Super Mario Galaxy came out in 2007 and quickly became the most acclaimed game on the Wii console. Galaxy returned Mario to acclaim that he had not seen in a long time, which left many questions. Where would you go to the franchise after such an acclaimed game? Thus, Nintendo began to develop an expansion titled Super Mario Galaxy More, to expand the game with more levels. However, this idea was growing and growing until it became Super Mario Galaxy 2. The title that has turned ten years old today.
There’s a lot that doesn’t work in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Its narrative is an imitation of the first installment but without the charisma and sense of scale. His Overworld is not the Rosalina Observatory, but rather a giant head of Mario. Mario’s giant head is not a very fun place to explore. Also, choosing the levels on a regular map instead of touring the Overworld takes away the feeling of growth and exploration from the game. It makes it feel more like a common video game and less like a fantastic space adventure.
However, that doesn’t mean Galaxy 2 doesn’t have its own achievements. The design of its levels was ambitious, perhaps turning out to be even better than the first Galaxy. Including new powers and Yoshi gave the game a sense of identity. Galaxies are fun, bosses are entertaining, and the magic of Galaxy is still there. With a 96 in Metacritic, no one could deny that this is one of the best games on the Nintendo Wii.
Happy birthday, Super Mario Galaxy 2!