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Newest Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer reveals Mario 64 flashback

We just can’t wait for Galaxy 2, and our review is impending, we super swear. But in the meantime, Nintendo has been going wild with trailers on its YouTube channel for the game. The latest trailer reveals a real gem of a level from late in the game. We’re not saying we played the game or that we wrote the review or anything, but let’s just say that if we had, the level in this video would be one of our favorite moments in Galaxy 2. Behold:


Above: The redone music makes it all the sweeter

Yes, this recreation of a classic level from Super Mario 64 warmed our hearts, while at the same time making us feel aged that the game is now old enough for Nintendo to develop a level around nostalgia for it. And after seeing the world's sharp edges, you can really appreciate what huge steps have been made in 3D platformers since. For those unfamiliar, here’s the original level:


Above: How far we’ve come

With your Mario hype nerve sated for now, keep watching the stars for our review posting early tomorrow.

May 20, 2010

12 comments

  • Tronto13 - May 20, 2010 6:25 p.m.

    Considering buying a wii just for this game!!
  • Drumdoctor - May 20, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    This has got to be the only game worth getting for people with wii's
  • bluscorp - May 20, 2010 6:34 p.m.

    Haa the memories. Might get SMG1&2 after all.
  • Tronto13 - May 20, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    i bought an n64 off ebay the other day to relive my childhood :) mario 64 banjo kazooie goldeneye got all the classics and am loving them!
  • theamazingmrpotato - May 20, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    this must be a ten. surely.
  • Felixthecat - May 20, 2010 6:45 p.m.

    YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! Mario 64 - possibly my favourite game ever - revived in glorious 21st Century graphics!? GALAXY 2 CANNOT GET ANY BETTER.
  • chrisda - May 20, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    AWEEEESOMEEEEE! But wouldn't it be amazing if they remastered 64 entirely? That's the one downside of the virtual console i think, Nintendo really needs to do what Microsoft is doing and remake some classics.
  • RonnyLive19881 - May 20, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    I've got tears running down me face! 23rd couldn't come sooner!
  • marioman50 - May 20, 2010 10:55 p.m.

    There's something that (believe it or don't) I don't like about Mario Galaxy. It's the zoomed out camera. And you can see here that it puts less emphasis on the player while making the world around him look smaller. It's a small gripe, but I like the old camera style better. I feel like it put the player "in the game" more, if that even makes sense.
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 20, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    Sucks for me that I've never played SM64, and thus do not feel the nostalgia. *sadface*
  • Cyberninja - May 21, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    that really did warm my cold unfeeling heart for a while and drumdoctor have you been living under a rock because the wii has a bunch of games
  • FIVE - May 21, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    I remember the first time i played SM64... it was like magic. Those where great times. I...(sob) i promised my self i wouldn't cry...

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