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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Also known as: Super Mario Wii 2: Galaxy Adventure Together (KR)
Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Released in JP: May 27, 2010
Released in US: May 23, 2010
Released in EU: June 11, 2010
Released in AU: June 30, 2010
Released in KR: January 20, 2011
Released in HK: December 4, 2010
Released in TW: December 4, 2010


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For the first time in the company's history, Nintendo released a second 3D Mario game on the same console. Once again, Mario gets sent back into space to save the Princess and collect the Power Stars. The game mostly revolves around unused ideas from the first game and features a simpler story. As the game is directly built off of Super Mario Galaxy, there are a lot of unused leftovers from that game. Nevertheless, the game consists of many new unused assets.

Sub-Pages

Read about prerelease information and/or media for this game.
Prerelease Info
Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.
Notes

Objects

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Unused Object Features
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Unused Objects & Actors
New objects and duplicates galore.
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Leftover Objects & Actors
Tons of objects and actors from the first game!
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Removed Objects
Remnants of more than 700 objects!

Stages

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Unused Stage Features
Boss Blitz Galaxy originally had more bosses?
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Unused Stages
A few cut zones that were left in the files.
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Removed Stages
Test maps, E3 trailer stages and cut galaxies.

Audio

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Unused Music
Bosses originally got angrier?
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Unused Sounds
Tons of leftovers and new audio.
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Unused Audio Data
An actual E3 remnant? Wow.

Graphics

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Unused Models & Animations
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Unused Graphics
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Unused Light Data
Unused light data comes to light!

Code

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Unused Player States
Enter the Bone Zone.
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Unused Mechanics

Miscellaneous

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Unused Message Data
What's all the talk about unused message data?
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Unused Source Files
The developers did an oopsie!
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Unused BCSV Data
There are still leftovers from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat...
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Oddities
Outlandish oddballs from outer space.

More, Please!

The internal project name for the game is, amusingly, Super Mario Galaxy More.

Crash Debugger

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The exception handler is still included in the game's code, but it's usually disabled and does not appear without code modifications. It can be reenabled by using the following Riivolution memory patches for the American, European and Japanese versions of the game:

<memory offset="0x804B7D90" value="60000000"/>
<memory offset="0x804B7E54" value="60000000"/>
<memory offset="0x805B66B4" value="60000000"/>
(Source: Treeki)

Leftover Super Mario Galaxy Content

Since Galaxy 2 was built directly off of the previous game, it only makes sense that there would be content leftover that the developers either planned to use, forgot to remove, or simply didn't bother to remove. This includes several enemies, items, graphics, functions, power-ups, stage pieces and object features. As there is way too much to list here, all leftovers are detailed on the corresponding subpages. For unknown reasons, the Ice and Flying power-ups from the first Super Mario Galaxy have been cut from the game. Even though their files and collectable items have been removed, they will work if their files are added back in. Both power-ups also come with new, remixed music themes.

Level Design Changes

Sky Station Galaxy Planets

The second planet in Sky Station Galaxy, which features a grassy path to a curvy house, is called DrumSeparateRocketPlanet despite not looking anything like a rocket. What's more, there are two empty objects that were meant to go with it, DrumSeparateRocketPlanetGravityStep and DrumSeparateRocketPlanetMoveParts. These things together hint that this planet must have received a graphical overhaul at some point, and was likely re-purposed to fit earlier in the game.

Puzzle Plank Galaxy Bonus Room

The bonus room full of steps, featured in Puzzle Plank Galaxy's purple coin run and other galaxies, is named IslandFleetCoinRoomPlanetZone, despite never appearing in Sky Station Galaxy.

Upside-Dizzy Galaxy Planet

The topmost section of Upside-Dizzy Galaxy's first room is called SwitchGravityBombHeiPlanet. Bob-omb (BombHei) is not used anywhere in the level.

Flipsville Galaxy Boss Zone

According to its name, ChaosBossBussunZone, the boss section from Flipsville Galaxy was originally meant to appear in Upside Dizzy Galaxy.

Rolling Masterpiece Sphere Planet Zone

Its name TamakoroFlipPanel02Zone, references Flipswitch Panels. There is another zone in Rolling Masterpiece that actually has Flipswitch Panels, but that's a separate zone called tamakoroPanel02Zone.

Supermassive Galaxy's Koopa Planet

The zone containing the second planet of Supermassive Galaxy is called SmallBigMetboZone, indicating that it was meant to have Goombeetles (Metbo) instead of three giant Koopa Troopas. Giant Goombeetles do not exist anywhere in the game's files.

Cloudy Court Galaxy Level Select Banner

Level Select Banner In-Game Screenshot
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Cloudy Court Galaxy's level select banner lacks a few aesthetic features, such as the green vines growing up the planets, and the little yellow flowers on the trees. In addition, the grassy hedge wall curling around the wooden platform is taller in the level select banner.

(Source: CometMedal)

Chompworks Galaxy Level Select Banner

Level Select Banner In-Game Screenshot
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The level select banner for Chompworks Galaxy depicts the Wanwan Escape Planet with a beige-colored frame, as opposed to the blue frame seen in-game. In addition, there seems to be an object resembling a Comet Medal floating above the Chain Chomp 'bazooka'.

(Source: CometMedal)

Regional Differences

Title Screen

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As with the previous game, the Japanese version's title screen has the game's title in Japanese under the logo. The Taiwanese version follows suit, but in Chinese. And again, the Korean logo was changed completely to accommodate the game's different title.

Wii Channel Audio

Like the previous game, As a result of the Korean release's title changing into Super Mario Wii 2, the audio for when you select the game on the Wii Menu was edited; however, instead of editing the new voice clip of Mario shouting "Super Mario Galaxy!", it reuses the one from the first game, but retains the "WAHOO!" unique to the second game's screen.

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