Launch Stars are tools that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They blast Mario or Luigi to other planets by going near it and shaking the Wii Remote. Sometimes, Lumas will transform into a Launch Star, especially when trapped inside a barrier.

Other Games

Mario Kart

Mario Tennis: Open

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Rosalina's Up Special utilizes these. One also appeared in her trailer before she made her appearance.


  • The Launch Stars were used in the Galaxy games to mask loading different areas.

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