Fiery Dino Piranha

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This article is about the mission. For the boss, see Dino Piranha § Black.
Fiery Dino Piranha
Melty Molten Galaxy
Location Melty Molten Galaxy
Mission # 3
Game Super Mario Galaxy
Boss(es) Black Dino Piranha
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Fiery Dino Piranha is the third mission of the Melty Molten Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy. The mission's objective is to defeat the fiery Dino Piranha.


A wall in the Melty Molten Galaxy
Mario on the starting planet.

The player starts on the starting planet once more and they have to go around the volcano similarly to how they did in the first mission, though there are more sinking platforms and they are smaller. At the end of the sinking platforms path is a segment where Mario has to jump up platforms and avoid lava plumes to reach a Warp Pipe that takes the player to the saucer of the Hardening Lava Planets. On the main planet, the player has to defeat all of the Li'l Cinders to make a Launch Star appear, that sends Mario to a similar planet, though this one is rotating and has many fireballs. The Launch Star on the other end sends Mario to a two-dimensional platforming segment where the player has to collect five Star Chips to form another Launch Star that takes the player to a group of sinking platforms. Using Sling Stars to cross the platforms, the player can reach a Launch Star that takes the player to the planet where Dino Piranha is fought.

The fiery Dino Piranha has the same tactics and is defeated similarly as the original Dino Piranha. However, unlike its standard counterpart, this one is on fire and burns Mario upon contact. As Dino Piranha moves around, it leaves behind a trail of fire. Initially, the player has to spin into Dino Piranha's tail to knock it into the eggshell, shattering it, though the player has to spin into the tail when it is extinguished. After the shell is shattered, Dino Piranha begins chasing after Mario. When it is extinguished, Mario has to spin into Dino Piranha's tail to send it back at its head, damaging it. After damaging Dino Piranha three times, it begins shooting out fireballs. The intervals at which its tail extinguishes and lights up also get shorter after each hit to the tail. Sending the tail back at it once more defeats Dino Piranha and reward the player with a Power Star.


Planets visited[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグマのほしの ディノパックン
Maguma no hoshi no Dino Pakkun
Dino Piranha on the Magma Planet

Chinese 熔岩之星上的恐龙吞食花
Róngyán zhī xīng shàng de kǒnglóng Tūnshíhuā
Dino Piranha on the Lava Planet

French (NOA) Dino Piranha Sur la Planète Magmatique
Dino Piranha on the Magmatic Planet
French (NOE) Dino Piranha sur la planète magmatique
Dino Piranha on the magmatic planet
German Der Dino-Piranha...
The Dino Piranha...
Italian Dino Piranha sul Magma
Dino Piranha on Magma
Korean 마그마별의 디노뻐끔
Mageumabyeorui dinoppeokkeum
Dino Piranha on the Magma Star

Spanish (NOA) La Planta Dinopiraña del Magma
Dino Piranha of magma
Spanish (NOE) Planta Dinopiraña en magma
Dino Piranha in magma