Last week there was a Nintendo media event giving the gaming press preview experiences for the Christmas season's games
. 1up has a look at all the titles on offer, but the one that (understandably) got the most attention was Mario Galaxy
for the Wii. Wired's Chris Kohler thinks Mario's bee suit might save Christmas
, while MTV's Stephen Totilo has comments from an hour hands-on with the game
ala Games For Lunch
. From Totilo's comments: "Each planetoid presents a challenge -- squash things, collect things -- that rewards players with the creation of a new launch star. I've launched Mario to a sphere that looks like it's made of wood. A star guy of some sort is in a glass jar. I need to kill all the Goombas to free it. I can jump on their heads, but I can also do the spin move, which knocks them dizzy and sends them spinning themselves. If Mario runs into them while they spin, they die."