Parents' Guide to

Super Mario Galaxy

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fantastic outer space odyssey with coop play.

Game Nintendo Wii 2007
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age 6+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 6+
Cmon Nintendo we need this ported to the switch so my students can experience this heavenly game. I played this now I had to get 3D all stars when it came out.
age 10+
My first time playing this game and I love it

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Visually, Galaxy is arguably the best-looking of the Super Mario titles. Landscapes are full of color and life. Mario packs his signature set of moves, from the simple jump to a dazzling spin. Galaxy also unveils a few motion-control tricks courtesy of the Wii. Another intriguing addition to the franchise is the Co-Star Mode, which allows a second player to join in at any time. Using only the Wii remote, a player can collect Star Bits, freeze enemies, or assist Mario in super-high jumps. It's very easy to pick up, and could become a great outlet for inexperienced gamers and parents to join in on the fun.

Super Mario Gallaxy doesn't have the realistic graphics or complex controls of some of the other blockbuster 2007 releases, but it's equally as engaging and fun.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: November 13, 2007
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E for Everyone
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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