Jumbo Star

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Jumbo Star

Mario near the Jumbo Star in Super Mario 64 (top) and Super Mario 64 DS (bottom)
General information
Found at Bowser in the Sky
Franchise(s) Mario
Series Super Mario
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 64 DS (2004)
Not to be confused with Grand Star.

The Jumbo Star[1] is a Power Star-like object that appears in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. In the Nintendo 64 version, it looks like a Power Star that is bigger than usual. In the Nintendo DS version, it beams with light, emitting sparkles and a rainbow ring.

The Jumbo Star can be obtained by defeating Bowser in the final Bowser level, Bowser in the Sky. After being defeated, Bowser vanishes, revealing the Star. Touching it ends gameplay, showing a cutscene in which Mario transforms into Wing Mario and automatically flies away via a Triple Jump. After returning to the Mushroom Castle, Mario then uses the Jumbo Star to release Princess Peach from the stained glass window she was trapped in above the entrance to the castle.

Unlike other Power Stars, the Giant Star will not increase Mario's Star total once collected; this is probably because the game isn't saved when this star is collected. This means that 121 Power Stars appear in Super Mario 64 (151 in the Nintendo DS remake). This means that the player does not have to defeat Bowser to complete the game with the maximum number of stars.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Italian Grande Stella Big Star
Spanish Estrella Final[2][3] Final Star


  1. ^ (November 28, 1999). Bowser #3 - (Sky). Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Si logramos que choque contra 3 de ellas le derrotaremos, consiguiendo así la Estrella Final que libera a la Princesa Toadstool, pero si le tiramos fuera sin que choque, no haremos nada, ya que volverá de un salto." - Official Super Mario 64 website (Guías Nintendo)
  3. ^ "Si logras que choque contra una le derrotarás, consiguiendo así la Estrella Final que libera a la Princesa Toadstool, pero si le tiras fuera volverá de un salto, con lo que no lograrás nada." - Official Super Mario 64 DS website (Guías Nintendo)