World S

Successfully complete World 6 to unlock World S.

Play as Luigi

Collect ‘The Flotacious Blimp Fruit’ star in the Tall Trunk Galaxy to be able to talk to Luigi at the beginning of certain levels and control him.

Defeat Bowser at Bowser’s Galaxy Generator. Then, check the Mail Toad, and there will be a message from him. Enter the ‘L’ on the spaceship to switch to Luigi, and play as him on any level.

Grandmaster Galaxy

Collect all 120 gold stars and 120 green stars to unlock the Grandmaster Galaxy in World S. This is a 2D level with a Comet Medal and one star to collect.

Bank rewards

Deposit the indicated amount of Star Bits with Bank Toad to unlock the corresponding bonus:

Glasses: 1,000 Star Bits
Spear and shield: 2,000 Star Bits
Pickaxe: 4,000 Star Bits
Diver Toad: 6,000 Star Bits
Explorer Toad: 8,000 Star Bits
The Perfect Run (Grandmaster Galaxy Daredevil Run): 9,999 Star Bits

Time trial developer ghosts

Successfully complete a level with Luigi to unlock a ghost of the developers completing that level, which you can try to beat.

All Luigi ghosts

Collect 9,999 coins to unlock all the Luigi ghosts without having to complete each level with Luigi.

Green stars

Successfully complete the game with 120 gold stars to be able to collect 120 green stars.

Easy lives

Use the following trick to get 99 lives with two players. In World 4, enter the Supermassive Galaxy. You will eventually reach three turtles walking around in a circle. Take the Spin Drill and kill all but one of the turtles. Have the player two hold the last remaining turtle. Have player one run and jump on the turtle’s back from behind it. Stay on the turtle. You do not have to do anything (such as pressing A as soon as you get on its back); Mario will jump anyway. Use the Wiimote to stay on its back so you do not jump off. You will get 99 lives from this, but they will not be saved after you turn off the game. This trick must be repeated to get the lives back.

Watermelons instead of coconuts

Collect 9,999 Star Bits for watermelons to appear instead of coconuts.

Saved game profile icons

Collect 120 stars to mark that saved game profile with a silver crown.
Collect 240 stars to mark that saved game profile with a gold crown.
Collect 242 stars and become the ‘Master of Galaxies’ to mark that saved game profile with a platinum and jewel crown.

Death counter

Collect the final star (The Perfect Run) in the Grandmaster Galaxy to have your death count appear on your saved game file.

Co-op mode sound effects

Press Up, Down, Left, or Right on controller two to make sound effects on player one’s Wii-mote. Press Minus, Plus, 1, and 2 on controller one to make sound effects on player two’s Wii-mote.

Super Ground Pound

Jump, shake the Wii-mote to spin, then quickly press Z to perform the Super Ground Pound.

Longer jumps

Get a running start, then do a triple jump. As soon as you land, do a long jump to get twice as far. Note: This is easier to do if there are no gaps to avoid.

Flipping high dive

Go to a location that is high above deep water (for example, the Starshine Beach Galaxy). Run up the small sandy incline at the beginning. Look for a wooden plank hanging off a side. Have Mario move to the edge, and he will look down at the water. Turn around while standing there, then hold Nunchuk Z and press Jump to perform a flipping back flip dive.

Defeating the Boomerang Bros.

Press Z to crouch to avoid their boomerangs. Walk over to the Boomerang Bros. while crouched, then spin to kill them.

Luigi gives out Star Bits

If you see Luigi at the beginning of a galaxy, have player two point him and press A. Then, have player two spin to make Luigi give out Star Bits.

Skating backwards

While on ice, press Z to skate backwards.

Yoshi Infinite Flutters

Jump holding A and before you finish Fluttering (while still holding A) press Z, then quickly release A, then Press A again. Rinse and repeat.

Dying during the credits

During the credits, collect a Bee Mushroom, and wait for the Shiverburn area to start. When the page flips, fly toward the screen before you appear. If done correctly, you should die by falling. The screen will turn black while the sound effects from the credits play. At the end, it will read ‘THE END’ with ‘TOO BAD’ in the background.

Super Mario Sunshine reference

The Twisty Trials Galaxy resembles the secret level of Ricco Harbor in Super Mario Sunshine.