Trivia / Super Mario Galaxy

  • Follow the Leader: Since Galaxy first came out, there has been a large influx of gravity-based flash games across the Internet and on consoles, including Sonic the Hedgehog's own spin on the concept with Sonic Lost World.
  • Killer App: Super Mario Galaxy is one of these for the Wii (its sequel and Super Smash Bros. Brawl being the other major ones).
  • What Could Have Been: Mahito Yokota initially came up with a more Latin soundtrack—up to 28 pieces had been composed—because he believed it fit in line with the music of previous games. Koji Kondo told him it wouldn't work. Yokota (allegedly) admitted that the initial direction he took with the music stemmed from his misconception that the Mario games, as "kids" games, ought to have cutesy tunes.