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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.


Super Mario Galaxy Wii Jumping on top of a goomba
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Skating on ice to chase a quick penguin
Super Mario Galaxy Wii At the planetarium..ooh, looks like I've got mail!
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Where will this pink star transport me?

Promo Images

Super Mario Galaxy Screenshot
Super Mario Galaxy Render
Super Mario Galaxy Screenshot
Super Mario Galaxy Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "슈퍼 마리오 Wii 갤럭시 어드벤처" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)
  • "Super Mario Wii: Galaxy Adventure" -- Korean 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

WOPS, In Space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wii MasterMegid (902)
Nintendo proves, once again, why they are the king of the 3D platformer Wii Nick Rycar (200)
Breathes new life into platformers, but still doesn't go beyond it's true potential Wii Matt Neuteboom (989)
The most sophisticated platformer yet and the best Wii game there is! Wii Rensch (216)
A Study in Exquisite Game Design. Wii So Hai (371)
Mario Galaxy is by far the best 3D platformer ever made. Wii samsam12 (732)
It's the greatest game which I have ever played! Wii Juha-Pekka Kurvinen (5)
An very, very over rated game. Wii AxelStone (37)
A worthy sequel to Super Mario 64 Wii Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

Binary Joy Wii Nov 15, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Wii Nov 29, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Atomic Gamer Wii Nov 16, 2007 98 out of 100 98
IGN Australia Wii Nov 27, 2007 9.7 out of 10 97
GamesFire Wii Nov 15, 2007 95 out of 100 95
ripten Wii Nov 14, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
GamesCollection Wii Oct 16, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
The A.V. Club Wii Nov 26, 2007 A- 91
Adventure Lantern Wii Dec, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Trusted Reviews Wii Nov 29, 2007 9 out of 10 90


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


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
  • 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
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