At this point you’ve no doubt noticed the glowing reviews for Super Mario Galaxy 2, and there’s very little I can say here except GO BUY THE GAME! Nintendo wanted me to post the official press release, but I figured I’d pimp the game a little while I was at it.
SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 OFFERS MORE FUN THAN ONE PLANET CAN HANDLE
Latest Mario Game for Wii Features New Levels, Power-Ups and Playable Characters
REDMOND, Wash., May 24, 2010 – One of the most beloved video game characters on Earth is ready to embark on a spectacular new mission. Available exclusively for Nintendo’s top-selling console, the game Super Mario Galaxy™ 2 sends players on a remarkable interstellar adventure designed to please fans and series newcomers alike.
Like the original Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2 lets players take control of Mario™ as he travels to a host of imaginative planets, collecting Power Stars and striving to rescue Princess Peach™ from the malevolent Bowser™. This new installment enhances the action with an array of new power-ups, gravity-defying levels and inventive game options. For the first time in this series, players can hop on the back of Mario’s pal Yoshi™, who aids him on his quest in select stages. Also, players now can choose to play as Mario or later in the game in select stages as his brother, Luigi™.
“Super Mario Galaxy 2 brings so many fun new elements to the franchise,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Our developers have created entire new worlds filled with great characters, inventive power-ups and that distinctive Mario charm.”
New power-ups in Super Mario Galaxy 2 include Cloud Mario and Rock Mario, which enable Mario to create temporary cloud platforms or smash through obstacles as a boulder. With the Spin Drill, he can tunnel from one side of a planet to another. Items such as the new Dash Pepper and Blimp Fruit give Yoshi the power to move around in unusual ways, like running up vertical walls or floating to new heights. Yoshi can also use his tongue to grab enemies and items, or to swing across dangerous chasms. In addition to Power Stars, players can collect Comet Medals that unlock even more challenging levels.
For friends who enjoy gaming together and have an additional Wii Remote™ controller, Super Mario Galaxy 2 offers the Co-Star mode that was introduced in the original Super Mario Galaxy, but with even more ways to interact. This mode allows two players to team up and cooperate as they zoom from planet to planet, where the second player controls a Luma that can defeat enemies, grab coins and pick up Starbits. Super Mario Galaxy 2 also features in-game guides that illustrate how to perform certain moves and clear tricky levels, lending players of any experience level a helping hand as they progress through the game.
For more information about Super Mario Galaxy 2, visitwww.supermariogalaxy.com.
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