Super Mario Galaxy 2 – the Mario game you've been waiting for

Think New Mario Wii was too easy? Galaxy 2 brings the platforming pain in our updated hands-on

We were one of the few outlets that didn’tcream its pantsover New Super Mario Bros Wii. We felt it was too simplistic playing alone and a bit too clumsy with four people, not to mention devoid of the creative spark that made all previous 2D Marios such a genuine treat. On the other hand, we couldn’t adore Galaxy more – it’s a shining beacon of platforming brilliance loaded with fresh ideas. Galaxy 2, despite being “more of the same,” already exhibits the same illuminating joy found in 2007’s amazing original.