Flash Black Galaxy

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Flash Black Galaxy
Flash Black Galaxy.png
Area World 6
How to unlock Get a Power Star from Melty Monster Galaxy, then feed the Hungry Luma on the World 6 map 1800 Star Bits
Boss(es) None
Comet(s) Romp Comet
Green Comet
Mission(s) Jumping Around in the Dark
Dark Octo-Army Romp
Green Star 1
Green Star 2
Stars Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet 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 Starting Planet
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Flash Black Galaxy is a galaxy appearing in the game Super Mario Galaxy 2. Located in World 6, the galaxy takes place in a large mansion. However, everything is pitch black except for the occasional second of lightning, which illuminates the area. The lightning occurs after every eight beats of the music's rhythm, similar to Beat Block Galaxy, with the same music from that galaxy being used. In addition, there are many gaps in the ground. Yoshi is found here and the level makes extensive use of the Blimp Fruit. Common enemies and obstacles here include Mines, Jack O'Goombas, and Flaptacks. The galaxy's name "Flash Black" is a pun on "flashback" and "black", since most of the time the galaxy is black to the point where it is invisible to the eye until it flashes like a camera.


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are unofficial.

Starting Planet[edit]

Blimp Yoshi floating in the vertical maze of the Starting Planet.
The start of the galaxy.

The starting planet is a large, dark tower containing a maze. The exterior design of the planet resembles the Ghostly Galaxy of the first game. To reach its top, Mario must use Blimp Yoshi to float upward while avoiding the Mines and the other enemies. The Launch Star is located at the top right of the tower. The Comet Medal is found on this planet as well. Enemies here include Jack O'Goombas and Paragoombas.

Maze Walkway Planet[edit]

Mario and Yoshi on the Maze Walkway Planet.
The building in the background

This planet is a dark maze with rings of Octoboos on it. Mario must walk carefully to avoid Flaptacks and falling off the platforms. There are five Silver Stars on this planet. This planet resembles the Dark Hopper Planet D in the Matter Splatter Galaxy of Super Mario Galaxy. If the players go to the Maze Planet in any of the missions and look at the back of the maze, they will see a large windmill.


Level Image Summary
Jumping Around in the Dark Mario finding Silver Stars in the Flash Black Galaxy This mission's objective is to collect the Silver Stars on the Maze Walkway Planet.
Dark Octo-Army Romp SMG2 Flash Black Dark Octo Army Romp.png This mission's objective is to defeat thirty Octoombas on the Maze Walkway Planet.

Green Stars[edit]

Green Star 1[edit]

Location of the first Green Star.

This Green Star is located in the top-right corner of the tower on the first planet. Mario must either use Blimp Yoshi to reach it or sideflip then Flutter Jump with Yoshi.

Green Star 2[edit]

Location of the second Green Star.

This star is located on the Maze Planet. Mario has to make his way to the end of the planet to notice the Green Star floating below. He has to fall carefully to catch it.

Prima Official Game Guide description[edit]

  • "Darkness reigns in this spooky galaxy. Every few seconds, lightning crackles across the sky and reveals the architecture of a haunted mansion and a maze of platforms out over empty space. Use those flashes so you aren't stumbling around in the dark."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラッシュブラックギャラクシー
Furasshu Burakku Gyarakushī
Flash Black Galaxy
Chinese 陰暗閃光銀河
Yīn'àn Shǎnguāng Yínhé
Pitch-dark flashing light galaxy
French (NOE) Manoir stroboscopique Stroboscopic manor
German Funzelblitz-Galaxie Dim Lightning Galaxy
Italian Galassia Bagliore Improvviso Sudden Glow Galaxy
Spanish Galaxia Ruinas y Centellas Ruins and Sparks Galaxy (a pun on the phrase "rayos y centellas", which is often said when an unusual event happens)


  • The player can use the Infinite Flutter Jump glitch to land on the roof of the Mansion Planet in this galaxy.