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The 1993 Nintendo Power Awards was the 6th annual Awards published in the May 1994 issue (volume 60) of Nintendo Power magazine. It's nominees were listed in volume 58.

Since there were three gaming systems included in the Awards, some of the categories were divided up for each system. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Mega Man 5 dominated the awards, combining for half of them.

Winners and Nominees

The following is the list of winners and nominees.

Best Graphics and Sound (SNES)

Star Fox (NA)

Best Graphics and Sound (Game Boy)

LinksAwakening

Best Graphics and Sound (NES)

Mega Man 5 (NA)

Best Theme and Fun (SNES)

Secret of Mana (NA)

Best Theme and Fun (Game Boy)

LinksAwakening

Best Theme and Fun (NES)

Mega Man 5 (NA)

Best Challenge (SNES)

Star Fox (NA)

Best Challenge (Game Boy)

LinksAwakening

Best Challenge (NES)

Mega Man 5 (NA)

Best Play Control (SNES)

Street Fighter II Turbo (NA)

Best Play Control (Game Boy)

LinksAwakening

Best Play Control (NES)

Mega Man 5 (NA)

Best Hero

Kirby - 1993 NP Awards

Best Villain

Goro - 1993 NP Awards

Most Innovative

LostVikings

Best SNES Sports Game

Tecmo Super NBA Basketball (NA)

Best SNES Game

Mortal Kombat (SNES) (NA)

Best Game Boy Game

LinksAwakening

Best NES Game

RC Pro-Am II

Total number of nominations

The following lists the number of nominations for each game.

  1. Mega Man 5 - 7 nominations
  2. Star Fox - 7 nominations
  3. Kirby's Adventure - 6 nominations
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - 6 nominations
  5. Super Empire Strikes Back - 6 nominations
  6. Battletoads & Double Dragon - 5 nominations
  7. Super Mario All-Stars - 5 nominations
  8. Kirby's Pinball Land - 4 nominations
  9. The Lost Vikings - 4 nominations
  10. Mega Man IV - 4 nominations
  11. Secret of Mana - 4 nominations
  12. Street Fighter II Turbo - 4 nominations
  13. Aladdin - 3 nominations
  14. Kid Dracula - 3 nominations
  15. Mega Man III - 3 nominations
  16. Mortal Kombat - 3 nominations
  17. Batman Returns - 2 nominations
  18. DuckTales 2 - 2 nominations
  19. Felix the Cat - 2 nominations
  20. Fire 'n Ice - 2 nominations
  21. Jurassic Park (GB) - 2 nominations
  22. The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse - 2 nominations
  23. Shadowrun - 2 nominations
  24. Super Bomberman - 2 nominations
  25. Yoshi's Cookie (NES) - 2 nominations
  26. Aero the Acro-Bat - 1 nomination
  27. Alien³ - 1 nomination
  28. Boxing Legends of the Ring - 1 nomination
  29. Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind - 1 nomination
  30. ClayFighter - 1 nomination
  31. Cool Spot - 1 nomination
  32. Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions - 1 nomination
  33. E.V.O.: Search for Eden - 1 nomination
  34. Jurassic Park (SNES) - 1 nomination
  35. Madden NFL 94 - 1 nomination
  36. Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - 1 nomination
  37. NHL Stanley Cup - 1 nomination
  38. SimAnt - 1 nomination
  39. R.C. Pro-Am II - 1 nomination
  40. Tecmo Super NBA Basketball - 1 nomination
  41. Tetris 2 (GB) - 1 nomination
  42. Tetris 2 (NES) - 1 nomination
  43. Ultima: Runes of Virtue II - 1 nomination
  44. WWF Royal Rumble - 1 nomination
  45. Yoshi's Cookie (GB) - 1 nomination
  46. Zombies Ate My Neighbors - 1 nomination

Total number of awards

The following lists the number of awards for each game.

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - 5 awards
  2. Mega Man 5 - 4 awards
  3. Mortal Kombat - 2 awards
  4. Star Fox - 2 awards
  5. Kirby's Adventure - 1 award
  6. The Lost Vikings - 1 award
  7. R.C. Pro Am II - 1 award
  8. Secret of Mana - 1 award
  9. Street Fighter II Turbo - 1 award
  10. Tecmo Super NBA Basketball - 1 award

Voting

Readers of the magazine were presented with the list of nominees in Nintendo Power volume 58. 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 60.

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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