gamers (84%) found this review helpful
It's finally here. It's been anticipated. It's been wrote about. It's been blogged. And now its on shelves. This is What makes Nintendo Nintendo. It's Super Mario Galaxy. The first installation in this franchise of 3D gaming was the famous Super Mario 64. When it hit us, it hit us hard. It became the must-have game for anyone owning the 64. If you didn't have it, you were shunned. It truly was stunning. And then the franchise continued with Super Mario Sunshine. While not as good as 64, it still packed a punch. Then we get to here, Galaxy. Nintendo has made it perfect once more. While not a much different storyline as other Mario games ("Peach has been kidnapped! Aah!"), this installment still brought something new to the table. And this time, it was gravity and planets. I have to assume that this was probably the hardest Super Mario to make. Having to deal with gravity and the atmosphere was probably very stressful. Although, Nintendo seemed to have fun with it. With gravitational changing plates and close, little planets, this game was probably one of the most fun to design. On to gameplay. This is the first game that permits two player action. While the second person doesn't do that much, (all they do is collect star bits and throw them at things, really) it's still a good excuse of saying that you "let your brother/sister play." Anywho, the game makes somewhat use of the motion capabilities of the Wii remote. To spin, you shake the Wii remote, and to pick up star bits, you simply put your cursor over them. The motion controls and attack controls are simplified very well. Like any other Super Mario game, there are puzzles and challenges, and the goal is to once again collect enough stars to battle Bowser and get Peach back. You may find yourself occasionally stuck, but chances are you won't. The high number of galaxies and star opportunities is endless. Hidden stars, mission stars, special stars, you name it! Ooh, running out of space. Get this game!
I really wanted to play the first part before playing part 2 and I wasn't disappointed. The graphics are crisp, colorful, and fresh. The controls only took me a few minutes to get adjusted to and the fun began. I recommend this game to anyone that is a lover of the genre and a fan of Mario. I can't wait to play the second part now.
posted by jdsampson (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Dec 29, 2009
Member since Sep 2007
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
This game took everything that made Mario64 great and increased it ten fold. This to me is the best of all the 3D mario games. I have completed all 120 stars and their is such a wide variety of tasks to complete that you can never get bored. I have started to go back through the game and I am still really enjoying it. I can not wait to the second one now. Mario rules the Galaxy