Super Mario Galaxy begins with an atypically dramatic prologue, fireballs raining down from Bowser's flying cartoon clipper ships at night. Toad's are frantically trying to avoid being burned alive. It's heavy stuff. Gamers soon move on to the real meat, introduced to the Lumas, a race of cutesy star people, and their "mama", Rosalina. She's the attractive Peach replacement who will provide Mario with updates and motivation when he returns to the game's galactic hub.