Ring (Super Mario Galaxy)

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Render of an underwater Ring in Super Mario Galaxy.
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“If you pass through those underwater rings, you'll speed up.”
Guppy, Super Mario Galaxy

Rings, or zipper gates,[1] are underwater objects that Mario and Luigi can interact with in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are colored orange and off-white, with red outer rims. When the player approaches a ring, a small whirlpool can be seen within the inside of the ring. Swimming through one grants the player a brief speed boost. Rings can be found in the Sea Slide Galaxy, Deep Dark Galaxy, and Slimy Spring Galaxy, usually alongside Green Shells or Red Shells. Passing through a ring while riding a shell makes Mario or Luigi spin as he is boosted forward.

Sets of similar-looking rings appear in missions where the player must chase Guppy in the Sea Slide Galaxy and Deep Dark Galaxy. These do not provide a speed boost, but they instead serve as the main objective during Guppy's missions.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/DashRing.arc DashRing Dash Ring
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
水中ダッシュリング (Suichū Dasshu Ringu) Underwater Dash Ring

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リング

Italian Anello


  1. ^ Catherine Browne. Super Mario Galaxy 2: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Random House Inc, 2010. p. 239. ISBN: 978-0-30746-907-6.