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January Game of the Month Nomination Topic; **Special Anniversary Edition- Top 20 Open Month**
Topic Started: Dec 11 2017, 10:27 AM (171 Views)
stinger9142
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7 years ago we started the tradition known as Game of the Month. I am glad we have kept it going. Every year to celebrate the anniversary date, we make the games in the top 20 in sales eligible for nomination. **Games in the top twenty in sales listed below ARE eligible this month, as long as they haven't previously won**

Here is how it works:

The topic will remain open for about a week. At which point, I will write each of the nominations on a piece of paper, and draw 5 total out of a bowl.

Those 5 will then be put to a vote for the rest of the month to decide the official "Nintendo 64 Forever Game of the Month". You may nominate a game already chosen by another member if you wish too, but only one piece of paper per game nominated will be put in to the bowl. If someone has already nominated a game you wished to nominate, please consider going with your 2nd choice. Those nominated that are not drawn out as well as the 4 that lose the vote will be eligible for re-nomination next month if you so choose. I am now including an eligible game list to help folks know what games are open for nomination.

In case anybody is lost here, the idea is for you to play the winning game for a bit, and then
comment on your thoughts after playing. We used to discuss things like game play, graphics, sound, controls, replay value, as well as how the game has stood the test of time. This is a great chance to discover fun games you perhaps missed out on.

If you do not own the winning game; perhaps consider borrowing, buying, emulation, or perhaps even check for it on the virtual console.
Any questions? Just ask away...

**I am now including an eligible game list to help folks know what games are open for nomination**

Here are the list of normally ineligible games (ineligible past winners noted): **Included only as a reminder of what normally is not eligible**

1. Super Mario 64
2. Mario Kart 64
3. GoldenEye 007
4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
5. Super Smash Brothers
6. Diddy Kong Racing
7. Pokemon Stadium
8. Donkey Kong 64
9. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
10. Star Fox 64
11. Banjo-Tooie
12. Pokemon Snap
13. Perfect Dark
14. Mario Party 2
15. Banjo-Kazooie
16. Pokemon Stadium 2
17. Wave Race 64
18. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
19. Yoshi's Story
20. Mario Party


Also ineligible are former Game of the Month winners:

1. January 2011 - Glover
2. February 2011 - Shadow Man
3. March 2011 - Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
4. April 2011 - F-Zero X
5. May 2011 - Wetrix
6. June 2011 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
7. July 2011 - 1080 Snowboarding
8. August 2011 - Star Wars Rogue Squadron
9. September 2011 - Conker's Bad Fur Day
10. October 2011 - Pokemon Puzzle League
11. November 2011 - Star Wars Episode 1 Racer
12. December 2011 - Rayman 2
13. January 2012 - Perfect Dark (top 20 open month)
14. February 2012 - Beetle Adventure Racing
15. March 2012 - Pilot Wings
16. April 2012 - Mischief Makers
17. May 2012 - Mario Tennis
18. June 2012 - Rocket: Robot on Wheels
19. July 2012 - Kirby 64
20. August 2012 - Road Rash
21. September 2012 - Body Harvest
22. October 2012 - Jet Force Gemini
23. November 2012 - Resident Evil 2
24. December 2012 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
25. January 2013 - Banjo - Kazooie (top 20 open month)
26. February 2013 - Paper Mario
27. March 2013 - Mario Golf
28. April 2013 - Blast Corps
29. May 2013 - Bomberman 64
30. June 2013 - Mario Party 3
31. July 2013 - Space Station: Silicon Valley
32. August 2013 - Top Gear Rally
33. September 2013 - Turok 2
34. October 2013 - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
35. November 2013 - Quest 64
36. December 2013 - Snowboard Kids 2
37. January 2014 - Ocarina of Time (Top 20 Open Month)
38. February 2014 - Worms Armageddon
39. March 2014 - Command and Conquer
40. April 2014 - Turok: Rage Wars
41. May 2014 - Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
42. June 2014 - The World is not Enough
43. July 2014 - Destruction Derby
44. August 2014 - Doom 64
45. September 2014 - Hybrid Heaven
46. October 2014 - Vigilante 8
47. November 2014 - Castlevania
48. December 2014 - Mission Impossible
49. January 2015 - Goldeneye 007 (Top 20 Open Month)
50. February 2015 - Duke Nukem 64
51. March 2015 - Mortal Kombat 4
52. April 2015 - Superman 64
53. May 2015 - StarCraft 64
54. June 2015 - Mace: The Dark Age
55. July 2015 - Rainbow Six
56. August 2015 - World Driver Championship
57. September 2015 - Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
58. October 2015 - Star Wars Episode 1: Battle for Naboo
59. November 2015 - Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon
60. December 2015 - Wipeout 64
61. January 2016 - Mario 64
62. February 2016 - ExciteBike 64
63. March 2016 - Rampage 2: Universal Tour
64. April 2016 - Mario Kart 64 (Top 20 open month - Special 64th Edition)
65. May 2016 - Cruisin' World
66. June 2016 - Snowboard Kids
67. July 2016 - Top Gear Overdrive
68. August 2016 - Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
69. September 2016 - International Track & Field 2000
70. October 2016 - BattleTanx: Global Assault
71. November 2016 - Hydro Thunder
72. December 2016 - Toy Story 2
73. January 2017 - Super Smash Bros. (Top 20 Open Month)
74. February 2017 - Tetrisphere
75. March 2017 - Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
76. April 2017 - WWF Wrestlemania 2000
77. May 2017 - Mickey's Speedway USA
78. June 2017 - Quake 64
79. July 2017 - Killer Instinct Gold
80. August 2017 - NBA Hangtime
81. September 2017 - Extreme G
82. October 2017 - South Park
83. November 2017 - Goemon's Great Adventure
84. December 2017 - Quake II

Also, nominations must be available in both PAL and NA regions. Check the following link to be sure before nominating:
Region Information

Here follows the list of eligible games. If anybody spots an error in the accuracy, please let me know.
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I nominate Diddy Kong Racing!
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stinger9142
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Nice Choice!


** Also to tease again a bit here, BIG changes coming to Game of the Month being announced next month and taken in to effect February**
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The White Falcon
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I'll throw in for DK64.
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I vote Mario Party 2. What better way to ring in the new year just like we did 18 years ago?
It must be exciting to never have played a Zelda game before - No64DD
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stinger9142
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Any other nominations? Being a special anniversary month, I hope to get some more in in the next day or two.
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Let's say.. Ridge Racer 64!
:n64: EUR PAL Games: 111/239
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