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The 1992 Nintendo Power Awards was the 5th annual Awards published in the May 1993 issue (volume 48) of Nintendo Power magazine. It's nominees were listed in volume 46.

Since there were three gaming systems included in the Awards, most of the categories were divided up for each system. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Mega Man 4 dominated the awards in their respective game console categories.

Winners and Nominees

The following is the list of winners and nominees.

Best Graphics and Sound (SNES)

Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past (NA)

Best Graphics and Sound (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land 2 6 Golden Coins (Players Choice) (NA)

Best Graphics and Sound (NES)

Mega Man 4 (NA)

Best Theme and Fun (SNES)

Street-fighter-2

Best Theme and Fun (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land 2 6 Golden Coins (Players Choice) (NA)

Best Theme and Fun (NES)

Mega Man 4 (NA)

Best Challenge (SNES)

Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past (NA)

Best Challenge (Game Boy)

Mega Man II (NA)

Best Challenge (NES)

Dragon Warrior IV (NA)

Best Play Control (SNES)

Street-fighter-2

Best Play Control (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land 2 6 Golden Coins (Players Choice) (NA)

Best Play Control (NES)

Mega Man 4 (NA)

Best Hero

Link-Link to the Past

Best Villain

M Bison

Most Innovative

Mario Paint (NA)

Best SNES Sports Game

NCAABasketball

Best SNES Game

Street-fighter-2

Best Game Boy Game

Super Mario Land 2 6 Golden Coins (Players Choice) (NA)

Best NES Game

Mega Man 4 (NA)

Total number of nominations

The following lists the number of nominations for each game.

  1. Mega Man 4 - 7 nominations
  2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - 6 nominations
  3. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - 6 nominations
  4. Darkwing Duck (NES) - 5 nominations
  5. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - 5 nominations
  6. Super Star Wars - 5 nominations
  7. Batman: Return of the Joker - 4 nominations
  8. Mega Man II - 4 nominations
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - 4 nominations
  10. Bionic Commando (Game Boy) - 3 nominations
  11. Kirby's Dream Land - 3 nominations
  12. Krusty's Fun House - 3 nominations
  13. Looney Tunes (Game Boy) - 3 nominations
  14. Mario Paint - 3 nominations
  15. Prince of Persia (Game Boy) - 3 nominations
  16. Super Mario Kart - 3 nominations
  17. The Addams Family (NES) - 2 nominations
  18. Contra III: The Alien Wars - 2 nominations
  19. Dragon Warrior IV - 2 nominations
  20. NCAA Basketball - 2 nominations
  21. Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES) - 2 nominations
  22. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (NES) - 2 nominations
  23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time - 2 nominations
  24. Boggle Plus - 1 nomination
  25. Double Dragon 3: The Arcade Game - 1 nomination
  26. Faceball 2000 (SNES) - 1 nomination
  27. Felix the Cat (NES) - 1 nomination
  28. Gradius: The Interstellar Assault - 1 nomination
  29. G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - 1 nomination
  30. John Madden Football '93 - 1 nomination
  31. NHLPA Hockey 93 - 1 nomination
  32. Out of This World - 1 nomination
  33. Prince of Persia (NES) - 1 nomination
  34. Power Blade II - 1 nomination
  35. Rampart - 1 nomination
  36. Road Runner's Death Valley Rally - 1 nomination
  37. Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball - 1 nomination
  38. The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare - 1 nomination
  39. Soul Blazer - 1 nomination
  40. Space Megaforce - 1 nomination
  41. Super Batter Up - 1 nomination
  42. Super Smash T.V. - 1 nomination
  43. Ultima: Runes of Virtue - 1 nomination

Total number of awards

The following lists the number of awards for each game.

  1. Mega Man 4 - 4 awards
  2. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - 4 awards
  3. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - 4 awards
  4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - 3 award
  5. Dragon Warrior IV - 1 award
  6. Mario Paint - 1 award
  7. Mega Man II - 1 award
  8. NCAA Basketball - 1 award

Voting

Readers of the magazine were presented with the list of nominees in Nintendo Power volume 46. 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 48.

Trivia

  • These Awards were also known as the "Nester Awards", or simply just the "Nesters".
  • 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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