Gate (Super Mario Galaxy)

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SMG The Gate Screenshot.png
Screenshot of the Gate.
Game Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Level(s) 2 (inc. Hungry Luma galaxy)
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“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 a small house resembling the one in the Gateway Galaxy leading to the galaxy itself, two flower beds, and 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
A screenshot of Gateway Galaxy during the "Grand Star Rescue" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
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. A Grand Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy.Smg icon redstar.png Complete King Kaliente's Spicy Return
A screenshot of Boo's Boneyard Galaxy during the "Racing the Spooky Speedster" mission from Super Mario Galaxy.
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. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy. Complete 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
Chinese 儿童房
Értóng Fáng
Children's room
French (NOA) Salle de Jeu Playing room
French (NOE) Salle de jeu Playing room
German Kinderzimmer Children's room
Italian Stanza dei bimbi Children's room
Korean 아이방
Ai bang
Children's room
Spanish (NOA) Cuarto de Juegos Playing room
Spanish (NOE) Cuarto de juegos Playing room