Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada

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Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada
Bowser Jr. Airship Armada.png 
Area Kitchen 
How to unlock Get 23 stars 
Boss(es) Bowser Jr. 
Level(s) Sinking the Airships 
Stars Smg icon grandstar.png 
Galaxy Icon Two airships on either side of Bowser Jr.'s personal airship

You just don't give up! Fine, then. I guess I'll just whup you myself! You want this Grand Star so bad? You're gonna have to take it from me!”
Bowser Jr., Super Mario Galaxy

Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada is a Bowser Jr. galaxy found in Super Mario Galaxy. This galaxy consists of a very large group of Airships, including a flagship piloted by Bowser Jr. which Mario must attack and sink. Also, Mario will be attacked by many enemies while trying to get to Bowser Jr. to get the Grand Star.




When Mario arrives on the first Airship, he will find several Electrogoombas on board the ship. Past the enemies is a cannon, which Mario can use to fire himself to the second airship. Here, the player should avoid several Sentry Beams and a Magikoopa, and make way to the next cannon, proceeding to the third Airship, avoiding some Bullet Bills. However, at the first airship, by aiming towards the left, the player should be able to shoot to the third airship and grab the pull star, skipping the second airship. The third Airship contains Wigglers, a Mandibug, and Lumalee. When Mario hits a switch on a platform, it will start to move. Once Mario avoids the Cannonballs fired from several unreachable galleon-class airships and makes it to the other side, the player will arrive at the fourth and final Airship. Here, Mario must battle Bowser Jr. and his flagship. When Bowser Jr. is taken down, Mario will receive a Grand Star, unlocking The Bedroom.

Trampoline Planet[edit]

Trampoline Planet

If Mario aims to the right on the first Airship's cannon, he will spot a tiny green planet with several Goombas on it. The planet is very bouncy, allowing Mario to easily squish the Goombas. If he destroys them all, a 1-Up Mushroom will appear. A sling star will take Mario to the second airship.


Sinking the Airships[edit]

Mario fighting Bowser Jr. on the last Airship.

The first airship has a Cannon on the stern, so the player will have to dodge or defeat the foes and Mario will have to jump in. The player will have to aim the cannon at the flagpole on the right to reach the next airship, blast into an extremely small planet with Goombas that has a Sling Star to bring him to the airship directly, or carefully aim at the leftmost flagpole to skip a few steps. After Mario battles way across the airships, Mario will reach Lumalee and a wooden platform docked against the last airship. Mario should jump on the platform, which begins to move, and the player will have to dodge the cannonballs and Scuttlebugs to reach the final airship where Bowser Jr. waits. Bowser Jr. shoots fireballs from his airship at Mario, so Mario must jump on one of the Koopa Troopas, grab its shell, and throw it at Bowser Jr's airship. The player will have to hit Bowser Jr.'s airship three times to make him turn and face Mario. If Mario does a triple jump with precise timing holding a shell and hits Bowser Jr. when throwing it in the air, he will drop a bunch of Star Bits and fall over for a bit. You only get the Star Bits once. The player will have to throw two more shells and Bowser Jr. will be defeated, and Mario will get a Grand Star. Each hit will cause more mayhem to erupt on Bowser Jr.'s airship, as he begins to fire Bullet Bills with his ship after each hit and summon Magikoopas.

Planets visited
Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパ大船団を駆逐せよ!
Kuppa daisendan o kuchiku seyo!
Annihilate the Big Bowser Fleet!
Spanish (NOE) Exterminio de la gran armada Koopa Extermination of the great Koopa navy
French (NOA) Coulez la Flotte de Bowser! Sink Bowser's Fleet!
French (NOE) Seul contre la flotte de Bowser! Alone against Bowser's Fleet
Korean 쿠파 대선단을 물리쳐라!
Kupa daeseondan eul mullichyeora!
Annihilate the Big Bowser Fleet!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパJr.シッププラント
Kuppa Jr. shippu puranto
Bowser Jr.'s Ship Plant
Spanish (NOA) Dimensión Nave de Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr.'s Ship Dimension
Spanish (NOE) Dimensión Nave de Bowsy Bowser Jr.'s Ship Dimension
French (NOA) Usine de Vaisseaux Ship Factory
French (NOE) Usine de vaisseaux Ship Factory
German Bowser Jr.s Schiffsfabrik Bowser Jr.'s Ship Factory
Italian Flotta Navale di Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr.'s Naval Fleet
Korean 쿠파주니어 에어십 플랜트
Kupa Junieo eeosip peuullaenteu
Bowser Jr.'s Airship Plant


  • If Bowser Jr. is hit with a Star Bit during the battle, he'll fall over and release 20 Star Bits. This will only happen once.
    • This can also be done with a Koopa Shell, but will not count as a hit towards defeating Bowser Jr.
  • If Mario jumps on five cannonballs fired from Bowser Jr.'s airship in a row without touching the ground, he will receive an extra life.
  • The battle with Bowser Jr. in this galaxy and the battle with Megahammer in Bowser Jr.'s Fearsome Fleet are similar in that each features the use of a Sling Star during the battle. Incidentally, these two battles are the only situations between the two games in which a Sling Star may be used in a battle with either Bowser or Bowser Jr.
  • The music that is used as the main theme for this galaxy is the same music that is heard when Bowser attacks Princess Peach's Castle at the beginning of both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
  • This music features the exact same tune as the "Airship Theme" from Super Mario Bros. 3, though it is played in a slightly different style for Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
  • When the player defeats Bowser Jr. and returns to the Kitchen map, the planet will show airships instead of Bowser's face.