Super Mario Galaxy Review – I Can Run Into Stars Forever

Mario 64 became the first 3D platformer title on a console that defined an incredible amount of levels, unbelievable graphics, and moreover a game that was full of believable characters and memorable icons from the handheld series. This pattern has reemerged and invigorated an entirely new game that spawns like an amazing novel page after page. Super Mario Galaxy defines all Mario 64 expectations and shatters them into a groundbreaking title with beautiful graphics, incredible controls, and most of all varied gameplay that simply outdoes any predecessor out there. Super Mario Galaxy is undoubtedly a game to fall in love with and to cherish as a classical title on the Nintendo Wii console that outdoes any other in sheer scope and size.

Super Mario Galaxy begins when Mario receives a note from Peach, a character that plays his soul mate and that happens to be a princess, asking him to come to the castle for part that she has special “gift” for him. Conveniently and rather comically lively, the story plays out in the fashion of Mario arriving at the castle when suddenly and unexpectedly Bowser and his son arrive with an enormous UFO to abduct Princess’ castle. As Mario begins to run after Peach, it is too late and the twosomes shoot out into space. Shockingly, this left us a bit overwhelmed. To imagine that Bowser suddenly has a UFO and is able to navigate space is a mystery in its own, but that is what makes the entire Mario series special: it does not have to be precise or overly explanatory.  This gives Super Mario Galaxy its identity as a title that expands Mario from simply jumping on green transport wells, to land in Mario 64, and reasonably now: Space. Mario meets creatures called luma, a race that are led by Rosalina who supports them on the spaceship called Comet Observatory.  The world is at an unbalance. Bowser has not only abducted Peach but has stolen power stars. In order to reach Bowser and save his lovely Peach, Mario must travel to enormous galaxies in the universe to collect all the power stars in order to power the ship and fly to the center of the galaxy where she is being held.

Galaxies are vast within Super Mario Galaxy and are simply incredible to traverse. Every galaxy is a puzzle within puzzles that is constructed from intermittent transporter stars, and pull stars. Stars can be used to explore previously untraveled areas from which Mario can walk anywhere in a spherical form. If you jump with Mario, you might land on the ceiling or to the rightside of the screen. The randomness of the galaxies is incredible with the Wii Remote functionality making use of pull stars to fly in parts of space as well. The level design of each galaxy falls into the mission structure that is clever and dangerous at the same time. Traps can be fatal to Mario, and he does not just spawn out of nowhere again. The learning difficulty is undoubtedly challenging for the puzzles, and there is an entire universe to be seen which makes exploring galaxies only a small amount of the fun for the environment. Whether you are flying through land to land and onto a big spinning flower, the platform experience comes alive through 2D-side scrolling areas as a nod to New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS and the varietry of things to explore in Super Mario Galaxy.

The best part about any Mario game becomes the composition and tune that gives the mood of the score. The audio in Super Mario Galaxy is simply incredibly with modernized concertos and string cortets. As usual, there is little voice acting in the game but voice is used sparingly and beautifully either way.  There is little voice work in the game, but the few voice samples that are there are used to nice effect. Audio in Super Mario Galaxy combines with the gameplay and storyline to create something that is touch not only through the controller, but also the ears and eyes as well.

Super Mario Galaxy redefines the platforming genre on the Nintendo Wii console for ages to come. The adventure is memorable just as it is energetic, and the storyline is believable with the sparing us of dialogue regardless of the circumstances that make space flight possible in Mario’s world. Nostalgia is the most memorable factor for Super Mario Galaxy but the game creates its own identity by not leaning on the past too heavily. As the nostalgia is lively, the soundtrack accommodates by being more into the beats and melody of the overactive energy of the level deigns, and the storyline adapts to the tons of Mario references and characters within the Mario Galaxy story which all ignite a passion that must be played by all Mario fans everywhere.

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