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Super Mario Star Road is a ROM Hack made by Skelux. It was released around Christmas 2011, and contains 130 Stars. This ROM hack is considered to be one of the most famous. It contains levels with similar design to the original Super Mario 64, and is overall very solid and fun.

This hack tries to be a sequel or another version of the original Super Mario 64, in terms of level design, difficulty, and plot. Not only are all of the levels redone using custom graphics (some of which directly come from other Nintendo 64 games), but custom music and custom enemies have been added as well. The level entrances range from simple pipes or paintings to more unconventional entrances, such as a vase or an easel. In addition, the boss fights have been changed; Bowser himself is only fought once in the game, at the end of the final Bowser level. In the first two Bowser levels, Mario must defeat a mini-boss in order to obtain the key to the next area.


The plot of the game is told by Yoshi, who informs Mario that Bowser has found the secret to get to the Star Road, the kingdom of the Star Spirits. Using the power of the Power Stars, he is able to transport his troops all over the Mushroom Kingdom to wreak havoc. In order to reach the Star Road, Mario must collect enough Power Stars to break the seal. Once Mario reaches the Star Road, he finds Bowser in his sky base. Mario then defeats Bowser, and is transported to the first overworld, where he is rewarded with another Star and a thank you from Princess Peach.

Upon collecting 121 Stars (including the one available after beating the final Bowser and the one at the peak of Hidden Palace Finale), one Star Replica will appear in each of the secret levels in the game, making a total of 130 obtainable Stars.


# Name Replaced Coins Stars Required Stars Image
1 Bob-omb Islands Bob-omb Battlefield 147[1] 7 0
2 Sky Land Resort Whomp's Fortress 156[2]
3 Piranha Plant Pond Jolly Roger Bay 151[3]
4 Chuckya Harbor Cool Cool Mountain 203[4] 8
5 Gloomy Garden Big Boo's Haunt 154
6 Colorful Coral Caverns Hazy Maze Cave 137[6] 20
7 Koopa Canyon Lethal Lava Land 152 30
8 Large Leaf Forest Shifting Sand Land 132[2] 20
9 Mad Musical Mess Dire, Dire Docks 154 30
10 Melting Snow Peaks Snowman's Land 184[2] 20
11 Colossal Candy Clutter Wet-Dry World 211 40
12 Cloudrail Station Tall, Tall Mountain 205[2]
13 Fatal Flame Falls Tiny-Huge Island 152[7]
14 Bob-omb Battle Factory Tick Tock Clock 165 65
15 Starlight Runway Rainbow Ride 169[8]
  1. Star 4, 5 or 6 needs to be selected.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Any star other than the first one needs to be selected.
  3. Star 1 needs to be selected.
  4. Star 1 or 4 needs to be selected.
  5. Maximum amount that can be saved. Star 5 needs to be selected.
  6. Any star other than the second one needs to be selected.
  7. Any star other than the first or sixth one needs to be selected.
  8. Star 2 needs to be selected.

Secret Levels

Each of the secret stages contain one Star Replica. Star Replicas appear once the star in Hidden Palace Finale has been collected.

Name Replaced Stars Required Stars Image
Mushroom Mountain Town The Princess's Secret Slide 3 0
Creepy Cap Cave Cavern of the Metal Cap 2 8
Puzzle of the Vanish Cap Vanish Cap Under the Moat
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Sandy Slide Secret The Secret Aquarium 3 20
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Windy Wing Cap Well Tower of the Wing Cap 2 40
Hidden Palace Finale Wing Mario Over the Rainbow 120

Castle Areas




Required Stars


Star Leap Tower Grounds Castle Grounds 2 0
Star Leap Tower Interior Castle Courtyard 0 20
Flowpipe Sewers 1
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Star Leap Tower First Floor 0 40
Star Road Castle Interior 1 65
Star Leap Tower Grounds (Night) End Cake Picture 80

Bowser Levels

Each of the Bowser stages contain one Star Replica. Star Replicas appear once the star in Hidden Palace Finale has been collected.




Required Stars


Bowser's Slippery Swamp Bowser in the Dark World Pernicious Piranha Plants 20
Bowser's Retro Remix Castle Bowser in the Fire Sea Blueberry Bully 40
Bowser's Rainbow Rumble Bowser in the Sky Bowser 80

Other Levels

Name Replaced Stars Image

0 Life Area

Metal Cap

(It's way lower)




Used in Song Title Source
File Select Space Junk Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy
Star Select Where Am I Going? Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Bob-omb Islands Green Garden Bomberman 64
Boss Battles Vs. Boss Super Mario Sunshine
Sky Land Resort Let's Do the Fooka-Fooka! Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Piranha Plant Pond Beware the Forest's Mushrooms
Mushroom Mountain Town Outset Island The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Race with Koopa the Quick Luigi Circuit Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Chuckya Harbor In a Snow-Bound Land Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Gloomy Garden Waltz of the Boos Super Mario Galaxy
Creepy Cap Cave Koopaseum Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Puzzle of the Vanish Cap The Engine Room Space Station Silicon Valley
Bowser's Slippery Swamp Bayou Boogie Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Slippery Swamp Boss Vs. Parasite Queen Metroid Prime
Castle Interior Rosalina in the Observatory Super Mario Galaxy
Sandy Slide Secret Desert Hills Mario Kart DS
Colorful Coral Caverns Frozen Fantasy Kirby: Canvas Curse
Koopa Canyon Dry Dry Desert Trek Paper Mario
Large Leaf Forest Overworld Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Mad Musical Mess Harmony Rayman
Melting Snow Peaks Ice Mountain Zone Act 1 Sonic Advance
Retro Remix Castle Castle & Fortress Super Mario World
Retro Remix Castle Boss Boss Battle Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Colossal Candy Clutter Toy Land Chameleon Twist 2
Cloudrail Station Honeybloom Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy 2
Fatal Flame Falls Magma Mountain Mario Party
Windy Wing Cap Well Windy Hill ...for Windy Valley Sonic Adventure
Star Road Gateway Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy
Bob-Omb Battle Factory Battlerock Galaxy
Starlight Runway Buoy Base Galaxy
Bowser's Rainbow Rumble X-Naut Fortress Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Final Battle Dark Castle Kirby's Dream Land 2
Castle Grounds (Night) The Star Festival Super Mario Galaxy
Hidden Palace Finale The Overthere Stair Super Paper Mario
Castle Grounds (130 Stars) Starship Mario 1 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Wing Cap/Koopa Shell Let's Go Lightly Mario Party
Metal Cap Metal Mario Fight Super Smash Bros.
Vanish Cap Bunny Chasing Super Mario Galaxy
Game Over Sadness and Happiness Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door


  • The standard Game Over screen has been replaced with an actual level (called 0 Life Area), which is under the Creepy Cap Cave stage.
  • In some of the later versions of Star Road, if the player holds the L button when selecting a file, they will toggle "Hard Mode". In this mode, Mario will die in one hit from anything. Swimming underwater isn't affected by this.
  • Below the Blueberry Bully's arena in Retro Remix Castle, there are three entrances to a mysterious pit. Using a hidden shell on the spiral island on the right side of the spawn, Mario can ride the shell down one of the entrances. Once down the entrance, Mario will see a pit that keeps getting smaller. Using some tricky maneuvers, Mario can ride down the pit, which will result in death. However, if Mario goes down the pit with 0 lives left, the counter will go down to M1 lives (-1), resulting in negative lives. This happens because Mario's lives are stored as a signed byte, and this particular cause of death does not cause the game to check for Game Over.
  • In Bob-omb Battle Factory, there is a locked door with a sign next to it that tells the player that the door it leads to is found in Gloomy Garden. This is intended to help the player find the pipe leading to the Vanish Cap stage, which is in Gloomy Garden. However, there is no door to be found either in Gloomy Garden or in Puzzle of the Vanish Cap.
  • Dragon Coins, which can be found in almost all levels, were intended to be collected to spawn a star: in the game's code, they have a red coin behavior, but it is broken in-game and only gives Mario two coins.
  • There is a DS remake currently being developed, Super Mario Star World. Its release date is still unknown, but it will include large amounts of new content on top of the original Star Road, such as a second story arc, new levels and missions, refined controls, as well as one new character.
  • In Sky Land Resort, the new Whomp King recognizes Mario because he knows he has defeated the old Whomp King in Super Mario 64.
  • In Piranha Plant Pond, Hoot says "I moved to this pond after I got sick of all the groaning those Thwomps and Whomps were making", which is a reference to one of the spots you could find him in Super Mario 64, Whomp's Fortress.
  • In Flowpipe Sewers, by climbing onto and following the pipe near the entrance to Colorful Coral Caverns, Mario can find a hole in the wall leading to a secret room, which is fully black except for a beam of light that illuminates a Toad. This Toad's dialog is "I AM ERROR.", which is a reference to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
  • In Colossal Candy Clutter, the penguin Mario races is Tuxie, the baby penguin Mario saved in Super Mario 64.