Retro Gaming 10’s- Super Mario Galaxy 2: (2010)

As far as older platform games are concerned in relation to the early part of the 10’s decade one of the more memorable titles that we got to see within that genre was Super Mario Galaxy 2. For those who do not know Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released for theWii console back in May 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the direct sequel to its ’07 predecessor Super Mario Galaxy was a title that managed to be a huge success on the Wii console as well. As far as the plot is concerned setting starts off in the same place as the prequel which is Mushroom Kingdom at the Star Festival. We get the same formula similar to that of older Mario games were Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach but with a different story. In Super Mario Galaxy 2 Mario has to stop Bowser from building his empire in the center of the universe while collecting Power Stars throughout the game in the process. One more intersection things about Super Mario Galaxy 2 that was a step up from it predecessor was the inclusion of Yoshi who has been a popular character in the series since he made his debut in Super Mario World in 1990. Also, on this game Mario is given access to a unique Starship which generates its energy from Power Stars in addition to meeting creatures known as Lumas who eventually becomes his allies.

In addition, to befriending Lumas people saw the return of the Toad Brigade from the original Super Mario Galaxy with the inclusion of Mario’s brother Luigi. In Super Mario Galaxy 2 Luigi becomes a playable character after players collect 120 Power Stars and completing the game in its entirety. Despite, arguably being a better game in relation to quality compared to its prequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 ended up selling less overall. Since its initial release back in Spring 2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 managed to reach over 7.4 million copies worldwide which is still incredible. The original Super Mario Galaxy 2 game had ended up reaching over 12 million copies in sales following its release in 2007 and ended the ninth best selling game on the Wii console. Many people would that Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been saved for the Wii-U console which came out late 2012 because it could have shined more than it did for the Wii. In fact, if Super Mario Galaxy 2 was a Wii-U exclusive the console itself could have possibly been a bigger attraction than it was considering the fact that the best selling game was Mario Kart 8 which reached over 8.4 million copies in sales. Either way, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was still a huge attraction when its was released for the Wii in 2010 and is still considered to be one of the best 3D platformers of the series as far as the 10’s decade is concerned.

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