Super Mario Galaxy

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.  

Super Mario theme song played by Tesla coils

It’s quickly becoming Mario Weekend here at Infendo. Dig this crazy clip of twin Tesla coils playing the Super Mario Bros theme song in Baraboo, Wisconsin! The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. [Thanks, Adam!]

On the eve of Galaxy – Mario Retrospectives

With Super Mario Galaxy coming out next week, various Mario retrospectives are starting to pop up on the web. Jamie from Scotland even spotted this one on the Nintendo of Europe site, too. What are some of your most memorable Mario moments?

Super Mario Galaxy launch party at Nintendo World Store

On Sunday night, Nintendo will hold a launch party at their Nintendo World Store. The game goes on sale at Midnight, but the party starts earlier at 8PM with physical challenges and all sorts of shenanigans. They will even have Wii consoles for sale at Midnight! Are you going to the party in Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday night? [source]

GamePro leg humps Super Mario Galaxy

An excerpt from an early published Super Mario Galaxy review — it’s glowing: Super Mario Galaxy raises the bar in terms of what can be achieved on the Wii. Galaxy is the kind of game that you’re going to want to take your time with because there is just so much to do in the game. This is the first game in a long time that I’ve actually gone back and replayed levels just for...

Kotaku’s Bashcraft loves (most of) Mario Galaxy

According to a 2004 census, there are approximately 127 million people living in Japan. We can logically assume roughly half of them own a Wii. In addition to hogging the global Wii supply, they also get Super Mario Galaxy eleven excruciating days before it reaches North American shores, more than two weeks before Europe and – ah, poor Australia – almost a full month before our friends...

Super Mario Galaxy – Orchestral music video

-Composed by Koji Kondo I can’t help but be happy when I watch this clip. Why?, you ask? Because unlike Twilight Princess and Brawl, Galaxy will be completely orchestrated! To many this isn’t such a big deal, but to a musician such as myself, this is fantastic news!