December 11, 2019 6:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hey all, Last week on Twitter, we ran a series of polls on multiple categories like “Best Game” and “Welcome To Switch”. The Polls have now ended and it is time to announce the winners of the M64 Game Awards of 2019. We thank all of you that participated and appreciate you all taking the time to do so. Without Further ado, here are our M64 Game Awards 2019.

People’s Choice

Game Of The Year

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Winner
Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield
The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Astral Chain

 

Best Action Game

Astral Chain – Winner
Daemon X Machina
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Fire Emblem: Three Houses

 

Best Adventure Game

Yoshi’s Crafted World
The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Winner
SteamWorld Quest

 

Best Strategy Game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Winner
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Killer Queen Black
Northgard

 

Best Party Game

Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Super Mario Maker 2 – Winner
Killer Queen Black
Luigi’s Mansion 3

 

Best Co-op Multiplayer

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Winner
Wolfenstein Youngblood
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
RICO

 

Best Role-Playing Game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Winner
Pokémon Sword/ Pokémon Shield
Collection Of Mana
SteamWorld Quest

 

Best Platformer

Yoshi’s Crafted World
New Super Lucky’s Tale – Winner
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair
A Hat In Time

 

Best Kart/Racing Game

CTR Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Winner
WRC 8- FIA World Rally
Team Sonic Racing
RISE: Race The Future

 

Best Fighting Game

Mortal Kombat 11
Kill La Kill IF
Killer Queen Black
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Winner

 

Best Indie Game

SteamWorld Quest
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair
Untitled Goose Game – Winner
My Friend Pedro

 

Best Soundtrack/ Music

Cadence Of Hyrule Feat. The Legend Of Zelda – Winner
Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair
Just Dance 2020
Astral Chain

 

Best Art Direction

The Legend Of Zelda – Link’s Awakening – Winner
Untitled Goose Game
Steamworld Quest
Katana Zero

 

M64 Reviewer Recognition Award

@jonathanober
@ladysugarcube
@lucasthereviewer
@switchgamerali – Winner

 

Best DLC / Content Expansion

Celeste B-Side
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass – Winner
SuperMario Maker 2 – Master Sword Update
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Special Episode

 

Welcome To Switch!

The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt – Complete Edition – Winner
Ori And The Blind Forest
Overwatch Legendary Edition
Resident Evil 0,1,4,5,6

 

Best Switch Content Creator

Impact Game Station
Switch Indie Fix
Switch Player Mag – Winner
The Switch Island

 

Personal Recognition Awards

While our main Award Categories were chosen by the general public by social media, we also have some of our own selected awards for some very special people and companies/studios. We feel these people deserve extra special mention for the dedication they have for their craft

M64 Newcomer Award – Nintendad

Nintendad has only been around for just over a year and has really grown into an incredible site dedicated to Nintendo. We are both proud and envious of its achievements over the year and we truly look forward to what heights they will reach in 2020.

 

M64 Indie Dev Of The Year Award – Image & Form (Thunderful)

There have been so many incredible indie games on Nintendo Switch over this past year and it really is hard to name just one of them for this award when there really are so many that are just as worthy for the award. That said, Image & Form, now known as Thunderful, have been very supportive of Miketendo64 since we started up in 2015.

Their dedication to the Nintendo Switch has not gone unnoticed either as they continue to bring their games to the console including the SteamWorld series and their latest release, Anthill. Brjann Sigurgeirsson and team really bring something unique to the world of video games and we hope they continue to do so over the years to come.

 

M64 PR Company Of The Year Award – Dead Good Media

The Unsung heroes of the Video Game Industry are undoubtedly the PR departments that promote the very games we see and play. This year, Dead Good Media have gone above and beyond to support Miketendo64 and we are truly grateful for the respect they have shown us in 2019 and, well, over the years in general. Matt, Carly and the rest of the Dead Good Team go above and beyond to treat small and big-time Media Outlets and Influencers alike with respect and professionalism.

 

M64 Person Of The Year – Aaron Cooper (Wired Productions)

There have been many people that have looked out for us over the years. Every Indie dev that we have spoken with over the years, PR agents keeping us informed of upcoming gaming news, etc. Aaron Cooper, however, truly showed us a kindness that we honestly felt was lost in the modern world.

After being given the cold hard shoulder from Nintendo UK and Nintendo Europe at Gamescom. we were feeling very disheartened that the companies that we have supported all our lives fail to acknowledge us as worthy of an audience with them. We had tried for months to get an appointment with them and were blatantly ignored until finally denied at the last minute.

Gamescom was certainly an experience that will forever be remembered by our editor in chief for a long time. All was not lost though, as an opportunity to interview the legendary SUDA51 cropped up and was made possible in an instant thanks to the help of Aaron Cooper. Within mere minutes. Aaron crafted magic that would impress the magnificent Merlin himself and has since continued to support Miketendo64, helping us with interviews, game reviews, etc.

 

M64 Legacy Award – Etika

The highly known and popular Youtuber Etika brought joy and entertainment to thousands, if not millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, he took his own life earlier this year after struggling with mental illness. He will be deeply missed and it is a great shame that our paths never crossed. We didn’t know him and while we didn’t follow him, we greatly respect what he did for the gaming community.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this article. How do you feel about the games that won our awards, do you feel that other games should have been given an opportunity? Is there anything you feel like we could improve on for next year?  Let us know in the comments below.

Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

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