Mario Galaxy Series…

Super Mario Galaxy is a 2007 platform video game developed and published by Nintendofor the Wii. It is the third 3D game in the Super Mario series. The game was re-released as aNintendo Selects title in 2011, and as a download via the Wii U’s eShop in 2015. The story revolves around the protagonist, Mario, who is on a quest to rescue Princess Peachwhilst simultaneously saving the universe from Bowser.

The levels in the game consist of galaxiesfilled with minor planets and worlds, with different variations of gravity, the central element of gameplay. The concept for the game’s use of spherical platforms was first conceptualised from ideas used in Super Mario 128, a technology demonstration shown at Nintendo Space World in 2000. Development of Super Mario Galaxy began after the release of Donkey Kong Jungle Beatin late 2004, after Shigeru Miyamotosuggested that Nintendo should commission a large-scale Mario game. The game’s soundtrack was composed by Mahito Yokotaand Koji Kondo, using a symphony orchestrafor the first time in the series.

Super Mario Galaxy was a critical and commercial success, hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time. Critics praised the game’s graphics, gravitymechanics, soundtrack, and setting. Upon release it won several awards from gaming publications, including multiple “Game of the Year” titles, and became the first Nintendo title to win the British Academy Games Award for Best Game. It is listed among the top-rated games on various aggregate sites. The game is the ninth best-selling Wii gameworldwide with sales of 12.75 million, as well as the best-selling 3D entry in the Super Marioseries. A direct sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was released for the Wii in 2010.

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