Follow the link for more information. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Box Art. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii. It was later decided that the Lost Luma – Mahito Yokota, Ryo Nagamatsu, Koji Kondo – Super Mario Galaxy 2 Original Soundtrack game was to be developed as a fleshed-out sequel when the development staff continued to build upon the game with dozens of new ideas, and so development time expanded to two and a half years.
Upon release, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was met with widespread critical acclaim, and is regarded by many to be one of the greatest video games of all time, as well as one of the highest rated video games on review aggregator websites. The gameplay of Super Mario Galaxy 2 is similar to Super Mario Galaxy, with a focus on platforming based on and around 3D planets, referred to in-game as galaxies, with varying themes, sizes, landscapes, and climates. The game provides the player access to the game’s galaxies through means of a map system similar to that in previous Mario games such as Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. Most of the levels in Super Mario Galaxy 2 offer a unique task based around its theme, and many focus on dynamic environments that change or alternate between various states. Cloud Mario is one of the new power-ups in the game. Mario is using the power-up, creating temporary platforms in midair to get to out-of-reach places. All the original transformations in Super Mario Galaxy return except for Ice Mario and Flying Mario, along with some new power-ups and items.
Mario is able to ride the dinosaur Yoshi in certain levels. When riding Yoshi, the player’s blue Star Pointer is replaced by a red dot, which allows the player to point at various objects and manipulate them with Yoshi’s tongue. Because of the game’s increased difficulty over the original, Super Mario Galaxy 2 offers some features that assist inexperienced or frustrated players. The most notable is the Cosmic Guide, similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii’s “Super Guide” feature, who takes the form of Rosalina. The Cosmic Guide appears if the player has failed during a particular level a certain number of times, and allows the player to give computer control over Mario to complete the level.
Multiplayer gameplay has also been expanded upon over the original. In Super Mario Galaxy, another player could use a second Wii Remote to control a second Star Pointer and assist Mario by grabbing enemies or collecting and shooting Star Bits. Princess Peach invites Mario to share cake at the Star Festival, a time when Star Bits rain down from the skies over the Mushroom Kingdom. On his way, Mario finds a Luma, who immediately befriends him and grants him the ability to spin. Upon collecting enough Power Stars, Mario reaches Bowser’s main fortification, draining energy from what appears to be a comet. Mario infiltrates the castle and defeats Bowser, retrieving the last Grand Star. Rosalina and her Comet Observatory from the first Super Mario Galaxy appear before Mario and Peach.