Goal Star

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Mario collecting 50 Goal Stars

Goal Stars[1], also known as Gold Stars[2], Goalpost Stars[3], Bonus Stars[4], or simply Stars[3], are special points found in Super Mario World and its remake, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. They are earned by touching the moving tape on the goal post. The higher Mario touches it, the more the Goal Stars he will get (from 1-30, then 40, then 50 at the top, which also gives him three 1-Ups). These Goal Stars are saved from level to level, and earning 100 of them will let Mario or Luigi go to the Bonus Game where they can earn 1-Up Mushrooms.

If Mario doesn't touch the tape, he will only get a coin from the tape.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

  • Wii U Virtual Console Manual Bio: "Collect 100 Gold Stars to unlock the bonus stage."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールスター
Gōru Sutā
Goal Star
Spanish Estrella Bonus Bonus star
French Etoile Bonus[5]
Étoile d'or
Bonus Star
Gold Star
German Bonus-Sterne Bonus Star
Portuguese Estrela de Ouro Gold Star


  1. ^ Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 instruction booklet, pages 17 and 20.
  2. ^ Super Mario World English instruction booklet, page 8.
  3. ^ a b Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Page 48.
  4. ^ Yoshi's Island 4
  5. ^ Yoshi's Island 4