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GF Rating
8.2

18646 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Believe the hype

posted by johnnywebb (YELM, WA) Nov 22, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

I'm probably not alone in the fact that I read the near perfect reviews of Galaxy and thought "there's no way that game can be that good". But it's in my Wii right now, and I was right. It's better than good, it's perfect. I can't remember being so amazed by a game since the NES days, and even my non-game playing girlfriend is hooked. Rent it for sure.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

An Amazing Game!GO BUY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by sonis55555 (MANSFIELD, TX) Nov 21, 2007

Member since Jul 2006

Over 100 stars to collect, amazing graphics, and easy to learn controls.What are you waiting for?
Now even though this sounds like a perfect game, it isn't all that perfect sadly. First off, the camera sadly doesn't work at some points of the game, and will block your view from seeing. Second, the game is way too short. I beat it in just 3 days. Even though the game is short, there are 121 stars to collect total which means that if you're like me, you'll work hard to collect every single last one.In all this is a really great game for the Wii.Go buy today.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

retro and then some

posted by jkobayashi (FAIRHAVEN, MA) Nov 20, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

first off, let me start by saying that the minute you play this game, you'll be like, "Ooh! Pretty!" This is NOT your Mushroom Kingdom from Super Mario 64. Instead, you're greeted by mushroom people celebrating and a VERY beautiful and EPIC Peach's Castle. Don't even pay attention to Peach and Bowser's changed voices. Let yourself get immersed in the rearranged music of yesteryear, circa Super Mario Bros. 3 (it's all there, if I knew the titles I'd tell ya.) And this is the tip of the graphics iceberg (It's mostly FMV!) The in-game graphics boast a lot of the tech demo specifics that Super Mario 128 showed. LoZ:TP's wall walking iron boots were just a sampling of what was to come in SMG. Namely, the planet physics and camera angles...

Sound & Graphics: 10

Now, as for game play, that takes Mario to a new level. The challenges are everywhere. The planet physics, combined with the "Little Prince" concept with the camera angles make for a challenge unlike any other. Mario is controlled with the Nunchuk and Wii-mote. Camera is the D-Pad, with the joystick being Mario himself. The legendary Z-Button of the N64 game has returned. There's even some shooting of the screen involved with the B-Button and pointing. This leads up to the most innovative Mario experience since SM64.

Game Play: 10

All in all, I'll leave you with this: if you're a fan of Mario, you must play it. If you've never played a Mario game, you must play it. If you never played Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine or Super Mario 64 DS, you MUST play this. If you are a fan of platformers, what are you, stupid? DO I HAVE TO F'N REPEAT MYSELF?! PLAY THE GOSH DARN GAME.

Overall Rating: Modern Classic and Reinventing the Genre - 10/10

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