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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the sequel to the 2007 action adventure game originally released for the Wii. Mario and Luigi teams up with their dinosaur partner Yoshi to tackle a new series of 3D platforming stages in the form of planets in varying shapes and sizes. From Starship Mario, players will travel to several galaxies with their own planets to explore.

Mario controls much as he did in the previous title, based on Super Mario 64's control scheme complete with somersaults and spins. The Wiimote can be used to trigger certain objects from afar if used. The Wii U digital rerelease of the game also supports the console's GamePad.

The game features local cooperative multiplayer where the second player becomes a Co-Star Luma capable of helping the first player stun and defeat enemies, pick up coins and powerups, and activate switches and checkpoints. When Mario or Luigi find a Yoshi egg, they can hatch it and hitch a ride on their dinosaur friend who can new powers by eating certain items.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 features a total of 242 Stars for players to collect, unlocking a cameo appearance from an old friend from the first game.

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Miyamoto still interested in making Super Mario Galaxy 3, no plans for development on Wii U

The Lumas may return one day, maybe even on NX

Sep 08 at 10:50am, by Maxfield Navarro | 1 comment
Wii comes to Wii U starting with Mario Galaxy 2 today, Punch-Out and the Metroid Prime Trilogy soon

Who needs new Wii U games when we've got Mario Galaxy 2?

Jan 14 at 11:43pm, by Rory Young | 13 comments
Mafia II scores UK's biggest game launch yet

Take 2 takes two crowns for UK software launch milestones

Aug 31, 2010, by Leo Chan | 2 comments
July NPD Number Crunch: Xbox 360 reclaims hardware sales throne

Xbox 360 outsells all other platforms for the first time since September 2007

Aug 13, 2010, by Leo Chan | 2 comments
June NPD Number Crunch: Red Dead Redemption still painting town red

But Mario Galaxy sequel isn't exactly a slouch either

Jul 15, 2010, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
May NPD Number Crunch: Red Dead Redemption redeems monthly decline

Mario's return to outer space didn't prove to be a chart topper this time around

Jul 02, 2010, by Leo Chan | 4 comments

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Jan 21, 15 5:25pm
added 31 new screenshots
Apr 03, 12 9:15am
I beat every galaxy and became Master of Galaxies. I bet not too many people achieve that title. SuperMarioGalaxy2
Mar 19, 12 9:49am
Jan 27, 12 12:51am

Super Mario Galaxy 2 was a game I was surprised to have gotten made, considering...

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Nov 28, 11 11:57pm
Green Star Challenge completed. all 242 Stars collected. SuperMarioGalaxy2
Jun 30, 11 5:21am
one of the best wii and mario games ever in my opinion SuperMarioGalaxy2
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Jun 25, 11 9:52am
the best game mario game ever even batter than the already god like original SuperMarioGalaxy2
Jun 08, 11 8:49am
Until cloud Mario came out SuperMarioGalaxy2
Apr 22, 11 12:52pm
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Mar 10, 11 12:33pm
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jan 14, 2015 (wii-u)
    • May 23, 2010 (Wii)
  • Japan:
    • Jan 15, 2015 (wii-u)
    • May 27, 2010 (Wii)
  • Europe:
    • Jan 14, 2015 (wii-u)
    • Jun 11, 2010 (Wii)
  • Australia:
    • Jan 14, 2015 (wii-u)
    • Jul 1, 2010 (Wii)
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