rhythm_heaven_feverOut of all the great games that were released in 2012, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistancePokemon Conquest, Crashmo, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Scribblenauts Unlimited and Little Inferno, one special title is my personal favorite.

My game of the year 2012 is Wii-exclusive Rhythm Heaven Fever, also known as Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise.

For me, picking game of the year is primarily based based on one factor – fun. To date, with over 87 hours of playtime and counting, Rhythm Heaven Fever is the second most-played game on my Wii.

The music video game, developed by Nintendo and TNX, features over 50 quirky and addicting minigames that are easy-to-learn but challenging to master. From beautiful visuals to catchy music to extremely fun gameplay, Rhythm Heaven Fever has it all.

For more on why Rhythm Heaven Fever is my favorite game of 2012, read our Rhythm Heaven Fever review.

Everyone has his or her own opinions… What is your favorite game of 2012?



  1. My GoTY: Kid Icarus Uprising. 90 some hours for me. Really tried to go for the 100%, but with impossible ones like beating all chapters on intensity 9 (and couldn’t use a feather on it either) so I had to give up at some point.

    I’m hoping to get Xenoblade soon… (I’m in the states).


  2. Nintendo exclusive GOTY? hmmmmmmm

    NSMBU , Nintendo Land , The last story , Kid icarus uprising , Resident evil revelations , Virtues last reward (on vita too) . Xenoblade (considering it launched in 2012 in USA

    Between one of those , and i’m probably missing some.


  3. Unfortunately my game of the year comes from the Xbox. The game I have played the most and still do since its release is Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition. One of the greatest games I have ever played. On the side of Nintendo, my NINTENDO game of the year is Kid Icarus Uprising. A fantastic game for the 3DS. :)


  4. Rhythm Heaven Fever is also my favorite game of the year. I can’t believe how a simple game like that can be so addictive. Though it left me so frustrated cause I could never got my 50th perfect: Remix 10 :(


  5. Never played this but I’ll check it out. My fav game this year would have to be bowsers inside story, Even though it wasn’t released last year


  6. Wow guys. Just Wow.
    Alba’s just having a little fun, and STILL this became a troll post war?
    STILL people are complaining?
    Lighten up guys.

    @Alba: I haven’t played that game, but will give it a shot given your review. I would say my game of the year would be Kid Icarus on the 3DS, and ZombiU on my WiiU. I’ve sunk a lot of time into both.

    There have been sooo many games I’ve enjoyed this year, so runners up would be:
    – Little Inferno
    – Metroid Fusion, Virtual Console
    – Liberation Maiden
    – RE Revelations
    – virtue’s Last Reward
    Too Many to pick just one!

    PS: Happy New Year.
    Don’t let the blog-snobs get U down !


  7. In my opinion, my game of the year is Nintendo Land. My reason is because Nintendo have introduced to everyone globally on how the Wii U GamePad works and the functionality in the way we play games on their new system…. especially asymmetric multi-play.


  8. GoTY for me is Kid Icarus Uprising, because I can’t pick LoZ OoT for the 3DS as it was released in 2011. :( K.I.U is still an AmAzInG game though! Thats why it’s my GoTY this year! :)


  9. Wow. Just wow. Before I say something that gets you all butthurt, I’ll say this: tie between Kid Icarus: Uprising and Resident Evil: Revelations.


  10. Only on the internet can people complain about an innocent post praising Rhythm Heaven Fever…

    BTW, my game of the year (on Nintendo) is Kid Icarus: Uprising. But that’s only because it was released in 2012.

    Really, the game I’ve played the most in 2012 has been Xenoblade. And I STILL haven’t finished it…damn this ‘life’ that keeps getting in the way!


  11. i am bad at these “best” or “favorite” things (Kid Icarus is the first thing that came to mind though)

    there were some pretty cool games this year
    expecting some cool games next year

    video gaaaames


  12. Well in terms of games that came out this year, i’d say Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Xenoblade, or Kid Icarus (if that came out this year).
    But i only play Skyrim this year so it kinda overshadowing xD


  13. I must get a hold of that game. I’ve wanted to try it for quite some time, but haven’t found an affordable copy in my country yet. I’ve mostly seen it for full price and even if it’s worth it, It’s a bit too much right now. But I must have it. <3


  14. Overall for me I would have to say Halo 4, what can I say I’m a major Halo nerd. But if I had to choose for nintendo, it would be Pokemon black and white 2


    • I didnt like it that much :/ battling seemed pointless, due to no EXP, i almost wondered why it was in the game at all, and when battling is pointless, and the story is nowhere near as good as the previous game, the game becomes pointless :|
      I like the Sticker mechanic, one you get used to it, it’s quite a deep system, working out whih sticker to use to minimise hit on you and the amount of stickers you use.
      Also the paper universe in the game took itself to new levels, some really awesome stuff they do with that, lie stacking Toads in a cupboard like a pile of paper, or scrunching them up and being thrown in a bin, and how the cloud have wires holding them, it’s really good.

      But as gameplay and story goes, it just didnt deliver at all :/ Thousand Year Door is one of my favourite games ever though


  15. I really loved “hey ice king, whyd you steal our garbage” the fact that i went back to the roots of Zelda 2 made it all the better. Its not my game of the year, but it certainly deserves honorable mentions.


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