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!