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Super Mario Galaxy (Series) Accessibility Report

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Super Mario Galaxy in the Controls and Reading 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.

Video GameSuper Mario Galaxy
ACCESSIBILITY REPORT
PEGI 3 Video Game Age Rating for Super Mario Galaxy in UK and Europe

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: Wii

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Controls in Super Mario Galaxy which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion

Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.

Motion Pointing: Can use the orientation of the gamepad to move a cursor-target around the screen like a mouse.

Motion Gesture: Can motion with the controller to direct an in-game action. This can be a one-to-one motion for analogue sword or camera movement. It can also be a simple shake to trigger a one-off action. This is sometimes known as Waggle or Shake controls, as popularised by the Wii.

 

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:

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Super Mario Galaxy which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in Super Mario Galaxy 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, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in Super Mario Galaxy 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

How much reading is required to play the game and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) 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

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Super Mario Galaxy which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Super Mario Galaxy, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Super Mario Galaxy 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, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Super Mario Galaxy 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, and 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.

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


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