People are doing some pretty amazing things with Microsoft's Hololens headset, but Abhishek Singh deserves additional praise for his efforts. 

Not only has he recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. in augmented reality, he even dressed up as the famous plumber and tested the stage out in New York's crowded Central Park - an act which earned him a few awkward glances from people passing by.

Social stigma aside, Singh's work shows the power of AR and the advantage it brings over Virtual Reality - instead of being closed-off from the world, this kind of project creates gameplay challenges within the real world. 

Nintendo has previously dabbled in AR with the 3DS on a very basic level, but perhaps the Japanese giant will return to it some day soon and create an official Super Mario AR game?