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Super Mario Galaxy 3 is a game released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019. It is one of the most popular Mario games and the most successful 3D Mario game. It's ratings (Metacritic and IGN) are very high, being higher than Grand Theft Auto: V and the first 2 Mario Galaxies which at one point were the highest video game ratings of all time.



  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Daisy (Unlockable)
  • Peach (Unlockable)
  • Wario (Multiplayer Only)
  • Waluigi (Multiplayer Only)


  • Holographic Yoshi
  • Birdo (Unlocked after completing World 6)
  • Coloured Yoshis (Multiplayer Only, in Green, Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, White, Black, Dark Blue, Pink at random)


  • Captain Toad
  • Toadette
  • Boogity (Blue Glasses Toad)
  • Yellow Toad
  • Lime-Green Toad
  • Pink Toad
  • Toad Town Citizens
  • Toad Guards
  • Toadsworth


  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Roy (Koopaling)
  • Lemmy (Koopaling)
  • Larry (Koopaling)
  • Ludwig (Koopaling)
  • Diddy Kong (Only in the Expansion Pack)
  • Cranky Kong (Only in the Expansion Pack)
  • Funky Kong (Only in the Expansion Pack)
  • Dixie Kong (Only in the Expansion Pack)


  • Wart
  • Iggy (Koopaling)
  • Wendy (Called Cutiepie in the game, Koopaling)
  • Morton (Koopaling)


Prototypes of the life meter design, Red = Mario/Peach, Green = Daisy/Luigi

The gameplay is almost the same as the first 2 mario galaxies. However you can now shift across ledges. There is also a new health meter design. A 4th life is added because of the huge difficulty step up. The fly (Now called Energy) and air bar can be toggled to be attached to the life meter in the settings. There is also a new bar called 'Durability' for Metal Mario.


The controls have been adjusted for the Switch's Joy-Cons:

  • A/B - Jump
  • X/Y - Launch Fireball/Frostball/Star bits
  • ZL/ZR - Spin
  • L/R - Crouch
  • Joystick - Move around
  • Start - Start Menu

Minor Changes & Trivia

There are minor changes within the game compared to the first two

  • Black Holes in sky-background galaxies appear blue/lilac and black holes have several varient designs
  • The Mission Select Menu is removed: All missions start in the same area and split off to different paths. In the first few galaxies of the game these are made obvious with signs. In some other galaxies, upon completing the first mission, the gateway to the second/third mission is opened. Comet Mission has to be played if a comet is there, but the comet mission can be played again if you ask the Purple Luma (Which appears at the start of every Comet Galaxy after the initial comet mission is completed).
  • The GUI for selecting a galaxy is that of the first Super Mario Galaxy, except in Starship Mario's Expansion Pack levels where it is in the Super Mario Galaxy 2 design. Different select screens for each worlds have similar music to the Second Game's worlds though.
  • Missions which need Star Bit Lumas to be unlocked, the star bit lumas can be fed from the galaxy select menu.
  • Daisy is actually a tomboy in the game, wearing jeans and an orange tshirt.
  • Ice Mario's snowflakes when walking on water have a new design and 6 varients. They are now transluccent and more white.
  • The galaxy opening music is instead the Mario Kart DS course opening music, but remade into high quality.
  • Many music tracks returning from Galaxy 1 & 2 are extended, including more sections of music and more/different instruments.
  • In major galaxies, there is a greater variation of things like biome-style and theme since there are more of them
  • In the galaxy selection GUI, the icons for the galaxies have multiple planets rather than one.
  • There is also a Cluster Select Menu where you can teleport to the other rooms as well (This is unlocked after World 6).


Mario and Luigi wake up after moving into a new house in a village near Peach Castle named Blossom Village the day before. They head for their daily visit to Toad Town (Closer to Peach Castle) and Peach Castle. Peach is on the highest balcony and says hello to Mario. Suddenly, Wart (From Super Mario Bros 2) appears from a portal in giant form and rips of the top of Peach Castle with Peach inside. He throws the top-half of the castle into the portal. He flees.

After about 5 minutes, the Toad Town citizens are crazy and running around, Mario and Luigi are very worried, but there a huge projectile can be seen from the sky and it hits the fountain. It smashes the fountain apart and there lays a weak Bowser.

When things couldn't get worse, a white luma appears in a starshroom which appeared to have been upgraded. The spin power is given to Mario and Luigi, they get onto the ship with Captain Toad, Toadette, Boogity (Blue Glasses Toad), and a pink, yellow and lime green toad. Yoshi also makes it to the ship just in time.

They arrive at the Comet Observatory, which is being attacked by a ship full of Wart's minions. Rosalina says that The Planet of Trials and The Gateway Planet have already been destroyed. After Mario fends off the enemies and Luigi destroys all the crystals, they leave and kidnap Yoshi with them.

Rosalina thanks the bros and she explains that the Mario Starship was taken a few days ago, Mario and Luigi gets a tour and refresh of the observatory. Where some things have changed like the info screen being upgraded. There is also a storage room below the ground level and the garden has been renovated, the viewing platform by the bedroom is now a stage and an old friend is at the garage...

Luigi is shocked that Professor E.Gadd has built a laboratory (AKA, E-Gaddratory...) where the garage was. He shows the bros the lab where there are two floors and the roof is a landing for starshrooms. Rosalina finally shows them the Terrace and they are taken to their first galaxy.

Meanwhile, Yoshi is placed in a cage, but Birdo comes up to the cage and says that holographic Yoshis will be put in eggs so that when Mario or Luigi break an egg, releasing the holograph to be ridden, they can be seen through a camera. However Birdo says she doesn't want to do this but she has to, as she loves Yoshi.

After collecting 6 Power Stars, Rosalina announces that the bros are going to go to the first major outpost. However back in the Mushroom Kingdom, Bowser had walked away from Toad Town when he woke up, as he makes it to his castle, Roy, Lemmy, Larry, Bowser Jr. and Ludwig rush up, saying that Cutiepie, Iggy and Morton had ditched Bowser for Wart. Bowser then decides to get back to space.

In the first major outpost, Mario and Luigi beats Iggy and they are given a grand star. They also find a piece of paper which is brought back to the Observatory. Rosalina reads it in the library and finds out that it is a star log of this star called the 'Ultimate Star' and that Wart is trying to find it. It reads Rosalina, 10 years ago (Which is five years before the First Mario Galaxy) saw a bright light and she wanted to travel to it.

To get to the second cluster, the bros had to use their plumbing abilities to fix the Fountain as it was malfunctioning; it had floated up to the debris of the Trial and Gateway Planets due to a spraying water, After Mario and Luigi get it to it's original position, E.Gadd adds an Orange Metal ring around it (With Green lights) so it doesn't malfunction again. The bros go in the fountain to explore the 2nd cluster. Halfway through the galaxy cluster the Comet Luna announces the first comet has arrived at the first galaxy. At the end of the cluster they go to another major base and find Wart, they find a 2nd ultimate star paper and a 2nd grand star as Wart gets away.

In Cluster three in this galaxy called Terrific Tropics, Mario lands on a normal grass planet with Princess Daisy, she said Sarasland was attacked by Wart and she escaped and crash landed on this planet, she says she survived off a small clean pond and an apple tree, she also found a power star which she gives to Mario.

At the end of cluster three, Cutiepie's Sea Palace is where Toadsworth and Peach are being held in jail. However Peach finds a way for them to escape. As Mario and Luigi get there, they fight Cutiepie and she says that she found Peach and jailed her. After they get the Grand Star and defeat Cutiepie they are shocked to find a note saying Peach and Toadsworth had escaped. The Bros. go through the secret passage to leave the castle. There is also another ultimate star note.

At the end of cluster four, Mario once again fights Wart in Bowser's Gravity Ruins which has been taken by Wart's forces. As cluster five is entered E.Gadd announces he is upgrading his inventions, and the orange-lime low tech gadget lab is renovated inside into a black high tech futuristic lab.

In Cluster Five, the search for Peach is at large on each galaxy. At the major outpost they beat Morton. But after they defeat him they find Peach and Toadsworth, and they are united once again.

In Cluster Six, they discover the location of the Starship in Starship's Doom galaxy, but Bowser is found at the start of the level. They go through the level together and battle wart and get back the ship, but Peach is found missing. They  then discover a huge statue of Wart made out of smaller and guarded planets.

On the first mission they discover Peach and Bowser's former minions. It was revealed that Peach was kidnapped by Morton and Iggy and Cutie Pie. Bowser then goes mad and forces them to join his side. Peach escapes them just intime before Bowser could think of taking her, and Bowser goes home. Mario goes alone for the second and third mission and he reaches and defeats Wart. They celebrate in the Mushroom Kingdom and start rebuilding Peach's Castle. Mario then goes and explores more galaxies every once and then, (These are the DLC, Cluster 7 levels). Mario also visits Rosalina quite often and Rosalina visits them.



  • Metal Mario - A powerup which allows you to swim through lava, however there is a bar called 'Durabillity' which drains while in lava.
  • Blooper Berry - A new Yoshi powerup, Yoshi spits ink out at enemies and stops them from moving for several seconds, or make them run in circles depending on which enemy...
  • Frog suit - Allows you to swim faster and easier
  • Penguin suit - If you get 9999 star bits, you unlock a setting in the storage room which allows you to turn all frog suits in the game to penguin suits.


The new 1-up design

  • Cloud Mushroom - Same as Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • 4-life (Quad-life in PAL reigions) - Due to there being 4 lives it now raises your lives to 8. It is dark blue with bright yellow stars, in dark galaxies with these, the yellow glows.
  • 1-Up - New design, spirals in the middle of the white spots
  • Mega Mushroom - Not timed
  • Mini Mushroom - Not timed
  • Fire Flower - Timed
  • Frostbloom (New name for Ice Flower) - Timed, Fires Frostbolts and allows you to walk on water, it also has different leaves

    A Frost Bloom

  • Rainbow Star - Same as Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 but with an extended version of music from NSMB DS.
  • Booshroom - Same
  • Spring Mushroom - Same but now allows you to coil through dirt, serving as a replacement for spin drills.
  • Bee Mushroom - Same
  • Blimp Fruit - Same, Yoshi powerup
  • Dash Pepper - Same, Yoshi powerup
  • Bulb Berry - Same, Yoshi powerup, only appears in DLC.

Other Items

  • Coins
  • Pento-Coins - Rarer coin, acts as 5 coins
  • Purple Coins - For Purple coin comet missions
  • Poison Mushroom - Takes a life off the player
  • ? Coins - Something fabulous happens when you touch it
  • Starbits - In red, blue, lime green, yellow, purple, light blue, dark blue, pink, white, black, grey, green and orange. Lime Green ones glow.


In the game, there are:

  • 120 stars from clusters 1-7
  • 120 more green stars from clusters 1-7
  • 240 in total above; the full game without DLC
  • 20 stars for the 1-star DLC galaxies
  • 30 stars in the DLC Expansion Pack
  • 30 green stars in the DLC Expansion Pack
  • 320 Stars in the entire game with DLC.

The types of stars are:

  • Power Star - Appears as a goal at the end of every mission in the galaxy
  • Grand Star - At the end of every cluster
  • The Ultimate Star - At the end of the final boss
  • Green Star - when you complete Trial galaxy, 120 new stars become available (2 in every minor galaxy, 4 in every major galaxy) and you much collect them all to get 240 stars. Trail galaxy itself has 2 green stars. To unlock the green stars in the expansion pack galaxies, you need to get all 30 stars in it first.
  • Red Star - Only appears on the Good Luck Galaxy DLC.


Comets return from the first 2 games, in the game all types appear 4 times each (5 if you include the expansion pack). Comet Medals also return for galaxies with comets.

  • Orange Comets - Speed comets, timed galaxies like the first mario galaxy, or with time extending clocks.
  • Purple Comets - Collect 100 Purple Coins, some galaxies are timed, unlocked after the Wario & Waluigi mission
  • Yellow Comets - Fast foe comets, sometimes timed
  • Blue Comets - Cosmic Comets, Mario clones (Sometimes multiple)
  • Daredevil Comets - White, one life missions.


Clusters act as worlds for this game. there are two types of Galaxies; Major or Minor. Minor galaxies have 1 main mission and 1 secret or comet mission. Major galaxies have 3 main missions and one secret or comet mission.

On each cluster (Excluding DLC and Cluster 7) there are 5 bosses (Includes the grand star boss) 3 comet missions and 2 secret missions. Each cluster also has 2 Yoshi missions...

Cluster 1 (The Terrace)

This is the first Cluster, where there is 'None' on the comets column there is a secret level instead, total stars are all stars apart from green stars.

Galaxy Description Type Comet Extra Info Stars needed to unlock
Milkway This is the first galaxy in the game, it is similar to the first galaxies of the other two games, mission 3 has the dino pirahnna boss. Major Orange 0
Waterpark This is the second galaxy, it is waterpark themed and it is partly based of the Mario Kart 8 course, and it contains a Cheep Cheep boss. Mission 3 has Yoshi. Major Blue Mission 3 is unlocked for 400 star bits 1
Honey City This is the third galaxy, It is like Honeyhive Galaxy but it has a large honeyhive, Mission 3 has the beetle boss with Yoshi. Mission 2 has the mother beetle. Major None First appearence of Bee Mario 3
Warpswitch The first minor galaxy; It has flipswitches and spin-flip panels. Minor None 6 (number not shown)
Lemmy's Tower The final level of the first cluster, It is the first boss level with a grand star. The boss is against Lemmy in a machine similar to Megaleg... Minor Daredevil 8
Total Stars 16

Cluster 2 (The Fountain)

Galaxy Description Type Comet Extra Info Stars needed to unlock
Cloud Stalk This galaxy is based of the Mario Kart 8 course Cloudtop Cruise. The third mission includes a boss and it goes into a stormy area. The 1st and 3rd missions include Yoshi. Major Yellow First appearence of Cloud Mario & Dash Peppers 9
Cosmic Cove This galaxy is the same as Super Mario Galaxy 2, apart from the 1st and secret mission being extended (Freezing the lake is now using Ice Flower). Major None First appearence of Spring Mario, the disc planet has been modified so people can't jump over the disc using Spring Mario. 11
Rolling Caverns The first galaxy with a ball. It is like a Golf Course cave level. Minor Purple 13 (number not shown)
New Battlerock This level is very similar to Battlerock galaxy, however it appears more futuristic and there is a boss in each star and each mission involves destorying a part of the rock. Major Orange First appearence of Fire Mario 15
Wart's Dark Matter Factory The first time where the player meets and battles Wart, this is a factory galaxy merged with the Dark Matter Plant in the first Mario Galaxy Minor None 17
Total Stars 16

Cluster 3 (The Kitchen)

Galaxy Description Type Comet Extra Info Stars needed to unlock
Buoy Base The same galaxy as the first time it arrived however it has 2 new missions. The secret mission is a normal star. Major None 18
Wrong-Size This galaxy is like Super Massive Galaxy however it has tiny objects as well. The First and third missions have bosses and the 3rd mission has Yoshi. Major None First appearence of Mega & Tiny Mario 21
Terrific Tropics This galaxy is a highly colourful and tropical galaxy, the 1st mission is where Daisy was found, the 2nd mission has yoshi and the third has a boss at the end of it's parrot ride. Major Purple First appearence of Blooper Berries. 23
Distorted Hallows This galaxy is a haunted forest and house that is extremely warped. the 2nd level has a boss. Major Daredevil First appearence of Boo Mario. 25 (number not shown)
Cutiepie's Sea Palace This Galaxy is where Toadsworth and Princess Peach escaped before Mario came to fight with Cutiepie. It is partly underwater... This level is the only level which includes moving around after you have collected the star. Minor Blue 27
Total Stars 18

Cluster 4 (The Bedroom)

Galaxy Description Type Comet Extra Info Stars needed to unlock
Sweet Sweet This galaxy is like game as in the first game, but it has a second mission with a comet based on it. There is also a third mission with a boss you fight with Yoshi. The new missions take place on the surface of a large planet which resembles the Mario Kart 8 course. Major Yellow 28
Tall Trunk This galaxy returns from the 2nd game in the series and it now has a new 1st mission which involves going through wood with Tiny Mario, the third mission includes a boss with Yoshi and has elements from the removed 1st mission from the second game. Major Purple First appearence of Blimp Fruit 30
Sand Cove This galaxy is like the beach level from the 2nd game, and the third mission has a boss after you navigate through temple ruins... Major None First appearence of Frog Mario 32
Toy Store This galaxy is like Toy Time Galaxy and it includes an upgraded version of the robot boss. Minor None 34 (number not shown)
Bowser's Gravity Ruins This galaxy has the same layout as when it appeared in the 2nd game. However it is overgrown with jungle plants. The boss area is a harder version of Wart's fight in Cluster 2. Minor Orange 37
Total Stars 16

Cluster 5 (The Engine Room)

Galaxy Description Type Comet Extra Info Stars needed to unlock
Red Canyon This galaxy is a red desert which has a wild western theme. The third mission has a boss. The second mission has Yoshi Major None 38
Freezing Star This galaxy is like Shiverburn and Freezeflame: It is ice vs lava themed. The ice ball boss from the first game reappears. Major Blue First appearence of Metal Mario 40
Winter Peak This galaxy is snow themed like Snow Cap and Freezy Flake. It includes Yoshi. The snowball boss is in the secret mission. Minor None 43 (number not shown)
Cogworks This galaxy is like the Super Mario 3D Land level. It includes a boss similar to the toy time robot. Major Purple Mission 2 has the Wario & Waluigi fight, after that, Purple Coin Comets are unlocked. 45
Morton's Artillery Base This level is bullet bill themed boss galaxy, this is where Peach, Toadsworth and Mario meet (Once Morton and his machine is defeated) Minor Daredevil After this, the countdown to 60 stars starts. 47
Total Stars 16

Cluster 6 (The Garden)

Galaxy Description Type Comet Extra Info Stars needed to unlock
Volcanic Burst This level is like Melty Monster and Melty Molton galaxy merged. It includes Fiery Dino Pirahnna and both music tracks of those galaxies. It also has a rolling course... Major Orange 48
Musky Marsh This level is another ghost level. It includes a boss and the use of Yoshi. Minor None 50 (number not shown)
Starship's Doom This level is where Bowser and Mario meet. They both go through the course and get to Wart where they fight him, After this they get the Mario Starship back... Major None 53
Atom Blaster This level is like Sling Pod Galaxy or Space Junk Galaxy... Major Yellow 56
Wart's Supernova Statue

This is a long level which involves a fight with all the bad koopalings and then a fight with Wart, there is also Yoshi in mission 2. It is a just statue of Wart made of planets of all different dangers...

The end of mission 3 includes The Ultimate Star...

Major Daredevil 60
Total Stars 18

Cluster 7 (The Dining Room, Galaxy S in JP)

Galaxy Description Type Comet Stars needed to unlock
Pyramid Basin This level is an adventure through a pyramid. It includes two bosses. Major None 61
Evil Egg This level is like a bad version of Good Egg Galaxy... It has it's music remixed. Yoshi is used with a boss. Minor Blue 66
Mountain Highway This level is an alpine road with a rolling ball. But at the end there is a medium sized climb to a high road... Minor None 71
Bob-Omb Blast This galaxy is the same as Bob-Omb Blast from Super Mario 64. It includes King-Bob-Omb as a boss... Major None 76
Ocean Temple This level is an adventure through a calming Ocean Temple. it is similar to a minecraft Ocean Temple. The secret mission includes a boss. Minor None 81
Super 3D Yoshi is in this Super 3D galaxy. It is similar to the style of level in Super Mario 3D Land/World... Minor Yellow 86
Firecoaster This level is a 3D version of a firecoaster from New Super Mario Bros. There is a secret way out of the coaster as well... Minor None 90
Total Stars 18

DLC Expansion Pack

In September 2020, Nintendo released an expansion pack with 30 power stars and 30 green stars. making the game's total 300 stars. The hub for these galaxies is the Mario Starship.

Galaxy Description Type Comet
Gusty Country Like Gusty Garden galaxy but more dry and dusty, introduction galaxy with Yoshi. Minor None
New Dreadnought This galaxy is a large grey spaceship, the third mission is on many round discs with many enemies and obstacles (Including lava, dark matter, and quicksand) The second mission includes a new version of the spinner boss. Yoshi with Bulb Berry Fruit returns in mission 1 as well. Major Orange
Gravity Mansion This galaxy is a mansion where mario goes inside to 2D rooms with changing gravity. Minor Yellow
Energy Ruins This galaxy consists of a large abandoned Jungle Temple which is mixed with advanced (futuristic) technology. Major None
Minor None
Major Daredevil
Sweet Mystery This galaxy returns from the second game with Yoshi with the Bulb Berry Fruit. It has some changes though Minor Cosmic
Major None
Minor None
Rainbow Road A galaxy with 3 ball courses (Mission 2's is very short) for each mission, the sky is a space background, Off ball courses are on rainbow planets and platforms. Major Purple
Total Stars 30

Outer Rim

From January 2020 to January 2022, Nintendo released 20 1-star galaxies for free DLC. The hub for these is at the debris portal.

Galaxy Description Release Date
January 15th 2020
Waterslide A manta ray riding galaxy, in this galaxy, there are 3 slides that go through different places, but they all join up near the end. It has a tube around the water unlike the first game. One of the slides has a loop and one has a huge drop. Febuary 12th 2020
March 4th 2020
Snow Cap Almost the same as the galaxy in the first game. With an extra planet with snowy asteroids and pull stars at the start. May 23rd 2020
Cloudy Domain This galaxy resembles Cloudy Domain from Spyro: A Hero's Tail, this was a crossover galaxy to celebrate Blizzard's Split from Activision and ownership of Spyro. At the end of the galaxy it revealed that remakes of the original spyro trilogy will come soon. July 19th 2020
September 9th 2020
Cherry Blossom A giant planet with blossom trees, Mario navigates on top of the blossom forest and in the background other Cherry Blossom planets can be seen. October 12th 2020
November 21st 2020
Digital Domain A giant computer, the galaxy is done inside and outside the and it's about removing corrupted enemies to fix the computer for a red bob-omb. January 2nd 2021
Febuary 14th 2021
March 20th 2021
Sky Sanctuary This level resembles Sky Sanctuary from Sonic Generations. It is a sonic crossover, Mario and Sonic must race to be the first to the star. April 27th 2021
Blue Eye A more realistic galaxy where Mario travels across moons of a Neptune-like Gas Giant. May 3rd 2021
June 24th 2021
Slow-Mo galaxy This galaxy involves using slow motion switching, and has the Buoy Base music. July 31st 2021
August 14th 2021
Sand Spril Almost the same as the galaxy in the first game, sling star between the start planet and the choice planet is replaced with thin tilting planks. September 5th 2021
October 13th 2021
Land Mine This galaxy is extremely hard, including elements from Sling Pod Galaxy from the first game and every planet or platform stood on explodes after 10 seconds. January 13th 2022
Good Luck This galaxy is special for nintendo as its the last of the galaxies, it is a large meadow on a planet with no enemies only red coin collecting with the red star powerup, it reveals at the end that Mario and Luigi live in Rosalina's old house (assuming she is the girl in her story though). The star at the end is a red star, being just above a telescope (Rosalina's Father's telescope). January 13th 2022

There is also a Grandmaster Galaxy equivalent called Trial Galaxy when all 118 stars from clusters 1-7 are unlocked. It is accessible from the debris portal as well... When the power star is collected. Green stars are unlocked throughout all the galaxies in clusters 1-7 including itself. The green stars in the DLC Expansion Pack are unlocked by getting all the 30 normal stars in the cluster... 2 Green Stars are for each minor galaxy. 4 Green stars are for each major galaxy. Trial Galaxy also has a secret star. Making it a minor galaxy.


2 - Player Mode

2 - Player Mode is a new feature in the game. It adds a second player to the normal game which is Luigi. However Peach and Daisy are unlocked after compeleting Cluster 6 and 3.

Battle Mode

Battle Mode Involves 2-4 players on an arena (A group of planets) collecting Purple Coins. There are 101 coins in the game. It can also be played online. There are 2 game modes:

  • Timed - Collect as many as you can within 3 or 5 minutes depending on whatever you set it at.
  • Free - Collect all of them without a time limit.

The player can lose coins if they run out of health. You lose 10% of your coins.

Playable Characters

  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Peach (Unlocked after completing Cluster 6)
  • Daisy (Unlocked after completing Cluster 3)


  • Good Egg Arena - The group of planets of the 2nd mission in Good Egg Galaxy; It includes the red planet, the green planet and the white planet where the luma used to appear.
  • Hurry Scurry Outpost - Full of shrinking platforms and Coloured Yoshis. It is similar to the galaxy in the first game and Yoshi Star Galaxy.
  • Sweet Sweet Land - A large planet with the cookie cut holes, this galaxy resembles Sweet Sweet Galaxy's 2nd and 3rd mission. It includes the Yoshis.
  • Freeing Star Orery - A bunch of small planets which are either fire themed or ice themed, it is like a mini not-to-scale solar system.

DLC Arena

  • On August 8th 2021, Water Park: Kid's District was released, it resembles Water Park Galaxy and it has miniture slides and a Yoshi egg.

DLC Expansion Pack Arenas

These are arenas included with the DLC Expansion Pack.

  • TBA
  • New Battlerock Arena - This includes elements from New Battlerock Galaxy, half of it is on small planets and half of it is on the giant rock.


Expansion Pack

In September 2020, Nintendo released a DLC Expansion Pack with Galaxies. In total there are 30 power stars and 30 green stars. It unlocked every galaxy from clusters 1-6 (If you haven't already) and the expansion pack was available for £19.99 or $21.99. It was also sold as a USB-Type-C stick which is put into the Switch whilst the Cartridge is in the system, which installs it. It unlocks access to the Mario Starship as it's the hub for the galaxies. The expansion pack also unlocks 2 multiplayer battlegrounds and more extras in the Mario Starship engine room.

1-Star Outer Rim Galaxies

From January 2020 to January 2022 Nintendo released 20 free galaxies which have only 1 star, Making them neither Major nor Minor. The hub for these galaxies is the same as the Trial Galaxy, the Debris Portal which is in the Comet Observatory's Gateway Trail Planet Ruins. It is accessible by a transporter which takes you to a rock with the portal. The Outer Rim galaxy storyline takes place after Trial Galaxy along with the Expansion Pack's storyline.



There are very few reigonal differences in this game. Japan and PAL versions has unused sprites and models like Cat Goombas and Dry Pirrahna Plants which may have been scrapped. However the North American version has no unused models.

Virtual Console

In the Nintendo Lever Virtual Console, the 1-star outer rim galaxies DLC are preinstalled with the rest of the game. The expansion pack is instead £7.99 or $9.99.


In the Nintendo Lever Virtual Console, or when putting the Galaxy 3 Switch cartridge into the Lever, achivements are added to the game, just like many of the other Virtual Console and Switch Games.

Achievement How to Unlock Rank
Dark Matter Factory Complete World 2 Bronze
Daisy-Doo Unlock Daisy after completing the Terrific Tropics mission  with her in it Bronze
Bowser's Gravity Ruins Complete World 4 Bronze
Wart's Supernova Statue Complete World 6 and finish the main game! Silver
Outer-Rim Chaos Complete all the Outer-Rim levels Gold
Expansion Master Get all the Expansion Pack's power stars Gold
Green Star Master Get all Green Stars & Power Stars in the game Platimum
Power Star Enlightenment Get all Power Stars in the game Platimum
Multiplayer Master Play all Multiplayer Courses with all characters at least once (Including the Expansion Pack ones) Silver


IGN gave the game a masterpiece score and Metacritic gave it a 99/100 based on 235 reviews, being in joint first with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.