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

Reviews Summary:
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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Anonymous said...

If you’re new to Mario games like me, you should know this game is super easy to jump into without prior knowledge of the series. I know Mario Galaxy finally made it into the realm of semi-affordable games, but it’s still out of my price range. While I was over at a co-workers house from DISH Network the other day, I got a chance to try it out and it has a fun storyline. Good characters that people can laugh out loud to. It has a great story line that lives up to other Mario games, so I added it to my queue using the Blockbuster Movie Pass. The Movie Pass is ideal for people like me who enjoy playing games, but don’t have the money to buy it outright.

The Elderly said...

Thanks Bob for your comment, I must check out the queue system , thanks for the heads up, appreciated :)

gnome said...

And let me to nod in agreement and admit that is 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.

(thanks Nintendo; grabs $20 soup voucher)

The Elderly said...

...hey wait... that's my soup vouch.....


oh well..... IMF rations for me again this month....

(reposts Gnomes comment in the futile belief that Nintendo will throw another soup voucher his way...)

(bites into cardboard cracker...)

gnome said...

(sends a chunk of solidified soup over)

Hope that helps...

(receives a 3DS and a lifetime pizza subscription courtesy of Nitnendo)

The Elderly said...

(as he waits for the solidified soup to liquify he considers licking the solid block...and ponders the fortunes of his good friend...)

...has to be the hat!! pizza for life I mean how lucky can a person be....

(stares in the direction of the Nintendo goody train....)

my name has to be on one of those parcels.... has to be....

(sucks on a corner of the solidified block of soup...)

..sigh!! :(