Sling Star

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Sling Star
SMG2 Slingstar.png
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“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

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 nearby platforms, planets, and other areas.

In some situations, there are Sling Stars that throw Mario up to a higher Launch Star, so he can use that to go to another planet; other times, the Sling Stars bounce Mario to other nearby planets instead of farther away ones, where a Launch Star would not be needed. Sometimes a Sling Star simply flings the player into the air revealing rings of Star Bits and then quickly be brought back from the planet.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Stella Lancio Launch Star