Rock spire

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Rock spire
Render of a rock spire in Super Mario Galaxy.
Model from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Rock spires[1] are stalagmites found in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. In Super Mario Galaxy, rock spires appear as objects that can be broken by Mario or Luigi when hit with a spin. They appear in the Ghostly Galaxy, where the player must destroy a glowing stalagmite to summon a Launch Star in order to complete the mission Matter Splatter Mansion. Rounder rock spires (generically referred to as boulders or obelisks)[2] appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, where they can be destroyed only by Mario or Luigi's Rock form.

Outside Super Mario Galaxy, stalagmites appear in most titles that feature underground areas. However, they typically serve only as decoration and serve no purpose.



  1. ^ Black, Fletcher (November 9, 2007). Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-7615-5643-5. Page 151.
  2. ^ Browne, Catherine (May 23, 2010). Super Mario Galaxy 2: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Random House Inc. ISBN 978-0-30746-907-6. Page 86.