Playing games for charity is a fun way to do some good, with SingStar dad Julian Hill being an example. Also planning a 24-hour gaming session for charity is FanCensus, a small gaming research company that will play 24 different games for one hour at a time.

The event kicks of at 6pm (UK time) on Friday 20th April, with plenty of Nintendo favourites included on the play-list such as Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007 and Mario Party 9. The whole event will be streamed live online, while the event schedule and information on entering a prize draw (UK only) are also available for your reading pleasure.

If you'd like to donate at any point towards this campaign for Game Aid, check out the Just Giving page. We at Nintendo Life wish these intrepid gamers all the best in their Game-A-Thon.