Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Bargain Bin: Super Mario Galaxy Wii Review Summary
We're going back, back in time, back to November 12th 2007 and the release of the game that saw the Nintendo hero take the ultimate step ... out into space. Now availabubble for your Wii at a bargain bin near you.
The game follows the protagonist, Mario, on a quest to rescue Princess Peach from the principal baddy "Bowser". Levels are galaxies filled with minor planets and worlds, while gameplay is updated with gravity effects and power-ups. The game also features a co-operative two-player option called "Co-Star Mode".
The 9th best selling Wii game to date, with 8.84 million copies sold as of May 2010. At the time the game was hailed by several gaming websites as one of the best video games of all time even managing to pick up it's very own BAFTA.
The game's soundtrack won numerous critic awards, which belies the story behind the composition of the astonishing 81 tracks featured on the Platinum Edition CD.
Reviewers did have some minor complaints with "the spring suit", a powerup which at times proves difficult to control and the occassional niggle with the auto-camera.
A sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released on May 23, 2010, many reviewers claiming that it is even better than its predecessor.
The game Scored a staggering 97% averaged from 73 critic scores on Metacritic.com.
Quotes of the Review bunch
"It will frequently hug your inner child, evoke tears of joy and tug at the heart." NTSC-uk
"an astoundingly brilliant game. It's filled with wild new ideas (that work), is huge, looks brilliant and should be taught at game design courses." Gnomes Lair
It is as if the boundaries of the genre have become transparent, allowing a unique light to shine forth.
A bravura piece of design that pulls off stunts no one else has even thought of.
May feel a little too easy for most gamers
Nintendo can still make something old feel new again
Generates a consistent level of excitement that few games can replicate.
Gameplay, visuals, sound, presentation and overall value and fun are off the charts
Not as technologically pioneering as its grandfather
Level for level, more fun to play than "Mario 64."
The only word to describe fighting Bowser with an orchestral score in the background is "badass."
After 25 years he's still fat, still round, and still bouncing on the ground. And still the greatest.
Official Website (boring)
EU Website (Wallpaper) :D
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