I’m preparing to lose a good few hours of my life with the release of the rather fantastic Super Mario Galaxy 2 which sees the return of Nintendo favourite Mario.
It’s impossible for anyone who’s ever owned a games console like the Nintendo Wii not to have heard of Mario and Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the latest in a long line of hugely popular, colourful and most importantly , fun games.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the first time Nintendo have ever released a sequel to a 3D Mario game and it promises more of the brilliant fun had in the first one.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Mario games, they’re platform based games that see you taking control of Italian plumber Mario and the Galaxy series sees you guiding him through various galaxies, defeating foes, running upside down and generally floating from place to place as well as new features like Mario’s power up to drill all the way to the other side of a planet or collecting super hard-to-get Comet Medals.
The first game proved so popular that the second instalment is literally a follow up to the previous game, but of course with even more improvements – namely the fact that there’s a better map method and they’ve scrapped the previous hub world to make way for a better one, that incidentally, is shaped like Mario’s face.
In some levels you’ll get to hop on the back of Yoshi, which is always a fun adventure and you can use him to access different parts of the level you wouldn’t normally be able to reach. You can use him to swing from grapple points, pull out platforms and eat your enemies. The best Yoshi power-up comes when you transform into Blimp Fruit Yoshi where he swells up to a giant size before floating like a balloon.
The Mario franchise is literally gaming at its simplest and best and it’s all about the platforming ,but the amount of possibilities and imagination put into the levels is astounding – from floating like a bee in a honey maze through to universes where everything is super-sized, nothing is the same; but the Mario standards – mini games, fun levels and big bosses remain, making for an excellent space adventure for the whole family.
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