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Super Mario Galaxy Cheats and Tips

Updated on August 12, 2009

Super Mario Galaxy

Released in November 2007, this new, advanced Mario game for the Nintendo Wii is set after Super Mario 64. The game is set in outer space, and you will travel with Mario from one galaxy to another. You will earn Power Stars by completing various tasks throughout the game, as you travel to the different planets and such in each galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy allows you to circumnavigate round and irregular surfaces, which allows you to walk sideways or upside down, which as never before been seen in a Mario game.

The main hub- the Comet Observatory- contains 6 domes all that provide access to the 42 galaxies in the game. The more stars that you collect, the more galaxies begin to open up, so don't be alarmed if you don't see all 42 galaxies when you first start playing.

You'll find five "Prankster Comets" in the game; these comes appear occasionally, but when they do, a special challenge will become available for you to attempt to earn a Power Star.

Of all the Mario games throughout gaming history, Super Mario Galaxy has, so far, surpassed them all. I can't wait to find out what the next Mario game will entail, as it will be hard to beat Super Mario Galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy Review

Gametrailers Super Mario Galaxy Wii

Super Mario Galaxy Cheats

Make all coconuts become watermelons

You must collect 9,999 star bits in the hub, and then all of the coconuts in the game will become watermelons.

Death Count

Once you gather the final Star from the stage with Mario and Luigi, you will be able to see your death count on your save file. Now, you'll be able to see how many times you've died while you've been playing the game with either Mario or Luigi.

Grand Finale Galaxy and Star 121

In order to unlock the final star and galaxy, you must collect all 120 stars with Luigi, and you have to beat Bowser. Doing this, you will unlock the Grand Finale Galaxy, that you can access from the green trial planet (the Star Festival that you see in the beginning of the game). When you collect the 100 purple coins in this galaxy, you will get the final star, start 121.

Unlock Hungry Lumas Galaxy

When you feed the star- shaped creature, "Hungry Lumas" enough Star Bits, he will tramsform into a new galaxy

Hidden Characters

Once you get all 120 stars, you will need to return to Rosalina on the Comet Observatory. Then, request to fight Bowser again. When you finish the credits, you will get a message that says that Luigi is now playable.

Bonus Stages (in demo)

Where normally, you would press A + B in order to start the demo, you will want to, also, hold down 1 + 2, in order to unlock two additional bonus stages.

Cosmic Race Boost

During the countdown of the cosmic race, you need to hold down the 'Z' button when the timer hits 2. Then you will want to hit the 'A' button as soon as the race starts in order to receive a speed boost.

Homing Butt Stomp

In order to perform this very helpful move, you need to jump and spin in the air, Then immediately, butt stomp in order to perform a homing butt stomp. This move homes in on anything ranging from enemies to coins to characters.

Super Mario Galaxy Wii Questions

Q. Is there a place called Beach Bowl Galaxy?

A. Yes. I think you're talking about the secret star, "Wall Jumping Up Waterfalls." Choose the "Secret Undersea Cavern," grab a shell, and toss it at the treasure chest to the right of the stage. A launch star will appear; use it to blast right through to a near area where you will use a Cataquack to fling Mario into the coin. Grab the icflower and wall jump the waterfalls. Now, use the sling star to blast through to another place, where you'll grab the ice flower. Make sure to have the Cataquack follow you across to the new area, so that it can flip you into the star.

Q. When I get to the ship, the Toad says, "Those mean alliens are too far to attack, try to bounce something back." What am I supposed to do in order to get to the 3r star on the first galaxy?

A. You have to spin in order to bounce back the things that the aliens throw at you. Shake your Wii remote in order to spin. But, if that doesn't work, you'll need to spin something else in the same area that you're at, so look for objects in the area that you could use.

Q. I've finished the galaxy, but it doesn't say "Galaxy is Complete." Why?

A. You have to make sure to get all of the stars, to include the green stars which tend to be hidden. There's one in the space junk, one in the desert, and one in one of the one- star levels.

Sometimes, you have to wait for one of the comets. For example in the honeyhive galaxy, you have to wait before you can race cosmic Mario.

Q. Once I beat the game, what am I supposed to do next?

A. Well, once you beat the game with Mario and earn all 120 stars, you can hen go back and play using Luigi. When you beat the game with Luigi, there's a special level for you, extra.

Super Mario Galaxy Help

Snow Bunnies

  1. The first bunny is hidden under the snow.
  2. The second, bunny is in the treasure chest. In order to open the chest, you have to hit all of the blue panels and then turn the yellow panel. Then, you have to get the fire flower and melt all the snow men. A shell will, then, pop out; grab the shell and use it to open the chest.
  3. The third bunny, is in a snow man. Grab the fire flower and melt it in order to get the last bunny.

Shadow Mario

When you hit shadow Mario, lots of Star Bits will come flying out. Grab them.

Secret Sling Star

In the Golgen Leaf Galaxy, take a quick turn at the first log. You'll find a sling star. Go into it and launch it up.

Hungry Lumas

Make sure to feed the Lumas, because once full, it will turn into a planet or launch star that will earn you another star.

1 Ups

  • Jump on top of the Starshroom at the beginning
  • Attack the blue crab by spinning in front of it. Go around and hit his back.
  • Jump into the water and get the shell. Swim to the left side of the lake, and throw the shell at the chest.
  • Attack all of the enemies on the beach; you'll get tones of Star Bits. For every 50 Star bits, you get a 1 Up.
  • Take the cannon and aim Mario at any planet.

999 Star Bits

  1. Go to the Sling Pod Galaxy and get to the checkpoing.
  2. Before you get to the next sling pod, look for a mystery coin. Sling to it, but before you grab the coin, grab on to the blue star, which will cause you to still grab the ring and stay alive.
  3. Follow the pth of Star Bits until you see a huge arrow made of Star Bits. Collect them all.
  4. Repeat steps 3- 4 until you have 999 Star Bits.

Stars of Super Mario Galaxy Intro


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      Luigi's Pants 7 years ago

      *Dudes, and Dudetts, dis is easy!! I am ,like, on my 107th star!I only have trouble on the speedy comets, you know, were you are TIMED!! Oh yea, I forgot to tell you guys I got dis game 3 weeks ago, and I am on my 3rd account! Well, gotta get goin'!*

      -Luigi's Pants-

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      Carlo 7 years ago

      Do you know how to beat bowser in Dark Matter Plant I always die bec. of his fireballs

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      Ryan 7 years ago

      Here's one tip if your having trouble playing,then you stop plying, fr xample don't play through the ame you have to take a break.Like I do, my little siter is only 10 yrs. old and she is on # 15 sheis also in " The Engine Room." She's pretty good for a 10 yr old.

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      not telling 7 years ago

      does anyone know how to turn into sonic on this thing?!

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      luigibro789 8 years ago

      i will tell you one tip, one tip only so listen

      JUST STAY AWAY FROM ENEMIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (echoes)

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      tyler 8 years ago

      how do you beat boo

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      Aaron 9 years ago

      go to the sling pod galaxy and almost get all the way to the star, then die, and to your left star bites will constantly be popping up just move your cursor up and down, then die, then do so again. u make a life for every 1 minute your there

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      Amanda 9 years ago

      how do you beat bowser??

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      Olive S. 9 years ago

      thanx for the tips maybe oneday m y parents will let me have one, it'll be forever though. * whine *