Mario 3 D World Goomba

Nintendo's been picking up a decent number of awards in recent months, with varied winners such as Super Mario 3D World, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds winning in various ceremonies and multiple categories. The gravy train can't keep running forever, however, as Nintendo has been left empty-handed at the recent BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Game Awards in London.

The odds were never particularly favourable, with the 3DS clearly not a favourite with the awards committee as it was entirely absent from the "Mobile & Handheld" category.

Nevertheless Super Mario 3D World earned nominations in the Best Game, Multiplayer, Original Music and Family categories, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf joining it in the latter. Ultimately none of those categories were won, making this the second year in a row that Nintendo's failed to gain an award at the BAFTA awards.

There have been plenty of other gongs, nevertheless, so this does down as one that got away; check out the link below for the full list of winners.