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Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
- Written by Luke Hackett
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Developed by Nintendo
Published by Nintendo
Launch into a new universe of gravity warping worlds in the sequel to one of the greatest games of all time! Yoshi joins Mario as they traverse a wild variety of galaxies exploding with imagination, helping out our hero as he gulps enemies, runs at super speed, or inflates like a blimp to reach high cliff tops.
Whether Mario’s leaping into orbit around tiny micro-planets, tumbling through rooms with constantly flip-flopping gravity, or drilling through craggy worlds to emerge on the other side, he’ll need new abilities and serious jumping skills to survive the all-new challenges ahead!
Shining stardust falls on the Mushroom Kingdom once every hundred years. That time had come again...
Mario received a letter from Princess Peach...
Would you like to share some cake while we watch the shooting stars?
Meet me at the castle!
Mario ran through the field with stars falling around him. Suddenly, he noticed a strange light in the grass. As he peered cautiously through the reeds, he saw a small, lost Luma. With the baby Luma tucked safely under his cap, Mario rushed to the castle. But when he got there, something unexpected was waiting for him...
Mario collects stars as he travels from galaxy to galaxy. Every level is new, but the game retains the charm, sense of wonder and beauty in line with Mario's history. Mario works his way through the various levels, sometimes upside-down, sometimes floating from place to place.
On some stages, Mario can find an egg, smash it open and hop onto the back of Yoshi. Yoshi can use his tongue to grab items and shoot them back at enemies, or to snag attach points and swing across chasms.
Yoshi has an interesting diet. When he eats a Dash Pepper, he gets so hot and frenzied he can run up steep inclines and vertical walls. When he eats a Blimp Fruit, he inflates like a balloon and floats to new heights.
New powerups include a drill that Mario uses to tunnel through the planet's surface all the way to the other side of a planet.
Skilled players will want to collect new Comet Metals, which will unlock harder levels with even more challenges.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer from Nintendo Summit 2010
The first revelation of Super Mario Galaxy 2 was at E3 in 2009.
Yoshi rejoins Mario for another epic adventure.
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