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What Mario Galaxy looks like at 720p

What Mario Galaxy looks like at 720p

by Bradley DeLorenzoJuly 6, 2009


Mario Galaxy ran through an emulator and up-res’d to 720p looks pretty darn good. Wii HD please!


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  • Thor
    July 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I hope Nintendo releases something that will allow you to play your Wii games in 720p. Even if they release a special version of the Wii I would buy it.

  • July 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    As long as they figure out a way to transfer all your downloaded games, etc. to the new Wii HD, I’m all for it. If they don’t, I know most will not be too excited. (Same for future DS systems.)

  • Mack2D2
    July 6, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    I don’t have an HD tv, so this really doesn’t matter too much to me… however I did notice a huge jump in quality from the standard cables to s-video on my tv.

    But anyway, maybe I’m being stupid here, but doesn’t the Wii already do 720p? or is it just 720i?… is there really that big of a difference between i and p? I thought the main difference was motion blur. Obviously I’m uneducated in the area of hd.

  • July 6, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Don’t worry, the next Nintendo console will have backwards-compatibility and will up-convert all previous Wii games to HD so they’ll look as good as what you are seeing here.

    Seeing Wii games in higher resolution has already been possible since last year. The reason why this topic came up again is because there’s a new update for Dolphin that enables sound for Super Mario Galaxy. Check out the video here:

    @Mack2D2, Wii’s maximum video output is in 480p which is considered EDTV (Enhanced-Definition TV). Wii also does 480i which is the maximum output for SD (Standard Definition). The P stands for Progressive scan (made for HDTV) while the I stands for Interlaced video (standard TV). A few GameCube games had already supported Progressive scan (480P), for example the original Metroid Prime. It was only possible if you owned the launch GameCube systems that had a digital audiovisual port in the back and a component cable for GameCube. It was removed in later models to lower the system’s price.

    Motion Blur has nothing to do with HD; It’s just a special effect you find in photography, movies, and games. It’s the same effect if you were to shake your hand really fast in front of your face.

    If you’d like to learn more about HD, I think you’ll find all your answers in the forums or simply just use Google. \;D/

    // Roth

  • Ellie
    July 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Am i the only one that thinks it looks worse? The enhanced output makes the bad graphics even more noticeable… New Wii with a better graphics card, 1080p plz.

  • Mack2D2
    July 7, 2009 at 3:45 am

    @Roth Thanks for the lesson, right after posting that I went and educated myself wiki style… appreciate the info regardless. Can’t wait ’til the next TV technology comes along so I can find a crazy bargain on today’s tech… if that makes sense. I’m what I call “frugal”, most call it “cheap”, but that hurts my feelings, lol.

    @Ellie I’ve got a friend that swears all Wii games look better to him on lesser quality TVs. I think it all comes down to personal preference. Personally I think the sharper edges look better, even if the designers didn’t take it into consideration. For instance, I love playing N64 games at 1080 resolution on my computer using emulators… most would think it looks hideous.

  • daniel
    July 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    How did you get mario galaxy in an emulator?

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