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Counting 120 Green Stars

Written by: Meta Knight (talk)

Well this is Issue 120, and as I'm sure many of you are aware, we have been theming this around 3D Mario games such as Super Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy, and Galaxy 2. Well to celebrate, I decided to go out and hunt down all 120 Green Stars from Galaxy 2, and put them all in this one place. Special thanks to Lord Bowser (talk) for helping out with some of the screenshots that were missing. Be sure to check out his section as well. Now then, here are your 120 Green Stars. I should mention that quite a few of them are annoying.

Green Star #1: Sky Station Galaxy
In plain sight in front of Yoshi's house by the start on the first planet. Some clever wall jump tricks and spins can help you easily get it.
Green Star #2: Sky Station Galaxy
On one planet there will be some yellow platforms to climb up onto a tower. Jump up and head onto the blue platform at the top. Turn the camera so you can see where the Green Star is, and you'll have to jump for it.
Green Star #3: Sky Station Galaxy
On one planet there will be several gear-like platforms. The Green Star is to the right above one of the teleporters that takes you to an enemy spawn area thing. You'll have to time a long jump to get it or just use the back wall to gain some height.
Green Star #4: Yoshi Star Galaxy
On the first planet, in the large area with several Octogoombas there is a blue spring that leads to the Comet Medal. Use Yoshi to fly above from the top of the platform and grab the star.
Green Star #5: Yoshi Star Galaxy
The Green Star is in the air in a small alcove to the right of a large golden fruit. Use Yoshi to reach it.
Green Star #6: Yoshi Star Galaxy
This Green Star is near the Power Star. Use Yoshi to ride the flowers, and you may have to sacrifice him to reach the Green Star yourself at the end of the flower chain.
Green Star #7: Spin-Dig Galaxy
On the starting planet, go to the gate and use jump tricks to get on it. Then do a backwards somersault to reach the Green Star.
Green Star #8: Spin-Dig Galaxy
Above a series of disappearing yellow platforms next to a Launch Star.
Green Star #9: Spin-Dig Galaxy
In a large tunnel area, you can use the Drill power-up to try and land on it, or get hit to lose it and jump off the wall.
Green Star #10: Fluffy Bluff Galaxy
The Green Star is above the start, but you need the Cloud Flower to reach it. Climbing a nearby tree to gain height can also help.
Green Star #11: Fluffy Bluff Galaxy
On the side of a mountain in the air, you'll need the Cloud Flower to reach it, and also be careful of the shallow water so that you don't lose the Cloud Flower.
Green Star #12: Fluffy Bluff Galaxy
On a small mountain to the left of the one where The Chimp is. You will need the Cloud Flower to reach it.
Green Star #13: Flip-Swap Galaxy
Above a red platform. You'll have to line up a Triple Jump and then spin to reach it. Be careful to not fall off.
Green Star #14: Flip-Swap Galaxy
Above a red platform in front of where a Chomp will spawn. Use a backwards somersault and spin to reach it.
Green Star #15: Rightside Down Galaxy
After the third checkpoint next to where the gravity is dictated by the green flooring. You'll have to be on the green, then jump towards the star.
Green Star #16: Rightside Down Galaxy
In the second Thwomp area, jump on the Thwomps to get yourself over to where the Green Toad is. From there, do a backwards somersault and jump off of the wall to reach the Green Star.
Green Star #17: Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla
On top of Bowser Jr.'s fortress, jump on the Thwomp to get to where the Comet Medal is, then jump toward the castle and wall jump to reach the top. From there, walk along the top making your way to the back left corner where the star is.
Green Star #18: Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla
When you get to the Launch Star, you'll have to do a leap of faith in a Long Jump all the way past it to reach the Green Star.
Green Star #19: Puzzle Plank Galaxy
On the starting planet make your way to a trampoline. Try to land on top of the ? Block and then do a backwards somersault to reach it.
Green Star #20: Puzzle Plank Galaxy
At the part where the saws are cutting the ground, quickly run to the wall and wall-jump off of it before it falls down.
Green Star #21: Puzzle Plank Galaxy
In another segment where the saws are trying to make the ground fall. Wait at the edge of the red platform, and as it falls, walk or jump into the Green Star.
Green Star #22: Hightail Falls Galaxy
When Yoshi eats the Dash Pepper, he will have to climb all the way to the top of a very tall ramp, navigating around the obstacles and getting a chain of peppers. When you get to the top, the Green Star is there next to Penguru.
Green Star #23: Hightail Falls Galaxy
Near the end of the galaxy, there will be a point where you will have to eat a Dash Pepper and climb another wall, this time you will have to turn with Yoshi in such a way so that you land on top of the purple platform. From there, make your way right and get the star.
Green Star #24: Hightail Falls Galaxy
You'll have to make your way towards the end of the galaxy where there are the Flower Grapples so that you can use Yoshi to swing your way over to the star.
Green Star #25: Boulder Bowl Galaxy
Instead of getting the Rock Mushroom, head over to the bridge normally, and use a series of spin wall jumps across the red sides of the bridge as it's upright in order to get to the top. From there, use a backwards somersault and a spin to get it.
Green Star #26: Boulder Bowl Galaxy
This time, use the Rock Mushroom to make the bridge go down. You will see a red and yellow striped ramp. Do not roll off of it. Instead, walk over there normally, and jump off of the ramp to get the star.
Green Star #27: Boulder Bowl Galaxy
On the planet where there are several Octoguys, make your way over to where the Rock Mushroom is. Instead of getting it, walk past it and go past the fence. You should be able to see the Green Star in the air over a bottomless pit. You'll have to take a leap-of-faith in order to get it.
Green Star #28: Cosmic Cove Galaxy
After making the planet into ice, wall jump up the ice waterfall and the Green Star is in the air to the left of the Power Star.
Green Star #29: Cosmic Cove Galaxy
In the air next to a Black Hole. Swim up to the square area of water that juts out, and drop down to get it.
Green Star #30: Cosmic Cove Galaxy
When you've made it to the top platform after swimming through the various water obstacles, long jump to the left to reach for the star.
Green Star #31: Wild Glide Galaxy
After the third gate that would lead to a Comet Medal, dive down extremely close to the water. There is a small opening with the Green Star.
Green Star #32: Wild Glide Galaxy
Near the end of the level, you'll have to fly right and carefully aim so that you fly into it.
Green Star #33: Honeybloom Galaxy
To the left of a checkpoint with bouncing fruit, some flower platforms and a Choppah. Use Bee Mario to fly to it.
Green Star #34: Honeybloom Galaxy
Above a long vine, you'll have to swing across a flower swing, then fly up on top of a second one. From there, use Bee Mario to fly over to the star, above the vine that leads to the next area.
Green Star #35: Bowser's Lava Lair
Next to a Dry Bones and a Whomp, the Green Star is hidden behind a rock. You'll have to use a Long Jump to get behind the rock and grab the star.
Green Star #36: Bowser's Lava Lair
After the checkpoint flag there will be some Mattermouths eating the matter in the ground. The Green Star is under it, so you'll have to time your fall through the floor and get it.
Green Star #37: Tall Trunk Galaxy
You will need to use Blimp Yoshi to climb the tree at the very beginning. The Green Star is by the Life Shroom, use a backwards somersault and jump off the wall to reach it.
Green Star #38: Tall Trunk Galaxy
In the log tunnel planet, the Green Star is in plain sight. You may have to sacrifice Yoshi to reach it.
Green Star #39: Tall Trunk Galaxy
In the dangerous slide, when you're going through the log tube with several Wigglers and spiked weeds. You will have to carefully line up your angle and jump into the star.
Green Star #40: Cloudy Court Galaxy
On the first planet, there is a dinosaur-shaped hedge. Use the Cloud Flower to get above it and reach the star.
Green Star #41: Cloudy Court Galaxy
On the cymbals next to a Launch Star, the Green Star is way out in the distance. You'll need the Cloud Flower and several long jumps to reach it.
Green Star #42: Cloudy Court Galaxy
Behind the windmill by the Power Star. You'll have to use the Cloud Flower to go under the windmill. Then when you are behind the windmill, you can use another cloud to reach up to the star.
Green Star #43: Haunty Halls Galaxy
Under the platform with the Teleporter to the right of the Launch Star on the first planet. You'll have to jump under and spin to reach it.
Green Star #44: Haunty Halls Galaxy
In the area where there's anti-matter making a long corridor with moving platforms, you will have to line up a Triple Jump to reach the star. You can also use a well-timed backwards somersault.
Green Star #45: Haunty Halls Galaxy
When being chased by the Boos, the Green Star will be in the center of the hallway. Use a carefully timed backwards somersault or Triple Jump to reach it.
Green Star #46: Freezy Flake Galaxy
When entering the ice tunnel to slide, the Green Star will show up very quickly. Line up your angle and jump to reach it.
Green Star #47: Freezy Flake Galaxy
On the lava planet where the large Bowser ice sculpture is, to the southwest of the statue lies the Green Star. Unfortunately, the camera angle is pretty bad, and since you don't have much of a sight available, you'll have to make a risky leap-of-faith.
Green Star #48: Freezy Flake Galaxy
On the Blizzard Planet, you'll have to go by the bunny, and jump off the platform to land on another star-shaped platform with snow on it. The Green Star is in plain sight there.
Green Star #49: Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy
When riding the elevator up the red gate, the Green Star is towards the left. Hang by the edge and be careful to not fall off.
Green Star #50: Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy
Near the Silver Chomp Planet. You can either roll over there and jump, or defeat the Chomp, break the ball and jump to reach the star.
Green Star #51: Beat Block Galaxy
When you get to the purple platforms that are connecting two series of moving platforms, the star is in the top left corner in the air. You'll have to do a backwards somersault and spin to get it.
Green Star #52: Beat Block Galaxy
To the right of the moving blocks that form a staircase-like structure. Head all the way right on the yellow block, and do a backwards somersault with a spin combo to get it.
Green Star #53: Bowser Jr.'s Fearsome Fleet
When riding the yellow moving platform, the Green Star is behind the Undergrunt Gunner that is all the way to the right. Use Yoshi to eat Bullet Bills to break it. Then jump over to it.
Green Star #54: Bowser Jr.'s Fearsome Fleet
Also by the yellow moving platform, but instead you will have to jump on a nearby Airship, and walk towards the bow of the ship. Then you can jump up and get the star.
Green Star #55: Supermassive Galaxy
On the first planet, you'll have to do a Triple Jump off of a giant coin in order to reach the star.
Green Star #56: Supermassive Galaxy
Where the series of Thwomps are, in the second bottomless pit where the bricks are, the Green Star is there. This is another one of those leap-to-your-death or get the star kind of stars.
Green Star #57: Supermassive Galaxy
On the planet that is just a circle with giant Koopa Troopas, you'll be able to backwards somersault and spin to get the star.
Green Star #58: Flipsville Galaxy
When you get to the top of the Inner House planet by the Launch Star, walk along the blue lined roof, the Green Star is nearby.
Green Star #59: Flipsville Galaxy
In the Outer House planet, in front of where the Chomp will spawn, the Green Star is on the roof. You'll have to do some clever jump tricks to gain as much height as possible and get the star.
Green Star #60: Flipsville Galaxy
When you get to the end of the moving platforms after the checkpoint where you need to flip the grates to avoid spikes, the Green Star is close. You will need to flip gravity so it's moving upwards, and then jump off the edge to get the star. This Green Star in particular is one of the worst ones ever, because if you miss you die.
Green Star #61: Starshine Beach Galaxy
Above a ? Block that in itself is on top of a palm tree near a buoy. You will need to use Yoshi and a Blimp Fruit in order to reach it. Alternatively, you could sacrifice Yoshi to get extra height and reach it.
Green Star #62: Starshine Beach Galaxy
Near where the Cloud Flower switch is. You will have to use Yoshi to eat a Dash Pepper, line up an angle to run at the Green Star, then do a flutter jump and somersault off of Yoshi. It's all in the timing for this Green Star.
Green Star #63: Starshine Beach Galaxy
You will need to grab a Cloud Flower, then ride a Leaf Raft over to the floating trampoline object in the water. Carefully turn the object so the highest point is up. Then, do a series of backwards somersaults with the Cloud Flower in order to gain height and grab the star.
Green Star #64: Chompworks Galaxy
On the starting planet, make your way to where the Chomps are spawning without the Spring Mushroom. You'll have to do backwards somersault to jump over the Chomps along the way. When you get to the spawn point, Long Jump out towards the Green Star.
Green Star #65: Chompworks Galaxy
On the planet with the flipping platforms, perform a series of wall jumps and backwards somersaults to get on top of the building where the Chomps can be seen rolling inside. You can use the platform next to the switch by some flipping platforms. When you are on the roof, walk all the way to the right and claim the Green Star.
Green Star #66: Chompworks Galaxy
You'll have to use the Spring Mushroom to climb up a series of platforms. To the right you will see a cone-shaped structure. Use the spring power-up to try and make your way to the top of the roof of this structure, and jump to reach for the star.
Green Star #67: Sweet Mystery Galaxy
After a checkpoint, the Green Star can be seen in the distance. To get it, you'll need to get a Bulb Berry with Yoshi, then walk over above it. Then, wait for the effects to wear off so you can grab it.
Green Star #68: Sweet Mystery Galaxy
To the right of where the Comet Medal was. Flutter jump to reach the Green Star.
Green Star #69: Honeyhop Galaxy
When you see Honey Queen in the distance and several balloons. You have to ride a Floaty Fluff and pop the red balloon. The Green Star is right behind it.
Green Star #70: Honeyhop Galaxy
In front of Honey Queen's face. Use the Bee Mushroom to climb up the Honey Queen, then fly to get it.
Green Star #71: Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet
Near the entrance to the castle there is a pillar in lava. You can use a backwards somersault to get on the top of it. From then, do another backwards somersault to get the star.
Green Star #72: Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet
When you exit the castle, there will be a ? Block. Jump on top of the ? Block, then do a backwards somersault and spin combo to reach the Green Star.
Green Star #73: Space Storm Galaxy
On the starting series of planetoids, use the Pull Stars to pull yourself past the Launch Star and grab the Green Star.
Green Star #74: Space Storm Galaxy
On the Topman Tower, hit the switch and move past the first Thwomp. Then, you'll have to jump on a red and black platform with some neon-green. You'll have to walk down along it, and make sure to jump over the electricity to reach the platform. The Green Star will await you at the end.
Green Star #75: Space Storm Galaxy
On the Topman Tower, hit the lever to open the first gate. Then make your way to the water shooter on the far right. Let yourself get hit in a bubble and it will push you into the star.
Green Star #76: Slipsand Galaxy
When you get to the checkpoint flag at the top of the sand waterfall by a Launch Star, you'll have to jump off and slide down the sandy waterfall. The Green Star is in the air there.
Green Star #77: Slipsand Galaxy
On the large slide. As soon as you land on the slide, you should immediately move to the far left as the star is right there.
Green Star #78: Slipsand Galaxy
Also on the slide. After avoiding the Rhomps you should slide all the way to the right as the star will be right there.
Green Star #79: Shiverburn Galaxy
In the volcano on the first planet. Change the planet to ice, then grab a Cloud Flower. From there, perform several Long Jumps in order to make it to the volcano.
Green Star #80: Shiverburn Galaxy
On the lava planet, there are several moving platforms. Move past the Launch Star, and to the right there is a Green Star. You will have to move against the flowing direction of the platforms. Time your jumps and be careful not to fall in the lava.
Green Star #81: Shiverburn Galaxy
On the last planet with ice and the falling meteorites that form lava. You'll actually have to bring a Cloud Flower with you from a previous planet in order to get the Green Star. When you have it, Long Jump to the cloud with a 1-Up Mushroom on it. Then gain height with a backwards somersault and use a cloud. The star will be in your grasp.
Green Star #82: Boo Moon Galaxy
Ride the Snake Blocks past the checkpoint flag. You'll have to ignore the Launch Star and Long Jump onto another set of Snake Blocks. This one will move super fast, and you'll need to keep up with it. Long Jump to the Green Star at the right time. I might as well mention that this Green Star is awful.
Green Star #83: Boo Moon Galaxy
On the moon. Jump off of the left side to reach it. Be careful to not miss or else you will die.
Green Star #84: Boo Moon Galaxy
On the Graveyard Planet. Manipulate the switch so you are on the roof, then Long Jump to get the star. You won't be able to see where you are jumping so this star can be annoying.
Green Star #85: Upside Dizzy Galaxy
In plain sight in the Castle Planet. You will have to start on the blocks in the down gravity, then jump into the pink up gravity section with the right timing in order to reach the star. This star might take a couple tries but you'll get the hang of it.
Green Star #86: Upside Dizzy Galaxy
Shortly after the first Green Star. Jump in the down gravity area to land on an upside-down ? Block, then do a backwards somersault still in the down gravity section to get the Green Star.
Green Star #87: Fleet Glide Galaxy
Immediately at the start, dive straight down full force. You'll run right into the star.
Green Star #88: Fleet Glide Galaxy
Near the end of the galaxy there will be some falling purple pipe-like structures. Fly to the left and stay up. The Green Star is behind one of these falling pipes on the left side.
Green Star #89: Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker
Jump in a cannon and look for a large target on the right side. There will be a Green Star above it. Aim the cursor carefully and fire in order to launch yourself at the star.
Green Star #90: Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker
On the second planet after the checkpoint flag, there will be several orbiting asteroid-like obstacles and another cannon. The recticle by default aims on a target by some red and blue platforms. Instead, aim your recticle all the way in the top left, there will be a Green Star way out in the distance. You'll have to aim carefully and grab it.
Green Star #91: Melty Monster Galaxy
On the first planet. There are a series of Pull Stars in several molten planets that are all next to each other. You will need to use the Pull Star to move past the Launch Star at the end and reach the Green Star.
Green Star #92: Melty Monster Galaxy
On the planet with the several tornadoes. Use them to get up to the Flower swing. Swing for maximum momentum and jump to the left to land in the Green Star. You can also try using the tornadoes to guide your way into it.
Green Star #93: Melty Monster Galaxy
Near the end of the rolling lane section, there is a part where you will need to bounce back on a bumper, then instead of aiming for another one to bounce back, you have to launch yourself off of the edge in a leap-of-faith to try and get the Green Star. Yeah this is another terrible one.
Green Star #94: Clockwork Ruins Galaxy
On one of the spinning wheels near the start, you will have to stand top of the rotating stones. Then, use the rotation to stay high up and do a backwards somersault combined with a wall jump to reach the star.
Green Star #95: Clockwork Ruins Galaxy
On the Pushing Wall Planet, make your way to the switch that will adjust the gravity and destroy some of the wall. Then, use a wall jump and/or backwards somersault to get up on top of the wall that you can climb with the new gravity. Then walk to the top right corner of the perimeter and the Green Star is there.
Green Star #96: Clockwork Ruins Galaxy
This is on the same planet as the regular Power Star. You will have to climb inside one of the wheels and ride it along the hill. However, instad of getting the Power Star, pass by it and Long Jump towards the Green Star. If you miss, you'll have to climb the hill and start again. This one can be frustrating as well.
Green Star #97: Throwback Galaxy
At the moving platforms near the beginning of the level, you'll have to fall in the pit to get this star. They will be in the last pit near the neighboring Thwomp.
Green Star #98: Throwback Galaxy
At the top of the tower. You will have to jump on top of the Whomp, and then gain lots of height in order to reach the Star.
Green Star #99: Throwback Galaxy
Go to the clouds above the water area of the fortress. Make sure you have a Cloud Flower and all three clouds equipped. Make your way to the edge of the cloud platforms. The Green Star is way out there, you'll have to use the clouds and Long Jumps to get it.
Green Star #100: Battle Belt Galaxy
On the planet that looks like a Jack O' Goomba, make your way up to the shield gate. Jump on top of it and the Green Star is there.
Green Star #101: Battle Belt Galaxy
Once again, the Green Star is on top of a shield gate. This time, inside of it is a pipe and this Green Star is on the planet with a bunch of Undergrunts (mole-like enemies).
Green Star #102: Battle Belt Galaxy
The third Green Star is also on a shield gate. This shield gate has the Power Star, and the planet it is on is the one with several Silver Chomps.
Green Star #103: Flash Black Galaxy
In the very top right on the first planet, above the Launch Star. Use Yoshi to try and reach it. You may have to sacrifice him in order to gain extra height.
Green Star #104: Flash Black Galaxy
Near the end of the maze. You'll need to hear for it and look carefully. The Green Star is floating above a bottomless pit, so you need to jump in the right spot or else you'll die.
Green Star #105: Slimy Spring Galaxy
Behind one of the left pillars in the second area of the first planet. It might be a good idea to keep an ear out for the jingle of the star to make it easy to identify.
Green Star #106: Slimy Spring Galaxy
When moving past the eels down a narrow water tunnel, you'll end up in a Launch Star. Instead of taking the Launch Star, drop down. You'll be able to see the Green Star behind a little alcove. Go grab it.
Green Star #107: Bowser's Galaxy Generator
At the start of the galaxy on the first planet, you'll need to grab the flower to ride down the series of lava waterfalls. However, tucked in the bottom right corner on the bottom layer is the Green Star. Aim carefully to get it.
Green Star #108: Bowser's Galaxy Generator
It's on the planet with the Yoshi and the Magikoopa after the checkpoint. However, you will need to bring a Cloud Flower with you with at least one cloud from the previous planet. Then, Long Jump out towards the Green Star.
Green Star #109: Mario Squared Galaxy
In the top right of Mario's hat, the Green Star is under a disappearing platform. Stand on the platform and fall to get the star.
Green Star #110: Mario Squared Galaxy
Under another disappearing platform, but this time it is in the top left of Mario's figue, specifically around his hand. You'll need to stand on the disappearing platform and fall through it to land on the star.
Green Star #111: Rolling Coaster Galaxy
When coming across a branching path, take the one on the left (the beginner path). Then, stay in the center to remain on the top part of the slope. When nearing the end of the slope, you will need to increase your speed, aim, and jump into the center of a Star Bit ring. The Green Star is there. This one can be annoying as expected.
Green Star #112: Rolling Coaster Galaxy
This one is near the end of the galaxy. When the rainbow road is getting very thin, just before the final green platform, you will have to roll off the right side to land on the Green Star. All of these leap-of-faith pecision Green Stars can be pretty frustrating.
Green Star #113: Twisty Trials Galaxy
Grab the Cloud Flower, and the Green Star is out in the distance from the first couple twisty platforms. Use Long Jumps to try and get to it.
Green Star #114: Twisty Trials Galaxy
You'll need the Cloud Flower, and once again this one is out in the distance from a set of spinning blocks.
Green Star #115: Stone Cyclone Galaxy
About halfway through the course, you will need to perform an extremely well-timed Triple Jump and be careful to not get squished by the Tox Box. The Green Star is high up in the air, and may take a couple tries before you can snag it.
Green Star #116: Stone Cyclone Galaxy
Near the end of the stage, over a Black Hole. You have to aim a jump to catch the star or else the Black Hole will catch you.
Green Star #117: Boss Blitz Galaxy
High in a tree in Major Burrows's arena. Use jumping techniques you've mastered by now to get it.
Green Star #118: Boss Blitz Galaxy
Above a bottomless pit in Bouldergeist's arena.
Green Star #119: Flip-Out Galaxy
Wall Jump in betweet the red and blue wall at the start to get to the top of the platform. Then make your way right along the rooftops to get to a 1-Up Mushroom. You will have to jump off to the right and aim to land on the Green Star.
Green Star #120: Flip-Out Galaxy
Near the end of the galaxy, with the tall series of red and blue walls right below the Power Star, the Green Star is in plain sight. Jump off of a red wall to reach the Green Star but don't spin until you are past the blue wall if you need to.
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