Sling Star

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“I'll transform into a Sling Star. Just jump into me after I...TRANSFORM!”
Luma, Super Mario Galaxy

A Sling Star from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
A Sling Star from Super Mario Galaxy.

A Sling Star is a miniature Launch Star object found in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. Like Launch Stars, they give Mario boosts into the air. However, these do not send Mario flying into space; they simply give him a small fling into the air to reach other platforms, planets, and areas.

In some situations, there will be Sling Stars that will throw Mario up to a higher Launch Star, so he can use that to go to another planet; other times, the Sling Stars will bounce Mario to other nearby planets instead of farther away ones. Sometimes a Sling Star will simply fling the player into the air revealing rings of Star Bits and then quickly be brought back from the planet.

In Good Egg Galaxy, during the mission "A Snack of Cosmic Proportions", the player encounters a planet that looks very much like a Sling Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Stella Lancio Launch Star