RA Awards 2021

Contents

Intro

Welcome to the Results of the 2021 RA Awards! For two months the RetroAchievements community nominated, cutdown, and voted on the best RA had to offer for 2021. I just want to thank anyone that contributed in any kind of way and that includes voting. This is a massive project and it continues to grow just like RA.

Set of the Year

By: blendedsea blendedsea

Game Console Genre
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Nintendo DS Role-Playing Game

People

Most Prolific Achievement Creator

guindev guindev

Help Me Hero Award

televandalist televandalist

Best Art Helper

Jenettebaghead Jenettebaghead

Best Discord Streamer

VenHur VenHur

Best NEW Developer

guindev guindev

Best Returning Dev

GalacticSpear GalacticSpear

Ticket Wizard

SlashTangent SlashTangent

Best Media Producer of RA Content

Thoreau Thoreau

Best PlayTester

Retrokaiser Retrokaiser

Best Writing Team Member

pinguupinguu pinguupinguu

Best Scott

Scott Scott

Misc

Best RANews Cover

October: Kirby Squeak Squad by Nydaxn Nydaxn cover

Best New Event of 2021

Daily Distractions by Bendyhuman Bendyhuman

Best Overall Event of 2021

Daily Distractions by Bendyhuman Bendyhuman

Best New Site or Discord Feature

Junior Dev Role on Site

Best New System Support

Playstation Portable

Best New Rule or Guideline

Subsets

Best DevQuest

The Unwanted
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Best Mastery Badge

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PlayStation Portable)
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Single Achievements Awards

Most Heart Breaking Missable of 2021

By: blendedsea blendedsea

Achievement Game
Alternative Encounter Expert Alternative Encounter Expert Mother 3 Mother 3

Hardest Achievement

By: jplima jplima

Achievement Game
Full-Robot Master Full-Robot Master Mega Man 7 [Bonus] Mega Man 7 [Bonus]

Funniest Achievement

By: TheJediSonic TheJediSonic

Achievement Game
P Is Stored in the Balls P Is Stored in the Balls Junction Junction

Best Achievements Sets - Other Categories

Great Set For A Bad Game

By: Griffin Griffin

Game Console Genre
My Health Coach: Stop Smoking With Allen Carr My Health Coach: Stop Smoking With Allen Carr Nintendo DS Education, Simulation

Easiest Free Point Set

By: deng deng

Game Console Genre
~Demo~ ~Homebrew~ Pokemon Orange ~Demo~ ~Homebrew~ Pokemon Orange Pokemon Mini Role

Best Unlicensed

By: deng deng

Game Console Genre
~Unlicensed~ Plants vs. Zombies ~Unlicensed~ Plants vs. Zombies Mega Drive Tower Defense

Best Homebrew

By: SlashTangent SlashTangent

Game Console Genre
~Homebrew~ Frank the Fruit Fly ~Homebrew~ Frank the Fruit Fly Pokemon Mini Platform, Puzzle

Best Prototype

By: Flashfire42 Flashfire42

Game Console Genre
~Prototype~ Garfield ~Prototype~ Garfield Atari 2600 Arcade

Best Bonus Set

By: Shmelyoff Shmelyoff and Infernox Infernox

Game Console Genre
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow [Subset - Bonus] Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow [Subset - Bonus] Game Boy Advance Action-Adventure (Metroidvania)

Collab of the Year

By: SnowPin SnowPin and Ryudo Ryudo

Game Console Genre
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection PlayStation Portable Role-playing game

Systems

Best Gameboy

By: Pebete Pebete

Game Console Genre
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Game Boy Card Battle

Best Gameboy Color

By: SnowPin SnowPin

Game Console Genre
Lufia: The Legend Returns Lufia: The Legend Returns Game Boy Color Role-Playing (RPG)

Best Gameboy Advance

By: SnowPin SnowPin

Game Console Genre
Final Fantasy VI Advance Final Fantasy VI Advance Game Boy Advance Role-Playing (RPG)

Best NES

By: adamjohnny5 adamjohnny5

Game Console Genre
~Unlicensed~ Pac-Man: Championship Edition ~Unlicensed~ Pac-Man: Championship Edition NES Maze

Best SNES

By: adamjohnny5 adamjohnny5

Game Console Genre
EarthBound [Subset - Rare Drops] EarthBound [Subset - Rare Drops] SNES RPG

Best N64

By: Pelouch Pelouch, SporyTike SporyTike and AlexGatao AlexGatao

Game Console Genre
Legend of Zelda, The: Ocarina of Time - Master Quest Legend of Zelda, The: Ocarina of Time - Master Quest Nintendo 64 Action-Adventure

Best Nintendo DS

By: blendedsea blendedsea

Game Console Genre
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Nintendo DS Role-Playing Game

Best Pokemon Mini

By: SlashTangent SlashTangent

Game Console Genre
~Homebrew~ Frank the Fruit Fly ~Homebrew~ Frank the Fruit Fly Pokemon Mini Platform, Puzzle

Best Virtual Boy

By: Etron Etron

Game Console Genre
Red Alarm Red Alarm Virtual Boy Shoot ‘em up

Best Playstation

By: valts valts

Game Console Genre
Koudelka Koudelka PlayStation Role-Playing Game, Survival Horror

Best Playstation Portable

By: ikki5 ikki5 and GalacticSpear GalacticSpear

Game Console Genre
Mega Man Powered Up Mega Man Powered Up PlayStation Portable Action Platformer

Best Atari 2600

By: Flashfire42 Flashfire42

Game Console Genre
~Prototype~ Garfield ~Prototype~ Garfield Atari 2600 Arcade

Best Atari 7800

By: ZZKer ZZKer

Game Console Genre
Midnight Mutants Midnight Mutants Atari 7800 Action-adventure

Best Jaguar

By: televandalist televandalist

Game Console Genre
Raiden Raiden Atari Jaguar Shmup

Best Atari Lynx

By: guindev guindev

Game Console Genre
Kung Food Kung Food Atari Lynx Beat’em Up

Best PC Engine

By: guindev guindev

Game Console Genre
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (CD) Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (CD) PC Engine Role-Playing Game: CRPG (Western RPG)

Best PC-8000/8800

By: Akujo Akujo

Game Console Genre
Fangs: The Saga of Wolf Blood Fangs: The Saga of Wolf Blood PC-8000/8800 RPG

Best PCFX

By: Guindev Guindev

Game Console Genre
Chip-chan Kick! Chip-chan Kick! PC-FX Arcade Platformer

Best SG1000

By: Pebete Pebete

Game Console Genre
Lode Runner Lode Runner SG-1000 Platform

Best Sega Master System

By: wilhitewarrior wilhitewarrior

Game Console Genre
Spider-Man vs The Kingpin Spider-Man vs The Kingpin Master System Action

Best Game Gear

By: Tayadaoc Tayadaoc

Game Console Genre
Ristar Ristar Game Gear 2D Platformer

Best Genesis

By: deathbychipmunk deathbychipmunk

Game Console Genre
Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Ys III: Wanderers from Ys Mega Drive Action-RPG

Best Saturn

By: xnaivx xnaivx

Game Console Genre
Clockwork Knight Clockwork Knight Saturn Platformer

Best SegaCD

By: xnaivx xnaivx

Game Console Genre
Secret of Monkey Island, The Secret of Monkey Island, The Sega CD Adventure (Point and Click)

Best 32X

By: MrRage2021 MrRage2021

Game Console Genre
Doom Doom 32X First-Person Shooter

Best 3DO

By: mopain85 mopain85

Game Console Genre
Alone in the Dark Alone in the Dark 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Survival Horror

Best Arcade

By: zxmega zxmega

Game Console Genre
X-Men: Children of the Atom X-Men: Children of the Atom Arcade Fighting, 2D Fighting

Best Apple 2

By: guindev guindev

Game Console Genre
Castle Wolfenstein Castle Wolfenstein Apple II Stealth Action-Adventure

Best ColecoVision

By: Jamiras Jamiras

Game Console Genre
Pepper II Pepper II ColecoVision Arcade

Best Intellivision

By: televandalist televandalist

Game Console Genre
Shark! Shark! Shark! Shark! Intellivision Action

Best Odyssey 2

By: guindev guindev

Game Console Genre
K.C.'s Krazy Chase! K.C.’s Krazy Chase! Magnavox Odyssey 2 Arcade, Maze

Best MSX

By: guindev guindev

Game Console Genre
SD Snatcher SD Snatcher MSX RPG, Turn Based Combat

Best NeoGeoPocketColor

By: zxmega zxmega

Game Console Genre
SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium Neo Geo Pocket Fighting

Best Vectrex

By: Tayadaoc Tayadaoc

Game Console Genre
Web Wars Web Wars Vectrex Multi-directional scrolling shooter

Best Watara Supervision

By: StingX2 StingX2

Game Console Genre
Balloon Fight Balloon Fight Watara Supervision Action

Best Wonderswan

By: SnowPin SnowPin

Game Console Genre
Rockman EXE WS | Mega Man Battle Network Wonderswan Rockman EXE WS | Mega Man Battle Network Wonderswan WonderSwan Action

Subsets

Best Subset

By: SnowPin SnowPin

Game Console Genre
Final Fantasy [Subset - Solo Class] Final Fantasy [Subset - Solo Class] PlayStation Portable Role-Playing Game

Best Professor Oak Subset

By: SnowPin SnowPin

Game Console Genre
Pokemon Red Version [Subset - Professor Oak Challenge] Pokemon Red Version [Subset - Professor Oak Challenge] Game Boy Role-Playing Game

Hacks

Hack of the Year

By: BahamutVoid BahamutVoid

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Sonic Delta 40Mb ~Hack~ Sonic Delta 40Mb Mega Drive Platformer

Best Other Hack

By: ZZKer ZZKer

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Banjo-Dreamie ~Hack~ Banjo-Dreamie Nintendo 64 Action-Adventure / Platformer

Best Metroid Hack of 2021

By: KingS1zzle KingS1zzle

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Samus Goes to the Fridge to Get a Glass of Milk ~Hack~ Samus Goes to the Fridge to Get a Glass of Milk Game Boy Advance Action-Adventure

Best Castlevania Hack

By: Shmelyoff Shmelyoff

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Castlevania: Dawn of Dissonance - A Juste Story Mode Hack ~Hack~ Castlevania: Dawn of Dissonance - A Juste Story Mode Hack Nintendo DS Action-adventure (Metroidvania)

Best Mega Man Hack

By: AlexGatao AlexGatao

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Rockman X: New Year ~Hack~ Rockman X: New Year SNES 2D Platformer

Best Pokemon Hack

By: Rubicate Rubicate

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Pokemon Regulation Red | Pokemon Regulation Blue ~Hack~ Pokemon Regulation Red | Pokemon Regulation Blue Game Boy Role-Playing Game

Best 2D Mario Hack

By: StingX2 StingX2

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ A Plumber for All Seasons ~Hack~ A Plumber for All Seasons SNES 2D Platformer

Best 3D Mario Hack

By: Delmaru Delmaru

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Mario Party 64 ~Hack~ Mario Party 64 Nintendo 64 3D Platformer

Best Sonic Hack

By: BahamutVoid BahamutVoid

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Sonic Delta 40Mb ~Hack~ Sonic Delta 40Mb Mega Drive Platformer

Best Zelda Hack

By: AlexGatao AlexGatao

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Legend of Zelda, The: Majora's Mask - Master Quest ~Hack~ Legend of Zelda, The: Majora’s Mask - Master Quest Nintendo 64 Action, Adventure

Best Kaizo

By: multonic multonic

Game Console Genre
~Hack~ Grand Poo World 2 ~Hack~ Grand Poo World 2 SNES Platformer [Kaizo: Light / 23 Exits]