Mario Galaxy: The best game for the Wii

Mario GalaxyThe day after Christmas I went to my local GameStop to buy a video game. I was itching to buy Madden 2008 and was really disappointed that they didn’t have it in stock.

I asked  the clerk, “Of the games you have in stock, which is the best?” The clerk looked at me and said, “You want Mario Galaxy, it’s the best game for the Wii, period.

It was the “period” that he said that was connected to my credit card. I bought it and brought it home.

Within 10 minutes my kids were hooked. Not only is it a fun game to play with loads of levels and a 3 dimensional world of play, it’s also easy for kids to play as player 2. Get this, the main player controls where Mario goes with the Wii remote and nunchuck accessory. But with the second Wii remote a second player can help Mario pick things up. Best yet, the second player can help you but not hurt you. The result is that Megan (6) and Paul (4) feel like they are playing the game… and they really are helping! It’s brilliant.

On top of that cool feature, the game is a blast to play. For anyone like me who grew up with Super Mario Brothers (OK, I played Donkey Kong too) this is a throwback experience on steroids.

If you’ve got a Wii, you need to look into Mario Galaxy. It’s the best game for the Wii. 






6 responses to “Mario Galaxy: The best game for the Wii”

  1. Matthew McNutt Avatar

    I’m getting more and more curious about this game. I honestly blew it off as something not worth the time or money – I really don’t get into the whole 3D Mario gaming scene. But we were at a Gamestop the other day and they had it on and my six year absolutely loved it. I almost bought it the day after Christmas; Target had it for $37. I have to confess, though, I spent the $37 on Call of Duty 4 instead … yup, I’m that kind of selfish – but in my defense, my kids did get a stack of Gameboy games for Christmas.

    Anyway, I’ll probably hold off until it’s cheaper … but these Mario games take forever to go down in price!

  2. barb Avatar

    I might just have to get it. Do you know if WII has any car race games?

  3. adam mclane Avatar

    I know that Mario Kart is supposedly coming out with a Wii version. Those are always a lot of fun.

    Best bet would be to go to Gamestop. Those kids over there will tell you the truth.

  4. adam mclane Avatar

    Matthew, my 6 yo and 4 yo totally love it. And my wife is waiting for the new fitness game. I dunno how I feel about working out to a video game… but it couldn’t hurt me!

  5. Terrace Crawford Avatar


    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I checked yours out today. I had no clue you were pres of the YM Exchange! I’m on your elist! Thanks for the cool stuff you guys are doing. Keep up the great work. Oh! and thanks for the recommend of the wii game. We love the wii in our student ministry. I’ll have to get this one.


  6. Dave Luke Avatar

    hey man.. should i really go out and buy it??? i got TMNT for my Wii for christmas and to be honest im not really that impressed. I think i got over the “this is from when i was a kid” phase abouot the 2nd level and realised it was a bit pants. to mouch of the shaking the controller about wildy for specific purpose.. i like my wiimote to have a purpose for shaking it… like the way you swing for golf. Anyhew… u never replied to my wiimail i sent you for christmas… i gets upset 🙁 oh and i think i sent you chuck norris 2.. i want mario party.. but price’s are hudddgggggggeeeee

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