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Super Mario Galaxy: Orbital Adventures is the fourth installment in the Super Mario Galaxy series, set to release in the holiday season of 2014. The game is being developed by Pixel Perfect Co. for the Wii U. Pixel Perfect says that they have gone "back to basics with Super Mario Galaxy" after the previous installment received such poor reception.
The game will play very similarly to the first two installments. There are, however, some major differences as well. The life meter has been doubled - players now have a 6-point health meter as opposed to 3. Another big difference is that the game has four playable characters (Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi) who can be changed at any point after being unlocked, similar to that of Super Mario 64 DS. The multiplayer in Orbital Adventures is much different than in the first two installments. Instead of a Co-Star Luma or something of the like, four players can join in at one time. Each player has his or her own life count, and players do not respawn until the level ends, whether it be by completing the level or all players dying on the level. Certain levels can only be completed by using a certain character - because of this, multiplayer is disabled for those levels. Occasionally, Prankster Comets will pass through a galaxy, opening up a special mission ranging from speed runs to purple coin missions. Speed runs and romp missions can only be completed in single player.
Note: The game requires a nunchuk to play
Shake remote: Spin
Control stick: Move
D-pad: Control camera
Everyone's favorite pudgy plumber, Mario! He's once again set out on a space expedition to rescue Peach.
Always sitting in Mario's shadow, Luigi is ready for another adventure! He jumps higher than the rest but has poorer traction.
Wario, Mario's greedy rival, is getting in on the action this time around. He's slower and has a weaker jump, but his strength is through the roof.
Nobody knows the relation between Wario and Waluigi, but Wario's partner in crime is ready for adventure. He's super fast and has a good jump too.
The main form of currency in the Mushroom Kingdom. Collect 50 in a level for an extra life, and every five you collect heals one point of your health meter.
Every level has one mission with eight red coins. Find them all for a Star. Each red coin counts for two coins.
Equal to five coins.
Each galaxy has a purple coin mission. Find all 100 purple coins for a Star. Has no monetary value.
Restores 3 points of the health meter.
Fully restores the life meter.
Awards the player an extra life.
Awards the player three extra lives.
These contain coins and sometimes power-ups or extra lives.
Breakable blocks that sometimes contain items.
Makes a trail of music notes appear. Collect them before they disappear for an extra life.
This shell can be ridden, allowing the player to cross surfaces they couldn't otherwise. If an object is hit, the shell will disappear.
Allows the player to dig through the ground.
Marks the end of a level. Collecting these is the main goal of the game.
Found at the end of each sector. Once all five of these have been found, the player can fight Bowser.
Allows the player to shoot fireballs. Deactivates upon being hit.
Allows the player to shoot snowballs. Deactivates upon being hit.
Allows the player to skate on surfaces such as water, lava or quicksand. Deactivates after 20 seconds.
Allows the player to fly high vertically, and to glide across large gaps. Deactivates upon being hit.
Allows the player to shoot hammers. Deactivates upon being hit or after 30 seconds.
Allows the player to shoot bombs. Deactivates upon being hit or after 30 seconds.
Makes the player invincible for 30 seconds.
Gives the player a character-exclusive power.
*: Exclusive to Mario and Luigi. Replaced by Bomb Mushroom if playing as Wario or Waluigi.
**: Exclusive to Wario and Waluigi. Replaced by Hammer Flower if playing as Mario or Luigi.
Power Flower Abilities
Allows Mario infinite flight for 30 seconds or until hit.
Turns Luigi invisible, allowing him to run through enemies and most walls. Lasts for 30 seconds.
Allows Wario to charge through enemies, breakable blocks and even cracked walls. Lasts for 30 seconds or until damaged.
Makes Waluigi run 3x his normal speed. While running, Waluigi can run on water and cannot be damaged by most enemies. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Galaxies and Missions
A normal mission.
A level is replayed, but with a time limit.
A level is replayed, but made more difficult in various ways.
The player must defeat a certain amount of enemies in the time limit.
The player must clear a level, usually a boss fight, but with only one health point.
Makes 100 purple coins appear on a level. They must all be collected, sometimes within a time limit, to clear the level. These missions can only be played after defeating Bowser.
These are held by Bowser's Koopalings. Defeat them to rescue the Grand Stars.
How to Unlock
Grassy Greens Galaxy
Unlocked by default
A grassy level with many Goombas and hills.
King Goomba's Wrath
Travel through the level to fight and defeat King Goomba.
Mission: Save Yoshi
The player must defeat a Hammer Brother to rescue a Yoshi egg. Yoshi's abilities must then be used to travel through the level and get the Power Star.
Red Coins in the Plains
The player must find the eight red coins in the level.
Star in the Tunnel
The player should replay Mission: Save Yoshi and go to the first Launch Star. On the other side of the hill is a pipe that takes the player to a secret tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is the Power Star.
Yoshi Rescue Speed Run
The player must replay Mission: Save Yoshi, however, the player only has 4:00 to clear the level.
Purple Coins in the Plains
The player must find all 100 purple coins in the level. This mission is untimed.
Fungi Forest Galaxy
1 Power Star
A forest level where the trees are made of mushrooms!
The player must travel to the end of the level, which is on a series of bouncy mushrooms.
Swingin' in the Shrooms
The player must use vines hanging from the trees. Then the player should use the vines to swing from tree to tree and get to the Power Star.
Red Coins on Red Shrooms
The player must find the eight red coins, which are only on red mushrooms. These red mushrooms are somewhat more difficult to reach.
Secret of the Trees
On the mission Swingin' in the Shrooms, on the vine right before the Launch Star, the player should fall out of the Launch Star, landing on a pipe. This pipe will take the player to the Power Star.
Shroom Swing Speed Run
The player must replay Swingin' in the Shrooms, but the player will only have 5:00 to clear the level.
Purple Coins in the Forest
The player must swing from vines to collect all 100 purple coins in the level. There is no time limit.
Creepy Cave Galaxy
4 Power Stars
A dimly lit cave level, mainly inhabited by Buzzy Beetles.
Puzzle in the Cave
Using the Fire Flower, the player must light the four torches at the end of the level in the correct order to get the Power Star.
Unagi's Underground Flood
The player must travel through the now flooded cave. At the end of the level, the player must use Koopa Shells to defeat Unagi.
Dimly Lit Red Coins
The player must find the red coins in different portions of the cave.
The Main Drain
The player should replay Unagi's Underground Flood. At one point in the level, the player will find a pipe covered by two Brick Blocks. Using Koopa Shells to destroy the blocks, the water will be drained out of the level. This allows the player to enter a secret door, taking the player to the Star.
Pitch Black Puzzle
The player must replay Puzzle in the Cave, however the visibility in the level is harshly reduced.
Purple Coins in the Dark
The player must collect all 100 purple coins with the same visibility level as in Pitch Black Puzzle. The level has a 4:30 time limit.
River Raft Galaxy
7 Power Stars
A long river that the player must use a raft to cross.
Crossing the River
The player must control the raft and cross the river to reach the Power Star.
The player must swim through the river, which is flowing against them.
Red Coin Raft Ride
The player must ride the raft and collect the eight red coins.
Find That Fish!
The player should replay Swimming Upstream. In the section when swimming underwater, the player must find and chase a Golden Cheep-Cheep. Upon defeating the Golden Cheep-Cheep, the player can collect the Power Star.
Cheep Chomp Chase
The player must replay Crossing the River, but with a Cheep Chomp chasing them. If the player isn't fast enough, they will be eaten whole and instantly lose a life.
Waluigi's Purple Coin Dash
Using Speedy Waluigi, the player must sprint across the river to collect at least 100 of the 150 red coins in under 45 seconds.
Standard Stronghold Galaxy
10 Power Stars
Larry's castle. The player must go through the castle and defeat Larry to get the first Grand Star.
Larry's Basic Battle
The player must go through a fortress to reach Larry. Upon defeating him, the player will receive the first Grand Star.
Larry's Daredevil Run
The player must replay Larry's Basic Battle, but with only one health point.
How to Unlock
11 Power Stars + Clear Larry's Basic Battle
A level made up of cake and other various sweets.
Sugarmouth's Cake Craving
The player must travel through the level. At the end, the player has to run on a cake platform from a giant Mattermouth made up of dough and covered in chocolate, whose name is Sugarmouth. To defeat him, the player must throw Cherry Bob-ombs at Sugarmouth.
Through the Chocolate Cave
The player must use a warp pipe to enter a chocolate cave. At the end of the cave is the Power Star.
Red Velvet Red Coins
On the cake that has the warp pipe in Through the Chocolate Cave, there are eight red coins. Collecting all of them rewards the player with a Power Star.
Cakewalk's Sugary Secret
The player should replay Sugarmouth's Cake Craving. The player should throw a Cherry Bob-omb underneath the Launch Star, creating a giant hole. The player then must jump through the hole, down onto the Power Star.
Chocolate Cave Speed Run
The player must replay Through the Chocolate Cave, however, the player only has 3:00 to clear the level.
Purple Coin Cake
The player must find all 100 purple coins on a cake. There is a 1:30 time limit.
15 Power Stars
A level with many trees. In this galaxy, there are friendly Bees, and hostile Stingbies.
From Tree to Tree
The player must use the Raccoon Mario ability to fly across an expansive area filled with trees. At the end of the long area is the Power Star.
The player must defeat all the Stingbies in the level. Upon doing so, the Bee Chief will award the player with a Power Star.
Red Coins in the Bee Village
The player must locate all eight red coins in the Bee village.
The Secret Stingby Hive
The player must replay From Tree to Tree. When getting the Power Flower on the first tree, the player should fly the opposite way of where they would normally go, allowing them to find a beehive full of Stingbies. At the end of this sublevel, the player will find a Power Star.
Stingby Fire Romp
The player must use the Fire Flower to defeat all the Stingbies in 30 seconds or less. The player must clear The Secret Stingby Hive before this comet comes into orbit.
Raccoon Mario's Purple Coin Flight
The player must use Raccoon Mario to collect all 100 purple coins in 1:30 or less.
Musical Madness Galaxy
18 Power Stars
A galaxy filled with everything musical.
Pom Pom's Piano Solo
The player must travel to the end of a level, where they must fight and defeat Pom Pom.
Beat Block Concerto
The player must cross an area with Beat Blocks.
Fretful Red Coins
The player, sliding down a guitar neck, must collect all eight red coins.
Secret of the Tuba
The player should replay Pom Pom's Piano Solo. In the second area with the tubas, the player should jump off the ? Block into the second tuba on the left, which is actually a warp pipe. This takes the player into a room with a Power Star.
Piano Solo Daredevil Run
The player must replay Pom Pom's Piano Solo, however, the player will have only one health point..
Purple Coins on the Piano
The player must collect all 100 purple coins on the piano where they fight Pom Pom.
Crystal Cave Galaxy
21 Power Stars
A mine that is covered in multiple crystals.
Mining for Silver Stars
The player must use the Spin Drill to collect five Silver Stars.
Mega Mole's Mineshaft
The player must use the Spin Drill to defeat the Mega Mole chasing them through the level.
Crystal Encased Red Coins
The players must find the eight crystals with red coins inside them, then spin to destroy the crystals to collect the coins.
Dig Off the Beaten Path
The player should replay Mining for Silver Stars. In the level is a secret pat, that will lead the player to the secret Power Star.
Silver Star Mine Speed Run
The player must repaly Mining for Silver Stars, but the player will only have 2:30 to beat the level.
Purple Coins in the Mineshaft
The player must use the Spin Drill to find 100 of the 120 purple coins in 2 minutes.
Gravitational Keep Galaxy
24 Power Stars
Roy's gravity-themed fortress. The player must fight him in a gravity switching arena.
Roy's Gravity Brawl
The player must go through a fortress, using gravity switches to reach Roy's arena. The arena's gravity switches every time Roy is damaged.
Morton's Brutal Battle
Instead of Roy, the player must fight Morton. Morton has different attacks, and the gravity in the arena switches every 10 seconds.
How to Unlock
Watery Wave Galaxy
25 Power Stars + Clear Roy's Gravity Brawl
A beach whose main gimmick is switching the water between high and low.
The player must use the switches throughout the level to raise and lower the tide.
The player must travel through the level, using the Freeze Mushroom. At the end, the Freeze Mushroom must be used to defeat Cheepskipper, the boss of the level.
High Tide Red Coins
The player must raise and lower the tide to collect the eight red coins.
Bull Wario Up the Stream
The player must use Bull Wario's charge ability to rush up the stream and through a brick block barricade to collect the secret Power Star.
Surf's Up Speed Run
The player must replay Surf's Up!, however, the player only has 5:00 to clear the level.
Fishing for Purple Coins
20 Cheep-Cheeps are in this level, who have five purple coins trailing them. The player must find each Cheep-Cheep and collect its purple coins. This level is untimed.
Poltergeist Plaza Galaxy
29 Power Stars
A ghost house level. Different ghost-themed enemies and obstacles are found here.
Invisible Luigi in the Mansion
The player must use Invisible Luigi to enter a cage at the end of the level. In the cage is the Power Star.
The player is introduced to Bomb Boos, which are used throughout the level to clear certain obstacles. At the end, the player must use Bomb Boos to defeat King Boo in a similar fashion to that of Bouldergeist from Super Mario Galaxy.
Haunted Red Coin Maze
The player must find all eight red coins hidden in a maze.
Behind the Painting
The player must replay Invisible Luigi in the Mansion. Behind the Power Star is a painting that Luigi can jump through while invisible. Behind the painting is the secret Star.
Boohemoth's Big Battle
The player must replay the boss section of Boo-m!, but in this mission, King Boo has been replaced with a Boohemoth, who moves faster and attacks differently.
Possessed Purple Coins
The player must find all purple coins in the mansion. This mission is untimed.
Frozeover Fields Galaxy
32 Power Stars
A snowy level. The level has icy water throughout most of the level that causes the player's health to deplete quickly.
Mizzter Blizzard's Heated Brawl
The player must travel to the end of the level and use the Fire Flower to defeat Mizzter Blizzard.
The player must use the Ice Flower to freeze enemies, creating walkways across icy water, staircases, etc.
Red Coins in the Snow
Using the Fire Flower, the player must burn piles of snow, some of which hold red coins.
The player must replay Snowball Fight!, and on the first planet, jump into a pipe in the icy water. This pipe leads the player to a secret room which holds the Power Star.
Mizzter Blizzard's Daredevil Run
The player must replay Mizzter Blizzard's Heated Brawl, but with only one health point.
Purple Coins on Ice
The player must collect all 100 coins on a planet covered entirely in ice. There is a 1:10 time limit.
Murderous Marsh Galaxy
36 Power Stars
A level that takes place in a poison swamp. This level introduces the concept of using the Gold Shell to ride across lethal surfaces.
Using the Gold Shell, the player must skate across the poison swamp. The Power Star is at the end of the level.
Battling the Big Bully
The player must fight Big Bully on a small arena using the Hammer Flower/Bomb Mushroom.
Red Coins in the Swamp
The player must use the Gold Shell to travel from island to island, collecting the eight red coins on the different islands.
The Bully Squad
The player must replay Battling the Big Bully and on the first area, skate past the Launch Star onto a small island with a Warp Pipe. The pipe will take the player to a small arena with five Bullies. The player must defeat them all to receive the Power Star.
Big Bully, Small Stage
The player must replay Battling the Big Bully, however the arena is much smaller on this mission.
Shell Skating for Purple Coins
The player must use the Gold Shell to skate across the swamp, collecting all 100 purple coins. There is a 2:30 time limit.
Terrifying Tanks Galaxy
40 Power Stars
Lemmy Koopa's tank artillery. The player must travel through the fleet and fight Lemmy at the end.
Lemmy's Battle Fleet
The player must travel through all the tanks and fight Lemmy at the end, using the Bomb Mushroom to blow up Lemmy's tank. This mission can only be played by Wario or Waluigi.
King Bill Chase
The player must replay Lemmy's Battle Fleet, but during the tank section, the player is chased by a King Bill. At the end, Iggy Koopa is fought instead of Lemmy. Iggy has more attacks and slightly more health.
How to Unlock
Dry Dunes Galaxy
41 Power Stars + Clear Lemmy's Battle Fleet
A desert filled with quicksand, Pokeys and Dry Bones.
The player must defeat King Pokey, using coconuts to attack him with.
Silver Stars on the Sand Sphere
The player must find all five Silver Stars on a giant spherical planet.
Return of the Sand Bird
The player must collect all eight red coins on the Sand Bird without falling off.
Sandy Tide in the Pyramid
The player must replay Pokey Royalty, and on the first planet, use the Freeze Mushroom to skate past the Launch Star and into a secret pipe. The player must then reach the top of the pyramid without falling into the rising quicksand.
Dry Bones Rainbow Romp
The player must use the Invincibility Star to defeat all the Dry Bones within the thirty second time limit.
Sand Skating for Purple Coins
The player must use the Freeze Mushroom to skate on the quicksand and collect all 100 purple coins. There is a 2:00 time limit.
Jungle Journey Galaxy
44 Power Stars
A tropical jungle, with palm trees, certain water areas, Shy Guys, and a jungle temple.
Into the Jungle
The player must travel through the jungle to the Power Star at the end of the level.
Donkey Kong's Jungle Temple
The player must enter the jungle temple, solving puzzles and avoiding traps to reach a hypnotized Donkey Kong. Once defeated, Donkey Kong snaps out of his hypnosis and relinquishes a Power Star.
Red Coins in the Jungle
The player must find all eight red coins in the jungle.
Secret of the Temple
The player must replay Donkey Kong's Jungle Temple, and on the second level, defeat the Spear Guy, which will reveal a Warp Pipe. In the room is a ♪ Block. Collecting all the music notes will reveal a Power Star.
Shy Guy Jungle Romp
The player must defeat all the Shy Guys within the 30 second time limit.
Purple Coins in the Temple
The player must find all 100 purple coins in the temple section of the galaxy. There is no time limit.
Way Back Galaxy
48 Power Stars
A galaxy made up of six different 8-bit styled planets resembling Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi Bowser and Princess Peach.
The player must complete different tasks on the Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi planets.
Boom Boom is Back
The player must defeat Boom Boom on the Bowser planet.
Mario's Red Coins
The player must find and collect all eight red coins on the Mario planet.
Peach's Musical Secret
The player must replay Retro Revival, and on the top left and top right corners of Luigi's hat on the Luigi planet are Sling Stars that will launch the player to a Peach planet. The player must then activate a ♪ Block and collect all the music notes to reveal the Power Star.
Retro Revival Speed Run
The player must replay Retro Revival, however, there is a 3:30 time limit.
Waluigi's Purple Coins
The player must collect all 100 purple coins on the Waluigi planet in 3:00.
Rainbow Glide Galaxy
52 Power Stars
A galaxy that takes place in a cloudy area with flying enemies and rainbows. This level introduces the Propeller Mushroom.
Up, Up, and Away!
The player must use the Propeller Mushroom to glide from cloud to cloud.
The player must use Parabeetles to cross large chasms.
Raccoon Mario's Return
The player must use Raccoon Mario to collect the eight red coins.
Heavy Troopa's Big Secret
The player must replay Parabeetle Panic. Upon reaching the first cloud in the second area, the player should ground pound through the cloud into a Launch Star. This will take them to a secret area where they must fight and defeat a Heavy Troopa to get the secret Power Star.
The player must replay Parabeetle Panic, however there are significantly less Parabeetles in this level.
Purple Coin Propeller Glide
The player must use the Propeller Suit to collect all 100 purple coins. This level is untimed.
Flying Fleet Galaxy
55 Power Stars
Ludwig's airship artillery. The player must fight him in an airship cockpit.
Ludwig's Airship Artillery
The player must fight Ludwig inside the cockpit of an airship.
Bowser Jr.'s Clown Car Chaos
The player must fight Bowser Jr., who is flying in the Koopa Clown Car. Bowser Jr. has different attacks and is more difficult to hit since he is flying. The player must use the Hammer Flower/Bomb Mushroom to defeat him.
How to Unlock
56 Power Stars + Clear Ludwig's Airship Artillery
A level taking place inside and around an active volcano. This level is inhabited mainly by Blarggs.
Big Bully's Big Return
The player must fight Big Bully like in Battling the Big Bully, however, Big Bully is now faster and more difficult to defeat.
The Volcano Erupts!
The player must travel down into the volcano and push a switch. This makes the lava start to come up. The player must reach the top of the volcano and grab the Power Star.
Red Coins in the Volcano
The player must find all eight red coins inside the volcano.
Slide Down the Volcano
The player must replay The Volcano Erupts!, and when they reach the top of the volcano, slide down the left side. The player will then land on a platform with the secret Power Star.
Eruption Daredevil Run
The player must replay The Volcano Erupts!, but with only one health point.
Purple Coin Eruption
The player must collect 100 of the 130 purple coins while the lava in the volcano rises. If the player has 99 or less once reaching the top of the volcano, they will lose a life.
Industrial Insanity Galaxy
60 Power Stars
A level that takes place inside of a factory. Bob-ombs, Mecha Koopas and robotic Goombas are found here.
Bombing King Bob-omb
The player must use the Bomb Mushroom to defeat King Bob-omb. This mission can only be completed with Wario or Waluigi.
Chain Chomp Outbreak
The player must travel through the factory which has many Chain Chomps inside of it.
Red Coins in the Factory
The player must find and collect all eight red coins inside of the factory.
Behind the Wall
The player must replay Bombing King Bob-omb. In the first area, behind the Launch Star, the player should throw a Bob-omb, which will reveal a secret room, housing the Power Star.
Chomp Bomb Romp
The player must use the Bomb Mushroom to defeat all the Chomps in under 30 seconds. This mission can only be completed with Wario or Waluigi.
Purple Coin Conveyer Belt
The player must ride down a conveyer belt to collect 100 of the 115 purple coins. If the player reaches the end with 99 coins or less, they will lose a life.
Horror Hotel Galaxy
64 Power Stars
A level that is almost identical to Sirena Beach from Super Mario Sunshine. Most of the missions use mechanics like the missions in Sirena Beach.
Phantamanta's Electrifying Return
Using the Fire Flower, the player must fight Phantamanta in a similar fashion to that of Super Mario Sunshine.
The player must line up the Jumbo Slots to three sevens. This will reveal a Power Star.
Red Coins in the Hotel
The player will have four minutes to collect all eight red coins scattered throughout the three floors of the hotel. If time runs out, the player will lose a life.
Star in the Swimming Pool
The player must replay Red Coins in the Hotel. Instead of hitting the switch in the lobby, the player should access the ventilation system, then ground pound in the right spot to enter the swimming pool area to grab the Power Star.
Phantamanta's Daredevil Run
The player must replay Phantamanta's Electrifying Return, but with only one health point.
Purple Coins in the Vent
The player must access the ventilation system, and push a switch. 100 purple coins will appear, and the player has to collect all of them within 1:45.
Mountain Misery Galaxy
67 Power Stars
A level that takes place on a mountain. Many flying enemies are found here.
Touch the Clouds
The player must simply climb to the top of the mountain where the Power Star is.
Koopa the Quick's Mountain Dash
Koopa the Quick is back! The player must race him to the top of the mountain.
Red Coins in the Cracked Walls
Using Bull Wario, the player must destroy certain cracked walls in the level to find the eight red coins.
Leap of Faith
The player must replay Touch the Clouds. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, the player should long jump to the left side, then use the Propellor Mushroom to fly upwards. If done correctly, the player will grab the Power Star.
Scaling the Crumbly Cliff
The player must replay Touch the Clouds, but this time, many of the platforms will crumble upon being landed on.
Purple Coins on the Cliffside
The player must collect all 100 purple coins scattered in many places throughout the level.
Final Fortress Galaxy
70 Power Stars
This is it, the final level. Bowser's ultimate castle contains many traps. Time to put everything you've learned to use.
The Ultimate Showdown
The player must travel through a difficult final level to fight Bowser at the end. The battle has three phases. The first phase is played exactly like in Super Mario Galaxy. In the second phase, Bowser uses the Koopa Clown Car to rain bombs down on the player. The player must throw the bombs back at Bowser. For the final stage, the player must activate a switch to destroy most of the final planet.
Ultimate Showdown Speed Run
The player will have 6:00 to clear all three phases of the final boss fight.
References to Other Games
Super Mario Bros.: The Mario, Luigi, Peach and Bowser planets in the Way Back Galaxy are replicas of each character's respective sprite from this game.
Super Mario Bros. 3: The Raccoon Suit and Koopalings were both introduced in this game.
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land: Bull Wario was introduced in this game.
Super Mario 64: The Big Bully and King Bob-omb were both introduced in this game. Certain gameplay elements were also re-used.
Super Mario Sunshine: The Horror Hotel Galaxy is an almost exact replica of Sirena Beach from this game.
Super Mario 64 DS: The Power Flower was introduced in this game. Luigi's Power Flower ability is exactly the same as in this game.
Super Mario Galaxy: Many gameplay elements are re-used from this game.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii: The Propellor Suit was introduced in this game.
Mario Kart 7: The Musical Madness Galaxy is somewhat similar to Music Park from this game, including the music, which is a remix of the theme played at Music Park.
Initially, if the player collected all 130 Stars and fought Bowser again, one Green Star mission would be available in each non-boss galaxy. This idea was scrapped for unknown reasons.
Super Mario Galaxy: Orbital Adventures was praised by many reviews, with most scores being around a 9/10. 1up.com stated that it was "great to see the original Mario Galaxy formula again after Galactic Journey was such a flop".