Rightside Down Galaxy

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Rightside Down Galaxy
Rightside Down Galaxy
Area World 1
How to unlock Get the first Power Star from Spin-Dig Galaxy
Boss(es) None
Comet(s) Green Comet
Mission(s) Breaking the Laws of Gravity
The Great Crate Incinerator
Green Star 1
Green Star 2
Stars Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Galaxy icon The outside of the Starting Planet
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“Don't fall… down?”
Mailtoad, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Rightside Down Galaxy is a galaxy that appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The galaxy features gravity changes, represented by arrows in the background, much like the later Upside Dizzy Galaxy. Part of the galaxy may be played upside down, frontways (which is visually the same as a top-down view), and other directions. Enemies that appear in this galaxy include Goombas, Paragoombas, a Spiny Piranha Plant, Thwomps, and Swaphoppers. The music changes depending on the direction of gravity. The Fire Flower makes its first appearance in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in this galaxy. This is one of the only two galaxies in World 1 without a Prankster Comet (besides the Green Comet), the other being the Fluffy Bluff Galaxy.


NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all names are unofficial.

Rightside Down Planet (Starting Planet)[edit]

Mario approaching the Rightside Down Planet.

The outside of this planet features four structures shaped like wooden toys and a warp pipe leading inside the planet, which the player lands on as soon as they enter the galaxy. After entering the pipe, the player is warped to an area made up of wooden blocks and gravity fields that change depending on the player's actions or the place where they are standing. The Toad Brigade is found at the beginning of the planet. A Warp Pipe in the ceiling at the beginning of the level leads to a small area with a Fire Flower and crates. This planet is infested with Swaphoppers and Goombas. The first part of the planet consists of a linear road with a few levers that need to be hit in order to change gravity. As the level progresses, more dangerous enemies like Thwomps and Chomps appear and there are also platforms that take the player dangerously close to black holes. Some Banandelions positioned at various locations inside the planet aid the player in reaching different areas. Halfway through the planet, the player needs to burn the crates with the Fire Flower. The gravity changes after the player progresses past this point. At the end of this planet, the Power Star is behind more Thwomps. If the player is hacking, they can fly back to the starting planet, which isn't solid.

Crate Incineration Planet[edit]

Fire Mario emerging from the Warp Pipe.

This is a simple, metallic, half-sphere planet. A Gearmo inhabits this planet and asks the player to use the Fire Flower to burn all the crates in twenty seconds for a Power Star in Crate Burning, similar to the Bob-omb Blasting minigame in the first game. The fireball can go through several crates at once. After burning through all the boxes, Gearmo gives a Power Star to Mario, the Hidden Star of this galaxy.


Two Starshrooms, a yellow and a red one can be seen around the Rightside Down Planet, though they can only be accessed via hacking. [1]



Mission Image Summary

Breaking the Laws of Gravity SMG2 Rightside Down Breaking the Laws of Gravity.png This mission's objective is to use the fluctuating gravity chambers to reach the Power Star.
The Great Crate Incinerator SMG2 Rightside Down Great Crate Incinerator.png This mission's objective is to use a Fire Flower to burn crates within twenty seconds.

Green Stars[edit]

Green Star 1[edit]

Mario about to grab the first Green Star.

The player redoes the Breaking the Laws of Gravity mission. Green Star 1 is located right after the third checkpoint and right before the green puzzle pieces area. Getting the star requires a well-timed jump and spin from the green block area or a precisely timed wall-jump from in between the two areas.

Planets Visited

Green Star 2[edit]

Mario under the second Green Star.

The player will redo the Breaking the Laws of Gravity mission once more. Green Star 2 is found in the second Thwomp area (the one near the Power Star at the end). One must jump on top of the last Thwomp and then jump over to the Toad next to the Crystal of Star Bits. The star requires a really high jump to get, which the player can perform by executing a Side Somersault to the wall, Wall-Jump, and spin.

Planets Visited


Audio.svg Rightside Down Galaxy - Rightside Down Galaxy theme (full version). Upside Dizzy Galaxy also shares this music.
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Prima Official Game Guide description[edit]

  • "Rightside Down Galaxy introduces flipping gravity fields. One second your feet are on the ground, the next you're pulled to the ceiling. Watch the arrows in the background to see the current direction of the gravity and see if you cannot use the sudden switches to your advantage."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あべこべ引力ギャラクシー
Abekobe Inryoku Gyarakushī
Inverse Gravitation Galaxy

Chinese 顛覆重力銀河
Diānfù Zhònglì Yínhé
Inverse Gravitation Galaxy

French (NOA) Galaxie du sens dessous dessus
Downside-Up Galaxy
French (NOE) Cubes gravitationnels
Gravitational Cubes
German Schwerkraftchaos-Galaxie
Gravity Chaos Galaxy
Italian Galassia Attrazione
Attraction Galaxy
Korean 거꾸로 중력 갤럭시
Geokkuro Jungnyeok Gaelleoksi
Inverted Gravity Galaxy

Spanish Galaxia Patasarriba
Topsy-Turvy Galaxy


  • After the green pathway section, one can backflip onto the side of the whole planet and find a 1-Up Mushroom in each of the four corners. All four mushrooms appear to lack eyes.
  • When Mario is flying towards the Starting Planet, the Crate Incineration Planet can be seen behind it. However, upon visiting the Crate Incineration Planet, the Starting Planet cannot be seen despite its close proximity.