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The Most Entertaining Super Mario Game Yet

  • Feb 17, 2010
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In the 2nd time since Super Mario 64, Mario is once again placed in a brand new 3D environment. Only this time, it's not on land or in water. This chapter in the Super Mario legacy takes place in space, where Mario flies from planet to planet in a non-stop interactive thriller.

Using the Wiimote and Nunchuck, gamers control Mario throught the game where he runs, jumps, and flies 360 degrees. Personally, the controls of this game are the most intuitive yet in the Super Mario series. I felt instantly comfortable moving Mario around, and found it extremely fun to control him. Almost every aspect of the Wii's state-of-the-art peripherals are utilized in this game, and they all play an important role. From moving the joystick, to shaking the Wiimote, and even pointing the Wiimote at the screen all come into play, and this is just a small part of what makes this chapter so much fun. The gameplay as a whole is something that makes this game so spectacular, and will make it hard to put the controllers down.

Mario starts the story off in the well-known Mushroom Kingdom while everyone is celebrating a fesitval of the stars. In the begining, you have free-reign to learn a bit about the game, it's controls, and some of its features such as star-bits. Star bits add another dimension to the game, similar to what coins have given in past episodes. Soon after the game starts, your greatest enemy, Bowser, comes into action and predictibally kidnaps Pricess Toadstool. During this movie sequence, you eventually end up being wisked away to a far away land, which ends up being a giant space-shit that acts as "home" for most of the game. From here you are able to access all "worlds" and other parts of the game.

While it has a similar feel to Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy take gameplay into a whole-new dimension where Mario visits different planets instead of worlds, which is what you are used to in previous versions of this series. On these planets, gravity, or lack thereof, plays a larger role while you run around, upside down, and even floating to other planets fight enemies and bosses in each level. While the gameplay itself is amazing and can get you sucked-in quickly, the visuals are on another level. This is definetely the most visually stunning Super Mario game ever. The combinations of colors, graphics, and scenery create a very surreal experience that is definetely addicting to look at.

Overall, If you are a fan of adventure games, especially the Super Mario series, you are going to love Super Mario Galaxy. I guarantee once you start this game you will want to play it until the end. It also has great replay value as I find myself going back into the game often and playing levels. It's that much fun!
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February 17, 2010
I love this game so much.  It's not only aesthetically wonderous to look at, but it's also super fun to play, and your review is right on point!  This game also has the approval of Lunch's resident video game nerd @Sean_Rhodes.  You should check out his review, I think you'd like it!  Thanks for sharing, Paul :)
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Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
Aesthetically wonderous to behold & super fun to play. A nice new twist on an old classic! :)
Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
Aesthetically wonderous to behold & super fun to play. A nice new twist on an old classic! :)
Quick Tip by . February 17, 2010
Aesthetically wonderous to behold & super fun to play. A nice new twist on an old classic! :)
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Super Mario Galaxy is a 3D platform game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo  for the Wii. It was released in Japan on November 1, 2007, the United States on November 12, 2007, Canada on November 14, 2007, Europe on November 16, 2007, Australia on November 27, 2007 and South Korea on September 4, 2008. It is the third 3D platformer in the Mario series, after Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine.

The game follows the protagonist, Mario, on a quest to rescue Princess Peach from the game's primary antagonist, Bowser. Levels are galaxies filled with minor planets and worlds, while gameplay is updated with gravity effects and new power-ups.

Super Mario Galaxy was first shown at E3 2006 and enjoyed a high level of pre-release awareness. The game has been hailed by several gaming websites as one of the best video games of all time and has won a BAFTA.

A sequel is currently under production; the first trailer for Super Mario Galaxy 2 was shown at E3 2009.
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ESRB: Everyone
Number of Players: 1-2
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Console: Wii
Genre: 3D Platformer
Release Date: November 12, 2007
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