hugs by a mascot character - Super Mario Galaxy 2 sets
MELBOURNE, Australia -- To celebrate Super Mario
Galaxy 2's arrival in Australia, Mario received an impressive
172 hugs in the space of 20 minutes , setting the world record for the most
hugs by a mascot character in 20 minutes.
The record was set at the EB Games Melbourne
store - the store on Swanston Street - and one lucky punter
also walked away with a copy of the game signed by Shigeru
Miyamoto - the creator of Mario, Zelda and Wii Music.
To commemorate this, every hugger who attended
on the day got their own personal photo of the occasion and
were among the first in Australia to experience the spectacular
new items and new stages of the 3D galactic video game, Super
Mario Galaxy 2. They were the first to run, jump and fly through
a 3D dazzling galaxy, bursting with imagination.