Embrace a little retro platforming with the fan-favourite Super Mario Bros. 3 returning next year.
Nintendo have confirmed that the final news Super Mario Bros. game, one of the more highly-rated amongst fans, will be available on the Virtual Console service on New Year's day. It was originally released in Japan back in 1988 and returned to the format where Mario and Luigi would set out to save Princess Peach from Bowser. It was the first title in the series to introduce the Tanooki Suit and a magic whistle to skip levels.
Nintendo 3DS owners can shell out 500 yen (£3.60 / $5.80) on January 1st to revisit the classic NES game on the move.
Are you a fan of Super Mario Bros. 3? Will you be re-downloading the game on the 3DS virtual console?