Kotaku Awards 2014: Handheld Game Of The Year

You nominated and then you voted. Time to reveal Kotaku Australia’s Handheld game of the year.

And the winners are…

Reader’s Choice

Super Smash Bros.
Pretty clear cut winner here with 25% of the vote.


Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire
The two big Nintendo releases dominated this category, with Pokemon coming in a close second with 20% of the vote.

Editor’s Choice

Super Smash Bros.
It’s been, in my opinion, a fairly weak year for handheld games in general. Most of my time with handhelds is spent either with Nintendo first party games on the 3DS or with indie games on the PS Vita. The game I enjoyed most on handhelds this year was probably my replay of Fez on the PS Vita, but that’s a fairly old game, so it felt strange to award that as a game of the year.

Instead I’m going to run with Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS because it’s the game that’s come closest to making me actually understand why the Smash series is so beloved by fans. For the longest time it was completely obscured to me. This more accessible, simpler, fundamentally fun version of the game somehow managed to get its claws into me.

For the first time in years I can say that I ‘get’ Super Smash Bros.


As someone who loved Skate to an obscene level and think it’s time for Wonderboy to make a comeback, OlliOlli was a game that struck several different chords in the strings of my heart. Great little game. Need to spend more time with it.

The Cheapest NBN 1000 Plans

Looking to bump up your internet connection and save a few bucks? Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Kotaku, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


10 responses to “Kotaku Awards 2014: Handheld Game Of The Year”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *