Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Third Playable Character -Spoilers-

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

 Official Nintendo Magazine, has strongly hinted upon a third playable character within it's awesome 10 page review of Super Mario Galaxy 2

  •  Galaxy 2 takes place in an alternative reality, where the events of the first game haven't taken place - Mario and the Luma's have never met. 
  •  Mario helps out a big Luma who owns the new Spaceship Mario - he needs power stars to fuel the ship. 
  •  Peach has gone walkies...with Bowser. 
  •  There'll be 40+ galaxies to explore. 
  •  Springo Mario only makes 2 appearances. 
  •  Luigi becomes playable once you earn around 20 stars. 
  •  Another character is strongly hinted at once you've topped the 120 star mark. 
  •  A monkey called "The Chimp" introduces mini-games. 
  •  Many references to classic Mario with a good amount of ingenious 2D sections.      
 
  
 Who do you think it is?
#2 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3516 posts) -

So we don't know the third character then? What about that Green Hill Galaxy rumor? WTF does "gone walkies" mean? They went out and bought some walkie talkies? 

#3 Edited by Siepher (255 posts) -
@Dan_CiTi said:

" So we don't know the third character then? What about that Green Hill Galaxy rumor? WTF does "gone walkies" mean? They went out and bought some walkie talkies?  "

That's EXACTLY what it means. 
 
The plot thickens. 
 
Interesting facts.
#4 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Tingle.

#5 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

Toad?
 
It's Nintendo, they'll not introduce an all new character. It'll be someone we've played as before in about a dozen games in the past. Kind of loses the "OMG SECRET THIRD CHARACTER!" appeal once you realise that :(

#6 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@Meowayne said:

" Tingle. "

 
Tingle in a spacesuit would be awesome.  
 
 
I don't know, but seeing as though there's already a chimp in the game.... 
#7 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Play with your Mii.

#8 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Hamz said:
" Toad?  It's Nintendo, they'll not introduce an all new character. It'll be someone we've played as before in about a dozen games in the past. Kind of loses the "OMG SECRET THIRD CHARACTER!" appeal once you realise that :( "
I can't see you being wrong about that.  I am sure it will be nice, whichever it is, but it won't be n earth shattering announcement.    It won't be disappointing either I imagine.
 
@Dan_CiTi
said:
"WTF does "gone walkies" mean? They went out and bought some walkie talkies?  "
You take your dog for "walkies".  In Australia we would have said, gone walkabout. 
#9 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

A third character!?!
 
OH SNAP. IT'S REAL!
 



#10 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Ivy from Soul Calibur 4.

#11 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

 As improbable it is, it would be awesome.

#12 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

My bet is on Wario. 

#13 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

" Unbiased and professional print publication"
 
was this sarcasm? because if not, why the hell would you feel the need to say that, why not just say "Official Nintendo Magazine"

#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

Unfortunately it probably won't be anything cool. I remember the 'secret' opponent in Punch Out, and how they wanted it to be kept super secret, and it turned out to be Donkey Kong (I think). So my bet is that it won't be anything exciting, and it'll probably be something stupid like Toad or Donkey Kong, although I'd be satisfied with Wario.

#15 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Maybe it's Princess Peach, that way she can finally save herself.
 
She hasn't been playable in a while, so that would be cool.

#16 Posted by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -

I read about that last night.  I'm curious about who it is.  It better not be Sonic though...

#17 Posted by Conker (794 posts) -

Gone walkies? Wah?
#18 Posted by Kirbichu54 (120 posts) -

Maybe Wario? Lower jump hight + slower run = slightly hard mode?
#19 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

The third playable character is... love.

#20 Posted by Crono11 (1651 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" The third playable character is... love. "
I've heard from some people that's all you need.
#21 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

My bet's on Princess Peach. Unless Nintendo pull something really crazy and drag in a character from another franchise (which I don't think they'll do) then she seems to be the logical choice. Bowser and Wario seem too bulky and heavy to compete with the jumping skills of the Mario Bros. and Toad seems to be a little lacking in that department as well, besides who would want to collect 120 stars to play as Toad? Peach has the unique ability to use her umbrella to hover across gaps and when talking about main characters in the Mario series that aren't the Mario Bros. this does seem to make her the best fit. Of course all this is assuming there is a third playable character.

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#22 Posted by sawfish22 (237 posts) -

You should make this as a poll.  My bet's on Toad though.

#23 Posted by Sanj (2537 posts) -

It's not going to be anything out of the Mario universe.  So it's probably going to be someone like Toad or Wario.

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#24 Posted by dr_nefarious (1619 posts) -

Most likely it's going to be Wario. I have a feeling that they're going to pull a super mario 64 x4 here.

#25 Posted by ElHijoDelIronSheik (20 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:
"

My bet's on Princess Peach. Unless Nintendo pull something really crazy and drag in a character from another franchise (which I don't think they'll do) then she seems to be the logical choice. Bowser and Wario seem too bulky and heavy to compete with the jumping skills of the Mario Bros. and Toad seems to be a little lacking in that department as well, besides who would want to collect 120 stars to play as Toad? Peach has the unique ability to use her umbrella to hover across gaps and when talking about main characters in the Mario series that aren't the Mario Bros. this does seem to make her the best fit. Of course all this is assuming there is a third playable character.

"
I thought she used her dress to float? She didnt have an umbrella in SMB2... 
 
Im pulling for Wario tho,
#26 Posted by Godwind (2596 posts) -

Their making a new Mario Brother, Gino.

#27 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -
@ElHijoDelIronSheik said:
" @Gamer_152 said:
"

My bet's on Princess Peach. Unless Nintendo pull something really crazy and drag in a character from another franchise (which I don't think they'll do) then she seems to be the logical choice. Bowser and Wario seem too bulky and heavy to compete with the jumping skills of the Mario Bros. and Toad seems to be a little lacking in that department as well, besides who would want to collect 120 stars to play as Toad? Peach has the unique ability to use her umbrella to hover across gaps and when talking about main characters in the Mario series that aren't the Mario Bros. this does seem to make her the best fit. Of course all this is assuming there is a third playable character.

"
I thought she used her dress to float? She didnt have an umbrella in SMB2."
Actually now I think about it she's used both her dress and an umbrella to float in the past, they'll probably go with the dress if they do put her in but either way she can float.
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#28 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -
@crono11 said:
" @Meowayne said:
" The third playable character is... love. "
I've heard from some people that's all you need. "
Yeah, but those people did a lot of psychedelics in the 60's and probably didn't really know what they were talking about.
#29 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Wario's mechanics are so fundamentally different, I dunno if that's really possible unless they're giving him Wario specific levels.

#30 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Wario's mechanics are so fundamentally different, I dunno if that's really possible unless they're giving him Wario specific levels. "
It should be the same as the differences between Mario and Luigi in the original, just more intense.
 
Anyway, although I am still sad that Sonic is not in the game, I doubt it's a third character.
#31 Posted by Supermarius (1196 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Wario's mechanics are so fundamentally different, I dunno if that's really possible unless they're giving him Wario specific levels. "
Wario's big mechanics are the dash, the butt stomp, and being able to pick up and throw stunned enemies. The but stomp is now part of marios aresenal and i dont think the dash would be game breaking or anything.
#32 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5293 posts) -

Geno....

#33 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Supermarius said:
" @ryanwho said:
" Wario's mechanics are so fundamentally different, I dunno if that's really possible unless they're giving him Wario specific levels. "
Wario's big mechanics are the dash, the butt stomp, and being able to pick up and throw stunned enemies. The but stomp is now part of marios aresenal and i dont think the dash would be game breaking or anything. "
He's never been a jumper, though. Which is why he couldn't just sub in for any given Mario level, unlike Luigi who was originally a pallete swap. It would be weird seeing him jump. Wario continuity is super important uguys.
#34 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Ummm, so does anybody actually know who the third character is?

#35 Posted by Supermarius (1196 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" @Supermarius said:

" @ryanwho said:

" Wario's mechanics are so fundamentally different, I dunno if that's really possible unless they're giving him Wario specific levels. "
Wario's big mechanics are the dash, the butt stomp, and being able to pick up and throw stunned enemies. The but stomp is now part of marios aresenal and i dont think the dash would be game breaking or anything. "
He's never been a jumper, though. Which is why he couldn't just sub in for any given Mario level, unlike Luigi who was originally a pallete swap. It would be weird seeing him jump. Wario continuity is super important uguys. "
He was a jumper in all the warioland games and wario: shake it. 
 
Here he is jumping in his first game, Warioland (excellent game, btw)
 
#36 Posted by Nephrahim (1157 posts) -

Man, I forgot the awesomeness that was the JET HAT. 
 
Warioland was great. 
 
But yeah, him or Peach, I guess...  Maybe some other character that they introduce in Mario Galaxy?

#37 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Supermarius said:
" @ryanwho said:

" @Supermarius said:

" @ryanwho said:

" Wario's mechanics are so fundamentally different, I dunno if that's really possible unless they're giving him Wario specific levels. "
Wario's big mechanics are the dash, the butt stomp, and being able to pick up and throw stunned enemies. The but stomp is now part of marios aresenal and i dont think the dash would be game breaking or anything. "
He's never been a jumper, though. Which is why he couldn't just sub in for any given Mario level, unlike Luigi who was originally a pallete swap. It would be weird seeing him jump. Wario continuity is super important uguys. "
He was a jumper in all the warioland games and wario: shake it. 
 
Here he is jumping in his first game, Warioland (excellent game, btw)
 
"
It goes without saying, no shit he can jump. He's never been a (12 feet in the air like Mario) jumper.
#38 Posted by TheMasterDS (2138 posts) -
#39 Posted by DancingJesus (68 posts) -
#40 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

So, who was it?

#41 Posted by TristanLuigi (1 posts) -

*facepalm* 
It's He's not even secret as he 's in the second level and is SMG2's primary new feature, but I put it in a spoiler alert for those who think it is. Getting all 242 stars just makes you win deh game.
#42 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -
@TristanLuigi: Why would you do this?!?!?
#43 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -
@TristanLuigi: So. I have 120 and then got mad at the game for making me have to do it again. If I put it back in when does this next playable character show up?
#44 Posted by KaosAngel (13764 posts) -
@TristanLuigi: ....you make an account today and make this your first forum post?  Seriously?
#45 Posted by Kokoro (156 posts) -

Having Peach playable once you save her as non-canon bonus would have been nice.

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