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. 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 first seen in the pathway to Tarantox in the Space Junk Galaxy.

Sling Pods are sticky, rubbery, white, wobbly balls of web that Mario, Luigi, and Toads can easily get stuck in.

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 onto the top part and hold the button down, dragging it far to the side of the area. After letting 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 off screen while holding onto the Sling Pod.

They do not appear in the sequel.

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
Spanish (NOE) Larva Elástica Elastic Larva