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NPUK Game of the Year Award 2021 Frugal Gamers Guide

Written by Paul L. Russell

2021 was a year full of fantastic games for Nintendo Switch. From snapping up photos to partying like the 90's, we asked the UK Nintendo community to vote on their favourite titles from the past twelve months to decide who would take home the first ever NPUK Game of the Year.

As announced on Twitter, the title you, the community, voted on was none other than New Pokémon Snap. The game clearly captured the hearts of gamers across the United Kingdom and Ireland as they embarked on their photographic expedition across the Lental Region.

Though New Pokémon Snap was NPUK GotY 2021, there's still plenty of other brilliant releases from the past year. Here's a list of the top ten games you voted for along with links to where to find some decent deals.

1st: New Pokémon Snap

  • Currys - £36.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/3qIPXSd

2nd: Metroid Dread

  • Currys - £36.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/3eKyNy1 

2nd: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

  • Currys: £33.99 

    • Use code ARCEUS15 at checkout

Brilliant Diamond: https://tidd.ly/3JzVcws 

Shining Pearl: https://tidd.ly/3mLhb9K 

4th: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

  • Currys: £36.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/3JvxWQd 

5th: Mario Party Superstars

  • ShopTo: £39.85

Link: https://tidd.ly/31hgAoK 

6th: Monster Hunter Rise

  • Currys: £36.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/32Rd6K4 

7th: Warioware: Get it Together!

  • Currys: £29.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/348VR7D 

8th: Mario Golf: Super Rush

  • Currys: £36.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/3mP5jU2 

9th: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

  • Currys: £36.99

Link: https://tidd.ly/3qKchuM 

10th: Pokemon Unite

  • Free to Play on the Nintendo eShop!

Link: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Pokemon-UNITE-2009480.html 

10th: Tetris Effect: Connected

  • eShop Sale: £24.11 

    • Until 12/01/2022

Link: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Tetris-Effect-Connected-2018258.html 

10th: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

  • eShop Sale: £24.74

    • Until 12/01/2022

Link: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/The-Great-Ace-Attorney-Chronicles-1971036.html 


Please note: the above links are monetised. NPUK are part of an affiliate program, and as such, we may include affiliate links in our future posts from time to time.

We assure our members that we'll be explicit about when we do so, and that any commission will be used solely for the benefit of NPUK and its member communities.


Links compiled by Mark McAllister
Graphic by Paul Russell
Written by Mark and Paul
Intro by Leon Fletcher