Good news for Super Mario Galaxy fans as the critically acclaimed 3D platformer will be arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow in North America. You will be able to purchase the game for $19.99. The acclaimed sequel to Super Mario Galaxy is already available for download on the Wii U Virtual Console, so it’s nice to see you can purchase both.
“Become Mario as he traverses gravity-bending galaxies, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. Control Mario with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Power-up to reach inaccessible areas. Collect Star Bits to either stun enemies or feed Lumas.”
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It looks like we might soon be able to play the original Super Mario Galaxy on Wii U. The 3D platformer has been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) for its upcoming re-release through the console’s Virtual Console. The game launched via the service in Japan last May and its fantastic sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, has been available for purchase on Wii U since January.
It looks like the Wii U console’s Virtual Console lineup could be expanded with more Wii games soon. According to Nintendo’s database, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the original Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid: Other M are among the classic titles that could be coming to the service. Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime: Trilogy, Punch-Out!! and Donkey Kong Country Returns are among the Wii games that were re-released via the Nintendo eShop on Wii U earlier this year.
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Respected gaming publication EDGE has listed what it deems to be the top ten best games of the last generation of consoles. There’s very few surprises on the list, but it certainly makes for an interesting read. It’s also nice to see the iconic Super Mario Galaxy come in at 2.
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
7. Super Street Fighter IV
6. Red Dead Redemption
5. Grand Theft Auto V
3. The Last of Us
2. Super Mario Galaxy
1. Dark Souls
Popular online gaming publication IGN has awarded Super Mario Galaxy with the acclaimed accolade as game of the last generation. IGN says that the Wii classic redefined the platforming genre and gave players a smart and refreshing challenge. They concluded by saying that it was ultimately the game worth owning a Wii for.
“Super Mario Galaxy wasn’t just the latest and greatest 3D Mario game when it released in 2007 — it redefined the platforming genre. Again. Nintendo’s best designers rebounded from the excellent but still somewhat underwhelming Super Mario Sunshine on the GameCube and unleashed Galaxy, a meaty, deep adventure that married Mario’s traditional fireballs and Koopaling knockouts with a healthy dose of M.C. Escher. Its game design is as smart and challenging as it is refreshing, and, Wii Sports be damned, it was and is worth owning a Wii for all on its own.”
Josh from the Bitblock has put together a comparison of the acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy versus the recently released Super Mario 3D World. Despite being released back in 2007, Super Mario Galaxy can still hold its own, despite being in standard definition. Super Mario 3D World is out now in North America, and on Friday in Europe.
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that the forthcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will feature a Super Mario Galaxy stage. The exciting new stage from the iconic series will feature plenty of mind bending gravity effects which will ultimately change the outcome of your battle.
“A new stage, Mario Galaxy!! The pull of gravity emanates from the center of the planet, so this will require using brand-new tactics.”
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