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Mario takes to the skies and beyond in another outing to save the Princess. As the Mushroom Kingdom prepares to celebrate the arrival of a comet that appears in the skies every hundred years, Princess Peach sends Mario an invitation to attend. As Mario arrives, Bowser and minions attack the Kingdom and once again kidnap the Princess... and her entire castle. Mario gives chase but is lost as the ship leaves the atmosphere and ends up on a space station built on the visiting comet overseen by the mysterious Rosalina. It's up to Mario to brave new galaxies, find the elusive Power Stars, and bring his friends home.

Super Mario Galaxy plays similarly to Super Mario 64, as Mario explores his latest 3D world defying gravity, crossing various terrains, and even running upside down across the planet surfaces. Bouncing from planet to planet, Mario must collect Star Bits and coins, using his usual jump attacks and spins (now controlled with movement from the Wii Remote). The Wii Remote is also used to collect out of reach Star Bits and also can be controlled by a second player.

In addition, Mario can find new suits (similar to Super Mario Bros. 3) that give him the ability to turn into the ghostly Boo Mario, the high-flying Bee Mario, launch fireballs as Fire Mario and skate across frozen lakes as Ice Mario. New challenges also await Mario including ray surfing, balancing on a high-speed ball, floating inside bubbles, and other challenges in his quest to get all 120 stars. Even Luigi lends a hand in the search, making valuable contributions to the adventure.

Players can also take a snapshot of the worlds they've completed along with their best record times and send them to their friends via Wi-Fi.

Screenshots

Super Mario Galaxy Wii Surfing!
Super Mario Galaxy Wii You can smash crystal to get whatever is inside them
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Title screen
Super Mario Galaxy Wii As a bee you can climb honeycombs

Alternate Titles

  • "슈퍼 마리오 Wii 갤럭시 어드벤처" -- Korean spelling
  • "Super Mario Wii: Galaxy Adventure" -- Korean title
  • "Sūpā Mario Gyarakushī" -- Japanese title
  • "SMG" -- Common abbreviation
  • "スーパーマリオギャラクシー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Nintendo proves, once again, why they are the king of the 3D platformer Wii Nick Rycar (198)
WOPS, In Space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wii MasterMegid (897)
Breathes new life into platformers, but still doesn't go beyond it's true potential Wii Matt Neuteboom (941)
The most sophisticated platformer yet and the best Wii game there is! Wii Rensch (203)
A Study in Exquisite Game Design. Wii So Hai (345)
Mario Galaxy is by far the best 3D platformer ever made. Wii samsam12 (689)
It's the greatest game which I have ever played! Wii Juha-Pekka Kurvinen (5)
An very, very over rated game. Wii AxelStone (34)
A worthy sequel to Super Mario 64 Wii Pixelspeech (949)

Critic Reviews

PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Wii Nov 08, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Good Game Wii Nov 27, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Deeko Wii Oct 29, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Yahoo! Games Wii Nov 08, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
NintendoWorldReport Wii Nov 12, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Wonderwallweb.com Wii Nov 19, 2007 9.9 out of 10 99
Game Shark Wii Nov 21, 2007 A- 91
InsideGamer Wii Nov 05, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Arena Wii Dec 03, 2007 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Wii Nov 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
About Super Mario Galazy 1 RICHARDSON ODION
Dec 28, 2012

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Super Mario Galaxy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cover

In the fall of 2007, it was discovered that certain letters on the box cover are marked with stars, and they spell the phrase "UR MR GAY" (you're mr. gay). The question is, how did this get past Nintendo's proofreaders?

References

The airships from Super Mario Bros. 3 make an appearance complete with the original music.

Sales

According to publisher Nintendo, Super Mario Galaxy sold 12.59 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).

Awards

  • GAME British Academy Video Games Awards
    • 2009 - Best Game
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • March 28, 2008) - Best Console Game in 2007
  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #4 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #3 Console Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Wii Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Wii Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2007 – Wii Platformer of the Year
  • Official Nintendo Magazine
    • 2010 - Game of the Decade 2000-2009
Information also contributed by optrirominiluikus and sgtcook

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