Nintendo is calling on its greatest superhero to help make the its Wii game system even hotter than last year.

'Super Mario Galaxy,' which sells for $49.99 was released this week. It's the first 'Super Mario' game in five years. The game centers on the famous Italian plumber's quest to rescue Princess Peach once again. His travels will take him into outer space and distant galaxies.

The game play ranges wildly from traditional side-scrolling, to upside down 3D scenes. He can even travel from one planet to another. While older games had Mario grabbing mushrooms and other objects to gain new abilities in this edition the power ups include turning into a bee and flying through walls.