The Arcade Heroes GOTY 2008 winners were…

Shaggy January 19, 2009 0

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Before we start to get hit with all the news out of ATEI I figured it would be good to ‘finalize’ the results of our GOTY 2008 polls. The polls remain open but I think that we already have our winners, so in case you haven’t gone back a few pages to check the results, here they are.

For the arcades, it was not surprising who won this one – Street Fighter IV. As a runner-up came Sega Rally 3, and behind that was the fighter BlazBlue. It should be interesting to see what will be the big hit for 2009 but we’ll only know in about a year.

For pinball, the selection was far smaller but the poll still garnered a decent number of votes and the winner of that one would be Batman. The runner-up to that would be Indiana Jones (which I thought would win).

So congrats to the teams of people that put these games together, you pleased the players, which in turn pleases everyone else down the line.

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  1. Nomax January 19, 2009 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    By the way, I wonder how many visitors really had the chance to play Street Fighter IV and BlazBlue…

  2. Shaggy January 19, 2009 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I thought the same thing. 🙂

  3. HeavyElectricity January 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    This is a good point. I voted for Sega Rally 3 precisely because it was the best game on the list that I had played. I couldn’t vote for Street Fighter IV as I’ve not had a chance to try it.

  4. Nick: The Pinball Blog January 19, 2009 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    For pinball it’s the right winner (unless you’re an operator). Not a huge amount for pinheads in 2008, and the list at the end of 2009 might be worryingly short (I hope not!)

  5. Shaggy January 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t know, I liked Indy better for a couple of reasons – I mean Batman is cool with the crane and the whole design but I found Indy more entertaining. Part of the problem is that for Batman they didn’t/couldn’t get actual sound bites for most of the lines from the movie whereas for Indy there were many more (with the exception of Indy’s dad). I think the actual clips gave Indy some extra charm. Just my 2 cents. 🙂

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