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GAME REVIEW – Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo Wii)

By Stewart Sutherland

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Super Mario Galaxy is the number one game on Nintendo Wii. Case closed. But did you know that when it was released, a lot of ideas were left out of the final product? Initially, the developers decided to gather these extra areas and galaxies and re-release the original as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5, one year later. Yet it turned out the entire production team had their own ideas for galaxies, worlds, items and areas. Eventually, the release date was pushed back a full two and a half years and these ideas gave birth to a brand new title: Super Mario Galaxy 2. Finally, the sequel to the greatest Wii game ever has arrived in 2010. But does it have the same chemistry that made the original game the best on the system?

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GAME REVIEW – Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

By Stewie Sutherland

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Why am I reviewing a game that came out more than two years ago?  Because Super Mario Galaxy is (to date) the greatest game on the Nintendo Wii. Case closed. Released in 2007 as a Christmas title, the game has sold over 8 million copies, won a BAFTA award for Game of the Year and is hailed by Guinness World Records as Number 29 of their ‘50 Must Own Console Games’.

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ALTERNATIVE MUSINGS – 2010: Nintendo’s Striking Year

By Stewie Sutherland

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Frequent readers of Alternative Magazine Online know that we do our best to cover all mediums when it comes to games. Duncan has put some of the Xbox 360’s best games under the microscope, while Matt researches hot portable and PC titles, and our editor and site owner Marty has reviewed some of the Playstation 3’s must-have titles this year. This usually leaves yours truly covering the Nintendo side of things (though now that Marty has gotten himself a brand new Wii, I might just convert him yet!) and it’s a job I enjoy quite a bit!

That said, we’ve only got a few short weeks until Christmas ’09, so most people already have their shopping lists sorted. Yep, it’s that magical time of the year where toy ad’s run around the clock, people meet with their strange elderly relatives they see once every two years and in my house, the electric bill soars from putting up too many lights. Still though, if you’re a fan of Nintendo’s stronger names, then 2010 will be a big year. (And not just because we can stop saying that really long “two thousand and…” biz).

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GAME REVIEW – Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo Wii)

By Stewie Sutherland

Wii_Fit_Plus titleWhile Sony and Microsoft are boasting the most powerful machines, the richest, state-of-the-art graphics and some of the world’s most innovative software titles to date, Nintendo have branched away from mainstream gaming and established themselves as a true Family console in the process.

This is nothing new of course: family has always been Nintendo’s watchword, a position they’ve been crystal clear on for many years now. Since the happy days of Mario’s platforming adventures, they’ve changed the way people view a “family system”, with motion controls and games that are not just games the latest weapons at their disposal.

And around Christmas of ’07, no product was in demand quite like their “exercise game”, Wii Fit. An outside-the-box idea that quickly grew until it became the third most sold game in history. Now that its sequel Wii Fit Plus (WFP) has become available, I went to pick up my own copy and find out if the latest healthly-lifestyle game could live up to its reputation. Continue reading

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