Star Hill

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This article is about the star-themed mountain in Super Mario RPG and Paper Mario. For information about the similar mountain with the same name in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, see Star Hill (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time).
Star Hill
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Mario reads Mallow's wish on Star Hill
Greater Location Mushroom Kingdom
Capital n/a
Ruler n/a
Inhabitants Wishes
First Appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest Appearance Paper Mario (2000)

Star Hill is the name of a mystical hill in the Mario series. Its appearance and function differs in the two games it appears in, and shares its name with a third location. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, it is made out of many smaller hills, which look like dark blue meteorites. In this appearance, Star Hill is literally the place where wishes come true, scattered around the ground as Wish Stars.

In Paper Mario, Star Hill is renamed Shooting Star Summit in the English version, although the name remains the same in Japanese (Hoshi no Furu Oka, meaning "Falling Star Hill"). In this game, the area is a mountain north of Peach's Castle, and while stars are still found on the ground, they are not Wish Stars, but merely fallen shooting stars of various colours. As well as being lauded for its beautiful view (Mario is even advised by a Toad to take Peach there on a date), Paper Mario's Shooting Star Summit is notable for being the closest place to Star Haven, which can be accessed from the hill via the Star Way.

History[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

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In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario, Mallow and Geno travel here for a Star Piece. This Star Piece is the only one that can be taken without a fight; it rests on the ground at the end of Star Hill, unguarded by anyone (most likely because the player fought in Booster's Tower and Marrymore). The Wish Stars can be examined to hear the wishes of the people who made them. Two of these wishes will come true over the course of the game, and if the wishes are examined after it comes true, the wish will be changed.

It is impossible to traverse the entire hill simply by walking; the only way to access different areas is by lighting several of the unusual star-shaped flowers, causing a keyhole in a large star in the area to grow. Going through the enlarged keyhole allows the enterer to travel to another area instantly, and the keyhole shrinks behind them.

The hill is quite large and its inhabitants include Geckos, Mastadooms, Mukumukus, Pulsars, and Sackits.

Wishes[edit]

  • "Wish I had some Cricket Jam." / "I wish for everyone to be happy." (Frogfucius's wishes)
  • "Can't wait to start a family." (Raz's wish)
  • "I hope my baby's cute." (Raini's wish)
  • "I wish I weren't such a crybaby." (Mallow's wish)
  • "If I could JUST get that melody!" (Toadofsky's wish)
  • "The hunger! Oh, for some food!" (Belome's wish)
  • "I vant to be a vald class baker." (Chef Torte's wish)
  • "Please let Mallow find his way home."/"May Mallow fix the Road!" (King Nimbus and/or Queen Nimbus's wishes)
  • "I wanna be the best treasure hunter in the world." (Treasure Hunting Toad's wish)
  • "(Wish I could run faster.)" (Yoshi's wish)
  • "I hope I become famous." (Punchinello's wish)
  • "I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario." (Luigi's wish)

Paper Mario[edit]

Shooting Star Summit in Paper Mario.
Bowser's CastlePrincess Peach's CastleStar HavenStar WayShiver CityShiver SnowfieldStarborn ValleyShiver MountainCrystal PalaceGoomba VillageGoomba King's FortressMario's HouseShy Guy's Toy BoxClub 64Toad Town DojoShooting Star SummitKoopa VillageKoopa Bros. FortressWindy MillTubba Blubba's CastlePleasant PathDry Dry RailroadToad TownGoomba RoadFlower FieldsBoo's MansionForever ForestDry Dry OutpostDry Dry DesertMt. RuggedGusty GulchYoshi's VillageMt. LavalavaJade JungleLavalava Island
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In Paper Mario, after Bowser takes Peach's castle to the sky and easily KOs Mario, Eldstar notifies Mario in a dream to head to the summit for counsel. Once he has awakened from his unconscious state after many days and Goombario's family revives him, he heads to the summit. Once he arrives, all seven Star Spirits appear (using the last of their power to create the projection) and reveal to Mario he must rescue all of them to save Princess Peach.

On his way back down the mountain, Mario is introduced to Twink, who gives him the Lucky Star from Peach and teaches him how to use the Action Command. A Magikoopa then appears, having followed Twink to Mario, and must be defeated.

When Mario has saved all seven Star Spirits, they use their power to open a portal atop the mountain to Star Way, which leads to Star Haven. At the base of the hill lies Merluvlee and Merlow's house, where Mario can have his fortune told and trade Star Pieces for badges.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • This place feels strange and mysterious, doesn't it? If we go east from here, we'll eventually get to Shooting Star Summit.
  • This is Shooting Star Summit. Stars are really...uh, shooting. People say that this place, like no other, reaches up and embraces the sky.
  • This is the house of an amazingly gorgeous woman, the fortune-teller Merluvlee. Merlow, who collects Star Pieces, also lives here. This house pulses with psychic power. Can you feel it? It feels...weird. It feels like I'm floating on some kind of spiritual cushion.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星のふる丘
Hoshi no Furu Oka
Falling Star Hill
Spanish Cima Estrella Fugaz Shooting Star Summit
French Colline aux Étoiles Filantes (Paper Mario) Shooting Star Hill
German Sternschnuppen-Gipfel Shooting Star Summit