“Super Mario Galaxy” On Video, Narrated By Nintendo, Featuring The Plumber’s Most Amazing Jump

Sure, you could read my minute-by-minute breakdown of “Super Mario Galaxy” and pick up all kinds of tidbits about the game’s controls, difficulty, the thing that was removed from the game since E3 and even the best way to cheat when playing the game.

But you could also watch this video. Four and a half minutes of two areas I don’t think you’ve seen before. It’s narrated by Nate Bihldorff, one of the top writers at Nintendo of America and a frequent interview subject of mine (another one coming later today!).

If you don’t want to have too much spoiled, but you want to see the most impressive Mario jump I’ve ever witnessed performed without computer enhancements, cue this footage to 3:00 (or 1:33 to go, as it were).

For those of you wondering what the deal is with my “Ratchet and Clank” comment, brush up over here. And don’t worry, Nate can take it. So can Miyamoto and Nintendo Tokyo, the studio making the game.For a little extra, check out a “Galaxy” bonus clip in part two.