1992 Game of the Year


Kirby’s Dream Land (GB)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN)
Streets of Rage 2 (GEN)
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (GEN)

Honorable Mentions
Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)
Lucky & Wild (Arcade)
Street Fighter II (SNES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)

1992 Game of the Year: Streets of Rage 2
Runner-up: Super Mario Kart

As you can see above, 1992 brought many awesome games that I had to at least mention them even if they didn’t get on the nominee list.

At the time Streets of Rage didn’t really wow me, but since I’m able to play the game, I have been amazed at how many different moves each character has. It isn’t obvious from the start, but this is one thing that it beats Final Fight at. I could have easily picked any of the other games listed. This game just really shocked me with what was hidden under the hood.

Super Mario Kart mainly makes runner-up because I played it more at the time than any of the other games listed. Other than Mario Kart Super Circuit on the GBA, I haven’t played any game in the series since. Even back then it was a blast playing against friends in this game.

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