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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo 2023 OpenCritic Prediction League - Year End Results!

Hello and welcome to the Nintendo 2023 OpenCritic Prediction League! I'll be your host this year with the blessing of last year's host Doctor_MG. To those who are familiar with the concept the rules remain almost the same with only some small changes to the scoring system. I've also carried over the many predictions from last year on Tears of the Kingdom and the ever elusive Advance Wars 1+2.

The Rules:

  1. Predict as many or as few games as you like. Those who make predictions on all games will have an advantage in the overall leaderboard, but I will also list average points and number of closest predictions.
  2. OpenCritic scores will be updated until the end of the year. If a score changes after I've tallied the points for a game feel free to let me know.
  3. You can change or post a prediction up until a week before the game releases.

Scoring:

Prediction same as actual score 10 points
1-point difference 9 points
2-point difference 8 points
3-point difference 7 points
4-point difference 6 points
5-point difference 5 points
6-point difference 4 points
7-point difference 3 points
8-point difference 2 points
9-point difference 1 point
10-point difference or more 0 points
Closest prediction bonus +2 points

I’ve changed the scoring system ever so slightly to make it easier to calculate and also added a 2 point bonus to the guess/guesses that are closest to the actual score as an extra reward (and to avoid situations where no or almost no points are awarded if everyone is far off).

Leaderboard:

User Total Points Point Average Closest Predictions
NobleTeam360 89 8.09 3
Kakadu18 83 6.92 1
Wman1996 80 8 2
mZuzek 77 6.42 2
UnderwaterFunktown 75 6.25 1
Mar1217 74 6.73 2
Shikamo 71 7.89 1
Kyuu 69 6.27 2
DroidKnight 60 5.45 1
Darwianianevolution 57 5.7 0
peachbuggy 56 5.09 0
smroadkill15 48 9.6 2
Machina 45 6.43 0
shikamaru317 43 7.17 1
xMetroid 41 8.2 1
gauxel 38 6.33 0
TheMiffedFeline 24 12 2
TheLegendaryBigBoss 14 2.8 0
Niever 9 9 0
Loneken 8 8 1
AJNShelton 8 8 0
Oneeee-Chan!!! 7 7 0

The Games:

So far there's only 6 games here to predict, but I'll add more as they are announced. A Direct in February or March seems like a safe bet so there will probably be more titles added after that.

And now... the games!

Fire Emblem Engage (January 20)

Score: 81

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 80 1 9
Machina 88 7 3
Kakadu18 86 5 5
NobleTeam360 84 3 7
Shikamo 87 6 4
gauxel 88 7 3
mZuzek 81 0 12

Metroid Prime Remastered (February 8)

Score: 94

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 88 6 4
peachbuggy 89 5 5
Mar1217 87 7 3
Kyuu 88 6 4
mZuzek 89 5 5
shikamaru317 89 5 5
Loneken 90 4 8
DroidKnight 88 6 4
Kakadu18 90 4 8

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (February 24)

Score: 80

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 74 6 4
Machina 76 4 6
Kakadu18 78 2 8
NobleTeam360 78 2 8
Shikamo 78 2 8
gauxel 76 4 6
mZuzek 77 3 7
Wman1996 76 4 6
Mar1217 80 0 12
DroidKnight 82 2 8
TheLegendaryBigBoss 70 10 0
Kyuu 73 7 3
xMetroid 78 2 8
Darwianianevolution 76 4 6
shikamaru317 76 4 6
peachbuggy 75 5 5
smroadkill15 78 2 8

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (March 17)

Score: 81

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 71 10 0
Machina 75 6 4
Kakadu18 83 2 8
NobleTeam360 79 2 8
Shikamo 76 5 5
gauxel 75 6 4
mZuzek 74 7 3
Wman1996 78 3 7
Mar1217 75 6 4
DroidKnight 76 5 5
TheLegendaryBigBoss 68 13 0
Kyuu 70 11 0
xMetroid 82 1 9
Darwianianevolution 76 5 5
shikamaru317 76 5 5
peachbuggy 72 9 1
smroadkill15 81 0 12

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (April 21)

Score: 81

User Prediction Difference Points
TheWalrusCaesar 78 3 7
IcaroRibeiro 86 5 5
brute 80 1 9
mZuzek 78 3 7
Metallox 77 4 6
Doctor_MG 81 0 12
Kakadu18 83 2 8
peachbuggy 77 4 6
TruckOSaurus 80 1 9
Darwinianevolution 75 6 4
Wman1996 80 1 9
MDMAlliance 84 3 7
Bofferbraurer2 82 1 9
cycycychris 78 3 7
Shikamo 80 1 9
Machina 82 1 9
Salnax 78 3 7
JulioMadeira 77 4 6
NobleTeam360 80 1 9
SegaHeart 84 3 7
DroidKnight 80 1 9
UnderwaterFunktown 79 2 8
DaAndy 78 3 7
TheMiffedFeline 81 0 12
shikamaru317 78 3 7
WoodenPints 82 1 9
Mar1217 77 4 6
gauxel 80 1 9
xMetroid 74 7 3
Darwianianevolution 80 1 9
shikamaru317 78 3 7
smroadkill15 82 1 9
TheLegendaryBigBoss 74 7 3
Kyuu 80 1 9

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (May 12)

Score: 96

User Prediction Difference Points
TheWalrusCaesar 95 1 9
Wman1996 95 1 9
Metallox 100 4 6
Kakadu18 97 1 9
Shikamo 97 1 9
Machina 97 1 9
Salnax 95 1 9
cycycychris 95 1 9
JulioMadeira 96 0 12
NobleTeam360 96 0 12
SegaHeart 99 3 7
Darwinianevolution 98 2 8
mZuzek 96 0 12
DroidKnight 91 5 5
IcaroRibeiro 93 3 7
Doctor_MG 94 2 8
UnderwaterFunktown 96 0 12
DaAndy 93 3 7
TheMiffedFeline 96 0 12
shikamaru317 96 0 12
WoodenPints 91 5 5
peachbuggy 95 1 9
Mar1217 94 2 8
gauxel 95 1 9
TheLegendaryBigBoss 97 1 9
Kyuu 96 0 12
xMetroid 96 0 12
smroadkill15 96 0 12
SKMBlake 98 2 8
AJNShelton 98 2 8
Niever 97 1 9

Everybody 1-2 Switch (June 30)

Score: 56

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 52 4 6
Kakadu18 60 4 6
Kyuu 50 6 4
NobleTeam360 53 3 7
Darwianianevolution 66 10 0
mZuzek 65 9 1
DroidKnight 67 11 0
Wman1996 57 1 11
Mar1217 60 4 6
peachbuggy 54 2 8

Pikmin 4 (July 21)

Score: 88

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 86 2 8
Machina 84 4 6
Kakadu18 85 3 7
NobleTeam360 86 2 8
Shikamo 87 1 9
gauxel 85 3 7
mZuzek 84 4 6
Wman1996 85 3 7
Mar1217 84 4 6
DroidKnight 88 0 12
TheLegendaryBigBoss 80 8 2
Kyuu 87 1 9
xMetroid 87 1 9
Darwianianevolution 82 6 4
shikamaru317 86 2 8
peachbuggy 83 5 5
smroadkill15 85 3 7
Oneeee-Chan!!! 85 3 7

Detective Pikachu Returns (October 6)


Score: 67

User Prediction Difference Points
UnderwaterFunktown 71 4 6
Kakadu18 73 6 4
Kyuu 70 3 9
NobleTeam360 70 3 9
Darwianianevolution 77 10 0
mZuzek 73 6 4
DroidKnight 79 12 0
Wman1996 72 5 5
Mar1217 74 7 3
peachbuggy 76 9 1

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (October 20)