Mario Kart 8 Leads Nintendo Nominees in Golden Joystick Awards Voting

Hoping to win the race

Nintendo's enjoyed a decent run in game award ceremonies during 2014, just reward for some world class titles that have been released in recent times. The company and exclusives on its hardware now have chances for more high-profile gongs in the upcoming Golden Joystick Awards.

Nintendo missed out on any wins in last year's event, but there are plenty of opportunities this time around — all awards are voted for by the public. In total there are 26 nominations related to Nintendo systems across 12 categories, a very decent haul. You can see the relevant nominees below, in which we've also included third party efforts either exclusive or significant to Nintendo systems.


Best Original Game

Shovel Knight

Most Wanted

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS

Best Indie Game

Shovel Knight

Best Visual Design

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Mario Kart 8

Best Multiplayer

Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World

Best Audio

Mario Kart 8
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Gaming Moment

Mario Kart 8 — Luigi Death Stare

Best Storytelling

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Best Handheld Game

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Bravely Default
Shovel Knight
Pokémon X & Y

Gaming Platform of the Year

Nintendo 3DS
Wii U

Studio of the Year

Nintendo EAD

Game of the Year

Mario Kart 8
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Super Mario 3D World


There are plenty of chances for the big N to celebrate some glory. You can view all of the details and — should you please — submit votes at the Golden Joystick website; voting closes on 20th October.

[via computerandvideogames.com]