It's funny, we got so used to seeing DS games for so long that it started to feel like all Nintendo handheld games for all time would look like N64 games. That's certainly not the case.

This off-screen footage, taken over the weekend at the Nintendo World event in Tokyo, shows three of the 3DS' biggest games in action. Mario Kart is looking like the portable Double Dash many were hoping for (at least in terms of visuals), Star Fox looks fine and Paper Mario looks amazing.

Sadly, none of these will be making the 3DS' Japanese launch in February. Patience is a virtue, Nintendo fans.