Tools

242 Stars Route (VERY Outdated)

Google Doc route put together by Pottoww with a lot of contribution from others as well! (external link)

By PottowwPottoww

Cyberscore Leaderboard

http://www.cyberscore.me.uk/game/627 (external link)

By Cyberscore

Detailed speed, distance, and timing info

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Se76mcQjJtO-A5aCscW1z2SmeheoMkDxnoeNxnxZQNc/ (external link)

By yoshifanyoshifan

Discord Server

https://discord.gg/0dEhnBwKhhgt1nWe (external link)

Green Star Guide

https://www.ign.com/wikis/super-mario-galaxy-2/Walkthrough_--_Green_Stars (external link)

Infinite Flutter Guide

https://youtu.be/6vAGSv3bvZI (external link)

By PottowwPottoww

Luigi Any% Hack (NTSC-U)

Put this on the root of your SD card. Load homebrew and open riivolution. Do what each option tells you to on both pages. Good job, now you can do the thing. Credit to Thomas83Lin for the codes to unlock the character door early. (direct download)

By TheSludgyGamerTheSludgyGamer

NTSC-U Practice Codes

(direct download)

By JeromeJerome

SDA Knowledge Base

https://kb.speeddemosarchive.com/Super_Mario_Galaxy_2 (external link)

By SpeedDemosArchive

SDA Single Star Times

https://kb.speeddemosarchive.com/Super_Mario_Galaxy_2/Star_Times (external link)

By SpeedDemosArchive

SMG2 Split Comparisons

This sheet is supposed to help runners easily make comparisons with top runners. (external link)

By RoxRox, FlygonmanFlygonman

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Community Sum Of Best

Contains CSOB for all main categories in SMG2 (external link)

By ro__moneyro__money, daiden47daiden47, Mr.CloudKirbyMr.CloudKirby

WR Progression for all Main Categories

Mainly done to keep the history and the preservation of runs in the past. Kept through a google sheet. (external link)

By PodzPodz, Ro_Money

Saves

242 Stars & 120 Stars MAX% (Chinese)

With 9999 coins and star bits on both files, as well as a filled Bank Toad. No need to do PIS on 120 file. (direct download)

By keegansimyhkeegansimyh, JeromeJerome

242 Stars with 9999 Banktoad + 120 Stars (Chinese)

Same thing as the other files, but for the Chinese version of the game (SB4W) Note: 120 File needs to have PIS done. (direct download)

By keegansimyhkeegansimyh, JeromeJerome

242 Stars with 9999 Banktoad + 120 Stars (NTSC-J)

Save Files for 242 Stars Speedruns & Green Stars Speedruns on NTSC-J. (direct download)

By iMartz3iMartz3

242 Stars with 9999 Banktoad + 120 Stars with 9999 Coins (PAL)

On this save you will find: File 1: Full 242 clear with Mailtoad set up with giving you 99 lives when you pick this file as the first you play. Toad Bank is full, Coins and Bits are memes. File 2: empty for doing runs File 3: Set up for Green Stars with 9999 Coins collected to skip a Coin Textbox when collecting Coins. Save created with a PAL SMG2 game. (direct download)

By bloodtv_bloodtv_

242 Stars with 9999 Main file + 120 Stars (NTSC-U)

For use with banktoad or "Green Stars" run (with the 120 star file) (direct download)

By JeromeJerome

Splits

(Recommended) Any% Honeybloom Route v2 (Fastest Route)

This route saves about 5 seconds over the other Honeybloom 1 route. This route is only recommended for players who have practiced Honeybloom 1 extensively. (external link)

By jda7jda7

(Recommended) Any% Route (Second Fastest Route)

This is currently the second fastest route. This route does Boo Moon 1. This route is recommended for runners who have not extensively practiced Honeybloom 1. (external link)

By MutantsAbyssMutantsAbyss

2̶4̶2̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶r̶s̶ ̶R̶o̶u̶t̶e̶ (OUTDATED)

Old 242 route. This route is slightly slower as you have to switch worlds to get back to Slimy Spring L without watching the Galaxy Generator cutscene. (external link)

By MutantsAbyssMutantsAbyss

2̶4̶2̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶r̶s̶ ̶R̶o̶u̶t̶e̶ (OUTDATED)

This is currently the fastest route. Made with the help of HowToCantaloupe, PodzDragon, jda7, and iamatruegam3r (external link)

By MutantsAbyssMutantsAbyss

2̶4̶2̶ ̶S̶t̶a̶r̶s̶ ̶R̶o̶u̶t̶e̶ (OUTDATED)

Old 242 route made by HowToCantaloupe. This is the 2nd fastest route currently. (external link)

By MutantsAbyssMutantsAbyss

Any% (Without Bank) Route - Fastest Consistent Route

Fastest Consistent Route for Any% Without Bank. Does Hightail Falls S to consistently get 700 starbits before Honeybloom although it is still difficult to pull off. Skips the comet medals in Flip-Swap, Supermassive, and Gravity Gauntlet. Feeding the Flip-Swap Hungry Luma before Spin-Dig C and then doing cursor movement to Flip-Swap 1 saves ~0.2 seconds. (external link)

By SilverSilver, jda7jda7

Any% Route (Beginner Route)

This route is recommended for beginners who do not do Boo Moon 1 skip. (external link)

By MutantsAbyssMutantsAbyss

A̶n̶y̶%̶ ̶H̶o̶n̶e̶y̶b̶l̶o̶o̶m̶ ̶R̶o̶u̶t̶e̶ ̶v̶1̶

This doesn't do Supermassive 1 (Splits are set to be subsplits, if you want to change the splits a bit, just get rid of the - and curly brackets) (external link)

By jda7jda7, PodzPodz

SMG2 242 Star Route Made by JDA7/Truegam3r (Recommended)

This is the most Up-to-date and fastest route available, made to optimize stars as different characters, and optimizes movement and clean skips. Saves 30 seconds over the other route. :) (external link)

By jda7jda7, Iamatruegam3rIamatruegam3r

Patches

None