Mario's been plastered over near enough everything in his time, and now the moustachioed mushroom menace can add swimming shorts to that ever-growing list.

We decided it was worth slipping a pair on ourselves and taking to a marginally anticlimactic English waterfront to see how they fare. You can catch all the Baywatch-style exploits in half real-time by checking out the video below.

If what you see tickles your fancy, you can always splash out on a pair for yourself by clicking here.

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[source News: Random: Get Ready For The Summer With Nintendo-Themed Swimming Shorts]