World 2 (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

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World
World 2
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Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2
Levels 7
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“Wow. Take a look at that! We found an entirely new world! Looks like there should be plenty of Power Stars here.”
Lubba, Super Mario Galaxy 2

World 2: Shooting Through the Stars is the second world featured in Super Mario Galaxy 2. It is located near a solar system different from Mario's, however, a very similar solar system was seen for a second during the ending of Super Mario Galaxy. In this world, there are many different galaxies, the last of which, Bowser's Lava Lair, features the first encounter with Bowser.

Galaxies[edit]

Galaxy Description Star(s) Unlocking criterion
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Puzzle Plank Galaxy
The galaxy features wooden planks floating in a blue sky, that Mario can stand on them as platforms. However, some sections of these platforms are cut by Grinders that eventually remove a part of the plank that falls to the void. Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon prankstercomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Defeat Gobblegut in Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla.
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Hightail Falls Galaxy
The bulk of the galaxy accommodates the use of the Dash Pepper. Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon prankstercomet.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Collect a Star from the Puzzle Plank Galaxy.
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Boulder Bowl Galaxy
The galaxy features the first prominent use of the Rock Mushroom that turns Mario into a solid boulder. Bowling pin-like enemies called Pinheads are found in this galaxy. Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon prankstercomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Get a Power Star in Puzzle Plank Galaxy.
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Cosmic Cove Galaxy
This galaxy is primarily a water-themed level, where players can freeze the water in the first mission to skate on the ice and up water falls, or swim through caverns to find key objects. Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Get a Star from either Boulder Bowl Galaxy or Hightail Falls Galaxy.
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Wild Glide Galaxy
This galaxy features a jungle with a river, and is one of two galaxies involving Fluzzard Gliding. Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Get a Power Star from either Boulder Bowl Galaxy or Hightail Falls Galaxy.
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Honeybloom Galaxy
This galaxy introduces the Bee Mushroom. The whole level takes place on one large cube-shaped planet with a side-scrolling view. Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Get a Power Star from either Boulder Bowl Galaxy or Hightail Falls Galaxy, then feed the Hungry Luma on the World 2 map 700 Star Bits.
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Bowser's Lava Lair
This galaxy is full of lava. There are also Whomps. Giant Bowser is seen sitting on a throne there, which looks like a castle. Smg2 icon grandstar.pngSmg2 icon prankstercomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.pngSmg2 icon greencomet.png Collect 16 Power Stars, including one from Wild Glide Galaxy, Honeybloom Galaxy or Cosmic Cove Galaxy.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese World 2:新たなる宇宙
World 2: Aratanaru uchū
World 2: A New Space
French (NOA) Monde 2: Sous une pluie d'étoiles filantes World 2: Under a rain of falling stars
French (NOE) Monde 2: Une balade parmi les étoiles World 2: A stroll among stars
Italian Mondo 2: Alla Ricerca delle Stelle World 2: In Search of Stars

Trivia[edit]

  • The music played on this world's map is identical to World 1's music, until World 1's music is changed after green Prankster Comets appear later in the game.
  • The background of this world looks identical to the real life Milky Way Galaxy, though some of the planets are in the wrong orbits.