Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 Log — Week 2, Day 6: The Forgotten Genre


1) No remakes or enhanced ports allowed (unless noted).

2) If you vote for “Other”, you must specify the game in our comments section or else it will be nullified.

3) Deadline is January 4th, 2011.

Genre Awards Poll Hub

We’re getting close to the finish line, guys. Please, keep on voting for your favorite games of 2010 in our polls. Unlike most sites out there, we’re giving more freedom to readers with choices and nominations instead of restricting them to the staff’s own list of favorites.

Anyway, so what is the forgotten genre? If you guessed platformer, then by all means reward yourself with a cookie. Last year’s competition was pretty low (New Super Mario Bros. Wii & Ratchet & Clank Future) and so was the year before it (Super Mario Galaxy). 2010 thankfully is filled with a variety of fresh new franchises that give Super Mario Galaxy 2 a run for its money, most notably our two stars in the downloadable space: Limbo and Super Meat Boy. Another surprise is the return of Shantae as a DSi download, an experience which is almost console-like in nature. Picking one favorite of 2010 is very difficult, so that’s why we’re giving you the option to pick your top 3. Are you the type who can’t resist the charm of long-standing franchises such as Mario, Donkey Kong or Kirby or are you rooting for the likes of the independent scene which seems to love creating innovative, outside-of-the-box side-scrollers?

GOTY Readers' Choice 2010: Top 3 Best Platformers

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii) (32%, 7 Votes)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii) (18%, 4 Votes)
  • Super Meat Boy (XBLA) (18%, 4 Votes)
  • Mega Man 10 (360/PS3/Wii) (9%, 2 Votes)
  • Sonic Colors (Wii/DS) (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Epic Mickey (Wii) (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light (PSN/XBLA) (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii) (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Limbo (XBLA) (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (360/PS3/Wii) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Shantae: Risky's Revenge (DSiWare) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3/360/Wii) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Other (Specify in Comments) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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