A Walk on the Weird Side
A Walk on the Weird Side is the first mission of the Upside Dizzy Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The objective is to simply navigate to the end of the galaxy's gravity chambers. The mission's name is a pun on the song A Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed.
The player immediately flies into a Warp Pipe, which takes them inside the main planet. To reach an upper ledge, the player has to propel themselves up using the reversed gravity, then use the reversed gravity to stand on moving platforms above. Next the player has to using moving reversed gravity segments to reach and upper ledge. Afterward, the player has to Ground Pound a Blue Switch to temporarily change the flow of gravity to reach a Warp Pipe to the next segment.
In the next area, the gravity will change constantly, signified by the sounds coming from the Wii Remote (or the television if the Wii Remote's speaker is turned off). After every eight beats, the gravity will flip, and there is no pause between the beats. Using this mechanic, the player needs to time their movements with the flow of gravity to avoid obstacles like electric barriers and progress. In some areas, there are moving segments with stable gravity the player has to use to cross obstacles. In the final area, the player has to time the gravity change with their jump to reach the Power Star.
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