In this photo released by Nintendo, video game icon Mario hails and offers free taxis to visitors in New York, Thursday, April 24, 2008, in celebration of the April 27 launch of Mario Kart Wii. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, Nintendo)

London - 3DS owners can cause a racquet, as Nintendo are launching two games for the eye-popping console with a little help from a hairy-lipped plumber.

Mario Tennis Open is serving a treat on May 25 with a bat 'n' ball game that includes singles and doubles action, as well as a classic tennis game from Super Mario Bros.

With a load of in-built mini-games, Mario Tennis Open is all aces. Meanwhile, Mario is shaping up for another side-scrolling adventure in Super Mario Bros 2, set for release later this year. - Sunday Life