Daredevil Mode is the name of difficulty hacks for Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 that force you to beat the game under Daredevil conditions. They can be played legally on any homebrew-enabled Wii or Wii U console. No backup images or hardware modifications are required.

Lumalee Shops, checkpoints and in-game guides have been removed to add to the challenge! Every existing Daredevil Comet has been replaced with a Speedy Comet with tight timers. Unlike Daredevil Comets, however, coins still appear throughout levels since you need them to pay Hungry Lumas in SMG2. Coins cannot be used to restore health. Furthermore, Life-Up Mushrooms have been replaced with 1-Up Mushrooms to decrease frustration caused by game overs.

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Downloads & Setup

Download Daredevil Mode for Super Mario Galaxy
Download Daredevil Mode for Super Mario Galaxy 2

In order to play this mod on real hardware, you need a Wii or Wii U console, a Super Mario Galaxy or Super Mario Galaxy 2 game disk, the Homebrew Channel with Riivolution v1.06 installed on your console and an SD card.

  1. Unpack the ZIP file contents to the root of your SD card.
  2. Insert the SD card and the game disk into your console.
  3. Boot up the system and launch the Riivolution channel.
  4. Set the option to With SD save or With Wii save and hit Launch.
  5. Have fun and don't get angry!