Boards (Super Mario Galaxy)

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“Your world is so cool! If only I weren't..a sign.”
Bill Board, Super Mario Galaxy

The Boards in the Super Mario Galaxy games are four sentient signposts capable of speech. In Super Mario Galaxy, they will exclaim "Hey!" at Mario before telling Mario how to perform a particular move each time he meets them. Some boards appear in multiple locations, but their ability to transport themselves is not explored. The names of all four are puns on "billboard". The boards also appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 with the same role as in the first game. In the Supermassive Galaxy, rather large boards appear on the first planet.

Boards[edit]

Gil Board[edit]

Gil Board

Gil Board is the first of the boards to be encountered. He is a signpost that tells Mario how to Wall Jump. He claims to be the "Famous Gil Board" and claims Mario knows him, although Super Mario Galaxy is the first appearance in which he has been specifically named. He appears in Honeyhive Galaxy.

Bill Board[edit]

Bill Board

Bill Board is the second board encountered, and the Board with the most appearances. He teaches Mario how to roll the Star Ball in the Rolling Green Galaxy, Melty Molten Galaxy and Rolling Gizmo Galaxy. He also makes an appearance at the celebration in the Grand Finale Galaxy. Here, he tells Mario that he lives in a nice world, and that he would be able to enjoy it more if he was not a sign.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, he appears in the Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy, once again teaching Mario how to roll on the Star Ball. He is the only one of the four to reappear.

Phil Board[edit]

Phil Board

Phil Board is the third board encountered. He teaches Mario how to move when he is in a Bubble. He appears in the Bubble Breeze Galaxy and Bubble Blast Galaxy.

Jill Board[edit]

Jill Board

Jill Board is the fourth and final board to be encountered. Her only appearance is in Boo's Boneyard Galaxy, in which she reminds the player of the Boo Mario controls.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケイジ・バーン
Keiji Bān
カン・バーン
Kan Bān
デンゴン・バーン
Dengon Bān
カワラ・バーン
Kawara Bān
From keijiban (bulletin board)

From kanban (billboard)

From dengonban (message board)

From kawaraban (newspaper)
Spanish Let Trero
Panc Arta
Rot Tulo
Kart Elón
From letrero (signboard)
From pancarta (banner)
From rótulo (label)
From cartelón (billboard)
French (NOE) Panoda Fichage From panneau d'affichage (billboard)
Italian Informello
Notiziello
Avvisello
Messaggello
From informare (to inform)
From notizia (news)
From avviso (warning)
From messaggio (message)
Chinese 板布告
Bǎn Bùgào
板告示
Bǎn Gàoshì
板留言
Bǎn Liúyán
板宣传
Bǎn Xuānchuán
From Bùgào Bǎn (bulletin board)

From Gàoshì Bǎn (billboard)

From Liúyán Bǎn (message board)

From Xuānchuán Bǎn (publicity board)