Star Key

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This article is about the item in Mario Pinball Land. For the Important Thing in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door originally called a Star Key, see Star Stone (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door).
Star Key
Artwork of Mario about to unlock the Egyptian Koopa's statue from Mario Pinball Land
Mario about to use a Star Key on the Egyptian Koopa's boss statue
First appearance Mario Pinball Land (2004)

Star Keys[1] are collectible keys that appear in Mario Pinball Land. A Star Key is dropped by the boss of each of the first four stages in the game after they are defeated, meaning there are four Star Keys in total. Collecting a Star Key earns the player 100,000 points. If the player does not get a Game Over, every Star Key collected after that earns them 100,000 more points than the previous one. To enter the Fiery Stage, Mario must insert a Star Key into each of the four boss statues to open the gate in front of Bowser's castle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Chiave Stella[2]
Star Key


  1. ^ Mario Pinball Land North American instruction booklet, page 7
  2. ^ Super Mario Ball European instruction booklet, page 121