Tech-Gaming writes: "It’s no accident that Mario is one of the most recognized characters in gaming. His ubiquitous image is nearly synonymous with the pastime, uniting fans typically separated by age, geography, and gaming experience. Part of the plumber’s success may be related to his methodical maturation. Whereas many of his 8-bit contemporaries have struggled to remain relevant, Mario’s exploits have presented players with a measured amount of innovation; most of the icon’s titles are cautious reworkings rather than comprehensive overhauls. Recent release Super Mario Galaxy 2 maintains the trend, taking the accomplished mechanics of its predecessor, and adding enough new elements so that the title feels familiar, yet never tedious."