Rainbow Road (SNES version as shown) is a good example of a space-themed area.

Stages, levels, and locations with a space theme are areas that take place in outer space. It is one of the most reoccurring themes in the series.

Other Traits and Features

One of the main features of space-themed stages it that, being taken place in space, there is no oxygen or gravity. However, in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario is able to breathe in space without a helmet while in Super Paper Mario, he needs one. It has been stated that the Crystal Stars were protecting Mario in TTYD. Another trait about space themed stages is that they are often large areas that seem to have no end. Space serves as the main setting for Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. It is also the main setting for Chapter 4 of Super Paper Mario.

As for enemies, they're tends to be different variety of ones including those that resemble aliens. The X-Nauts from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door are aliens themselves and even live on the moon itself. One of the most common hazards of space-themed stages are black holes that are definitely a threat in the Super Mario Galaxy series where landing in one results in instant-death.


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