New Super Mario Bros. Wii And Heavy Rain Honored By CESA

By Spencer . September 20, 2010 . 5:33pm

imageJapan’s Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association just announced the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2010, which covers titles released between April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii took top honors. CESA chose it as the Game of the Year since beginners and advanced gamers can enjoy it. According to CESA, New Super Mario Bros. Wii bridges generation gaps. Heavy Rain won the Game Designer’s Award for creating a suspenseful scenario with convincing graphics and sound to match it.


Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies also claimed a trophy. Actually, two of them. It was the top selling game in Japan and won an excellence award.


Here’s the list of CESA winners.


Game of the Year    
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo
Game Designers Award    
Heavy Rain PS3 Sony / Quantic Dream
Excellence Award    
Inazuma Eleven 2 DS Level 5
Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo
Tomodachi Collection DS Nintendo
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies DS Square Enix
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo
Bayonetta PS3 – X360 Sega
Final Fantasy XIII PS3 – X360 Square Enix
Pokémon: HeartGold / SoulSilver DS Nintendo
Monster Hunter Tri Wii Capcom
LovePlus DS Konami
Yakuza 4 PS3 Sega
Best Seller Award    
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies DS Square Enix
Global Award (Developed in Japan)    
Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo
Global Awards (Developed Overseas)    
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PS3 – X360 Activision

  • Hraesvelgr

    Highly predictable picks.

  • i liked new super mario bros. alot

    but i don’t think it’s game of the year material

  • Aoshi00

    Both are well deserved. My sis hasn’t played video games in years and she bugs me to play NSMB Wi w/ her and we have a blast. Heavy Rain was a really immersive experience for me, and they did a heck of a good job for the Jpn dub, Ethan Mars (Miyamoto Mitsuru) probably sounds better in Jpn. It makes replay more refreshing.

    • Guest


  • lol love plus.

    What the hell? Super mario bros. is just a fun but “meh” remake of the first mario with multiplayer and 3D 2Dwannabe graphics…. -.-

    • Aoshi00

      But multipleplayer makes a big difference, you can pass the stage by helping each other or just kill each other for laughs. I liked the first Galaxy a lot, but was surprised I much I preferred NSMB Wii to Galaxy 2, and the 2nd player could only hit star bits. The DS NSMB was fun but was only single player. Most of all the game is accessible, even for my sis who’s pretty bad at 3D games. I don’t remember the last time I have this much fun playing w/ my sis. Scott Pilgrim was an excellent beat ’em up, but the fun factor ramps up when you play w/ friends (too bad no online co-op), I was surprised how much more fun it was when I called my friend over to play together. Viva Love Plus :) All hail Nene-san :)

      • Code

        Haha good god, I think I’ve played through Scott Pilgrim like 4 times with different groups of friends each time, it was worth every minute of getting people together to play it. Online would have been nice, but seriously offline was just so crazy fun.It’s kind of funny though I figured multiplayer in NSMBW would go over better here, had a few nights of it, but it never took off with my friends, since I think there was too much temptation for everyone to be asshats owo; or making unintentional mistakes, I think I made my friend angry because I kept accidentally hurling him down pits, because I guess I just naturally flail the wiimote a lot well playing.

        • Aoshi00

          Yea, Scott Pilgrim co-op was just awesome, you can play that game over and over like TMNT Turtles in Time. I haven’t played NSMBW w/ 4 people though, just w/ my sis, and it was fun to think of ways to kill each other, dying has never been so fun, but then we just learn to survive together to pass the stage, mostly me helping her out, or her staying alive so we wouldn’t need to start over. I imagine playing w/ 4 would be pandemonium, it’s definitely hard to resist the temptation of being an ass :)

          • Code

            Yeahh it’s absolutely terrible sometimes, lol, because some spots there is just very little room for 4 people, plus when you jump your bouncing off each others heads and everything! Plus then people discovered you could go into a emergency bubble, and I can’t count how many times we all suddenly hit the emergency bubble at the same time, which was an instant kill, lol, it was tradgic! With 2 people though the game does work out pretty good, and is more manageable, with 4 people although it’s hilariously fun, expect lots of deaths and restarting, lol.

      • Yeah but… there are many multiplayer games, and good ones, including this one…. but this is not enough for a game to become “game of the year”… at least that is what i think… A game of the year should be a game that breaks the “status Quo” of the games (for a way to say it) and to do it greatly. Super mario bros just mantains all we have loved but in a better way, not much of a new game…

        • Aoshi00

          I think a game that could get everyone and anyone to play is no easy feat, and we’re not talking about Wii sports. Maybe it’s nothing revolutionary for hardcore gamers, but I had this strange warm feeling that my sis actually wants to play this w/ me, and she’s pretty much lost interest in video games (she’s 25). It could be played by the whole family, just old school fun that can’t be said about many games today, w/ fancy control and tons of btns to memorize. Just a while ago, you could still trade this in to Amazon for over $30, I think that says a lot about the appeal of this game after released for such a long time.

          As for Heavy Rain, it was really an immersive interactive experience. I’m pretty sure the excellent Jpn dub helped too for the Jpn gamers.

        • Code

          Ah alright I got what your getting at now >w<' Yeah I can understand that sentiment.

    • kylehyde

      Old school still rules.

    • Code

      How is it a remake of the first Super Mario Bros. this statement is so bizarrely incorrect I’m stunned! Damnit WildArms, I thought I understood you, now your like a stranger to me T_T’ Who are you!

      • Aoshi00

        I remember when I was a kid, me and a bunch of friends would just take turn passing the controllers around playing the original SMB, and how did we sabotage people back then, nothing fancy like NSMBW, we just yelled stupid things into the mic of the 2nd controller for distraction (it was the Famicom) lol..

        • Code

          lol >w< haha I can definitely relate, some of my best memories of the NES were playing pass around with the control, or on rare occasions two player games where we could both play. Although that reminds me with my cousins I specifically remember one instance where one of my cousin used the 2nd player control like a flail and clubbed me in the head with it! whyyy Nintendo whyy did you make a controller with corners! AND then to top it off he bit me in the shoulder! NSMBW does kind of bring back a level of sabotage at times, lol, although at least now there's no biting or flails, lol.

  • AdamBoy64

    I think it’s pretty well deserved by NSMB: Wii. The most multiplayer fun I’ve had in some time. But yeah, no major surprises in the list.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    Only Japanese games, as expected… Xbox 360 excluded, as expected… Interesting though, that Heavy Rain not only made it, but beat out other Japanese games for the sole “game designers award” rather than just receiving another “excellence award”. Rare sight, this is.

    • PersonaBull

      “Japan’s Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association just announced the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2010, which covers titles released between April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010.”
      Why would it be anything but Japanese games? I certainly wouldn’t expect it of them.
      Also, they did honor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which many play on the 360, as a game developed overseas. Bayonetta was developed on the 360 first, too, and was ported to the PS3.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Ah, you’re right. I was over-generalizing from a glance.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    I think its really awesome that they gave Heavy Rain that award. Its well deserved in my opinion. And maybe Japan will take interest in making that kind of game, or maybe even revive Shenmue ’cause that has QTE =P (really wishful thinking here =D).

    • Aoshi00

      I think Shenmue 3 could easily materialize if they weren’t so busy making the 10th Yakuza game alrdy, and now zombies, come on…

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