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The 100 Greatest Games | 24 | Super Mario Galaxy

YEAR: 2007     FORMAT: WII

The 100 Greatest Games | 24 | Super Mario Galaxy


While the GameCube's Super Mario Sunshine was a decent game, there was something about using a water-powered jetpack to solve puzzles that didn't feel quite right. But with a renewed focus on the fidgety jumping action that made Mario games perennial classics, Super Mario Galaxy felt like the true sequel to Super Mario 64. Named by dozens of magazines and websites as game of the year on its release, SMG remains one of the Wii's most accomplished adventures, offering true depth where other titles on Nintendo's console revel in their superficial, quick-fix thrills. Plus you get to see Mario in a bee costume.

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The mind-bending gravity effects. Being upside down, leftside right and having no idea which way is up breathe new life into the traditional jumping challenges, and make SMG one of the most rewarding (and dizzying) platformers to date.

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