I had an amusing idea for a Mario Galaxy preview the other day — 10 reasons the game could maybe be a “perfect 10.” A harmless way to get people talking about whether or not it’s really that good, I figured… utterly failing to take into account that on the Internet another person’s every utterance about a videogame is immediately assumed to be fraught with bias and conspiracy. Also, there’s the thing about the 10 score not actually meaning “perfect” at our site, which the text clarified but was inevitably confusing to people who aren’t really familiar with 1UP’s way of doing things. So yeah, bad idea, and I am contrite for my lapse in judgment. Please to enjoy instead 10 reasons why, uh, Mario Galaxy could be incredible.
Of course, the new title is, in my opinion, even more disingenuous. Because while Mario Galaxy could turn out to be a 10, maybe, anyone who’s played a fair amount of the game can tell you that it is very definitely incredible. But what can ya do.
Well, anyway. Speaking of Mario, I think this link should lead you to a Retronauts episode about the little guy’s 8-bit games. Yeah, we managed to record one late yesterday, despite our Tuesday conflict. I also recorded something intensely humiliating for Friday’s 1UP Show, something so ridiculous and foolish that I will never, ever live it down. I’ll be moving to a remote cave over the weekend in order to hide from civilization. It’s been fun, everyone, but after today you will never hear from me again.