Super Mario Galaxy (スーパーマリオギャラクシー, Sūpā Mario Gyarakushī?) is a 3D platform game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Wii. It was released in most regions in November 2007, and is the third 3D original platformer in the Super Mario series after Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. The game follows the protagonist, Mario, on a quest to rescue Princess Peach and the universe from the game's primary antagonist, Bowser. Levels are galaxies filled with minor planets and worlds, while gameplay is updated with gravity effects and new power-ups.
Super Mario Galaxy was first shown at E3 2006 and enjoyed a high level of pre-release awareness. The game has been hailed by several gaming websites as one of the greatest video games of all time and has won a BAFTA. GameRankings lists the game as the best reviewed game of all time. The game is the ninth best selling Wii game worldwide with sales of 10.68 million. The sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was announced at E3 2009, and was first released in May 2010. Galaxy was re-released as a Nintendo Selects title in 2011.
Famous quotes containing the word galaxy:
“for it is not so much to know the self
as to know it as it is known
by galaxy and cedar cone,
as if birth had never found it
and death could never end it:”
—Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926)