It’s been a while, but we’re within sight of the end! I popped Super Mario Galaxy in last night and managed to hammer my way through three more stars. I completed the Bedroom Galaxy (Bowser’s level here was very annoying because of gravity, screen orientation, and control manipulation). After completing the Bedroom Galaxy, I was informed that I had gathered enough stars to grant me access to the final level, Bowser’s Galaxy Reactor. However, I still hadn’t touched the newly available Engine Room Galaxy, so I decided to try it out for shits and giggles. I jumped into the 1-star galaxy to knock out a quick star, the Bonefin Galaxy. This is a very small world, made of water. Almost immediately after jumping into the world, a giant bone shark comes out and starts swimming. Using koopa shells, the shark is defeated and a star is earned.
One final update remains until I’ve beaten the game. If it allows me to keep playing galaxies after beating it, maybe I’ll go for full completion, but I don’t know about that right now.
-[insert revolutionary thinking here]