I have a question about how to save lives on Super Mario Galaxy. Now, before you think "read the manual", rest assure I have.
When I am ready to exit the game, I generally go to the main menu, click save game progress. After it saves, I turn off the game or the Wii itself.
Alrighty, here is my problem: When I start UP the game, all the lives I had stored up are gone, and I am dropped down the the original 4 that the character starts with.
Out of curiosity, I hopped onto my roommates game. He had 54 lives saved. I exited the game, and the next time he played, he was ALSO down to 4 lives.
I tried erasing the entire game from the Wii and starting from scratch. I had collected over 20 guys, and yet the next day, all my lives were gone.
All the stars I collected are still there, and it seems like all the star bits are there as well...I just keep loosing the guys. Any suggestions as to what else I can do???