Boulder Bowl Galaxy

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Boulder Bowl Galaxy
Boulder Bowl Galaxy.png
Area World 2
How to unlock Get a Power Star in Puzzle Plank Galaxy
Boss(es) Rollodillo
Comet(s) Romp Comet
Green Comet
Mission(s) Rock and Rollodillo
C'mere, Goomba
Rolling Crabber Romp
Green Star 1
Green Star 2
Green Star 3
Stars Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Galaxy icon The Boulder Planet
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Boulder Bowl Galaxy is a galaxy found in World 2 of Super Mario Galaxy 2. The galaxy introduces and utilizes the use of the Rock Mushroom that turns Mario into a solid boulder. Some planets included in the galaxy are made of rocks, soil and steel platforms. Bowling pin-like enemies called Pinheads are found in the galaxy, which Mario can bowl over by rolling over them in his boulder form. Rollodillo is fought here. The music in the level is the same as in Spin-Dig Galaxy.


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are unofficial.

Starting Planet[edit]

SMG2 Boulder Bowl Starting Planet.png
Mario on the Starting Planet.
Rock Mario in Boulder Bowl Galaxy of Super Mario Galaxy 2.
The Pinhead part of the Starting Planet.

The starting planet has a glass cage with a Rock Mushroom in it which is guarded by three Elite Octoombas. Two members of the Toad Brigade are found here. The planet also has a huge purple Crystal, where the Comet Medal is trapped inside. A giant, raised bridge that, after been dropped, can help the player access an area with Pinheads is also located here. The area has a ramp that leads the player to the next planet. A little bit beyond the Comet Medal there is a 1-Up Mushroom on a ledge. There are also some rock spikes. They either give the player some Coins, Star Bits, or Enemies.

Rolling Rocks Planet[edit]

Mario on the Rolling Rocks Planet.

This planet contains a glass cage and a Checkpoint Flag, but this time, a Launch Star is trapped inside the glass cage. The player has to defeat a group of Octoombas to open the cage. There are three Ruby Rocks rolling around the cage. The player only needs to kill the Octoguys and Elite Octoombas. The Ruby Rocks are optional to destroy as they just give the player Star Bits.

Boulder Planet[edit]

Mario approaching the Boulder Planet.
The Boulder Planet in the Boulder Bowl Galaxy
Mario on the Boulder Planet.

This planet is covered with Ruby Rocks, Elite Octoombas and Chomps. It also has a Rock Mushroom and three rock pillars. A giant purple Crystal with a Sling Star trapped in it can be found on the top of the planet. In a later mission, there is a gold Gearmo that can be found on this planet. There is also another rock pillar that has a Warp Pipe inside. The Warp Pipe leads to a bonus area with six Chance Cubes.

Orange Crystal Planet[edit]

Mario on the Orange Crystal Planet.

This is a small, orange-colored crystalline planet. Lumalee can be found on this planet, as well as a Launch Star and a Checkpoint Flag.

Cage Planet[edit]

Mario nearing the Cage Planet.

This planet is a large, round, red cage. Rollodillo's battle takes place here. It has Rock Mushrooms that the player can use to transform into Rock Mario or Luigi. It is also the planet where the Prankster Comet mission takes place.

Asteroid Planet[edit]

Mario on the Asteroid Planet.

This planet is seen only in Rolling Crabber Romp for this galaxy. In the mission, this planet is the first planet the player lands on, as opposed to the normal Starting Planet. It has nothing on it but a sign, a 1-Up Mushroom, and a Launch Star which will shoot the player to the Cage Planet.



Mission Image Summary

Rock and Rollodillo SMG2 Boulder Bowl Rock and Rollodillo.png This mission's objective is to defeat Rollodillo.
C'mere, Goomba GoldGearmoGoomba.png This mission's objective is to find and lure a Goomba over to the gold Gearmo.
Rolling Crabber Romp SMG2 Boulder Bowl Rolling Crabber Romp.png This mission's objective is to use the Rock Mushroom to defeat all thirty Crabbers within one minute.

Green Stars[edit]

Green Star 1[edit]

Mario about to get the first Green Star.

The player will redo the Rock and Rollodillo mission. Instead of getting the Rock Mushroom on the Starting Planet, the player must repeatedly wall jump and spin on the sides of the bridge to climb it. At the top of the bridge will be the first Green Star. If the player knocks down the bridge before grabbing the star, there will be no way to reach it unless they were to restart the level.

Planets Visited

Green Star 2[edit]

Mario above the second Green Star.

The player will redo the Rock and Rollodillo mission once again. The player should get the Rock Mushroom and knock the bridge down. However, instead of rolling up the ramp, the player should walk up it. The second Green Power Star is floating in the air right behind the ramp.

Planets Visited

Green Star 3[edit]

Mario jumping into the final Green Star.

The player will redo the Rock and Rollodillo mission one final time. They should grab the Rock Mushroom, knock the bridge down, and use the ramp. This time, after landing on the Rolling Rocks Planet, the player should go in a straight line towards an Elite Octoomba. Behind the Elite Octoomba is a wooden fence and the third green star lies right behind this fence.

Planets Visited


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Prima Official Game Guide description[edit]

  • "This galactic quarry is where you first discover the Rock Mushroom, which turns you into Rock Mario. With this new power, you can roll into a boulder and smash through objects and enemies. And there are plenty of enemies in this galaxy, too, just waiting for you to roll through."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロ岩ゴロゴロギャラクシー
Goro Iwa Gorogoro Gyarakushī
Rolling-Rock Rolling Galaxy

Chinese 滾滾岩石銀河
Gǔngǔn Yánshí Yínhé
Rolling Rock Galaxy

French (NOE) Mine d'étoiles
Star Mine
German Bröselbrock-Galaxie
Crumbling Boulder Galaxy
Italian Galassia Bocce di Rocce
Rock Bowls Galaxy
Korean 데굴바위 데굴데굴 갤럭시
Degulbawi Deguldegul Gaelleoksi
Grounder Rock Rumbling Galaxy

Spanish Galaxia Cantera Bolera
Bowling Quarry Galaxy