Super Mario 3D World Videos

VideoVideo: "Well excuuuse me, princess!"

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

The late 80s and early 90s was a golden age for cartoons. Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles, X-Men, The Real Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - the list of great shows, with theme tunes still lodged in your head 20 years later, goes on. But for every stand-out there was a stinker, and gaming-related TV adaptations seem to have been mistreated more than most. Video producer Ian Higton has gone on the hunt for the worst he could find. The last one really is a peach.

I don't know about you, but a world in which Knack outsells a Tokyo EAD Mario isn't a world I want to be a part of. But before I hire some plumber to come round and jump on my head until my skull cracks, let's try to right some wrongs by showing Super Mario 3D World some of the love it deserves.

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

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

In case yesterday's trailer left you in any doubt, Super Mario 3D World looks like it might be one of Nintendo's best platformers in recent years. And if you still need convincing, we've got three exclusive gameplay videos below which may change your mind.