Faster Than a Speeding Penguin

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Faster Than a Speeding Penguin
Mario racing some penguins
Location Sea Slide Galaxy
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario Galaxy
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Faster Than a Speeding Penguin is the second mission of the Sea Slide Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy. The mission's objective is to race penguins. The name of this mission comes from a portion of Superman's phrase, "faster than a speeding bullet".


Four penguins are lined up and ready to start racing when the player lands in galaxy. Talking to the red penguin will have him ask if the player wants to join, and accepting the offer will start the race. The player will be unable to catch up to any of the penguins at first, so the player should grab a Red Shell or spin repeatedly to help them swim and stay in the race. The race will take the player through same course and obstacles Guppy took them through in the previous mission, except it is longer and there are additional rings placed throughout the course that will give the player a boost of speed when swam through. After going through one lap around the course and passing through the starting line in first place will have the red penguin reward the player with a Power Star, but losing in second place or lower or two minutes passing will have the player lose a life and start the race over (or getting a game over if no lives are left).


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 激走げきそう! ペンギンレース
Gekisō! Pengin Rēsu
Sprint! Penguin Race
Chinese 飞快!企鹅竞速
Fēi kuài! Qǐé jìngsù
Super Fast! Penguin Race
French (NOA) Course Folle avec les Pingouins Crazy Race with Penguins
French (NOE) Course folle avec des pingouins Crazy race with penguins
German Superschnell! PingPing-Rennen Super Fast! Penguin Race
Italian Più Veloce di un Pinguotto! Faster than a Penguin!
Korean 질주! 펭귄 레이스
Jilju! Penggwin reiseu
Sprint! Penguin Race
Spanish (NOA) La Carrera de los Pingüinos The Race of the Penguins
Spanish (NOE) Corre que te pilla el toro Run before the bull catches you


  • The red penguin is unique to this mission; while a red penguin appears in other missions of the Sea Slide Galaxy, the one in those missions lacks the yellow crests that the one in this mission has.