What do you think about Mario Galaxy 2?

So the game has been out approximately 5 Days now, and have received universal praise from various gaming websites. Some even claim it to be better than “the best game ever made“. However, none of that really matters, it’s what you, the readers think.

So let’s have an open discussion in the comments below. Tell us your thoughts on the game, and lets discuss its strong points and it’s flaws. Let’sa Go!

An artist from New York. Will has been writing, designing, and loving video games since he was young. He has traveled across the United States, and parts of Canada in order to learn more about the world of gaming. After visiting E3 for the first time in 2009, he has vowed to return there and show off a game of his own. In his spare time he tinkers with electronics, programming, and of course collecting video games.


  1. It’s awesome.

  2. I’m really enjoying it, although I’m not liking the super-redundant tasks that I’m seeing thrown at me after reaching the final Bowser star toll. I didn’t like the comets in the first game, and I don’t like them here. I also don’t like the random minigames that The Chimp hosts (for the most part). Even so, it’s been a blast. I’m just hoping that I’ll be dazzled by something soon. Regardless, I’ve never had so many stars so early after the release of a 3D Mario (I’m up to 95 now, which is big for me. :B).

  3. Its really great, but I am reluctant to call it perfect, let alone the best game ever.

  4. Its an excellent game. great level design, great gameplay, and don’t even get me started on the gorgeous music. all around its just an amazing game

  5. liking the gameplay mechanics and the graphics. having yoshi is def a fun addition to the game

  6. I just finished World 1 and absolutely love it. I like how you hop right into the game and there’s very little expository dialogue to get you started. Yoshi, the drill, and Cloud Suit are awesome.

    I kind of miss Rosalina, but not her library.

    Anyway, back to the game!

  7. Just the first world alone has a vast variety of ways that show off how this game is going to be played. I’m hooked. It looks excellently executed, and I’ll continue playing it. … in between frustrating moments made up of a mix of Comcast dropping my internet connection and Blur just failing on PC.

    It’s fun for one or two people; Mario Bros. Wii is fun for 4 to 6 people.

  8. I wish I wasn’t broke so i could actually go out and buy this game. soon enough, though, soon enough.

  9. I just got my copy today, and I am liking it, but after 2 stars I think that I like the beginning of Galaxy 1 better. Still a 9 so far though.

  10. I love it. I don’t miss the observatory at all, and I like the way the starship grows more populated and active as the game progresses (the starship theme has become one of my favorite pieces of game music).

    I’m a now-casual gamer with middle-aged reflexes, and after playing about 2 hours a night since launch day, I’ve only been able to get 39 stars so far and I’ve temporarily hit a wall, though I’m determined to not peek at online guides.

    Things I like best: Yoshi, the quicker level select system, the improved course pacing, the variety of play, the drill, the amazing boss battles, more Luigi. I think I’m in the minority here, but I love the gliding world.

    Can’t think of any real negatives. Personally, I hate the Spring power up, but that’s only because I currently really, really suck at using it.

    It’s a very solid, incredible Mario game. The combination of music, play, character design and wacky dialogue creates a very fun, surreal mood that is unique to the Mario universe. It’s art: It’s a game you want to frame and put on your wall between play sessions. I’d call it one of the best games I’ve ever played, if only because it takes everything good about the Mario games and polishes it up to its sharpest, most amazing chapter yet.

  11. I don’t have any interest in picking it up. I already played Super Mario Galaxy, and this looks like more of the same.

  12. @Preston: Trust me, it’s not. It’s less of the free roaming element, and more of the straight-line level design. it looks beautiful just like the first one, but you have to play it to see how good it really is.

  13. I think it’s silly that people are getting upset that it out-metacriticed Zelda. Metacritic is a joke, first of all, and second – Zelda is just another game. There is no holy grail of gaming.

  14. Very Easy… only take 2 days for ende the game… 120 stars…

  15. everyone will be in for a suprise at the end of the game.
    i loved the whole game and the ending made me smile 🙂

  16. I’m about 45 stars in and am having a blast. I really like the tropical themed levels, they look amazing. The attention to detail is pretty good too. Like in the snow levels, if you roll a snowball it’ll get bigger. I like how if you go underwater the music will become softer and the instruments will change.

    The world map is fast and fluid and it’s easy to jump in and out of stages and to switch between the worlds.

    There’s a ton of level variety and I’m impressed with the challenges that are offered in each galaxy. There’s a few times I’ve been playing and I say to myself “oh man this looks easy,” only to lose a bunch of lives trying to get past it.

    The intro to the game was pretty cool, how you play inside of a story book. Oh yea let’s not forget Yoshi and the cool music!

  17. I’ve actually not played it yet, but I’m going to hold off on it till my birthday. I’m gonna get the Spyro and Gex series for the PS1 first. But it really looks awesome! (Although I’d really rather see Super Mario 64 2. If you get my meanin)

  18. Just love it. Got 45 stars so far and enjoying the beautiful levels!

  19. Still too much talking. Also i’m starting to realize just why people only stick with 2d marois. Although I have no issue, why didn’t they just add a turbo button so the transition from 2d to 3d is easier? It’s great just like it was great in the first one

  20. This is platforming at its finest. I too thought this would be a bunch of add-on levels to the first Galaxy, but it really feels like a fresh new game. I would even say that 2 is a refinement of 1. In 1 there were some extremely frustrating comet and purple coin levels, but in 2 there hasn’t been anything I thought was totally ridiculous. Yes, this is a very challenging game but it’s a challenge I’ve always enjoyed.

    Yoshi is especially fun as are most of the new suits. Also, I loved the “Throwback” galaxy where they remade one of the Mario 64 levels. I’m a sucker for nostalgia, so that made me smile. It kind of makes me wish they would remake all of 64 with Galaxy graphics and controls.

    I just got 120 stars and am impressed that there is even more to do, without just repeating everything with Luigi like the first game. There’s so much to do in this game, and the more you accomplish the more you are rewarded. Excellent work from team Nintendo!! Best Wii game to date.

  21. I think of this as “Super Mario Galaxy Do-Over”. I still don’t like the network-news-style orchestral themes, but everything else I’ve encountered is just more fun in this one than the last. I don’t even think the giant Mario head is any smaller than the observatory was, in terms of things to do — you just don’t have to run long distances to do them. Sunshine’s hub world is still the most entertaining in my book, and its levels still seem the largest to me, but there’s so much variety here it’s really hard to find anything to complain about.

  22. I love it, but I am totally confused on the story-line. MOST mario games you can say all happened in a Mario time-line fairly easily, (besides the fact there is no particular order) but in Super Mario Galaxy 2, there are no references at all that the first one happened. The toad brigade act as if they met Mario for the first time, and when Rosalina acts as though it’s the first time they’ve ever seen her, I am confused onto how the two work together. Is it actually 100 years later and no one ages, is it an alternate reality, does the star festival last a week and Bowser had a back-up plan, is it similar to a Zelda-esque time-line where it’s entirely different people, or is it that when the Luma’s created the “new galaxy” in the end of the first, everyone lost their memory of that happening and a new version of Super Mario Galaxy happens?? I know Miyamoto said they were going to focus less on story, but there needs to be SOME sort of explanation, right?

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