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Super Mario Galaxy

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    9.4 9.4 from 1585 reviewers
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    9.3 9.3 from 214 reviewers
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    9.1 9.1 from 59 reviewers
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    9.1 9.1 from 19 reviewers
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    8.1 8.1 from 12 reviewers
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    8.6 8.6 from 12 reviewers
  • Gameplay (223)
    8.8 8.8 from 223 reviewers
  • Graphics (300)
    8.7 8.7 from 300 reviewers
  • Sound (199)
    8.9 8.9 from 199 reviewers
  • Storyline (32)
    6.6 6.6 from 32 reviewers
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    4.8 4.8 from 2 reviewers
  • Control (8)
    8.5 8.5 from 8 reviewers
  • Addiction (3)
    9.2 9.2 from 3 reviewers
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    9.0 9.0 from 9 reviewers
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    9.3 9.3 from 19 reviewers
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    9.3 9.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (29)
    8.0 8.0 from 29 reviewers
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    8.7 8.7 from 6 reviewers
  • Funfactor (6)
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    8.6 8.6 from 79 reviewers
  • Complexity (3)
    8.9 8.9 from 3 reviewers
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One of the newest Mario games available for the Nintendo Wii Games is the Super Mario Galaxy. Released last November 12, 2007, Mario can be controlled using the Wii remote flick. It is rated RP or Rate Pending by the ESRB.

In Super Mario Galaxy, Mario has to deal with strange laws of physics in outer space as he hops from one planet to another battling aliens encountered in their worlds to gather star bits to be able to save Princess Peach who was abducted by Bowser from the Mushroom Kingdom. There are …

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One of the newest Mario games available for the Nintendo Wii Games is the Super Mario Galaxy. Released last November 12, 2007, Mario can be controlled using the Wii remote flick. It is rated RP or Rate Pending by the ESRB.

In Super Mario Galaxy, Mario has to deal with strange laws of physics in outer space as he hops from one planet to another battling aliens encountered in their worlds to gather star bits to be able to save Princess Peach who was abducted by Bowser from the Mushroom Kingdom. There are several new challenges in store for the avid gamer, like ray surfing in the ocean of clouds, ball rolling in a treacherous garden, and trying to stay afloat on a bubble floating over a swamp full of poison. A second player may help Mario in this quest by challenging enemies and collecting star bits. Mario can also transform into a bee or a Boo.

Review Summary

The Super Mario series has always been synonymous with the name Nintendo and Mario. Mario's newest adventure, Super Mario Galaxy, begins with Mario running to a celebratory event complete with jolly Toads scurrying about, comets falling and exploding in the starry night sky. The story is about the King of the Koopas and his devoted minions wanting to capture the Princess through space traversal, and Mario to save his beloved.

The adventure unfolds in space with galaxies, ships “Power Stars” and “Grand Stars”, which are required to fuel the galactic space cruiser. There will be several missions to tackle in galaxies. You will come across small observatories from which you can stare out into the stars and find galaxies to explore. Once you're inside a Dome, a small star sprite will help guide you, showing you a map of the universe so you can keep track of your progress and see if there are any new galaxies to explore.

You unlock galaxies by collecting more stars; the more you collect, the more galaxies will become available. There are more than 100 shiny sprites to collect in the game. Super Mario Galaxy is more varied than the former series. The galaxies here are numerous and varied. You’ll find galaxies made out of food, toys, beaches, flying airships, floating comets, space junk, mountains, haunted houses, gardens, deserts; almost anything. The platform is brilliant and you'll be hopping your way across various areas, each with its own gravitational pull. It never gets disorientating or confusing.

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