Mario dressed up for the occasion

Nintendo's jewel in its Wii crown, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was honoured at the BAFTA Video Games Awards last night, taking home the award for Best Gameplay. The plumber beat competition from Heavy Rain, God of War III, Mass Effect 2 and more, though Mario's space sequel lost to BioWare's space sequel in the Best Game category.

Regrettably Mario lost out in the Best Original Music category to Heavy Rain, and also finished behind Call of Duty: Black Ops in the GAME Award of 2010, but at least he took home the shiny gold statue for Best Gameplay which is, after all, the most important thing.

No other Nintendo titles took home awards, with Sega's Sonic Colours losing to Cut the Rope in the Best Handheld Game category.