Kicking off the holiday shopping season on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 11, a multitude of Nintendo fans will line up at New York's Nintendo World store to be the first in the country to buy Super Mario Galaxy, the highly anticipated new game for Nintendo's Wii system.
If you've ever seen a crowd of Nintendo fans, you know it's filled with moms, dads and kids of all ages who thrive in a spirit of camaraderie. Everyone has a different Nintendo memory, but now they're all coming together in one place on one night.
Activities begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, though fans will likely line up well in advance.
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Become Mario as he traverses a galaxy of gravities, traveling in and out of gravitational fields by blasting from planet to planet. Players experience dizzying perspective shifts as they run upside down through wild alien worlds that need to be seen to be believed.
The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step … out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy.
- Shake, tilt and point! Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer.
- Mario essentially defined the 3D platforming genre with Super Mario 64, and this game proves once again that he is king. Players perform mind-bending, lowgravity jumps across wild alien terrain as they experience platforming for a new generation.
When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy.
Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy. Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer.
Since he's in space, Mario can perform mindbending jumps unlike anything he's done before. He'll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote.
Don't want to head into space alone? With a second Wii Remote, another player can play alongside by pointing at and collecting bits of stardust, then launching them at enemies. The second player can even sweep aside projectiles or stall enemies to help make Mario's adventure easier.
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