Grand World Map
The Grand World Map is the navigation interface of Super Mario Galaxy 2. It shows all the game's Worlds and allows the Starship Mario to immediately travel to any of them, provided they have been unlocked (thus turning the paths between them solid yellow, from dotted blue). The worlds are arranged in a linear zig-zag pattern, and are close enough together that the neighbouring worlds (including unlocked worlds) can be seen when focused on any given world (unlike the World Maps, which only show the galaxies within the world, and nothing exterior to it).
The Grand World Map is first shown to Mario by Lubba after World 2 has been unlocked at the beginning of the game. It can be accessed by pressing on the Wii Remote, or by simply pressing the "Zoom out" button found at the top right of the screen. This can only be done from the overworlds, and not while playing through a level: the galaxy will have to be exited before the Grand World Map can be viewed. If the player wishes to return to an individual World at any time, they can either press or on the Wii Remote while over the World they wish to go to, or use the Star Cursor hand to select the World they wish to visit and click it (if Starship Mario isn't already over the World, it must be clicked once to travel there, then again to enter it). When entering a world, the Starship Mario will always be at the starting position, although viewing the Grand World map and then returning to he World Map the player started in will not shift their position.
When Starship Mario is positioned directly over a World, the name of the World will appear in the top left corner of the screen, and a small rectangular box will appear on the bottom of the screen. In this box will be displayed all galaxies that have currently been unlocked for that particular World, along with any special status conditions for the galaxies, such as the icons for Prankster Comets, Jibberjay races, The Chimp challenges, Gearmo assistance, or simply a recently unlocked galaxy which will be marked as "New." The box will also display a crown icon if the galaxy has been fully completed, as well as a Comet Medal icon when the player has found that galaxy's Comet Medal. Any galaxies which have not been unlocked yet will be indicated by a small dot in the place of its revolving galaxy icon until such time as the galaxy is unlocked. Because the worlds themselves are often non-linear, the order of the galaxies in the box do not always correspond to the actual order; while the first galaxy is always at the farmost left and the last galaxy at the right, the rest are arranged in order of descending total numbers of Power Stars, and then by the order at which they are unlocked (the Star List is organized the same way).
Worlds found on the Grand World Map
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