New Mario shots jump out the warp-pipe

Cast your eyes on these New Super Mario Bros. screens and prepare to pop your pipe as the brothers return

If we were feeling lazy, we could run these New Super Mario Bros. screens without any text at all; each nostalgia-laden screenshot is worth a thousand words to the seasoned Nintendo gamer.

Mario's platforming renaissance on the DS sees the return of many much-loved Mario locals, plus an assortment of crazy power-ups, such as a wearable Koopa shells or mushrooms that turn Mario into a hulking giant. The game also promises to feature branching levels which will ensure a truck-load of replay value, music to the ears of die-hard Nintendo stalwarts.

New Super Mario Bros. is penned in for a US release in May, but has yet to plumb in a European release date.