Is it ever really a contest when a Super Mario Game is on the ballot?

Well, considering that the rest of the nominees contained classic franchises, a wildly popular import and 3D updates of some of the most popular games of all time, I'd LIKE to think it is...

though, there's a reason why Mario continues to be the great ambassador character of this hobby/industry. He's endlessly appealing and accessible to gamers whether he's riding in a go-kart, hopping on turtle shells, or showing us just how innovative the 3D slider on Nintendo's new portable can be.


Voting Stats
Super Mario 3D Land 7 Votes 43.75%
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter 2 Votes 12.50%
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition 1 Vote 6.25%
Pokemon Black/White 1 Vote 6.25%
Aliens: Infestation 1 Vote 6.25%
Okamiden 0 Votes 0%
Kirby Mass Attack 2 Votes 12.50%
Star Fox 3DS 0 Votes 0%
Mario Kart 7 1 Vote 6.25%
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D 1 Vote 6.25%