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172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

Posted by James Newton

Game also released Down Under today

You may remember last week we told you of Nintendo's plan to launch Super Mario Galaxy 2 in Australia with a world record attempt for the most hugs by a mascot character in twenty minutes, and by jingo they've done it.

The famous plumber got to grips with 172 people, each of whom received a photo of the momentous occasion, with one lucky fan leaving with a copy of the game signed by Shigeru Miyamoto himself. According to Nintendo:

The hugging record is in the process of being formally registered with The World Record Academy, the leading international organisation which certifies world records.

If you attended the event we'd be very interested in seeing your photo. Let us know!

[via nintendo.com.au]

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User Comments (10)

V8_Ninja

#1

V8_Ninja said:

Making numerous consoles that sell LOTS of units, helping eyesight, and breaking world records! :O Nintendo COULD rule the world!

Shugo

#3

Shugo said:

What, the DS being the best selling handheld console of all time wasn't enough for you, Nintendo?

GamerZack7

#7

GamerZack7 said:

Game also released Down Under today

Er...SMG2 was released yesterday over here :|

In any case, @JumpMad, I would've hugged Luigi but I live in the Gold Coast, so I couldn't attend. I wuv Weegee! :D

Big_A2

#10

Big_A2 said:

I would have gone, but I'm in the US right now! I got to hug Mario at the Nintendo World store in New York though.

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