November 19, 2007

Super Mario Galaxy

I recently picked up Super Mario Galaxy, which is one of those games I have been waiting and waiting for for the Wii.

The Mario Franchise has always been my absolute favorite. Even back on simple old regular Nintendo, the Mario games were the ones that I could never put down. I remember being proud that I beat Super Mario 3 in like... a week, or something ridiculous. That said, whenever a new Super Mario game comes out, I must have it immediately.

Now, as much as I love Super Mario, I will admit that the last version for Gamecube, Super Mario Sunshine, was not really all that great. It was Mario, so it was fun... but it was just a bit too different for my liking. It seemed like it was trying just a bit too hard... and what was up with painting everything? Weird.

Anyway, I was kind of expecting more of the same with Mario Galaxy. When I first turned it on, I was almost immediately confused (I didn't read the directions though). However, within just a few short minutes, it was easy to get the hang of it. One thing about the Wii, you can do so many cool things so easily... there aren't a zillion buttons, and you don't have to learn a thousand different button combinations... it's really a lot of fun.

So anyway, I was playing Super Mario Galaxy until about 1 a.m. last night, which means the hook has attached itself and I am now addicted. It's absolutely crazy, there isn't really any other word to describe it. Walking upside down, flying through galaxies, spinning and pointing and flipping... it's nuts. I have to get used to walking off an edge, because every previous Mario game that meant death. However, with zero gravity, you just flip to the other side... so strange.

Anyway, it's a lot of fun, so I am very pleased with it. As I said, I was a bit nervous because Mario Sunshine was just sub par, but if you like Mario games like I do, I suggest giving Super Mario Galaxy a try.


Posted by jed at November 19, 2007 09:41 AM

Yeah, I didn't really like Mario Sunshine much either. It got way too hard really fast.

I wish I had a wii, then I could never leave the house too.

Posted by: Chris at November 19, 2007 02:18 PM

i have a feeling galaxy might get tough, too... but i think it's at least a lot more fun than sunshine already, so it should be tolerable.

Posted by: jed at November 19, 2007 04:27 PM

Whatever Chris - Jed totally leaves the house. How do you think he GOT Mario Galaxy in the first place? He also needs beer. So there!
PS - he totally never leaves the house.

Posted by: Karen at November 20, 2007 09:59 PM

I said totally too much.

Posted by: Karen at November 20, 2007 10:00 PM

you totally did

Posted by: jed at November 21, 2007 07:26 AM
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