Super Mario Galaxy

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Super Mario Galaxy
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD Tokyo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Galaxy
Release date(s) JP November 1, 2007
NA November 12, 2007
EU November 16, 2007
AUS November 29, 2007
KO September 4, 2008
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Co-op (2)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk
Compatibility 4PlayableEdit rating: Super Mario Galaxy
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Super Mario Galaxy is a 3D platform game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii. It is the third 3D platformer in the Mario series, after Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. A sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2, was released in 2010. The game follows the protagonist, Mario, on a quest to rescue Princess Peach from the game's primary antagonist, Bowser. Levels are galaxies filled with minor planets and worlds, while gameplay is updated with gravity effects and new power-ups. Super Mario Galaxy was first shown at E3 2006 and enjoyed a high level of pre-release awareness. The game has been hailed by several gaming websites as one of the best video games of all time.


[edit] Problems

[edit] Volume

Some sound effects/musical notes are louder than normal when using DSP HLE. Use DSP LLE for accurate audio emulation.

[edit] Inverted Reflections

Certain materials that reflect Mario have inverted reflections, refer issue 3106. This issue actually also exists on real hardware, so it's not an emulator bug.

[edit] Music Stopping

Music stops after a few minutes when not using the LLE plug-in. A patch discussed on the forums extends play for longer, but doesn't fully correct the issue. Fixed by 4.0-1300

[edit] Dolphin Hangs Before Credits

Dolphin will hang before the end credits play, refer issue 1170. It is related to the HLE sound plugin. There are two known solution to this problem.

  • Use DSP-LLE (also solves other sound problems, recommended)
  • Disable sound (cannot use Save States, if used the game will freeze upon finishing the level.)

Fixed by 4.0-1300

[edit] Config

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. Please see the performance guide for an overview of performance related settings. A full list of options is available at Template:Config/doc


Config Setting Notes

DSP Emulator Engine

LLE Avoid overly loud sounds

[edit] Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Super Mario Galaxy since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

4.0-6341 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

[edit] Testing

This game has been tested on the environments listed below:

[edit] Gameplay Videos