The 1991 Nintendo Power Awards was the 4th annual Awards published in the May 1992 issue (volume 36) of Nintendo Power magazine. It's nominees were listed in volume 34.

This is the first Nintendo Power Awards to include Super NES games. Since there were three gaming systems included in the Awards, most of the categories were divided up for each system. Battletoads, Metroid II: Return of Samus and Super Mario World mostly swept the awards in their respective game console categories, those three games alone picking up 14 of the 18 awards.

Winners and Nominees

The following is the list of winners and nominees.

Best Graphics and Sound (NES)

Best Graphics and Sound (NES)

Best Graphics and Sound (Game Boy)

Best Graphics and Sound (Game Boy)

Best Graphics and Sound (Super NES)

Best Graphics and Sound (Super NES)

Best Theme and Fun (NES)

Best Theme and Fun (NES)

Best Theme and Fun (Game Boy)

Best Theme and Fun (Game Boy)

Best Theme and Fun (Super NES)

Best Theme and Fun (Super NES)

Best Challenge (NES)

Best Challenge (NES)

Best Challenge (Game Boy)

Best Challenge (Game Boy)

Best Challenge (Super NES)

Best Challenge (Super NES)

Best Play Control (NES)

Best Play Control (NES)

Best Play Control (Game Boy)

Best Play Control (Game Boy)

Best Play Control (Super NES)

Best Play Control (Super NES)

Best Multi-Player or Simultaneous

Best Multi-Player or Simultaneous

Best Overall Villain

Best Overall Villain

Most Innovative

Most Innovative

Best Overall NES Game

Best Overall NES Game

Best Overall Game Boy Game

Best Overall Game Boy Game

Best Overall Super NES Game

Best Overall Super NES Game

Total number of nominations

The following lists the number of nominations for each game.

  1. Battletoads (NES) - 7 nominations
  2. Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge - 5 nominations
  3. Super Mario World - 5 nominations
  4. ActRaiser - 4 nominations
  5. Final Fantasy II - 4 nominations
  6. Metroid II: Return of Samus - 4 nominations
  7. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 4 nominations
  8. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - 3 nominations
  9. Final Fantasy Adventure - 3 nominations
  10. Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom - 3 nominations
  11. Shatterhand - 3 nominations
  12. SimCity - 3 nominations
  13. StarTropics - 3 nominations
  14. Adventures of Lolo 3 - 2 nominations
  15. Battletoads (Game Boy) - 2 nominations
  16. The Hunt for Red October (Game Boy) - 2 nominations
  17. Operation C - 2 nominations
  18. Pilotwings - 2 nominations
  19. R-Type - 2 nominations
  20. Super Tennis - 2 nominations
  21. Star Wars - 2 nominations
  22. Tecmo Super Bowl - 2 nominations
  23. U.N. Squadron - 2 nominations
  24. Caesars Palace - 1 nomination
  25. F-1 Race - 1 nomination
  26. Final Fantasy Legend II - 1 nomination
  27. F-Zero - 1 nomination
  28. High Speed - 1 nomination
  29. InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Personal Organizer and Phone Book - 1 nomination
  30. Kabuki: Quantum Fighter - 1 nomination
  31. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters - 1 nomination
  32. Metal Storm - 1 nomination
  33. Nintendo World Cup - 1 nomination
  34. Populous - 1 nomination
  35. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - 1 nomination
  36. The Rocketeer - 1 nomination
  37. The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants - 1 nomination
  38. Smash T.V. - 1 nomination
  39. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES) - 1 nomination
  40. Super Castlevania IV - 1 nomination
  41. Super R-Type - 1 nomination
  42. Sword of Hope - 1 nomination

Total number of awards

The following lists the number of awards for each game.

  1. Battletoads (NES) - 5 awards
  2. Super Mario World - 5 awards
  3. Metroid II: Return of Samus - 4 awards
  4. Final Fantasy II - 1 award
  5. Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge - 1 award
  6. Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom - 1 award
  7. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 1 award

Voting

Readers of the magazine were presented with the list of nominees in Nintendo Power volume 34. It was a time before the internet, 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 36.

Trivia

  • These Awards were also known as the "Nester Awards", or simply just the "Nesters".
  • This is the first Nintendo Power Awards to include Super NES games.
  • It was a time before the internet, so votes had to be cast by mailing in the postcard that was included within the pages of the magazine.


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