Submitted by skynidas 2940d ago | review

Super Mario Galaxy IGN review: 9.7/10

IGN writes: "Mario may be short, but he's not short on starring roles in cherished Nintendo videogames. The iconic mascot's long resume features some of the greatest platformers to ever grace any home console or handheld, including hits like Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine - the latter of which was met by mixed critical reaction". (Super Mario Galaxy, Wii)
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jayp  +   2940d ago
Good one
Not the perfect 10 but a deserved score.
john_doe  +   2940d ago
WOW.. another great review...cant wait to put my hands on this game
jinn  +   2940d ago
just cause it's mario
jackdoe  +   2940d ago
Well all major franchises have that kind of effect, the Halo effect, the Zelda Effect, the MGS effect, on reviewers.
jackdoe  +   2940d ago
Damn good score.
OOG FunK  +   2940d ago
Marceles  +   2940d ago
Can't wait until next week: Mario Galaxy, Dual Shock 3, and Assasin's Creed
ParaDise_LosT  +   2940d ago
I'm happy for SMG and all but........
How could this have gotten better scores than Bioshock D:
john_doe  +   2940d ago
Ummmm.. different consoles? different genres? the 9.7 is based upon the actual catalog of wii games i think, they don't compare mario to the exclusive of other consoles to make their review
DethWish  +   2940d ago
Because Bioshock was a quite sucky game ..
forum_crawler  +   2940d ago
Maybe, just maybe
...this game is better perhaps?

I have not played Bioshock yet, but I will, but I suspect that I will like Super Mario better. For shooters there really isn't anything out there that can top Unreal Tournament, so in my eyes, SMG being better than Bioshock is not shocking at all.
Maestro  +   2940d ago
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Yes people, Game of the year.
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Goty = Super Mario Galaxy ; Super Mario Galaxy = Goty
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DeckUKold  +   2940d ago
Mario do he ever die?
Shaka2K6  +   2940d ago
just cause it's mario
Yeah this game is more of a nostalgia fest, all mario games are boring and more of the same.
this review is expected they dont hype mario even thought they games suck now.
forum_crawler  +   2940d ago
yeah right...
So if it is boring to you, why would you take the time to comment on it?

I don't care very much for Halo or Heavenly Sword (just to name two games) and guess what, I don't talk about them, much less put them down or call them boring.

But I am sure that with your incredible skills you finished Super Mario 3 with no whistles on the first try on the first sitting right, and maybe even without dying once right? Same as Super Mario 64 right?
Padre  +   2940d ago
Shaka2k6, mad because this is in fact the game of the year? LMFAO
Double-Edged  +   2940d ago
screw the PS3
i'm gonna buy a Wii...

It already has more AAA titles and it's cheaper
FelicityOldGamer  +   2939d ago
VERY SMART!!!! hehehe!!!
I totally agree with you!!!

Wii360 rules!

DeZimatoR  +   2940d ago
When a Wii game is GOTY...
There is something VERY wrong and strange going on...
Maestro  +   2940d ago
Twilight Princess owned Gears of War back in 2006, you fail dude. (EGM, Game Informer, Gamespy, and more game of the year awards)
Mallow  +   2940d ago
This won't be GOTY, sure Mario might be one awesome game and I'll be buying it but it won't get GOTY.

Mass Effect
Call of duty 4
Assassin's creed

One of those games will take home GOTY.
Imalwaysright  +   2940d ago
Rooftrellen  +   2939d ago

MP3 was better than that.

And DeZimatoR said if a Wii game won there would be something wrong...at least he posted before seeing your list, I suppose.

Mario might not just be the game of the year, going by the ratings, it may be a new best game of all time (I believe that title right now lies with Ocarina of Time, as far as review scores go).

There might be a suprise, but I seriously doubt anoything other than SMG for game of the year.
TheWiseguy  +   2940d ago
Lets see if GameSpot gives it a crappy rating for:

1) Having alot of variety
2) Being Easy to beat
3) Having some camera hiccups
4) Having worse graphics than Ratchet & Clank

or lets see if GameSpot just gives it a 9.5 because its not a PS3 game ;)
TheWiseguy  +   2940d ago
and they just answered that......GameSpot 9.5
DeckUKold  +   2940d ago
CNET gamespot's parent company don't like Nintendo so I'm guessing it's gonna get an 8 or 7

EDIT: Very unexpected by GS review 9.5
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solar  +   2940d ago
when i first fired up the demo at gamestop, and mario screamed "super mario galaxy!" it instantly put a smile on my face. another great review, another great score, and im sure it will be another great mario game. ill be collecting all 120 stars....matching star for shot of jagger....hopefully not all in one night ;)
Maestro  +   2940d ago
Yes, Game of the Year dudes. Also, Best platformer of all times, and best game of the gen. Super Mario Galaxy is everything, EVERYTHING and the reviews prove it.
Shaka2K6  +   2940d ago
Twilight Princess owned Gears of War back in 2006.
Yeah but the game was still garbage though, even alot of nintendo die hard fanboys know this and accept reality.

also sunshine back in the day got alot of overated reviews like milkio flopaxy is getting and what do you say about that game, worst mario game of all time and milkio flopaxy look like more of the same horrible grapics and pothetic gameplay.
DeckUKold  +   2940d ago
you need help
twilight princess earned itself into one of the top 5 zelda games as far as mario sunshine was underrated i did not see any flaws and your assumptions is too funny i'm not gonna take you serious why am i arguing with u go get a girl
forum_crawler  +   2940d ago
Twilight Princess was garbage...
Rooftrellen  +   2939d ago
Twilight Princess might be garbage compared to the other great Zelda games, but on the grand scale, its great! Zelda is held to a higher standard, and, by that standard, it wasn't great, just average.

By the standard almost all other games are held to, it was wonderful.
fopums  +   2940d ago
GOTY is still up for grab's, but there a LOT of contenders....

dont count out R&C yet cuase of the crap gamespot review, but its good too see platformers taking the center stage again.
wiizy  +   2940d ago
deserve a 10
i just got a wii and been playing galaxy. the game is off the charts.. thats what games should be about.. fun and replay value.. definite game of the year bar none and i got zack and wiki too.
J@D  +   2940d ago
Another good titles for my Wii ^_^
SolidSnake93  +   2940d ago
Another GOTY contender. R+C, Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Bioshock, COD4, Assasins Creed, Haze, Orange Box, Uncharted, and NGS all have a chance at GOTY, some more than others, but do not count a single one of them out.
--Onilink--  +   2940d ago
I think the only 3 real contenders for game of the year are mass effect, bioshock and mario galaxy, the rest surely are amazing games, but those are truly standing up from the rest as truly original concepts or new ways to greatly improve old generes
Lex Luthor  +   2940d ago
Wow, Wii has more AAA games than PS3.
After the fire emblem and SMG review, it might be time to sell the ps3.
IQUITN4G  +   2940d ago
Phew thank the lord.
game-over  +   2940d ago
Twilight Princess
I really liked that game. Of course it was not as ground breaking as OOT because OOT was the transformation in the zelda series from 2-d to 3-d. However, I would still consider Twilight Princess an upgrade from OOT. The Wiimote precision aiming, cooler weapons, (ball and chain, bomb arrows, double claw shot, etc ) plus sword fighting from horse back and all the fancy swordsmanship learned at the howling stones. For the next Zelda I would like the magic system to be a bigger part of the game ( like dens fire, fiora's wind etc, ) bring back the power gloves and some more side quest like just helping villagers farm, build, transport etc.
FelicityOldGamer  +   2939d ago
Pay atention everyone!!
Mario Galaxy will kick all ass games in this year!

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