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Super Mario Galaxy (Series) Accessibility Report

Super Mario Galaxy offers 2 accessibility features in the Reading and Controls areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Mario Galaxy is a different style of running, jumping and exploration game. It takes the Mario character to hundreds of different planet shaped levels adding more realistic physics to the platforming play. Each world, or collection of worlds is different and offers a unique challenge.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: Wii

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Super Mario Galaxy has no accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, but offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

Super Mario Galaxy has no accessibility features for Getting Started which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, but offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

Super Mario Galaxy has 1 accessibility feature for Reading which deals with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a younger child could understand.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play Super Mario Galaxy, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

Super Mario Galaxy has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, but offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

Super Mario Galaxy has 1 accessibility feature for Controls which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion

Motion Controls Available: You can use motion controls, tilting the controller to steer for example.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play Super Mario Galaxy, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

Super Mario Galaxy has no accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

Super Mario Galaxy has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Wii
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @JonahMonaghan



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