Tom's Hardware writes, "If anything about Super Mario Galaxy will make you shout "Zowies!" it should be the way the Wii renders geometry on the fly. A good chunk of the landscapes seems small and round, representing small "planets" within each galaxy. On that same note, this spherical rendering makes one heck of a gameplay element, especially in boss battles (Bowser's Dark Matter Plant in the Bedroom dome comes to mind) when speed and accuracy becomes an issue. Still, everything is extremely gorgeous, and Mario doesn't look too bad himself, shaded and shadowed and smooth and oh so yummy. The water surface effects shimmer in the artificial light. Everything retains that comical Mario silliness but takes on a new depth of solidification, with perhaps a clipping here or there, but virtually more solid than anything released in the past. You actually get sucked into the world -no matter how crazy or impossible the geometry really is- and simply believe."