The Sinking Lava Spire

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The Sinking Lava Spire
SMG Sinking Lava Spire.png
Location Melty Molten Galaxy
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario Galaxy
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The Sinking Lava Spire is the first mission of the Melty Molten Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy.


Mario on the starting planet.

Mario starts on the Starting Planet at the base of a volcano. While avoiding lava geysers, lava plumes and Li'l Cinders, Mario has to make his way around the volcano, then cross a series of sinking platforms while avoiding fireballs coming out of the lava. Afterward, Mario has to Ground Pound a switch and Wall Jump up to reach a series of Sling Stars and a Launch Star that will take Mario to the next group of planets. Moving to the top of the large glass planets, Mario then has to use Pull Stars to navigate around floating orbs of lava and avoid fireballs. At the end of which are two Launch Stars that will send Mario to the next area.

The next planet is a saucer with a Sling Star that will send Mario to a lava rock where he has to collect five Star Chips to form a Launch Star that will send Mario to a series of moving platforms. Afterward is the titular Lava Spire, that will begin sinking once Mario steps on it. The player has to reach the top of the Lava Spire by jumping over obstacles and dodging enemies, then breaking the large Crystal at the top to collect the Power Star.


Planets visited[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 地獄の釜をかけぬけて
Jigoku no kama o kakenukete
Run through the Infernal Jar
Chinese 冲出熔岩深渊
Chōngchū róngyán shēnyuān
Rush out of the Lava Abyss
French (NOA) Parcours Infernal Hellish Journey
French (NOE) Course dans la marmite infernale Race in the infernal pot
German Überwinde den Feuerkessel! Overcome the Fire Boiler!
Italian Fuga dall'Ascia Infernale Escape from Hell's Axe
Korean 지옥 껍질을 통과하라
Jiok kkeopjireul tonggwahara
Pass through the Lava Spire
Spanish (NOA) El Caldero de Lava The Lava Cauldron
Spanish (NOE) El caldero del averno The cauldron of the underworld