Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review by: patar4097Super Mario Galaxy 2 review!
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was considered one of the best Wii games out there, and is also considered one of the better Mario games in general. For anyone who doesn't know, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a 3d platformer game, that takes place in space. Your goal is to collect every single star, so you can power up your ship to get to Bowser and Bowser Jr., who again stole Peach. And in this game, there are some new suits. Along with the Bee, Boo, and Spring suit from the first Super Mario Galaxy, you can now get a Rock Mushroom, so you can roll over your enemies. You can also get the Cloud Flower. With it, you can spin three times to make a cloud appear, so you can reach higher levels. And in this one, you can use Yoshi! So with him, you can eat enemies, flutter, and also eat berries to make him go super fast, puff up like a balloon on float high, or light up otherwise invisible floors. Now onto the review.
Graphics - 10
There is not one Wii game that I've seen that looked better than this game. From the vibrant colors, to the high details of every background, and every character. I can't really recall anything that didn't look outstanding. They actually look better in every way compared to the first game in the Galaxy series. Something else that improved from the first was the world map. It is more clean than the previous game, because the galaxies are more spread out, and there is a path that you travel along to get from galaxy to galaxy, instead of finding them from the observatory.Sound - 9.5
The music in Super Mario Galaxy 2 is phenomenal. The music sounds deep, and perfect for the galaxy theme. The only down side is that some of the music is recycled from the first Mario Galaxy, which is alright, but some of the songs that they took I'm not as fond of, but that's mostly later on in the game.Addictiveness / depth - 9
In this game, there are 251 stars to find, with a little less than half of them being Green Stars, which are hidden in the Galaxies you have already beaten, and some are pretty hard to find. And they are fun to find too. You will probably want to find all of them, because, if you are like me, they are there, so you must get them. And it's also fun going back to some of the galaxies that you've already got all the gold stars from, and trying to then get the Green stars. And this game will take a long time to finish. There will be either four or six stars in each galaxy, some gold, some green, so there are plenty of different galaxies to choose from, and some stars will take place in parts of the galaxy that are different from the other stars.Story - 5
Here's the story: Bowser turns giant, because he has gained the power of the Grand Stars, and he goes to steal Princess Peach, and takes her away, and Bowser then starts to make his own universe. So you, as Mario, have to save her. How original, Nintendo.Difficulty - 7
It may not be as challenging as some older Mario games, but it is one of the hardest Mario games in a while. While 1-ups are still really simple to find most of the time, on some galaxies, you will find yourself loosing lives, which, by the way, it now takes 100 star bits to get a 1-up instead of the 50 you needed in the first Super Mario Galaxy. But as for the controls, there are rarely any problems. The only time where the controls seem to be funky is when you are in between gravity, and can't seem to find the right way to move, but it rarely happens.Overall - 9.9 This is one of the best games that I've ever played. It's gameplay is second to none, the graphics are the best on the Wii. The universe is so detailed, and deep, and the music goes along with it perfectly. I really can't find anything bad about this game. If you haven't played this game, you should try it as soon as possible.