Sling Pod

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Mario about to be launched by a Sling Pod
Mario on a Sling Pod
“Help! I'm stuck! Aim your Baseline sprite of the Star Cursor in Super Mario Galaxy. Star Cursor at me, and press A Button to pull me out!”
Mailtoad, Super Mario Galaxy

A Sling Pod is an alternative to a Launch Star that gets Mario around in some areas of Super Mario Galaxy. Sling Pods are sticky, rubbery, white wobbly balls of web that can easily entrap Mario, Luigi, and Toads. Sling Pods are first seen in the pathway to Tarantox in the Space Junk Galaxy, and their most prominent appearance is in the Sling Pod Galaxy.

To use a Sling Pod, Mario must jump into or be nearby the sticky orb on the top and get stuck in it. Then with the Star Cursor, the player must grab on to the top part and hold the button down, dragging it far to the side of the area. After the player lets it go, the Sling Pod sends Mario flying out of it in the direction it was aimed. A noise begins sounding if the player ends up pointing offscreen while holding on to the Sling Pod.

Sling Pods do not appear in the sequel.

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Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl SpaceCocoon Space Cocoon
Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl 宇宙まゆ (Uchū Mayu) Space Cocoon

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ひっぱりマユ
Hippari Mayu
Stretching Cocoon
Chinese 拉力茧
Lālì Jiǎn
Elastic Cocoon
German Klebe-Kokon Sticky-Cocoon
Italian Larva Elastica Elastic Larva
Korean 당기는고치
Danggineun Gochi
Pulling Cocoon
Spanish (NOE) Larva Elástica Elastic Larva

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