Excerpt: It’s unfortunate that the Wii I worked so hard to find at launch sits mostly unplayed for periods of time, but once in a while something comes out that makes this system shine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is one of these games.
Conclusion: Normally, you know what you're going to say as closing remarks when reviewing a video game, but all I can say is that it is an awesome experience that is extremely unique. While it may be a sequel, it takes one of the best games of all time and vastly improves what matters most.
Excerpt: , Nintendo uncharacteristically cranked out a sequel to the madly popular original. While fans are typically only treated to one Mario game per life cycle of their recent mainstream consoles, Wii owners now have three to choose from.
Excerpt: According to many, space is the final frontier. Our vast universe was thought to be the final area of exploration for Mario and company in 2007. The critically acclaimed platformer for the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, evolved the franchise to a new standard.
Excerpt: Super Mario Galaxy was the game that saved the Wii for me. Amidst a sea of multiplayer party games and fitness debacles, the stout plumber’s beautiful, original, engaging and fun inter-galactic adventure seem to come out at just the right time – when I was ready to completely give up on the Wii.
Excerpt: Time after time, Mario and the diligent masterminds at Nintendo responsible for him have proven that he can do anything. Arguably the eponymous face of gaming, the chubby plumber from Brooklyn has conquered everything from fighting games to racing, all while dazzling critics and dominating the sales...
Excerpt: Super Mario Galaxy 2 doesn’t reinvent the 3D Mario wheel, and in fact follows closely to the legacy of its prequel. Nintendo has been up front about this, saying that SMG2 started as a kind of "Galaxy 1.5," sporting some unused items from the first game, and it shows.
Excerpt: There are few games with as much charm, nostalgia, and mass appeal as those in the Super Mario series. Over the course of nearly thirty years, the mustachioed Italian plumber with a penchant for pipes and princesses has become permanently ingrained in pop culture.
Excerpt: In Super Mario Galaxy 2 , Mario returns to space, but this time, he brings along his bipedal, tiny-armed dinosaur. The inclusion of Yoshi, who sat out the 2007 original, is the sequel’s supposed raison d’etre . Make no mistake, Yoshi is helpful on occasion.