Hardest Super Mario Galaxy Levels

The Top Ten

1 The Perfect Run - Grandmaster Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

I beat this the day I got it with a friends help. I got this star the day I unlocked grandmaster Galaxy. Freeze koopas, knock them off ledge. P2 can freeze them while P1 kills them, or P2 can freeze and spin over and over until they fall. Duck under boomerangs and rockets. The sentry beam and red and blue thing and octopus part is the real catch. On the pull star part, skip the last half of the electric things. Long jump off platform and catch pull star. Shake to go down and then pull yourself up over the whole thing and lath to the furthest pull star in reach, repeatedly

This Level is so hard because you have to complete an already hard stage with one life! This level was so hard for me that I couldn't even complete the first section and I still haven't beaten it.

I beat this on my first go, I died on the first level in the galaxy too many times, and my brain became conditioned to the level so I could do it. I only beat it again a number of attempts later.

Holy crap this is hard! Now, I actually thought it wasn't super over the top hard like other people did, but I got really good at this game, so I don't know.

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2 Lava Spire Daredevil Run - Melty Molten Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

My god, 7 out of 11 comments posted said that this star was incredibly easy and that they completed this star with one try and questioning themselves why Good Egg Galaxy isn't here if this one is. That is impossible, some of you are trolls or liars. I'm not saying ALL of you are, because some people might actually have completed this with one try, but 64% of the people thinking it's easy is simply impossible, it is a very hard level and no way so many people didn't have a hard time with this.
This level is absolutely insane. I usually get through all the parts except the last one pretty easy (though sometimes I make a mistake) but that last part is insanely hard. I often die here when attempting this. And wherever you stop, you go back to the stupid start of the level. Ugh! So hard! - Bokito

Before I played this level for the first time in YEARS, I watched a bunch of hardest SMB stars. This star made all of the lists, so I was pretty scared for it. I ended up beating it on my first try, but I'm sure that was because of pure, dumb, luck.

With everything up until the spire, be on top guard. Eliminate all does one at a time. With the spire, long jump often, give even a millisecond of attention to enemies and glass and star bits and question cubes never

This is definitely the hardest star in the original mario galaxy, I spent a whole HOUR trying to get this star

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3 Battlestation's Purple Coins - Dreadnought Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

The smasher is the only hard part. How is this harder than the garbage dump on the same level, or other levels actually hard?

I was amazed when I found out how hard it was. I would never see that again.

This should be number 3 behind perfect run and lava spire daredevil run - YOSHIA2121

This is hard

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4 Luigi's Purple Coin Chaos - Mario Squared Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

Why is this all the way up here? Something more like Boss Blitz speed run should be up here. Or the dreadnought garbage dump, or stone cyclone, or something actually hard

There is a sort of pattern to follow that makes it easy. Just jump over the cosmic guys. This isn't very hard

This is the same as the first except for one thing. Cosmic guys.

...what?
I just DON'T UNDERSTAND why luigi's purple coin isn't number 5! LPCC is definitely harder than LPC! You need to collect all 100 coins, avoid clones AND you have to get the coins in time!

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5 Bouldergeist's Daredevil Run - Ghostly Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

I chose this one because It's too hard for me and do it over and over again and I ask my dad to try it but he can try for a few times then I try to do the rest

I don, t know why you guys are rubbish at video games but i, m speaking from my advise that this is the 4th easiest boss in the game on my first time I beat him I actully felt sorry for him that I kicked his ass so hard

This is one of the hardest video game levels EVER. I spent 11 lives to finish it!

I didn't have much trouble with this star. On my first time playing it, I beat it on my 4th to 5th try.

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6 Luigi's Purple Coins - Toy Time Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

How hard can it be? (That was not a question, nor a rhetorical one. I tried it and it is one of the easiest levels in the game)

This is HARD but has plenty of coins with a low time to do it in.

You need to be careful with where you step or you'll find yourself running out of places to stand. Also it's times.

You wouldn't survive acid, rotating platforms and much more!

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7 Purple Coins in the Bone Pen - Super Mario Galaxy

It is hard because you have one minute. There are 149 Purple Coins (Toad lied to us). You do not have to get all of them, but that doesn't make it any easier. With the strict time limit, you have very little (if any) room to mess up. To avoid a Game Over, you should try to make friends with the 1-UP's before going in the level, they also have extra life and 1-UP mushrooms, because it's THAT hard.

To be honest, to me, it isn't THAT hard. In my personal top 10, this one doesn't appear, all you gotta do is making sure you keep moving, no matter where you move to but keep moving and don't pull yourself to some mines or stuck in between those chicken bone looking things. That's what they remind me to. - Bokito

I was worried this would be a challenge, because I have heard from a lot of people that it is. Oops, my bad. It wasn't hard after all!

I HATE THIS LEVEL

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8 Dreadnought's Garbage Dump - Super Mario Galaxy

You have to throw your bombs on the gold spots on the floor. Hard, right? I only figured it out by watching someone else play it.

Now here is an actual challenge, nothing above besides the grandmaster perfect run

I thought it was going to be challenging. I was right. Why isn't this higher?

Oh god don’t get me started. Your stick is a tiny bit off the angle you need and it’s already over, game over. This took me forever to beat.
Not to mention bombs take 10 seconds to blow up and you only have 30!

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9 Purple Coins On the Summit - Freezeflame Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

Am I the only one that thinks this is very out of place? As well as the luigi purple coin levels?

Not hard. It is just a bunch of coins. Not very many obstacles

Let's do a game show. What is harder, fighting a 10x deadlier fiery version of Gobblegut, or collecting 100 measly purple coins? I say fiery Gobblegut! Get outta this spot, purple coins on the summit

This shouldn't even be on the list

10 Ghost Ship Daredevil Run - Deep Dark Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

I don't understand how people can think that Luigi's Purple Coins or the Lava Spire Daredevil run are THAT hard. I personally have a lot more trouble on this level.

The music of this galaxy is cool. The rest is not.

THIS IS MADNESS.

seriously this is extremely difficult not perfect run level but much harder than other stars

The Newcomers

? Battle Belt Galaxy - Mini-Planet Daredevil Run - Smg2

Not the hardest, but not a Gateway's Purple Coins. Just take it slow and you will succeed... eventually.
Watch out for the upsidedown area. Gravity is cool and tricky.

? A Very Spooky Sprint - Super Mario Galaxy

Yep this level reason why I think it so hard is that your hands keep shaking when you see speed boo because you have to race him to the end and it's very difficult but good thing you find the launch star but it brings straight back to beginning and you have to do it all over again and speed boo likes to watch you rage and if you don't want to use the launch star you I have to do it all over again and over and over and over again until you win I want Nintendo to remove that level and keep the boss and please make remakes with mask koopas and bomb boos and on a flash Mario game add those enemies on the first world on one level :)
And this face is for the hard level 😡

The Contenders

11 Throwback Throwdown Speed Run - Boss Blitz Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

I was sweating over this one. Took me many tries. Fiery Dino piranha sure is a feisty one. And I was worried about bouldergeist... I worried about the wrong boss

How is this so low on the list? This is harder than most of the stuff above it, in my opinion this and lava spire should be swapped.

Absolutely awful level...when I did finish I finished with 8 seconds left!

^as well as this

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12 Roller Coasters Purple Coins - Roller Coaster Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

Took me maybe, MAYBE ten tries. The last green star is harder

Do u know how to steer? If so, ten tries is a lot for this level. They put bonus coins in!

If u know how to steer, it is somewhat hard to lose at this

13 The Electric Labyrinth - Super Mario Galaxy

I was totally annoyed of this level because of how many tries and GAME-OVERs it took me to get the PERFECT timing...

Tricky and very annoying.

It wouldn't be. Hard if it weren't for that stupid bubble

I could not even do this because it is so hard

14 Snacktime for Gobblegut

Fire+dragon+lava craters+six bubbles+6 lives= lots of chaos. I beat it, but it is hard! Why in the world does luigis purple coins or purple coins on the summit fall above this? Wait... This isn't even on the list? Does everyone else magically beat a hard boss like this first try? Well, I shouldn't complain. I do with bouldergeist. BOTH runs

I hate fiery bosses. It adds so much chaos and damage where there doesn't have to be, in my opinion. Took me forever to beat. I guess it is part of the game though

15 Purple Coins in the Desert - Dusty Dune Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

Okay, let me say something here. I hate this stupid level. Once I got 97 coins and I realized the other three were on top of the thwomp. So I made my way there with one life and I got so close. Then I just fall in the sand. The tornadoes are terrible. Dusty Dune is my least favorite level in the game. This is a true story. I HATE THIS SO MUCH!

This is the worst level ever!
First, let's talk about the tornadoes. The tornadoes are basically there to annoy you and make you sink instead. Next off, playing the level as Luigi, Luigi is practically the worst character in the game, because his sliding can make stuff go hard. And when I play this level as luigi, 4 game overs. I am still trying to accomplish this level to this day, same as Luigi's Purple Coins - TeamRocket747

16 Rolling Coaster Galaxy - Green Star 1
17 Sling Pod Galaxy

I hate this level. Took me a bunch of tries, around the lane of fire bars

I always miss around the fire bar part, or hit the fire bar and fall

This maybe tricky but you can get a lot of lives from this level!

I suck at the sling pods, so I suck at this level. Good for farming starbits though.

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18 C'mere Topman - Space Storm Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2
19 The Chimps Ultimate Skating Challenge - Super Mario Galaxy 2

This only took me a couple of tries

20 Bouncing Down Cake Lane - Toy Time Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

The boss isn't that hard. What's hard is controlling spring Mario

There are so many platforms and includes a hard boss

21 Dino Piranha Speed Run - Good Egg Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

That's okay, practice makes perfect.

I can't comprehend this being hard

I can't DO it that quick.

Dino piranha is the easiest boss ever. Just run right by his side and spin, and u can beat him in practically beat him in ten seconds. Charge the beast that charges u, but swerve at the last second

22 Burning Upside Dizzy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

This is hard like the garbage dump but instead fire power up and these boxes and only 20 seconds! Why is there a time limit?!

Hey Confederate robot, why don't you stop enslaving me to pick up your trash? 1 box left. Yet still too lazy to pick it up. I hate the robot in this one.

This is the hardest level in the WHOLE ENTIRE GAME. Once my dad did it and he needed ONE MORE fire bounce.

Why is this so low this one should be higher! This is like the trash stars from galaxy 1 but. harder You have 10 seconds less then the ones from galaxy 1 and more to destroy, plus FIRE FLOWER!

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23 Purple Coins On the Puzzle Cube - Gusty Garden Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

I can't do it really quick and I keep on running into the walls

This level is so easy

Purple coins on the puzzle cube

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This should be considerably lower

24 Stone Cyclone Galaxy

I found it really hard to find all silver stars with the enemies moving really fast. The green stars are hard too

As of right now, it isn't that hard, but when I was 8 years old, this was the hardest level in the game, I couldn't ever get past it

25 Luigi on the Roof - Good Egg Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

To get to Luigi you have to triple jump! Or an even harder way is to side/backflip, wall jump off the wall and spin to get to the top of the house! Luckily I found an easier way which is using the orange pipe to get up! But even in there you have to go to the top of the pipe area and then go through another pipe! How is this not number one! The hardest part is when Luigi gives you the star. You have to jump(yes JUMP) to barely nab the star. Luigi's Purple Coins and Lava Spire Daredevil Run I did without dying once first try. I got all 150 of the coins on Luigi's Purple Coins and had 2:00 left. You guys are all dumb and don't understand true difficulty. Come on, guys! GET IT TOGETHER! UNDERSTAND THE TRUE DIFFICULT MASTERPIECE!

IMPOSSIBLE!

26 Rolling Gizmo Galaxy - Galaxy One

All of the ball rolling levels are really only difficult if you try to rush them too much, but this one in particular *makes* you rush it. Loopdeswoop is a lot more difficult in my opinion, but both have a decent amount of difficulty.

So stupid why hasn't this been mentioned yet

Not even hard. - purpleyoshi98

27 Through the Meteor Storm

It's not so hard until the end; however the beginning can be a bit confusing; Nathaniel Bandy said he couldn't figure out what to do when he first went for it

28 The Adventure of the Purple Coins - Clockwork Ruins Galaxy
29 The Fate Of The Universe - Bowser's Galaxy Reactor - Super Mario Galaxy

All the sections throw one thing you have done
previously in the game in your face with a new challange at your hands

30 Fiery Dino Piranha - Super Mario Galaxy
31 Bowser's Galaxy Generator

This one took me a while to beat. The lava monster part especially. I struggle more with the green stars now, especially the second

Took me a while

32 A Stroll Down Rolling Lane

I really don't like this level. Took me forever

33 Star Bunnies In the Snow

This took me forever because it's less than obvious where the bunnies are hiding.

34 Wild Glide Galaxy - Green Star 2

Well hidden and very hard to get to.

35 Scaling the Summit

Constantly being hit by boulders and dealing with moving boxes that can ruin your whole run. Not to mention having to get to the level inn the first place by triple jumping as Ice Mario. This was a nightmare.

36 The Adventure of the Purple Coins - Clockwork Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2
37 Topmaniac's Daredevil Run

J-just how are you supposed to do it?!

38 The Dirty Tricks Of Major Burrows

Gusty Garden Galaxy was almost ruined for me because of this frustrating boss. Just as you're about to groundpound him, he knocks you off your feet!

39 Bowser jr’s Fearsome Fleet - Super Mario Galaxy 2

I keep falling off those stupid platforms and Yoshi is basically a chore in this level. How is it not on the list?

40 Turning Turning Double Time

OH GOOD, THEY'RE MOVING FASTER!

41 Squizzard's Daredevil Run
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