Super Mario Galaxy

Time flies when you're having fun, and we're certainly having a lot of fun with the recently released Super Mario Odyssey on Switch. 

Of course, it is unlikely that we would have had the delights of Odyssey without the groundwork laid out before in Super Mario Galaxy which - funnily enough - launched on the Wii ten years ago today (in Japan, at least). North America and Europe had to wait weeks longer. The good old days, eh?

Set in outer space, in the game Mario travels through different galaxies to collect Power Stars, earned by completing missions, defeating a boss, or reaching a particular area. It was great fun circumnavigating the planetoids and messing about with all the funky power-ups.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 would follow 3 years later in 2010 and shook up the winning formula even more by adding new power-ups, locations and even letting Mario ride Yoshi. Oo-er!

This anniversary allows us to ask the almost impossible question - which one is best, Galaxy or Odyssey? Let us know which you prefer by voting in our poll below, the results of which could influence the future direction of the series. Or (as is more likely), not.

Do you prefer Super Mario Galaxy to Odyssey? (398 votes)

  1. Super Mario Galaxy (2007)24%
  2. Super Mario Odyssey (2017)43%
  3. I love both as much as each other!33%

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