Super Mario Galaxy: How To Break Item Crystals

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars was announced September 3rd.

It's a compilation of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.


You'll be able to play it on the Nintendo Switch.

Find out how to break Item Crystals in Super Mario Galaxy below!

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Item Crystal

Item Crystals are an item in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.


The crystal has three layers that have items inside.

Item Crystals can be found in many places in Super Mario GaIaxy, most are found on the first few stages, and near bosses.

During the introduction cinematic a ship can be seen shooting crystals.

This could be from Bowser's fleet.


Anything that hits an Item Crystal can be trapped inside of it.

How To Break Item Crystals

Item Crystals are actually very weak.

You can shatter them by using Mario's spin move.


Some of the things that can be found in an Item Crystal are:

  • 1up Mushrooms
  • Launch Star
  • Life Shroom

Spinning on the Item Crystal is the only way to break it, no other move will break it.