Super Mario Galaxy and 244 Stars


Two years ago, I started playing this game on the Wii and mentioned it here.  Tonight I finally beat it.  I got all 244 stars, playing as both characters, and it only cost me 3,464 lives (2,270 Marios and 1,194 Luigis).

Now, I didn't play straight through like I would have as a kid.  Things like work interferred with my video game time, and there were the daliances with Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Wall*E (only once  -- great movie, stupid game), and Wii Fit.

The neat things is that I don't alwasy finish video games.  They get too hard, or I lose interest, or something else distracts me.  This was a game that I kept coming back to, and it marks the second console game I've actually finished (the first being Paper Mario for the Wii).

And now I can relax and work on other projects.

At least until Super Mario Galaxy 2 comes out.


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

The Mario games are almost always great!

Shawna said...

I have not EVER finished a video OR computer game of any sort. (Well - there was this one on an Intellivision). So hats off to you!

Cromely said...

@Sharkbytes: Yes. I'm afraid to pick up Super Mario Wii that just came out on Sunday.

@Shawna: Heh. We couldn't even get the Intellivision to work for more than a day. We ended up returning a couple of defectives before getting the Atari 2600. Maybe it's time to try fininishing that PC game I started a couple years ago.

Dorothy said...

One of the best lessons in life is finish what you start even if it takes longer then anticipated..just stopping by to say hello and hope all is well.

Dorothy from grammology

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Did you have a favorite Mario? I loved the music on the original number 3. I can't even remember some of them. And I don't seem to be coordinated enough with a controller to make it past level 5 even on the very first one. But it's fun.