ESRB Rating

May be suitable for persons ages 6 and older. May contain minimal violence, some comic mischief and/or mild language.

Release Date

US: 2010-05-23

Genre: Platformer

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the smash-hit galaxy-hopping original game, includes the amazing gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge and delight players.

On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi and use his tongue to grab items and spit them back at enemies. Players can also have fun with new items such as a drill that lets our hero tunnel through solid rock.

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Ratings for Super Mario Galaxy 2

Rating Description
Presentation Big and bold, with a progression that's been tightened up and streamlined. This is Mario at its core, and one of the best, if not the best, Nintendo has to offer.
Graphics A testament to the amazing game engine from 2007: it still looks fantastic and beautiful.
Sound A much stronger saturation of "big band" tunes here, and that's just awesome.
Gameplay This is the absolute pinnacle of Mario gameplay: everything that makes a Mario game so incredibly fun is represented here. Both in 2D and 3D.
Lasting Appeal If you just want to get to Bowser you'll be done in a few hours. But if you want to strut your gaming skills you'll be playing this one for weeks.
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