Week of Mario Mods Day 2: Super Mario Galaxy Showcase

The talent and enthusiasm behind the Mario modding community is unlike any other. Countless Mario titles have been deeply modified and experimented with, and this week Mario Party Legacy will be highlighting five different Mario games and series that feature a dedicated and fascinating hacking and modding community.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released back in May of 2010, and since then a hacking community has sprung up for the game and its predecessor. In this short time, programs like Whitehole have been released, allowing fans to add and remove objects and edit galaxies. Others have been able to import their own custom music and entire level models, showing just how much potential Super Mario Galaxy hacking has to offer.

But it’s much easier said than done. Super Mario Galaxy is obviously much more complex than other games with strong modding communities like Super Mario 64 and the New Super Mario Bros series. There is still so much to learn and so much to discover, and it will take time before we see full scale hacks and fully functioning levels. The game won’t document itself.


With the said, the community is still chugging away, and we even have a few projects to showcase. These projects are still miles away from being released, but they should be able to give you a taste of what the dedicated fans of the community are working on. Better, these projects can inspire you to take a look into the Super Mario Galaxy hacking community and contribute in whatever way you can!


Super Mario Galaxy: Plumber’s Way

Creator: Mixlas

A hack that plans to have custom galaxies and planets, as well as custom music. More info here!

Super Mario Galaxy 2.5

Creator: Super Mario Galaxy 2.5 Team


If you remember back in our last Week of Mario Mods, we showcased the ambitious Super Mario Galaxy 2.5, a full scale hack that was planned to be as big as the other Galaxy games. Since then, the hack has scaled back a bit and is focusing on releasing a single world consisting of seven brand new galaxies. More info here!

Neo Mario Galaxy

Creator: Neo Mario Galaxy Team

Another hack for Super Mario Galaxy 2. The team is keeping quiet on what’s in store for the game, but they have released images of the first galaxy! More info here!


Super Mario 3D Land – World 5-2 Remake

Creator: Mustafa


A fun remake of World 5-2 from Super Mario 3D Land. More info here!


Secret Course Galaxy

Creator: X dude Awesome

A level similar to the secret courses found in Super Mario Sunshine. Even some of the models are taken straight from the GameCube title! More info here!

Super Mario Bros. 1-2 Remake

Creator: Martboo48


This hack takes World 1-2 from the original Super Mario Bros. and gives it a Galaxy twist. More info here!

Again, if you have any interest in the Super Mario Galaxy modding community, please check out Kuribo64 for more!

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Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
February 10, 2015 1:40 PM

Mmm, interesting.

February 10, 2015 1:41 PM

This seems really cool. And of course, this is coming from a major SMG fan! 😛

February 10, 2015 1:41 PM

I heard of this but never saw it until now

February 10, 2015 1:45 PM

So whitehole is like Mario Maker but with Super Mario Galaxy? AWESOME!

February 11, 2015 2:07 AM

Except it is nowhere near as easy to use. This isn’t Nintendo’s development tool, nor is it an easy tool like Mario Maker. Both of those would be easier to use.

February 11, 2015 8:26 AM
Reply to  Hiccup

Iv’e seen some videos. I could probably get the hang of it.

Mercenary AD
Mercenary AD
February 10, 2015 1:47 PM

On one of them, I thought I saw Super Ness Galaxy 😛

February 10, 2015 4:51 PM
Reply to  Mercenary AD

Super Mother Galaxy 😛

February 10, 2015 2:21 PM

Nice mods! I hope a hacker eventually remakes Super Mario Bros or another game using theses mods! 🙂

February 10, 2015 3:02 PM

Someday I’ll get them. I don’t know how, but eventually…

February 10, 2015 6:01 PM

I thought Super Mario Galaxy 2.5 Died?

February 11, 2015 2:06 AM
Reply to  CRode

It did.

February 10, 2015 6:12 PM

Who’s gonna guess that Newer Super Mario Bros Wii will be tomorrow… xD

February 10, 2015 8:38 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

What about Mario Kart Custom Tracks – MK7/MK8 edition? 😛
(Although they’re on the works right now and we still don’t know when they’re going to be released.)

February 11, 2015 4:08 AM
Reply to  Zympherior

Yeah… I’m gonna guess that the games have to be finished to be posted.

February 10, 2015 7:05 PM

I want whitehole. If I get it, I plan on making something called “NEW Super Mario Galaxy.”
Basically its SMG with an extra twist on the levels 😛

February 11, 2015 8:33 AM

LOVE this!!!!

February 12, 2015 6:31 AM

I’ve heard a lot of Super Mario Galaxy 2.5, from what I saw it looks fantastic, so as the remade level 1-2.

March 4, 2015 12:52 PM

The Super Mario Galaxy 1/2 hacking community is currently small but it is growing somewhat. The Super Mario 64 DS hacking scene is growing and there is also the Super Mario Sunshine hacking scene which is still young but growing well.

March 5, 2015 5:37 AM

We said Neo Mario Galaxy will be like Super Mario Galaxy 1:
– Bigger galaxies: Planets and obstacles are everywhere.

– No more green stars!
– Ice Flower and Red Star available.
– A new HUB!

~SunakazeKun from the Neo Mario Galaxy Team