Super Mario 3D World

Beneath the warm familiarity of 3D World lies one of the strangest Mario games in years - and that's wonderful news.

Spotlight

VideoVideo: "Well excuuuse me, princess!"

Ian takes you through the worst TV adaptations of games in history.

VideoVideo: Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad levels shown off

And a look at the game's touchscreen features.

Key events

FeatureIn praise of the Wii U, my son's first console

Nintendo's most misguided machine, in the words of a five-year old who loves it.

Super Mario Galaxy 3 possible, but not before Nintendo's next console

Meanwhile, Miyamoto defends 2015 Nintendo line-up.

The best Wii U games: June 2015

UPDATED: Our picks from the quirky Nintendo console's small but enviable catalogue.

Nintendo hires Bowser as new US sales chief

A guy called Doug Bowser, that is.

VideoVideo: "Well excuuuse me, princess!"

Ian takes you through the worst TV adaptations of games in history.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker announced for Wii U

Super Mario 3D World spin-off coming this Christmas.

BioShock Infinite isn't up for a Best Game BAFTA

Tearaway is, so is Assassin's Creed 4.

PS4 fastest-selling console in UK history

Beats previous record of 185,000 for PSP.

Lightning Returns beats Super Mario 3D World to Japanese number one

But Vita still above Wii U in hardware chart.

VideoVideo: Super Mario 3D World's Captain Toad levels shown off

And a look at the game's touchscreen features.

VideoWatch us play five Super Mario 3D World levels in full

And see our pick of the best new power-ups.

FeatureTouring the World with Miyamoto

Nintendo's finest designers guide us around Super Mario 3D World.

EGXNintendo announces line-up for Eurogamer Expo

Super Mario 3D World, Bayonetta 2, DKC, Wind Waker HD and many more.

FeatureSuper Mario 3D World: More than a feline

After a disappointing debut, can 3D World turn it round?

FeatureEA and Nintendo: the collapse of the "unprecedented relationship"

"Our job as game creators and executives is to be where the gamers are."

Miyamoto: Nintendo's game ownership policy should operate "like a toy company"

"As a consumer you want to... have those things from your youth that you can go back to."

FeatureNintendo retreats into its shell at E3

The games are fun, of course - but you can't answer crisis with paralysis.