Super Mario Galaxy 2, by the numbers

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This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii. To celebrate the milestone, we have a numerical analysis of SMG2. Be sure to check out our Super Mario Galaxy 2 10th anniversary review as well!

Super Mario Galaxy 2 title screen


How many Power Stars are in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

There are 120 Power Stars in the main part of the game, afterwards there are 120 Green Stars, and 2 more Power Stars in Grandmaster Galaxy, making it a grand total of 242 Power Stars.

How many stars are needed to beat Bowser in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

You will need a minimum of 70 Power Stars to reach Bowser's Galaxy Generator.

How long will it take to beat Super Mario Galaxy 2?

According to howlongtobeat.com, it will take around 13 hours to beat the main story - that is to reach Bowser and rescue Princess Peach.

How many star bits does it cost to unlock The Perfect Run in Grandmaster Galaxy?

After collecting the Comet Medal in The Ultimate Test, you need to deposit 9999 Star Bits to the Bank Toad on Starship Mario to unlock The Perfect Run.

How many worlds are in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

Super Mario Galaxy 2 World Map - at World S

There are 7 worlds. Worlds 1-6, and also World S, the Special World. Each world contains galaxies that you can travel to. Actually, this doesn't make a whole lot of sense, since a "galaxy" is presumably bigger than a "world". What is called a "world" in Super Mario Galaxy 2 should really be called a "cluster".

How many galaxies (levels/courses) are in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

There are a total of 49 galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy 2. In contrast, Super Mario Galaxy had 42 galaxies.

How many Comet Medals are in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

There are 49 Comet Medals, one for each galaxy in the game. Comet Medals unlock the Prankster Comet missions for each galaxy.

How many levels does Yoshi appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2?

Everyone's favourite dinosaur Yoshi appears in 12 different galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy 2. (Source: MarioWiki)

When was Super Mario Galaxy 2 released?

May 23, 2010 in North America, May 27, 2010 in Japan, June 11, 2010 in Europe. (Source: MarioWiki)

How many copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2 were sold?

7.41 million copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2 were sold (Source: Wikipedia), making it the 13th highest selling Wii game. More copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2 were sold than every single Wii U game except for Mario Kart 8.


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