Critical Reception: Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy

This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to Super Mario Galaxy, the long-awaited Wii entry in Nintendo's flagship franchise that some critics are calling "an exceptional game by any standard."

Since the release of the Nintendo Wii late last year, perhaps no title has been as highly anticipated as Super Mario Galaxy. Galaxy's release has become even more important at this point in the Wii's lifespan, following the recent announcement that Nintendo's other likely holiday hit, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, would not see release until 2008.

Early previews and trade show demos for Super Mario Galaxy were almost universally met with a positive response from gamers in the months leading up to the title's release, and the retail release of Super Mario Galaxy appears to be no different, earning a Metacritic-averaged score of 97 out of 100 from critics.

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Brainiac 84925d ago

From playing it myself, I can say that the game is absolutely fantastic in design and more fun than most games out there.

As it is I wish work would hurry and end so I can get home and play it more.

Silvia0074925d ago

I spent a total of 15 min on this game last night and that was more then enough for me. I remember playing Mario 64 and that was pretty fun...

BrotherNick4925d ago

Anyways the harder levels are really hard :| trying out the green star platform thingy...I must have died about 15-20 times and not pass that manta ray surfing.

Maestro4925d ago

Super Mario Galaxy metascore is now at 98 baby!