Nintendo, together with GAME and Gamestation, is starting a nationwide tournament to discover Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer - the winner of which will claim a holiday for five to Japan.

Eight GAME Group stores across the UK (four GAME and four Gamestation) will be opening their doors to Nintendo fans old and new on October 17-18. Regional heats will be taking place at each of the specially selected GAME and Gamestation stores where players will compete on four games: Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit, Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros DS.

The top two finalists from each location will go forward to the grand final where a total of 16 players will battle it out to win the Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer title. Each finalist will be awarded every first party piece of software released by Nintendo for one year.

The final, hosted by presenter, comedian and Absolute Radio DJ, Iain Lee, will take place at the Odeon in Covent Garden on Friday, October 30. Charles Martinez, the voice of Mario will also be present to award the winner their prize.

Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer regional event locations:

Bluewater, GAME store

Swansea, Borders concession

Manchester, Trafford Centre, Selfridges concession

Oxford Street GAME store

Birmingham New Street, Gamestation

Hull, Gamestation

Edinburgh Princess Street, Gamestation

Norwich, Gamestation