It's been a big year for Mario Kart 8, with the racer boosting Wii U sales and delivering a franchise first with the recently released DLC. It's been given plenty of praise, and now has a relatively lucrative award to celebrate.

Every year the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts its Children's Awards, to celebrate the best entertainment of the past year. Nintendo's racer grabbed the Game award, seeing off three other games to nab the prize; the full list is below.

Mario Kart 8
Pokémon X & Y
Rayman Legends
Tearaway

A welcome victory for Mario Kart 8, which will still be an important selling point for the Wii U this Holiday season; it wouldn't surprise us if more awards follow before the end of 2014.