Super Mario Galaxy
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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.
- スーパーマリオギャラクシー - Japanese spelling
- 슈퍼 마리오 Wii 갤럭시 어드벤처 - Korean spelling (Hangul)
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1001 Video Games
Super Mario Galaxy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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?
The airships from Super Mario Bros. 3 make an appearance complete with the original music.
According to publisher Nintendo, Super Mario Galaxy sold 12.59 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).
- GAME British Academy Video Games Awards
- 2009 - Best Game
- GamePro (Germany)
- March 28, 2008) - Best Console Game in 2007
- 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
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Understanding The Fun of Super Mario Galaxy
in-depth article on Gamasutra (1st February 2008)
Iwata Asks - Super Mario Galaxy
<moby company="Nintendo Co., Ltd.">NCL</moby> president <moby developer="Satoru Iwata">Satoru Iwata</moby> interviews <moby developer="Yoshiaki Koizumi">Yoshiaki Koizumi</moby> & <moby developer="Takao Shimizu">Takao Shimizu</moby> of Nintendo's <moby company="Nintendo EAD Tokyo">EAD Tokyo</moby> division.
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Game added by Guy Chapman.
Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Android added by firefang9212.
Additional contributors: Sciere, Freeman, gamewarrior, samsam12, Cantillon, ymihere, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Grandy02, provisional_account, FatherJack.
Game added November 25th, 2007. Last modified March 28th, 2023.