Top 10 Hardest Super Mario Galaxy Levels

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

I'm glad this star didn't get as much "I beat this with my first try" / "This is super easy" / "Good Egg Galaxy should be higher on this list" comments as other stars that are actually hard, because all the stars on this list are really hard. All the people that say some of the previous stuff are either trolls or are lying. Well, maybe some are not lying, but if you take that nearly or more than 50% of the comments says that stuff, I'm pretty sure some are lying about that.
Anyways, this star deserves to be number 1 obviously, it is so hard to complete the level even when playing the normal level. It's nearly impossible, it's that hard.

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

Well, this is easy because there are cheats. Yoshi, well get used that they added stuff. But the flipswitches and cloud part are easy. The laser part and the blue and red things do backlinks the whole time and there will be no lasers. Then after the green thing on the next section long jump to skip stuff. Then use the pull star. Then drop from it and then pull it again. Then you can skip all the stuff. At the end, kill the last hammer bro then kill the boomerang bros.

This level requires skill. There are many reasons. 1. Daredevil - you have one life to do the whole thing which is not easy 2. Hammer bros - you have to get rid of the blue ones but avoid hammers and discs and them themselves 3. Lazer - a lot of lazer is used in the level on the flipswitch bit and one on the green thingy. I could say much more

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

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.

Most daredevil comets just make you fight a boss with one life. This time, you have to complete an ENTIRE LEVEL without taking damage. This sucks because even if you die right in front of the star, you have to go all the way back to the beggining.

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

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!

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

Took me five tries, about. I got 96 when I accidentally missed one coin, and I had no idea there were coins on top of the smasher. Look out for that guy. Other than that, it isn't hard. Duck and the bombs go right over u

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

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

Is this seriously harder than fiery Gobblegut, boss blitz, fiery Dino piranha, boss blitz speed run, or even center of the universe/Bowsers Galaxy generator? I think not, but one vote won't change it

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

You've got to be kidding me! I two tried this, because I lost control of the nunchuck and fell. Then, I did the same strategy as before, and didn't slip

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

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

Funny fact. It took me about 3-4 times to beat him with 3 lives, but I won on the first try in the daredevil run.

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

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

I beat this in one try. Bouldergeist isn't a very hard boss

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

This is a very easy level. If u had to choose, would u do this, or would u rather do, say, boss blitz speed run. I personally would rather do this, because it is not hard, and something like boss blitz speed run is

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)

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

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

7 Dreadnought's Garbage Dump - Dreadnought Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

Since the robot can't take care of the garbage itself, like it is supposed to, shouldn't it give u as much time as u need, since u are doing the trash for it? The bombs never blow up in time, which is why it is so hard and took me forever. If u throw a bomb with ten seconds left, it won't blow in time

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

This and Luigi's Purple Coin Chaos made me go mentally insane (jokingly speaking).

8 Purple Coins in the Bone Pen - Ghostly Galaxy - 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.

Just go around randomly collecting lots of coins where u see them. I beat it second try, only because I didn't reach the star in time

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!

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

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

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

This shouldn't even be on the list

10 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.

Why is this down here? Does no one else struggle with fiery Dino piranha?

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

The Contenders
11 Roller Coasters Purple Coins - Roller Coaster Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

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

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

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

I wish this level didn’t exist. It deserves to burn

12 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.


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

I’m honestly surprised that people don’t complain about this star. They all think Bouldergeist is difficult. Bouldergeist is the easiest daredevil run in the game. This one is a bitch.

13 The Electric Labyrinth - Bubble Blast Galaxy - 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...

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

I could not even do this because it is so hard

Tricky and very annoying.

14 Snacktime for Gobblegut - Battle Belt Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

Least favorite level in game as a kid, more so than perfect run. Much better now but most people struggle for a few lives at least.

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

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

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!

16 The Chimps Ultimate Skating Challenge - Super Mario Galaxy 2

This only took me a couple of tries

17 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 forgot how hard it is that you have to speak to the mail toad yes actually speak to get a picture which you then have to look at and find out where it is. This could have been the final level alone

This level is so hard, I've game overed 5 times on this level alone. Should be above perfect run tbh

If you think this is hard, you are a super noob.

18 C'mere Topman - Space Storm Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2
19 Burning Upside Dizzy - Upside Dizzy Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2

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!

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

Compared to dreadnought Galaxy, where u have to blow up trash, this is easy. Took me around twenty 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

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

That's okay, practice makes perfect.

I can't comprehend this being hard

I can't DO it that quick.

22 The Fate Of The Universe - Bowser's Galaxy Reactor - Super Mario Galaxy

Fun but very difficult level

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

23 Through the Meteor Storm - Melty Molten Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy

That was just sheer hell trying to get through that level

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

24 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

Purple coins on the puzzle cube

This level is so easy

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This should be considerably lower

25 The Chimps Score Challenge - Honeyhop Galaxy - Super Mario Galaxy 2


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