Japanese magazine Famitsu has praised Nintendo's latest platforming romp for 3DS, New Super Mario Bros 2, scoring 36/40.
In the magazine's usual style, four reviewers each gave the game independent scores out of ten, which are tallied up in a bid to make the rare perfect 40. The porky plumber just missed out with each score coming in at 9/10, allowing the game to sit alongside Pokemon Black and White 2 - which also achieved the same.
Nintendo have also rolled out a series of adverts to promote the title days before release in Japan - July 28th, touching briefly on the updated 3DS XL hardware which is also due to cause chaos at retail on the same day.
We found New Super Mario Bros 2 a delight in our E3 playthrough preview, and are rather excited to collect those all-important coins with Mario and Luigi this August.