Mario Shadow Puppet

Super Mario 3D World has finally arrived in Europe, with the outstanding 3D platformer gracing retail shelves today. After its North American release last week this is a culmination of a heavy marketing campaign, helped along by the fact it's a terrific game, to try and make it and the Wii U the must-have combination this Holiday season.

After all of the hard work at Nintendo's end it's taken a step back to relax, hiring hand shadow expert Drew Colby to take inspiration from the Shadow-Play Alley stage from the game — all in just 40 seconds. It's really an opportunity to wonder "how did he do that?", in truth.

Check it out below and let us know what you think, while you can see the level from the game in our raucous multiplayer video from earlier in November.