Cygames’ Uma Musume: Pretty Derby has taken home Google Play of Japan’s Best Game of 2021 Award. It also won the “Most Excellent Choice” award from the user’s votes.
It was also a runner-up for the ‘Exciting Catergory’ however the award was ultimately won by Pokemon Unite.
Here are the full results of the Best of 2021 awards:
|Award||Grand Prize Winner||Top 5|
|Best Game 2021||Uma Musume Pretty Derby|
|Most Excellent Award (User Award)||Uma Musume Pretty Derby||Sangokushi Shinsen, Touhou Danmaku Kagura, Blue Archive, Pokémon Unite|
|Exciting Category||Pokémon Unite||Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Sangokushi Shinsen, My Hero Academia Ultra Impact, Lineage2M|
|Indie Category||Omoide no Shokudо̄ Monogatari 2 ~Kokoro ni Shimiru Shо̄wa Series~||Succubus Guild, Jinrо̄ Shogi, Baba Is You, Dungeon Village 2|
|Cute & Casual Category||Sumikkogurashi Farm||Touhou Danmaku Kagura, Tom and Jerry: Chase, HoneyWorks Premium Live, Royal Match|
|Creative Category||NieR Re[in]carnation||Idoly Pride, The Ants: Underground Kingdom, Disney Music Parade, Alchemy Stars|
Uma Musume Pretty Derby is a gatcha game with girls based on racehorses. The multimedia franchise has seen two seasons of anime and a number of merchandise products including many figurines.