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Nintendo Life’s Various Sport Awards 2023


Runner-up: Dave The Diver, Shotgun King: The Remaining Checkmate

Greatest Swap Icon 2023

Winner: Steel Gear Stable 3: Snake Eater

Snake Eater
Picture: Konami

Look, there have been some cracking icons this 12 months for the Swap, and regardless of our points with Steel Gear Stable: Grasp Assortment Vol. 1, there is no denying that having all three primary MGS video games neatly organized on the Swap’s dashboard is extremely satisfying.

They’re all illustrated by Kojima Manufacturing’s long-time idea artist Yoji Shinkawa, so any of them may have taken the crown right here, however we in the end went for Snake Eater due to the way it makes use of color. Simply attractive.

Runners-up: Venba, Quake II

Greatest ‘Finish-Of-12 months Arrival That Dropped Too Late To Make Our GOTY Record’ 2023

Winner: Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds
Picture: Annapurna Interactive

It has been a very long time coming, however Outer Wilds is lastly out on the Nintendo Swap. It has been greater than well worth the wait, too, incomes a strong rating of 9/10 in our evaluation. Naturally, nonetheless, we began pondering our high video games of the 12 months effectively earlier than its launch, so sadly, most of us haven’t had time to get into it simply but. One for the vacations!

Jim loves it, although. Ask him.

Runner-up: Dodonpachi DaiOuJou Blissful Loss of life Re:Incarnation

Greatest Retro Remaster Or Re-Launch 2023

Winner: The Making of Karateka

Picture: Digital Eclipse

Digital Eclipse continues to show itself as one of the vital essential builders in gaming immediately, taking iconic antiques from years passed by and giving them the utmost care and a spotlight. Very like Atari 50, The Making of Karateka is an ideal means for veterans and newcomers to not solely expertise Karateka in its entirety but additionally study what precisely went into making the sport itself.

It is a exceptional achievement and an ideal begin to Digital Eclipse’s ‘Gold Grasp Sequence’, which can proceed into 2024 with Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story.

Runners-up: Quake II, Tremendous Mario RPG

Greatest Worst Greatest Worst Sport 2023

Winner: Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors
Picture: poncle

An award for a recreation that will get our begrudging, resentful respect regardless of the way it’s damage us indirectly, this 12 months it may solely go to Vampire Survivors.

Look, loads of folks adore it, together with a number of members of the Nintendo Life staff. It’s, nonetheless, one of the vital addictive time sinks on Swap, a recreation that sinks its tooth in and will not let go, to the intense detriment of a wholesome sleep sample. One chunk and, earlier than it, seven hours have disappeared.

Who’s shining that accursed gentle via our curtains?! Oh, it is the solar. *hisses*


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