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Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
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Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Date: 02/09/09, updated on 02/09/09 (7 review reads)
Advantages: A complete game; has everything that is enjoyable.
Disadvantages: Sometimes the camera isn't quite up to scratch.
Super Mario Galaxy was released on 16th November 2007 on the Nintendo Wii, and rocketed to the top on sales within a week of it being released.
This is a RPG, where you control Mario and have to collect stars to go further on the game.
Every hundred years, the Mushroom Kingdom experience star fall, where star bits fall from the star, and make a wonderful gift. Mario is off to visit Princess Peach when suddenly, the Mushroom Kingdom is attacked! There is only one culprit, and that is Bowser, a long time arch-enemy of Mario. Bowser kidnaps Peach and flies off with her. Mario is left there stranded, and for once, unable to do anything. But, hope is not lost. Mario meets a Luma, which is a star, and it takes him to the Observatory. Here, Mario meets the mysterious Rosalina, who grants him the power to fly across space. Now, Mario can finally take on Bowser...
When people say 'graphics' and 'Nintendo', people assume something poor is going to come up. But this game breaks that rule and chops it into thousands of pieces. Every little detail is noticed, from the tiny stars that you can barely see to Mario's moustache, everything is superbly done.
The gameplay on this game is ground-breaking. I mean, you would never dream of smashing a Goomba which is stuck in a pumpkin into a black hole, but this game let's you do exactly that and more. You can ride on an eel-type thing's back, trying to complete a course in a time-limit, kick the living hell out of Goomba's and much, much more. Absolutely outstanding.
The sound effects are great, each planet has its own little tune, and every noise is perfectly timed and realistic at that, despite how unrealistic this game is.
The Wii remote and nunchuk are used superbly, and the controls are really simple. You use the nunchuk to move, and you spin the remote to attack, and occasionally you rapidly tap A.
The only problem with this game is the camera, sometimes. When you run behind a building, instead of actually turning the camera round, it silhouette you against the building. This is particularly annoying when you don't actually know what's behind the building, thus you fall off, or lose some health.
That aside, this is a near-perfect game, and £35? A bargain! A source has told me that you can also get this for a tenner in GAME but I would pay £50 for this game, and still think it's a bargain.
Summary: Go out and get this right now if you haven't got it.