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.
Conclusion: Nintendo has raised the bar again with Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Nintendo Wii, the most anticipated game of Summer 2010 is here and Mario and friends are waiting for you in this adventure!
Excerpt: For the first time since NES (unless you count Yoshi's Island which had the subtitle Super Mario World 2), There is a sequel to a Mario game on the same generation console. With a predecessor like Super Mario Galaxy, which was a smash hit, is it possible for Nintendo to make a better game?