2010 was a banner year for Nintendo fans. Regardless of any dire news about console sales dropping or third party developers and publishers abandoning ship, there were still plenty of excellent, must-have games on every Nintendo platform. And since we just wrapped up a year, we thought why not name the Best Games, something we’ve not done since 2007? There were plenty of titles to choose from, and we’re likely to have left a favorite off of your personal list. Yes, we considered great titles like Red Steel 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and Monster Hunter Tri, but they just barely came up short.
No worries, though: you’ll get an opportunity to name your favorite in each of this week’s articles via an included poll and of course the comments. We’re really excited to find out if you agree with our choices or will promote a swell of support for a game we left off our lists. And since it’s impossible to make even everyone on the staff happy, we’ll have a round table at the end of the week in which we champion our unsung favorites.
Issue 31: The Best Games of 2010
The Best DSiWare Games of 2010 by Evan Campbell
A hair-whipping genie, a ‘boy’ named Quote and an intergalactic paddle battle it out for DSiWare supremacy.
The Best WiiWare Games of 2010 by Robert Thompson
Despite common belief, WiiWare is still kicking, and we have awards to prove it.
The Best DS Games of 2010 by Andrew Hsieh
Our dear old Nintendo DS has had a pretty good year, and it’ll take more than one investigator to find out why.
The Best Wii Games of 2010 by James Stank
Wii owners received many great games in 2010, full of plumbers, apes and secret agents. Yet only one will rule them all.
Hot Air: Bested by Aaron Roberts
There are good things, and there are best things.
The Best Games of 2010 Overall by M. Noah Ward
Inevitably one of the previously awarded games will take this crown, but there’s no guarantees on the runners-up.
Round Table: Hey, You Forgot…! by Nintendojo Staff
When you choose things democratically (and with a little eye gouging) you don’t get every personal fave to the winner’s podium. Here are the staff’s unforgotten favorite titles.
Additional features in this issue…
- Nightly News Roundup by Carter Fagan
- Nightly News Roundup by Evan Campbell
- Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 124 by M. Noah Ward
- Nightly News Roundup by Andrew Hsieh
- Nightly News Roundup by Francisco Naranjo
- Nightly News Roundup by Aaron Roberts
Coming Up Next Week…
Issue 32: License to Kill
They’re hated and loved (more often hated), and each of us probably owns at least one. What is it about licensed games?