Today I’m going to write about the game Super Mario Galaxy. This game starts off at the Star Festival which happens every 100 years because that is when the comet passes by. So at the Star Festival Bowser (The Typical Mario Enemy) invades the Mushroom Kingdom where the Star Festival is Taking Place. Where Bowser as usual takes peach. When all the chaos is going on Mario gets blasted of into a weird planet when he encounters Rosalina. She takes Mario to her ship and sends him on the quest to find stars. She wants him to find the stars to power Rosalinas’ ship so they can find Peach and Defeat Bowser. So to find the stars you will go in a Dome and go into a Galaxy. There are typically 3 missions unless it’s a Minor galaxy which only has 1 mission. In every level you will see sparkling small stars which are Star Bits. You can use these star bits to feed Hungry Lumas to get to different galaxies. The last galaxy in every dome is Either a Bowser Level or a Bower Jr. level. When you beat the last level of the dome you get a Grand Star which a boost of energy for Rosalinas’ ship. Now just because you beat the first dome doesn’t mean your done with it. You can replay every level to discover Hidden star’s. But you also discover Prankster Comets which spawn comets in levels you already played. That’s why I Love this game becuase all galaxies have re-playabilty. Now there are different kinds of comets. There are”Speedy”, “Daredevil”, “Cosmic”, “Fast Foe” and “Purple” comets. The speedy comets time you and you have to beat the level in a certain time. Daredevil comets is when they make you beat a level which one life. Fast Foe Comet is when all the enemies are fast and attack quicker. A Cosmic Comet is when you race for a star with cosmic Mario. The cosmic mario is Blue and Black. And the most annoying Purple Comets or Purple Coin Mission. Thats when they put 100 purple coins on the map and you have to collect all of them. Some of them are timed. There is also a green star which when you find all three unlock the hardest galaxies in the game.
Now for the Basics and Controls. Z is to Crouch. C is to change the angle. And use the analog stick to move around. A to jump. – or + to pause the game. If you Hold Z and press A still you will do a Backflip. If you Press Z and A while moving you will do a Long jump. And when you shake the controller you do a spin attack. When you press A to a wall you can wall jump too.
Now the basics. 1 ups are Green Mushrooms which give you lives. Red mushrooms are Health Extensions giving you 6 Hearts instead of 3. And whats not a Mario game with out Coins. If you collect 50 Coins or Star Bits you will get a 1 up. And Every can get 5 lives from a Mail Toad.
There are various power ups in the game. The Bee Mushroom which allows Mario to fly for a short time when the A button is held. The Booshroom which makes you float in Midair while pressing A and when you shake the Wii Remote you can go through objects.The Fire Flower which allows Mario to throw fireballs at his enemies by shaking the Wii Remote. The Ice Flower which allows Mario to freeze water in small hexagonal ice platforms and skate across them freely. The RainBow star which makes Mario invincible for a short amount of time. The Red Star which allows Mario to fly when you shake the controller. And the Spring Shroom which makes Mario jump extremly high when you press A.
Now when you beat the game with all 120 stars as Mario you unlock Luigi (Mario’s Brother). When you get 120 stars with Luigi you unlock the grand finally galaxy. Which is located on the green star planet. Then after you beat that as Mario or Luigi you will get a letter on the wii mail which congraduates you on beating the game with a picture.
There is also a Multiplayer mode which allows the other player to stop enemies and collect star bits. They only get a pointer.
This game costs is about $20-$40. This game is really fun and has really creative fun levels. But has flaws. The only flaw with me is that the final boss is way too easy, the depth reception is horrible, and you cant skip any text (which isn’t that bad). Everything else is perfect. I give this game a 10/10. Have fun collecting 242 stars!!!