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Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Location(s) Stardust Fields
Level 4
HP 50
POW 29
Defense 12
Speed 10
Experience 30
Coins 100
Item Drop None (0%)
Cosmic Pants (100%)
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Jump Normal
Hammer Normal
Stat Down?
Superstar Saga Enemy
Location(s) Stardust Fields
Level 4
HP 52
POW 19-22
Defense 36 (28)
Speed 17
Experience 30
Coins 0
Item Drop 1-Up Mushroom – 100%
None – 0%
Fire Normal
Thunder Normal
Jump Normal
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 30%
Burn? 30%
Stat Down? 30%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

“Nyeck nyeck! You're not in the Mushroom Kingdom anymore! Outsiders begone!"
Tolstar, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Tolstar, the king of Stardust Fields, is a greedy and tricky Spike that's found in the game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. His name probably derives from "toll star", as he forces people (such as Mario and Luigi) to pay a toll to get across the border in Stardust Fields. It could also be either a play on the Russian word толстый (tólstyj), meaning "fat", or a portmanteau of the Russian author Tolstoy and the word star.

Unlike regular Spikes, Tolstar is a large Spike with orange lips, pink hair, a cream-colored underbelly, white collar and small wings. He also has a yellow star on his forehead, as well as a large pink one on his stomach.

When Bowser is stuck in a cannon in Stardust Fields, Tolstar charges the brothers all their Coins to get Bowser out the cannon and keep the incident a secret. Mario offers the coins, but they are all Mushroom Kingdom coins, and they are worth much less in the Beanbean Kingdom. The total amount of Mushroom Kingdom coins will always total 10 Beanbean Coins, regardless of how many the player has. Tolstar then demands an additional 100 Beanbean Coins, and the brothers must search Stardust Fields for them, either by defeating enemies or from ? Blocks. Upon collecting them, however, Tolstar still refuses to set Bowser free and attacks Mario and Luigi. He is the first major boss in the game.

In battle, he attacks by throwing spiked balls at Mario or Luigi, and he even gives a hint by saying that remembering which hand he throws it. In battle, Tolstar sometimes laughs before tossing a spiked ball; this means that the ball bounces over the brother if the brother does not jump.

After defeating him, the Bros. are about to free Bowser, but Sergeant Starshade, annoyed with the Koopa King's complaints, shoots him out of the cannon (causing him to crash through the unconscious Tolstar) into parts unknown. The brothers advance to Hoohoo Village, where they are accused of kidnapping Prince Peasley by the Beanbean Knights. However, a beat-up Tolstar flies over (using the miniature wings on his shoulders) to inform the guards that the two are Mario and Luigi, that they are tough, and that they did not kidnap the Prince. He is never seen again after that.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホッスィー
Pun on 「星」 hoshi (Japanese for star).
Spanish (NOA) Malastro From malvado (Spanish for evil) and astro (Spanish for star).
Spanish (NOE) Hossy Japanese name.
French Sterex Pun on stéllaire (French for cosmic) and rex (Latin for king).
German Stella Latin for star.
Italian Magastro Pun on mago (Italian for wizard) and astro (Italian for star).