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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: 26 out of 663
  1. HusZ.
    Nov 15, 2007
    10
    The game is unbelievably fun from the second you start it. All the stages are made with extreme care and flawless level design. The idea of The game is unbelievably fun from the second you start it. All the stages are made with extreme care and flawless level design. The idea of manipulating gravity around several planets in different galaxies is genius, as it makes the game extremely fun to play, and really adds a new edge to the game. The graphics are absolutely brilliant, the soft environment glowing and the rim lighting on the characters looks surreal in a beautiful way. If you have a Wii you must, I repeat MUST buy this game! 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. Mattyouwouldliketoknow
    Dec 4, 2007
    10
    Don't listen to Dionysus J. he doesn't know what he's talking about. It looks way different than Super Mario Sunshine and Don't listen to Dionysus J. he doesn't know what he's talking about. It looks way different than Super Mario Sunshine and looks way different than Mario 64. Galaxy has a style of its own. I strongly recommend this game. Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2016
    10
    My second favourite Game on the Nintendo Wii, this game has 3D Platforming with Motion Controls, awesome graphics, and A TON of greatMy second favourite Game on the Nintendo Wii, this game has 3D Platforming with Motion Controls, awesome graphics, and A TON of great Galaxies/Levels. Super Mario Galaxy is amazing, it has a lot of awesome levels, some are easier than others, others not. I actually 100% this game because it is so awesome. The graphics like I said are great for the Wii. The controls are perfect. The Game Mechanics are good. The Prankster Comets are fun. I have played this game for well over 100 Hours, and I would say this game is a Must-have for any Nintendo Fan or Gamer looking to play either something awesome and Space themed with Mario, or an awesome 3D Platformer. This game also has really great Orchestraed Music. Some of my favourites include Buoy Base Galaxy, King Bowser Battle, etc. but I shouldn't spoil it too much. Super Mario Galaxy is like I said, a Must Have for any Nintendo Fan, Wii Owner, or a gamer and if you hate SMG you're BEYOND silly as JB. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2017
    10
    Mario always outdoes himself. Galaxy is easily one of the top 10 best games of all-time, if not higher. Anything you could want from Mario isMario always outdoes himself. Galaxy is easily one of the top 10 best games of all-time, if not higher. Anything you could want from Mario is here. The beautiful graphics and amazing levels make this a must play for anyone with a love of games. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2014
    9
    The game is one of the best games ever! It's music, graphics, and enemies were very unforgettable along with the story. For those who wereThe game is one of the best games ever! It's music, graphics, and enemies were very unforgettable along with the story. For those who were negative about the game, please reconsider what you wrote. It's not lame or boring. It's a fun game which you can spend time playing for days. Give this game a try, for Mario's sake. Expand
  7. JohnS.
    Dec 7, 2007
    0
    Horrible, the graphics were bad and the wii remote is very hard to use. This was by far one of the worst games I have ever played!

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#1 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
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