The rumors were true: Super Mario Galaxy, the plumber’s smash hit Wii game, is now available for purchase from the Wii U’s virtual eShop channel. The game costs $20 USD to download. According to the website, off-television play has been added to the game, allowing players to use only the Wii U Gamepad to play.
Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are now both available for download for Wii U. Being Wii games, they are also playable on the system as discs, thanks to the Wii U’s backwards compatibility. Both are spectacular games and worth far more than the meager $20 required to download them. Mario’s adventures have never been as magnificent as they are in the Galaxy series.