Excerpt: One of my biggest peeves was the fact that Nintendo waited almost a whole year to release the newest installment of the Mario franchise, Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Wii. My impatience made me look like a fool, to be honest. The wait was well worth it. Super Mario Galaxy is the answer to the platforming crave all Nintendo fanboys and non-fanboys alike have been wishing for.
Excerpt: Once upon a time, a little plumber arose from the depths of the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from the evil dragon. To accomplish this he traversed many fantastic lands - running, jumping on enemies’ heads, grabbing powerups and traversing dangerous platforms. That game, Super Mario Bros., is commonly heralded as one of the best games ever and was until very recently the most-owned console game on the planet. Fast forward to 2007.
Excerpt: Let’s get it over with — Super Mario Galaxy is the best game I have covered since I started writing about games for Boys’ Life . Here’s the story: Once again, Princess Peach has been kidnapped by the evil and lovesick Bowser. This time, though, Bowser takes her into outer space. Instead of running from castle to castle in search of Peach, you fly from one planet to the next. Going from one world to the next is nothing new with Mario.
Pros: Great graphics that wouldn’t look any better on a more powerful system; a HUGE universe; challenging puzzles that sometimes seem impossible but are beatable if you keep at it.
Cons: Does not save extra lives when you quit; some camera issues.