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Diabetus
Jul 5, 2004


Another Mario game?!! Don't panic.



What if Mario was, like...in space, man? TWICE??!! Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010) was a follow-up to the hit Wii title Super Mario Galaxy: The Phantom Menace (2007, re-released in 3D and IMAX in 2012). Nintendo broke the recent Mario formula a bit and released a direct sequel, not changing a whole lot in terms of the aesthetic SMG1 was based on.

But that doesn't mean they couldn't make it better! SMG2 builds on and improves upon what made SMG1 pretty solid, and the result is one of the most fun platforming games I've ever played, and definitely the most fun (for me) in the modern era. It's a no-nonsense, let's-have-some-goddamn-fun kinda game, and I love it for it. So this post will follow suit and cut to the chase - take a look and join me on a fairytale journey of collecting a bunch of stars because that's basically what Mario does now. Oh and Bowser kidnapped Peach FYI...in space (video 1 spoilers).

Videos

YouTube playlist

- Part I - Intro + Sky Station Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: none)

- Part II - Starship Mario + Yoshi Star Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Dave_O)

- Part III - Sky Station/Yoshi Star Revisited, Flip Swap Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Dectilon & Phiggle)

- Part IV - Spin Dig Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Chip Cheezum & General Ironicus)

- Part V - Fluffy Bluff Galaxy + Rightside Down Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Faceguy & Wogturt)

- Part VI - Bowser Jr's Fiery Flotilla: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: none)

- Part VII - Puzzle Plank Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part VIII - Hightail Falls Galaxy, Boulder Bowl Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Dave_O & Psychedelic Eyeball)

- Part IX - Wild Glide Galaxy, Honeybloom Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Meccaprime)

- Part X - Cosmic Cove Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Proton Jon)

- Part XI - Bowser's Lava Lair: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XII - Tall Trunk Galaxy / Cloudy Court Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XIII - Haunty Halls/Freezy Flake/Beat Block/Rolling Masterpiece Galaxies: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XIV - Freezy Flake Galaxy proper and Prankster Comets Galore: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef & Blister)

- Part XV - Tall Trunk/Freezy Flake/Haunty Halls revisited: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef & Cherrydoom)

- Part XVI - Bowser Jr's Fearsome Fleet: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: none)

- Part XVII - Supermassive Galaxy / Sweet Mystery Galaxy / Flipsville Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: thevoiceofdog & TurboC)

- Part XVIII - Flipsville Galaxy revisited / Honey Hop Galaxy / Supermassive Galaxy revisited: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Chip Cheezum & General Ironicus)

- Part XIX - Chompworks Galaxy / Starshine Beach Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Chip Cheezum & General Ironicus)

- Part XX - Prankster Comets again: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXI - Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXII - Space Storm Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXIII - Boo Moon Galaxy & Upside Dizzy Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Mr DJB & thevoiceofdog)

- Part XXIV - Slipsand Galaxy, Fleet Glide Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Phiggle & Dectilon)

- Part XXV - Shiverburn Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: none)

- Part XXVI - Still More Prankster Comets: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXVII - Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXVIII - Melty Monster Galaxy, Clockwork Ruins Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Cherrydoom & chuuurls)

- Part XXIX - Throwback Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef & Vicas)

- Part XXX - Melty Monster revisited, Battle Belt Galaxy, Flash Black Galaxy, Slimy Spring Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXXI - Yet again with the Prankster Comets: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Cherrydoom & chuuurls)

- Part XXXII - Bowser's Galaxy Generator: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXXIII - World S: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Phiggle & Dectilon)

- Part XXXIV - Pranking the way to 120 stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef & Mr. DJB)

- Part XXXV - World 1 Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Cherrydoom & chuuurls)

- Part XXXVI - World 2 Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXXVII - World 3 Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: TurboC & thevoiceofdog)

- Part XXXVIII - World 4 Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

- Part XXXIX - World 5 Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Psychedelic Eyeball & Ragny)

- Part XL - World 6 Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: ArgonMatrix)

- Part XLI - World S Green Stars: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: Dectilon & E1ke)

- Part XLII - Grandmaster Galaxy: Baldurdash / YouTube (guests: slowbeef)

tl;dr version of the entire LP

Soundtrack
The soundtrack to this game is full of orchestral goodness! I'll post tracks along with updates so you can listen without Internet weirdos talking over it.
- Sky Station Galaxy theme
- Yoshi Star Galaxy / Tall Trunk Galaxy theme
- Sky Station Galaxy theme #2
- Flip Swap Galaxy theme
- Spin Dig Galaxy/Boulder Bowl Galaxy theme
- Fluffy Bluff Galaxy / Cloudy Court Galaxy theme
- Rightside Down Galaxy / Upside Dizzy Galaxy theme
- Bowser Jr's Fiery Flotilla/Fearsome Fleet/Boom Bunker theme
- Puzzle Plank Galaxy theme
- Hightail Falls Galaxy theme
- Wild Glide Galaxy theme
- Honeybloom Galaxy / Honey Hop Galaxy theme
- Cosmic Cove Galaxy theme
- Road to Bowser
- Haunty Halls Galaxy / Boo Moon Galaxy theme
- Freezy Flake Galaxy theme
- Beat Block Galaxy theme
- Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy theme
- Time Attack
- Purple Coins
- Cosmic Clones
- Supermassive Galaxy theme
- Sweet Mystery Galaxy theme
- Flipsville Galaxy theme
- Chompworks Galaxy theme
- Starshine Beach Galaxy theme
- Space Storm Galaxy theme 1
- Space Storm Galaxy theme 2
- Slipsand Galaxy/Clockwork Ruins Galaxy theme
- Fleet Glide Galaxy theme
- Shiverburn Galaxy theme
- Melty Monster Galaxy theme
- Throwback Galaxy theme
- Slimy Spring Galaxy theme
- Bowser's Galaxy Generator theme
- Final Bowser Battle theme

Fanart

ShimilleM


horriblePencilist


Balobam


Widdiful


Neko-Bakene


piecehomepeac




Meccaprime


Dice_AV



Ropnolc






Dieter


LordHippoman




Phiggle


1talianStallion


Suspicious Dish


This'll be a pretty relaxed and chill, but comprehensive playthrough of the game and the goal is to get everything down to the last star. And as a quick disclaimer, this won't be the pro-est venture through this game...



I'll use the rotating guests model to share the Galaxy 2 experience to the best of my abilities.

Diabetus fucked around with this message at Jun 19, 2014 around 01:31

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Diabetus
Jul 5, 2004


Challenge Videos!

ArgonMatrix...

...plays through Fluffy Bluff Galaxy without ever becoming fluffy or bluff!
...doesn't eat any of the Tall Trunk's fruit and Courts the Clouds without a cloud!
...refuses to touch yellow things!
...starts becoming a legend!
...better understands the Koopas!
...apparently hates himself!

I don't know how to categorize this!

- Cybershell reviews and endorses the elpy

Diabetus fucked around with this message at Jun 2, 2014 around 00:47

Diabetus
Jul 5, 2004


Part I - Intro + Sky Station Galaxy

Baldurdash / YouTube
(guests: none)

Soundtrack
- Sky Station Galaxy theme

Small tech note: This first video was recorded at 4:3, but all the rest will be at 16:9.

homphgomph
Nov 23, 2007

Fellow Scientist

Arguably the best 3D platformer and definitely the best 3D Mario game. Going to be following this so hard.

Rirse
May 6, 2006

MY ONLY LOVE IN LIFE IS A WELL-LUBED SCARECROW



Glad to see this finally get posted. Haven't played much of Galaxy 2 even through I have a copy, but from what I seen, the game is amazing.

Admiral H. Curtiss
May 11, 2010

I think there are a bunch of people who can create trailing images. I know some who could do this as if they were just going out for a stroll.


Nice to see this getting started! This is a fantastic game and I hope everyone who hasn't played it yet will do so after seeing this LP.

Beardly
Jan 28, 2009

AREEEES!!


Good to see this officially get started. I saw the first video in the Sandcastle and really enjoyed the chill style of commentary. Looking forward to more.

Volt Catfish
Jan 14, 2010

But what will you do when they come looking for you, friend?


Oh man, finally gonna get to see what certain parts of the game are all about, since I didn't end up getting that far.

Glad to see you finally got to start something you've wanted to do for a while now, Diabetus.

Taoto
Oct 22, 2010

Hehehe... Everything's going according to plan, right?


I never got to play Galaxy 2, but I remember the first Galaxy being fun. I'm definitely looking forward to this. Good luck on the LP.

Common Coder
Jul 25, 2012



I loved Galaxy 1, but I never got around to getting the second game so I'll definitely be following this to completion.

a spooky ghost
Jan 1, 2010

stay the same never change


This should be a good thread! I would abandon any RPer ternt LPer apprehension (mentioned in a retsutalk maybe) since you're doing a great job so far.

I only played, and never finished, the first Mario Galaxy. I've always heard 2 was nothing but an improvement but I had a hard time believing it. I feel like I've seen so many Mario platformer sequels sort of be total rehashes of the first game, so I am looking forward to seeing what I have been missing

Geop
Oct 26, 2007

I guess you could say he's...
hot under the collar.
Heh.


I haven't played any Mario games after the SNES installment, so Galaxy 1 & 2 are foreign concepts to me I might be missing out on the rich, deep, involved backstory of the Mario world by skipping Galaxy 1, but I'll be tagging along! Glad to see this out of the Sandcastle.

Denim Avenger
Oct 20, 2010

Excelente


Man, I really need to go back and finish this game.

I like to think that Luma's dialogue is a reference to Geno.

Psychedelic Eyeball
Jan 10, 2006

Like it or not, we will build you a new civilization.

Well, getting that first star seemed a lot more epic than in Mario 64, didn't it?

This game looks crazy and fun, I'm definitely going to follow that. Good to see this thread finally going!

Zaggitz
Jun 18, 2009

"Fusco didn't wanna celebrate my release?"

"Finch has him tied up with something."

Oh boy my favorite platforming game ever! Are you going to do a star per video or will you expand your time limit past the first video?

Diabetus
Jul 5, 2004


OmegaZultan posted:

Oh boy my favorite platforming game ever! Are you going to do a star per video or will you expand your time limit past the first video?
I'm aiming for around 20 minutes per video, so probably anywhere from 1-3 stars per.

a spooky ghost posted:

I only played, and never finished, the first Mario Galaxy. I've always heard 2 was nothing but an improvement but I had a hard time believing it. I feel like I've seen so many Mario platformer sequels sort of be total rehashes of the first game, so I am looking forward to seeing what I have been missing
It's a complete improvement over Galaxy 1, which is a bummer because it didn't sell nearly as well. I can barely remember anything about the first game since this one to me just overshadows it so much.

Green Intern
Dec 29, 2008

Secret Art: Toxic Crotch Whirlwind!

Totally excited for more videos.

Conro101
Jan 6, 2012

Dr. Conro James Norock, Robot Sarcasm Master

I loved the storybook introduction, but I have a feeling Lubba's puns will be the death of me.

MeccaPrime
May 11, 2010





The Galaxy is an illusion. The Plumber doubly so.

Zeratanis
Jun 16, 2009

That's kind of a weird thought isn't it?

Glad to see this thread posted, been playing through the game myself and it's so drat good. Looking forward to more!

Suspicious Dish
Sep 24, 2011



I will say, I'm a bit disappointed at Spaceship Mario being an extremely weak hub world compared to some of the ones came before it, with pretty much nothing to do except go to levels. There wasn't any sense of exploration or progress, just a giant map screen.

But the rest of the game? Love it. All of the new stuff they added, pretty much all of the worlds. I didn't think that I would like the 2D platforming segments, but they work well and are integrated extremely well. I think that yeah, "streamline", would be the best way to describe what they did to Galaxy 1. Took the existing game, took out what was bad, put in more fun things, and then build more around it.

ShimilleM
Aug 23, 2012




I absolutely adore this game, can't wait for more.

bladeworksmaster
Sep 6, 2010

Bluray? Psh, like THAT will ever catch on.


Oh man, time to fire up another file to play along! I absolutely love this game, and pretty much everything it does.

horriblePencilist
Oct 18, 2012

It's a Dirt Devil!
Get it?

Aw man, I only borrowed the game and had to return it before I could finish it. I really have to buy it for good now; I want to finish it before the LP ends.

Now that I think about it, Mario being so close to not only one, but multiple black holes should have sped up time so excessively that Peach is long gone.

ArgonMatrix
Jun 10, 2012

The Nonagram loves you, truly.


Galaxy 2 is pretty much my favourite game of all time. I've played it somewhere in the realm of 30+ times and it still never gets boring for me. Needless to say, I'll be following this thread intently!

Diabetus
Jul 5, 2004


ShimilleM posted:



I absolutely adore this game, can't wait for more.
Haha, wasn't expecting fanart, especially so fast! Addin' to the OP.

Roxors
Feb 18, 2011


Looks pretty great, can't wait for more. Are you going to show off the multiplayer of this game at all? The description looks interesting, but I have no idea if it actually works in practice.

Dectilon
Aug 15, 2008

Remember that thou wast a servant in the land of LP, and that the Lord thy Master brought thee out thence through mighty balls and a stretched out dive.
Dectilon 5:15


Mario galaxy? Pff, more like... actually this game looks like a lot of fun.

Heren
Jul 11, 2012


A Diabetus LP? Just what I wanted for Christmas!

Glad to see you still have a great sense of humor Diabetus. Appreciate you showing off this game because just like you said it's one of the best 3D platformers (the best?) but it didn't seem to get as much attention as the original Super Mario Galaxy. It's a game that's just fun to play and I think you do a good job getting that across.

One thing that really impressed me about both games was how the art and setting was handled, especially in this game. The environments are diverse and even cheesy things like Mario's space/face-ship are memorable. Plus everything's so colorful! It's a nice game to watch.

And fanart already, of one of the best lines in the video. Nice one, ShimilleM.

Looking forward to seeing how things go from here!

Justin_Brett
Oct 23, 2012


Ground floor on a Diabetus Let's Play, brilliant.

Zuzie
Jun 30, 2005

I got this for a Ratatta on GTS.

I haven't played this game in such a long time, definitely following the LP...

Venomous
Nov 7, 2011


Galaxy 2 is easily my favourite 3D Mario. I love how it expanded on the first game - it doesn't just feel like a new set of levels, mechanically it's been expanded on and it all comes together to make something incredible.

Will definitely follow this LP.

Cryohazard
Feb 5, 2010


Sounds like you've just committed to doing every single star.

Are you ill?

DannyTanner
Jan 9, 2010



I'm digging the music a lot. This should be a good LP.

ScurvyKip
May 15, 2009

BIG PIMPIN


I have diabetes, is there anything I should know before I make an intergalactic journey?

For real though I've been looking forward to this, cant wait to see more.

Ambitious Spider
Feb 13, 2012


I prefer the first one, but Galaxy 2 is still mighty fine.

kalonZombie
May 24, 2010

D&D 3.5 Book of Erotic Fantasy


I've been meaning to replay this game. Now I have an excuse to.

Mr. Tibbs
Aug 3, 2012

They call me Mister Tibbs!


This thread is going to just make me more curious about what the galaxy team is going to do for the next 3D Mario.

FinalGamer
Aug 30, 2012


Aw man, a Diabetus LP of a Mario game?!

Just the thing I needed before my night shift, thanks Betus! Already enjoying your laid-back style for such a beautiful game. So glad to see more people bring more attention to this amazing sequel.

I hope you remembered your towel, or this game is gonna get real tricky.

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Robotfisherman
Oct 9, 2012

TEEHEEHEE

I'm interested in how this'll play out. This game does a great job of making each level feel a little more unique than Galaxy 1.

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