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  • Summary: Super Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the galaxy-hopping original game, includes the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi andSuper Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the galaxy-hopping original game, includes the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi and use his tongue to grab items and spit them back at enemies. Players can also have fun with new items such as a drill that lets our hero tunnel through solid rock. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 87
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 87
  3. Negative: 0 out of 87
  1. Improves on the first game and charms every bone of our game-loving bodies. With platforming and visual design of astronomical proportions, this is the best game for Wii so far.
  2. 100
    No matter which side of the gaming coin you come from, this whole new universe of planets is the most inventive, exuberant and, yes, fun set of challenges and diversions yet seen in the platform game genre. It miraculously outclasses a game that many believed could not be bettered, and once again leaves us wondering just how close Nintendo's bar has come to reaching its theoretical peak.
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    100
    If you loved the first Super Mario Galaxy, you will adore the sequel.
  4. This the best Mario game Nintendo has released. Pure addiction.
  5. If you loved Galaxy you'll adore this. Yet another dazzling high-water mark in Mario's career. [June 2010, p.75]
  6. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a big step up from an already great predecessor. It may not be perfect but it comes ever so close to it.
  7. 90
    Simultaneously more and less than its predecessor. It expands and elaborates on the gameplay in unpredictable ways, but the last one felt like a bigger, more complete adventure. That said, better core gameplay with less window dressing is infinitely preferable to the reverse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 431
  1. May 3, 2013
    10
    This game is great and has all of the really good attributes of Super Mario Galaxy (see my review of Super Mario Galaxy). There are quite aThis game is great and has all of the really good attributes of Super Mario Galaxy (see my review of Super Mario Galaxy). There are quite a few new things such as Cloud Mario, Rock Mario and Yoshi is new and has heaps of cool powers. Two player mode is really good. Some levels are really hard to complete.The game is like a mystery because there are secret stars you need to find. Expand
  2. S.Kumar
    May 24, 2010
    10
    I barely even played this game and I was simply amazed. Even after ten minutes, Nintendo EAD's masterpiece pulls you into a universe of I barely even played this game and I was simply amazed. Even after ten minutes, Nintendo EAD's masterpiece pulls you into a universe of incredible beauty. I won't spoil the details, but this probably has the best graphics to date on the Wii and the gameplay brings me back to my childhood when simplicity was fun. In short: Graphics: 10- The best you'll see Sound: 10- Classic Mario Music Gamplay: 10- Amazing Story: 9.75- It may be an original Mario story, but its just Bowser taking Peach Overall: 10 Final Verdict: If you're reading this and you own a Wii, you better buy this game. This is the second best game ever created by Nintendo EAD, just behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and is the best game on the Wii to date. As stated by IGN, its "Masterful". Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    This game fixed all the minor problems from the original to create a fresh experience that absolutely blew the first out of the water. WithThis game fixed all the minor problems from the original to create a fresh experience that absolutely blew the first out of the water. With tons of fresh new galaxies and worlds to go to this game will keep anyone who was hooked on the original to turn it off and play this instead. This is by far and large the definitive greatest 3D Mario game ever, and Nintendo will be hard pressed to ever make a better one. Expand
  4. Apr 17, 2022
    10
    Super mario galaxy 2 built on super mario galaxy in almost every way, controls, level design, more levels, YOSHI. The only ways that feelSuper mario galaxy 2 built on super mario galaxy in almost every way, controls, level design, more levels, YOSHI. The only ways that feel worse is the hud and the story but the amazing well designed levels and the infinite amount of joy and nostalgic i'm giving this a must play 10/10 Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2013
    10
    Innovavite level design.Tight Controls.Basic but challenging gameplay makes Super Mario Galaxy 2 not only a superb sequel but a proof thatInnovavite level design.Tight Controls.Basic but challenging gameplay makes Super Mario Galaxy 2 not only a superb sequel but a proof that games are art Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2021
    9
    Good

    - the drill item is fun to use - yoshi is so fun to use. - the visual, level, obstacle, enemy, and platforming design was
    Good

    - the drill item is fun to use

    - yoshi is so fun to use.

    - the visual, level, obstacle, enemy, and platforming design was incredibly creative.

    - I like how the devs transitioned the pink moving platformers into 3D

    - star ball stages are fun

    - the platform flip using the spin attack was creative and fun.

    - leading bomb-omb to blow up the glass ball was creative

    - more creative gravity levels

    - instead of just collecting coins for a star. Galaxy 2 has you to collect stars then a new planet is born, where there’s a bit of extra gameplay for you to collect the star.

    Bad

    - I prefer the hub world in galaxy 1, cause it felt like a home, and going into different rooms to enter levels. The classic hub world layout in galaxy 2 feels too concrete and boring.

    - the game is brain dead easy. Only thing that kept me going through the levels was the amusing, creative platforming. And the unique level, enemy, and obstacle designs.

    - Where’s Rosalina? I connected a lot with her in the first game from her life story in her story book. Now she’s nowhere in galaxy 2?
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  7. May 3, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don't know why people say Galaxy 2 is considered better than the first game. It is the worst 3D Mario Game of all time. I don't know why they decided to removed the hub world and good story, and pretty much everything else that makes Galaxy one of the best 3D Mario Games. And what on earth is this stupidly easy boss battle. Why is this game less open-world though? It was good being less linear in the first game, but how about now? Anyways, stop begging for a Galaxy 3 already. They're gonna make it as stupid as this. Expand

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