RA Awards 2020

Contents

Intro

This past month the users of RetroAchievements voted for the Best of 2020. The voting and nomination process lasted a whopping 45 days and this is what the RetroAchievements Discord community voted on!

RA Awards 2020 Hub Entry

We also listed all of the award winners here on this hub:

Game Console Genre
[RA Awards 2020] [RA Awards 2020] Hubs -

Set of the Year

Congratulations to Altomar for his work in the **Set of the Year:

Game Console Genre
Chrono Cross Chrono Cross PlayStation RPG

People

Most Prolific Achievement Creator

televandalist televandalist

Help Me Hero Award

KickMeElmo KickMeElmo

Best Badge/icon Maker

KingS1zzle KingS1zzle

Best Ticket Reporter

Xymjak Xymjak

Best Discord Streamer

HolyShinx HolyShinx

Best NEW Developer

SherryBirkin SherryBirkin

Ticket Wizard

SnowPin SnowPin

Best Podcast Personality

Thoreau Thoreau

Best Scott

Scott Scott

Miscelaneous

Best RANews Cover

cover

By televandalist televandalist

Best Event of 2020

The Unwanted

Hosted by StingX2 StingX2 and televandalist televandalist

Best Dev Feature

OrNext

By Jamiras Jamiras

Best New Supported Console

MSX

By libretro team, Jamiras Jamiras and wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior

Best New Website Feature

Resetting individual achievements.

By meleu meleu

Best New Community Feature

RANews

By:

  • meleu meleu, web designer/developer.
  • StingX2 StingX2, gathering content.
  • televandalist televandalist, creating the covers.
  • Hotscrock Hotscrock and Searo Searo, collecting many useful/interesting about the released sets, revisions, rescores, and art updates.
  • lilbud lilbud, created the RANews logo.
  • luchaos luchaos, took care of the network wizardry side of things.
  • And also all those who wrote something for RANews.

Best Achievement Sets by Console

Best 32X Set

Game Console Genre
Knuckles Chaotix Knuckles Chaotix 32X Platformer

Best 3DO Set

Game Console Genre
Myst Myst 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Adventure

Best Apple 2 Set

Game Console Genre
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne King’s Quest II: Romancing the Throne Apple II Adventure

Best Arcade Set

Game Console Genre
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Arcade Fighting (Modern)

Best Atari 2600 Set

Game Console Genre
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Atari 2600 Action

Best Atari 7800 Set

Game Console Genre
Joust Joust Atari 7800 Action

Best Atari Lynx Set

Game Console Genre
Rygar: Legendary Warrior Rygar: Legendary Warrior Atari Lynx Action

Best Gameboy Set

Game Console Genre
Pokemon - Red and Blue Versions Pokemon - Red and Blue Versions Game Boy Role-Playing Game

Best GBC Set

Game Console Genre
Legend of the River King GBC Legend of the River King GBC Game Boy Color Fishing Simulator

Best GBA Set

Game Console Genre
Breath of Fire 2 Breath of Fire 2 Game Boy Advance Turn-based, Role-Playing

Best Game Gear Set

Game Console Genre
Phantasy Star Gaiden Phantasy Star Gaiden Game Gear RPG

Best SMS Set

Game Console Genre
Asterix Asterix Master System Platformer

Best Genesis Set

Game Console Genre
Rolling Thunder 3 Rolling Thunder 3 Mega Drive Shoot-‘Em-Up

Best MSX Set

Game Console Genre
Metal Gear Metal Gear MSX Action

Best Neo Geo Pocket Set

Game Console Genre
SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters' Clash - Capcom Cardfighter's Version SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters’ Clash - Capcom Cardfighter’s Version Neo Geo Pocket Strategy

Best NES Set

Game Console Genre
Dragon Warrior II Dragon Warrior II NES Role-Playing (RPG)

Best N64 Set

Game Console Genre
Glover Glover Nintendo 64 Platformer

Best Nintendo DS Set

Game Console Genre
Pokemon - HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Pokemon - HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Nintendo DS Role-Playing Game

Best PC Engine Set

Game Console Genre
Devil's Crush: Naxat Pinball Devil’s Crush: Naxat Pinball PC Engine Pinball

Best PlayStation Set

Game Console Genre
Chrono Cross Chrono Cross PlayStation RPG

Best Pokemon Mini Set

Game Console Genre
~Homebrew~ Pongemon ~Homebrew~ Pongemon Pokemon Mini Pong

Best Saturn Set

Game Console Genre
Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku Saturn Platform, Adventure & Metroidvania

Best Sega CD Set

Game Console Genre
Sonic CD Sonic CD Sega CD Platformer

Best SG1000 Set

Game Console Genre
~Unlicensed~ Rally-X | Du Du Che ~Unlicensed~ Rally-X | Du Du Che SG-1000 Arcade

Best SNES Set

Game Console Genre
Final Fantasy IV Final Fantasy IV SNES RPG

Best Atari Jaguar

Game Console Genre
Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales Atari Jaguar Platformer

Best Vectrex Set

Game Console Genre
Spike Spike Vectrex Platformer

Best Virtual Boy Set

Game Console Genre
Galactic Pinball Galactic Pinball Virtual Boy Pinball

Best Wonderswan Set

Game Console Genre
Dicing Knight. Dicing Knight. WonderSwan Rogue-like

Best Magnavox Odyssey 2 Set

Game Console Genre
Math-A-Magic! & Echo! Math-A-Magic! & Echo! Magnavox Odyssey 2 Educational

Best Achievements Sets - Other Categories

Best Set By A Jr Dev

Game Console Genre
Final Fantasy IX Final Fantasy IX PlayStation Turn Based RPG

The Hardest Set of 2020

Game Console Genre
Sonic CD Sonic CD Sega CD Platformer

Bad Games With Great Sets

Game Console Genre
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course PlayStation Adventure, Minigame Collection

Easiest Free Point Set of 2020

Game Console Genre
~Homebrew~ Bubble Wrap DS ~Homebrew~ Bubble Wrap DS Nintendo DS Action RPG

Best Meme Set

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Super Diagonal Mario 2: The Ultimate Meme Machine ~Hack~ Super Diagonal Mario 2: The Ultimate Meme Machine SNES Ultimate Meme Machine [Very Hard / 22 Exits]

Best Achievement Sets for Homebrew and Hacks

Homebrew

Game Console Genre
~Homebrew~ Deadeus ~Homebrew~ Deadeus Game Boy Adventure, Horror

Best Zelda Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Legend of Zelda, The: The Missing Link ~Hack~ Legend of Zelda, The: The Missing Link Nintendo 64 Action / Adventure

Best 2D Mario Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ JUMP 1/2 | Janked Up Mario Party 1/2 ~Hack~ JUMP 1/2 | Janked Up Mario Party 1/2 SNES Platformer [Hard / 130 Exits]

Best 2D Mario Hack not SMW

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Megaman in SMB1 ~Hack~ Megaman in SMB1 NES Platformer

Best Kaizo Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Invictus ~Hack~ Invictus SNES Platformer [Kaizo: Light / 22 Exits]

Best 3D Mario Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Super Mario Odyssey 64 ~Hack~ Super Mario Odyssey 64 Nintendo 64 Platformer

Best Pokemon Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Crystal Clear ~Hack~ Crystal Clear Game Boy Color Open World Pokemon

Best RPG Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Paper Mario: Master Quest ~Hack~ Paper Mario: Master Quest Nintendo 64 Turn Based RPG

Best Other Hack

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Legend of Banjo-Kazooie, The: The Jiggies of Time ~Hack~ Legend of Banjo-Kazooie, The: The Jiggies of Time Nintendo 64 Platformer

Rich Presence Script & Leaderboard Code

Best Rich Presence Script

Game Console Genre
Diablo Diablo PlayStation Hack and Slash

Created by Keltron3030 Keltron3030

Best Leaderboard

Xevious: The Avenger (NES) anti-cheat leaderboard, created by JAM JAM

https://retroachievements.org/leaderboardinfo.php?i=4728

Single Achievements Awards

Most Heartbreaking Missable of 2020

Game: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)
Achievement: Billy’s Head!? [m]
Description: Find the bloodstain at Security Guard Office [Episode 5]

Best Single Achievement Icon

impressive

Game: Snatcher (Sega CD)
Achievement: Impressive! (5)
Description: Kill the snatcher in the hospital basement without missing or taking damage

Funniest Achievement of 2020

Game: Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course (PlayStation)
Achievement: …And All I Got Was This Stupid Badge (25)
Description: Achieve a score of 20 points or more in the final round of Hoops. Your allegiance has been noted. Farewell for now, human.

Most Creative Achievement of 2020

Game: Sonic 3D Blast | Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island (Mega Drive)
Achievement: No Rights Allowed (10)
Description: Green Grove 2 - Complete without pressing right

The Hardest Achievements of 2020

Game: ~Hack~ Super Sheffy World 2: The Quest for 5 Shells (SNES)
Achievement: The Last (100)
Description: Complete The Last

Best Meme Achievement of 2020

Game: ~Hack~ Sonic 2 Hold Right to Win Edition (Mega Drive)
Achievement: Hold Right to Win! (5)
Description: Beat the game in under 8:32 without dying, taking damage, pressing any direction besides right and with at least 39 lives