Miyamoto: Mario Galaxy 2 control is 'accessible'

Legend makes interface "easier" than title's predecessor

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is more difficult than its Wii predecessor, but Shigeru Miyamoto has told CVG that it'll nevertheless be more accessible for newcomers thanks to simpler controls.

Miyamoto wants the game to be easier to control than the first game, ensuring that novice gamers will be able to pick up and play it straight away.

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"Novice players often have a hard time getting a grip on how to control their character freely in the 3D world," said Miyamoto in the first of our three-part interview.

"I'm always trying to improve the system so that whenever we are working on a new 3D action game like Mario Galaxy 2, it's my dream to come up with the perfect control mechanism, so that people can use it intuitively and naturally be able to play around in the world very freely.

"We have to admit that this difficulty level of Galaxy 2 is rather high because it has been made specifically for the people who have finished Galaxy 1. But when it comes to the accessibility - in other words the easiness to control the Mario character - it's even easier than the original Galaxy 1. It's fun all the time because we are trying to do something unprecedented and unique," he added.

You can read the first part of our interview with Shigeru Miyamoto here.