- This article is about the world from Super Mario World. For the world from Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge with the same name, see Star World (Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge).
- Not to be confused with World Star.
|Game||Super Mario World (1990)|
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To progress in Star World, the player needs to find the secret exit of each level, with the exception of Star World 5. Through finding Star Roads and clearing stages in Star World, the player can take shortcuts in completing the game. The Star Roads link to Donut Plains, the Vanilla Dome, an island downstream of the Twin Bridges, the outer area of the Forest of Illusion, and the Valley of Bowser.
By finding the secret exit in Star World 5, another Star Road leading to the Special Zone can be accessed.
According to the Japanese Shogakukan guide for the game Yoshi, Star World played an instrumental role in the history of Yoshi's Island. Five shooting stars (implied to be the Star Road) came from the light of Star World one night, and one of them knocked the top half of a fossilized egg to its lower half inhabited by contemporary monsters, resulting in Yoshi hatching. These events also resulted in the resurrection of other dinosaurs, and the islands came to be known as Dinosaur Land.
Levels of Star World
Appearances in other media
Star World appears in at least two episodes of the Super Mario World animated series, although here it is referred to as the Star Path. Unlike in the game, the middle hill has a visible door, similar to the domes in Dome City, and the course itself visibly has pipes and lacks the red course marks.
The Star Path first appears in the episode "Send in the Clown," where it was used by Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Toadstool to transport themselves to Neon Castle. In "King Scoopa Koopa," the Star Path is used by Mario and Princess Toadstool to escape from several cave-people (as well as from Luigi and Yoshi), who have been mutated into Chickadactyl-monsters.
Names in other languages
Sutā no Shima
Xīngxīng zhī Lù
|French||Monde Etoile||Star world|
|Italian||Via Stella||Star Road/Street|
|Romanian||Cărarea de stele (Super Mario World animated series)||Star path|
|Spanish||Mundo Estelar||Star World|
- Star World's theme is a slowed-down version of the Super Star theme.
- The tilemap for Star World is labeled "majikant" in Super Mario World development assets, indicating that it may have originally been named after Magicant from the Family Computer game Mother.
- Superstar Road from New Super Mario Bros. U is a throwback to Star World. Not only is it star-shaped in appearance, but it is accessed from the main overworld through a star-shaped portal similar to a Star Road.
- In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Star World's theme can be heard as part of a medley of songs from Super Mario World.
- 「任天堂公式ガイドブック ヨッシーのたまご」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Yoshi's Egg), pages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
- Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 127)
- Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 128)
- iQue. 超级马力欧世界 – iQue Games. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- Frieze (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring a pre-release Super Mario World asset. Retrieved July 25, 2020.