Super Mario Galaxy 2 gets hardware bundle, 10 from Edge

Thursday, 6th May 2010 09:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Mario Galaxy 2 BO

Update: MCV’s pulled any mention of the bundle, with the focus on the article now on the ten given by Edge.

Original: Nintendo is to release a special hardware bundle for Super Mario Galaxy 2, MCV‘s revealed.

The bundle will contain the console, controller, nunchuk and a copy of the game.

It comes on the back of Edge giving the game a ten in its review for the game, making it the 12th title to have received top marks from the publication.

Here’s a snip:

“Marvel at the pieces, but appreciate the whole. This isn’t a game that redefines the genre: this is one that rolls it up and locks it away. We’ve come so far, from stepping on mushrooms to drop-kicking meteors into the heart of the sun; Galaxy 2 offers a new understanding of where we’ve been, a new sense of wonder at where we’ll go next.”

Hot dog.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 releases in the UK on June 11 for Wii.



  1. mington

    jumping frog

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington


    #2 5 years ago
  3. Filofax

    Prefab Sprouts anyone?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    /grinds teeth

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington


    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    High kickin’ dandy, long legged candy.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JonFE

    A couple of nights ago, I *finally* got all 120 stars on the original; some of the prankster comets were doing my head in.

    I have to admit it was a liberating experience, only to be met with the terrifying prospect of playing through all 120 stars again with Luigi, to unlock the final galaxy.

    Ain’t gonna happen, no sir…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Fin

    12th game in the last 17 years, seventh in the last three.

    Definitely think Edge’s standards for 10s have dropped somewhat (hello bayonetta!).

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mington

    Hello Cheshire

    Her walking animation deserves a ten alone

    #9 5 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    @8 yeah i must admit i still dont get the hype behind bayonetta at all =/

    but yeah i expected at least a 9 for this I ain’t shocked at this getting a 10. Good on nintendo even tho i don’t like them =P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Tallon 4

    Well deserved. This is the only reason for me to keep my Wii.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mington

    Surely Wii’s have no resale value?

    Everyone and their perverted uncle already has one already

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Mike

    Makes me want to buy a Wii FOR MY 3 YEAR-OLD son and *a-hem* never you know, show him how to play stuff and actively teach him how to play SMG2. Oh no, nothing like that. It’s his…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Bulk Slash

    I thought when they announced SMG2 last year it was going to re-use 90% of the levels from the first one? Has that changed or have Edge completely lost the plot?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mington


    #15 5 years ago
  16. daytripper

    havent played a mario game since mario sunshine on the cube but respect to the franchise, its not my cup of tea anymore although i can still see why people love it

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Boris Fett


    That was never the case. The basic concept of SMG2 is the same as SMG1 in much the same was as SM3 was the same as SM1.

    The original was perfect. This improves on it.


    Or maybe there are simply far more games of such astoundingly high quality being released now than in the past.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    Ive never actually played any of the old Mario games, thats bad i know :(

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mington


    2 years of college, gnvq IT
    snes emulator with super mario bros 3

    good times

    #19 5 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Really, Hindle?

    Wow man, your missing out. If you have a Wii, go dl smb3 or smbw. Classics. If you don’t own a Wii barrow someones. Whatever it takes just give Mario a go.

    It won’t let you down.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mington

    Talking about emulators

    anyone played mother 3?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. The Hindle

    Im going to definatly, Mario Galaxy 2 looks awesome as does the MG 1. Can you play the old Mario games on the Wii OG? i dont know much about the console.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. mington


    but by pirating you are selling your soul to the devil (i’m an affiliate)

    #23 5 years ago
  24. The Hindle


    #24 5 years ago
  25. OlderGamer

    The Wii will play all(that I know of)Gamecube games on the GC discs. You can DL VC games from the Nintendo store online. So that gives you a selection that ranges from NES, SNES, Gen/MegiDrive, Master System, C64, TG16/TD, NEO GEO, and … I think that it is. If the game is on the store, buy it, dl it, and enjoy.

    Obviously not every game from said systems is avalible, but the list is getting longer all of the time. Plus there are a few WiiWare(think PSN/XBLA) games made esp for the Wii to DL. Some of those are very good too. Some are not. But My Life as a King and Darkoverlord(both from SQE) are excelent.

    W/O trying to sound like an advert, I like the Wii. They have a few gems and a lot of classic games from older systems that make VC great.

    I do not like to emulate. Not attacking anyone that does, I too have a selection of them myself(every NEOGEO game ever made). I just enjoy the retro feel of playing the game on my TV with a controler in my hand. I do often use the emus to preview games I haven’t heard of or played before.

    But, imo, if you have the cash for it, the Wii makes a great second/third system to own.

    Edit – the VC also has N64 games, can’t believe I overlooked those.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. mington

    yeah the wii plays gamecube discs, i played through metroid prime 2 on it

    That VC is seriously over priced, when will the day come when all these classic games will be achieved and available to all for free

    do the original developers of the snes and master system games get the money? doubt it very much

    #26 5 years ago
  27. DaMan

    I have a custom virtual console on my PC, lulz.

    btw, I was shocked that Streets of Rage and other Mega Drive titles on XBL Arcade use Steve Snake’s code, they just copy pasted his Fusion.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. The Hindle

    Cheers OG im borrowing a Wii over the summer for Mario Galaxy 2 so ill play the other ga,es whilst im at it.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    btw, Hindle I’ve added your gt (just don’t post mine publicly, lol). I won’t be adding the psn though, since I’m currently selling the thing.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. The Hindle

    No problem dude.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    Feel free to add me as well DeMan, I am on Hindles, you can find me easy enough.

    Getting rid of your PS3? Why? Lots of good stuff on there too.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. DaMan

    er, okay I will.

    tough times :) anyway I lost interest in it when pretty much all the games I’ve been playing on PS1&2 went to 360, a shitty port of Bayo was the final nail in the coffin. the way sony gaming library is going doesn’t appeal to my tastes. it’s just me.

    #32 5 years ago

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