Review: Super Mario Galaxy
It's a Mario game, what this review says is pretty much inconsequential. With that sunny disposition, shall we begin?
- Worth The Time?Of course
- Things LovedJust about everything.
- Things HatedAuto-camera occassionally stumbles and gameplay falters slightly in places.
- RecommendationBuy it, no questions asked.
- Name: Super Mario Galaxy
- Genre: Platforming
- Players: 1-4
- Multiplayer: local co-op
- Platforms: Wii
- Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Price: R500
- Reviewed On: Wii
Mario the plumber is back and this time he takes to the stars to save Princess Peach from the evil Bowser and his son Bowser Jr.
You start the game in the Mushroom Kingdom on the night of the star festival after receiving a letter of invitation from Princess Peach, which tells you to meet her at the castle. On the way there you learn how to collect star-bits, little colourful stars, which are found throughout the game and can be used to stun smaller enemies. You then eventually get to a point where all hell breaks loose and the people of the Mushroom Kingdom are frozen. When you get to the castle you initiate a cut scene in which we see Bowsers airships along with alien spaceships, which take away the whole castle and its foundations with Princess Peach in it. A witch then casts a spell on you which sends you flying across the galaxy only to land on a small planet. This is the start of your great space adventure.
The game uses a system where to go from level to level you go into an “observation dome” and they shoot you (Mario) through space to the galaxy you have chosen. To complete that galaxy one power star must be found. After you have gotten a certain amount of power stars you can fight the boss for each observation dome, which unlocks the next observation dome. All in all you must collect 241 powers stars to fully complete the game.
Overall the game is beautiful, the graphics are amazing and really show what the Wii can do, the sound track blends in wonderfully with each of the settings, and the controls are easy to learn. If you don’t have this game already you must get it, it is a must have for any Wii owner.
Thank you to www.ign.com and www.megatonnews.com for images.
~ Ace Fire6