Super Mario Galaxy 2 not a true sequel

Will Thompson On June 1, 2010 01.06.2010 with 39 Comments

I’m not sure if you guys know this, but I am the underground-know-it-all of the site. I have to be well versed in all types of hacking, modding, homebrew, emulators, programs and everything of the sort. While many of you must be saying “Will, you are coming out and saying your a dirty pirate!?” I am doing nothing of the sort, and I am only saying this to justify my findings.

Since I have my Wii Modded for homebrew, I use that access to an ISO loader. That rips and stores games, as well as accesses information on the disc that is not normally seen by the likes of normal consumers. Such as the true game identification names and the specific serial codes.

However, all this information about ISO loaders and being a underground-know-it-all wouldn’t be worth posting unless it was to share this one piece of information…

And that is that the disc identification for Super Mario Galaxy 2, isn’t “Super Mario Galaxy 2″. It is actually, Super Mario Galaxy More.

While many of you would think that name shouldn’t matter, it really does matter. It means that Nintendo doesn’t consider Mario Galaxy 2 to be a true sequel to Mario Galaxy, but just additional content. Yet, the overall story and game play reflects nothing of the game being a direct sequel or does it even mention or try to connect to any story of the first game. Super Mario Galaxy 2 is nothing but a contradiction. A contradiction that even Phoenix Wright would shout objection over.

Thoughts?

39 Responses to “Super Mario Galaxy 2 not a true sequel”

  1. raindog469 says:

    I didn’t care that much for the first one, so I couldn’t be happier that they got rid of most of what I didn’t like about it and added more things I do like (Yoshi, blue skies, better “girlfriend mode”, etc.) The levels themselves could totally have been an expansion pack, and as far as the story goes, come on, it’s a Mario game.

    Whether it’s a sequel or just a full-priced, standalone expansion pack, it’s much better in my book. As I said in another post, it’s basically Super Mario Galaxy Do-Over.

  2. Verius says:

    At least this pseudo expansion pack will be keeping mario fans and gamers busy for a while!

  3. GoHobo says:

    Actually it doesn’t matter, but thanks for trying to make it seem like it does.

    In the Space you posted this nonsense story on, you could have posted a picture of a giant duck. It would have been far more informative and stimulating on an intellectual level.

  4. MarkO says:

    Only if it was a blue duck because I’ve always wanted to see a blue duck.

  5. Will says:

    Billy Madison huh.

  6. Andy says:

    It is still a great game.

  7. Gourmand says:

    This is just the code name for the game, like Wii was Revolution and the Gamecube was Dolphin

  8. deepthought says:

    ahahaha nintendo fans ask for more mario galaxy and when they get it, they complain

    ahahaha classic

    peace out droogs

  9. Will says:

    For the record, I was on the fence at the announcement at E3 last year. Still waiting for Other M and Sin and Punishment.

  10. Mark says:

    Well yeah, I mean wasn’t it common knowledge a while ago the Super Mario Galaxy 2 started out development as an expansion pack? Besides, Nintendo’s philosophy has always been that a true sequel is a game that actually uses a new engine and does new things that previous title couldn’t. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was built on the same engine as Galaxy and was just all the things they didn’t have time to put into the first one. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing of course. After all I really look forward to getting the game. =)

  11. RobotHaus says:

    Gourmand is the only one who’s got it right. You goons don’t know a thing about game development. It’s much easier to keep one name in the code of a game and never have to change it since no normal person will look at it.

  12. Fesworks says:

    At the end of the first game, didn’t the universe reset or something? SMG2 could be the “alternate” universe path than SMG1.

    Also, if not, And it’s merely an expansion? So? Mario games don’t really lend itself to car about being linear.

    Really, it doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t negatively affect continuity (if any, let’s be honest), of the Mario “series”.

    It’s interesting to see what the dev title was though.

  13. Ptolemy says:

    Meaningless.
    An antiquated naming convention from when the game was originally meant to be just an expansion of Galaxy.
    In other news, the 3D model for Midna in her final form was called sexymidnaLOL.
    Maybe thats true. I don’t know. I had the mesh a while back, it was similar to that.

  14. Mr cranky says:

    Uh….i kinda dont want to visit this site anymore. Your not coming out saying that your a pirate but theres no reason to back up your games onto a hard drive. Everybody that has the homebrew channle is a thieving scumbag and thats the truth. Any acutuall benefit just an excuse to steal money from developers, sorry but thats the truth.

  15. Knowitall says:

    Mr cranky, you’re an idiot.

  16. Fesworks says:

    nice try claiming truth without evidence. I, for one, would love to mod my Wii for homebrew apps and such.

  17. Zachs Kappler says:

    I have modded our Wii, but can’t backup stuff yet, my little sister would be heart broken if the something happened to her game disc and couldn’t play it anymore…

    Aside from that, watching movies and video before Netflix’s intervention and playing homebrew games is awesome.

  18. GoHobo says:

    No, Mr. Cranky’s right. Since modding your Wii for Homebrew apps is retarded, the only people who mod their Wiis are thieves and pirates.

    I mean what are you proving? That you know how to install linux on something else? Big Deal. Nobody cares.

  19. Fesworks says:

    Dude, I would mod my Wii just to personally prove you wrong.

    I’m going to guess you both are younger gamers. Ignorant, sweeping claims are things I remember from years ago when I was more active in gaming and online discussion, starting pre-Gamecube….

    damn I’m old…

  20. GoHobo says:

    What you’re going to mod your Wii to prove that you aren’t retarded?

    Too late, pal.

  21. deepthought says:

    hahahaha, that is one ugly guy

  22. GoHobo says:

    That is one gigantic idiot that posts his license on the internet after admitting that he owns piracy software and likes using it.

  23. Fesworks says:

    Wow. GoHobo must be like 13 and thinks he knows everything :P Haven’t seen crap like his for like 7 years.

  24. Jonkind says:

    I though the majority of levels in Galaxy 2 were always called expansion levels or “stuff we couldn’t fit into Galaxy 1″. This confirms that I guess, but didn’t that come straight from Miyamoto or Iwata anyway?

  25. Eric says:

    I can’t imagine a world in which I care about this. It’s a sequel. You can tell by the “2″ on the box, but more importantly by the fact that it contains at least as much content as the original. What they use as their name for it in an identifier is irrelevant trivia, not some “scoop”.

  26. EdEN says:

    Well, the same could be said about pretty much any sequel in a franchise. Uncharted 2 is “Uncharted More” or God of War 3 is really “God of War 2 More minus some small details”.

    Can’t really complain. In my case right after getting the last star with Luigi the first thing I thought was “wish I could get more levels for the game” and thus SMG 2 is just what I needed.

  27. skar says:

    what a douche.

  28. Lance says:

    Does anyone really care if it’s a ‘sequel’ or not? If it’s fun then a number doesn’t matter. Super Mario World really is just Super Mario Bros. 3 And Then Some. Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time could also just as easily be considered Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in 3D.

  29. Phoenix Wright says:

    OBJECTION!!!

  30. Paolo says:

    OVERRULED!!!! TAKE THAT!!!

  31. Paolo says:

    BTW… Just 1.29Gigs? That’s smaaaall!!!

  32. Fairlady Z says:

    It says Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the box. Pretty sure that means Nintendo meant it was a sequel to Super Mario Galaxy. Or do you really think they intended for people to root around in the game data to discover some basically meaningless secret about the codename of the game?

  33. Nathan says:

    “…theres no reason to back up your games onto a hard drive.” – Mr cranky

    That’s not true, you won’t have to swap the discs anymore, less noise, less energy needed, quicker loading, etc.

    And yes, I’m a filthy pirate. (I wasn’t in the past, Ninty got enough money from me)

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  36. Ike says:

    After ripping the disc & converting the ISO, I loaded up the WBFS for this game in Dolphin & title also struck me as odd. That’s how I ended up here.

    But as Nathan said, I rip my games to an HD mainly to cut down on time spent ejecting discs, loading & also so the little ones can’t damage the optical media. Loading from a USB HDD is the best solution for me!

  37. John Doe says:

    Careful youre talking about the best videogame experience ever graced to a console videogame machine.

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