Topic: NintendoLife GOTY Awards (2017)

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@Octane I believe I haven’t played a single new Nintendo game this year, as my top ten in the other SUPERIOR! Games of the Year thread shows.

I have played Mario Kart 8 on my Wii U earlier in the year as well as some indies games on my PlayStation 4 that you can buy on the Switch so, I shall unhelpfully do it this way.

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
2. Axiom Verge
3. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
4. SteamWorld Dig 2
5. Sonic Mania

Edited on by Peek-a-boo



Very cool. Here goes:

Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Odyssey
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Graceful Explosion Machine



@Octane: Thanks for the shout out! Unfortunately, the newest game I got around to playing this year was last year's Pokemon Sun. I don't feel that it would be fair for me to vote due to my lack of a Switch and the fact that this year's 3DS titles that I have picked up are still sitting quietly in my backlog for the time being. XD

...It's not that I haven't had a busy year of gaming, it's just that I'm trying to clear out a good chunk of my backlog (mainly a lot of my Wii U games) before getting a Switch. To be honest, I'm sure I would have a pretty killer list if the games weren't limited to 2017 only.

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1. Super Mario Odyssey
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
3. Golf Story
4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
5. Sonic Mania

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1. Breath of the Wild
2. Splatoon 2
3. Samus Returns
4. Fire Emblem Echoes
5. Mario + Rabbids

(I haven’t played a lot of games yet)

Edited on by Aaron09



1. Breath of the Wild
2. Metroid Samus Returns
3. Steamworld Dig 2
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5. Monster Hunter Stories

Wow, those were literally the only 5 nintendo games I've played this year.

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@Octane Thanks for the reminder.

Unfortunately having to put a couple here that I've not completed, but assuming they don't turn into a massive disappointment halfway through...

1. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 5 points
2. Super Mario Odyssey - 4 points
3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 3 points
4. Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon - 2 points
5. Sonic Mania - 1 point

Honourable mentions go to Horizon: Zero Dawn and Cuphead, which unfortunately don't qualify!

Edited on by Buizel

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1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - A̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶o̶i̶n̶t̶s̶ 5 points
2. Stardew Valley - 4 points
3. Arms - 3 points
4. Splatoon 2 - 2 points
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 1 point

Honourable mentions (no room on the list!);
Rocket League
Sonic Mania
Snake Pass



1. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 5pts
2. Snipperclips Plus - 4pts
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 3pts
4. Super Mario Odyssey - 2pts
5. Splatoon 2 - 1pt

Edited on by RETRO_J



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5 - Snipperclips (1 point)
4 - Golf Story (2 points)
3 - SteamWorld Dig 2 (3 points)
2 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild (4 points)
1 - Super Mario Odyssey (5 points)


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@Buizel I thought about allowing all games, but I figured the end results wouldn't differ a lot, since there's obviously a bias being on a Nintendo fan site. PlayStation only worked for PushSquare, so I figured Nintendo only would be the best way to go for NLife.



1. Sonic Mania
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
3. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
4. Fire Emblem Warriors
5. Mighty Gunvolt Burst

Blaster Master Zero and Mighty Gunvolt Burst are both equally excellent titles IMO. But since MGB is missing from the NL Reader's Choice ballot, I'll vote for it in the forum awards here.

I wish I had of been able to play through and get full opinions on Super Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as I'm sure those would have made my top 5, but I unfortunately wound up with not enough time or money by October.

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@Octane When does voting end?

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@Ralizah Friday I think. Then I can tally the results on Saturday an post them before Christmas.



To anyone who hasn't voted yet, get your votes in now! Voting closes on Friday December 22, 20:00 CEST.




Last day of voting! 9 hours left, voting closes 20:00 CEST!



@Octane wooo just in time. Thanks for the mention bro. Its a complete fluke I ended up on Nintendo life today. Great thread btw

Arms - 4 points
Rayman Legends - 3 points
Mario Kart - 2 points
Lego Worlds - 1 point

They are all the Nintendo games I have played this year. Roll on Chrimbo. Have a great one Octane, great work!

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The results are in! 58 people voted, that's (almost) 870 points distributed among 46 games! The number one and two combined got nearly half the points, pretty insane! I tallied all the points, it was a bit of work, but worth it. Here are the final results!

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 210 points
2. Super Mario Odyssey – 175 points
3. Splatoon 2 – 58 points
4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 49 points
5. Metroid: Samus Returns – 45 points
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 34 points
7. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – 33 points
8. Sonic Mania – 30 points
9. ARMS – 26 points
10. Golf Story – 24 points
–. Stardew Valley – 17 points
12. Steamworld Dig 2 – 17 points
13. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment – 12 points
–. Fire Emblem Warriors – 11 points
15. Snipperclips – 11 points
16. Fire Emblem Echoes – 9 points
17. Rocket League – 7 points
–. Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon – 6 points
19. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap – 6 points
–. Dragon Quest VIII – 5 points
21. Etrian Odyssey V – 5 points
–. Axiom Verge – 4 points
–. DOOM – 4 points
–. Ever Oasis – 4 points
–. Has-Been Heroes – 4 points
–. Monster Hunter XX – 4 points
–. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – 4 points
28. Tumblestone – 4 points
–. Magikarp Jump – 3 points
–. Rayman Legends – 3 points
–. Skyrim – 3 points
32. The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ – 3 points
–. FIFA 18 – 2 points
–. I am Setsuna – 2 points
–. Kamiko – 2 points
–. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga – 2 points
–. Monster Hunter Stories – 2 points
–. Overcooked – 2 points
39. Striker 1945 – 2 points
–. Graceful Explosion Machine – 1 points
–. L.A. Noire – 1 points
–. LEGO Worlds – 1 points
–. Mighty Gunvolt Burst – 1 points
–. New Style Boutique: Styling Star – 1 points
–. Star Fox 2 – 1 points
46. Volgarr the Viking – 1 points

Thanks for voting everyone, and happy holidays!



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