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Excellent Sequel to Super Mario 64

posted by shananies (CANTON, MA) Jan 15, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

I really enjoyed playing this game. I think it is just as good as Super Mario 64. The levels are great and each is different from one another.

One thing I found somewhat disappointing is the ease to beat each level. I recall playing one level of Super Mario 64 at least 7-8 times before finally earning the star. While there are some challenging levels in Galaxy I don't feel it was 'tough' enough for the avid gamer. It would be great if Nintendo included difficulty levels in future editions especially since their goal of the Wii is ease of use for all ages.

While I did finish the game over a 2-3 week period I can happily say I am still playing today because of the addition to play all over again as Luigi. Playing as Luigi does seem to have points where it is more difficult particularly in the stages that require fast stopping, Luigi seems to slide longer before coming to a complete stop.

I would recommend this game to anyone that enjoyed Super Mario 64.

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Best Wii game I've played yet. My 8yr old loves it

posted by Hotdogman (TELLURIDE, CO) Mar 27, 2008

Member since Dec 2007

13 out of 17 gamers (76%) found this review helpful

This game is awesome. I'm 37 and I think I like it more than my 8 yr old son. Not extremely challenging but great graffix and a lot of replay value has made me buy it. First console game I've paid to keep in years. I' d recommend it to anyone.

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posted by deekim (HOUSTON, TX) Mar 2, 2008

Member since May 2007

20 out of 27 gamers (74%) found this review helpful

I am going to have to agree with a lot of reviews here. There are both ups and downs for me with this title.

Though, it is easy to pick up and play there are certain levels where it is difficult to maneuver; especially when you are walking around with the moving camera angle and I could never get used to walking upside down. Jumping was a major problem for me when walking diagonally, I would usually fall off or get killed. And swimming is another story. But, no matter how much time I spent playing this game, I could never get used to all of these things.

This title is essentially made up of many mini-games for single players. They are pretty short and have many variations to them. At first, I thought they were very easy to complete. However, it does progressively get more complex and difficult. After midway through the game, I was finding myself repeating some levels half a dozen times. Not that it was extremely complicated or difficult, but I would die trying to figure out what to do. And, of course, walking diagonally and upside down didn't help me much to survive. I think this is the repetition many reviewers are talking about.

This game was very addicting first half of the game. But, repeating levels became tedious work after that and the addictive game-play was almost completely gone out of me. I did not care to finish the game. A tale-tale sign that the game is too long.

There is no speech, but don't fret because subtitles are short winded. During a level it does auto-save at certain points. However, be warned that you will not completely save the game until you have completed the whole level and after you have collected a star. Otherwise, you will start from the beginning.

When I was playing, I had accumulated around 20 lives. I wondered when I was going to need so many. Believe me, in the latter half of the game you will certainly be glad that you did. This title may be more of a good rent.

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