Starmen are powerful items in the Mario series. In most games, they grant Mario temporary invincibility. However, they do not protect Mario from falling down a bottomless pit or getting crushed. They are found in 2D and 3D Mario games, including Super Mario Land and Super Mario Galaxy; and in the Super Smash Bros. games. Starmans usually bounce around until they are touched or fall off the edge. In Mario Kart games, Starman is referred to as Star.
The Starman, now known as Stars, makes its most important role in Mario Party. Players can only win the main game by collecting as many stars as possible. They are usually for sale for around twenty coins.