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This page details prerelease information and/or media for Super Mario Galaxy.

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(Source: Original TCRF research)

Developmental Timeline


  • May - Super Mario Galaxy is revealed at E3 2006.


  • Nov. 1 - Super Mario Galaxy is released in Japan.
  • Nov. 12 - Super Mario Galaxy is released in North America.



E3 2006

Press release

Super Mario® Galaxy (temporary name)

Format: Wii™
Launch Date: TBA
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Game Type: Action Platformer
Accessories: Wii Remote and Nunchuk Controller
Players: 1-2
Developer: Nintendo


The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step … out into space. Join Mario™ as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy.

  • Shake, tilt and point! Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer.
  • Mario essentially defined the 3-D platforming genre with Super Mario® 64, and this game proves once again that he is king. Players perform mind-bending, low-gravity jumps across wild alien terrain as they experience platforming for a new generation.

Game storyline: When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy.

Characters: Mario, Peach and enemies new and old.

How to progress through the game: Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy. Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Since he’s in space, Mario can perform mind- bending jumps unlike anything he’s done before. He’ll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote.

Video 1
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Video 2


Super Mario Galaxy-prerelease-May 2006-E3-screenshot.png

Cropped from larger "playstyle" image.


  • Different HUD with a similar layout to Super Mario Sunshine's.
  • The planet shown here is a low poly version of the early DiskFlowerPlanet.
  • There are two Sling Stars as opposed to only one.

The same demo appears to also have been used at Nintendo World 2006, but with the language set to Japanese.




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(other photos from each user have already been checked for SMG)

After-hours press event



The "Wii Preview" event took place from 14 September in multiple places around the world[1]:

  • 15 December - London[2]

Wii Preview


todo: add wayback machine ign image pages and nintendo world report image page as refs

note: the "Mario GXX" labels are from the Photoshop "Slices Group Name" fields in the exif data from some JPG copies of the screenshots, or in some cases from the actual JPG's/BMP's filename


todo: find video [3]. NGTV Issue #04 December 2006 DVD has footage from the London conference.

photos of a video shown on the stage of the London version of the event:


See the E3 2006 demo section.


Nintendo World 2006

Nintendo World 2006 (Nintendo World 2006 Wii体験会) was an event held in Tokyo in November 2006.


See E3 2006 demo section.

Website sceenshots




GDC 2007

  • Shigeru Miyamoto said the game will be released this year.[5]

Shown during the conference.




[8] [9]


5th - screenshots



does this exist?: E3 2007 press release

E3 2007





Gameplay videos


Many videoclips of the E3 Demo survived on YouTube:


  • The titlescreen music was synthesized.
  • There is no shining on the titlescreen when preceding.
  • Demo features a rather barebones looking level selection with early galaxy names.
Stargate Galaxy

  • The text in the speech bubbles is not centered.
  • Textmessages differ as well.
  • The section with the sling star originally featured pull stars.
  • Hand icon is slightly rotated.
  • Flip-Panels inside the planet had different placements.
Honeybee Galaxy

  • Life Mushroom used to look like an ordinary mushroom. A similar-looking model exists in the final game unused.
  • In the Bonus Area with the Boulders, the Rolling Boulder Trails do not exist yet. The ?-Coin is also not present, and is instead replaced with a ?-Block.
  • Bee Mushroom had a different design.
  • The brick texture is different.
  • The 2 Flower Platforms on the lower ledge of the starting planet have 8 Star Bits each on them, instead of the 8 Coins in the final.
  • The Bee on the Fountain Planet doesn't turn to face you from a distance, however, in the final game it does.
  • In the final game, there is a Bee that tells you how to climb the wall on the Queen Bee Planet. This Bee does not exist in Honeybee Galaxy.
  • Along the side of the Queen Bee Planet, in the final game, there are Coins that guide you back to the front, from the side. These are Star Bits in Honeybee Galaxy.
  • There is a 1-UP replacing the Coin on the Lonesome Honeycomb on the Queen Bee Planet.
  • The ?-Coin on the Honeycombs spawns Star Bits, however, it just makes Coins appear in the final game.
  • No toads on the final platform with the star.
Honeybee Galaxy Unused Text
Honeybee Galaxy Honeyhive Galaxy
Welcome to the Honeybee Kingdom! Our queen rules this land. Welcome to the Honeyhive Kingdom! Our queen rules this land.
New Bees must greet the Queen Bee! New Bees must greet Her Highness, Queen Bee!
Boy, hauling honey is NOT easy! Honey is HEAVY!
Oh, dear! Who are you? And who might you be? A physician, we presume?
Actually, I really don't care who you are. I just need help. No matter. We are in the most vexing predicament and require assistance.
For some reason, I'm extremely itchy all over. Could I trouble you to take a look and find out why? The most furious itchiness plagues our entire being! It must be stopped! Please find the source at once!
Ooh hoo hoo! That tickles!♪ Ahoo hoo! That tickles! ♪
Oh! That feels great!♪ Ah...that feels goooood! ♪
Yes! Right there! Yes, that's the ticket!
Why, thank you, New Bee! Next time I need something, I'll ask you. My thanks! You have shown much bravery, New Bee. We trust that we may rely on you in the future!



[14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25]

Nintendo Developer Roundtable

[26] [27] [28] [29] [30]

Australian private event





do these exist?: Games Convention 2007 press release, video

GC 2007




[34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40]

Nintendo UK private event



Not sure if this is associated with event.

Some preliminary US box art and an updated logo were released.[42][43]




Famitsu 980





Some new artwork was released:

  • i_13493.jpg - Boo Mario
  • i_13494.jpg - Rosalina
  • i_13495.jpg - Mario
  • i_13496.jpg - Bee Mario



Nintendo Media Summit 2007

[47] [48]

E for All 2007 demo


Famitsu 984


10th - screenshots


11th - screenshots


12th - screenshots


12th - srtwork


18th - screenhots


25th - videos


Micromania Game Show


Se E3 2006 demo section.

30th - magazine


31st - screenshots



Montreal International Games Summit 2007

Yoshiaki Koizumi conference
Yoshiaki Koizumi interview by the electric playground

9th - screenshots

29 screens. Unknown if these are associated with an event. [59]


  1. http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/event/12045/wii-preview
  2. NGTV Episode #04 December 2006
  3. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2006/09/14/new-wii-titles-announced
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20140817145239/http://www.nintendo.co.jp/event/nww/wiisoft/02.html
  5. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Mario-startet-noch-in-diesem-Jahr-ins-neue-Abenteuer-568920/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 https://www.gamespress.com/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 http://www.gameslave.co.uk/gallery.cfm?gallery=512&title=Super-Mario-Galaxy
  8. https://themushroomkingdom.net/media/smg/ss
  9. http://www.gamekyo.com/newsfr19528_super-mario-galaxy-images-et-video.html
  10. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Brandheisse-Screenshots-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-615837/
  11. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/07/11/e3-2007-mario-galaxy-dated
  12. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/11/super-mario-galaxy-wii-e3-2007-press-conference-video
  13. E3 2007 Nintendo Asset CD
  14. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/11/super-mario-galaxy-wii-bee-mario-off-screen
  15. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/11/super-mario-galaxy-wii-mario-running-around-off-screen
  16. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/11/super-mario-galaxy-wii-topsy-turvy-off-screen
  17. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/11/super-mario-galaxy-wii-matt-plays-off-screen
  18. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/07/12/e3-2007-hands-on-super-mario-galaxy
  19. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/13/super-mario-galaxy-wii-welcome-to-the-galaxy-480p-off-screen
  20. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/13/super-mario-galaxy-wii-pretty-stardust-480p-off-screen
  21. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/13/super-mario-galaxy-wii-dangerous-in-space-480p-off-screen
  22. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/13/super-mario-galaxy-wii-bee-mario-480p-off-screen
  23. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/07/13/super-mario-galaxy-wii-cooperative-potential-480p-off-screen
  24. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Super-Mario-Galaxy-609160/
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnpJjAXbO6c (this is a reuploaded of the original video), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im1N3T7xAY0 (this is another reupload)
  26. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/07/12/e3-2007-nintendo-developer-roundtable
  27. https://www.videogameszone.de/E3-Event-237008/News/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Brandheisse-Infos-direkt-vom-Entwickler-Teil-1-606477/
  28. https://www.videogameszone.de/E3-Event-237008/News/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Teil-2-120-Power-Sterne-bis-zum-Ruhm-606484/
  29. https://www.videogameszone.de/E3-Event-237008/News/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Teil-3-Auf-den-Spuren-von-Mario-64-606490/
  30. https://www.videogameszone.de/E3-Event-237008/News/Neue-Bilder-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-606502/
  31. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/07/24/super-mario-galaxy-au-hands-on
  32. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/FETT-Neue-Bilder-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-607059/
  33. https://themushroomkingdom.net/media/smg/ss
  34. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/08/23/super-mario-galaxy-wii-gc-2007-just-bee-hd-off-screen
  35. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/08/23/super-mario-galaxy-wii-gc-2007-buzzing-about-hd-off-screen
  36. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/08/23/super-mario-galaxy-wii-gc-2007-upside-downside-hd-off-screen
  37. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/08/23/super-mario-galaxy-wii-gc-2007-pirahna-mini-boss-hd-off-screen
  38. https://uk.ign.com/videos/2007/08/23/super-mario-galaxy-wii-gc-2007-level-assemble-hd-off-screen
  39. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/08/24/gc-2007-mario-galaxy-updated-impressions
  40. http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/hands-on-preview/14499/super-mario-galaxy-wii
  41. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/08/31/secret-super-mario-galaxy-levels-hands-on
  42. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Das-ist-der-US-Packshot-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-609054/
  43. GamesPress; Aug. 7th, 2007
  44. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Mario-in-Bestform-Weitere-Screenshots-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-609509/
  45. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Heiss-Neue-Bilder-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-609231/
  46. GamesPress; Sep. 24th, 2007
  47. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/10/11/live-blog-nintendo-media-summit-2007
  48. https://uk.ign.com/articles/2007/10/15/hands-on-super-mario-galaxy
  49. https://themushroomkingdom.net/smg_e4a07.shtml
  50. http://wiieveryday.blogspot.com/2007/10/famitsu-984.html
  51. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Riesengrosser-Bildernachschub-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-612486/
  52. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Wundervolle-Aufnahmen-aus-Super-Mario-Galaxy-616753/
  53. GamesPress; October 12th, 2007
  54. GamesPress; October 12th, 2007
  55. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Traumhaft-schoen-Abenteuerliche-Screenshots-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-617775/
  56. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Mario-auf-Achse-Neue-Videos-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-618617/
  57. https://www.videogameszone.de/Super-Mario-Galaxy-Spiel-35946/News/Fantastisch-Neue-Screenshots-zu-Super-Mario-Galaxy-619248/
  58. GamesPress; October 31st, 2007
  59. GamesPress; October 9th, 2007