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SMGSilverStar

A Silver Star as seen in Super Mario Galaxy.

Silver Stars are items appearing in the Mario series as types of Stars. They first appear in Super Mario 64 DS and return in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. In all of the games that they are present, Mario (or any other playable character) must collect five of these Stars in some levels to form a Power Star. According to a Honeybee in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the five Silver Stars fall from the sky.

History

Super Mario 64 DS

Silver Stars are introduced in Super Mario 64 DS, being a new feature introduced into the game from the original game. In some levels, the player must collect five of them to get a Power Star that will appear inside a Star Sphere. They are found in several courses, including Battle Fort and Sunshine Isles. If a character gets damaged while holding one or more Silver Stars, he will lose one and it will scatter and bounce around the area nonstop. The player must catch it again to retrieve it. If the player has all 5 Silver Stars and then drops one, the Star in the Sphere will disappear, like if a Switch Star is pressed and is not collected in time. The touch screen shows the location of these stars. Silver Stars can only be collected if the Silver Stars mission is chosen from the menu.

Similar physics are used in the multiplayer mode of Super Mario 64 DS and the missions may have been the inspiration of the multiplayer mode or the other way around. However, in multiplayer mode, the Silver Stars are replaced by Power Stars.

Silver Star levels
Course Level
Bob-omb Battlefield 5 Silver Stars!
Lethal Lava Land Flaming Silver Stars
Shifting Sand Land Pyramid Puzzle
Snowman's Land Snowman's Silver Star
Wet-Dry World Soaked Silver Stars
Tick Tock Clock Tick Tock Silver Stars
The Secret of Battle Fort Castle Secret Star
Sunshine Isles Castle Secret Star

Super Mario Galaxy

Silver Stars reappear in Super Mario Galaxy having the same role as in Super Mario 64 DS. This time, they float in Bubbles, and the player will not lose one if they manage to take damage. The Stars also float around Mario, unlike in Super Mario 64 DS where they "disappear" after being collected. When all 5 Silver Stars are collected, a cutscene shows the five Silver Stars merging into a Power Star.

Silver Star levels
Galaxy Mission
Space Junk Galaxy Pull Star Path, Pull Star Path Speed Run
Dusty Dune Galaxy Treasure of the Pyramid
Sea Slide Galaxy The Silver Stars of Sea Slide
Toy Time Galaxy Mario Meets Mario
Melty Molten Galaxy Burning Tide

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Silver Stars appear again in Super Mario Galaxy 2, holding the same role as they did in the first game.

Silver Star levels
Galaxy Mission
Spin-Dig Galaxy Silver Stars Down Deep
Hightail Falls Galaxy Silver Stars in Hightail Falls
Cloudy Court Galaxy Silver Stars in the Purple Pond
Beat Block Galaxy Step to the Beep, Silver Stars in Double Time
Flipsville Galaxy Flipsville's New Digs
Starshine Beach Galaxy Surf, Sand, and Silver Stars
Honeyhop Galaxy The Sweetest Silver Stars
Boo Moon Galaxy Silver Stars Pop-Up
Throwback Galaxy Silver Stars in the Whomp Fortress, Whomp Silver Star Speed Run
Flash Black Galaxy Jumping Around in the Dark
Stone Cyclone Galaxy Silver Stars on the Cyclone

Trivia

  • In Dusty Dune Galaxy, the 5 Silver Stars form a Green Star, instead of just a regular Power Star.
  • In the Super Mario Galaxy series when a Silver Star is collected, it would make a same sound as a Luma would make.
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