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|Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, 2007) (2007)|
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|As always with any Nintendo game console, the first Super Mario game is one of the defining experiences on the system. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy. When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy. Since he's in space, Mario can perform mind-bending jumps unlike anything he’s done before. He'll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote.|
|Game||Super Mario Galaxy|
|UPC||0045496902612, 045496900434, 45496902612, 827307795282|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Cartoon Violence|
|Control Elements||Gamepad, Gamepad/Joystick, Mouse, Nunchuk, Remote|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
|Support Elements||Dolby ProLogic II (PLII)|
|Game Series||3D Hunting|
Average review score based on 700 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I first was introduced to the Mario Galaxy when i bought the second one. I loved it, so i decided to check out the original.
First Impressions -
What I first noticed in this game is that your hub world is a spiritual successor of sorts to Mario 64. Instead of a castle like in 64, its a spaceship, and you can explore it to find other rooms that contain different galaxies. I personally liked this display over the second, though I think it may be more of a nostalgia thing for SM64, some may prefer the straightforward easy to navigate galaxy map of the second game.
It's the same old story, bowser kidnaps Peach and you have to rescue her. If you haven't ever played a Mario game it'll be a great experience. While it adds a nice twist with the spaceship aspect, if you've played a mario game before, it's hard to shake the been there done that feel to the story.
The mario series has always bee known for its tight controls. It's no different here, Mario's controls have never been better. With galaxy you also have a gravity aspect that changes things up. In the first few hours of gameplay, be prepared to be awed as you jump to another object and it's gravitational pull orbits you around until you finally land; it's some of the strongest parts of the game, and is what clearly separates this game from other platformer games.
Level Design -
The level design is some of the best i've ever seen. The pure creativity from the developers is amazing. From river floating in space, to a galaxy made up of sweets, its an expertly crafted game. I also liked how the worlds changed for different stars, whereas in galaxy 2 you had about two regular stars per world, in this one you have at least 4. This helps the replay ability of the game. You will be playing galaxies a few times over in order to get all 120 stars, and its nice addition for the worlds to change, or reveal a new path each play through.
The wii isn't known for its graphical prowess compared to the 360 or ps3, but when you have games like Mario galaxy, the art style is so well done you forget your playing on a less powerful system. Weither it be the sun shining on water, or the sand leaving imprints of Marios feet as he transverses the landscape, you'll be amazed by the graphical polish put into this game.
If you're a fan of the Mario series, do yourself a favor and pickup this game. The Story is probably it's weakest point, but the sheer perfection of the gameplay, graphics, and level design help you overlook that quickly. Probably one of the most creative games in the series, second only to Galaxy 2, both or which are a showcase of Nintendo at the top of their game.
"One of Nintendo's Finest"
The controls work as well as any other Mario game. You press A to jump, B to shoot star bits, and a shake of the remote spins Mario. The new spin move is particularly useful because not only can you use it to attack enemies, you can also spin in mid-air to correct your jumps. You'll be glad it exists when you miss your jump but that little spin saves you from dying.
Super Mario Galaxy is definitely one of the best looking Wii games to date. While the idea of space may be black and empty, Nintendo did an excellent job coming up with different galaxies that are rich with colorful activity. All the planets are detailed with reflections or particles and like Sunshine, Galaxy has beautiful water effects. I was most impressed by the fuzz that covers the bees and spiders. Galaxy also has its fair-share of cut scenes and although impressive to watch, it is certainly annoying that you can't skip them like most games these days. Thankfully most are short but if you happen to struggle against a certain boss, you can expect to see the same cut scene over and over again.
Contrary to the typical Mario games, Galaxy isn't all about saving Peach and fighting Bowser. If other reviews give Galaxy's plot a low score, they obviously haven't played it through to the end. After collecting a minimum amount of stars, the power goes back to the back to the back of the Observatory and the library is open for storytelling. I don't want to go into too much detail but the book tells about the history of the Lumas and reminds me of Le Petit Prince.
With 120 stars to collect, it's a standard Mario game length. There are many galaxies that are worth revisiting because they are unique and fun to play through again. There are also “challenge comets” that appear on different galaxies which appear randomly as you progress through the game. Speedy comets for example make you zip through the level in four minutes to get the star while Daredevil comets have you fighting bosses with only one health point. Galaxy definitely ramps up in difficulty so gamers should have their fill of fun.
Nintendo finally stopped being cheap and hired a full orchestra for one of their big games. Galaxy has a great soundtrack and while the tunes aren't as addicting as when you first played through Mario 64, the music definitely fits the different galaxies nicely.
A great looking Wii game? Yes it's finally here.
It's a Mario game. Come on.
Very rare camera/view problems.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10
Game Release: Super Mario Galaxy (JP, 11/01/07)
Super Mario Galaxy is my new favorite in the Mario series. Breathtaking sorroundings, easy gameplay, jumping from one planet to another is just awesome. Here are a couple of reasons you should buy this amazing game
Story- Mario storyline has always been the same... Oh no mario, the princess has been kidnapped. . . oh no mario, the princess has been kidnapped and etc. Don't expect anything new from the latest installment in the mario franchise, but then again what other storyline do Mario games need?
Gameplay- The wide open spaces and starry skies add to the freedom you have in this game. 2 player gameplay was somewhat dissapointing when I played with one of my friends. The first player controls mario's actions and the other just points their remote at the screen and blasts enemies with small meteorites that are picked up from just about everywhere. There are different suits that you can acquire to give mario different new abilities never seen before. There are hours of fun awaiting those trying to beat the game and a challenge to collect all 100 stars for a true Mario fan. Being able to run around a planet in any direction any time you want is kind of hard to get used to, but adds more depth to the game.
Controls- I personally thought the controls were easy to get accostumed to. Some younger children might have trouble controlling mario's actions if they've never touched one of the older games. Playing with the Wii remote is a breeze and the second player's controls are even easier (although I don't recommend buying this game for the 2 player action). In short, if you've played other Mario games the controls aren't going to be much newer to you.
Graphics- The graphics on this game are breathtaking. Anyone would be amazed the work that Nintendo put into creating such detailed environments.
Music- There's not much new to this section of the game. The music can range from soft and gentle, to chaotic and frantic. The sounds are pretty much the same as any other Mario game made before this one, but still offer great entertainment. The music helps add to the mood of that point in the story also.
Ages- This game is recommended for all ages. It offers a challenge for children and adults alike. I've seen all ages play and enjoy this game. It has something for everyone.
So I give this game a 5/5. It deserves nothing lower. There isn't much not to like about Super Mario Galaxy. It's great for all ages and the graphics are great. A must have for anyone who owns a wii!!! (Once again I warn you. . . DO NOT BUY THIS GAME FOR THE OPTION OF PLAYING WITH 2 PLAYERS, IT'S NOT WORTH IT)
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After reading other reviews, people tend to either completely love this game, or it just can't catch on with them. This is the first Mario game that takes place outside the Mushroom Kingdom and has more of a "real life" aspect to it - having to do with outer space and planets. I decided to just outright buy the game instead of rent, and that was a good choice.
The controls are outstanding. They keep it simple and use 95% of the old controls and moves from Super Mario 64 on Nintendo 64 - Which, in my opinion, was one of the best Mario games of all time! It's really easy to control Mario with the Nunchuk in the left hand, and use the remote to point a "star" on the screen and collect certain items on the screen. Two players can "play" at the same time, with the 2nd player using only a star pointer to collect items and freeze enemies, and they also can help Mario reach high places by "clicking" on him at his highest jump point to give him an extra boost. Now your friends don't have to sit and watch you play, they can help you too! The camera angle can't be changed a majority of the time, but Nintendo does a great job of keeping a good angle on you at all times - very rarely is the camera in a bad position.
The graphics are some of the best ones I've seen on Wii so far. It's entertaining to see how far Mario has come from the older systems! The component hi-def cables are highly recommended as there is a fairly noticable difference between the two, at least in my opinion. The hi-def cables round off the graphics and allow smoother animations to fully enjoy the graphics of this game.
The gameplay is very fun and addictive, as I've never had that repetitive feeling just yet. Each "star" you have to collect (121 in all) is a different mission. Nintendo really comes up with some creative ideas on using the systems functions and remote! Mario goes from planet to planet (instead of stage to stage) and each planet has it's own "theme". It makes me want to keep going in the game just to see what will come up with next!
Without giving anything away, I'll stop right there! It's definitely a little different than any other Mario game, but if you give it a chance most likely you won't stop playing! If you liked Super Mario 64, this is a MUST have for you! Very similiar, and some people even believe it to be a sequel!
The Mario series has largely set the standard for platformers since its start on the original NES. However, after Super Mario Sunshine, I was beginning to wonder whether Nintendo had forgotten how to make a great Mario game. Thankfully, Super Mario Galaxy is easily the best game since Super Mario 64, and, I would say, Super Mario Bros. 3.
The gameplay is what sets this title apart. The controls are just so easy. I have not had a time where I've been frustrated or asking why Mario didn't do what I thought I told him to! It has been an incredibly enjoyable experience that I have had trouble putting down. The use of the Wiimote is remarkable, and not forced at all. Plus, the inclusion of classic enemies and music creates such a compelling and nostalgic experience that completely immerses you in the Mario universe.
The graphics are the best of any title I have seen on the Wii. They aren't PS3 or Xbox 360 caliber, but they certainly impress and don't make you feel like you are playing a game that was created for an N64 or something. In short, the graphics are smooth and classic Mario. They have a cartoon feel, but the game doesn't feel cartoony. They are colorful and crisp.
So far, I've put in quite a few hours of play, and I still have quite a bit to explore. However, it does what Wii titles do best - allow you short intervals of gameplay and an enjoyable experience that you can pick up and play at any time.
I won't bore you and encourage you to just get out, buy the game, and enjoy the experience. There are many more professional reviews available if you want to find out about the new features in detail, but I just wanted to add my two cents. Enjoy one of the best new games to come along in years!