Ghostly Galaxy

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Ghostly Galaxy
Ghostly Galaxy.png
Area Kitchen
How to unlock Get 20 stars
Boss(es) Bouldergeist
Comet(s) Daredevil Comet
Purple Comet
Mission(s) Luigi and the Haunted Mansion
A Very Spooky Sprint
Beware of Bouldergeist
Bouldergeist's Daredevil Run
Purple Coins in the Bone Pen
Matter Splatter Mansion
Stars StarStarStarDaredevil Comet StarPurple Comet StarSecret Star
Galaxy icon The Haunted Mansion and several floating bones and uprooted trees
“We detected signs of Luigi in this galaxy! I hope he hasn't been eaten by ghosts!”
Captain Toad, Super Mario Galaxy

Ghostly Galaxy is a galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy. Many elements of this area are of a haunted theme, and Mario can find Boo Mushrooms that turn him into a Boo. This galaxy also has the first appearance of Luigi in the game, who is rescued in the process of obtaining the galaxy's first Power Star. After being rescued, Luigi will later discover a few more Power Stars for Mario to collect in other galaxies. Bouldergeist is the boss of this galaxy.

An arrangement of the music heard inside the mansion is used for Ghost Houses in Super Mario 3D Land. In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, a small portion of the music was rearranged and is heard in The Enigmansion, and a faster version plays once all Boos are encountered in the dining room.


Boo Mansion Gate Planet[edit]

The Green Starshroom near the Boo Mansion Gate Planet.

The starting point is a Green Starshroom, which has a Launch Star leading to the Boo Mansion Gate Planet.[1] The starting planet has three bats and three Pumpkinhead Goombas. There is a spike that spawns a Rainbow Star when spun, which can be used for destroying the Chomps in the first mission. In the third mission, there are three Spranglers. Each mission has a different Launch Star to get to the planets. There is a big gap in the middle of the planet that contains a black hole.

Haunted Mansion[edit]

"Haunted Mansion" redirects here. For information about the recurring level archetype in the Mario franchise, see Ghost House.
The beginning part before entering the mansion.

The Haunted Mansion is visited in two levels: Luigi and the Haunted Mansion and Beware of Bouldergeist, though Beware of Bouldergeist only has part of the mansion. In Luigi and the Haunted Mansion, a ray of light can be turned on by hitting a Lever Switch near the door to defeat a Boo. Also, there are some boxes near the edges of the room. Some of them contain Toads that give Mario information, while others give him Coins and Star Bits. There are also some Bowser statues near the crates.

Inside the mansion.

There is a painting of a Boo on top of the stairs and when Mario goes near it, a Boo spouts out. A Launch Star leads to the upper floor of the mansion. Luigi is trapped in a prison and must be rescued. Jill Board teaches Mario how to use the Boo Mushroom in one of the rooms.

The Haunted Mansion from a distance.
The top floor of the mansion.

In Luigi and the Haunted Mansion, there is a hidden room containing a large amount of coins. To enter this room, Mario needs to enter a Star Chip room containing Pumpkinhead Goombas. Then, Mario must go to the ceiling and he must ground pound a white circle full of cracks, where the hidden room gets revealed. The room consists of a Lever Switch that activates coins appearing temporarily and eight Sling Stars. The Sling Stars lead Mario to each other and they help him collect the coins.

In Beware of Bouldergeist, only the first part of the mansion with the Bowser statues is seen. Instead of a Boo painting however, there is a Bomb Boo painting. It is used to destroy the statues to get coins, or to destroy the statue in the fireplace to proceed onwards. There are also the boxes from the first mission. The fireplace contains a Launch Star.

Phantom Tower Planets[edit]

Looking up the wall.
The second planet.

When Mario gets to the second Launch Star in Beware of Bouldergeist, he arrives at the first Phantom Tower Planet.[2] This planet contains Spoings, Pumpkinhead Goombas, Bomb Boos, and a few Sling Pods. At the top, there is a Sling Star that takes Mario to the second Phantom Tower Planet. Here, Mario must collect five blue Star Chips to create Pull Stars leading to a Launch Star. This takes Mario to the Phantom Hole Planet with a bouncy ball, then to the Bouldergeist Battle Planet.

Bouldergeist Battle Planet[edit]

The Bouldergeist Battle Planet.

The Bouldergeist Battle Planet[3] is where Mario encounters Bouldergeist, a boss. This planet is shaped like a circle with platforms leading up to it. There is also Lumalee here. When Mario fights Bouldergeist, Bomb Boos appear. Besides them and a few coins, the planet is empty. When Bouldergeist is beaten, Mario earns a Power Star.

Boo Race Zone[edit]

The Boo Race Zone.

The Boo Race Zone[4] is where Mario races the Spooky Speedster using Pull Stars. It is ringed by bones and there are multiple obstacles made of bones all around it along with a cluster of mines at the end. This zone is also where Mario collects 100 Purple Coins in under one minute. This version of the Boo Race Zone is made up of Pull Stars and bones so the player does not get out of the boundaries. There is also some meat that bounces Mario in a different direction.

Phantom Hole Planets[edit]

The Phantom Hole Planet with the bouncy ball in the middle.

The Phantom Hole Planets[5] are just the hollowed out rims of a planet, one of them has a pink bouncy ball in its center and mines around it. Most of them do not have gravity barring the planet with the bouncy ball.

Darkness Room Planet[edit]

The Darkness Room Planet.

The Darkness Room Planet[6] is an area very similar to the Matter Splatter Galaxy. It is apparently a crumbling mansion where Mario must follow spotlights of shifting matter to navigate through the mansion and get the Power Star.

Star Peace Spouting Planets[edit]

Luigi on one of the Star Peace Spouting Planets

These are six small Star Peace Spouting Planets[7] that shoot from three to five Star Bits each. Mario only passes by them and can only reach one of them by doing the Pull Star movement exploit glitch. They seem to be made of metal by close examination and are covered by a purple covering. If looked at closely, the player can see small red stars on them.

Planet Rocket[edit]

The Planet Rocket.

The Planet Rocket[8] appears only in the Luigi and the Haunted Mansion level and the levels with Bouldergeist, and appears to be an exact replica of the planets of the same name from the Space Junk Galaxy. It has a similar appearance to Olimar and Louie's ship from Pikmin 2. Though it cannot actually be visited by Mario, the player can look to the left just after landing on the Haunted Mansion in order to see it floating in space in the Luigi and the Haunted Mansion level, and above and to the left of the Bouldergeist Battle Planet in the Bouldergeist levels. A large amount of debris circles the ship.

The player can only reach the ship via hacking. The ship has little gravity that can be escaped with a single jump.[9]

Boo Race Start Planet[edit]

The Boo Race Start Planet.

The Boo Race Start Planet[10] is where the Spooky Speedster is found. It has multiple trees and all of the members of the Toad Brigade are there. There are several Star Bits in the trees, and the player starts the race with the Spooky Speedster here.

Boo Race Goal Planet[edit]

The Boo Race Goal Planet.

The Boo Race Goal Planet[11] is a ringed planet where the race with the Spooky Speedster ends. The ring acts as a wall which does not let Mario get across. However, if Mario does a backflip, wall jump and spin backwards, he can make it over. Another way back to the starting line is to take the Warp Pipe at the top of the planet.

Blue Star Cupsule Planets[edit]

The Blue Star Cupsule Planets.

The Blue Star Cupsule Planets[12] are two capsule-like planets in the middle of the Boo Race Zone. Their only feature is that they have Pull Stars in the middle of them that will let Mario go across.



Level Image Overview
Luigi and the Haunted Mansion Luigi is behind bars! Players need to rescue Luigi, who is trapped in a Haunted Mansion.
A Very Spooky Sprint SMG Ghostly Galaxy Speedster Question.png Players need to beat the Spooky Speedster in a race using Pull Stars.
Beware of Bouldergeist Bouldergeist.png Players need to defeat a boss, Bouldergeist.
Bouldergeist's Daredevil Run SMG Bouldergeist Punching.png Same as Beware of Bouldergeist, except players have only one health. This mission, until completed, is available only while a Daredevil Comet is in orbit.
Purple Coins in the Bone Pen SMG Ghostly Galaxy Purple Coins.png Players need to earn 100 Purple Coins in one minute while navigating the Bone Pen with Pull Stars.
Matter Splatter Mansion Matter Splatter Mansion 1.png Players need to navigate in a mansion, similar to Matter Splatter Galaxy, where matter destroys and creates platforms for players to navigate on.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファントムギャラクシー
Fantomu Gyarakushī
Phantom Galaxy
Chinese 幽灵银河
Yōulíng yínhé
Phantom Galaxy
French (NOA) Galaxie Fantasmagorique Ghostly Galaxy
French (NOE) Galaxie fantôme Ghost galaxy
German Phantom-Galaxie Phantom Galaxy
Italian Galassia Spettro Spectre galaxy
Korean 팬텀 갤럭시
Paenteom gaelleoksi
Phantom Galaxy
Spanish (NOA) Galaxia Fantasmagórica Ghostly Galaxy
Spanish (NOE) Galaxia Fantasmagórica Ghostly Galaxy


For comparison: Super Mario Galaxy's version on the left, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's on the right.


  1. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/TeresaMansionGatePlanet.arc)
  2. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/PhantomTowerPlanet.arc)
  3. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/PoltaBattlePlanet.arc)
  4. ^ Zone name for the area when accessed in the WhiteHole Super Mario Galaxy level editor. It overlaps with the Purple Coin version of the course, meaning it is the same.
  5. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/PhantomHolePlanet.arc)
  6. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/DarknessRoomPlanet.arc)
  7. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/StarPeaceSpoutingPlanet.arc). Note: Star Peace is a misspelling of "Star Piece".
  8. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/PlanetRocket.arc)
  9. ^ The Beaverhouse (May 1, 2010). Super Mario Galaxy Hacks Episode 13: Where Are The Pikmin When You Need Them?. YouTube. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  10. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/TeresaRaceStartPlanet.arc)
  11. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/TeresaRaceGoalPlanet.arc)
  12. ^ File name of the object (Partition 0/ObjectData/BlueStarCupsulePlanet.arc). Note: "Cupsule" is a misspelling of "capsule".