Super Mario Galaxy storyline and planet details

Mario GalaxyThe Super Mario franchise has never been known for its Shakespearean stories. They have been simple, predictable, and unobtrusive to the gameplay experience. Who really needs a thought-out plot when the gameplay is so addicting? No one should be surprised to hear Super Mario Galaxy isn’t going to deviate from this train of thought. Aussie-Nintendo has come across some of the narrative tidbits via Nintendo Power. Those hoping for a magnificent masterpiece storyline better get their head examined.

"Every hundred years a comet passes over the Mushroom Kingdom and rains down magical stars and stardust, and as Princess Peach and the citizens of the kingdom are celebrating the centennial event, Bowser and his legions attack. As Mario attempts to put a stop to Bowser’s shenanigans, but things go awry: the next thing he knows, he finds himself on a mysterious moon high above the Mushroom Kingdom."

Big surprise — Bower kidnaps the Princess. While I applaud Nintendo for taking the series to the grandiose galaxy setting, I’ve have to wonder when fans are going to get sick and tired of the same narrative in a majority of their Mario games.

Luckily though, the Nintendo Power piece did not stop there with tasty tidbits of information. In addition to some story details, the article also mentioned the names of the some of the perilous planets Mario is going to adventure to, as well as how there will be a central area from which all the other levels can be accessed. Power-ups, and the final count of stars to be collected were also revealed.

"The game will have 120 stars to retrieve and will feature 40 galaxies and six major regions. Gateway Galaxy provides a planet-hopping romp through space in which you’ll be chasing space rabbits (who are really stars), collect star chips, fight a gargantuan Goomba to get a key and more. Star Dust Galaxy, you’ll use Beam Stars to maneuver amid space debris, journey across an old rocket, rescue toads and more. There are also multiple missions in a particular galaxy like in Egg Planet Galaxy. Cookie Factory Galaxy features plenty of moving platforms, bottomless pits and more. Power-ups include: Super Mushroom (it increases your health to max), Invincibility Star, Fire Flower, Bee Mario and Boo Mario suits."

Super Mario Galaxy has to be my most anticipated game for 2007 behind Halo 3. While Super Mario Sunshine was a great game, it didn’t capture the wonderful memories of Super Mario 64 liked I hoped it would. Galaxy, while again lacking in the story department, looks like it is going to make up for Sunshine’s shortcomings and give me yet another reason to love my Wii.


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