Sailing the Sandy Seas

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Sailing the Sandy Seas
Sand Sailer.png
Location Slipsand Galaxy
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario Galaxy 2
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Sailing the Sandy Seas is the second mission of the Slipsand Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. This mission's name is a pun on the phrase "sailing the seven seas."


The player again begins on the Starting Planet, though this time the sand is moving against the player, so they have to make use of several platforms to cross the sandstream. Going through a green Warp Pipe, the player will enter a gravity chamber where the gravity changes based on where the player moves up on the walls. Going through the orange Warp Pipe will take the player back to the starting planet in a different location, where the player has to use another platform to reach a Launch Star.

The Launch Star will take the player to an area filled with quicksand, which the player needs to use a Sand Bird to cross, which will begin moving when the player steps onto it. The Sand Bird will move in a straight path, and any obstacles it runs into will remove portions of the Sand Bird, though the blocks will return after a short time. The player needs to avoid falling through the broken segments of the Sand Bird by moving to avoid the obstacles. Magikoopas will start to appear partway through and their fireballs will also remove portions of the Sand Bird. Halfway through, the Sand Bird will start moving faster and moving through more cacti. Later, a Homing Chomp will fall and begin rolling toward the player, removing portions of the Sand Bird as it does. If the player can manage to avoid the obstacles and falling in quicksand, they can claim the Power Star at the end.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドキドキ 砂漠クルーズ
Dokidoki Sabaku Kurūzu
Heart-pounding Desert Cruise
Chinese 七上八下 沙漠航行
Qīshàngbāxià Shāmò Hángxíng
Uneasy Desert Cruise
French Navigation en sable trouble Navigation in Troubling sand
German Die spektakuläre Schlingersandsafari The Spectacular Slipsand Safari
Italian Frizzante crociera sulla sabbia Sparkling cruise on the sand
Spanish Crucero peligroso por el mar arenoso Dangerous Cruise through the Sandy Sea