Super Mario Galaxy 2 (JP), also known as Super Mario Wii 2 in South Korea, is a Wii game developed by Nintendo. It is a sequel to the 2007 game Super Mario Galaxy[1]. It is the fourth 3D platformer entry in the Mario series; it is also the first, and thus far, the only 3D platformer in the Mario franchise to be released on the same console as its predecessor. The sequel retains many elements from its predecessor, such as the adventure being in outer space, the element of gravity, and recurring objects such as Launch Stars and Sling Stars. Returning items include the Bee Mushroom and the Fire Flower. However, the game introduces new elements as well, such as the utilization of Yoshi, new power-ups like the Cloud Flower, and the use of a guide within the game for beginner players. All the releases of the game except for the American version include a beginner's DVD to help players understand the controls and items if they haven't played Super Mario Galaxy. In North America, help for beginners is found on the official website as well as on the Nintendo Channel.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is also the first Wii title to be digitally re-released on the Wii U's Nintendo eShop service.

Plot

Princess Peach invites Mario for some cake, at a time when Star Bits was raining 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. Shortly there after, Mario's archnemesis, a planet-sized Bowser invades and attacks the Mushroom Kingdom.

Bowser takes Peach escapes into outer space to create his empire at the center of the universe again. After launching into outer space, Mario is given control of Starship Mario, a mobile planetoid in the shape of his head, made by a crafty Luma mechanic named Lubba, powered by Power Stars, and piloted by other Lumas; his mission is to fly across the universe in pursuit of Bowser and the Princess and to help Lubba find the lost Lumas that were part of Bowser's plot.

Along the way Mario meets new Lumas, and joins up with his companion Yoshi and many other aliens too. Upon collecting enough Power Stars, Starship Mario reaches Bowser's main fortification, draining energy from what appears to be a comet. Mario infiltrates Bowser's Castle and defeats Bowser, but is forced to retreat when Bowser reappears; Mario then ultimately defeats him and lands on a small flower-covered planetoid before Princess Peach, riding the Grand Star, comes down and thanks him. Together, they return to Starship Mario, where everyone is looking at the comet that Bowser was siphoning energy from.

Gameplay

The game's hub world is a planetoid in the shape of Mario's face (the characters jokingly call it a faceship) called Starship Mario. The starship is used to gain access to the different galaxies and worlds. There are seven worlds in all, each one containing a certain amount of galaxies. New galaxies are made available upon completing missions and collecting stars. There are blockades placed in the various worlds that prevent further progression until the player can accumulate a set amount of stars. A blockade is always placed directly before the final galaxy of a world.

In each galaxy there are stars that the player must collect. The stars can be found by defeating bosses, finding silver stars, going through a challenging obstacle course like stage, or completing some other type of objective. Early on, each galaxy contains very few stars in comparison to the previous Mario games. After the first 120 Stars are collected, the amount of Stars that are available in each galaxy doubles. The latter 120 Stars are green and can be found in tough to reach places. After collecting 240 Stars, the final galaxy, titled the Grandmaster Galaxy, becomes available. It is an extremely challenging stage that contains two Stars. The second Star, and the final Star in the entire game, can only be accessed after collecting the Comet Medal in the galaxy, and having 9,999 Star Bits in the bank.

From the instruction booklet

Shining stardust falls on the Mushroom Kingdom once every hundred years. That time had come again...

"Dear Mario,
Would you like to share some cake while we watch the shooting stars? Meet me at the castle!"
-Peach

Mario ran through the field with stars falling around him. Suddenly, he noticed a strange light in the grass. As he peered cautiously through the reeds, he saw a small, lost Luma. With the baby Luma tucked safely under his cap, Mario rushed on to the castle. But when he got there, something unexpected was waiting for him...

Mario and Yoshi

Mario is controlled by using the joystick on the Nunchuk controller. He can jump by pressing the A button, long jump by pressing the Z button and subsequently the A button, and can triple jump by jumping three consecutive times. After finding a Golden Luma in the beginning of the game, Mario can perform a spin attack. The spin attack is used to activate launch stars, defeat enemies, flip switches and more. By pressing the Z button, Mario will crouch. The controls are very similar to the original Galaxy.

As in the previous game there are many items that Mario can acquire. One of the new items is a top-like drill. The drill is used on planets that are composed of dirt. With a flick of the Wii Remote, players will send Mario drilling through the entire planet and popping up at the other side. This is used to access new areas and to defeat certain enemies that have the unfortunate luck of being placed at the opposite end of the planet, including bosses. In the later stages, the drill is used in very complicated ways involving swift gravity alterations. While not technically a suit, the drill grants Mario new powers like a suit would. When Mario uses a Launch Star with a drill in hand, he'll drop the drill before being shot to a new planet.

The rock suit grants Mario the ability to roll up in a ball and smash through enemies, rock spires, boulders, fences and creations made of snow. When activated in a snow like stage, Mario will gradually pick up enough snow to resemble a snow ball (though it serves no purpose). The suit is used in a variety of stages to knock down walls, defeat a large amount of enemies (including ones that resemble bowling pins), and go through an intense obstacle course. A second new suit is the Cloud Suit, which grants Mario the ability to generate clouds strong enough to support him by spinning the Wii Remote. Each time Mario touches a Cloud Flower (the item that gives him the power), Mario will be given three clouds. After those three clouds have been used, Mario will still have the suit on (allowing him to still walk on clouds), but will have to find another item in order to once again generate clouds.

Suits returning from the original game include the Bee Suit, the Fire Suit (officially called Fire Mario), the Spring Suit, the Boo Suit, and the Starman/Invincibility Suit. The Bee Suit grants Mario the power of a bee, allowing him to fly in the air. The Fire Suit and Starman Suit each last for a short time and allow Mario to throw fireballs and become invincible, respectively. The Spring Suit will cause Mario to jump extremely high in the air when the A button is pressed at the right time. Finally, the Boo Suit turns Mario into a ghost and allows him to pass through objects and float in the air.

Yoshi, new to the Galaxy series, is found in a variety of stages including Starship Mario. After a stage is completed with Yoshi, he is left behind, meaning the player is not able to bring him in to other stages. This is the fourth Mario platformer (not including Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island) that includes Yoshi as a secondary playable character, the others being Super Mario World, Super Mario Sunshine, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. He was also a playable character in the Nintendo DS remake of Super Mario 64, Super Mario 64 DS. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Yoshi can easily run over rough terrain, can eat numerous enemies, can gobble up weapons and use them against foes, can flutter jump and can grapple onto flowers. Instead of a spin attack Yoshi will perform a head shake when the player flicks the Wii Remote. Yoshi can shoot his tongue out at some objects and pull back when the player pushes the joystick in the opposite direction. This is used to uproot fruit, Piranha Plants and certain blocks stuck in the wall.

Special types of fruit that litter some stages give Yoshi special powers. The Blimp Fruit turns Yoshi light blue and inflates him like a balloon, sending him and Mario upwards until he runs out of air. The spicy Dash Pepper turns Yoshi bright orange and sends him running at an extremely fast speed, allowing him to run on walls and over water. Finally, the Bulb Berry turns Yoshi yellow and makes the surrounding invisible objects visible. When the effect wears off, the invisible objects will disappear and, even if they're there or not, Yoshi and Mario will plummet to their death unless they find solid ground that doesn't require the light.

Bosses

Here are the minor bosses (excluding Bowser and Bowser Jr.) that are encountered and fought during the game:

List of Stars

World 1
Sky Station Galaxy Yoshi Star Galaxy
Star.gifPeewee Piranha's Temper Tantrum Star.gifStorming the Sky Fleet Star.gifSaddle Up with Yoshi Star.gifSpiny Control
CometStar.gifPeewee Piranha's Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 CometStar.gifSpiny Rainbow Romp GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Spin-Dig Galaxy Fluffy Bluff Galaxy
Star.gifDigga-Leg's Planet Star.gifSilver Stars Down Deep Star.gifSearch for the Toad Brigade Captain Star.gifThe Chimp's Stomp Challenge
CometStar.gifDigga-Leg's Daredevil Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifEvery Planet Has Its Price GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Flip-Swap Galaxy Rightside Down Galaxy
Star.gifThink Before You Shake CometStar.gifPurple Coin Flip 'n' Sprint Star.gifBreaking the Laws of Gravity Star.gifThe Great Creat Incinerator
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla
GrandStar.gifGobblegut's Aching Belly CometStar.gifFiery Flotilla Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
World 2
Puzzle Plank Galaxy Hightail Falls Galaxy
Star.gifThe Puzzling Picture Block CometStar.gifPurple Coin Shadow Vault Star.gifHot-Stepping Dash Pepper CometStar.gifHightail Falls Speed Run
Star.gifBugaboom's Back GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifSilver Stars in Hightail Falls GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Boulder Bowl Galaxy Cosmic Cove Galaxy
Star.gifRock and Rollodillo CometStar.gifRolling Crabber Romp Star.gifTwin Falls Hideaway Star.gifExploring the Cosmic Cavern
Star.gifC'mere, Goomba GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifCatch That Star Bunny GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Wild Glide Galaxy Honeybloom Galaxy
Star.gifFluzzard's First Flight Star.gifJungle Fluzzard Race Star.gifBumble Beginnings Star.gifThe Secret Wall Jump
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Bowser's Lava Lair
GrandStar.gifBowser's Big Lava Power Party CometStar.gifLava Lair Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
World 3
Tall Trunk Galaxy Cloudy Court Galaxy
Star.gifThe Flotacious Blimp Fruit Star.gifTall Trunk's Big Slide Star.gifHead in the Clouds CometStar.gifThe Shadow Lining
CometStar.gifTall Trunk's Purple Coin Slide GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifSilver Stars in the Purple Pond GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Haunty Halls Galaxy Freezy Flake Galaxy
Star.gifA Glimmer of Bulb Berry Star.gifSneaking Down the Creepy Corridor Star.gifBowser on Ice Star.gifSorbetti's Chilly Reception
CometStar.gifSpooky Cosmic Clone Chase GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifThe Chimp's Skating Challenge GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy Beat Block Galaxy
Star.gifSilver Chomp Grudge Match CometStar.gifMasterpiece Speed Run Star.gifStep to the Beep CometStar.gifSilver Stars in Double Time
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Bowser Jr.'s Fearsome Fleet
GrandStar.gifBowser Jr's Mighty Megahammer CometStar.gifMegahammer's Daredevil Bash GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
World 4 (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Supermassive Galaxy Flipsville Galaxy
Star.gifHuge Trouble with Big Wigglers CometStar.gifBig Wigglers Speed Run Star.gifFlip-Flopping in Flipsville Star.gifFlipsville's New Digs
Star.gifIn Full Bloom GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 CometStar.gifPurple Coin Spin Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Starshine Beach Galaxy Chompworks Galaxy
Star.gifSurf, Sand, and Silver Stars Star.gifClimbing the Cloudy Tower Star.gifWhere the Chomps Are Made of Gold Star.gifSpring into the Chompworks
CometStar.gifPurple Coin Speed Dash GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 CometStar.gifCosmic Clones in the Chompworks GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Sweet Mystery Galaxy Honeyhop Galaxy
Star.gifBulb Berry's Mysterious Glow Star.gifBulb Berry's Purple Coin Glow Star.gifThe Sweetest Silver Stars Star.gifThe Chimp's Score Challenge
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet
GrandStar.gifBreaking into Bowser's Castle CometStar.gifGravity Star Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
World 5
Space Storm Galaxy Slipsand Galaxy
Star.gifFollow Me, Bob-omb Star.gifTo the Top of Topman's Tower Star.gifSquizzard's Sandy Sinkhole Star.gifSailing the Sandy Seas
Star.gifC'mere, Topman GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 CometStar.gifSquizzard's Daredevil Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Shiverburn Galaxy Boo Moon Galaxy
Star.gifPrince Pikante's Peppery Mood CometStar.gifOcto-Army Icy Rainbow Romp Star.gifSilver Stars Pop-Up Star.gifHaunting the Howling Tower
Star.gifChimp's Ultimate Skating Challenge GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifThe Star in the Sinking Swamp GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Upside Dizzy Galaxy Fleet Glide Galaxy
Star.gifA Walk on the Weird Side Star.gifBurning Upside Dizzy Star.gifFluzzard's Wild Battlefield Glide Star.gifFastest Feathers in the Galaxy
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker
GrandStar.gifBowser Jr's Boomsday Machine CometStar.gifBoomsday Machine Daredevil Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
World 6
Melty Monster Galaxy Clockwork Ruins Galaxy
Star.gifThe Magnificent Magma Sea Star.gifA Stroll Down Rolling Lane Star.gifTime for Adventure CometStar.gifThe Adventure of the Purple Coins
Star.gifThe Chimp's Bowling Challenge GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifThe Ledge Hammer Trap GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Throwback Galaxy Battle Belt Galaxy
Star.gifReturn of the Whomp King Star.gifSilver Stars in the Whomp Fortress Star.gifMini-Planet Mega-Run CometStar.gifMini-Planet Daredevil Run
CometStar.gifWhomp Silver Star Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 Star.gifSnacktime for Gobblegut GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 3
Flash Black Galaxy Slimy Spring Galaxy
Star.gifJumping Around in the Dark CometStar.gifDark Octo-Army Romp Star.gifThe Deep Shell Well Star.gifThe Chimp's Coin Challenge
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Bowser's Galaxy Generator
GrandStar.gifBowser's Fortified Fortress CometStar.gifBowser's Big Bad Speed Run GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
World S
Mario Squared Galaxy Rolling Coaster Galaxy
Star.gifMake Mario a Star CometStar.gifLuigi's Purple Coin Chaos Star.gifThe Rainbow Road Roll CometStar.gifPurple Coins on the Rainbow Road
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Twisty Trials Galaxy Stone Cyclone Galaxy
Star.gifSpinning and Spinning and Spinning CometStar.gifTurning Turning Double Time Star.gifSilver Stars on the Cyclone CometStar.gifTox Box Speed Run
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Boss Blitz Galaxy Flip-Out Galaxy
Star.gifThrowback Throwdown CometStar.gifThrowback Throwdown Speed Run Star.gifWicked Wall Jumps CometStar.gifCosmic Clone Wall Jumpers
GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 1 GreenStar.gifGreen Star 2
Grandmaster Galaxy
Star.gifThe Ultimate Test CometStar.gifThe Perfect Run

Development

The development of Super Mario Galaxy 2 started as soon as the first Super Mario Galaxy was released. Many of the ideas were based on those shown in the first game, which, for example, included moving or adding new stars in the levels. The project was initially called Super Mario Galaxy 1.5. The development of the new version of the game lasted a year; however, Miyamoto realized that the new game was beginning to overflow with new elements and ideas. Therefore, the team decided to create a real Super Mario Galaxy sequel rather than a new version of the original installment.[2] The development of the sequel then lasted two and half years.[3]

The game was revealed at E3 2009, along with New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Although the game was far along in development, it was held back to 2010 due to the release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii in November 2009. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, 90% of the features in the game would be new, whereas the remaining 10% were already introduced or featured in the original Super Mario Galaxy. Shigeru Miyamoto noted, "Really what we ended up with is more than 90% of what you'll see in Galaxy 2 is brand new. I'd say closer to 95, maybe even 99%. One of the new things was the inclusion of Yoshi, and also the use of the drill to open up and drill through stages."[4] On the other hand, Miyamoto stated in an interview that he wanted to go with as little story as possible for Super Mario Galaxy 2.[5]

Some of the developers wanted to include characters from other Nintendo franchises, such as Pikmin or Donkey Kong. However, Miyamoto shot down the idea. [6]

CEO of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime stated that Super Mario Galaxy 2 would be more challenging regarding its predecessor. It was hinted that the new game would implement a tool-assisted guide, similar to the Super Guide from New Super Mario Bros Wii. It was eventually confirmed, although it worked differently. Beginner players could use the Cosmic Guide mode (activated when encountering the Cosmic Spirit) or the Tip Network to learn moves and hints during gameplay. Japanese, European, and Australian boxes came with a special DVD to help players to know basic and expert techniques of the game.

Music

Like the first game, Super Mario Galaxy 2 utilizes a live orchestrated music soundtrack, but now with more emphasis. Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo return for new music, while Ryo Nagamatsu, who worked on New Super Mario Bros. Wii beforehand, joined the music crew.

Reception

Upon its release, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was met with critical acclaim, and is one of the highest rated video games of all time on the aggregation sites Metacritic and GameRankings. EDGE magazine has given the game a perfect score of 10 out of 10, being the third Mario game so far to receive such rating (the others were Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy). Official Nintendo Magazine grants it a 97%, while Game Informer has given the game 9.25 out of 10. Nintendo Power gave it a 9.5 out of 10. IGN and Gamespot granted the game a perfect 10/10, as well as GamesRadar. Gamespot also gave the game the Best Platforming Award and the Best Wii Game Award of 2010. IGN named it the Best Wii Game of all time. Gametrailers has given a 9.7 from 10, while Famitsu a 37 out of 40. GamePro gave four and half stars, X-Play gave it a perfect five out of five stars, and 1UP.com an "A" rating. There has, however, been some criticism due to lack of story as in the original game.[7]

Sales

Super Mario Galaxy 2 sold 143,000 copies on its first day of release in Japan and 340,000 copies in its first week.[8] In North America, the game sold 650,000 copies during the month of May 2010. [9] In the United Kingdom, it was the third best-selling game among multiplatform releases and the best-selling single platform release for the week ending June 26, 2010.[10] As of July 16, 2010, the game has sold 1 million copies within the USA [11] and 6.36 million copies worldwide as of April 2011.[12]

Awards

Super Mario Galaxy 2 was awarded Game of the Year by Nintendo Power[13] and named "Wii Game of the Year" by IGN,[14]GameSpot,[15] and 1UP[16] in 2010. In the March 2012 issue of Official Nintendo Magazine, the publication named Super Mario Galaxy 2 the "Greatest Nintendo Game Ever Made" ranking at #1 out of 100.[17] It was awarded Game of the Year and Best Game on Wii by Guinness Book of World Records Gamer's Edition 2011.

Credits

Gallery

  Main article: Super Mario Galaxy 2/gallery

Soundtrack

Trivia

  • It is a retelling of the original game, appearing to have a more 'joyful' tone.[7]
  • First Super Mario game:
    • To be a sequel to a 3D game.
      • It is also the only sequel to be released on the same console as its predecessor.
    • First 3D title to feature elements from the traditional 2D games, such as the Hammer and Boomerang Bros., Big Piranha Plant, Checkpoint flags, etc.
    • To be released in the 2010s.
    • To be directed by Koichi Hayashida.
    • To be produced by Yoshiaki Koizumi after his shift from directing.
  • As of now, this, Super Mario 64 DS, and Super Mario 3D Land are the only 3D Mario games that are yet to be re-released on the Nintendo Switch console.

References

  1. https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mario-galaxy-2-wii
  2. Nintendo Everything >> Blog Archive >> At one point, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was Super Mario Galaxy 1.5 "As soon as the project was over, we started making something that we might call version 1.5. We did things like moving or adding stars to levels that were already available. we realized that there were too many things to fit into a version 1.5. That made us realize we should start from scratch and make Super Mario Galaxy 2." - Miyamoto during Iwata Asks: Super Mario Galaxy 2 interview
  3. Iwata Asks: Super Mario Galaxy 2 details
  4. E3: Miyamoto: Galaxy 2 Is As Big As The Original
  5. Shigeru Miyamoto Interview at Wired.com
  6. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Could Have Featured Donkey Kong and Pikmin Cameos, But Miyamoto Said "No"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Super Mario Galaxy - Did You Know Gaming YouTube video (November 2020)
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20100610070540/http://www.gamasutra.com:80/view/news/28821/Super_Mario_Galaxy_2_Dominates_Charts_In_Japanese_Debut.php]
  9. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/may-sales-rebound-led-by-red-dead-redemption-analyst/1100-6267067/
  10. https://web.archive.org/web/20100712221657/http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29149/Lego_Harry_Potter_Years_14_Ends_Red_Deads_FiveWeek_Run_In_UK.php
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20100730014304/http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6269359.html
  12. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2011/110426e.pdf#page=5
  13. https://www.retromags.com/magazines/usa/nintendo-power/nintendo-power-issue-265/
  14. https://web.archive.org/web/20120314091306/http://uk.bestof.ign.com/2010/wii/best-wii-game-of-the-year.html
  15. https://web.archive.org/web/20101228175310/http://uk.gamespot.com/best-of-2010/platform-awards/index.html?page=4
  16. https://archive.is/20130101174447/http://www.1up.com/features/1up-2010-game-year-awards
  17. https://web.archive.org/web/20120309185253/http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/36238/super-mario-galaxy-2-is-onms-best-nintendo-game-of-all-time/

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