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It’s not only GameTrailers that are sharing plenty of praise for Super Mario 3D World, with Eurogamer now selecting the Wii U exclusive as their overall game of the year.

Regardless of that fact that the site has turned to their writers to justify their choice, the decision has ultimately been met with a broadly negative reaction – you only need to turn your attention to the comments section to see that.

In a year that delivered The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V, it’s a testament to the careful craftsmanship of EAD Tokyo that resulted in a game that we instantly fell in love with ourselves.

“But just look at what else was compromised in Super Mario 3D World: nothing at all,” writes Eurogamer’s Oli Welsh. “Raw invention and fun, delivered at an inviolable 60 frames per second, without a single glitch, stutter or lull. In a very real sense, there’s not another game released this year than can match that.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.