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Species Manta
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Atta boy, Ray! You did a good job too, buddy!”
Penguin, Super Mario Galaxy

Ray is a Manta Ray that appears in Super Mario Galaxy. The two galaxies that Ray appears in are the Loopdeeloop Galaxy and the Loopdeeswoop Galaxy, where it carries Mario through the water. In both galaxies, there is always a very large swimming course that Ray must carry Mario through to get him to the Power Star. Mario must participate in ray surfing, a game orchestrated by the local penguins. The ray that Mario is given to surf on was named Ray, according to one of the penguins. On Ray, Mario had to surf along the water without falling off and into the atmosphere below. At the beginning of the Loopdeeloop Galaxy, Coach the penguin gives Mario a lesson on how to properly ride Ray without falling off. Mario and Ray have to compete in the Manta Ray races to see if they can get the best time and get the Power Star from Coach.

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, the Phantom is replaced by Ray.

Ray makes a brief appearance during the underwater section of Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge at Super Nintendo World.[1]

Super Mario Galaxy trading card description[edit]


Sometimes while searching the far-off reaches of the galaxy, Mario needs a break to have some fun. Upon entering the Loopdeloop Galaxy, Ray the Manta Ray appears for a game that the penguins like to play, Called "ray surfing." Ray takes Mario for a ride, and as a reward for his good intentions, Mario is provided with a Power Star!


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy ObjectData/SurfRay.arc SurfRay Surf Ray
Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl エイ (Ei) Ray

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マンタロウ
Contraction of "manta" and「太郎」(Tarō, a common male given name); compare with "Manjirou"
Chinese (Simplified) 鳐鱼仔
Yáoyú Zǎi
Ray Guy
French (NOE) Raimond From "raie" (ray) and "Raymond" (French given name)
German Rochen Devilfish
Italian Mantamilla From "manta"
Spanish Mantabla From "manta" and "tabla" (board)


  1. ^ Universal Parks News Today (January 13, 2023). Full Ride POV of Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge at Universal Hollywood - Super Nintendo World. YouTube. Retrieved January 17, 2023.