Super Mario Galaxy

Mario Galaxy’s Rosalina enters the fray in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPdutb_6DZU[/youtube] Nintendo shared some new information for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS and Mario Kart 8 during this morning’s Nintendo Direct. Princess Rosalina, who was first introduced in Super Mario Galaxy in 2007, will now be a playable character in both of Nintendo’s upcoming multiplayer titles. Rosalina’s appearance marks the fou...

Nintendo announces new line of ‘select’ titles

While this may be old news to some,  Nintendo has just confirmed a new round of titles to be given the budget treatment and become a part of the Nintendo Selects line of games. Starting August 28th, Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!!, and Super Mario Galaxy will all be available for purchase at the low price of $19.99. This follows the previous four titles that have received t...

NASA discovers Super Mario Galaxy planet*

Infendo’s David has quite the find today! Apparently, up there in the night sky there’s a tiny planet, complete with tree and satellite dish, that could very well be a real-life Super Mario Galaxy planet! Luigi’s been dispatched to investigate, because he he appeared at the beginning of the level and begged Mario for the chance to participate. Again. *NASA did not actually discov...

Tatanga invades Super Mario Galaxy 2

Tatanga (A.K.A. Tatanga the Mysterious Spaceman) is an alien invader who once conquered Sarasaland. Although he is acknowledged as an invader, in appearance he looks like a meek purple alien. During the events of Super Mario Land, Tatanga captured Princess Daisy, the princess of Sarasaland, and ordered his armies to guard the land’s four kingdoms. Yet according to a Nintendo press release ea...

YouTube Tuesday: When Queen Meets Mario Galaxy

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOh968qao74[/youtube] This is a surprisingly good mix, I would have never thought to combine Queen and Super Mario Galaxy. This makes me wonder what other songs could mix well with other various Nintendo games and characters? Anyone got any ideas?

Miyamoto: Galaxy was “conservative,” Twilight Princess was “missing something”

Super Mario Galaxy played it safe, and Twilight Princess was missing what makes Zelda games special. Or so says their creator. In an interview yesterday with MTV Multiplayer, Nintendo development guru Shigeru Miyamoto addressed the most common criticisms of his latest Mario and Zelda games by essentially agreeing with them. What I’ve been saying to our development teams recently is that Twil...

Mario Marathon is Over and Was a Big Success!

Mario Marathon, the epic gaming weekend of fund raising proportions is now over. In the end they raised over 11,142.50$ for Penny Arcade’s charity Child’s Play. The group of gamers Brian, John, and Dan completed Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and completed Super Mario Galaxy with a 120 stars in just und...

How well do you know your Super Mario Bros. villains?

Bowser and Birdo? Goombas? Easy peezy lemon squeezy. How about the ones that don’t get recycled as pop culture references in blog post after blog post? Do you think you can tell them apart from obscure dinosaurs? Well ok, Mr. Fancy Pants. Get on over to Mental Floss’s latest quiz and find out for yourself. Then tell us how you did in the comments. I’m anticipating incredibly high...

Follow these three simple steps and Mario Galaxy will look like an early Xbox 360 game

This post goes out to my boy Ben Fritz from Variety. He caught flack on Monday for panning Super Mario Galaxy in his review saying the game “looks old fashioned and lifeless” when compared to PS3 graphics. Aside from dismissing the fact that Nintendo has long since marginalized the importance of HD graphics, I don’t think Ben was following my guide to playing Super Mario Galaxy i...

Super Mario Galaxy is gushing with cachet

What started as a slow and disorientating experience has quickly become one of my favorite games released in more than a decade. Some five hours in, I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve beheld such creativity in games. The superlative level design immediately makes you want to double back and play it again. The colorful artwork and convincing lighting display a level of polish ...

Is Mario a modern, marketable character?

Here’s an interesting and timely question posed by the Escapist today: How would Mario fare if he were introduced in 2007? As everyone and their dog knows, today is the official launch of Super Mario Galaxy. It is the latest Mario adventure; the most far flung (literally, the dude is in SPACE); and it is perhaps one of the most important titles to grace any video game console in recent memor...

Italian mag gives Mario Galaxy 11/10 review

The game is that good, apparently. CORRECTION: I errantly reported the text as Spanish, not Italian. I speak English and Portuguese only, bella. Perdoa me, por favor.