World 5 (Super Mario Galaxy 2)

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World 5
SMG2 World 5 Overview.png
Game Super Mario Galaxy 2
Level(s) 7
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“This place... It looks like it might be pretty well protected. I betcha we're moving right in on the enemy's home base. Whaddya say we drop in unannounced?”
Lubba, Super Mario Galaxy 2

World 5: Trial of the Galaxies is the fifth world featured in Super Mario Galaxy 2. World 5 is a galaxy cluster. It holds seven galaxies, the last of which, Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker, features the third and last encounter with Bowser Jr., who now attacks with his Boomsday Machine.

This is the only world in the game where Yoshi doesn't appear in any galaxy. This is also the only world without any Speedy Comet or Purple Coin missions.

Galaxies[edit]

Galaxy Description Star(s) Unlocking criterion
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Space Storm Galaxy
This level revolves around mechanical objects and is somewhat based off the Dreadnought Galaxy and the Buoy Base Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy. The galaxy has an abandoned rocketship-like object and a tower shaped like a Topman similar to Buoy Base Galaxy. Switches that slow down time first appear here. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Defeat Bowser in Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet.
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Slipsand Galaxy
This level is desert-themed and features desert objects such as cacti. Sand Rivers and fireballs are the main obstacles in the level. A pyramid can be seen in the background, but serves no special purpose. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Get the first Star from Space Storm Galaxy.
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Shiverburn Galaxy
This galaxy is similar to the Freezeflame Galaxy from Super Mario Galaxy, as it revolves around the elements of fire and ice. Octoombas and Elite Octoombas are common enemies here. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Get the first Star from Space Storm Galaxy.
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Boo Moon Galaxy
This galaxy is stereotypical haunted mansion-themed. The level has poison that will make Mario or Luigi lose a life instantly. Snake Blocks are found throughout the level. This is the only galaxy to involve use of the Boo Mushroom. Common enemies include Octoboos and Boos. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Get the first Star from Space Storm Galaxy.
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Upside Dizzy Galaxy
This galaxy is similar to the Rightside Down Galaxy. This galaxy features heavy use of shifts in gravity. The direction of the gravity in this level can change depending on the direction of the arrows that are seen in the background. Paragoombas are frequent enemies in this galaxy. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Get the first Star from Space Storm Galaxy.
The Fleet Glide Galaxy
Fleet Glide Galaxy
This level features many mechanical parts and takes place on a rocket ship. Like the Wild Glide Galaxy, this galaxy involves Fluzzard gliding . Enemies here include Magmaarghs and Bats. Many Balloons also appear scattered at different points throughout the galaxy. Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Get the first Star from Space Storm Galaxy, then feed the Hungry Luma on the World 5 map 1500 Star Bits.
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Bowser Jr.'s Boom Bunker
Bowser Jr. is fought here, seen in the cockpit of the Boomsday Machine. The main enemies here are Boomerang Bros. and Floating Mines. Grand Star icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Prankster Comet icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2.Cosmic Jewel icon in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Get 55 Stars, including the first one from Space Storm Galaxy.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しれんの銀河 ワールド5
Shiren no Ginga Wārudo 5
The Galaxy of Trials: World 5
Chinese 銀河考驗 World 5
Yínhé Kǎoyàn World 5
Galaxy Trials: World 5
French (NOE) Monde 5: L'épreuve des galaxies World 5: The trial of the galaxies
Italian Mondo 5: La Sfida all'Infinito World 5: Challenge to Infinity
Spanish Mundo 5: El Desafío Galáctico World 5: The Galactic Challenge