Galaxy

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This article is about galaxies in general. For the Wii games, see Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Mario flying to the Cosmic Cove Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario approaching the Gold Leaf Galaxy with the use of a Launch Star
Mario flying to the Cosmic Cove Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2
“Now, go and explore the universe! There are lots and lots of galaxies for you to discover!”
Luma, Super Mario Galaxy

A galaxy is a system consisting of gases, stars, planets, and comets. Mario or Luigi visits many galaxies in their adventures through Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. There is a total of 91 different galaxies between the two games: 42 in Super Mario Galaxy and 49 in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

The galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy are notably much smaller than real galaxies, often being composed of nothing more than a few small planetoids, most of which come in many different shapes and sizes. However, in Super Mario Galaxy 2, a galaxy proportionate to a real galaxy appears in the background of World 4, while in World 5, there is a galaxy supercluster. Smaller galaxies in the games are more comparable to systems such as the Solar System. There are solar systems that can be seen to make up other galaxies that determine whether it is a large or small one.

In Super Mario Galaxy, there is clearly a size difference between galaxies. Some of them contain six or seven Power Stars, while others possess only one (two in the Buoy Base Galaxy and the Gateway Galaxy). The "main" galaxies with six to seven Power Stars are usually much larger than the "bonus" galaxies with one Power Star, which may contain only one or two planetoids; there are 15 of these "main" galaxies and 27 "bonus" ones. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, however, this difference is not as prevalent, as each galaxy contains either two or three regular Power Stars; respectively, there are 25 and 24 of each.

In Super Mario Galaxy, most galaxies are observed from six different domes onboard the Comet Observatory. These domes show the player up to five galaxies and give them the option to fly to those galaxies in order to search for Power Stars. Just outside of each dome is a Hungry Luma, which transforms into an additional galaxy after the player feeds it a certain number of Star Bits. The remaining galaxies in the game are accessed via other areas on or around the Comet Observatory, including the Planet of Trials and the Gate. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, galaxies are grouped into seven different Worlds, each of which contains a total of seven galaxies. One Hungry Luma is encountered in each World, which transforms into a new galaxy when called to Starship Mario and fed the required number of Star Bits.

Many galaxies in both games contain black holes, which Mario and Luigi run the risk of getting sucked into if they fall off the edge of some planets or areas.

List of galaxies[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mario arriving at the Good Egg Galaxy.

Asterisk (*) denotes galaxies unlocked by feeding Hungry Lumas.

SMG The Gate Screenshot.png
Gate
A screenshot of Gateway Galaxy during the "Grand Star Rescue" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Gateway Galaxy
A screenshot of Boo's Boneyard Galaxy during the "Racing the Spooky Speedster" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Boo's Boneyard Galaxy*
Model of the Terrace Dome from Super Mario Galaxy
Terrace
Good Egg Galaxy Starting Planet.png
Good Egg Galaxy
SMG Honeyhive Starting Planet.png
Honeyhive Galaxy
Overview of the Loopdeeloop Galaxy
Loopdeeloop Galaxy
SMG Flipswitch Galaxy Mission.png
Flipswitch Galaxy
A screenshot of Sweet Sweet Galaxy during the "Rocky Road" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Sweet Sweet Galaxy*
A screenshot of Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor during the "Megaleg's Moon" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor
Model of the Fountain Dome from Super Mario Galaxy
Fountain
A screenshot of Space Junk Galaxy during the "Pull Star Path" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Space Junk Galaxy
An overview of the Battlerock Galaxy
Battlerock Galaxy
An overview of the Rolling Green Galaxy
Rolling Green Galaxy
A screenshot of Hurry-Scurry Galaxy during the "Shrinking Satellite" mission from Super Mario Galaxy. (What a gorgeous skybox.)
Hurry-Scurry Galaxy
A screenshot of Sling Pod Galaxy during the "A Sticky Situation" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Sling Pod Galaxy*
A screenshot of Bowser's Star Reactor during "The Fiery Stronghold" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Bowser's Star Reactor
Model of the Kitchen Dome from Super Mario Galaxy
Kitchen
Beach Bowl Galaxy
Beach Bowl Galaxy
A screenshot of Ghostly Galaxy during the "Beware of Bouldergeist" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Ghostly Galaxy
The first area of the Bubble Breeze Galaxy
Bubble Breeze Galaxy
A screenshot of Buoy Base Galaxy during "The Floating Fortress" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Buoy Base Galaxy
A screenshot of Drip Drop Galaxy during the "Giant Eel Outbreak" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Drip Drop Galaxy*
A screenshot of Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada during the "Sinking the Airships" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Bowser Jr.'s Airship Armada
Model of the Bedroom Dome from Super Mario Galaxy
Bedroom
A screenshot of Gusty Garden Galaxy during the "Bunnies in the Wind" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Gusty Garden Galaxy
A screenshot of Freezeflame Galaxy during "The Frozen Peak of Baron Brrr" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Freezeflame Galaxy
A screenshot of Dusty Dune Galaxy during the "Soaring on the Desert Winds" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Dusty Dune Galaxy
A screenshot of Honeyclimb Galaxy during the "Scaling the Sticky Wall" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Honeyclimb Galaxy
A screenshot of Bigmouth Galaxy during the "Bigmouth's Gold Bait" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Bigmouth Galaxy*
A screenshot of Bowser's Dark Matter Plant during the "Darkness on the Horizon" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Bowser's Dark Matter Plant
Model of the Engine Room Dome from Super Mario Galaxy
Engine Room
A screenshot of Gold Leaf Galaxy during the "Star Bunnies on the Hunt" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Gold Leaf Galaxy
A screenshot of Sea Slide Galaxy during "The Silver Stars of Sea Slide" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Sea Slide Galaxy
A screenshot of Toy Time Galaxy during the "Mario Meets Mario" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Toy Time Galaxy
SMG Kingfin Planet Overview.png
Bonefin Galaxy
A screenshot of Sand Spiral Galaxy during the "Choosing a Favorite Snack" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Sand Spiral Galaxy*
A screenshot of Bowser Jr.'s Lava Reactor during "King Kaliente's Spicy Return" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Bowser Jr.'s Lava Reactor
Model of the Garden Dome from Super Mario Galaxy
Garden
A screenshot of Deep Dark Galaxy during "The Underground Ghost Ship" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Deep Dark Galaxy
A screenshot of Dreadnought Galaxy during the "Revenge of the Topman Tribe" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Dreadnought Galaxy
A screenshot of Matter Splatter Galaxy during the "Watch Your Step" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Matter Splatter Galaxy
A screenshot of Melty Molten Galaxy during "The Sinking Lava Spire" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
Melty Molten Galaxy
Snow Cap Galaxy
Snow Cap Galaxy*
Planet of Trials.png
Planet of Trials
Gizmos Gears and Gadgets.png
Rolling Gizmo Galaxy
Bubble Blast Galaxy
Bubble Blast Galaxy
Loopdeeswoop Galaxy.png
Loopdeeswoop Galaxy
The Grand Finale Galaxy, from Super Mario Galaxy.
Grand Finale Galaxy
Bowser at the Center of the Universe
Center of the Universe
The third part of Bowser's final battle
Bowser's Galaxy Reactor

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Mario arriving at the Yoshi Star Galaxy.

Asterisk (*) denotes galaxies unlocked by feeding Hungry Lumas.

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World 1
Sky Station Galaxy
Sky Station Galaxy
SMG2 Map Yoshi Star.png
Yoshi Star Galaxy
SpinDigGalaxy.png
Spin-Dig Galaxy
Fluffy Bluff Galaxy.png
Fluffy Bluff Galaxy
FlipSwapGalaxy.png
Flip-Swap Galaxy*
Rightside Down Galaxy
Rightside Down Galaxy
Bowser Jrs Fiery Flotilla.png
Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla
SMG2 Grand World Map.png
World 2
Puzzle Plank Galaxy.png
Puzzle Plank Galaxy
Hightail Falls Galaxy.png
Hightail Falls Galaxy
Boulder Bowl Galaxy.png
Boulder Bowl Galaxy
Cosmic Cove Galaxy.png
Cosmic Cove Galaxy
Wild Glide Galaxy.png
Wild Glide Galaxy
Honeybloom.png
Honeybloom Galaxy*
Bowser's Lava Lair.png
Bowser's Lava Lair
SMG2 Map W3.png
World 3
TallTrunkGalaxy.png
Tall Trunk Galaxy
Cloudy Court Galaxy.png
Cloudy Court Galaxy
Haunty Halls Galaxy.png
Haunty Halls Galaxy
Freezy Flake Galaxy.png
Freezy Flake Galaxy
Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy.png
Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy
Beat Block Galaxy.png
Beat Block Galaxy*
Bowser Jrs Fearsome Fleet.png
Bowser Jr.'s Fearsome Fleet
SMG2 Map W4.png
World 4
Supermassive Galaxy.
Supermassive Galaxy
Flipsville Galaxy.png
Flipsville Galaxy
Starshine Beach Galaxy.png
Starshine Beach Galaxy
Chompworks Galaxy.png
Chompworks Galaxy
Sweet Mystery Galaxy.png
Sweet Mystery Galaxy*
Honeyhop Galaxy.png
Honeyhop Galaxy
Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet.png
Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet
SMG2 Map W5.png
World 5
Space Storm Galaxy.png
Space Storm Galaxy
Slipsand Galaxy.png
Slipsand Galaxy
Shiverburn Galaxy.png
Shiverburn Galaxy
Boomoongalaxy.png
Boo Moon Galaxy
Upside Dizzy Galaxy.png
Upside Dizzy Galaxy
The Fleet Glide Galaxy
Fleet Glide Galaxy*
Bowser Jrs Boom Bunker.png
Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker
SMG2 Map W6.png
World 6
Melty Monster Galaxy.png
Melty Monster Galaxy
Clockwork Ruins Galaxy.png
Clockwork Ruins Galaxy
Throwback Galaxy.png
Throwback Galaxy
Battle Belt Galaxy
Battle Belt Galaxy
Flash Black Galaxy.png
Flash Black Galaxy*
Slimy Spring Galaxy.png
Slimy Spring Galaxy
Bowser's Galaxy Generator
Bowser's Galaxy Generator
SMG2 Map WS.png
World S
Mario Squared Galaxy.png
Mario Squared Galaxy
Rolling Coaster Galaxy.png
Rolling Coaster Galaxy
Twisty Trials Galaxy.png
Twisty Trials Galaxy
Stone Cyclone Galaxy.png
Stone Cyclone Galaxy
Boss Blitz Galaxy.png
Boss Blitz Galaxy
FlipOutGalaxy.png
Flip-Out Galaxy*
Grandmaster Galaxy
Grandmaster Galaxy

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 銀河
Ginga
ギャラクシー
Gyarakushī
Chinese (Simplified) 星系
Xīngxì
Galaxy
Chinese (Traditional) 銀河
Yínhé
Galaxy
Dutch Melkweg Galaxy (lit., Milky Way)
French Galaxie Galaxy
German Milchstraße
Galaxie
Galaxy (lit., Milky Way)
Galaxy
Italian Galassia Galaxy
Korean 은하
Eunha
Galaxy (lit., Milky Way)
Portuguese Galáxia Galaxy
Romanian Galaxie Galaxy
Russian Галактика
Galaktika
Galaxy
Spanish Galaxia Galaxy

Trivia[edit]

  • In both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, galaxies are commonly represented by three-dimensional revolving icons which consist of either one planet found in the galaxy or multiple planets in the galaxy. In Super Mario Galaxy, only 29 of the 42 total galaxies in the game have revolving icons, as the other thirteen remaining galaxies are accessed outside of one of the six main domes. In Super Mario Galaxy 2 however, every galaxy in the game has an icon. In addition, every galaxy icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2 is surrounded by a faint blue circular force field, possibly the atmosphere of the galaxy.
  • In Super Mario Galaxy, every object found on almost all of the revolving galaxy icons in the game remains stationary. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, however, almost every galaxy icon in the game has something moving on it. The reasons for this are unknown.
  • In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there is a sponsor named after galaxies known as Galaxy Air.