The nay-sayers were wrong. Noby Noby Boy's Noby Noby GIRL has over the weekend defied all the odds and, stretching her supple frame across the cosmos, touched down on Mars.

With player numbers dropping only a month ago, it seemed as though this feat would never be accomplished. And really, it shouldn't have been. Not this quickly, anyway. Creator Keita Takehashi - or at least the game's community manager - obviously tinkered with the calculations, boosting everyone's contribution to GIRL's progress and unlocking the new world to run around on and...do...stuff.

Not that we're complaining! Ink-blasting alien octopuses lend a certain carnival fun-fair element to proceedings.