Haunting the Howling Tower

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Haunting the Howling Tower
The end of the Howling Tower in the Boo Moon Galaxy
Location Boo Moon Galaxy
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario Galaxy 2
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Haunting the Howling Tower is the second mission of the Boo Moon Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The mission introduces the Boo Mushroom power-up, and is the only mission in the game where the power-up is used.


The player begins again on the dark Starting Planet. At first, the path the player needs to follow is the same as in the previous mission, though where the Launch Star used to be is now an open wall. Moving through the new pathway, taking the left path at the first split and the right path at the next, past a Bowser Jr. and then a Bowser statue. In the direction the Bowser statue is facing is a wall that will open, revealing a path to a Warp Pipe, which will take the player to the Howling Tower.

In the Howling Tower, the player needs to use the Boo Mushroom to phase through gates and float up pathways, avoiding Octoboos and Spinecones. In many areas, the player will be pushed by gusts of wind, which will cause them to move through the area quickly. If the player ends up taking damage, there is usually another Boo Mushroom found nearby they can regain. Near the end is a narrow passageway with Octoboos, followed by more Octoboos circling the Power Star.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フワっと のぼって♪ オバケマリオ
フワっと のぼって♪ オバケルイージ
Fuwatto Nobotte Obake Mario
Fuwatto Nobotte Obake Ruīji

Float and Cli~mb, Ghost Mario/Luigi

Chinese 輕飄升空♪ 幽靈瑪利歐
輕飄升空♪ 幽靈路易吉
Qīngpiāo Shēngkōng Yōulíng Mǎlì'ōu
Qīngpiāo Shēngkōng Yōulíng Lùyìjí

Float and Asce~nd, Ghost Mario/Luigi

French Un fantôme sachant flotter
A ghost knowing float
German Lass dich treiben, Geist-Mario!
Drift, Ghost-Mario!
Italian Mario Spettro fluttuante
Floating Ghost Mario
Spanish Mario fantasma, ¡a flotar!
Ghost Mario, let's float!