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Super Mario Galaxy (Series) Review
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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

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.

Nintendo aimed to make the game appeal to players of all ages, and the team had more freedom in designing it compared to other Super Mario games because of the outer space setting. This was underlined with a real orchestral soundtrack.

Along with new interactions and visuals, the tame stands out for its unusually downbeat story. As we hear about Princess Roselina we discover a narrative that draws on the classic children's tale, The Little Prince.

Super Mario Galaxy was a critical and commercial success, hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time. Super Mario Galaxy is the highest-rated game of all time on. Critics praised the game's graphics, gravity mechanics, soundtrack, and setting.

You can play this on the Wii or Wii U with the game disc or purchase the download version on the Wii U. Super Mario Galaxy 2 extends the originals planet platform play. Useful for new players was the addition of an assistance mode if you get stuck. It also adds support for the enhanced Motion Plus Wii Remote controller for more nuanced and accurate controls.

Other Super Mario Bros platform games:
  • Super Mario Bros. (1985) on NES and rereleased on GameBoy Colour in 1999.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) on NES and rereleased on GBA in 2001
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) on NES and rereleased on GBA in 2003
  • Super Mario Land (1989) on GameBoy
  • Super Mario World (1990) on SNES and rereleased on GBA in 2002
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992) on GameBoy
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995) on SNES and rereleased on GBA in 2002
  • Super Mario 64 (1996) on N64 and rereleased on DS in 2004
  • Super Mario Sunshine (2002) on GameCube
  • New Super Mario Bros (2012) on DS
  • Super Mario Galaxy (2007) on Wii
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) on Wii
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010) on Wii
  • Super Mario 3D Land (2011) on Wii
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012) on 3DS
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (2013) on Wii U
  • Super Mario 3D World (2014) on Wii U
  • Super Mario Run (2016) on iOS and Android
  • Super Mario Odyssey (2017) on Switch
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019) on Switch
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020) on Switch Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy

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: 3 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 16 hours and 26 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. A second player can assist with the Wii-Remote to collect crystals and fire them at enemies.

CostsCosts

Super Mario Galaxy usually costs £17.99.
 

Super Mario Galaxy

Switch Store Wii U £17.99

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Switch Store Wii U £17.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

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