Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Super Mario Galaxy

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Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

This is the archived discussion of the TFAR nomination for the article below. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests). Please do not modify this page.

The result was: scheduled for Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 1, 2017 by Ealdgyth - Talk 13:10, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Super Mario Galaxy is a 2007 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii. It is the third 3D game in the Super Mario series. The story revolves around the protagonist, Mario, who is on a quest to rescue Princess Peach whilst simultaneously saving the universe from Bowser. The levels in the game consist of galaxies filled with minor planets and worlds, with different variations of gravity, the central element of gameplay. The concept for the game's use of spherical platforms was first conceptualised from ideas used in Super Mario 128, a technology demonstration shown at Nintendo Space World in 2000. Development of Super Mario Galaxy began in late 2004 after Shigeru Miyamoto suggested that Nintendo should commission a large-scale Mario game. Super Mario Galaxy was a critical and commercial success, hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time. Upon release it won several awards from gaming publications, including multiple "Game of the Year" titles, and became the first Nintendo title to win a BAFTA. It is the highest-rated game of all time on review aggregator GameRankings. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): The last video game to be featured on the main page was Rare Replay on 19 August
  • Main editors: Jaguar
  • Promoted: 26 November 2016
  • Reasons for nomination: This is the tenth anniversary of one of the most technically influential and acclaimed games of all time. I got it to FA last year with the ultimate intention of putting it on the main page in time for its 10th anniversary, which will no doubt gain coverage in video game journalism.
  • Support as nominator. JAGUAR  12:29, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support – It was released on Japan on November 1, 2007, so November 1, 2017 sounds like an excellent date for this to go up. The article still seems to be of excellent quality and I have no qualms about the piece you composed here. It all looks good! ^_^ ~Mable (chat) 13:04, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment. AFAIK, we've never had a discussion at WT:TFA on the question of what we should do at TFA about holidays. After the current discussion wraps up, I'll ask. If people want something for Halloween and Dia de (los) Muertos, that would have to go on either October 31 or November 1. October 31 is the 500th anniversary of what's generally accepted as the start of the Reformation, and Mike has indicated to the coords that he plans to run the article suggested at WP:TFAP. We've got something Halloweeny available for Nov 1, Witches' Sabbath (The Great He-Goat), if the discussion goes that way. - Dank (push to talk) 13:51, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  • We could also do this on 12th or the 16th, if the North American or European release date is alright. That would be far from optimal, though. ~Mable (chat) 14:22, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  • This will only gain significant media coverage on the anniversary of its original release date, so it's 1 November or nothing. I would have to remind everyone in that discussion that Halloween is not on 1 November... and that this game's anniversary is going to be significant as it was an important milestone in gaming history. JAGUAR  15:59, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
    • We keep hearing, year after year, that some holidays should get recognition at TFA. I'd like to get some answers from the community: which holidays? what days? how important is it, if we've got a request at TFAR for a different article? Halloween is generally celebrated between early and late evening in North America, and the TFA article that will be on the Main Page at that time is the 1 November article. What I'm hoping to hear is that any time in late October would be fine for a Halloween-themed article; the more constraints we have, the harder the job is. - Dank (push to talk) 21:52, 12 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support. If there's an Oct 31 conflict, run the Reformation on its 500th anniversary, run Halloween the day before, and run this one the day after (Nov 1): everyone is happy and makes more sense than displacing two articles successively. This is one of the highest-rated games in the medium, so the 10-year anniversary is an event worth commemorating. (Also perhaps I missed it but I didn't see the release dates sourced in the text?) (not watching, please {{ping}}) czar 20:07, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: A strong article and the date requested makes sense. I do not necessarily follow the concerns about dates as this will be posted right after Halloween so it is not going up on a holiday. I seen no issue with this. Aoba47 (talk) 02:04, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: Looks good to me, and very appropriate date. Freikorp (talk) 12:27, 25 September 2017 (UTC)