Star menu

From the Super Mario Wiki
“The star menu lets you track all kinds of useful information.”
Starlow, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

The star menu is a menu that first appeared in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, replacing Stuffwell from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and the suitcase from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Here, the player can select a total of six options aligned by stars (hence the menu's name), view the amount of coins they currently have, view the current play time (this is not present in the remake), and, when it becomes available, the badge meter. In the remake, the player can also check the settings to switch between Normal and Easy Mode. The star menu is accessed by pressing Start. Starlow explains how to use it once the player frees Luigi in the Trash Pit and defeats the two Goombules right after freeing him, and runs it afterward throughout the rest of the game.

A similar menu appears in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, though they are just referred to as the "menu" in those games.

Options[edit]

In every game the menu has appeared, it has a total of six options, though the layout of them differs between each game.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Number Options Description
#1 Items Allows the player to check all the consumable items, beans (in the original game) and key items they have obtained, and use the former two outside of battle.
#2 Gear Allows the player to check and equip/change between any pieces of gear they have obtained.
#3 Info (DS) Allows the player to check the current statistics and rank of Mario, Luigi and Bowser.
Status (3DS)
#4 (DS) Badges Allows the player to check and switch between all the badges they have obtained. In the original game, this option is located at the bottom-left row of the menu, while in the remake it is located at the bottom-middle row.
#5 (3DS)
#4 Records (3DS) Allows the player to see how many blocks they have hit, how many beans they have found, how many Attack Pieces they have acquired (along with the Bros. Attacks they have unlocked), their current high score in the Attack Challenge minigame, and how much music recordings they have unlocked.
#5 Specials (DS) Allows the player to see how many Attack Pieces they have acquired, and the Special Attacks they have unlocked. They can look at a demo of the attack and practice how to use it.
#6 Map (DS) Allows the player to look at a full map of the Mushroom Kingdom and Bowser's body. The map can be seen in the top screen of the menu in the remake.
Guide (3DS) Allows the player to look at the Guide.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team[edit]

Number Options Description
#1 Items "Use or view items you've obtained."
#2 Status "Check the status of Mario and Luigi."
#3 Gear "Have a look at your gear, or change the gear you're currently using."
#4 Badges "Changes your badges."
#5 Collection "Take a look at what you've collected so far."
#6 Guide "Check out a variety of things, like the summary of recent story events. You can also practice some of your attacks here."

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Number Options Description
#1 Gear Allows the player to check and equip/change between any pieces of gear they have obtained.
#2 Items Allows the player to check all the consumable items, beans and key items they have obtained, and use the former two outside of battle.
#3 Guide Allows the player to look at the Guide.
#4 Status Allows the player to check the current statistics and rank of Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario.
#5 Battle Card Allows the player to check out the set of Battle Cards the player currently has.
#6 Collection Allows the player to check out the current percentage of blocks hit and Paper Toads saved so far.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターメニュー
Sutā Menyū
Star menu
Spanish (NOA) Menú Estelar Stellar Menu
Spanish (NOE) Menú Estrella Star menu