Super Mario Galaxy Reviews (Wii)
Our Users Say
|Acting||The quality of the voice or video acting.||3.9|
|AI||The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents.||3.8|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work and the game plays.||4.6|
|Graphics||The visual quality of the game||4.6|
|Personal Slant||A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes||4.3|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.5|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC.||4.1|
|Overall User Score (125 votes)||4.2|
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Gameblog.fr (Nov 16, 2007)
Bon, je ne crois pas avoir à en rajouter des tonnes : sur ce coup, je ne m'attendais vraiment pas à une telle profusion de fun... Sûrement cette inquiétude de revoir un Mario à côté de la plaque ? Au final, c'est juste le contraire : 11 ans après ses premières aventures en 3D, on retrouve enfin le grand Mario, celui qui marque les esprits, celui qui distribue sans compter le bonheur ludique qui déborde des poches de sa salopette ! It's him, Mariooo !
The Game Hoard (Mar 10, 2021)
Super Mario Galaxy is a showcase of some of the best things video games have to offer. Mario is in top form with wonderful platforming movement in galaxies full of inventive gimmicks and unique planets that provide challenges that are engaging and conceptually fresh. The game is constantly pushing forward into new ideas that it never dwells on too long, constructing memorable situation after memorable situation as strange gravity and diverse trials intersect in new ways. Traversing each new galaxy is a delight that is easy to go back to even after you’ve just beat the game, and the game’s music is magnificent both in its own respects and balancing out the game’s two tones of pushing forward bravely into the unknown and taking in the magical nature of the cosmos. The talent of every developer working on the title has lead to a game that embodies the best Mario and Nintendo have to offer, even a little story slipping into what is a phenomenal achievement in gameplay excellence.
411mania.com (Dec 05, 2007)
Though we had to wait a long time for a true sequel to Mario 64, the wait was most definitely worth it. Nintendo got everything right on so many levels and I don’t exaggerate when I say that “Super Mario Galaxy” is the greatest platformer of all time and one of the greatest games I’ve ever played. No Nintendo Wii owner should go without this gem and soon to be classic in their game library. NO ONE!!
Retroage (Nov 21, 2008)
Co prawda na Nintendo Wii w ostatnim czasie wyszło już trochę dobrych tytułów, to niniejszy mogę polecić każdemu, kto ma ochotę się dobrze bawić podczas gry. Super Mario Galaxy to bardzo fajna platformówka, nad którą spędzić można wiele upojnych godzin, bawiąc się przy tym nieziemsko.
Nintendo-Online.de (Dec 09, 2007)
„Nicht noch einmal 10 Punkte!“ mögen sich einige Leser denken, wenn sie auf die NO-Wertung gucken. Eigentlich bin ich auch mit dem Anspruch an den Test gegangen das Spiel so kritisch wie möglich zu betrachten und auch den direkten Vergleich mit Super Mario 64 nicht zu scheuen. Doch schon nach den ersten Spielminuten war mir klar, dass die angestrebte kritische Haltung nicht lange haltbar sein würde und spätestens als Mario sich in Biene Mario verwandelt hatte, hatte sich Super Mario Galaxy die NO-Höchstwertung gesichert. Ohne Frage ist Marios Reise durch die Galaxie das bislang beste erhältliche Wii Spiel und gehört in jede Sammlung. Wer war eigentlich noch einmal Link…? P.S. Nintendo: „Über eine Luigi’s Mansion 2-Ankündigung würden wir uns freuen!“
Edge (Nov 25, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is a platform game, pure and simple. More so than Mario 64 is; more so than any truly 3D videogame ever made. For all its countless diversions and bizarre ideas, it keeps coming back to running, bouncing, scaling, exploring, teetering on the brink, taking your heart in your mouth and jumping off the edge of the world. For others, space is the final frontier, the furthest you can go; for Mario, it’s just like coming home.
allaboutgames.co.uk (Feb 15, 2008)
Super Mario Galaxy is the current pinnacle of platforming game design excellence. You only have to look at other recent titles in the genre, like Crash of the Titans, to see how high you have to go before you reach the galaxy. Anything below a 10 just feels wrong.
Le Geek (Sep, 2010)
Building off of what made Mario’s 3D debut so memorable, while simultaneously feeling innovative and new, this isn’t just a great Wii game—this is a great game, period.
Lejano Oriente (Apr 27, 2010)
Super Mario Galaxy deja en alto la vara para quien se digne por el puesto de mejor juego de Wii, es increíble en todos los aspectos, y sin dudarlo, y en mi más humilde opinión, es el mejor juego de la generación y también de los mejores en la historia. Una reinvención de su género, la razón suficiente para comprar un Wii (y más que ya viene la secuela), y uno de los pocos juegos que roza la perfección, pero eso no quiere decir que no tenga cosas malas. Super Mario Galaxy es un juego que desde el primer momento te divertirá, y si no lo hace y no sabes apreciar esta obra maestra –te guste/tengas Wii o no- (porque eso es lo que es) no sé que lo hará.
The Review Busters (2007)
If you don’t have a Wii then you may want to consider calling your local store, nagging them to give you a date when more systems are coming in. Super Mario Galaxy is worth the purchase of the Wii, this game is amazing. If you are lucky enough to own a Wii then buy this game now, don’t question yourself, go out and spend the money! The few problems I had with this game really don’t hurt my final score, they are so minor most people might not even notice them. There really isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t own this game, with Super Mario Galaxy and a few other games out right now I can honestly say I may end up playing my Wii a bit more now.
Blend Games (Dec 02, 2007)
I’d be lying if I said this game didn’t have its faults (Some of the galaxies are lackluster. I’m looking at you Ghost Galaxy), but there’s so much good going for the game, that you’d have to look far and wide to find another game of this caliber. And I mean Super Mario Sunshine far. As I said before, I actually liked that game. If you even remotely liked Sunshine, then you’ll absolutely love this one. Bar none, Mario Galaxy is the game of the year. It might even be the game of the decade.
FZ (Nov 15, 2007)
Så vad är Super Mario Galaxy? Det är ett givet köp, ett ljus i tillvaron för Wii-älskarna, en bejublad återkomst för Super Mario-fantasterna och en perfekt introduktion till den mest lättsmälta av spelgenrer. Det är ett pånyttfödande av plattformsspelen, det är en flört med nostalgikerna och en väldirigerad njutning för den inbitne spelaren. Det är det bästa Wii-spelet som släppts och det är ett spel du kommer att lägga pengar på. Det är jag så pass säker på att jag inte tänker beskriva handlingen med ett enda ord.
Gamereactor (Sweden) (Nov 08, 2007)
Med stor glädje kan det alltså konstateras: Nintendo lyckades. Det Mario-spel vi drömt om, vissa av oss i tio år, har anlänt och våra övermänskliga krav på såväl traditionsenlighet som nytänkande har uppfyllts totalt. Finns det någon som är besviken på Super Mario Galaxy är det universums största gnällpotta och bör omedelbart skickas ut i omloppsbana. Trots bristen på gravitation är Super Mario Galaxy ett spel som står stadigt på egna ben.
Eurogamer.nl (Aug 06, 2008)
De grootste uitdaging bij het maken van een vervolg op Mario 64 is het originele spel recht te doen. Je moet een spel maken dat net zo goed op zichzelf staat als Mario 64 dat deed. Dat is geen makkelijke taak als je ook nog eens twee decennia aan Mario-game tradities en de torenhoge verwachtingen van miljoenen fans voor je neus hebt staan. Mario Sunshine kon deze druk niet aan, en werd bij het vinden van een balans herhalend en onhandig om te spelen. Galaxy weet Mario 64 niet te evenaren door de uitvoering – hoewel sommige planeten briljant zijn, zijn anderen een beetje flauwtjes, en er is niet dat gevoel van complete perfectie dat Mario 64 wel had – maar het zit hem in het vertrouwde gevoel en de originaliteit. Het zal nog een decennium duren voordat we weten of het spel net zo’n impact als Mario 64 zal hebben. Voor nu is het alleen belangrijk dat het wachten eindelijk voorbij is.
Good Game (Nov 27, 2007)
It’s everything a franchise game should be but too often isn’t. It manages to bring in the familiar whilst offering up plenty that’s new. The time they’ve spent developing shows in the quality of every bit of it… and it’s HUGE. I’m looking forward to the hols when I can take my time and really explore every nook and cranny…. It’s a worthy successor to Mario 64 and already, in my mind, a classic. It’s a ten from me Baj.
UOL Jogos (Nov 30, 2007)
"Super Mario Galaxy" é uma verdadeira obra prima dos games em termos de design, desenvolvimento e criação. Ele reinventa o gênero plataforma com a introdução de mundos esféricos e brincadeiras com gravidade, diferentes de tudo que já foi visto nos games. Cada nova fase revela uma nova maneira de jogar, graças a sua mecânica incrivelmente diversificada. É um jogo que mostra o verdadeiro potencial do Wii, utilizando seu controle de maneira inteligente e divertida. Não se deixe enganar pelo aspecto infantil: "Super Mario Galaxy" é bonito, genial e indispensável para qualquer um, independente de gosto ou idade.
gameZine (UK) (Nov 19, 2007)
Indeed, those who have so far failed to recognise the console as an object worthy of gaming connoisseurs' attention should take note: this is one of the greatest computer games ever made, and a revolution in itself.
Binary Joy (Nov 15, 2007)
There’s no doubt Super Mario Galaxy is the best 1st party title to date. Of course Metroid Prime 3 was awesome and the impending Super Smash Bros. Brawl is sure to win hearts but SMG has a special place with me. I can play it, my parents can play it, my non-gamer friends can play it. It’s addictive and the presentation is so polished, you immediately notice what’s lacking in other titles. I definitely recommend picking this up. You could easily spend over 40 hours on it if you collect every coin and star in the universe. After playing this game, I’m left to wonder what Nintendo might do to reinvent the next Super Mario.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 06, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy manages to feel both radically different and comfortably familiar at the same time. Its gameplay is extremely forgiving, and after each short stage you're prompted to save your progress. Reviewing this game was an absolute joy, and I looked forward to playing it a little bit more every day. Irresistibly fun, Super Mario Galaxy is to video games what candy is to food.
The Wiire (Nov 17, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy earns The Wiire's Editor's Choice award because it's easily one of the best reasons to own the console. Do service to yourself, and to the extremely talented developers at Nintendo, by letting Mario take you on a trip you won't soon forget.
N-Europe (Nov 25, 2007)
Galaxy is a rip-roaring reminder that nobody does it better, gives an almighty kick to a genre that has become increasingly sidelined in recent years, and reminds us all that Shigeru Miyamoto's crack team still jealously protect the secret ingredient that infuses their best games- the purest, most joyous distillation of fun.
Hooked Gamers (Nov 13, 2007)
Overall Super Mario Galaxy's gameplay is utterly fantastic. It is perhaps the finest game in the last decade. Everything about the game was lovingly crafted with no shortcuts taken. It is a wholly original game full of imagination and the kind of gameplay that will induce uncontrollable happiness. It is pure magic.
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) (Nov 21, 2007)
Perhaps some Mario nay-sayers will clamor that Galaxy is a little to sugary for their tastes, and each to their own I suppose, but I have to say that everything in this game is pretty cute. All of the characters, the Lumas, toads, bees, penguins and more have cute little sounds they make as you talk to them, and cute little sayings, until I just wish I had a big squishy Luma of my own to hug! All in all, Galaxy is definitely worth picking up, whether you’ve been a fan of Mario since the NES era, or if you’ve never even heard of the guy, this game will not disappoint.
Daily Game (Nov 27, 2007)
All in all, Mario's newest adventure has nice long quest with plenty of variation through to the end. The story really isn't all that deep, but then again, Mario isn't a very complicated guy. Your Wii will become your best friend as you jump, swim, butt-stomp, Goomba crush and triple-jump your way to star filled glory. Welcome back, Mario; we missed you.
Just to repeat that, Super Mario Galaxy really is perfect - and I rarely say that when reviewing any game. But this isn't a game; it's a system seller, which is rich when nobody can get hold of a Wii for love nor money right now in the run up to Christmas. If you're one of the fortunate ones to have a Wii however then you've got to buy this game, or you might as well give it away to somebody who wants to actually play this game, because if you don't, I'm convinced that you'll go to hell, because God doesn't take too kindly to the greedy depriving the needy of Mario in what is undoubtedly his biggest, most fun-filled adventure yet. Forget ready meals with additives, preservatives and E numbers to keep you hooked the unnatural way; Mario Galaxy is a recipe you'll love and it's good for you too, in the sense that it'd be good for you to play a proper title for a change, one that should stay fresh and in your collection forever - and you can bet Uranus on that!
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (Dec 17, 2007)
There's no doubt that 2007 has been an amazing year, filled to the brim with some of the finest games we've seen in a long time. You can look to any system and find something remarkable, but only Wii can offer one of the finest Mario outings in years. Super Mario Galaxy offers plenty to keep you busy for a long time, but ultimately its greatest strength is the one it shares with so many of its predecessors: its many commendable elements join together for one future-proof package. Five or ten years from now, people will still be playing it and loving it as much as they do right now. What is it about Italian plumbers that's so special? It must be something in the water.
DarkZero (Jan 16, 2008)
So, where do you start with a game like Super Mario Galaxy? A game so full of ideas that a simple few thousand words is going to inevitably miss a few out. A few thousand words that may not even convey how truly brilliant the ideas are, and how in a year full of great games, Mario Galaxy comes out on top.
GamePro (US) (Nov 06, 2007)
Nintendo's plump mascot has been around for what seems like forever, doesn't it? It's hard to think about video games without conjuring up images of the cheery plumber. His antics and exploits have thrilled and inspired a generation of gamers. And you have to hand it to Nintendo: they've managed to keep Mario--not to mention their other main franchises like Zelda and Metroid--relevant across several different platforms and titles, helping to shape the entire industry as a whole along the way.
Gamers D.O.Jo (2007)
Concluindo, Super Mario Galaxy é sem dúvida o melhor jogo do Wii até o momento e um dos melhores jogos feitos pela Nintendo nos últimos anos. É inovador mas ainda assim se mantém fiel a série. Galaxy é o verdadeiro sucessor do clássico Super Mario 64 e não é apenas o sonho dos amantes da Nintendo, é o sonho realizado de qualquer amante de jogos.
Gamer.nl (Nov 10, 2007)
En dan heb ik het nog niet eens over de verschillende krachten gehad die Mario kan krijgen door de paddestoelen. Zo verandert hij in een extreem aandoenlijk bijtje dat kan vliegen, een spook dat door tralies heen kan zweven of een soort springveer waarmee je flinke hoogtes kunt bereiken. En dan zijn er nog races waarbij je op een rog over het water racet, de mogelijkheid om op een bal te balanceren terwijl je de Wii-afstandsbediening rechtop vasthoudt en zo kan ik nog wel een tijdje door gaan. Super Mario Galaxy is alles wat je van een nieuwe Super Mario-titel kunt verwachten, en nog veel meer.
Yahoo! Games (Nov 08, 2007)
Ultimately, those are very small potatoes in a very big stew. Super Mario Galaxy is a reminder that games don't have to be ultra-violent, make clever social statements or ride the marketing machine to succeed. They simply have to be fun, and you'd be hard pressed to find one as genuinely enjoyable as Mario's latest. If you own a Wii, you should own this, too.
Maxim Magazine (Nov 13, 2007)
But in the end, we realized that the best thing to do was just to let ourselves go. Do the same with Super Mario Galaxy, and something that could potentially be painful involving, shall we say, putting $10 worth of groceries into a $5 bag, actually turns out to be a pretty damn good time.
Video Games Daily (Nov 13, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is the sort of game that makes you want to call up your friends and ask them what they thought of this and that stage, but since uncovering it all is such a large part of the fun, it would be selfish to ruin it here. Instead, I'll end off by saying that I came into this game looking for Nintendo to show me that it still knows how to make games for gamers, and I walked away feeling satisfied that they've done that and much, much more.
EmpireOnline.com (Nov 29, 2007)
A genuine contender for 2007’s best action game, Super Mario Galaxy is a platformer that no Nintendo fan should be without.
Loaded (Oct 17, 2007)
Habrá que esperar hasta mediados de Noviembre para saber todo lo que se trae entre manos esta nueva entrega de la serie, pero no nos cabe duda que será otro debut majestuoso.
Game Valor (Aug 01, 2008)
Overall it is a fantastic game. With the varying environments, gameplay never feels repetitive or forced. Classic Mario fans are rewarded with aesthetic charms through both the environments and the orchestrated music. While there are a few issues with the camera, overall it is very well implemented. So far, Super Mario Galaxy stands to be the best game to come out on Wii, and without a doubt the best platformer to grace us since Mario 64. If you have a Wii and have yet to purchase Super Mario Galaxy, do yourself a favor and buy it now! You won’t regret it.
The Next Level (USA) (Feb 19, 2008)
There is no higher point in Mario platforming than this, and given the height of galactic situations, only something far off the spectrum like Super Mario Micro or Super Mario Universe ad nauseam could possibly topple it in terms of scale and evolution in game design. Since that might take some time, Super Mario Galaxy will remain one of the greatest games you’ll ever play for a very, very long time.
Digital Chumps (Mar 23, 2008)
It is the brilliance of games like this one that makes my position as a humble critic seem worthwhile. No matter your age, interest, or skill level, Super Mario Galaxy is bound to captivate you.
EL33TONLINE (Jan 31, 2008)
There is more invention, cleverness, ingenuity and creativity in Super Mario Galaxy than I’ve ever seen gathered in a game. It’s astounding that after over 20 years of gaming there can still be something that comes along and blows my mind like this. I guess that’s why we game, and those of us here at the beginning of it all (since really, we’re still in early days of this industry) are truly privileged to see the innovation and new ideas present in titles like Super Mario Galaxy. It took ten years for a platformer to surpass Mario 64, but this game has done it, and it will be the standard for the next decade, perhaps even longer.
Snackbar-Games.com (Nov 20, 2007)
If you could only throw one game into your Wii to show it off to friends then Super Mario Galaxy should be it. It's beautiful, it controls well, and it's just plain fun. You won't want to stop after the first 60 stars, and there's plenty to keep you occupied after the storyline is completed.
RewiredMind (Dec 11, 2007)
Above all, this is a Mario game that lives up to the legendary status Nintendo’s mascot enjoys. The kind of quality you’d expect permeates every aspect of the game and is sure to please Mario fans and newcomers alike. If you have a Wii, you should have this game. If you don’t have a Wii, you should have this game, then buy a Wii to play it on.
Digital Spy (Nov 16, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy has done what countless other Nintendo releases have tried to do and failed. It is, quite simply, a stunning creation and a more than worthy sequel to Super Mario 64. Its free-flowing, hugely expansive, non-linear world is impressive enough, but combine that with gameplay that takes its prequel and successfully adds to it and you’ve got a game to die for. For now, at least, this is the best Wii game money can buy.
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) (Nov 05, 2007)
While it doesn't have the industry-changing clout that Mario 64 did, I'd so as far as to say that I've had a lot more fun playing Super Mario Galaxy. It's not tremendously innovative (though some of the galaxies are ingeniously designed, it still feels very Mario), and while pretty, it's not going to win any awards for its graphics. What it comes down to is that it's just plain fun. I haven't had this much fun with the Wii since Wii Sports, and for Mario Galaxy you don't need a crowd or a protective screen over the TV! It's also the first game since the system's launch that's a must-buy for anyone that picks up a Wii. Some people just don't dig Zelda or Metroid, but who in the world hates Mario? And does that person hate bonus checks and puppies, too? Flat out, if you buy one Wii game this year, Super Mario Galaxy should be that game.
Game Revolution (Nov 12, 2007)
Bottom line, in primary colors, it’s the best Wii game going, period (surpassing even the recent, excellent Zack & Wiki - no small feat). It’s got megatons of style, inventiveness, playability and replayability…and all the while, it still manages to feel like sunshine, candy and the glory days of 3D console videogaming yore. Why is this candy-colored fish so bloody good? Pick up your Wiimote and find out for yourself - you won’t Wiigret it.
Gaming Age (Nov 13, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is an out of this world experience that is spectacularly amazing in every imaginable aspect. It creates a constant sense of wonder that manages to permanently transplant a grin on my face while playing. Even when I died I was smiling. No game has ever done that to me before and it's truly a testament to how perfectly fine-tuned it is. This the real deal. Super Mario Galaxy is the best game on the Wii and honestly the best game I've played on any system in the past few years, and believe me, I've played most of the ones out there. Mario fan or not, you owe it to yourself to play Super Mario Galaxy. You won't be disappointed.
Bordersdown (Nov 25, 2007)
Mario has not grown older, but younger with time: more slender, more supple, more graceful. It is as if the boundaries of the genre have become transparent, allowing a unique light to shine forth. Super Mario Galaxy will influence gaming perceptions, sure to replenish any lost passion. It will frequently hug your inner child, evoke tears of joy and tug at the heart. It is everything we have always desired, more than we could possibly have dreamed.
Deeko (Oct 29, 2007)
So, are there any problems with Galaxy or aspects that I didn't like? Well, no. I tried very hard to find a flaw of any sort and there was nothing really game breaking. Any complaints I have with the game, well, they're so minute that I can't even remember them at this point. That or they just don't exist. It's rare to play through a perfect game or one that nears perfection, but Galaxy definitely fits that mold. Hell, it's broken it.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Nov 05, 2007)
The great challenge in making a follow-up to Mario 64 was always that to do it justice, you'd have to make a game which is as much its own as Mario 64 was. That's no easy task when you also have to integrate the traditions of two decades of Mario games and the expectations of millions of fans. Sunshine, despite its dazzle, ultimately collapsed under that weight, becoming repetitive and sometimes cumbersome as it tried to find the balance. Where Galaxy matches Mario 64 is not quite in its quality of execution - alongside the brilliance of some stars are others which fall a bit flat, and there isn't the overall sense of implacable perfection that that game had - but in its confidence and originality. Another decade needs to go by before we'll know whether it will come to be as revered as 64 did. For now, all that matters is that the waiting is finally over.
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Nov 08, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is without doubt the finest game Nintendo have produced this decade - endorsements don’t come much stronger than that.
GameSpy (Nov 08, 2007)
Here at GameSpy we pride ourselves in the enjoyment of fine videogames. Super Mario Galaxy cannot be recommended enough to every kind of gamer. If you enjoy playing the best, then you absolutely need to play Super Mario Galaxy. It's our favorite Wii game this year, and a strong contender for the best game of the year.
NintendoWorldReport (Nov 12, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is more than just a new Mario game; it’s a giant leap for the platforming genre. Freed from the shackles of traditional 3-D platforming, the game is much more than just Mario 64 set in space. I never thought I’d describe a Mario game as “epic," but that’s exactly what it is. Despite showing a bit of a darker side, Super Mario Galaxy is still full of happy-go-lucky attitude and bright characters, and the magic of Mario is as strong as ever.
G4 TV: X-Play (Nov 13, 2007)
Mario Galaxy is one of those charming, perfect achievements that remind you why Nintendo saved our pastime in 1985 and has reinvigorated it in 2007 with the Wii and the best game made yet for the system. Hell, this is better than Super Mario 64, not as revolutionary, but a better game. Do yourself a favor, play it and smile.
Armchair Empire, The (Nov 13, 2007)
Usually, I have no problem writing a review. And once it’s completed I can put away the game and move on to something else. Particularly during the busy 4th Quarter, this is absolutely necessary, but for the last week almost all of my attention has been given to Super Mario Galaxy. The game comes together so well and with so much polish and fun, that Wii owners should not let Super Mario Galaxy slip them by.
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (Nov 15, 2007)
Galaxy is nothing short of amazing not only because it’s new, exciting and different, but also because of its accessibility and ease of use. Super Mario Galaxy is a promising reminder that the future is bright for the Wii.
Video Game Talk (Nov 16, 2007)
Indeed, Super Mario Galaxy is an elite game. It offers addictively fun gameplay, beautiful visuals and music, and delivers some truly memorable moments that will shock and surprise you. If you own a Wii, this is your Holy Grail and without a doubt should be for centerpiece of your software library. Buy it now.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Nov 16, 2007)
A decade on from Mario 64 and Miyamoto delivers another landmark title, one that almost grips the term 'instant classic' with both hands tightly right from the off. Innovative level design, original gameplay, the best graphics and soundtrack on Wii to date, and the return to form of the first true superstar of videogames (sorry Pac-Man) means that Galaxy will no doubt be looked back upon in years to come with the same level of veneration as Mario 64 is today.
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 16, 2007)
Listen, folks. If you have a Wii and have any interest in platforming games at all, get this game. Yes, the basic collect-the-star formula has been retained from the last few titles. Yes, some of the areas are linear and the items could have been done a little better. But the sheer amount and variety of well-crafted levels cannot be ignored. The multi-surfaced design is a refreshing take on an otherwise stale gaming genre. The simple, responsive controls and steady learning curve ensure that any gamer, be they the child who gets this for his or her birthday or the weathered gaming vet, can sit down and give this game a spin. Even if there is a fair amount of fan-service present, you don’t have to be some kind of Nintendo guru to appreciate what’s being offered here. If you ever need a reason for getting a Wii, Super Mario Galaxy is it.
Cubed3 (Nov 19, 2007)
Throughout our time playing Super Mario Galaxy we were torn between scoring it a nine or a ten. As you can see, we went with the latter. Our reasoning is simple. This is just about as good as a platform game can get. It has everything. Great bosses, great power-ups, great levels, a great concept, great innovation, great design, great graphics, a great musical score and most of all it is brilliantly good fun. It makes you think, it makes you smile and it compels you to play just one more level. Flat out, the most addictive platform game ever created, if not one of the most addictive games ever created. The perfect demonstration of how to ‘do Wii’ and what’s more, a game that matches, almost inch for inch, the genre defining heights of Mario 64. To play Galaxy, is to fall in love all over again.
Wonderwallweb.com (Nov 19, 2007)
Overall, it is safe to say that Mario Galaxy is one of the finest platform games we have ever played, yet again Nintendo has hit the nail on the head with their innovation and have given their flagship character a new lease of life. If only there were more developers who could wave the Wii’s wand the way that Nintendo can, maybe then would we be convinced that the Wii is more than a novelty.
GoNintendo (Nov 14, 2007)
This is a humongous step for Mario titles, and an equally important step for gaming in general. This game deserves every moment of your time, and is the number one reason to own a Wii. A classic character has received an amazing makeover…and that’s saying a lot for a character that has a fantastic catalog of previous games. Galaxy is the perfect marriage of graphics, gameplay, music, and fun factor. You will not have as much fun with any other game that comes out this year, or for years to come most likely. If you don’t have this game, go out and get it. If you don’t have a Wii, here is your reason. Mario is a name that has commanded respect from the gaming industry for years. With his first Wii outing, Mario has shown why he deserves to be so close to our gaming hearts and memories. A truly outstanding example of what the game industry is capable of pulling off.
Jolt (UK) (Dec 21, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is the game we Wii owners have all been waiting for. It’s the game that shows just how powerful and capable the machine is of producing incredible games. It’s the game that at long last tops Super Mario 64 as the finest platformer of them all. But, most importantly, it’s the game in which we can finally make Mario look like a bee. Go buy it, even if your Wii won’t arrive until 2010.
Console Monster (Dec 21, 2007)
You might be one of those people that doubt the Wii as a console for “the casuals”, (you could probably have said that about me, before I played Galaxy) but Nintendo has proved me wrong. You might think that the Wii just “isn’t for you”—I challenge you to play Mario for 15 minutes and not join the throngs of crazy people still lining up for their chance to buy the system. If you are looking for a reason to buy a Nintendo Wii, this is it. Super Mario Galaxy is simply a stunning achievement and should be experienced by anyone that calls themselves a gamer.
Gaming Target (Nov 09, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is the best game on the Wii, period. With it's beautifully orchestrated soundtrack, lively worlds, and engrossing gameplay, the game gets my vote for game of the year; even over games such as BioShock and Halo 3. I'll be perfectly honest, before I played it, I was wary over this one; especially because I absolutely detested Super Mario Sunshine. Not only did Galaxy revive one of the greatest selling franchises in video game history, but it improved upon an already established formula and made it feel new again. That said... if you own a Wii; there's no excuse not to own this game. Run, jump, or even fly your way to your local game store and pick Galaxy if you have to; it's that good.
GamersMark (Nov 11, 2007)
Nintendo has made a mint on Wii, overloading its library with casual games (which has caused some third parties to double-overload with shovelware), but there have been few hardcore efforts. When there are hardcore efforts, especially this one, there needs to be a massive marketing push. Now is the time Nintendo: You have a game that will capture the hearts and minds of hardcore and casual alike. It will silence non-believers. It’s going to be a game of the year contender in the same year where Mass Effect, Bioshock, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, and Orange Box were released. You proved you still have the old magic, let the world know it and continue to know it in years to come. The kid inside me thanks you.
Lawrence (Nov 22, 2007)
This is the perfect game for the Wii. It’s simple enough for the casual Wii Sports crowd to pick up and play, while simultaneously being challenging and deep enough for a hardcore gamer to spend 20+ hours on in an effort to get all 120 stars. During the same sitting that I collected my 120th star, I started another file so I could experience it all over again. It doesn’t matter if you’re an 8 year-old who’s new to games or a 30 year-old who used to play the Super Mario Bros. arcade cabinet at the local pizza place. This is how videogames are supposed to be.
IC-Games (Nov 22, 2007)
Super Mario: Galaxy is certainly the Wii’s strongest title yet and few would disagree that it’s also one of the best games Nintendo have ever produced. If you are lucky enough to own a Wii then this is one title you shouldn’t miss out on. It really is that special.
Extreme Gamer (Nov 22, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy will go down as one of the greatest games of all time. It brings innovation to the table, while keeping true to the roots of what makes a platforming experience fun. Many gamers expected this time that we would see a true successor to Super Mario 64, but I don’t think anyone anticipated such a leap forward for the Mario franchise. What is really important is that it feels like a Mario game. Galaxy, as with most Mario games, breaks the established rules of level design and gameplay mechanics, while keeping everything profoundly simple. Anyone can play this game and have a blast, and that is really what Mario is all about. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto has given gamers of all ages once again the chance to really see what good video games are all about: fun, innovation, and simplicity.
V2.fi (Nov 16, 2007)
Turha lie sanoa, että Super Mario Galaxy on ehdottomasti parempi peli kuin edeltäjänsä Super Mario Sunshine. Galaksiseikkailu on myös rutkasti viihdyttävämpi pelikokemus kuin Super Mario 64. Se on yksi kaikkien aikojen monipuolisimmista ja hauskimmista peleistä ja edustaa kaikkea sitä, mitä videopelien pitäisi olla. Kun retrolasit ottaa pois päästä, se saattaa olla myös kaikkien aikojen paras Mario-peli. Sen saavutuksen edessä ei voi arvostelija tehdä muuta kuin kumartaa nöyrästi Japanin suuntaan.
NZGamer (Dec 03, 2007)
Mario has huge shoes! That is to say, his shoes are extremely big… What I’m trying to say here is that after starring in some of the best games ever created, Mario has a lot to live up to. As well as having undoubtedly some of the best 2d platform games ever under his little red hat, Mario 64 is still regarded amongst fans as the best 3d adventure ever, and it’s ten years old!
Un juego lleno de magia como todo lo que toca su creador Shigeru Miyamoto. SMG es un claro ejemplo de lo que puede hacerse con Wii si los programadores se toman el trabajo en serio. Es el juego ideal para los fanáticos de los juegos de plataformas puros y duros (que prácticamente escasean). Es la puerta a un mundo mágico, lleno de diversión y sorpresa.
The question of whether or not to buy is not a question at all. By virtue of its design, this is one of those exceedingly rare games that will appeal equally to a vast swath of Wii owners, both casual and core. Super Mario Galaxy is arguably the best game on Wii to date and is a must-have for almost everyone.
Atomic Gamer (Nov 16, 2007)
If there's only one Wii game that you buy this year, make sure that it is Super Mario Galaxy. There is no excuse to not have this game in your library if you own a Wii - especially with the price reduction to 34.99 at Circuit City on Black Friday. If you don't feel like paying full price for the game, it is definitely worth braving the scary Black Friday crowds for. So what if it doesn't change the Mario formula? This formula is something we've grown to love over the past two decades, and shifting it around too much would keep this from being a Mario game. Buy this as soon as humanly possible. Really.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Nov 17, 2007)
It's been a long while since the gaming industry has produced a game that provides a level of wonder and excitement this incredible. Galaxy takes all of your expectations for a 3D platformer and throws them out the airlock. The sheer volume of activities, power-ups, obstacles, enemies and everything else that Galaxy throws at you ensures that you're never doing the same thing for long. Throw in bonus stages, unlockables and 120 stars to collect and you've got a game that can be thoroughly enjoyed by hardcore completists and casual Mario dabblers alike. It's games like Super Mario Galaxy that show why Mario always has, and will most likely always be gaming's ambassador.
GameTrailers (Nov 07, 2007)
Just when you think a genre is dead along comes a game that pushes perceptions to the fringe. Super Mario Galaxy is one of them. It's a perfect blend of the established and unexpected, and a finely crafted piece of software that will infect your subconscious and make you dread dropping the controller. The accessibility, ingenuity, variety, quality, and quantity are impeccable. The only real uncertainty is how much you'll allow it to take over your life.
GameZone (Nov 12, 2007)
The can’t-miss Wii game of the year. Super Mario Galaxy is a pure, unimaginable joy. I have never walked away from a Mario game feeling satisfied. I always wanted more. Yeah, I still do - how could I not want another Galaxy? Still, I’m satisfied. And I don’t want another Mario game, no matter how long it takes, until this one can be topped.
Game Informer Magazine (Jan, 2008)
I think you will agree, once that nostalgic music rings out and Mario leaps into the air, all your complaints instantly vanish. This is, in my opinion, the best Mario game since the NES classic, Super Mario Bros. It innovates in a genre that we had thought we had seen everything from and in doing so delivers some of the most entertaining gameplay to date.
AusGamers (Nov 14, 2007)
While Super Mario Galaxy is not the giant leap forward in gaming we got from Super Mario 64, it stands as a perfect culmination of all the best elements of both Mario titles in general, and platforming as a genre. From this point on there is no reason any Wii game can’t present itself with this level of polish, and Super Mario Galaxy will forever be the yardstick by which all Wii games to follow are judged. At this point in time it’s highly likely we’ve found, not only our Game Of The Year, but a true masterpiece in the name of videogaming fun. There are few titles as engagingly simple yet irresistibly challenging as Super Mario Galaxy, but when the next one comes along I’ll be waiting with baited breath.
IGN Australia (Nov 27, 2007)
Rapturous. There is simply no better word to describe this game. It’s a joy to play from start to finish; jam-packed full of both inventive new ideas and nods to Mario past, with a difficulty curve that climbs slowly and steadily. Rest assured – you won’t have any trouble beating Bowser, but finding all 120 stars will be a challenge for even the most hardened gamers. Not only is this the best game on Wii, it’s also the best platformer ever made.
Game Freaks 365 (Dec 09, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy will define platformers for the next ten years just as Super Mario 64 did the last ten. The vertical gameplay and manipulation of gravity make for splendid and incredibly unique platforming experiences. Walking up walls, around spherical planets and playing in a 2D side-scrolling environment rendered in 3D are innovations that Galaxy will be remembered for. The only caveat I have is that the developers made Galaxy too easy. Most everything else is perfect, except for the camera. I tip my red cap to Mario. He did it again. Super Mario Galaxy is for this generation of gamers what Super Mario 64 was to my generation and what Super Mario Bros. 3 was to the one before that.
IGN (Nov 07, 2007)
Galaxy isn't quite perfect. There are some minor issues -- tiny blemishes, if you will, hiding on the backside of a supermodel. There's the auto-camera, which works exceptionally well most of the time, but every so often stumbles. And there's the overall difficulty -- a little too easy to 60 stars and to defeat bosses for my tastes. But even with these potential drawbacks, Nintendo's Tokyo studio has created a platformer that deserves its place among the very best and will surely be remembered in another decade as a classic.
Christ Centered Gamer / Christ Centered Game Reviews (Jun 01, 2008)
The Super Mario series has always been Nintendo's flagship franchise, and with much anticipation and fanfare, Super Mario Galaxy arrived on Wii. It all starts with Mario & crew responding to a request from Princess Peach to join them for a celebration. When he gets there, we find Bowser taking not just the princess, but the whole castle, into space. Mario tags along, and is rescued by Princess Rosalina, who asks him to help save not only Peach, but the whole universe, by taking back the Power Stars from Bowser and his ilk.
Retro Gamer (Feb 27, 2008)
It may have taken 11 years, but Super Mario 64 finally has a worthy successor. Let's hope we don't have to wait another decade for the next slice of Mario excellence.
Videogameszone (Nov 16, 2007)
Ja, Super Mario Galaxy ist das beste Mario-Spiel aller Zeiten. Ja, es ist auch das hübscheste Wii-Spiel. Und ja, ich vermute, dass es seine Spitzenstellung in beiderlei Hinsicht noch lange halten wird. Dazu gibt’s einen orchestralen Soundtrack, den ich bislang nur von einer Mario-Soundtrack-CD des Tokyo Symphonic Orchestra kannte. Die Mario-Power ist eben ungebrochen! Und jetzt wieder in die Galaxie ...
gamrReview (Feb 23, 2009)
All in all, Super Mario Galaxy is the epitome of Nintendo’s philosophy that games can appeal to everyone. Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto has truly crafted his best work ever. The controls are great, the innovations are many, the visuals are fantastic, the music is awe-inspiringly beautiful and it’s very refreshing to see such a well-done game that forgoes the current norms in the industry and just focuses on being fun. Sure, there are a few small issues with the controls, and a multiplayer mode akin to the one in Super Mario 64 DS would have been appreciated - the game’s not perfect. But, in my humble opinion, it’s just about as close as any game has ever gotten and it's one of Nintendo's brightest stars.
GameLemon (Jan 21, 2008)
Since I bought my Wii I've been waiting for the game that would make me proud of Nintendo's latest contraption. I'm happy to say, that in spite of its few small flaws, Super Mario Galaxy is the Wii's best game yet, and one which every gamer should try. This is a beautiful, innovative, and downright fun game, one which will bring you hours of enjoyment. Get your ground clearance, load up on some Tang, and blast off into one of the greatest intergalactic adventures you'll ever experience.
Game Positive (Nov 19, 2007)
Every console created by Nintendo has had its own Mario title, and when it comes to pure quality, they are generally some of the best on their given systems. That said, Super Mario Galaxy is not only the best game on the Wii, but it's one of the best games ever made. Few titles have quite the level of pure creativity mixed with "wow" moments like Galaxy does. If you own a Wii, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. In a holiday season that is witnessing a flood of excellent titles, Super Mario Galaxy rises above most to prove that the Italian plumber is still a king in the video game jungle.
Vgames (Dec 14, 2007)
מדובר במשחק מצויין בכל קנה מידה, בלי קשר לסדרה, ז'אנר, קונסולה או שנת יציאה. אם יש לכם ווי, תקנו אותו עכשיו. אם אין לכם, אז סופר מריו גלקסי הוא בהחלט סיבה טובה להשיג אחד. לא בגלל שהוא מריו, אלא פשוט כי הוא משחק שאסור לפספס.
Play.tm (Nov 26, 2007)
Galaxy opts for a slow strong confident delivery rather than the showy tricks of its impostors. This may mean it takes a little while before you are really convinced. But, spend a little time and we are sure that you will be coming back again and again, just to be reminded of what it takes to make a great platform game in every sense of the word: running, jumping and exploration.
Cheat Code Central (Nov 14, 2007)
Mario followers: this is your final call! If you haven't picked up the game yet you better go and do it before they run out of copies. This is not an experience you should miss. If you were dissatisfied by Super Mario Sunshine, don't be afraid; this game will give you everything you wanted and much more. It sure was worth the wait!
Gamer 2.0 (Nov 20, 2007)
This may not be Mario’s first appearance on the Wii, but it is definitely his best so far. Super Mario Galaxy may be Mario’s best adventure since he was last jumping on the Super Nintendo over a decade ago. This game just offers everything you’d expect out of a new Mario game and more. If you’ve read this far and are still unsure of whether you should buy Super Mario Galaxy, you should check your gamer cred at the door.
Nintendo Master (Mar 22, 2008)
Un chef-d'œuvre absolu, must-have, hit, killer-ap, machine-seller, une tuerie, un petit bijou. Le jeu excelle sur tous les plans - si l'on arrive à faire abstraction du scénario bien pourrave et des deux-trois soucis de caméra, et oui on peut y arriver sans trop de problème. On se plonge avec délectation dans cette galaxie bourrée d'idées surprenantes et s'en priver reviendrait tout simplement à se priver du meilleur jeu de la Wii.
GamesCollection (Oct 16, 2008)
Super Mario Galaxy è bellissimo. Punto. E' il degno successore di Super Mario 64, e nel bene o nel male (ma quale male? era solo un modo di dire) è destinato a diventare una delle pietre miliari di Wii e termine di paragone per tutti i platform che verranno dopo di lui. Avere un Wii e non aver mai giocato a Galaxy è pura follia.
WiiDSFrance (Feb 18, 2009)
Nintendo n'a jamais vraiment déçu avec la licence Mario, et ce Super Mario Galaxy en est la preuve. On pourra toujours débattre pour savoir s'il est meilleur ou non que Super Mario 64, mais rien que le fait de se poser cette question prouve la qualité indéniable de ce soft. Déjà une référence.
Good Game (Nov 27, 2007)
Well I didn’t play the Nintendo 64 game so was brand new to the whole Mario thing but I have to say I enjoyed it very much. I felt challenged by it and it made me smile... a lot... especially when Mario got to transform (o’lay bee Mario and Rainbow Mario, Boo Mario)… I’m going to give it nine and a half. It’s gaming at its best isn’t it?
With its simple, yet addicting gameplay and amazing visuals, Super Mario Galaxy is by far the best game available for the Wii, along with the best Mario title released in years. Everyone with a Wii should experience Mario's latest adventure, over and over again.
Realm of Gaming (Jan 27, 2008)
If you don't own Super Mario Galaxy, stop reading now and go buy it. If you don't have a Nintendo Wii, save up and buy one and make sure you get Super Mario Galaxy at the same time. Nintendo always uses a Mario game to show off the functions of their new systems and this game is no exception. This is the Nintendo Wii game that you'll want to buy to show off the Wii to all your friends. It not only capitalizes on the myriad of cool functions of the Wii, it's also a great game to boot.
Nintendo Front (Nov 24, 2007)
Galaxy bietet dem Spieler zudem viele Innovationen wie einst Mario 64. Hier gibt es nun sechs unterschiedliche Mario-Verwandlungen oder sogenannte Sternenteile, die es erlauben den Gegner kurzzeitig zu lähmen. Dies sind nur zwei der vielen Neuerungen, die Super Mario Galaxy abermals zu einem Meilenstein in der Videospielgeschichte macht. Wer dieses Spiel nicht gespielt hat, ist selber schuld und verpasst das bis dato größte Epos des wohl bekanntesten Videospiele-Helden Mario.
GamesFire (Nov 15, 2007)
Die Sucht entflammt in mir. Selten passiert es, dass ich ein Spiel neun Stunden am Stück spiele und dann geschockt auf die Uhr schaue. Der Schlafmangel steht in keiner Relation zur Tageszeit, denn ich hatte die ganze Zeit Spaß! Nintendo spielt virtuos mit Jump & Run-Elementen, 3D-Grafiken der innovativen Wii-Steuerung und zaubert ein genial inszeniertes Abenteuer auf den Bildschirm. Das Spiel mit der Schwerkraft ist nicht nur der größte Kaufanreiz, sondern entpuppt sich als geniales Spielkonzept, das sich die kreativen Köpfe bei Nintendo zu Nutze gemacht haben. Die Levels werden nie langweilig und sind immer unterhaltsam. Diesen Meilenstein auf Nintendos Wii möchte ich nicht mehr missen. Ich werde mich jetzt wieder vor die Wii klemmen und weiter PowerStars sammeln, bis ich endlich die andere Welt gesehen habe, von der Rosalina sprach. Also wozu noch großartig Worte verlieren? Trotz dem, für mich unnötigen, Co-Op-Modus ist Super Mario Galaxy ein Pflichtkauf für alle Wii-Besitzer!
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 12, 2007)
Le 20 aurait pu facilement s'imposer si le 19 n'était pas déjà assez explicite pour vous convaincre des qualités évidentes de ce Super Mario Galaxy. L'immensité de l'espace donne enfin au plombier toute la liberté d'exprimer son talent en apportant au genre une dimension nouvelle qu'il sera bien difficile d'approcher à l'avenir. Quant aux lois de la gravité, elles donnent lieu à une multitude de situations qui sauront vous surprendre jusqu'à la fin. Super Mario Galaxy est de très très loin le meilleur Mario auquel j'ai pu jouer.
ripten (Nov 14, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is the kind of game you can’t watch someone else play, simply because your hands start to twitch with the desire to try it yourself. And when you do play it (possibly after a scuffle for dominance) it reminds you thoroughly of why you fell in love with Mario in the first place. The plumber has always seemed at home during his adventures, turning the Mushroom Kingdom into his playground and happily taking you along for the ride. Now his stomping grounds span all of space, and you’re invited once again. Play well.
1UP (Nov 02, 2007)
In short, Galaxy is one of the most impressive, engrossing games in recent memory -- and quite the contrast to the rest of this year's triple-A gaming crop, which tends toward the dark, the M-rated, and the first-person perspective. Gaming may be growing up (per se), but gamers will always appreciate beautifully polished gameplay and inventive design...even if it's sugarcoated with squeaky baby stars and a goofy cartoon of a hero. Galaxy proves that Mario matters just as much today as he did 25 years ago, and that makes him one of a kind in this medium. But don't play Galaxy simply because Mario is the timeless godfather of gaming. No, play Galaxy because it's fantastic.
Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Nov 06, 2007)
A worthy sequel to Mario 64 and one of the most charming, wonderful games we've played all year.
GameSpot (Nov 07, 2007)
When all is said and done, the thing that really makes Super Mario Galaxy such a standout game isn't the fact that it's another Mario game, but the fact that it doesn't even need to be a Mario game to be successful. Sure, it's got all the nostalgic flavor Mario fans would want, with the updated soundtrack, familiar foes, and various other Mario-related bric-a-brac scattered throughout the adventure, but the game never leans on these nostalgic aspects as a crutch. It instead puts the whole of its focus on its gameplay design, and with good reason. You could probably swap in just about any other characters from practically any other franchise, and this would still be a phenomenally fun game. That it layers all these memorable characters and components on top of that phenomenal design just makes it all the sweeter. If ever there were a must-own Wii game, Super Mario Galaxy is it.
Gamernode (Nov 14, 2007)
For the first time since the Nintendo 64, a Mario game is officially a system seller. Easily the best game on the Wii, and arguably the best Mario adventure to date.
Da Gameboyz (Nov 18, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is by far one of the best games on the Nintendo Wii to date. With great graphics, great sound and fabulous gameplay, this game has everything gamers of all levels want wrapped up into one big package. The addition of a limited but yet entertaining two player mode even adds to the value of this game. Mark my words people; you cannot go wrong buying this game.
Worth Playing (Nov 19, 2007)
If you have a Wii, you owe it to yourself to get Super Mario Galaxy. It's the best Mario's been in years and perhaps his very best game ever. The combination of great level design, fantastic graphics, easy-to-learn controls, glorious soundtrack and just the overall wonderful presentation make Super Mario Galaxy a real winner. The only negatives are a sometimes-wonky camera and a fairly short length, but unlike other short games, Super Mario Galaxy offers enough to make you want to replay it again and again, and the addition of Luigi has a bonus playable character only sweetens the deal. If there is one game you have to own for the Wii, it's Super Mario Galaxy.
Mygamer.com (Jan 03, 2008)
Mario Galaxy is great game. If you own a Wii, you must put this game disc into your system. Using simple gameplay elements, not overly using the Wii-mote, and introducing a new two-player mode, Galaxy will stand as one of the elite platformers of all time. This may not be Mario’s first Wii game, but it is definitely his best. Everything you would expect a Mario platformer to have is in this title and then some. Mario has had many occupations over the years, but he is still the father of platforming. Buy this game now.
4Players.de (Nov 13, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy verwebt all die klassischen Elemente seiner Disziplin mit den modernen Möglichkeiten von Nunchuk und Remote. Man springt, sammelt und kämpft sich von wunderbarer Musik begleitet durch ein ganzes Universum an kleinen Planetenwelten. Jede ist ein Schmuckstück für sich, jede schreit danach, erkundet und umrundet zu werden. Wenn man erstmal landet, begeistert das Trio aus unheimlich kreativem Leveldesign, unheimlich abwechslungsreicher Kulisse und kooperativem Spaß - dieses Spiel ist ideal, um im Duett nach Sternen zu jagen! Es ist das erste Jump`n Run, das man taktisch klug zu zweit spielen kann. Und egal, wer Mario letztlich steuert: Irgendwann vergisst man die Zeit und sieht nur noch Sterne…
Gamesmania.de (Dec 03, 2007)
Mit Super Mario Galaxy geht für viele Spieler, bereits einen Monat vor Weihnachten, der größte Wunsch in Erfüllung. Jump and Run Fans, die auf ein sehr gutes Spiel gehofft haben, bekommen ein galaktisches Meisterwerk geboten, das alle Vorzüge vorheriger Super Mario Spiele in sich vereint. Kaum ein Titel, der uns dieses Jahr erreicht hat, wirkt derart komplett und ausgereift, wie dieses Spiel. Wer sich die galaktische und wahrlich abenteuerliche Reise entgehen lässt, verpasst den Blick auf einen der schönsten und hellsten Sterne des diesjährigen Videospielhimmels!
GameCola.net (Feb, 2008)
Each console generation I become more and more of a holder out. I usually make it to the first price drop, and sometimes farther, but there’s always that one irresistible title that drives me to dust off my wallet. For the PlayStation it was Doom. For the Xbox it was Silent Hill 2. For those of you who have pitchforks that need brandishing or tomatoes tossing, I will confess that I STILL don’t have a PS2. And for my beloved GameCube, it was Zelda: Tact of Wind. Of course Wind Waker, in all its glory, was unchallenging to the point of insult. Even following my personal no-boss-heart rule, it was damn near impossible to die in that game. I felt empty, disillusioned and betrayed, and when the Twilight Princess came along attempting to seduce me, I turned my head away and folded my arms, feigning indifference, making sure she couldn’t see my deep, still-warm love for her even as I desperately tried to glimpse as much of her fading visage as I could from the corner of my eye.
GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (Dec 24, 2007)
So, with 40 different galaxies you’re probably thinking many of them are either clones or so generic it doesn’t really matter. I thought so too before playing the game, but as much as I hate being wide of the mark, Galaxy proved me wrong. Each of the galaxies brings up a unique touch to the gameplay. In one galaxy this might be due to the very unique level design while in the next the main attraction will be the changing gravity. Yes, Super Mario Galaxy offers plenty of different approaches within the different galaxies. You’ll be doing the trademark platform jumping, running around miniature planets, walking on ceilings and walls as the gravity shifts around, fighting bosses that border on fuzzy bunny cute or sick rabid dog scary (well, not really) and more. Most importantly however, you’ll be having fun throughout the entire game.
Fragland.net (Dec 19, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is without a doubt the best game this year on Wii. It immerses you in a fantasy world that over and over again puts a smile on your face. Biggest letdown in this game is its difficulty degree that also influences the playing time, and the somewhat bulky control system when on very small planets.
Computer Bild Spiele (Dec 05, 2007)
"Super Mario Galaxy" überzeugt mit Sätrken in allen Disziplinen, die ein flottes Spiel draufhaben sollte, und vermittelt enormen Spaß. Abgerundet wird dieses umfangreiche Meisterwerk von einer extrem stimmungsvollen Grafik und einer großartigen musikalischen Begleitung. Kurz: hohes Niveau auf ganzer Linie, ohne Wenn und Aber "sehr gut".
The A.V. Club (Nov 26, 2007)
Even granted the concept of a plumber in space, Super Mario Galaxy is truly weird. Mario assists bearded penguins who fish in largemouth bass-shaped planets, and aids galactic worms in eating giant space apples. Weirdness aside, this is an addictive, well-crafted voyage.
Game Shark (Nov 21, 2007)
Underwhelming multiplayer is easily overlooked; however, issues with the camera are harder to forgive. Maintaining simple control over the view or providing a faultless automatic camera is a must for platform games and Super Mario Galaxy falls flat in this regard. Everything else works wonderfully - interesting application of motion-controls, inventive new levels, and a cute presentation. Super Mario Galaxy earns its spot at the top of the Wii library and deserves space in yours as well.
CanardPC (Dec 01, 2007)
Si vous cherchez un bon moyen de vous aérer la tête entre deux simulateurs de tanks, un shoot tactique et un Proxénète Tycoon, je vous conseille le trichlo. Ou alors, une bonne rasade de Mario Galaxy. Immédiatement jouissif et accessible à tous, ce titre vous donnera l'occasion de vous enfiler pépite après pépite dans une atmosphère délicieusement cucul. Au cas où vous ne l'auriez pas compris, c'est aussi l'argument idéal pour décider vos proches à s'offrir une Wii et à vous regarder jouer.
Consoles Plus (Dec, 2007)
Une fois de plus, Super Mario Galaxy fait le pont entre joueurs casual et hardcore, et devient un des premiers authentiques classiques de la Wii. Rien que ça.
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies (Nov 14, 2007)
Les développeurs nous proposent dans ce énième opus de la série des Mario une bien belle aventure. Captivante et particulièrement addictive, la chasse aux étoiles deviendra à vous aussi une de vos raisons de vivre, alimentée en plus par la curiosité de visiter encore et encore la galaxie. Le plaisir de jeu est au rendez-vous et peu de défauts viendront l'entacher. Super Mario Galaxy se place sans conteste comme un incontournable de la Wii.
Jeuxvideo.fr (Nov 15, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy tient largement ses promesses. Il n’est d’ailleurs pas exagéré d'affirmer qu’il va même bien au-delà de tout ce à quoi nous nous attendions. A n’en pas douter, le titre de Nintendo constitue la réponse qu’attendaient tous les admirateurs esseulés de la firme de Kyôto, pas forcément très à l’aise avec sa nouvelle orientation. Et quelle réponse ! C’est simple, Super Mario Galaxy est le meilleur épisode de la saga, le meilleur jeu de plateformes de tous les temps et l’un des tout meilleurs jeux de cette décennie. Super Mario 64 a enfin trouvé son digne successeur. Une magistrale leçon de game design, une démonstration du potentiel technique de la Wii, bref un jeu exemplaire à tous les niveaux qui s’inscrit d’ores et déjà au firmament des plus grands titres de l’Histoire du jeu vidéo. Pour tout le bonheur que nous avons pris et prenons encore à découvrir ce titre, nous tenons à adresser un grand Merci à Nintendo.
JeuxVideoPC.com (Nov 07, 2007)
On peut dire que ce Super Mario Galaxy s’est fait désirer. Mais la patience est une qualité pour laquelle nous sommes récompensés à la lumière de ce nouvel opus des aventures du plombier. Difficile de trouver des défauts à ce jeu qui est conforme aux attentes de tous les fans avec un titre déluré, drôle, immersif et requérant aussi bien de la détermination que de l’abnégation. Il s’agit en outre d’un sacré défi pour les gamers voulant achever le jeu à 100% et une sympathique expérience à vivre pour les Wiieurs du dimanche. Bref, un excellent cru que l’on ne saurait trop vous conseiller.
Inventive gameplay, great scenery, and a longevity that like other Mario titles will keep you battling on for ages will certainly keep you entertained long enough till the next installment comes out.
Trusted Reviews (Nov 29, 2007)
What's more, it feels like a game that has been designed to please as many people as humanly possible. More and more now I find that games demand an hour or two of you at a time to make them worth booting up at all, but you can put SMG on for twenty minutes, do a star or two, and feel like you've achieved something. At the same time, it's hideously addictive and ridiculously long-lasting. Collecting the minimum number of stars to complete the core game will take you at least twice as long as it would to polish off two average games these days, but do you really want to miss out on all those extra little twinklers?
Bit-Tech (Dec 02, 2007)
The fact that it’s got the Super Mario name on it may put some people off the game who think that Mario games are just for kids, but it really shouldn’t. Despite the cartoony and kiddy feel that the game has on the surface there’s actually a wealth of longevity and replayability hidden under the crust - Galaxy is a game which will keep hardcore and casual gamers entertained for hours and hours.
Game Arena (Dec 03, 2007)
People won't play Super Mario Galaxy for its complex plot-lines and deep character development though. Instead, people will play Super Mario Galaxy because the gameplay is addictive and fun. The team at Nintendo have balanced the galaxies really well to make sure the game doesn't get tedious or repetitive, throwing in heaps of bonus planets in between the main story planets. Instead of being the normal platforming the game is centred around they keep you interested by being a little different.
Gamekult (Nov 09, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy place définitivement la Wii sur orbite. D'une folle ingéniosité, le concept de micro-planètes et de gravité offre tellement de liberté par essence que Nintendo a pu laisser vagabonder son imagination sans jamais s'enferrer ou brider sa créativité. Le résultat donne un jeu d'une inventivité débordante, incroyablement rythmé, que l'on dévore gloutonnement avec un plaisir sans cesse renouvelé. Impeccable sur le plan technique, dans les limites de la Wii s'entend, presque irréprochable sur le plan de la jouabilité, à quelques errements de caméra près, Super Mario Galaxy tient donc toutes ses promesses, y compris en termes de challenge, ce que l'on n'espérait plus. La plate-forme 3D à son apogée ? Bien sûr que oui.
Factornews (Dec 03, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy est un jeu qui dépoussiérise un genre tombé en désuétude ces dernières années: le jeu de plateformes. Par ses mini-planètes de tous styles, il propose un gameplay varié et terriblement fun à jouer. C'est le jeu typique où l'on fait rapidement une dernière petite partie avant d'aller se coucher, pour se rendre compte ensuite qu'il est déjà trois heures du matin. Tout simplement indispensable pour tout possesseur de Wii, ce jeu prouve qu'il est tout à fait possible d'avoir des jeux accessibles aux joueurs occasionnels tout en proposant assez de défis pour les habitués. Sur ce, j'y retourne car j'ai une nouvelle galaxie qui m'attend. Je remercie au passage JeuxVideo.com pour leurs beaux screenshots.
Nintendo Difference (Nov 19, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy s’impose presque naturellement comme le jeu de la Wii qu’il est obligatoire de posséder, car terriblement amusant et suffisamment long pour rentabiliser la cinquantaine d’euros qu’il vaut. Ce que l’on retient après une telle aventure ? Les cerveaux des développeurs doivent souffrir de problèmes gravitationnels pour pondre des titres forts que celui-ci, la véritable aventure sera de succéder et surpasser ce nouveau Mario, véritable ode à la Wii.
Softpedia (Jun 06, 2008)
It's Super Mario as you've never seen Super Mario before. Seriously, who would have thought that he would make it among the stars when he appeared, back in the Stone Age of gaming, alongside a barrel-jumping gorilla. I'd guess no one.
Games TM (Dec, 2007)
Nintendo has crafted a platform game that, while not as technologically pioneering as its grandfather, is, level for level, more fun to play than "Mario 64."
InsideGamer (Nov 05, 2007)
Als je dacht dat ik klaar was met deze aaneenschakeling van pluspunten, heb je het mis. Want ook de transformatie-powerups passeren weer revue. Zo kan Mario met een gestreepte paddestoel veranderen in een bij om een aantal seconden te vliegen, of om te plakken aan honingraten. Het is zelfs mogelijk om in een Boo te transformeren en daarmee vijanden kunt omzeilen maar ook om door tralies en muurtjes heen te vliegen… om op die manier een wel heel speciaal iemand te redden waarmee je zelf ook kunt spelen (ik zeg lekker niks). Tevens bevat het spel een dikke 120 sterren, en wil je die allemaal verzamelen, en dat wil je, dan ben je een dikke 50 á 60 uurtjes bezig totdat je die laatste kostbare bundel van licht hebt verzameld.
Gamervision (Nov 30, 2007)
When the Super Mario Brothers series began with its humble, homely roots on the Nintendo Entertainment System it started the platformer genre as it would be known for years to come. Some would argue that there were platformers before it, but none captured the gameplay style that future games would emulate. Super Mario Galaxy brings this saga to a close and acts as a book end for the genre as a whole.
GameDaily (Nov 10, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy succeeds in tweaking the classic formula while keeping the game experience that keeps people coming back for more Mario, time and time again. The series' strengths -- inventive 3-D platforming and colorful environments -- are still there, but so is the cloying saccharine dialog and supporting cast -- an exercise in infantilism we could do without. While not perfect, this adventure will not only be on thousands of wish lists this holiday season, but will likely make it harder to find Wii console in stores over the next few months.
Adventure Lantern (Dec, 2007)
That’s what this game is, an amazing succession to Super Mario 64 and I feel like a total tool for almost not picking it up in the first place. At first, players may be put off by the seemingly wacky controls and somewhat unoriginal design (it is Mario 64 in space after all). But within the next few hours, the game establishes itself as an innovative and enjoyable take on platform games, especially when a second player buzzes in to grab star-bits alongside the first player. Though veterans will find the general lack of camera control off-putting as well as the somewhat derivative and purposeless attempts at achieving stars, the game has enough appeal and wonder for future platform games to take notes from. And while it would have been nice if Galaxy had not borrowed so much from Mario 64, a true sequel to the Power Star predecessor has been what fans have been clamoring for.
USA Today (Nov 19, 2007)
Nintendo's star has always shone brightly through his 20-plus years in gaming, and Super Mario Galaxy is another reminder of its brilliant luster.
Game Critics (Dec 12, 2007)
It makes a veteran Mario fan like me feel like I’m playing a Mario game for the first time. It’s like the seminal Super Mario 64 in that way. I’m glad that after 20 years, Nintendo can still make something old feel new again.
GameAlmighty.com (Nov 15, 2007)
Not only is it a worthy Wii game, it's worthy of its much acclaimed lineage. This game takes Mario to all new heights, both literally and figuratively. If only all Wii games would control so well...
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Dec 11, 2007)
Super Mario Galaxy is a treat to play, experience and even just to watch. It’s a game you can gather your friends and family around and get lost inside. It’s almost like playing a Disney or Pixar movie, bursting with creativity and simple fun. It’s so refreshing to have a game that’s simple in concept, yet nearly endless in its artistic execution. I highly recommend Super Mario Galaxy to just about all ages and levels of gamers.
videogamer.com (Nov 21, 2007)
In the hands of anyone who's been longing for a true sequel to Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy could well be the game of the year, but for me the latter half struggles to match the creativity and moments of magic experienced during the opening. It's tough, perhaps too tough for novices, yet its bedtime story-like charm is unlikely to appeal to players who have been spending the last ten years playing Halo, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy. While Mario 64 did things no gamer has seen before, Galaxy simply builds on this template. It's certainly a better than game Mario 64, but nowhere near as revolutionary.
RealGamer (Jan 07, 2008)
This game will delight and impress die hard fans and newcomers alike and is quite possibly the best game on the Wii at the moment! To sum it up in one word: Fun with a capital “F”! Buy it now you won’t regret it!
Diehard GameFan (Nov 21, 2007)
As a big Mario fan, it was almost a given that I would like this game. Still, I never imagined that it would blow me away so much. I can’t talk for the rest of the team at Not A True Ending, but as far as I’m concerned, unless something really surprising lands in my hands by the end of December, this is my Game of the Year. If you have a Wii, go buy this game. It’s one of the best reasons to own one.
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (May 03, 2015)
And that is the game in a nutshell. Yes, the motion controls were sometimes annoying. Yes, a number of stars were recycled challenges with only slight alterations. But, overall, any negatives pale in comparison to the bulk of the experience, which was fun, entertaining and whatever other positive adjectives you wish to throw into the mix. The sheer variety in galaxies, in boss fights and in objectives from level to level kept my interest and made me want to obtain just one more star so I could see what came next. Mario games have a way of doing that to me and this one was no exception. Despite the changes, things are pretty much as they always have been after all...
Sliced Gaming (GameBiz) (Jan 29, 2008)
Your hub world is an observatory slash rocket ship (wo)manned by a person called Rosalina. As you bring back stars, particularly the larger Grand Stars, you’ll unlock new rooms of the ship and also new galaxies within each room. Each galaxy has a different theme. You’ll find encounter small little planets that hold just one star right up to major worlds that you’ll have to revisit up to six times to collect all the booty they hold. I found myself completing each galaxy as best as possible before moving on to the next, which meant I always had more than enough stars to unlock the next world when I reached it. In the major galaxies, you’ll find three standard quests to complete, as well as a hidden star in one of said standard quests and two comet-affected challenges.
Plain Games (Feb 05, 2008)
While not the best the Mario series has to offer, Galaxy is a worth while play for Wii owners. Galaxy is much more appealing to a younger audience, though the puzzles can challenge a player of any age. And there are definitely plenty of playable levels to take on to keep anyone busy for more than a week. Mario fans, prepare to blast off into outer space with Super Mario: Galaxy.