigger
    11%: Final Fantasy IV
    12%: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    29%: The World Ends With You

    Wiiware Game of the Year:
    39%: Mega Man 9
    13%: Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles: My Life As King
    4%: LostWinds
    24%: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
    7%: Tetris Party
    13%: World of Goo

    Best Wii Graphics:
    51%: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    3%: Castlevania Judgment
    17%: Okami
    18%: Sonic Unleashed
    4%: Tomb Raider: Underworld
    8%: Wario Land: Shake It!

    Best DS Graphics:
    34%: The World Ends with You
    13%: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    4%: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
    26%: Final Fantasy IV
    5%: GRID
    17%: Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

    Best Original Score:
    63%: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    6%: Chrono Trigger
    4%: Final Fantasy IV
    2%: Fanal Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
    6%: No More Heroes
    19%: The World Ends with You

    Best Sound/Voice Acting:
    28%: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
    7%: Bully: Scholarship Edition
    21%: Call of Duty: World at War
    20%: No More Heroes
    17%: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    7%: Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2

    Best Music/Rhythm Game:
    40%: Guitar Hero World Tour
    4%: Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2
    4%: Guitar Hero On Tour
    27%: Rock Band 2
    9%: Samba de Amigo
    17%: Wii Music

    Best Adventure Game:
    25%: Okami
    11%: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
    7%: Bully: Scholarship Edition
    15%: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    21%: No More Heroes
    19%: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People

    Best RPG:
    30%: The World Ends with You
    17%: Chrono Trigger
    2%: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
    13%: Final Fantasy IV
    27%: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
    11%: Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

    Best Shooter/Action Game:
    44%: Mega Man 9
    3%: Bangai-O Spirits
    4%: Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy
    33%: Call of Duty: World at War
    5%: Metal Slug 7
    11%: Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword

    Best Sports Game:
    56%: Mario Super Sluggers
    20%: Madden NFL 09 All-Play
    2%: New International Track and Field
    12%: Sega Superstars Tennis
    5%: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play
    5%: We Love Golf!

    Best Racing Game:
    88%: Mario Kart Wii
    1%: Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli
    2%: GRID
    9%: Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

    Best Platformer:
    33%: Kirby Super Star Ultra
    2%: Crash: Mind over Mutant
    15%: de Blob
    3%: Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars
    29%: Sonic Unleashed
    18%: Wario Land: Shake It!

    Best Puzzle Game:
    30%: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    23%: Boom Blox
    16%: Dr. Mario Online Rx
    14%: Tetris Party
    17%: World of Goo

    Best Alternative Game:
    50%: Animal Crossing: City Folk
    13%: Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
    36%: Wii Fit

    Best New Character:
    23%: Shade - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
    7%: Apollo Justice - Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
    16%: Blob - de Blob
    20%: Neku - The World Ends with You
    12%: Professor Layton - Professor Layton and the curious Village
    22%: Travis Touchdown - No More Heroes

    Best Multiplayer:
    67%: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    2%: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
    7%: Guitar Hero Wold Tour
    17%: Mario Kart Wii
    6%: Rock band 2
    1%: Tetris Party

    Best Story/Writing:
    33%: The World Ends with You
    21%: Chrono Trigger
    7%: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
    19%: No More Heroes
    17%: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    3%: Robocalypse

    Best Online Functionality:
    55%: Mario Kart Wii
    24%: Animal Crossing: City Folk
    3%: Bomberman Blast
    10%: Guitar Hero World Tour
    1%: Madden NFL 09 All-Play
    6%: Rock Band 2

    Best Fighting Game:
    87%: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    2%: Bleach: Dark Souls
    2%: Castlevania Judgment
    5%: Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2
    1%: The King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga
    2%: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

    OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR:
    55%: Super Smash Bros. Brawl


    NOMINEES:
    4%: Animal Crossing
    1%: Bully: Scholarship Edition
    1%: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    2%: Chrono Trigger
    1%: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
    1%: Kirby Super Star Ultra
    6%: Mario Kart Wii
    2%: Mega Man 9
    3%: No More Heroes
    3%: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    2%: Rock Band 2
    4%: Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
    14%: The World Ends with You
    2%: World of Goo






    And there they are!
    Sorry in advance if there are any typos.

    I hope you guys enjoy it!
     


  2. Ferrariman

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    Kirby won GOTY year? That's bull
     
  3. X D D X

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    Wow, Half of these are way off.. Some are good choices though.
     
  4. granville

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    DS of the year, not THE game of the year. I don't know what to think of it being the best DS game. It certainly outdid Chrono Trigger as a remake though. They improved EVERYTHING possible in the game. They redid the graphics, added a ton of new modes, and just did great. Chrono Trigger is the better game probably, but the remake had very lean additions.
     
  5. dinofan01

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    I hope no one takes this too seriously. Its the readers who choose the winners. Lets be honest Nintendo Power does have ALOT of child readers.
     
  6. Gaisuto

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    I grin that Brawl wasn't even a nominee for Best Online Functionality.
     
  7. Deadmon

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    I smiled at that too. Take note of that Sakurai! [​IMG]
    Good to see TWEWY in a few categories.
     
  8. webyugioh
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    webyugioh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm personally glad that Okami won a category

    That game is one of my favorites of all time.

    And it is too bad No more heroes did not win anything,
    that game was also one of the better ones.
     
  9. Awdofgum

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    Scans anyone?

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. webyugioh
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    I did not include the scans because I deem it
    OK to share this info as long as I only do text.

    I actually want people to buy the magazine.
     
  11. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    Thats one awesome looking Brawl pic (the last one).
     
  12. agentgamma

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    I am not surprised since
    Most Nintendo Power readers = Nintendo Fanboys and Kids
    Super Smash Bros Brawl = Mostly played by Nintendo Fanboys (they get nerdgasms from seeing R.O.B beating up Lucas) and kids.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Praetor192

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    Disagree. I have been a subscriber to NP for years, and while I own a n64, GCN, wii, DSL, GBC, and GBA, I also have an XBOX and an XBOX 360, which probably get more use than the rest combined. I am not a fanboy, and I still enjoy reading NP. I have noticed, however, that since FUTUREUS took over NP it has been aimed more at kids, which is unfortunate. I still enjoy getting my Nintendo gaming news in print format, though, and I will most likely continue my subscription.

    I voted for these a while ago, and nearly none of my choices won [​IMG]
     
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    Best RPG:
    30%: The World Ends with You
    17%: Chrono Trigger
    2%: Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
    13%: Final Fantasy IV
    27%: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
    11%: Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

    For the 2nd best RPG category, this is huge laugh in front of my face! FFIV should of won that not Sonic Chronicles; I hope Bioware's sequel for the mediocre Sonic RPG will get a upgrade big time! What a joke, Sonic Chronicles in second place and not Chrono Trigger or FFIV!!
     
  15. Satangel

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    Thanks for posting these up.
    SSBB is the deserved winner IMHO, although FF IV deserved more....
     
  16. shakirmoledina

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    tht's why these are nintendo power awards... u won't get what ppl (generally) actually like.... many are good others are not (kirby lol... good game in it's respect but not the best)
     
  17. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

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    TWEWY and Good Graphics should not be in the same sentence unless the words 'doesn't have' are in between them [​IMG]
     
  18. BORTZ

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    Haha wheres the Best shovelware of 08 category? at any rate i really need to pick up TWEWY sometime soon.
     
  19. imz

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    The World Ends With You as Best graphics?? Were they trippin' when they reviewed these?
     
  20. Glacius0

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    It depends how you define good graphics. If you look at the poly count then no. If you hate seeing pixels then also no. But the game just had a very good art direction and a city that felt alive because of it. To me this is more important than anything else, so I also thought the game had good graphics.