As the end of the year approaches it can only mean one thing — annual awards. The Nintendo Life staff have been putting their heads together in recent days to determine the official NL winners in various categories but, of course, we want you to have your say as well.

It's really rather simple, choose your top three games in each of the categories below and email them, clearly marked in preference, to [email protected]. Make sure that you show the categories clearly — to make our festive period a little more relaxing — and you can submit your choices in any categories you like, whether you opt for every one or just certain services and platforms. We've also listed some games, but these are merely suggestions to jog your memories; all have made it in by virtue of the fact that they arrived in at least one major region in 2012.

Best Wii U Retail

New Super Mario Bros. U
Nintendo Land
Assassin's Creed 3
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Darksiders II

Best Wii U eShop

Little Inferno
Nano Assault Neo
Trine 2
Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition
Chasing Aurora

Best 3DS Retail

Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Resident Evil: Revelations
Style Savvy: Trendsetters
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
Heroes of Ruin
Mario Tennis Open
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

Best 3DS eShop

Crimson Shroud
The Denpa Men: They Came by Wave
Aero Porter
Liberation Maiden
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
Picross E
Marvel Pinball
Mutant Mudds
Art of Balance: Touch!
Colors! 3D
Dillon's Rolling Western

Best DS Retail

Pokemon Black & White 2
Pokemon Conquest
Pokemon Typing
Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns
Inazuma Eleven 2

Best DSiWare

Magical Whip
Bookstore Dream
Ace Mathician
Candle Route
Zuma's Revenge
Escape the Virus
Art of Ink
Inchworm Animation
I Must Run!
Battle of the Elements
Lola's Alphabet Train
GO Series: Undead Storm
Gaia's Moon
Castle Conqueror: Against
Doodle Fit

Best Wii Retail

Skylanders Giants
Just Dance 4
Rhythm Heaven/Beat the Beat
Project Zero 2
Pandora's Tower
Xenoblade Chronicles
BIT.TRIP Complete
The Last Story

Best WiiWare

La Mulana
Horizon Riders
TNT Racers
Bobby Carrot Forever
Rush Rush Rally Racing

So there you have it; remember that these are just suggestions, so you can vote for other games as you see fit. You have until 23:59 on Saturday 29th December to submit your votes to [email protected], and the results will be published on New Years Eve. So, what are your favourites?