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  • Summary: [Metacritic's 2007 Wii Game of the Year] The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step ... out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy. When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario[Metacritic's 2007 Wii Game of the Year] The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step ... out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy. When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy. Mario, Peach and enemies new and old are here. Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy. Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer. Since he's in space, Mario can perform mind-bending jumps unlike anything he's done before. He'll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote. Shake, tilt and point! Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 73 out of 73
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 73
  3. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. 100
    Mario has not grown older, but younger with time: more slender, more supple, more graceful. It is as if the boundaries of the genre have become transparent, allowing a unique light to shine forth. Super Mario Galaxy will influence gaming perceptions, sure to replenish any lost passion. It will frequently hug your inner child, evoke tears of joy and tug at the heart. It is everything we have always desired, more than we could possibly have dreamed.
  2. Super Mario Galaxy is an out of this world experience that is spectacularly amazing in every imaginable aspect. It creates a constant sense of wonder that manages to permanently transplant a grin on my face while playing. Even when I died I was smiling. No game has ever done that to me before and it's truly a testament to how perfectly fine-tuned it is.
  3. 100
    It's rare to play through a perfect game or one that nears perfection, but Galaxy definitely fits that mold.
  4. It's a perfect blend of the established and unexpected, and a finely crafted piece of software that will infect your subconscious and make you dread dropping the controller. The accessibility, ingenuity, variety, quality, and quantity are impeccable. The only real uncertainty is how much you'll allow it to take over your life.
  5. Nintendo Gamer
    97
    Super Mario Galaxy is one of those rare games that makes children of us all, that'll have you straight on the phone to your gaming comrades, throwing out terms such as 'best game in years' or - gasp! - 'Mario 64 beater.' [Christmas 2007, p.32]
  6. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    96
    Quotation forthcoming. [Issue#16]
  7. I’m glad that after 20 years, Nintendo can still make something old feel new again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 867
  1. Sepiroth
    Nov 18, 2007
    10
    Pretty much the epitemy of gaming right here. It truly is terrific. There has been more then enough times where something will happen or a Pretty much the epitemy of gaming right here. It truly is terrific. There has been more then enough times where something will happen or a you would do a move or hit an item, and what happens next will leave you saying "cool!!". And even though the story doesn't make much sense for a Mario game, who cares. Most people don't play Super Mario for a story, other then you what you have got to do... Go save the princess. Expand
  2. Jan 26, 2012
    10
    Nintendo always impresses me. Mario Galaxy was the best Mario game i've ever played, it's just really fun. I completed the whole game, andNintendo always impresses me. Mario Galaxy was the best Mario game i've ever played, it's just really fun. I completed the whole game, and wanted more. I like the graphics, and the planets with yoshi are awesome. I loved playing this game, and deserves a 10. No game is perfect, and this one isn't, but is really really good. If a game was perfect, it would score more than the site maximum, so a 10 is fair. Expand
  3. Eded
    Jun 8, 2008
    10
    Best Game Ever Created in the History of Man kind.
  4. Mar 29, 2021
    10
    This is my personal favorite game on the Wii and it never fails to amaze me even years later. The controls of the game are great and the onlyThis is my personal favorite game on the Wii and it never fails to amaze me even years later. The controls of the game are great and the only problem with the visuals is the resolution. It's lacking a complex story similar to all other Mario games but unlike most Mario games there is still some story. The game is at a 97 and I still think it's underrated. Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2018
    10
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    praticamente la mia infanzia, questo gioco mi ha fatto diventare un fan accanito all'età di 9 anni circa, anche se in questo caso
    - 10 -

    praticamente la mia infanzia, questo gioco mi ha fatto diventare un fan accanito all'età di 9 anni circa, anche se in questo caso l'età non conta, perchè mario rimane sempre mario.
    oltretutto è anche recentissimo a livello grafico e di gameplay, quindi si, probabilmente il miglior gioco di super mario mai creato.
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  6. Feb 15, 2021
    9
    An incredible game which I will never get tired of replaying, and probably my favourite Mario game.

    I do think that Galaxy 2 has the better
    An incredible game which I will never get tired of replaying, and probably my favourite Mario game.

    I do think that Galaxy 2 has the better levels, but this one has better atmosphere, music and overall presentation. I think that this is one of the few games I'd call a must play, and I'd recommend it to ANYONE.
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  7. Jul 25, 2020
    0
    It's a very bad game like the rims in a cressida 1980 or the gearbox of suberban !!!

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#1 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
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#1 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007