Super Mario Galaxy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:38 pm
I thought I might start up a new topic for this game as it seems there are a few out there now who own it.

Here you can discuss anything you want with others about the game and be able to find the info later without having to do an extensive search. You can even list your Wii Address if you wish to share your progress with other TVAus members.

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So far I have collected 50 stars.

From what I can remember about the power ups I've read about I'm yet to find [i:8482156bd8]Ice Mario[/i:8482156bd8] and [i:8482156bd8]Spring Mario[/i:8482156bd8]. I'm pretty sure I've tried all the others.

Let's see how everyone's going...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:16 am
I just finished the main part of the game with 64 stars collected. I've rescued Luigi & Princess Peach and beaten Bowser Jnr. twice. I've also beaten Bowser 3 times. Only another 56 stars left to get and I hope to find a lot more tomorrow night.

That's it for me today as the sun's nearly up and I've gotta start work in 5 hours. I'm off to bed!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:40 am
I have got all 120 stars...

[spoiler:8dd859e4c3]and I'm now playing through as Luigi, with 33 stars collected[/spoiler:8dd859e4c3]

I love the game, although there's a two flaws:

- the difficulty - it's too easy
- the power ups are underused
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:11 am
[quote:7d437bd1ad="Baltorix"]- the difficulty - it's too easy
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It is a kids game, so it really shouldn't be too hard for the average 8 year old.

It is great that the Mario series has an enduring sentimental value, but if it were to grow harder with the skill of the original Mario players, then the market it is designed for wouldn't be able to play it. If they can't play it and get excited about conquering games, then the makers risk losing them in the very competitive market of video consoles and therefore games.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:37 pm
[quote:409a4e1cce="OJ"][quote:409a4e1cce="Baltorix"]- the difficulty - it's too easy
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It is a kids game, so it really shouldn't be too hard for the average 8 year old.

It is great that the Mario series has an enduring sentimental value, but if it were to grow harder with the skill of the original Mario players, then the market it is designed for wouldn't be able to play it. If they can't play it and get excited about conquering games, then the makers risk losing them in the very competitive market of video consoles and therefore games.[/quote:409a4e1cce]

Actually, it's never been marketed as a 'kids' game per-se, and most, if not all, Mario games have had a lot harder elements than what is seen in Super Mario Galaxy.

Just because a game has a cartoonish art style does not mean it's a 'kids game'.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:28 pm
[quote:223e350363="Baltorix"]
Actually, it's never been marketed as a 'kids' game per-se, and most, if not all, Mario games have had a lot harder elements than what is seen in Super Mario Galaxy.

Just because a game has a cartoonish art style does not mean it's a 'kids game'.[/quote:223e350363]

It was always marketed to kids in the days of the NES (hence the Super Mario lunch boxes, drink bottles and primary school size backpacks and bumbags), but you're right in that it always got more difficult as you went along. I used to get annoyed at my kids because they would cheat by copying our saves and then couldn't handle the higher sections because they hadn't been increasing their skills at the lower levels. Mind you I always had to get my youngest child to complete my drangonfly sections in Spyro :shifty: so who am I to talk.

Just bought a copy myself a few minutes ago. Just have to wait for the controllers to charge up now so I can play it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:34 pm
Having played some of it now this is definitely a game aimed squarely at the kiddie market.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:46 pm
Working my way through it now. Played for a couple hours and have around 20 stars or so. I'm enjoying it but frustrated with that old 3d Mario problem - the camera.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:27 am
[quote:9bea4440f4="OJ"]Having played some of it now this is definitely a game aimed squarely at the kiddie market.[/quote:9bea4440f4]
I disagree! I think the story book in the library is the only 'kiddie' factor involved in this game. Kids would struggle with most of the levels in Mario Galaxy. Even Mario 64 had moments where it would be too hard for kids and there's no way they'd be able to figure out half of what was going on in Mario Sunshine.

[quote:9bea4440f4="Az"]I'm enjoying it but frustrated with that old 3d Mario problem - the camera.[/quote:9bea4440f4]
You can adjust the camera angle, to a degree, with the left and right buttons on the D Pad. Although a better system wouldn't go astray as there are certainly some areas in the game where no matter how much you play with the angles, you just can't get the camera to sit in the right place.

Currently I have 80 stars and about to go find some more.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:35 am
[quote:5865680c5c="Robot"][quote:5865680c5c="OJ"]Having played some of it now this is definitely a game aimed squarely at the kiddie market.[/quote:5865680c5c]
I disagree! I think the story book in the library is the only 'kiddie' factor involved in this game. Kids would struggle with most of the levels in Mario Galaxy. Even Mario 64 had moments where it would be too hard for kids and there's no way they'd be able to figure out half of what was going on in Mario Sunshine.

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Don't sell the kids short. I have seen kids as young as 8 do amazing things with Mario video games. In most cases they are far more dexterous that many adults.
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