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The 1989 Nintendo Power Awards was the 2nd annual Awards published in the May/June 1990 issue (volume 12) of Nintendo Power magazine. It's nominees were listed in volume 11.

Even though DuckTales was nominated for 6 out of the 8 awards, it didn't win anything. As for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 4 of its 6 nominations were listed in the "Best Character" category: one for each Turtle.

Winners and Nominees

The following is the list of winners and nominees.

Best Graphics and Sound

Mega Man 2 (NA)

Best Challenge

Ninja Gaiden (NA)

Best Theme, Fun

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) (NA)

Best Play Control

Mega Man 2 (NA)

Best Character

Zelda2adventureoflink

Best Ending

Ninjagaiden-ending

Best Player vs. Player

Tecmo Bowl (NES) (NA)

Best Overall

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) (NA)

Total number of nominations

The following lists the number of nominations for each game.

  1. Mega Man 2 - 7 nominations
  2. DuckTales - 6 nominations
  3. Ninja Gaiden - 6 nominations
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 6 nominations
  5. The Guardian Legend - 3 nominations
  6. Stealth ATF - 3 nominations
  7. Tetris - 3 nominations
  8. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - 3 nominations
  9. Dragon Warrior - 2 nominations
  10. Faxanadu - 2 nominations
  11. Adventures of Lolo - 1 nomination
  12. Baseball Stars - 1 nomination
  13. Fester's Quest - 1 nomination
  14. Godzilla - 1 nomination
  15. Hoops - 1 nomination
  16. Marble Madness - 1 nomination
  17. Strider - 1 nomination
  18. Super Dodgeball - 1 nomination
  19. Tecmo Bowl - 1 nomination

Total number of awards

The following lists the number of awards for each game.

  1. Mega Man 2 - 2 awards
  2. Ninja Gaiden - 2 awards
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 2 awards
  4. Tecmo Bowl - 1 award
  5. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - 1 award

Voting

Readers of the magazine were presented with the list of nominees in Nintendo Power volume 11. It was a time before the internet, so votes had to be cast by sending in the postcard that was included within the pages of the magazine. The votes were then tallied and announced in the pages of Nintendo Power volume 12.

Trivia

  • These Awards were also known as the "Nester Awards", or simply just the "Nesters".
  • Even though Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was included in the previous awards, it still made an appearance in this one. Because of that, the game won "Best Character" two years in a row.
  • It was a time before the internet, so votes had to be cast by mailing in the postcard that was included within the pages of the magazine.

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