Features: Nintendo Life Reader's Choice Awards 2010
Posted by Jon Wahlgren
The top Wii and DS games of the year, as voted by you
We showed you ours, now it's time for you to show your favorite games of 2010.
The categories may have been limited, but your response wasn't. Here are the Wii (including WiiWare), DS (including DSiWare) and overall Reader Games of the Year.
Reader Wii Game of the Year
Winner: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (26% of vote)
A very close race between the plumber and the ape, but Mario's intergalactic planetary adventure edged out the return of Donkey Kong by a hair. Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 put up a mighty fight but wasn't enough to topple Nintendo's own giants, and Bond snuck into third runner-up like the secret agent he is.
Reader DS Game of the Year
Winner: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky (26% of vote)
As it always seems to be for DS, a wealth of RPGs duked it out for the top handheld spot, but Dragon Quest IX sliced, diced and healed it's way to the top. With ludicrous amounts of things to do and collect, we imagine many of you who bought it at launch this summer are still carving your way through. The Pokemon remakes strolled in with pedometer in tow to first runner-up, with Cave Story on DSiWare and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn tying things up at the end.
Reader Game of the Year
Winner: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (33% of vote)
But there can be only one, and in this case it's the second top spot for Super Mario Galaxy 2. An absolute joy to play, this one resonated enough with you to propel it well ahead of the nearest competitor.
Runners-up: Donkey Kong Country Returns (17%), Monster Hunter 3 (14%), Cave Story (6%)