Nintendo's booth was filled with surprises, surprises that perhaps would have been better revealed during the company's uneventful press conference, but surprises nonetheless. Project P-100, a collaboration between Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) and Nintendo, not even shown at the presser, was charm incarnate. ZombiU proved to be more than a pretty CG trailer, making better use of Nintendo's novel touch screen controller than any first-party game. (Zombie scanning: just what zombie shooters were missing!) Even New Super Mario Bros. U, which looked like an annual update at the presser, had hidden within it an addictive and antagonistic form of co-operative multiplayer. Nintendo had good stuff to show, if you looked for it.

With the help of our talented video team, Russ Frushtick and I scoured the booth for these hidden treasures. Join us as we take a trip back in time and space to a loud, glowing Mario-stenciled structure in the middle of downtown Los Angeles.