Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS games have been up for a number of awards this year, and last night the third annual New York Video Game Critics Circle Awards took place to honour the best games of 2013. Nintendo’s games were nominated in many categories, including the final award of the evening: Best Game.
With Nintendo dominating the handheld category, it was clear a winner would be on the cards. But it was the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the Nintendo 3DS which whipped the New York critics into a frenzy to win Best Handheld game. Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U was also a winner, taking the trophy for Best Kids Game. However, Super Mario 3D World just missed out on Best Game of 2013, with The Last of Us taking home the crown.