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Best Wii U Virtual Console Games

Super Mario Galaxy 2

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Original release date: 2010
Price: £17.99

The original Super Mario Galaxy stands alongside Super Mario 64 as one of the most important video games of all time.

In typical Nintendo fashion, the game takes the accepted rulebook – up to this point determined by the work done on Mario 64 – and rips it up entirely. Mario is no longer confined to one planet, but several, and using the gravity of these individual celestial bodies can move around in wholly unexpected but surprisingly natural ways.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is essentially more of the same, but has so many fresh ideas and mechanics that you can’t help but be in awe of Nintendo’s talent. It is in many ways the ideal sequel; more of the same, but refined to perfection.