Silver Star

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Silver Star
Silver Star Artwork - Super Mario Galaxy 2.png
Official artwork of a Silver Star from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Description
A silver-colored star.

First Appearance

Super Mario 64 DS (2004)

Latest Appearance

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

Effect on Player

If the player collects five, they will form a Power Star.

“My analysis shows that if you get five Silver Stars, they will merge into a Power Star!”
Blue Toad, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Silver Stars are Stars that first appear in Super Mario 64 DS, and return in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. In all of the games that they are present, Mario (or any other playable character) must collect five of these Stars in some levels to form a Power Star. According to a Bee in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the five Silver Stars fall from the sky.

History[edit]

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Silver Stars are introduced in Super Mario 64 DS, being a new feature to the game. In some levels, the player must collect five to get a Power Star. They are found in almost every course, including Battle Fort and Sunshine Isles. If a character gets damaged while holding one or more Silver Stars, he will lose one and it will scatter and bounce around the area nonstop. The player must catch it again to retrieve it. The touch screen shows the location of these stars. Silver Stars can only be collected if that Star is chosen from the menu. Similar physics are used in the multiplayer mode of Super Mario 64 DS and the missions may have been the inspiration of the multiplayer mode or the other way around. However, in multiplayer, the Silver Stars are replaced by Power Stars.

Silver Star Levels
Course Level
Bob-omb Battlefield Five Silver Stars!
Lethal Lava Land Flaming Silver Stars
Shifting Sand Land Pyramid Puzzle
Snowman's Land Snowman's Silver Stars
Wet-Dry World Soaked Silver Stars
Tick Tock Clock Tick Tock Silver Stars
The Secret of Battle Fort Secret Star
Sunshine Isles Secret Star

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mario, with two Silver Stars, at the Dusty Dune Galaxy.

Silver Stars reappear in Super Mario Galaxy having the same role as in Super Mario 64 DS. This time, they float in Star Spheres, and the player will not lose one if they manage to take damage. The Stars also float around Mario, unlike in Super Mario 64 DS where they "disappear" after being collected. When all 5 Silver Stars are collected, a cutscene shows the five Silver Stars merging into a Power Star.

Silver Star Levels
Galaxy Mission
Space Junk Galaxy Pull Star Path, Pull Star Path Speed Run
Dusty Dune Galaxy Treasure of the Pyramid
Sea Slide Galaxy The Silver Stars of Sea Slide
Toy Time Galaxy Mario Meets Mario
Melty Molten Galaxy Burning Tide

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Smg2 icon silverstar.png

Silver Stars appear again in Super Mario Galaxy 2, having the same role as they did in the first game.

Silver Star Levels
Galaxy Mission
Spin-Dig Galaxy Silver Stars Down Deep
Hightail Falls Galaxy Silver Stars in Hightail Falls
Cloudy Court Galaxy Silver Stars in the Purple Pond
Beat Block Galaxy Step to the Beep, Silver Stars in Double Time
Flipsville Galaxy Flipsville's New Digs
Starshine Beach Galaxy Surf, Sand, and Silver Stars
Honeyhop Galaxy The Sweetest Silver Stars
Boo Moon Galaxy Silver Stars Pop-Up
Throwback Galaxy Silver Stars in the Whomp Fortress, Whomp Silver Star Speed Run
Flash Black Galaxy Jumping Around in the Dark
Stone Cyclone Galaxy Silver Stars on the Cyclone

Gallery[edit]

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Estrella de Plata Silver Star
Portuguese Estrela de Prata Silver Star
Romanian Stea de Argint Silver Star

Trivia[edit]

  • In Dusty Dune Galaxy, the 5 silver stars form a Green Power Star, instead of just a regular Power Star.
  • In both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, when a Silver Star is collected, it makes the same sound as a Luma would make.