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Post by darkjedi @ 10:57am 17/05/10 | 22 Comments
Nintendo Australia has let slip that the release date for Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be July 1st.
Run, jump, and fly through a dazzling galaxy of all new stages, bursting with imagination when Super Mario Galaxy(TM) 2 for Wii(TM) hits stores from 1 July 2010.

For players new to the Super Mario Galaxy franchise, Super Mario Galaxy 2 comes packaged with a DVD which provides helpful hints and tips. Included are tips for skilled players as well.
No word or reasoning as to why it's almost 6 weeks delayed from the US release, but maybe it's "punishment" for New Super Mario Brothers Wii being leaked online early by a local? promoted forum item



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konstie
Posted 11:13am 17/5/10
Can we play as luigi yet?
Dazhel
Posted 11:15am 17/5/10
No word or reasoning as to why it's almost 6 weeks delayed from the US release, but maybe it's "punishment" for New Super Mario Brothers Wii being leaked online early by a local?


Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence.
konstie
Posted 11:18am 17/5/10
but can we play as luigi?
darkjedi
Posted 11:18am 17/5/10
Hey, I know it's a silly conspiracy theory but one never knows. I'm sure it's just the usual boring "need to ensure supply is sufficient for each region" type reasoning, which now you mention it is fairly lame too.
Mantorok
Posted 11:32am 17/5/10
but can we play as luigi?



Also, you could play as Luigi in Super Mario Galaxy if you collected 120 Power Stars.
konstie
Posted 11:34am 17/5/10
Well f***, I don't want to collect 120 power stars. I just want Luigi.

Jesus!!!
Josh
Posted 11:49am 17/5/10
Lol, all I want is yoshi and a game that doesnt make me dizzy within 5 minutes... is that possible for SMG 2?
Spook
Posted 12:18pm 17/5/10
currently at 99 stars in teh first one, only 21 to go!
BillyHardball
Posted 01:15pm 17/5/10
For anyone who's interested, I bought the original Super Mario Galaxy after everyone was raving about it. I had never played any Mario before, and thought it was extremely overrated. For those of you who want to try this out, be forewarned that I think people's enjoyment of the game is vastly improved if they're fans of the earlier games.
fpot
Posted 03:41pm 17/5/10
You think everything is overrated.
Sc00bs
Posted 03:44pm 17/5/10
how could u be alive and not have played a super mario game? were u a black kid from a third world country or something?
Thundercracker
Posted 04:02pm 17/5/10
I would agree with Billy. I played all the SMBs and there was something about galaxy that just didn't grip me enough to want to play it all the way through. Maybe because the first few worlds were so damn easy, and I was getting bored. I mean the game looked good and played well, but I just didn't find it challenging.

Maybe I should stick it out through to the end, but I have gamers ADD sometimes and another shiny game will come along and grab my attention.
Spook
Posted 04:20pm 17/5/10
SMG would be right up there with teh best gaming experience ive ever had

taht said ive played and finished all the marios so i mite be a bit biased
BillyHardball
Posted 04:25pm 17/5/10
how could u be alive and not have played a super mario game? were u a black kid from a third world country or something?

We always had PCs when I was younger so my early gaming years were keyboard based, not console.

I should point out too that I played Galaxy for a lot of hours, always hoping it would get better. It didn't. Sure, I thought some of the worlds were neat... just not entertaining enough.
MoSFXx
Posted 12:30pm 18/5/10
I loved SMG the only thing i found annoying was trying to work out if Mario was up or down...
Mantorok
Posted 09:55pm 22/5/10
If the plan was to slow piracy, Nintendo failed. There's already a torrent of the US version.
partyhat
Posted 12:30am 23/5/10
well it's been released in the US...that is why.

reviews are shaping up nicely, especially the ones from EDGE and Gamespot holy s***!!

IGN: 10/10
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is more of what made the original so amazingly good: brilliant gravity platfoming. Incredibly tight and responsive controls. Fantastic musical score. But its not a me too experience -- a significant majority of this sequel is brand new

GameSpot: 10/10
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is even more varied, challenging, and fun than its superb predecessor, making it the new standard for platformers.

Edge: 10/10
Marvel at the pieces, but appreciate the whole. This isnt a game that redefines the genre: this is one that rolls it up and locks it away.

Games Radar: 10/10
Like we said earlier, it always either fixes the limited number of flaws the first game had, or just takes interesting new approaches to much of what worked, while still being a game that stands on its own. You may notice that until now weve had few complaints, and thats simply because there are so few things to complain about.

DigitalChumps: 10/10
Whether or not you are a Mario fan, you owe it to yourself to experience what this game is; its a result of creative forces which are rarely evident in this density.

Nintendo Life: 10/10
Truth be told, it's nearly impossible to find even one small thing to gripe about, and believe us, we tried. Every once in a while a video game comes along that's just so spectacular that it ends up defining the very system it's released on and raises the bar by which all other games in the series and genre will be judged. It's safe to say that game has now arrived on the Wii console. Consider the bar officially raised.

Examiner: 10/10
Magical and pure ecstasy is the feeling youll experience throughout the entire game. In a world where graphics are king, its nice to see a game that emphasizes on addicting gameplay once again. If you want to feel like a child again and experience pure unadulterated bliss, Super Mario Galaxy 2 will deliver. Hands down the best release of 2010, so far.

k0mbo: 10/10
Super Mario Galaxy was a triumph, but the sequel manages to take things to a new level of excellence by adding new material as well as fixing elements that, in hindsight, did not appear to be broken.

Giant Bomb: 5/5
Super Mario Galaxy 2 sees both Nintendo and Mario himself in top form, delivering an adventure that's as consistently exciting and inventive as ever.

The Escapist: 5/5
Super Mario Galaxy 2 doesn't tinker with the established formula very much, but we didn't really want it to. It's huge, brilliant, and gorgeous. It's why you started playing videogames in the first place.

GameXplain: 5/5
Everything in Super Mario Galaxy 2 feels completely natural and an extension of what Mario has done before. It expertly combines brilliant level design, inventive gameplay mechanics, tight controls, and beautiful visuals and sound into what can only be described as a masterpiece.

Nintendo Okie: 5/5
What could have been a simple rehash of Super Mario Galaxy has easily taken on a life of its own. It feels brand new, while being very familiar to anyone whos played a Mario Game. Dont wait any longer than you have to to own this title. You owe it to yourself to play this game.

G4tv: 5/5
The essence of Super Mario games has always been getting from Point A to Point B, being proud that you made it to the end, but then being disappointed because the middle part was so entertaining. This is a magnificent feeling that occurs so often in Super Mario Galaxy 2, I really do want to visit my 10-year old self and give him a sneak peek at what the future holds. (And pray that his/my head doesn't explode).

Go Nintendo: 9.9/10
Almost every single galaxy in Galaxy 2 feels like the best theme park ride you've ever been on. The original game had outstanding environments, but there were a few that were forgettable. With the sequel, the level design really does stand out. These are locations I'm going to remember, as every corner offered something entertaining

Cheat Code Central: 4.9/5
If this doesn't sound like a fun and complete game to you, you are crazy.

Official Nintendo Magazine: 97/100

GameTrailers: 9.7/10
If you play video games for what makes them different from other entertainment mediums, put a few days aside on your calendar and get ready for a top-shelf gameplay experience.

1Up: A
If you loved the first Mario Galaxy, but you're wary that this follow-up is a mere shade of its predecessor, than rest assured that this fan-service laden sequel feels just as new as the first Mario Galaxy.

NintendoWorldReport: 9.5/10
Super Mario Galaxy 2 takes Super Mario Galaxy and makes a few tweaks to make it more playable. As such, Galaxy 2 instantly catapults itself into the discussion for the title of Best Game Available on Wii. If you liked Super Mario Galaxy even a bit, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a must-have title for your Wii game collection.

Worth Playing: 9.5/10
While Super Mario Galaxy 2 could easily have been a cheap cash-in with a few lackluster additional levels, it manages to be something more. It expands on the gameplay of Super Mario Galaxy and adds enough new twists and turns to feel like a full-fledged sequel.

Computer and Video Games: 9.3/10
Galaxy 2 is all about the platforming. And just like the original, the sheer amount of imagination present in every galaxy, mini-game and boss fight in Galazy 2 is staggering.

Famitsu Magaine: 37/40

GameInformer: 9.25/10
Most games today are willing to hang their hat on a small handful of new gameplay or level-design ideas. Super Mario Galaxy 2 throws something new at you nearly every single level and with over 240 stars to collect, thats no small feat.

Wired: 9/10
A new surprising gameplay twist every few minutes, great nostalgic moments, deep challenges if you want them.

GameDaily: 9/10
Super Mario Galaxy 2, especially for those who played the original, offers both a familiar and original experience that all gamers will enjoy. Buy it without hesitation.

GamePro: 4.5/5
An exhilarating reinvention of platformers that constantly challenges its own identity with success, while the increased difficulty and high proficiency requirement may turn new fans off

N-Sider: (No Score Given)
In Short: Mario turned up to 11.

Kotaku: (No Score Given)
The world did not need another Super Mario game already. But if that is what freed the designers of Super Mario Galaxy 2 to run wilder with their imagination, then let's have more unnecessary Mario games. This new one is tougher, more fantastic, more devious, and more varied.

Crave Online: (No Score Given)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a perfectly crafted nod to every type of Mario fan there is. Briliant gameplay, fantastic platforming, exploration rewards, wonderful music, Yoshi and nostalgiac tip-offs make this game exactly what fans have been clamoring for. If you've ever been a fan of Nintendo, this one's for you.

ArsTechnica: (No Score Given)
No matter what level you're playing at, you can sit down for 20 minutes and have a good time, or you can lose yourself for hours. The Mario haters will continue to bleat about the same ideas being rehashed once again, but the truth is that Nintendo is constantly trying to beat its own best, and it delivers exactly what gamers wantand in huge doses. This is, thus far, the peak of what platforming can offer.

Joystiq: (No Score Given)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the best Mario game ever. There, I said it.
Spook
Posted 06:23am 23/5/10
awesome
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 07:11am 23/5/10
Nintendo has always made piracy more appealing for the PAL region. A 6 week gap between a US and PAL release is just mental.
MatchFixah
Posted 08:44am 23/5/10
Just watched the IGN video review of it. They're saying it's easily the best game on the Wii.

Is there such thing as the perfect game? I find the concept some what difficult to accept.
lewd
Posted 12:23pm 23/5/10
^ yeah, depends on what you feel like playing.....

if i wanted a rail shooter, id say house of the dead overkill is better than SMG2.

re: the 1st smg. i saved game, left it for a couple of months, went back. now i just f*** around going around in circles on the one litle planet....cant get off it.......dumb......
red steel 2 ftw atm imo and i love mario, but smg is a little meh
natslovR
Posted 05:08pm 23/5/10
I didn't play smg very much at all but this one is very good. So many cool ideas and gameplay features. Every world significantly different to the last with new twists.. They may be derivatives of the first one I just didn't play it enough but I've already played way more smg2 than I ever did smg

I'll be buying it on release day for sure.

This, and that new prince of Persia is meant to be very good too.
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