Gamers who get down to London next week can try their hand at joining the Guinness Book of World Records at a special event in association with Nintendisco.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on hand to officiate record attempts, which kick off with a speed run on Super Mario World's World 1-1.

It also looks like being a great opportunity for StreetPasses, if that sways you. Full details below, and entry is free.

26th JANUARY 2012

Dancing, drinking, gaming and world records, under one roof? It can only be Nintendisco!

After a summer of playing the UK music festivals and an autumn of University Fresher’s Fairs January 26th 2012 will see a very special Nintendisco event as they are officially joined by Guinness World Records™!

The team behind Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition* will have their own area in the venue where they will invite guests to attempt to break some fun and challenging gaming world records! The records will be aimed at both seasoned gaming pro’s and newcomers alike and will be officially adjudicated. Could you be a record breaker? The first record will be attempting to complete level 1-1 of Super Mario World on the SNES in the fastest time.

The event, as usual, will also feature big screen retro gaming tournaments with prizes and giveaways and all this whilst our DJ spins Electro/Chiptune/Gaming Themes/HipHop and all music indebted to gaming.

The event, as always, is free and guests are encouraged to bring along their Nintendo 3DS’ for some streetpass swaps, SF IV battles and of course Mario Kart 7!

“We aim to keep gaming cool and accessible to everyone in a relaxed and exciting environment” - Nicky & Dave 2011

“Having Guinness World Records on board is a real coup for us, its going to be great seeing people attempt to beat some records, its a shame we can’t try ourselves” - Nicky & Dave 2011