Silver Star

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Silver Star
Artwork of a Silver Star from Super Mario Galaxy 2
Official artwork of a Silver Star from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario 64 DS (2004)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Effect If the player collects five, they will form a Power Star.
“My analysis shows that if you get five Silver Stars, they will merge into a Power Star!”
Blue Toad, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Silver Stars are Stars that first appear in Super Mario 64 DS, and return in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. In all of the games that they are present, Mario (or any other playable character) must collect five of these Stars in some levels to form a Power Star. According to a Honeybee in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the five Silver Stars fall from the sky.


Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

A Silver Star

Silver Stars are introduced in Super Mario 64 DS, being a new feature introduced into the game from the original. In some levels, the player must collect five of them to get a Power Star that will appear inside a Star Sphere. They are found in several courses, including Battle Fort and Sunshine Isles. If a character gets damaged while holding one or more Silver Stars, he will lose one, and it will scatter and bounce around the area nonstop. The player must catch it again to retrieve it. If the player has all five Silver Stars and then drops one, the Star in the sphere will disappear. The Touch Screen shows the location of these Stars. Silver Stars can be collected only if the Silver Stars mission is chosen from the menu.

Similar physics are used in the multiplayer mode of Super Mario 64 DS, and the missions may have been the inspiration of the multiplayer mode or the other way around. However, in multiplayer mode, the Silver Stars are replaced by Power Stars.

Silver Star levels
Course Level
Bob-omb Battlefield 5 Silver Stars!
Lethal Lava Land Flaming Silver Stars
Shifting Sand Land Pyramid Puzzle
Snowman's Land Snowman's Silver Star
Wet-Dry World Soaked Silver Stars
Tick Tock Clock Tick Tock Silver Stars
The Secret of Battle Fort Secret Star
Sunshine Isles Secret Star

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mario, with two Silver Stars, at the Dusty Dune Galaxy.

Silver Stars reappear in Super Mario Galaxy having the same role as in Super Mario 64 DS. This time, they float in Bubbles, and the player will not lose one if they take damage. The Stars also float around Mario, unlike in Super Mario 64 DS where they "disappear" after being collected. When all five Silver Stars are collected, a cutscene shows the five Silver Stars merging into a Power Star. Dusty Dune Galaxy's Silver Stars are the only set that form a Green Star instead of a regular Power Star.

Silver Star levels
Galaxy Mission
Space Junk Galaxy Pull Star Path, Pull Star Path Speed Run
Dusty Dune Galaxy Treasure of the Pyramid
Sea Slide Galaxy The Silver Stars of Sea Slide
Toy Time Galaxy Mario Meets Mario
Melty Molten Galaxy Burning Tide

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Smg2 icon silverstar.png

Silver Stars appear again in Super Mario Galaxy 2, holding the same role as they did in the first game.

Silver Star levels
Galaxy Mission
Spin-Dig Galaxy Silver Stars Down Deep
Hightail Falls Galaxy Silver Stars in Hightail Falls
Cloudy Court Galaxy Silver Stars in the Purple Pond
Beat Block Galaxy Step to the Beep, Silver Stars in Double Time
Flipsville Galaxy Flipsville's New Digs
Starshine Beach Galaxy Surf, Sand, and Silver Stars
Honeyhop Galaxy The Sweetest Silver Stars
Boo Moon Galaxy Silver Stars Pop-Up
Throwback Galaxy Silver Stars in the Whomp Fortress, Whomp Silver Star Speed Run
Flash Black Galaxy Jumping Around in the Dark
Stone Cyclone Galaxy Silver Stars on the Cyclone


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シルバースター
Shirubā Sutā
Silver Star
Chinese (Simplified) 银色星星
Yínsè Xīngxīng
Silver Star
Chinese (Traditional) 銀星星
Yín Xīngxīng
Silver Star
French Étoile d'argent Silver Star
German Silberstern Silver-Star
Italian Stella argento Silver Star
Korean 실버스타
Silbeo Seuta
Silver Star
Portuguese Estrela de prata Silver Star
Romanian Stea de argint Silver Star
Spanish Estrella de plata Silver Star


  • In Super Mario 64, a silver-colored Star appears on the title screen in some parts of Mario's face's animations.
  • In both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, when a Silver Star is collected, it makes the same sound that a Luma would make.