|Kind of Item||Star|
|First Appearance||Super Mario 64|
|Latest Appearance||Super Mario Star Journey|
|It is used to open different locations that are shut. It is also used as a source for power.|
| Super Star|
Power Stars are items in the 3D Super Mario games, mainly Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy one and two. Mario must travel though levels (or galaxies) to find them. When Mario receives enough Power Stars, he will unlock new levels and will be able to battle Bowser. Super Mario Sunshine's equivalents are the Shine Sprites. If Mario gets help from the Cosmic Spirit, Starlow or Robud, he will only get a Bronze Star and must collect the Power Star without any help the next time.
Power Stars play an important role in the sequel to Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2.5. Like the first two games, Mario and Luigi must travel though unique galaxies and retrieve Power Stars.
Power Stars return in Super Mario Radiance, where the sun was split up into many of them. Every Power Star that the player collects flies into space, and begins merging with the other Stars the player has collected to form a new sun.