Super Mario Galaxy (Series) Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 10 days ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Mario Galaxy is a different style of running, jumping and exploration game. It takes the Mario character to 100s of different planet shaped levels adding more realistic physics to the platform Ing 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.

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

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation.

 

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

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:

Reading

How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required.

Controls

How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

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

System Settings

The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu. The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio... read more about system accessibility settings.

Supported by PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors: @JonahMonaghan


 




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