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Super Mario Galaxy: First look

What can I say? It’s a new Mario game, and I’m a sucker for that sort of thing. I’ve only thrown a few hours into it yet, but it’s fun so far. A bit heavy on the regrettable minigames, but, hell, it’s a 3D platformer. What did you expect?

It’s a Mario 64-series game, which means that pretty much all the familiar Mario 64 moves are available; you get all of Mario’s various Mario 64 jumps, but you don’t get to punch. Instead you get a spin move and a star gun, which is sort of kinky. Mario gets a bunch of different "forms" this time around, of which I’ve only played with two: Bee Mario and Rainbow Mario. The latter is a timed invincibility, and the former is the jetpack from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando.

In fact, the whole game sort of seems like Mario in a Ratchet & Clank game. A bit less on the shooting, of course, but the same style of platforming, complete with spherical worlds and the R&C jetpack. Oh, and the regrettable minigames.

November 16th, 2007 Posted by | Games | no comments

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