Nintendo are, bar none, the greatest game developers in the world and Super Mario Galaxy was the best representation of the company firing on all cylinders. It was joyful to play, looked amazing, sounded even better, and had a marriage of level design and core mechanics that had never before been achieved in a 3D platformer. Then the sequel dropped 3 years later and somehow topped it. Galaxy 2 is a buffet of ingenuity where I found myself inadvertently shaking my head and laughing at just how incredible some of the stages were. Its not hyperbole to say that there is more variety and creativity in most single levels of this masterpiece than there are in the entirety of many full length games. Nintendo did not just raise the bar for the platforming genre, they stole it and tucked it away forever.