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The 1994 Nintendo Power Awards was the 7th annual Awards published in the May 1995 issue (volume 72) of Nintendo Power magazine. It's nominees were listed in volume 70.

Since there were two gaming devices (Super Nintendo and Game Boy) included in the Awards, some of the categories were divided up for each one. Final Fantasy III and Donkey Kong Country dominated the awards, combining for over half of them.

Winners and Nominees

The following is the list of winners and nominees.

Best Graphics and Sound (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country (NA)

Best Graphics and Sound (Game Boy)

DonkeyKong94

Best Theme and Fun (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country (NA)

Best Theme and Fun (Game Boy)

Wario Land - Super Mario Land 3 (NA)

Best Challenge (SNES)

Final Fantasy III (NA) (SNES)

Best Challenge (Game Boy)

DonkeyKong94

Best Play Control (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country (NA)

Best Play Control (Game Boy)

Mortal Kombat II (NA) (GB)

Best Epic

Final Fantasy III (NA) (SNES)

Best Tournament Fighter

Mortal Kombat II (SNES) (NA)

Best Sports Game

NBA Jam (SNES) (NA)

Best Multiplayer Game

NBA Jam (SNES) (NA)

Best Hero

JungleHijinxs

Worst Villain

Kefka Palazzo

Best Goodie

Shadow and Interceptor

Worst Baddie

Rockkroc

Best Original Character

EWJ-cover

Coolest Weapon or Item
FF6-edgarchainsaw
Best Setting or Story

Final Fantasy III (NA) (SNES)

Coolest Transportation

SetzersAirship

Best Move

Super Metroid Crystal Flash

Best Overall

Donkey Kong Country (NA)

Total number of nominations

The following lists the number of nominations for each game.

  1. Super Metroid - 16 nominations
  2. Donkey Kong Country - 15 nominations
  3. Final Fantasy III - 14 nominations
  4. Earthworm Jim - 10 nominations
  5. Mortal Kombat II (SNES) - 6 nominations
  6. NBA Jam (SNES) - 5 nominations
  7. Super Return of the Jedi - 5 nominations
  8. Blackthorne - 4 nominations
  9. Donkey Kong (GB) - 4 nominations
  10. Mega Man V - 4 nominations
  11. NBA Live 95 - 4 nominations
  12. Super Punch-Out!! - 4 nominations
  13. Uniracers - 4 nominations
  14. Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! - 4 nominations
  15. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - 4 nominations
  16. Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage - 3 nominations
  17. Demon's Crest - 2 nominations
  18. Illusion of Gaia - 2 nominations
  19. The Lion King (SNES) - 2 nominations
  20. Mega Man X2 - 2 nominations
  21. Mortal Kombat II (GB) - 2 nominations
  22. Samurai Shodown - 2 nominations
  23. Super Street Fighter II - 2 nominations
  24. The Adventures of Batman & Robin - 1 nomination
  25. Brain Lord - 1 nomination
  26. Breathe of Fire (SNES) - 1 nomination
  27. Brutal: Paws of Fury - 1 nomination
  28. C2: Judgement Clay - 1 nomination
  29. Contra: The Alien Wars (GB) - 1 nomination
  30. Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions (GB) - 1 nomination
  31. Dragon View - 1 nomination
  32. Fatal Fury 2 - 1 nomination
  33. FIFA International Soccer - 1 nomination
  34. The Jungle Book (GB) - 1 nomination
  35. Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball - 1 nomination
  36. Lester the Unlikely - 1 nomination
  37. The Lord of the Rings, Vol. 1 - 1 nomination
  38. Madden 95 - 1 nomination
  39. NBA Jam (GB) - 1 nomination
  40. Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure - 1 nomination
  41. seaQuest DSV - 1 nomination
  42. Super Bomberman 2 - 1 nomination
  43. Tetris 2 (GB) - 1 nomination
  44. Tin Star - 1 nomination
  45. The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang - 1 nomination
  46. Uncharted Waters: New Horizons - 1 nomination
  47. Wild Snake - 1 nomination
  48. WWF Raw - 1 nomination

Total number of awards

The following lists the number of awards for each game.

  1. Final Fantasy III - 7 awards
  2. Donkey Kong Country - 6 awards
  3. Donkey Kong (GB) - 2 awards
  4. NBA Jam (SNES) - 2 awards
  5. Earthworm Jim - 1 award
  6. Mortal Kombat II (SNES) - 1 award
  7. Mortal Kombat II (GB) - 1 award
  8. Super Metroid - 1 award
  9. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - 1 award

Voting

Readers of the magazine were presented with the list of nominees in Nintendo Power volume 70. The internet was still fairly new at that time, 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 72.

Trivia

  • The internet was still fairly new at that time, so votes had to be cast by mailing in the postcard that was included within the pages of the magazine.


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