Yes, all of that was in real-time. Technically this game looks like its doing a lot of stuff we haven't seen the Wii do yet. Highly detailed Bump Mapping, some kind of advanced Soft-Shading and very impressive lighting give this game some of the most impressive graphics I've ever seen and I've seen them all. The music also sounds so good! Did you notice the Airship theme from Super Mario Bros. 3? Simply a gamers paradise.