EGM's Buyer's Guide Awards and Scores 1994-2001

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Since EGM is no more I've been going through some of my old Buyers Guides which were magazines that EGM put out at the end of each year ie: the 1994 guide came out at the end of 1993 and so forth. If you'd like any of the actual write-up's let me know and I'll add them.

EDIT: Added 1993 thanks to GAFer Coolio McAwesome

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- 1993 -
Game of the Year - Street Fighter II (SNES)

SNES GOTY - Street Fighter II
Genesis GOTY - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
NES GOTY - TMNT 3
TurboGrafx GOTY - Air Zonk
Portable GOTY - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GG)
RPG of the Year - Cosmic Fantasy 2 (TG16)
Sports Game of the Year - John Madden '93 (GEN/SNES)
Action/Adventure Game of the Year - Super Star Wars (SNES)

Most Innovative New Game - Out of this World
Best Graphics - Viewpoint (NG)
Best Music - Viewpoint (Cart) / Gate of Thunder (CD)
Best Video Game System - Super NES
Best New Peripheral - Sega CD
Best Sequel - A Link to the Past (SNES)
Most Number of Sequels - Mega Man 5 (NES)
Best Ending - Street Fighter II (SNES)
Best New Character - Tails (GEN)

Hottest Babe - TIE: Chun Li / Blaze (Streets of Rage 2)
Video Game Babes to Hot for the U.S. - Dragon Knight 2 (PCE)
Bestd Licensed Game - Batman Returns (GEN?)
Best Movie-to-Game - Super Star Wars (SNES)
Best Cartoon-to-Game - Death Valley Driver
Strangest License - Incredible Crash Test Dummies
Best Game System That is a Year Late - Super SNES CD-ROM

Worst Sequel - Home Alone 2
Best Trick that Didn't Work - Sheng Long in Street Fighter II
Worst Movie-to-Game - The Rocketeer
Most Lawsuits - Sega
Dumbest Lawsuit - Sega vs. Jan Coyle
Best Game that Never Came out in the U.S. - Parodius (SNES?)
Best Game Rumor - Street Fighter II for Genesis and Turbo Duo / Street Fighter III for the arcades

(System Scores - Steve Harris / Ed Semrad / Martin Alessi / Sushi-X)
NES - 4 / 4 / 4 / 5
SNES - 9 / 8 / 9 / 9
Master System - 2 / 2 / 3 / 3
Genesis - 8 / 8 / 8 / 8
TurboGrafx - 6 / 6 / 5 / 4
Neo-Geo - 7 / 6 / 7 / 6
GameBoy - 6 / 4 / 5 / 2
Lynx - 5 / 4 / 5 / 7
Game Gear - 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Turbo Express - 6 / 7 / 7 / 6
Sega CD - 8 / 9 / 8 / 8
Turbo Duo - 7 / 7 / 7 / 6

- 1994 -
Game of the Year - Samurai Shodown (Neo-Geo)

SNES GOTY - Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Genesis GOTY - Aladdin
Sega CD GOTY - Sonic CD
TurboGrafx GOTY - Bomberman '93
Neo-Geo GOTY - Samurai Shodown
NES GOTY - Kirby's Adventure
Game Boy GOTY - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Game Gear GOTY - Sonic Chaos

Best RPG - Secret of Mana (SNES)
Best Fighting Game - Samurai Shodown (Neo-Geo)
Best Shooter - StarFox (SNES)
Best Action Game - GunStar Heroes (GEN)
Best Sports Game - Madden '94 (GEN/SNES)
Best Driving Game - Rock and Roll Racing (SNES)

Best SF2 Wannabee - Clay Fighter (SNES)
Bloodiest Game - Robocop vs. The Terminator (GEN)
Best New Character - Aero the Acrobat (SNES)
Hottest Game Hunk - Goro (Mortal Kombat)
Hottest Game Babe - Cammy (Super Street Fighter II Turbo)
Most Hype for a Character - Bubsy

Dumbest Peripherials - Sega's/EA's four Players Adapter (Genesis)
Most Controversial Game - Mortal Kombat
Worst System Launch - 3DO
Game Company with Worst Reputation - THQ
Most Improved Game Company - THQ
Best Trick That Didn't Work - Street Fighter II (Arcade)

Best Music - Actraiser 2 (SNES)
Best Sound Effects - Clay Fighter
Best Animation - Aladdin (GEN)
Most Lawsuits - Nintendo vs. Atari
Best Lawsuit Results - Sega vs. Accolade
Best AD - Clay Fighter

Best Movie to Game - Aladdin (GEN)
Worst Movie to Game - Home Alone 2 (SNES)
Best Game Duo - Pocky & Rocky (SNES)
Most Sports Sequels - John Madden '94

(System Scores - Ed / Danyon / Martin / Sushi-X)
Super Nintendo - 9 / 9 / 9 / 9
Genesis - 8 / 8 / 7 / 8
Sega CD - 6 / 7 / 7 / 6
Turbo Duo - 4 / 6 / 5 / 6
Neo-Geo - 7 / 8 / 7 / 8
3DO - 6 / 7 / 8 / 8
Jaguar - 7 / 7 / 7 / 7
Amiga CD - 7 / 8 / 8 / 8
Laseractive - 5 / 5 / 6 / 8
Philips CD-I - 4 / 6 / 7 / 7
NES - 3 / 4 / 4 / 5
Game Boy - 3 / 5 / 3 / 3
Game Gear - 7 / 8 / 6 / 4
Atari Lynx - 3 / 4 / 3 / 5
Turbo Express - 4 / 4 / 3 / 7

- 1995 -
Game of the Year - Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

SNES GOTY - Donkey Kong Country
Genesis GOTY - Earthworm Jim
Sega CD GOTY- Ground Zero: Texas
3DO GOTY - Road Rash
Neo-Geo GOTY - King of Fighters '94
Jaguar GOTY - Tempest 2000
Game Boy GOTY - Donkey Kong '94
Game Gear GOTY - Bubble Bobble
CD-I GOTY - Burn: Cycle

Best Fighting Game - King of Fighters ' 94 (Neo-Geo)
Best Shooter - R-Type III (SNES)
Best Action Game - Super Metroid (SNES)
Best Sports Game - NBA Jam (SNES)
Best Driving Game - Road Rash (3DO)
Best RPG - Final Fantasy III (SNES)
Best New Character - Earthworm Jim (GEN)
Bloodiest Game - Mortal Kombat II (Arcade)

Most Improved Company - Takara
Hottest Game Hunk - (Tie) EGM's Al Manuel & U.S. Gold's Incredible Hulk
Hottest Game Babe - Mai Shiranui

Best Shooter (Japanese) - Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (SNES)
Best RPG (Japanese) - Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
Best Action Game (Japanese) - Dracula X (PCE)
Best Music Cartridge - Final Fantasy III (SNES)
Best Music CD - Road Rash (3DO)
Best Sound Effects - Sparkster (SNES)

Best Animation - Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Worst Movie to Game - Cliffhanger (SNES/GEN)
Best Movie to Game - Super Return of the Jedi (SNES)
Best Game Duo - Donkey & Diddy Kong (SNES)
Best AD - Equniox (SNES)
Most Appalling Trend - Too Many fighting Games

Trick of the Year (Arcade) - The Akuma Codes (Arcade)
Trick of the Year (Home Systems) - Megaman X's Fireball Trick (SNES)
Most Anticipated Release - Mortal Kombat II (Home Systems?)
Grossest Character - Boogerman (GEN)
Worst System Lanuch - Jaguar
Strangest Game - Agressors of Dark Kombat (Neo-Geo)

(System Scores - Ed / Danyon / Al Sushi-X)
Super Nintendo - 9 / 9 / 8 / 9
Genesis - 7 / 8 / 7 / 7
Sega CD - 5 / 5 / 5 / 5
Neo-Geo - 7 / 6 / 7 / 8
3DO - 7 / 9 / 7 / 7
Sega 32X - 8 / 7 / 8 / 8
Jaguar - 6 / 4 / 4 / 4
Neo-Geo CD - 8 / 8 / 7 / 8
Philips CD-I - 7 / 8 / 5 / 5
Lazeractive - 4 / 3 / 4 / 4
Game Boy - 5 / 7 / 5 / 5
Game Gear - 6 / 8 / 6 / 7
NES - 2 / 2 / 2 / 2
Amiga CD - 2 / 2 / 2 / 3

- 1996 -
Game of the Year - Twisted Metal (PSX)

SNES GOTY - Chrono Trigger
Arcade GOTY - Tekken 2
Genesis GOTY - Vectorman
Playstation GOTY - Twisted Metal
Saturn GOTY - Panzer Dragoon
3DO GOTY - Gex
Virtual Boy - Red Alarm
Sega CD GOTY - Lunar: Eternal Blue
32X GOTY - Virtual Fighter
Game Boy GOTY - Donkey Kong Land
Game Gear GOTY - Super Return of the Jedi
Neo-Geo GOTY - King of Fighters '95
Jaguar GOTY - Cannon Fodder

Best Fighting Game - Battle Arena Tochinden (PSX)
Best RPG - Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Best Flight Sim - Air Combat (PSX)
Best Action Game - Yoshi's Island (SNES)
Best Sports Game - NFL GameDay (PSX)
Best Driving Game - Ridge Race (PSX)
Best Shooter - Philosoma (PSX)

Best New Character - Rayman
Best Game Hunk - Fo (Toshinden)
Best Game Babe - Sophia (Toshinden)
Best Sound Effects - Twicted Metal (PSX)
Best Music Cartridge - Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Best Music CD-Rom - Rayman (PSX/SAT?)

Best Animation - Rayman (PSX/SAT?)
Beat Peripheral - PSX Memory Card
Best Movie to Game - True Lies (GEN/SNES)
Worst Movie to Game - Batman Forever (PSX)
Best AD - Loaded (PSX)

Best Game Intro - Philosoma (PSX)
Worst System Lanuch - Jaguar CD
Most Anticipated Release Software - Mortal Kombat 3 (Home Version)
Most Anticipated Release Hardware - Playstation
Strangest Game - Jumping Flash (PSX)
Worst Sequel - Batman Forever (PSX)

Biggest Game Flop - Mazer (by American Lazer Games)
Most System Peripherals - Sega: Activator, Mencer
Game on Most Systems - Myst

(System Scores - Andrew / Mark / Mike / Scott)
Super Nintendo - 7 / 8 / 7 / 8
Genesis - 6 / 4 / 5 / 6
Playstation - 9 / 10 / 9 / 9
Saturn - 8 / 6 / 7 / 8
Sega CD - 2 / 2 / 3 / 3
32X - 3 / 3 / 3 / 2
Neo-Geo CD - 6 / 7 / 7 / 7
3DO - 7 / 5 / 6 / 7
Jaguar - 2 / 2 / 3 / 3
Virtual Boy - 5 / 6 / 5 / 5
Game Boy - 5 / 6 / 4 / 4
Game Gear - 7 / 7 / 7 / 8


- 1997 -
Game Most Bought by EGM staff - Tetris Attack (SNES)

Worst Game for Kids - Virtua Fighter Kids (SAT)
Biggest Vaporware - M2
Game Company with most Promise - Capcom
Most Killing in a Game - Die Hard Trilogy (PSX)
Best Sound Effects - Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)
Game System with One Foot in the Grave - 3DO
Hottest Game Hunk - Oliems (Tobal No. 1 / PSX)
Hottest Game Babe - Lara Croft (Tomb Raider / PSX/SAT)
Deadest System of the Year - Jaguar

Most Addictive Game - Tetris Attack (SNES)
Worst Sequel - Rise 2 (3DO)
Strangest Enemy - Walking Butts (PO'ed / 3DO)
Best Introduction - Gun Griffon (SAT)
Game That The Pope Wouldn't Buy - Re-Loaded (PSX)
Full Frontal Nudity - Three Dirty Dwarves (SAT)
Best Ending - Tekken 2 (PSX)
Best Print Ad - Sega Saturn
Weirdest Print Ad - Krazy Ivan (PSX)
Worst Voice Acting - Resident Evil (PSX)

Best Packaging - Psychopad K.O.
Worst Packaging - Psychopad K.O.
Most Military Propganda - Return Fire (3DO)
Anti-Drug Message - Black Dawn (PSX/SAT)
Coolest Fighting Game Move - King's OctopusCombo (Tekken 2 PSX)
Worst Game Based on a Movie - Congo (SAT)
Game that Should Have Stayed on the PC - System Shock (SAT)
Biggest Cross Platform Title - Mortal Kombat Series
Best Sports Game for People Who Don't Like Sports - Decathlete (SAT)
Most Educational Game - Baku Baku Animal (SAT)
Best Television Ad - Crash Bandicoot (PSX)

(System Scores - Dan Hsu / Crispin Boyer / Shawn Smith / Sushi-X)
Nintendo 64 - 7.5 / 10 / 9.5 / 9.0
Playstation - 8.0 / 9.0 / 8.0 / 8.5
Sega Saturn - 7.5 / 7.0 / 6.5 / 7.0
Virtual Boy - 3.0 / 2.0 / 2.5 / 2.0
Game Gear - 5.5 / 4.0 / 5.0 / 8.5
Game Boy Pocket - 4.5 / 7.5 / 8.0 / 7.0
Sega Nomad - 7.5 / 6.0 / 5.5 / 7.5
Super Nintendo - 9.0 / 8.0 / 8.0 / 7.5
Genesis - 4.5 / 4.0 / 4.5 / 4.0
3DO - 3.5 / 3.5 / 3.0 / 3.5
Neo-Geo CD - 4.5 - 4.0 - 5.5 - 5.0

- 1998 -
Game Most Bought by the EGM Staff - Mario Kart 64 (N64)

Most Addictive Game - GoldenEye 007 (N64)
Biggest Vaporware - M2
Best Voice Acting - Oddworld: Abe;s Oddysee (PSX)
Worst Voice Acting - Mega Man 8 (PSX/SAT)
Best Middle - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX)
Worst Makeover: Pandemonium's Nikka (PSX)
Back from the Dead - Game Boy (Pocket)

Games That Should've Stayed on the PC - Hexen
Games That Should've Stayed in the Acrade - War Gods
Most Diarrhea in a Game - PaRappa the Rapper (PSX)
Coolest PR Goodies - E3: Resident Evil Squishy Eye
EGM's Favorite Non Work Related Activity - Decapitato
Worst Music - NASCAR '98 (PSX)
Hottest Game Babe - Tifa Lockheart (FF7/PSX)
Hottest Game Hunk - John Madden (Madden '98)
Most Overexposed - Lara Croft

Best Movie to Game - Goldeneye 007 (N^$)
Worst Movie to Game - The Crow: City of Angels (PSX)
Worst Use of a Good License - Fantastic Four (PSX)
Worst Use of Adam West - Golden Nugget (PSX)
Most Hype for a Game - Final Fantasy VII (PSX)
Best Sequel - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX)
Most Disappointing Sequel - FIFA 64 (N64)

Biggest Reason For Missed Deadlines - Goldeneye 007 (N64)
Best use of Silicon - Lara Croft (PSX)
Best Cure for Insomnia - Tail of the Sun (PSX)
Best Intro - Soul Blade (PSX)
Worst Intro - The Crow: City of Angles (PSX)
Best Ending - Final Fantasy VII (PSX)

Game You Need a Ph.D to Play - Carnage Hearts (PSX)
Best Use of Treats - Harvest Moon (SNES)
Most Promising Game Company - Rare
Biggest 180-Degree Turnaround - Acclaim
Best Print Ad - Final Fantasy VII (PSX)
Worst Print Ad - Nanotek Warrior

(System Scores - Shawn Smith / Dan Hsu / Crispin Boyer / John Ricciardi / Sushi-X)
Nintnedo 64 - 8.0 / 7.0 / 7.5 / 7.5 / 9.0
Playstation - 9.5 / 8.5 / 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.5
Saturn - 6.5 / 7.5 / 5.0 / 5.0 / 8.5
Super Nintendo - 5.5 / 8.0 / 7.0 / 7.0 / 8.0
Gensis - 4.5 / 5.0 / 4.0 / 4.5 / 7.5

(Handheld Scores - Shawn Smith / Crispin Boyer / John Ricciardi / Sushi-X)
Game Boy Pocket - 7.5 / 7.0 / 8.0 / 2.0
Game.com - 5.5 / 4.5 / 5.0 / 4.0
Nomad - 8.0 / 6.5 / 7.0 / 7.5

- 1999 -
Game Most Bought by the EGM Staff - Tekken 3 (PSX)

Best Party Game - WCW/nWo Revenge (N64)
Biggest Vaporware - N64DD
Coolest Gosses G. Darius (PSX)
Worst Use of a License - Spawn (PSX)
Worst Music - Spice Girls
Retro Game That Should've Stayed Retro - Pitfall 3D (PSX)
Best Artwork - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Game Most Likely to Drive You Lnsane - Colony Wars: Vengeance (PSX)

Game That Should've Stayed in the Arcades - San Francisco Rush (N64)
Best Butt Shot - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Worst NFL Bliz Rip-Off - NFL Xtreme (PSX)
Best Showing of Wood - Mokujin (Tekken 3/PSX)
Best Cure for Insomnia - Legend of the River King (GB)
Hottest Game Babe - Tiffany (Rival Schools/PSX)
Hottest Game Hunk - Mokujin (Tekken 3/PSX)

Most Annoying Character - Brian (Quest 64/N64)
Best Voice Work - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Worst Voice Work - The Grandstream Saga (PSX)
Best Voice Work w/o Real Voices - Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
Most Hype for a Game - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Best Play-by-Play - NHL 99 (PSX)
Best Sequel - Tekken 3 (PSX)
Most Disappointing Sequel - Yoshi's Island 64 (N64)

Best Way to Destroy a Franchise - C: The Conta Advanture (PSX)
#1 Game We Love to Hate - NFL Xtreme (PSX)
#1 Game We Hate to Love - Jeopardy! (N64)
Best Ending - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Worst Ending - Quest 64 (N64)
Best Intro - Resident Evil 2 (PSX)
Best Special Effects - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)

The Fashionably Late Award - Body Harvest (N64)
Best Reason to Use a Mute Button - Gex 64 (N64)
Best Use of a Vibrator - Metal Gear Solid (PSX)
Most Improved - Tecmo
Best Print Ad - Trubo Prop Racing (PSX)
Worst Print Ad - Crach Bandicoot (PSX)
Game Bob Vila Would Enjoy Playing - WWF War Zone (N64/PSX)
Game Most Likely Yo Take Years To Finish - Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64)

(System Scores - John Davison / Dan Hsu / John Ricciardi / Shawn Smith / Sushi-X)
Playstation - 9.0 / 8.5 / 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.0
Nintendo 64 - 8.0 / 8.0 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 7.5
Game Boy Pocket - N/A / 4.5 / 8.0 / 7.5 / 2.0
Nomad - N/A / 6.0 / 6.5/ 6.5 / 6.0

- 2000 -
Best Sequel - Soul Calibur (DC)
Worst Sequel - NFL Quarterback Club 2000 (N64)
Biggest Vaporware - Nuon
Most Hyped, Most Delayed - Perfect Dark (N64)
Best Party Game - You Don't Know Jack (PSX)
Most Ridiculously Ecpensive Game - Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
Most Number of Sequels Within a Sequel Street Fighter 3rd Strike (AC)
Retro Game that Should've Stayed Retro - Centipede (DC/PSX)

Game Most Bought by the EGM Staff - Soul Calibur (DC)
Most Innovative Controls - Ape Excape (PSX)
Worst Use of a License - Superman (N64)
Coolest Japanese Game (That Will Never Come Out Here) - Pepsi Man (PSX)
Game Most in Need of a Director's Cut - Lok: Soul Reaver (PSX)
Most Worthless Accessory - Dance Performer (by Naki)
Game Franchise We're Most Sick Of - Mortal Kombat
So Cute It Makes Us Sick - Pokemon Snap (N64)

Best Reason to Grow a Mullet - NASCAR 2000 (PSX)
Best Reason for Kryptonite - Superman (N64)
Most Blantant Pimping of a Mascot Character - Chocobo in Chocobo Racing (PSX)
Game that Should've Been the Coolest but was Crap - Superman (N64)
Hottest Game Babe - Soul Calibur Gals (DC)
Hottest Game Hunk - E-Sak of WWF Attitude (N64)
Best Dressed - The House of the Dead 2 Crew (DC)
Best Game for Lesbians - Xena: Warrior Princess (PSX)

Biggest Comeback - Sonic the Hedgehog
Most Blantant Rip-Off - Donkey Kong 64 ripping off BanjoKazooie ripping off Super Mario 64
Hardest Game - Choanki: Great Brother (PSX/JPN)
Biggest Loser in this Year's Awards - Superman (N64)

(System Scores - Che Chou / John Davison / Dan Hsu / Chris Johnson / Shawn Smith)
Dreamcast - 8.5 / 8.5 / 8.5 / 8.0 / 9.0
Playstation - 9.0 / 9.5 / 8.0 / 9.0 / 8.5
Nintendo 64 - 9.5 / 8.5 / 8.0 / 6.0 / 6.5
Game Boy Color - 9.0 / 9.0 / 3.5 / 9.0 / 6.0

- 2001 -
Most Disappointing Sports Title - World Series Baseball 2001 (DC)
Biggest Time Sucker - RPG Maker (PSX)
Best Sequel - Chrono Cross (PSX)
Game You Either Love or Leave - Ecco the Dolphin (DC)
Hardest Game - Alien Resurrection (PSX)
Most Disappointing Sequel - Legend of Mana (PSX)

Hottest Game Babe- Ulala (Space Channel 5/DC)
Most Innovative - Seaman (DC)
Hottest Game Hunk - Tony Hawk
Best Mullet Placement - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (DC/PSX)
EGM Editor's Most Bought Game - Perfect Dark (N64)
Best Game for Making Your Own Game - RPG Maker (PSX)
Best Sound Effects - Medal of Honor: Underground (PSX)
Less Is More Award - Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness (PSX)
So Cute it Made us Sick - PS One (Hardware)
Ad We Never Want To See Again - Sega's Virtua Tennis Ad

(System Scores - Kraig Kujawa / Dan Leahy / Mark MacDonald / Greg Sewart / Michael Stassus)
Playstation 2 - 9.0 / 9.0 / 6.5 / 8.5 / 9.0
Playstation - 9.5 / 6.0 / 9.0 / 9.5 / 8.0
PC Computers - 6.5 / 7.5 / 6.0 / 6.5 / 8.0
Nintendo 64 - 8.0 / 6.0 / 5.0 / 7.0 / 6.0
Game Boy Color - 7.5 / 7.0 / 7.0 / 8.0 / 7.0
Dreamcast - 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.0 / 9.5
 

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- 1994 -

(System Scores - Ed / Danyon / Martin / Sushi-X)
Super Nintendo - 9 / 9 / 9 / 9
Genesis - 8 / 8 / 7 / 8
Sega CD - 6 / 7 / 7 / 6
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WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?! Super Loser over the Genesis and CD?! Bunch a Nintendo fanboys I tell you, money head wearing things completely! I'm going over to Babbage's to tell the clerk how stupid EGM is! >:-|
 
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years later and I'm just now enraged about that 1996 GOTY

EGM: Twisted Metal 1996 said:
This years battle for the title was a rough one, with a narrow margin between the two contenders: ChronoTrigger and Twisted Metal. When the smoke cleared and the ballots were counted. Twisted Metal came up victorious.

Twisted Metal thrilled nearly everyone in the office. It's a nonstop, action-packed demolition derby created by programmers who were totally bent.

Where else can you control as ice cream truck and run over pedestrians? Each level keeps getting better and better. The editors loved mauling the competition on the roof tops and the small suburban town. The Two-player Mode kept many of us up into the wee hours of the morning, and the thrills never wore off either.

Twisted Metal is simply the best fun we have had in a long time.
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EGM: Chrono Trigger 1996 said:
ChronoTrigger won the unanimous vote as he best Super NES game to be released. Square is well known for it's excellent RPG's, and this is its masterpiece. With a gripping plot and terrific graphics, this cart is an adventure of epic porportions.
 
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DKC over Super Metroid is simply sinful

So is Twisted Metal over Chrono Trigger (what the f**k?)

Also, anyone care to enlighten me what besides FF7 and SOTN beat out Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64 enough to rank the N64 considerably below the PSX for the full year 1997 (i.e. 1998 buyer's guide)? Was it just the overall lack of games on the N64?

Also, I *think* I have the 92 buyer's guide (for full year 1991) - they rated the Genesis at all 9s, and gave the SNES 7s and 8s - If I remember correctly (big if) - that's a bit flabbergasting - Super Mario World, F-Zero, Super Castlevania 4, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Pilot Wings, SimCity, Final Fight, Gradius III, Super R-Type, Final Fantasy 2, and Actraiser, should have made it more competitive with Genesis.

Also, I think giving the PS2 such high ratings at the end of 2000 (2001 Buyer's Guide) was a joke - there was a total lack of compelling content on the system until many months later. Dreamcast faired far better that year IMHO.


Edit: in homage to the kid screamiing about his Wii on Christmas -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzMFI7VczfM
 
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Here are the awards from EGM's 1993 Buyer's Guide (recognizing the games of 1992)

Game of the Year - Street Fighter II (SNES)
SNES Game of the Year - Street Fighter II
Genesis Game of the Year - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
NES Game of the Year - TMNT 3
TurboGrafx Game of the Year - Air Zonk
Portable Game of the Year - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
RPG of the Year - Cosmic Fantasy 2
Sports Game of the Year - John Madden '93
Action/Adventure Game of the Year - Super Star Wars
Most Innovative New Game - Out of this World
Best Graphics - Viewpoint
Best Music - Viewpoint (Cart) / Gate of Thunder (CD)
Best Video Game System - Super NES
Best New Peripheral - Sega CD
Best Sequel - A Link to the Past
Most Number of Sequels - Mega Man 5
Best Ending - Street Fighter II
Best New Character - Tails
Hottest Babe - TIE: Chun Li / Blaze (Streets of Rage 2)
Video Game Babes to Hot for the U.S. - Dragon Knight 2
Bestd Licensed Game - Batman Returns
Best Movie-to-Game - Super Star Wars
Best Cartoon-to-Game - Death Valley Driver
Strangest License - Incredible Crash Test Dummies
Best Game System That is a Year Late - Super SNES CD-ROM
Worst Sequel - Home Alone 2
Best Trick that Didn't Work - Sheng Long in Street Fighter II
Worst Movie-to-Game - The Rocketeer
Most Lawsuits - Sega
Dumbest Lawsuit - Sega vs. Jan Coyle
Best Game that Never Came out in the U.S. - Parodius
Best Game Rumor - Street Fighter II for Genesis and Turbo Duo / Street Fighter III for the arcades

(System Scores - Steve Harris / Ed Semrad / Martin Alessi / Sushi-X)
NES - 4 / 4 / 4 / 5
SNES - 9 / 8 / 9 / 9
Master System - 2 / 2 / 3 / 3
Genesis - 8 / 8 / 8 / 8
TurboGrafx - 6 / 6 / 5 / 4
Neo-Geo - 7 / 6 / 7 / 6
GameBoy - 6 / 4 / 5 / 2
Lynx - 5 / 4 / 5 / 7
Game Gear - 4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Turbo Express - 6 / 7 / 7 / 6
Sega CD - 8 / 9 / 8 / 8
Turbo Duo - 7 / 7 / 7 / 6


Feel free to add this to the OP.
 
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EGM:2001 said:
(System Scores - Kraig Kujawa / Dan Leahy / Mark MacDonald / Greg Sewart / Michael Stassus)
Playstation 2 - 9.0 / 9.0 / 6.5 / 8.5 / 9.0
_leech_ said:
I'd love to get the text for this :lol
Mark MacDonald: EGM 2001 said:
The PS2 has fairly solid launch lineup (SSX, Tekken. TimeSplitters, Madden), but I still fell a bit disappointed with it so far. Maybe it was the incredible hype leading up to October, but for some reason the lack of the really killer must-have titles that follows any system launch seems especially painful for the PS2. It seems like I'm going to have to wait until Metal Gear Solid 2 for a game that does something no other system can come close to. I don't have a DVD player, so just for that reason it's worth it for me (and the backward compatibility is nice), but I'm still waiting for the PS2's Soul Calibur.
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WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?! Super Loser over the Genesis and CD?! Bunch a Nintendo fanboys I tell you, money head wearing things completely! I'm going over to Babbage's to tell the clerk how stupid EGM is! >:-|

YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE, JEDI
 
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Mark MacDonald: EGM 2001 said:
The PS3 has farily solid launch lineup (Resistance, Call of Duty 3 Madden, Fight Night 3), but I still fell a bit disappointed with it so far. Maybe it was the incredible hype leading up to November, but for some reason the lack of the really killer must-have titles that follows any system launch seems especially painful for the PS3. It seems like I'm going to have to wait until Metal Gear Solid 4 for a game that does something no other system can come close to. I don't have a Bluray player, so just for that reason it's worth it for me (and the backward compatibility is nice), but I'm still waiting for the PS3's Gears of War.
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jeremy1456

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Cosmic Fantasy 2 won over Lunar: The Silver Star for RPG of the year in 1993?

That's fucking ridiculous.

That's even worse than Twisted Metal winning over Chrono Trigger! They must have been smoking some serious crack.

EDIT: I think I misunderstood. But even if Secret of Mana won the RPG award over Lunar it's still extremely ridiculous.
 

Dash

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Twisted Metal over Chrono Trigger? Street Fighter II over both Zelda: LTTP AND Secret of Mana in two separate years? Yeah, no thanks.

It's so obvious that EGM just followed whatever the fad was at the time. Look at the scores they gave the SEGA CD in its first year and PS2's rather pathetic first year (don't get me wrong though, it definitely redeemed itself by its second year).
 
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You had to be there.

The first time Twisted Metal came out during the 3D gaming revolution, it was freakin' incredible.

Of course over a decade of 3D later and countless releases and rehashes in the genre would obviously sour something down the line, but the game was rated during the times.
 

jeremy1456

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HomerSimpson-Man said:
You had to be there.

The first time Twisted Metal came out during the 3D gaming revolution, it was freakin' incredible.

Of course over a decade of 3D later and countless releases and rehashes in the genre would obviously sour something down the line, but the game was rated during the times.
I was there. I remember playing the game for the first time right when it came out in an electronics store, and thinking, "ewww this is one ugly game."
 
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Dash said:
It's so obvious that EGM just followed whatever the fad was at the time. Look at the scores they gave the SEGA CD in its first year and PS2's rather pathetic first year (don't get me wrong though, it definitely redeemed itself by its second year).
I think you mean the scores those other three idiots gave the PS2 its first year :D