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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2007
As I type this review, I have little feeling in my left thumb because of the callous I have developed from the nunchuk as a result of playing this game so much.
I love this game because it is visually stunning, funny, easy to figure out, and fun to play.
This is a beautiful game. The developers have figured out how to make a game enjoyable to look at by giving it a lush, colourful, landscape and lots of shiny, shimmering, furry, and bright characters and backgrounds. Even when I'm not playing I enjoy watching the screen.
The characters are ridiculously cute. Seriously. They make funny noises and even the things that kill you are adorable. I feel guilty killing such lovable creatures, but then I'm rewarded with coins and star bits so I get over it...
I've heard that Nintendo likes the games they develop to be easy enough to figure out that anyone can navigate their way through the game, but also filled with opportunities to take different, more challenging routes for more experienced gamers.
I find this to be the case with Super Mario Galaxy. I am able to quickly go through the levels if I don't want to explore and just want to stay alive or move on to the next level. When I have more time to dedicate or more back up lives to spare, I can go to different places in the game that are harder to get to and rack up extra points. I like this about the game. I can choose whether or not to kill the enemies, but either way I can still advance. This is nice if more than one person in a house will be playing the game. There are many ways to play it and all are valid. My friend will have a completely different experience playing it than I will because we choose to explore different parts of the game.
I have silly fun playing this game. There are several elements of play such as shooting, maze-like games, finding hidden objects, flying, and the usual jumping on enemies for coins and other rewards. It's great for people with short attention spans.
I recommend this game for anyone that has enjoyed Mario games in the past. I think this is their best one in many years and it makes excellent use of the Wii platform's capabilities.
Have fun with this game, and remember to massage your thumb afterwards...