Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) Guide by Grawl
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12/14/07 – Version 1.2
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Table of Contents [SM.00.00]
* Table of Contents………………………………………….[SM.00.00]
* History & Next Version………………………………….[SM.01.01]
* The Terrace…………………………………………[SM.03.03]
* Good Egg Galaxy…………………………..[SM.03.3A]
* Honeyhive Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.3B]
* Loopdeeloop Galaxy………………………..[SM.03.3C]
* Flipswitch Galaxy…………………………[SM.03.3D]
* Bowser Jr.’s Robot Reactor…………………[SM.03.3E]
* The Fountain………………………………………..[SM.03.04]
* Space Junk Galaxy…………………………[SM.03.4A]
* Battlerock Galaxy…………………………[SM.03.4B]
* Rolling Green Galaxy………………………[SM.03.4C]
* Hurry-Scurry Galaxy……………………….[SM.03.4D]
* Bowser’s Star Reactor……………………..[SM.03.4E]
* The Kitchen…………………………………………[SM.03.05]
* Beach Bowl Galaxy…………………………[SM.03.5A]
* Ghostly Galaxy……………………………[SM.03.5B]
* Bubble Breeze Galaxy………………………[SM.03.5C]
* Buoy Base Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.5D]
* Bowser Jr.’s Airship Armada………………..[SM.03.5E]
> * The Bedroom………………………………………..[SM.03.06]
* Gusty Garden Galaxy……………………….[SM.03.6A]
* Freezeflame Galaxy………………………..[SM.03.6B]
* Dusty Dune Galaxy…………………………[SM.03.6C]
* Honeyclimb Galaxy…………………………[SM.03.6D]
* Bowser’s Dark Matter Galaxy………………..[SM.03.6E]
* The Engine Room……………………………………..[SM.03.07]
* Gold Leaf Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.7A]
* Sea Slide Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.7B]
* Toy Time Galaxy…………………………..[SM.03.7C]
* Bonefin Galaxy……………………………[SM.03.7D]
* Bowser Jr.’s Lava Reactor………………….[SM.03.7E]
* The Garden………………………………………….[SM.03.08]
* Deep Dark Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.8A]
* Dreadnought Galaxy………………………..[SM.03.8B]
* Melty Molten Galaxy……………………….[SM.03.8C]
* Matter Splatter Galaxy…………………….[SM.03.8D]
* Sweet Sweet Galaxy………………………..[SM.03.9A]
* Sling Pod Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.9B]
* Drip Drop Galaxy………………………….[SM.03.9C]
* Bigmouth Galaxy…………………………..[SM.03.9D]
* Sand Spiral Galaxy………………………..[SM.03.9E]
* Boo’s Boneyard Galaxy……………………..[SM.03.9F]
* Gateway Galaxy……………………………[SM.03.9H]
* Snowcap Galaxy……………………………[SM.03.9I]
* Rolling Gizmo Galaxy………………………[SM.03.9J]
* Bubble Blast Galaxy……………………….[SM.03.9K]
* Loopdeeswoop Galaxy……………………….[SM.03.9L]
* Bowser’s Galaxy Reactor……………………[SM.03.9M]
* The Library……………………………………………….[SM.04.01]
* Chapter 1: The Celestial Duo…………………….[SM.04.02]
* Chapter 2: Star Bits…………………………………[SM.04.03]
* Chapter 3: The Comet…………………………………[SM.04.04]
* Chapter 4: The Dream…………………………………[SM.04.05]
* Chapter 5: Home……………………………………..[SM.04.06]
* Chapter 6: Friends…………………………………..[SM.04.07]
* Chapter 7: The Telescope……………………………..[SM.04.08]
* Chapter 8: The Wish………………………………….[SM.04.09]
* Final Chapter: Family………………………………..[SM.04.10]
* Cheats & Secrets……………………………………….[SM.05.01]
* Bonus Stages in the Demo……………………………..[SM.05.02]
* Unlock Luigi………………………………………..[SM.05.03]
* Grand Finale Galaxy………………………………….[SM.05.04]
* Death Count…………………………………………[SM.05.06]
* Cosmic Race Boost……………………………………[SM.05.07]
History & Next Version [SM.01.01]
Version 0.1 (11/01/07) – First version, everything is new ;p (12,8KB)
Version 0.2 (11/02/07) – Expanded the walkthrough and fixed the previous
walkthrough regarding enemy names. Also changed the TOC a bit and added the
Version 0.3 (11/04/07) – Fixed some spelling mistakes, expanded the
walkthrough, added more chapters to the Library. (72,5KB)
Version 1.0 (11/05/07) – The same as before. Finished the main walkthrough,
covering the basic stars and all end-game. Also finished the Library section.
Added Cheats & Secrets. (107KB)
Version 1.1 (12/14/07) – All stars covered, plus cheats added. (136KB)
The most awaited sequel to the Mario game, if you ask me. And a Mario game
that also didn’t become a launch title. Did this extra time give Nintendo the
opportunity to perfect a new Mario platformer? The answer is yes. Bigger,
better and what-are-you-waiting-for-go-play-the-game!
"Every hundred years, a comet appears in the skies above the Mushroom Kingdom.
The comet was so large one year, it filled the skies and sent countless
shooting stars raining down. The Toads brought the shooting stars to the
castle, where they became a great Power Star. It should have been a very
happy time for the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom. That was the night of the
Star Festival, held once every hundred years to celebrate the comet,
I’ll be waiting for you at the castle on the night of the Star Festival.
There’s something I’d like to give you.
You see Mario running happily towards the castle. It’s time for you to control
the plumber. Some Toads will talk to you when you get near them, others will
require you to press A when you’re standing (or running) near them. Talk to
any one you like and make your way down the path to trigger the next part of
the intro to start. On your way collect the star bits that fall from the sky.
You can’t have to run over in order to pick them up, just wave your Wiimote
over the screen to catch them.
When you walk over to the square, you’ll see how Bowser invades Mushroom
Kingdom — once again. Mario starts to run around to avoid getting hit by the
things fly around. Bowser gets near Peach with his ship and gives a little
speech. He invites Peach to the new galaxy he’s creating. How nice!
Total chaos. Got to love it. Run down the path to the castle and you’ll see
how a UFO and four ships take the whole castle away. Peach screams for Mario,
but Mario is occupied by a Magi-Koopa and will be blasted away.
Mario awakes by the sound of the star that Peach held in her arms. It turns
into a rabbit-like animal. Follow it until you reach more of then. Instead of
focusing on the problem here, they want to play hide-and-seek. Fine.
The easiest way to catch them, is by shooting star bits at them, and then walk
over to them. Shoot using the B-button. Find all three of them (it reminds me
of that annoying bunny in the dungeons of Super Mario 64) to end this game.
Talk to the star-things to find out you’re at the gateway of the starry sky,
which is a connection somewhere deep in space. At the top you’ll find ‘Mama’
who looks a lot like Peach. Her name is Rosalina and she’ll give you the power
to travel through space by handing out Luma.
You also get the power to shake. That’s right, shake it baby! Ok, that was
lame, but use the power to break the ice in front of you. Then shake again at
the Launch Star, which will shoot you through space.
At the next planet you need to fix the Launch Star by finding all the Star
Chips. Sounds easy enough. The chips aren’t hard to find. Some are covered in
ice, but most just lay around. Watch out for the black hole, the comets and
the Goombas and you’ll be fine. There is also a 1-up to be found on a block.
When ready, visit the next planet.
The star here is trapped, and a Goomba has the key. Get rid of all of them
(and get the coins in the ice as well) to get the key. The star will transform
which allows you to go to the other planet. There is a large Goomba here. Hit
the pins to flip it over, then kick it. Head to the now freed star and enter
In here, you need to step on all the yellow switches and turn them blue. When
you did that, the machine will be disabled and you’ll get your first Star.
By doing this, you opened a new dome – the Terrace. After a little chat,
enter it. Point the cursor at the Pull Star and press A to see an overview of
worlds (or galaxies, as they are called) which you can visit. You need more
stars to visit some, you know the drill. Reveal the one with one star – Good
Egg Galaxy. It’s time to visit this galaxy, don’t you think?
The Terrace [SM.03.03]
Good Egg Galaxy [SM.03.3A]
Stars required: 1
***** Dino Piranha *****
At the first planet, head to the top of the stone tower to find your next
buddy. He’ll shoot you to the next planet. At this planet, you need to create
your own star, like before. Watch out for the brown parts, since this slows
Mario down, making him an easy target for the boulders rolling around.
A smaller planet is coming up. Hit the Piranha with a starbit, then shake to
get rid of it. A vine will come up. Shake the Wiimote in order to swing
yourself to the next planet.
It’s the same deal here, but there’s a larger Piranha. Hit it, wait till it
falls down and then jump on it. This will create a new vine, which allows you
once again to get to the next planet.
Here move to the other side to find a new Luma. Move up the castle and launch
yourself forward to your first boss. Grab all the star bits you can get here
and then get ready.
You’ll land on top of the egg, which’ll crack it. Hit the tail by shaking
against it to reveal the real boss. You need to repeat this three times in
order to kill it. Let the dino run at you, then quickly changes directions and
get behind it. You may need a few tries, but it’s easy enough.
Back at the Terrace you’ll learn how to use the star bits. Get the few that
are here, then shoot 5 at the Luma.
***** A Snack of Cosmic Proportions *****
We’ll need to take another path here. Go to the fortress again, but find the
alternative path to find a blue Luma. He asks you too look after his hungry
friend. The next planet isn’t too hard. Just find the star that’s locked
inside a piece of ice and move on.
Shake so you can continue, and whenever you find another star, shake again so
you fly further. You’ll land on a planet with the hungry friend the other Luma
was talking about. Give him something to eat (why doesn’t he eat the two bits
he’s holding?). Once you gave him 100 bits, he’ll transform into a new planet.
If you don’t have enough bits simply backtrack a bit until you do.
Head towards the new planet. You need to climb up here. At a certain moment
you’ll find a green blob and three spiky plants. Hit the blob so it’ll hit a
plant, and get the 1-up. And it doesn’t end here. You can wall jump to take a
The next planet is a big glass planet, and it’s obvious you need to go inside
in order to continue. To get inside you need to find the glass that’s covering
the hole. Break it and go inside. Once in, you’ll be greeted by a new law of
gravity. Blue means down, red means up. Navigate through and try not to make
Mario very sick. Once you walked a full circle and you’re in a red zone, wait
until you see moving platforms. Wait until they are up so you can walk to the
other side without falling down. Then it’s just following the path to the next
At the final part, you need to find the five shards. When you got them, pull
yourself around until you hit the star. This will unlock a new galaxy. You can
either go there, or finish this galaxy first. It’s up to you.
***** King Kaliente’s Battle Fleet *****
The launch star you need can been seen right from the start. But instead of
simply jumping there, it’s much more interesting in taking the other route.
Go to the fortress and find an orange pipe. Enter it, and you’ll be inside the
house. Hit the question coin here to start a little familiar tune and a trail
of notes. Follow it for a nice collection of them. Then enter the other pipe
and leave the planet.
Free the Toad from the ice and he’ll tell you the ‘spiky things’ (that sounds
exactly as I’d describe the foul things) hate coconuts. Not even that, but one
of the ‘spiky things’ also has a launch star underneath it, so kick a coconut
near the plant and then shake. When you find the launch star, leave.
There is a Pokey on this planet, and as you may have guessed, it doesn’t like
coconuts either. When you hit it with one, jump on its head to reveal the way
You’ll be greeted by two Chomp Chomps, who are rolling around being happy.
Ignore them for now, since they do you no harm. Enter the pipe and make a
decision for yourself – are you a man, or a sissy? If the answer is the
latter, grab the question coin and get rid of the Goombas. Head outside, and
take out both Chomp Chomps for a fair collection of starbits. If you’re a man
like me (or just took out the Goombas before getting the coin) use the coin
only for taking out the Chomp Chomps. Either way, leave when done.
You’ll notice quite a large amount of lasers. Get to the edge of the level and
walk around until you find a hole, with two entities. Time it right and get to
the other side of the planet. Grab some coins while you’re at it, but avoid
the Bullet Bills. Make your way to the top of the structure, get rid of the
ice and move on.
At the ships, you’ll soon notice the two enemies popping up from the other
ship. Don’t worry though, just bounce their projectiles back to take them out.
This will also lower the ‘bridge’ (on a ship?). Free the Toad, get the
supplies from the crate and head to the other bridge.
The box that’s at the edge of the ship contains a Mushroom. Get it for more
health. The launch star is near the enemies, so release it from the ice and
get ready for your second boss fight.
The boss is quite easy though. It’ll shoot either a coconut (I guess) or three
brown projectiles. When it shoots a coconuts, shake it back. It’ll bounce
towards you again, so if you’re good enough you can keep smashing it back and
avoid getting hit. After three strikes, the boss will get angry. Instead of
shooting the brown things, it’ll shoot blue enemies. Wait until it shoots a
coconut, then reflect it back another three times. It’s not hard.
***** Luigi on the Roof *****
This star won’t appear until Mailtoad told you Luigi is missing and hands over
a picture of Luigi on a roof of a house.
Luigi is trapped on the roof of the house at the very beginning. I didn’t
bother with the pipe. Just stand near the house, run away from it and then
turn around and jump in order for Mario to do a backflip. Mario will grab the
house, so jump away from it and then spin towards the house to land on the
roof. Luigi will hand over the star.
***** Purple Coin Omelet *****
15 – On the first planet you’ll find 15 coins.
20 – On your way to the second planet you’ll get another 20. (total: 35)
10 – On the second planet are 10 coins. (total: 45)
20 – On your way to the third planet you’ll get another 20. (total: 65)
15 – On the third planet are 15 coins. (total: 80)
20 – And on your way back to the first planet you’ll get the last 20. (total:
***** Dino Piranha Speed Run *****
You have four minutes to head to the Dino Piranha and defeat it.
Honeyhive Galaxy [SM.03.3B]
Stars required: 3
***** Bee Mario Takes Flight *****
A new galaxy, and luckily not as space-like as the previous one. There are two
paths to take – one goes down, the other goes up. For now, take the upper path
until you find a question coin. If you grab it, a weird mushroom will appear
at the lower path. Go there and take it to transform into Bee Mario. You can
buzz around, as long as you don’t hit water or an enemy. Fly up until you
reach a hole, jump in.
You’ll slide a bit down, but nothing like the ice levels in Super Mario 64.
Jump and fly your way through, until you reach a launch star.
It’s probably most easy to hit the water and start killing the enemies here.
There is a power-up waiting as well, when it’s time to transform back. When
all the enemies are gone, transform back and grab one of the two flowers. When
in mid-air start to fly and make your way to the huge flower. Fly up and
launch yourself away.
The bee here tells you one of the perks of being a bee (that sounded weird) is
that you can stick to walls covered in honey. Nice to know. Before we go
there, find the sprout. Shake it, and follow it. Here you’ll find starbits and
the bee-mushroom if you need it. When done, go back (the path to the right
contains five coins) and start climbing.
Don’t go straight up though. First take the left path for some coins, then
fly to the right for a question coin, which leads to more coins. When you got
them all, go up and defeat the plant. Climb up once again.
The Queen Bee tells you some this and that. Once again turn back into normal
Mario, get rid of the enemies and become a bee again. Just like you climbed
the wall covered in honey, you can also climb the Queen. Just find all five
shards and use the very same launch star. This will lead to the ‘real’ Toad
(the red one is, right?). When you talk to him (yes, I think he’s a male) he
will give you a star. Hooray!
Toad and his Toad-friends (sure) will now be at the Garage, which can be
visited from the ‘World Screen’. Perhaps I’m a bit too stuck to the old
platformers, eh? Perhaps I am. Sue me. The Toads are building a rocket to
go back to Peach. Wonderful, since they’re completely worthless without your
***** Trouble on the Tower *****
You’ll soon enough notice the weird blocks that are around the place. When you
stomp on them (A + Z), they’ll collapse and leave something behind. Most of
the time starbits, sometimes something better. The second stone has a vine
underneath it. Shake across it, then shake the next one and you’ll reach
higher grounds (left of where you started).
You’ll find trampolines here. It’s not like the old Super Mario Bros. games on
the NES where you have to time your jump right, you only need to stomp on
them. It’s a bit of a shame, but it works, right?
There are two ways to continue this wonderful quest, but both take you to the
same place. You either find the small wooden ‘stairway’ up, or you stomp
yourself into a launch star and reach the Wiggler. There is no point trying to
kill it. Shooting at it will make it go ‘oh!’ and hitting it will make it go
mad. Just stomp the button for a bridge to show up, and go on.
There is another button straight after the bridge. When you stomp it, the
platform you’re on will fall down. Don’t worry. Read the sign if you don’t
know how to wall jump (grab onto a wall, then hit A). Move your way up until
you find a small lake. Bumping into the plants will give you starbits, if you
care about that. Stand in between the two ‘bridges’ (vertical boards of wood)
and wall jump your way up, and shake at the launch star to reach a new planet.
There’s not much to do here. Just move your way down and jump to reach the
other planet. Make your way down to the end here and launch yourself away.
The question coin will launch an invincibility star. Grab it, get rid of the
enemies and then jump into the hole. You’ll fall a long way down, catching a
lot of starbits and land. The bee here tells you that Mandibugs have taken
over the observation deck. Time to do something about that, right?
Swing to the other side using the swing (I rock at English, didn’t you get
that yet?) and ignore the Mandibug. Instead find the way to wall jump
yourself up. Stomp on the button to activate the windmill, and use the very
same windmill to get up.
At the top (get the starbits on your way) you’ll find a new Mandibug. And
guess what? We’re going to kick its ass. When it comes near you, jump and then
stomp the small Mandibug. The big Mandibug will get angry, but time your jump
(and stomp), and you’ll get your new star. Good job.
***** Big Bad Bugaboom *****
You’ll notice that the level is infested with Mandibugs. Squash them, if you
please. When you reach the area where you got the first question coin for this
area, you’ll notice FLUDD (Super Mario Sunshine) is shooting bubbles. Stand in
front of it (ooo, shiny coin!) and you’ll go for a small flight.
With your jump kick (I liked ass kick better, since in Super Mario 64, Mario
would grab his ass like it was on fire – that’s A + Z, in case you don’t know)
get to the part you’d fly toward while getting the first star. When you reach
the end, Queen Bee will talk to you. Use the launch star to move on.
Grab the bee-mushroom and go up. A boss fight will start, but it’s just a
pathetic one. The big Mandibug will come at you, but just use a flower to go
upwards and then stomp it. The Mandibug will move faster, but will do nothing
else but sometimes fly vertical. Time it right, and you’ll be victorious! Grab
the star (and 1-up) and you are the man! Perhaps.
***** The Honeyhive’s Purple Coins *****
1 – Turn around and grab the first one.
10 – To the left of where you start you’ll find more (not the ones on the
slope yet) (total: 11)
1 – On your way forward there’s one more, in the air. (total: 12)
5 – Around the fountain. (total: 17)
1 – By the swing. (total: 18)
2 – Behind the waterfall. (total: 20)
1 – To the right of the waterfall, behind the pillar. (total: 21)
11 – Enter the pipe and grab the coins. (total: 32)
10 – Entering the other pipe and walking back. (total: 42)
3 – Hit the stone black near the log to reveal a vine. Swing it and grab the
coins in the water at the next part. (total: 45)
3 – Head down the slope, back to the beginning. (total: 48)
5 – Head back and walk around the tree. (total: 53)
1 – Above the block that you can reach using the trampoline. (total: 54)
5 – On your way up. (total: 59)
1 – In the water to the right of the caterpillar. (total: 60)
2 – And some more to the right of the water. (total: 62)
4 – Climbing up gives you more coins. (total: 66)
3 – Walk around the water. (total: 69)
3 – Heading up the structure. (total: 72)
5 – At both higher parts here. (total: 77)
2 – Fall down on the left side. (total: 79)
3 – At the gate. (82)
5 – Slide down. (87)
3 – To the right of the caterpillar. (total: 90)
10 – Fall down the waterfall to get the remaining coins. (total: 100)
***** Honeyhive Cosmic Mario Race *****
Nothing to say here, it’s an easy race.
***** Luigi in the Honeyhive Kingdom *****
You can get this after Mailtoad told you about Luigi being missing and gave
you a picture of Luigi hanging into a pillar.
Take any path you want and head over to Luigi. Shoot him with a starbit to get
him down and get the star.
Loopdeeloop Galaxy [SM.03.3C]
***** Surfing 101 *****
You’ll be greeted by a bunch of penguins when you enter this galaxy. Note the
big one. Remember Super Mario 64? It’s not a race though. Tell the penguin
you’re a surfer as well (this game teaches you that lying isn’t bad) and it’ll
tell you the basics about ray surfing. You just need to point your Wiimote at
the screen, then tilt left or right while holding down the A-button. Not too
hard, right? Enter the course and complete it. Get a new record and you’ll be
awarded a star.
Flipswitch Galaxy [SM.03.3D]
***** Painting the Planet Yellow *****
We saw this puzzle before. You need turn all the blue switches yellow, but
this time it’ll be a bit more tricky. Nevertheless, there’s not much I can say
to help you here.
Bowser Jr.’s Robot Reactor [SM.03.3E]
Stars requires: 8
***** Megaleg’s Moon *****
At this planet Bullet Bill will make your live miserable. Guide it towards the
launch star that’s trapped in a cage. When the bullet is about to hit you, do
a somersault (hold Z for a second and press A) so it’ll hit the cage. Launch
yourself to the other planet.
A fun boss fight. Bowser Jr. will activate a giant robot to smash you. But
don’t worry, we won’t let that happen. Climb one of the robot’s legs until you
reached the top. There let a Bullet Bill hit the structure in the middle. This
will cause more canons to show up, and a fence will circle around the star.
What you need to do is guide a Bullet Bill so it’ll hit a fence and then
quickly get another one to hit the cage (thus giving you the star). The fence
will pop up quickly after it is hit, so hurry up.
The Fountain [SM.03.04]
Space Junk Galaxy [SM.03.4A]
Stars required: 9
***** Pull Star Path *****
Pull yourself towards the blue star, and then give the Wiimote a little hit
like the game demonstrates in the lower right corner of the screen. You will
land on a new planet. Move to the other side and pull yourself towards the
other planet. Here you have to collect 5 shards in order to continue.
You’ll notice big blue orbs. These react just like the blue stars, so pull
your way to the next planet. Here defeat the enemies and make it to the top.
Free the Toads and they’ll land their spaceship. Jump towards it and talk with
Toad. Move up to the top of the ‘starshroom’ and launch yourself away.
At first there’s not much to do, but if you walk towards the black hole,
you’ll notice a path will form for you. Collect all the five silver stars to
form a gold one – which you can grab to end this level.
***** Kamella’s Airship Attack *****
Jump to Toad, talk to him if you wish and launch yourself towards the ships.
On the ship take care of the enemies and hit the switch by shaking the
Wiimote. This will lower the bridge.
The two creatures ahead will teach you a way to reach higher grounds – jumping
and shaking. Get the 1-up if you wish, then destroy the crate to find a launch
You’ll notice a shell on the ground at the next ship. You can use it to open
chests (and defeat the Magi-Koopa easily). The chest near the Magi-Koopa holds
a launch star to the next ship.
Hit the Koopa Troopa to get the shell. Use a shell to hit the two monsters, so
they’ll lower the bridge. Open the chests if you want to (red shell, mushroom)
and launch yourself up. It’s time for a boss.
This time you’re battling a big Magi-Koopa. Hard? Not even close. The Koopa
will shoot either a red beam that leads to a hot comet burning (avoid it) or
a green one. When she shoots the green one, avoid it, then spin around to grab
the shell that comes from it. You guessed it – shoot it back. When she took
two hits, she’ll summon two smaller Magi-Koopas. Kill them or ignore them,
it’s up to you. One more hit will take her down, giving you a brand new star.
***** Tarantox’s Tangled Web *****
Talk with Toad, then follow the blue stars until you reach a new planet. It
has a Luma on it, which needs 50 starbits. At the moment I don’t know what
happens if you feed it.
Either way, head into the planet itself (find the hole) and find the launch
star. Launch yourself away to a spooky place. Here, find the Toad that’s stuck
in some sticky thing. Aim at it, then press A, pull the thing back and let go.
You’ll send the Toad flying something, but don’t bother with it. Instead let
Mario jump into the sticky thing, then shoot yourself towards the other
planet. Keep doing that until you reached the web.
Another boss fight. The spider has 5 holes that shoot acid at you, but for
now it’ll only use one. The first one is the mouth, the others are the blobs
on it’s body. The goal is to hit the back of the spider, then hit the three
red spots. How? By jumping into the sticky things in the web and launching
yourself into the spider. When you got rid of the red spots twice, the star
will appear. Launch yourself towards it.
***** Yoshi’s Unexpected Appearance *****
Take the path of the third star. At the glass planet you reach is a hungry
Luma. Feed it 50 starbits for it to transform into a planet. Go there, it’s
the head of Yoshi. Defeat all the Goombas here to get your star.
***** Purple Coin Spacewalk *****
You have 2 minutes to get all the coins. Not all ways lead to a proper path,
but that’s not a jump(kick) can’t do.
***** Pull Star Path Speed Run *****
You have 4 minutes to get the coins. Go!
Battlerock Galaxy [SM.03.4B]
Stars required: 12
***** Battlerock Barrage *****
We start right away by colliding blue shards. Once you got all five of them,
launch yourself away. Here use the trampoline to reach orbit of the platform,
then spin when on top of the drill to set it in motion.
Avoid getting hit by the bullets (worth one coin each, by the way). Grab the
question coin on your way for some extra starbits. When you reached the other
side, jump to the other platform and find the Bullet Bills. You guessed it -
use one to get the star (and coins and starbits if you want).
***** Breaking into the Battlerock *****
Ah Bob-Ombs. These time, they don’t walk though. Just grab one by spinning
into it, then throw them the same way. You can probably guess it – you need to
break open the cage with the launch star and shoot yourself away.
At the new planet we need to do the same thing, but it takes more speed. You
can get a Bob-Omb at the green part of the planet. Bring it back to the blue
part and free the Luma. It’ll transform into a launch star as a token of its
The next part is a dangerous one. You need to navigate through a minefield
using the blue stars. Just be careful and it’ll be ok. The next launch star
will launch you to the Battlerock we need to break in.
We can’t do much here though, so enter the pipe. Here you’ll find walking
Bob-ombs. Use one to break open the cage, then jump in. You’ll notice a Luma
in ice floating around. You need to hit it twice. When you shoot yourself
away, you’ll find a new canon, but it’s also in a cage. Open it up, hit the
Luma again and it’ll transform into a launch star.
At the last planet you need to bring a Bob-omb to the cage that’s covering the
canon (and 1-up, if you care). When you’re inside the canon you need to time
your shot right so you’ll hit the star. Don’t worry if you make a mistake -
you’ll fall down into the canon again.
***** Topmaniac and the Topman Tribe *****
Rocky Wrench Guards will pop out of the platforms here, but just ignore them.
If you want some starbits, grab the question coin. Otherwise follow the blue
stars and jump on top of the creature here to reach the launch star.
The platform will move when you’re on it, so avoid the spiky things and wait
until you can hop to the second platform. Launch yourself to the next planet.
A Luma is trapped inside a cage, and you’ll see a spinning enemy. What you
need to do is shoot starbits at it so it’ll hit the lasers. This will remove
the cage and transform the Luma into a new launch star.
The crate next to the Rocky Wrench Guard contains a pipe. Enter it to go into
a 2d platform part. See the arrow? Spin against it to change gravity. Move to
the right side and hit the arrow here. This will change gravity once again,
which allows you to go left again (grab the 1-up if needed). Follow the path
and enter the pipe.
Jump over the lasers the enemy produces and jump on top of it to reach a
launch star. You’ll get launched to the other side, where you’ll go down using
the elevator you landed on.
Defeat the two enemies here to get rid of the lasers and open the door. Launch
yourself away to the next planet, while leaving the rest behind (being
destroyed). Head to the other side. There’s a Luma selling items here, if you
care. Head to the top for a boss fight.
The big boss won’t move until the small enemies are defeated. Once you did
this, the boss will move towards you. You need to jump on its head to disable
it for a short period of time. Then spin against it (I’m not sure if it needs
to hit the lasers) and it’ll come back with new enemies (and starbits). The
first time it’ll be the same small enemies, the second time it’ll be those
spinning jerks. Take care of them, take care of the boss and you’ll get your
precious little star.
***** Battlerock’s Garbage Dump *****
Take the same path as the second star. Before going to the second planet, make
sure you have 30 starbits. Feed it to the Luma on the next planet to create a
At the new planet you have 30 seconds to destroy all the pieces of garbage.
Throw the bombs tactically and after a few tries the star should be yours.
***** Purple Coins on the Battlerock *****
You’ll be on a moving platform and have to collect all the coins on your way.
It’s too easy to be bothered with, really.
***** Topmaniac’s Daredevil Run *****
This is really easy, just defeat the boss like you already did. I find it hard
to even take damage.
***** Luigi under the Saucer (Green) *****
You can get this star after Mailtoad notified you about Luigi being missing
and gave a picture of Luigi stuck in a cage.
Take the first path and get to the end. Instead of releasing (the now
transparent) star, guide a Bullet Bill to the other side of the saucer to find
Luigi being trapped. Release him for the star.
Rolling Green Galaxy [SM.03.4C]
***** Rolling in the Clouds *****
If you played and like Super Monkey Ball (or Kororinpa) you’ll love this
galaxy. Basically you jump on a ball while holding your Wiimote up, then tilt
the Wiimote in the direction you want to go and use A to jump. And that’s how
this level works.
Tilt forward and jump into the cannon. This will launch you up. Smash the
Goombas and head into the hole. Follow the trail and you’ll arrive at a bit
Here you can take the safe paths or take a risk and pick up the question
coins (which will give starbits). Take your time and follow the path. After a
while you get to pick two paths – the left one is a small path, but the right
one requires you to jump. Pick the path and launch yourself up.
Roll the ball into the goal and the star will appear. For old time sake you
have to climb the pole and grab it.
Hurry-Scurry Galaxy [SM.03.4D]
***** Shrinking Satellite *****
Whenever you step on a tile, it’ll disappear within a few seconds. Got that?
Good. Run to the other side of the planet (use the jump kick after the second
corner if you want to take a shortcut and reach the 1-up) and step on the tile
underneath the block. Get the coins if you want, then launch yourself away.
This can be a tricky part. You need to get all the notes. Once you did that
the black hole will disappear leaving a star behind. If you keep running and
try to avoid jumping you’ll make it.
Bowser’s Star Reactor [SM.03.4E]
Stars required: 15
***** The Fiery Stronghold *****
This is not like fighting Bowser Jr., this feels much more like the Bowser
levels in Super Mario 64, including the soundtrack.
Anyway, simply follow the path and grab the 1-up on your way. When you reach
FLUDD and a Twomp, time it right. Twomp will give quite some time for you to
pass underneath it, so you can reach the green platform, which will turn
upside down, and continue.
At a certain point you won’t be able to continue walking upside down, but the
path won’t allow you to. Wait until the platform is underneath you, then jump
so Mario reaches the other gravity zone. From there on continue until you
reach a yellow platform.
Keep following the path and avoiding obstacles until Bowser greets you. He’ll
start shooting fireballs down, which’ll make the platforms collapse. Hurry up
and get a move on.
At the top it’s time to fight Bowser. This is a fun fight, but not hard.
Bowser will stomp around, causing shock waves each time he hits the planet.
There are glass panels around the planet. Stand on one so Bowser will try to
hit you by jumping, then move away, and Bowser will set his tail on fire
because the insides of the planet is magma.
When his tail is on fire, it’s time to strike. Run in the opposite direction
of him, otherwise you can never catch up. Watch the planet (you can see the
other side) to navigate properly. When you get a change, spin and hit Bowser.
This will make Bowser go rolling around. Once again move in the opposite
direction and hit him again.
When you did this once, Bowser will stomp more often, causing more shock
waves. Just use the same tactic though. The third time Bowser will stomp even
more, and when you made him roll around you need to hit him an extra time. All
in all a fun and pretty easy fight that should give you no trouble whatsoever.
The Kitchen [SM.03.05]
Beach Bowl Galaxy [SM.03.5A]
Stars required: 16
***** Sunken Treasure *****
I hate one thing a lot. Water levels. Bah. That being said, this level is just
You need to swim in this level, there’s no way to ignore that. Use Z to sink
into the water and dive, and use A to move around more gently. You can also
spin for a short speed boost.
There are five shards hidden in the sea. Two are well hidden, since one is in
a box and another one is in an oyster. Once you got all five you can use them
to launch yourself to dry area. Grab the question coin and follow the trail
for the quickest route and an 1-up somewhere higher. Hit the button here (or
to put it easier – stomp it) and take the path that you created (and thus
getting the 1-up you deserved). Be quick, since it’s timed.
Another button is waiting for you when you made it. Hit it and wall-jump your
way up. Hit the ice twice and claim your star.
***** Passing the Swim Test *****
O no, more swimming. This time it’s really easy though. Insider the sea you’ll
find penguins swimming around, and one of them has the gold shell. It’s a
though job, but someone has to do it, and there’s a galaxy to be saved. Spin
into the penguin and you’ll grab the shell. Bring it to the big penguin and
you’ll get a ‘gold medal’.
***** The Secret Undersea Cavern *****
I like it when a swimming level comes with less swimming. Did I mention I hate
When you talk with the big penguin, it’ll tell you not to hit the cracked wall
in the sea with a shell. Listen to him, swim around for 15 minutes, turn the
game off because you’re frustrated and then learn to listen to me instead.
Find the green shell (it’s a bit in the water near the beach) and smash the
wall. Head inside the cave and get rid of the boxes. Stomp the button and
launch yourself up, up and away!
You know what I find really fun? Friendly fire. Find the Goomba, spin against
it and let it be smashed by the Twomp. Then pass it and go left for an 1-up
or the normal path to find our very first moving Twomp. I have no idea what’s
it called, so I’ll go with moving Twomp. There is a gray starbit here, this is
a safespot. Stand still and the Twomp can’t hurt you. When it passed you
run and follow the path to find some moving pieces. Walk or run to the other
side of them.
Don’t get hit by another moving Twomp though, since it’ll kill you. Here’s the
deal – you need to go down (assuming up is whatever the camera tells us is),
and you can either go down the path now, and go right first and then go down.
You’ll come to more moving Twomps and one normal Twomp, and eventually you’ll
find the star. Break the ice and hug it.
***** Wall Jumping up Waterfalls *****
Re-do the third star and get yourself a shell. Make your up to the waterfall
(the upper part) and walk around it. When you find a chest, hit it and use the
launch star that’s inside.
You’ll land at a new planet. There’s a Cataquack here. Lure it towards the
question coin and let it launch you up. This will make an Ice Flower appear.
Note the waterfalls here. Stand between the second and third one from the
right and wall-jump your way up. Once at the top, launch yourself away and
wall-jump again. Use the launch star and once again wall-kick to reach the
next launch star. This needs to be done very fast in order to reach the top
of the planet.
Note how the water reflects what’s in the air? We need to use the Ice Flower
to create a path for the Cataquack, so it can launch you up to the star. Watch
out for the spiky-ice-platforms, since they’ll break your path.
***** Beachcombing for Purple Coins *****
25 – Go around the islands first (also get the one above the big penguin and
in the trees).
24 – Swing around the vine. (total: 49)
1 – Hidden when you walk up. (total: 50)
7 – Around the waterfall. (total: 57)
1 – Underneath the waterfall after becoming a Spring. (total: 58)
8 – In the palm trees, still using the power-up. (total: 64)
2 – In the water near the waterfall. (total: 66)
19 – Get the power-up again and head to the top of the level. (total: 85)
3 – By heading down on the other side. (total: 88)
7 – Use the swing and also get the coin on the pillar. (total: 95)
5 – In the water. (total: 100)
***** Fast Foes on the Cyclone Stone *****
It was hard enough when it wasn’t this fast. Use as much shortcuts as
Ghostly Galaxy [SM.03.5B]
***** Luigi and the Haunted Mansion *****
At least the name is funny, right?
The way to the mansion isn’t that hard. The main objective is to simply ignore
all the enemies, since they’re too slow. When you reach the walkway to the
castle, make sure to enter a side-way in case the Chomps rolls your way.
Inside? Good! Meet Boo. Don’t be the nostalgic idiot like I am, but just spin
the switch. After that, stand on the stairs and make sure your back is facing
Boo. Boo will come after you, hit the light, and ‘die’. Since I don’t have any
idea that a ghost does.
When you walk up the stairs, another Boo will come out of the painting. Lure
it into the light to get a key. Don’t worry – you don’t have need to use it.
The door will unlock itself upon receiving it.
If you have enough guts to enter the next room (since it’s scary and all that
jazz) you need to find five shards. Watch out for the black holes though. When
you grabbed all five, head to the launch star and launch yourself.
You need to rescue Luigi, and you know what the easiest way is? Focus on the
middle of the three blue stars (to your right), jump down and then use the
force (insert some shitty Star Wars joke here) to get the key. This will open
the door and you’ll be able to continue. Or you could just move around the
safe way and get the key, but let’s be heroic!
Inside ignore or ‘kill’ the Boos, and try to read the sign. Apparen”