A Starman is a power up from the Mushroom Kingdom and used in SMBZ. The item is one of the most popular items seen in the Mario series. It's also known as a Power Star in most 3D Mario Games. The Starman can increase Speed and can defeat any enemy that stands in the Bros. ways. However, the power doesn't last very long, and ends sometimes without a warning.

A Starman

Invincibility Star Game AppearancesEdit

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan.)

Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario USA in Japan.)

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

New Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Galaxy (They appeared as Power Stars, but an item called a Rainbow Star is quite similar to a Starman, and acts the same way as an Invincibility Star would.)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (They could light up dark rooms, unlike other games.)

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Mario Kart SeriesEdit

In the Mario Kart Series, Invincibility Stars were used to speed up, and ram anyone out of the way to gain leadership of the race. Stars only appeared in Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, and Mario Kart Wii.

Super Smash Bros. SeriesEdit

In the Fighting Games, Starmans can appear at random if chosen to appear. It makes the fighter invincible for a while, so that no damage can be done. Starmans appeared in all of the Smash Bros. Games.

Mario Baseball SeriesEdit

In certain courses for both of the Mario Baseball Series, Starmans would be collected, making the person invincible, unless disturbed by something like a Chain Chomp or an Earthquake.

Games that are not listed mean that there are no Starman items or appearances in them (Except for the Super Mario Galaxy games with Rainbow Stars).

SMBZ AppearancesEdit

The Starman only appeared in Episode 1 which was used by Mario. Luigi threw the Starman at Mario to stop him from being burned to a crisp by Wario's combo fireball fart attack. As the crowd looked, on it appeared Mario had lost, only to see the Star Man had saved him, much to the crouds wonderment. At this, Wario became infuriated that Mario had cheated, and thus attacked him, but a bob-omb stopped him and blew him out of the arena.


  • The name "Starman" is shared through three references:
    • A boss from Megaman 5.
    • An enemy from Kirby's Adventure.
    • An enemy from Earthbound.