Stone Wheel

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“That rock just fell from the sky! It was...scary.”
A Bee in the Honeyhive Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy

Spring Mario approaching a Stone Wheel in the Toy Time Galaxy.

Stone Wheels[1] are objects in Super Mario Galaxy. They are very common throughout the game, and are destroyed by Ground Pounding on them, usually leaving an item. Most of the time, the items inside are Star Bits. Like many other objects that can be manipulated with a Ground Pound, it has the Ground Pound symbol on it. It is noticeably cracked, and after being destroyed, the rock still leaves smaller pieces on the ground, which serve no purpose. Stone Wheels are also known from preventing Sproutles from growing, as a Bee states In the Honeyhive Galaxy. They can also sometimes appear in stacks. According to another Bee in the Honeyhive Galaxy, these stones can fall from the sky, similar to a Meteor.

Stone Wheels are important in the Toy Time Galaxy, since destroying a stack of Stone Wheels on Mecha-Bowser's head causes the robot to explode, freeing the Gearmos trapped inside it.

They are similar to an object found on top of the Delfino Plaza Lighthouse in Super Mario Sunshine, but this one has a flame symbol on it and Mario needs to gain significant altitude before it can be destroyed, releasing a Shine Sprite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy Prima Official Game Guide, page 68.