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Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

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Description

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 Where will this pink star transport me?
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Found a bee power up!
Super Mario Galaxy Wii You can smash crystal to get whatever is inside them
Super Mario Galaxy Wii The arrows indicate the direction of gravity

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 Nick Rycar (200) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
WOPS, In Space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MasterMegid (897) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Breathes new life into platformers, but still doesn't go beyond it's true potential Matt Neuteboom (941) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
The most sophisticated platformer yet and the best Wii game there is! Rensch (203) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
A Study in Exquisite Game Design. So Hai (338) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Mario Galaxy is by far the best 3D platformer ever made. samsam12 (691) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
It's the greatest game which I have ever played! Juha-Pekka Kurvinen (5) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
An very, very over rated game. AxelStone (34) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
A worthy sequel to Super Mario 64 Pixelspeech (955) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

The Press Says

AceGamez 2007 10 out of 10 100
EmpireOnline.com Nov 29, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Age Nov 13, 2007 A 100
Atomic Gamer Nov 16, 2007 98 out of 100 98
Game Freaks 365 Dec 09, 2007 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamer 2.0 Nov 20, 2007 9.6 out of 10 96
GamesCollection Oct 16, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamesmania Dec 03, 2007 93 out of 100 93
Gamesdog 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Arena Dec 03, 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.

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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Guy Chapman (1745) added Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) on Nov 24, 2007