Leon Fletcher submitted a new blog post The NintyBuzz Awards 2016 - The Results My, my, my, what an unfortunate couple weeks it has been. First the Baudelaires have been chased down by an untalented fiend, a narcissistic Tango Orange addict is running the United States, and I may have quite possibly failed my Geography exam. But let us move on from the tragic, and onto the triumphant. Yes, it is finally time to announce the results of the NintyBuzz Awards 2016! The community has voted, and the results are in. Find out which games have won NintyBuzz Awards... after the break! Most Beautiful Game 2016 This game looks so amazing, it's winning the same award for the second year running. Releasing towards the very end of 2015, this game pushed the Wii U to it's max with beautiful SciFi environments in... Xenoblade Chronicles X for Wii U Most Unique Game 2016 There are two games that stood out as the most unique Nintendo games over the past 18. The first finally makes Mario Party fully suitable for all your on-the-go, portable needs. The second game is a Pokémon game that truly focuses entirely on combat, with some fairly strategic gameplay. This award goes to... Mario Party Star Rush for 3DS and Pokkén Tournament for Wii U Best Mario Game 2016 Though Mario hasn't had many outings this year, that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy. The best Mario game of 2016, as voted for by the community, may be paper thin, yet it has obviously made a huge impact on fans in... Paper Mario: Color Splash for Wii U Most Anticipated Game 2016 Though a very confusing category title, the award goes to the most anticipated game that is releasing in 2017 and beyond. This game is really looking like every Zelda fan's wet dream (myself included)! Link can finally explore a huge open world with very few limits, you can even go straight to the final boss from the beginning... if you were insane enough. This Zelda game is, of course... The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U and Nintendo Switch Best Soundtrack Gaming isn't all about playing a game, well for the most part it is, but that's beyond the point. A big part of the game comes down to the soundtrack, it really helps to immerse you inside a game. The community has voted one of the most recent Fire Emblem entries to earn this very award. The Best Soundtrack of 2016 goes to... Fire Emblem Fates for 3DS Best Story 2016 Games are also about telling a good story, and it is clear that there have been plenty of Nintendo games with good stories this year, as we have yet another double award! The first game is a Mario game that is definitely more exciting than a paper cut (and obviously brings out my pun game), and the second game brings us to the Alola region to discover a range of new Pokémon. This award goes to... Paper Mario: Color Splash for Wii U and Pokémon Sun and Moon for 3DS Most Surprising Reveal What's more exciting than the reveal of a new Nintendo game? The reveal of a new Nintendo games console of course! In November, Nintendo finally unveiled the mystery behind NX, the codename of the console before the reveal. The new console boasts the ability to bring any home console game released for the console on the go, along witch a recognisable 'click'. Of course, the award to the Most Surprising Reveal, goes to... The Nintendo Switch Most Controversial Announcement or Release 2016 There's always a handful of games which stir up a bit of controversy, but even bad press can be good press... right? This particular game originally had many fans of Megaman excited seeing how it is essentially a spiritual successor. This excitement was soon short-lived due to many delays (one of which was announced on the initial launch day), insulting fans from the marketing, vast graphical downgrades further along development, immature community management, and broken DLC codes (which allegedly bricked some Wii U consoles). But hey, at least it's better than nothing, right? This apparent controversial mess is, of course... Mighty No. 9 for Wii U, 3DS PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PSP, PC, and Mac We have just reached the half point and, after this short break, we will be going onto the most important awards, the Game of the Year awards! We will also be announcing who has won the Nintendo eShop credit as part of our giveaway during the nomination phase. In the mean time, check out this beautiful trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for no apparent reason, then feel free to click 'Next Page'. Nindie Game of the Year 2016 All those independent Nintendo game developers deserve some recognition for all their hard work, and what's better than to award two Nindies with this award? What I love about this particular category is that they recognise games that some people may have never even heard of. Neither of these games have I played, but who knows, Runbow, 2015's Nindie of the Year, is now one of my favourite, so soon one of these could tickle my fancy too! The Nindie of the Year 2016 goes to... Super Meat Boy for Wii U, and Shantae: Half Genie Hero for Wii U Virtual Console Game of the Year 2016 The Virtual Console has allowed us to appreciate Nintendo's vast history ever since 2006 for the Wii. The service is still going, with more and more titles going up every month. The Virtual Console Game of the Year 2016 goes to... The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) for Wii U Non-Nintendo Game of the Year 2016 At our core, we are a Nintendo site, but that doesn't mean we aren't allowed to dabble outside Nintendo. There's been a range of fantastic games that were released in the past 18 months, so many that we just had to award this award to two games. And they are... Overwatch for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and The Last Guardian for PS4 Wii U Game of the Year 2016 Unfortunately the Wii U is nearing the end of its lifetime, Nintendo even announced that Breath of the Wild is the last game being made by Nintendo for the system. That doesn't mean that it has had its fair share of fantastic games. The Nintendo Wii U Game of the Year 2016 is... Super Mario Maker for Wii U Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year Can you believe the 3DS turns six in just a couple months, doesn't time fly. This year's Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year has been highly anticipated by Pokémon fans around the world, it's also the first Pokémon game that has tempted me back into the series since Pokémon Yellow. Nintendo 3DS Game of the Year 2016 goes to... Pokémon Sun and Moon for 3DS Nintendo Game of the Year 2016 Here's the moment we have all been waiting for. The game has already won in several of the previous categories, so it is no surprise that it is also recognised as the Nintendo Game of the Year. Nintendo Game of the Year 2016 goes to... *drumroll* ... Pokémon Sun and Moon for 3DS! So, there we have it. This is the end of the NintyBuzz Awards 2016. There have been some amazing games over the past 18 months, and it looks like we are in for a treat in 2017! We'll be getting Fire Emblem Heroes, Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, 1, 2 Switch, the Nintendo Switch, and so much more! Before we wrap things up, I have one more result to announce... the winner of the eShop Giveaway. Those who took part in the nomination phase were automatically entered in a giveaway where you could win some Nintendo eShop credit. This lucky winner is... @PandaStripe You will be contacted shortly via the Private Messaging system on NintyBuzz. That's it for now, folks. Until next time... keep on buzzin'! Continue reading the Original Blog Post.