Super Mario Galaxy Instant Classic!

Galaxy Screenshots

Front of Super MArio Galaxy

The Good: This game is in-depth, very innovative, perfectly frustrating and amazing addictive. The premise is pretty standard Mario, Bowser steals the princess, gotta go help her….No one plays a Mario game for its’ in depth story line. Anyway after that the gameplay for this game is innovative and amazingly fun. Being able to run on all sides of an object (i.e. upside down camera view for a while) can be intimidating and very frustrating in the beginning, but it is intensely fun once you get the hang of it.

A typical view seen in Mario galaxy during a battle versus Bowser

The controls are very easy to learn and are intuitive. Anyone could pick it up and play, however the later stars in the game become very challenging even for the most experienced gamer. Now, this game is difficult, you will die…..a lot, but that’s okay because it is truly all the more satisfying when you finally beat the dreadnought purple coins star after you’ve died oh 50 times. And once you get all 120 stars Rosalina (new character and a very good one at that) will allow you to replay the entire game as Luigi. It does not specifically say, but Luigi is kind of like the harder difficulty level. I thought this was a great addition to the game. Get all 120 with Luigi and unlock the coveted 121st star. I won’t tell what it is, but it sure is satisfying when you get it.  Also a second player can pick up a wii remote and help you out.  Doing things like getting items, collecting star bits, and even killing some enemies.  This feature helps the game become more fun if you have a friend there as well.  Oh, on a side note, perhaps the best part of the game is the comets, throws a nice twist and makes the game incredibly fun.

Also, if your girlfriend likes cute things, she will love the lumas

The Hat Luma!

The Bad: Hard pressed to find something truly Bad thing about this game. There are minor things like how incredibly annoying some stars are (sea slide purple coins) or how long it takes to get to some observatories, (place you go to select worlds where you get stars) but there really are not many flaws to speak of. I know, not much bad about this game.

Overall: Well, I think this goes without saying, but this game is an absolute must have for anyone with a Wii. It is an instant classic that can be replayed and be equally as enjoyable as the first time. Trust I’ve played it through 3 times now. Must buy.

Storyline: 6/10
Characters: 9/10
Graphics: 8.5/10

Typical graphics in the first world of Super Mario Galaxy

Gameplay: 10/10
Controls : 10/10


Replay value: 9.5/10

Hours to complete: 25+ (Mario and Luigi included)

Things you should know about:

—In this game spinning is your friend, it can help you in almost every situation.

—The second player can be extremely useful for holding back enemies and collecting starbits (50 starbits= 1 extra life)

—Luigi cannot stop, after you move with him he skids for a bit, so be very precise and learn where he will stop.

—There are 1-up mushrooms hidden around the station, these can save you.

In Case you are interested Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer here

    • Miranda
    • January 13th, 2010

    I love playing the hat luma!

      • Miranda
      • January 13th, 2010

      I meant to say that I love the hat luma. I wish I COULD play the hat luma. Recommendation to Nintendo!

  1. January 22nd, 2010
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