Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy: Progress Update 17

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 gra...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy: Progress Update 16

(Editor’s note: This was written in September.  It has been waiting on the fancy little “Featured Articles” icon to be created.) Welcome to Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 16!  I went back to the Gusty Garden Galaxy for a hidden star.  There was nothing new to do, just a few secret things to unlock.  While there was nothing new, this one was fiendishly difficult.  Timing playe...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy: Progress Update 15

(Editor’s note: This was written in September.  It has been waiting on the fancy little “Featured Articles” icon to be created.  This means the last time I played SMG was in June.) Wow.  Three months since I last played Super Mario Galaxy.  Time to jump back in and grab a few more stars!  With my last update, I had unlocked and completed the Trial Galaxies.  I am now ready to con...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 14

Progress Update 14 starts me off with another postcard from Luigi, claiming to have found another star in an early level!  I remember the area as part of the first time I encountered the Bee Mario mushroom, so I headed over to the Honeyhive Galaxy for an easy star and a ridiculous number of star bits!  I decided at this point to try the Trial Galaxies opened up by the Green Sling Star I had restor...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 13

Going into Progress Update 13, I’ve already completed two of the five galaxies in the Bedroom Observatory.  The next one up is the Dusty Dune Galaxy which, at first look, seems to be a full desert galaxy.  Almost immediately, I met up with an old friend: Dry Bones!  After passing him by, I encountered a pair of tornadoes.  When I jumped in, it launched me into a helicopter spin that hovered ...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 12

After playing some Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy with Lindsey, she headed off, and I started up Super Mario Galaxy!  I headed back into the Bedroom Observatory, and noticed that the Freezeflame Galaxy had a Cosmic Comet in orbit!  I jumped in and got ready to race!  One quick dash later, I have another star.  I headed back into the Freeflame Galaxy for the third official star.  This star...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 11

Progress update 11 is here!  As soon as I started my play file, I noticed that one of the toadstools had a mail icon, meaning I had a message.  I retrieved a letter from Luigi, who was informing me that he had found a new star in one of my previous galaxies.  He included a snapshot of the location so that I could figure out what galaxy he was in.  I also received a letter from Princess Peach, whic...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 10

One month since progress update 9 has passed, and we have finally arrived at progress update 10!  I finally sat down and put Super Mario Galaxy back into the Wii.  Last time I checked in, I had completed three full observatories, and was looking forward to entering into the fourth observatory, the Bedroom Observatory.  The Bedroom Observatory, as I mentioned in progress update 9, differs from the ...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 9

A much shorter gap between 8 and 9 than 7 and 8!  Going into Progress Update 9, I had 1 star remaining (that I know of) before the Kitchen Observatory’s Bowser battle.  I jumped back into the Ghostly Galaxy for the final star.  This level introduced me to the Bomb Boos, black ghosts that would explode when spun into an object.  Mastering spinning the ghosts where you want is the only way to ...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 8

Never fear, I haven’t given up on this game quite yet!  Life has been good at keeping me away from it for the past couple of weeks, but no longer!  Progress update 8 finds me back in the Kitchen Observatory, collecting more stars!  Having completed all but one galaxy in the Kitchen Observatory (other than the Bowser Galaxy), I turn my attention to the Ghostly Galaxy’s first star, ̶...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 7

Progress update 7 brings me back to the Kitchen Observatory, where I re-entered the Beach Bowl Galaxy for the second star.  This star was incredibly simple.  It consisted only of tracking down a golden shell in the posession of a small penguin and returning it to the head penguin.  It took all of two minutes from start to finish.  The third star had you transport yourself from the water world to t...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 6

The sixth progress update finds me just outside the Kitchen Observatory, where I have unlocked another special one-star galaxy called the Drip Drop Galaxy.  This galaxy is a water world with a pair of small safe islands for resting, if necessary.  In this world, you are told that holding a red or green shell while underwater dramatically increases your swimming speed.  In fact, it makes you outpac...[Read More]

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