Super Mario Galaxy has received a vast amount of awards, and has gone down in history as a video game masterpiece in practically every aspect of its being. Being an early title for the then-new Wii, Nintendo sought to show the gaming world that all had not been lost; a goal that they most certainly reached and arguably exceeded.
But what was it that made Galaxy so ‘super’? Why is it considered by so many to be Mario’s highest point thus far and such a huge success in the entire industry? Why are fans still crying out for a threequel 8 years later?