Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Wii, 2007)
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|Mario leaves behind the Mushroom Kingdom and soars into space, of all places, for his debut adventure on Wii. Bowser is once again making trouble for poor Mario, snatching the persistently imperiled Princess Peach and stashing her somewhere deep within the cosmos. The plumber begins his rescue mission from the Comet Observatory, where beings known as Lumas require star energy to power their planet so Mario can reach Bowser. The hero must venture across multiple galaxies to collect stars, while mastering a mix of familiar and new play mechanics along the way.|
The space setting introduces a number of changes to the classic Mario experience. Instead of running, hopping, and bopping on flat land, for instance, Mario leaps across spherical planets with variable fields of gravity. A new spin move has been added to his repertoire, allowing him to stun enemies, deflect projectiles, break objects, jump higher, and much more. Players will also rocket through space by using the Wii Remote to "latch" onto certain stars like a grappling hook or a tractor beam. Hidden throughout each world is stardust that can be used as a weapon or as a means to gain extra lives.
Collecting stars opens up more routes to explore and conquer, and players will visit more than 40 galaxies across six themed regions. Multiple objectives are available to complete within each galaxy, and several transformations are possible with the game's new costumes. The bee suit, for example, has the plucky plumber hovering and climbing sticky surfaces, while the "boo" suit turns Mario into an apparition that floats and passes through barriers. An assortment of racing and other whimsical mini-games are sprinkled throughout each region, and a friend can even join in on the fun by lending Mario a helping hand in the cooperative assist mode.
|Game||Super Mario Galaxy|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Cartoon Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Super Mario Series|
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- pearl_giftsJul 21, 2008by
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
I love the game's music. Also there’s a great deal of diversity throughout Super Mario Galaxy’s level design that it’s hard not to get excited when a new area opens, knowing that there’s a whole new set of puzzles and obstacles designed around the theme of the level.
One good/bad thing, I found it not very addicting.
- thefam2007Feb 27, 2008by
A Must Have For Anyone Who Owns A Wii!!!
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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- topspin_220Aug 10, 2009by
Mario Galaxy demonstrates the difference between a good game and a great game: attention to detail and reliable, consistent game rules. The worlds you'll visit in the course of collecting the game's 120 Stars frequently challenge the assumptions you take for granted when you play a platformer, but the new rules that come into play always operate consistently within their context. There are no "gotcha" moments, no cheap sections of memorization, even in the most challenging special stages. Intuition, logic, and reactions will win the day. Excellent reactions, mind you -- Galaxy is unforgiving at times, like the best classic Mario games. Anyone can beat Galaxy with enough persistence, but complete mastery of the game demands genuine skill.
- trulove87Mar 10, 2013by
I just absolutely love this game and I'm 26 years old too.
Love this game. I love the music; so relaxing, beautiful, majestic, brilliant and peaceful. The graphics are amazing too. It's like you're in your own dream world. Also, I love the story and how the makers of this game think of new ways for Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach. I was intrigued to find out that Luigi was in this game too but why wouldn't he be.
Anyway, this game is perfect for all ages; even for those who are a kid at heart. Mario has always been my #1 favorite game character. I would DEFIANTLY recommend this game to ANYONE!!!
When you first play this game, you're immediately sucked into Mario's world (if this is the first Mario game you've played) and you'll love the adventure of exploring the galaxy as you help Mario race to defeat Bowser and rescue Princess Peach.
This game hasn't heard of age restrictions. Anyone can play this game.Read full review
- mockba07Dec 29, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
This isn't your 8bit Super Mario of 1985.
Amazed at the realism and quality. So many levels and attention to small details make it easy to forget the games of old. Fun!