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

Sling Stars are miniature Launch Star objects found in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. Like Launch Stars, Sling Stars give Mario (or Luigi) 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, other nearby 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 ones farther away, 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 the player is quickly brought back from the planet.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/SpinDriver.arc SpinDriver Spin Driver
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
スピンドライバ (Supin Doraiba) Spin Driver

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターリング
Sutā Ringu
Star Ring
French Anneau étoile[1] Star Ring
Italian Stella Lancio Launch Star