Gate (Super Mario Galaxy)

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The Gate
“There's a connection here to deep space, far from your lands. We call it the gateway to the starry sky.”
Luma, Super Mario Galaxy

The Gate, or the gateway to the starry sky as it is called by a Luma, is a portal from the Comet Observatory to the Gateway Galaxy which appears in the Wii game, Super Mario Galaxy. It is a small floating island above the comet observatory with two of the observatory's Warp Pads linking to it; one from the Engine Room and one from the Garden. It is impossible to access the gate if one has not recovered the sixth Grand Star by defeating King Kaliente in the galaxy Bowser Jr.'s Lava Reactor. Once that star is recovered, the Engine Room will be completed and the Warp Pad to the gate will open creating a path to both the Gate and the Garden.

By passing through the Gate, Mario is able to return to the Gateway Galaxy and take another Warp Pad to the Garden. Once the player completes Gateway's Purple Coins, a Hungry Luma appears just beside the Gate who unlocks and allows Mario to travel to the Boo's Boneyard Galaxy if it is fed 1,200 Star Bits.

There is also a 1-Up Mushroom underneath the gate which can only be accessed by using a Red Star and flying right underneath it. The Red Stars are by the Garage and on the roof of the Bedroom after Mario completes Gateway's Purple Coins in the Gateway Galaxy.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, if Mario completes the Grandmaster Galaxy's Daredevil Run, he will meet Rosalina on a final planet that is exactly identical to the Gate, except the portals to the Engine Room and the Garden are missing.


Galaxy Description Star(s) Unlocking criteria
Gateway Galaxy.png
Gateway Galaxy
This is the first Galaxy that the player encounters in the game. However, after completing its first mission, the player cannot revisit the Galaxy until they have unlocked the Gate dome. It contains a grassy starting planet with patches of flowers, miniature houses, and other features. A Grand Star and a Red Power Star can be found in this Galaxy. Smg icon grandstar.pngSmg icon redstar.png Complete King Kaliente's Spicy Return
Boo's Boneyard Galaxy.png
Boo's Boneyard Galaxy
The player encounters the Spooky Speedster for a second time in this Hungry Luma Galaxy; this time, the player races as Boo Mario in an underground course. Smg icon powerstar.png Complete Luigi and the Haunted Mansion, Gateway's Purple Coins, and then feed the Hungry Luma 1,200 Star Bits

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 子供部屋
Children's room
Spanish (NOA) Cuarto de Juegos Playing room
Spanish (NOE) Cuarto de juegos Playing room
French (NOA) Salle de Jeux Playing room
French (NOE) Salle de jeux Playing room
German Kinderzimmer Children's room
Italian Stanza dei bimbi Children's room
Korean 아이방
Ai bang
Children's room
Chinese 儿童房
Értóng Fáng
Children's room