- This article is about the term from Mario Party that means "the biggest star". For information about the invincibility power-up, see Star.
- “Does it only take strength to be a Super Star? In order to be a Super Star it takes... courage... and wisdom, and... kindness.”
- —Toad, Mario Party
A Super Star is, by definition, "the biggest star". However, after a dispute between Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Wario, and Donkey Kong during the course of Mario Party, Toad created a specific definition for the term and outlined a method by which the title of Super Star could accurately be granted. Although his method set out to determine a single Super Star, in the end the title was jointly earned by all six of the disputers. The six currently hold the title.
Toad's Definition and Method
Presented with a great argument between Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Wario, and Donkey Kong regarding which of them was the Super Star, Toad took a logical approach to the term. The results of his thinking created the current definition of the term as well as the method by which one could become a Super Star.
According to Toad’s definition, the four qualities required of a Super Star are strength, courage, wisdom, and kindness. Toad then concluded that the only way the group could measure these qualities and their effectiveness in making one a Super Star by challenging each other to acts of goodwill. The results of these battles to help others could be used to accurately reveal who was the Super Star.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
A "Super Star" first appeared as a power-up in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. It turns Yoshi into a giant Yoshi Egg, and Baby Mario into Superstar Mario, a form which resembles Cape Mario in Super Mario World.
Yoshi's Island DS
The Super Star reappears in Yoshi's Island DS, having the same effects as in the previous game.
Mario Party series
While the term has generally been accepted as meaning "the biggest star," no one had ever definitively declared the Super Star due to the vast number of stars in the Mushroom World. When Mario gathered five of his closest friends together for a party during the events of Mario Party, the issue arose as to what "the biggest star" actually meant. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Wario, and Donkey Kong each considered themselves to be Super Stars, but the term implied that there could only be one.
After the argument escalated with no progress, Toad began to look at the concept logically in order to calm his friends, creating his definition and method detailed above. Upon hearing this, the six friends headed to Mushroom Village through the village's central Warp Pipe. The fruits of their labors assisted seven different lands and yielded them one hundred Stars in total. After battling Bowser and his minions upon the broken Eternal Star, Mario and his friends jointly earned the title, and still hold it to this day.