This column will be the same as NeonNinja’s 1996-2007 Game of the Year posts. However, I just won’t be giving the same long explanations because I’ll run out of words faster. :P
Here’s how it works. I’ll list the nominees (up to 5) and then choose the game of the year and runner-up. The games chosen have to be games that I’ve played. They don’t have to have been played at the time, however.
1985 Game of the Year: Super Mario Bros.
Runner-up: Space Harrier
I’ve never been a fan of the Mario games, but that doesn’t mean that they weren’t fun. I can sometimes overlook the IP if the game is actually fun. A good personal example is Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (SNES).
Space Harrier was always fun when I’d get a chance to play it at the time. I plan on getting the Genesis sequel in the future.
FYI: Alpha99 is gearing up for Alpha Picks #6 and this time he’s going to let everybody vote on the game that he’ll tackle. It’s all going down this Wednesday.