Plumber and princess recovery specialist Mario has secured the year's most coveted game award, a silver medal from ASEFOSAM, Spain's professional plumbers association. How convenient, given today's release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
We're not trying to accuse ASEFOSAM of glomming on to Mario's highly anticipated Wii release, but to honour Mario for his contributions to the field of plumbing is bordering on suspect. But we shan't take away from the Italian one's accolades, we'll just thank Noel for the heads up... while fully investigating this suspiciously timed award!
Mario Bros, socio de honor [ElPais.com]