Bowser steals Princess Peach again, but this time takes to the stars and only Mario can stop his nefarious plans.
This is a game that may seem familiar to some fans of this series. It shares a lot of elements with Super Mario 64 that was released many years before. You collect stars in it just like in that game, and there are some similar enemies and power ups, but I assure you this is nothing like that game. There are new power ups, some new bosses and the levels are all unique. This is a game that all Super Mario fans must play,and it is safe for kids to play with no violence or adult situations in it.
This game begins as they all do, with Bowser showing up to kidnap Princess Peach, but rather than just kidnap her like he always does, he takes it a step further. He decides to bring a giant spaceship that literally cuts up the ground around her castle and take the whole thing with him. This time he wants to collect something called the power stars, and all that is known is that he wants to use them for his own evil plans. Will Mario be able to save Princess Peach again? What are Bowser’s plans? And what does Bowser plan to do once he gets all of these stars?
The game has some usual power ups in it like the Mushroom, the Fire Flower and of course the 1 up Mushroom. It also introduces cool new power ups like the Bee, Boo or Spring suit. These are some awesome new abilities, and can help Mario get to new heights and collect items he could not get to otherwise. There is also the Ice Flower, which not allows Mario to walk on fire or water, but can helps him climb waterfalls which is very cool. There is also the Rainbow Star, when Mario gets this he is temporarily invincible and is able to destroy all enemies in his path, and there are many bad guys that can only be beaten by this weapon.
The game play is very new, with Mario getting to new areas through traveling on a giant space station, and when he completes a level a new area of it lights up. The levels are usually broken into sections, and each ones comes with increasingly difficult challenges. There are huge bosses that will test your skills as a gamer, and collecting the stars is no easy task. As you get further in the game a new challenge will appear on levels you have already completed called a prankster comet, which at times can be a real pain in the butt. These comets can ask you to collect purple coins, race a ghost version of you, to go back and defeat previous bosses with only one life, or to complete a level in a small amount of time. When they are completed you are rewarded with a star, so they are worth it if you want to get all of them. There is also a little area where you can collect 3 green stars, but be prepared for some very tough levels. They will really test your skill, and I found them to be some of the hardest levels in the entire game.
This was a really awesome game. It tests the limits of this system, and has Mario doing things he has never done before. There is rarely a level where you are not being blasted from one area of the level to the next, and the levels look amazing. You get to visit a ghost house, frozen areas, levels that are full of space junk and other areas that will each bring many dangers to our favorite plumber. There are areas where you had better be prepared to die often, and trust me frustration is to be expected. But if you push through this and don’t give up, these challenges will be well worth it. Once you beat the game and collect all 120 stars, you can play it all over again as Luigi. This will be a new way to play the game, and it comes with its own challenges for gamers.
If you were a fan of Super Mario 64, you must play this game. If you are looking for a safe game for your kids, look no further. It is one of the best Super Mario games I have played on a console in a long time, and I suggest every fan to give it a try. This game was so popular a sequel came out called Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Nintendo Wii. Give this game a try, you will not regret it.