Mega Star

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Not to be confused with Super Star, Jumbo Star, or Grand Star.
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Mega Mario
Mario after he collects a Mega Star in Super Paper Mario
“This is a Mega Star! Use it to grow to mega proportions and trample your enemies.”
In-game text, Super Paper Mario

A Mega Star is a Super Star-like object found in ? Blocks in the game Super Paper Mario. Upon collecting a Mega Star, the player's character becomes an enlarged 8-bit sprite from the original Super Mario Bros. game (although in the early version of Super Paper Mario, Mario's sprite was recolored to resemble his modern appearance). The background music will also instantly change to a remix of the original Super Star theme known as "An Unrivaled Battle", according to The InterNed. While the Mega Star is in effect, the player may smash through blocks, pipes, and enemies, similar to the Mega Mushroom in New Super Mario Bros.

In Chapter 3-1, there is an optional segment involving a Koopa Troopa grabbing a Mega Star from a block and becoming its original 8-bit sprite in giant form, known as Mega Koopa. The heroes can find another Mega Star nearby and run into the Koopa to destroy it, although getting the star is not necessary, as the player can still attack the Mega Koopa just as they would a normal enemy by using the heroes' normal attacks, Pixls, or attack items such as a Fire Burst.

Mario's beta design when using the Mega Star in Super Paper Mario.
Mario's early Mega Star sprite design

Mega Mario and Mega Luigi are both short and fast, while Mega Peach and Mega Bowser are both tall and slow. Mega Stars appear in Chapter 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-2, 5-3, and 7-4. Three Mega Stars appear in 3-1.

Mega Stars also appear in the Flipside Arcade game "Forget Me Not". When found after flipping a card, each Mega Star gives the player points and also temporarily flips all the covered cards over to reveal what each card shows.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパースター
Sūpā Sutā
Same as Super Star
French Méga Etoile Mega Star
German Megastern Mega Star
Italian Giga Stella Giga Star
Spanish Megaestrella Megastar