Squizzard's Sandy Sinkhole

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Squizzard's Sandy Sinkhole
Squizzard Sinkhole.png
Location Slipsand Galaxy
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario Galaxy 2
Boss(es) Squizzard
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Squizzard's Sandy Sinkhole is the first mission of the Slipsand Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The mission's objective is to defeat Squizzard.


Squizzard summoning up Cannons
Squizzard summoning cannons

The player starts on the long Starting Planet and has to follow the flow of the sand to reach the Launch Star at the end, avoiding fireballs and prickly plants along the way. The Launch Star will send the player to the Sandy Fall Planet, which is made up of several opposing flows of sand and moving blocks. Crossing the sand path and avoiding the Cluckbooms, the player will come across a Fire Flower, which the player has to use in order to light a couple of torches and earn a 1-Up Mushroom. Avoiding getting crushed by two sets of blocks and using another block to get over a wall, the player will find a Launch Star that will send them to the Sand Slide Planet, that the player will immediately begin sliding down. Partway down, several Rhomps will begin catching up with the player and the player has to swerve between the gaps to avoid getting crushed. At the end, the slide will begin to get narrower and lead to the Launch Star leading to Squizzard's Sandy Sinkhole. Moving into the center will cause Squizzard to appear.

Squizzard in Slipsand Galaxy.
Squizzard battling Mario
Squizzard summoning up Bombs
Squizzard throwing bombs at Mario

Squizzard attacks by hurling large balls of sand at the player. In order to damage Squizzard, the player needs to grab a Fire Flower from a floating bubble and use it to throw several fireballs into Squizzard's mouth when it opens. After taking damage, Squizzard will begin throwing large spiky eggs, though they don't act any different from the large sand balls. After taking damage a second time, Squizzard will pull up cannons that will repeatedly fire spiky eggs while Squizzard himself throws two large bombs. Damaging Squizzard a third time will defeat him and reward the player with the Power Star.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 砂地獄のサンドロン
Sunajigoku no Sandoron
Squizzard of the Sandy Hell
Chinese 沙漠地獄之砂砂龍
Shāmò Dìyù zhī Shāshālóng
Squizzard of the Desert Hell
French L'entonnoir d'Ovizard Squizzard's Crater
German Die Riesenfalle des Sandolms Squizzard's Giant Trap
Italian Trappola sulle sabbie mobili Quicksand trap
Spanish Las arenas de la perdición The Sands of Doom