If it seems odd for iQue Limited, Nintendo's distribution arm in the People's Republic, to issue Super Mario 64-branded DS Lites so long after the game's release, keep in mind that the ported game didn't officially arrive in China until just this past August. We thought that was strange, too!

This limited edition Gloss Silver handheld boasts laser-etched engravings of Mario and the game's logo positioned arbitrarily on its lid. Mario looks like he's about to straight-up punch that star in the back of its head, doesn't he? Why would Mario want to punch a star? We've got the answer to that question*, plus more photos of the DS Lite and its packaging, past the post break.

*This is a lie.





This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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