- Medals don't have to have a string though...but, the website states it as MEtal, so let's leave it ATM. --FREAK ~Game Freak~ OUT!
Ok, so we know they exist... but where does it specifically say that "they unlock new galaxies", as opposed to "unlock harder stars within galaxies"?--TheUltimateKoopa 09:03, 25 April 2010 (EDT)
- Nintendo Power Issue 254, SMG2 Edition, May 2010 and at the official Nintendo of America website. --FREAK ~Game Freak~ OUT!
- By "harder levels with even more challenges", does "harder levels" refer to "galaxies", or "stars in an already visited galaxy"? And respectively, does "even more challenges" mean "even more stars" or "even more challenges in the already visited galaxy"? For example, if it's the latter, the "harder levels" could refer to something like "Fast Foes of Toy Time" in Toy Time Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, and the "even more challenges" could refer, for example, to the turning ? switches from blue to yellow with the "even more challenge" of much faster enemies.
They are Medals
See the large text near the top of the page in the link? If you don't know what one I'm talking about, here it is:
Now, that text, in text form is 彗星メダル.
Using Google Translator, to translate from Japanese to English: http://translate.google.com/#ja%7Cen%7C%E5%BD%97%E6%98%9F%E3%83%A1%E3%83%80%E3%83%AB
Translated literally, it does say medal, as that is what the Japanese text says (「メダル」medaru is the katakana transcription of the word "medal"). However, we can't simply make our own translations of terms and label them official imo. Is there any proof at the moment that Nintendo is not intentionally referring to them as "metals"? Japanese names in Mario games are very rarely translated literally. I personally don't think we should use an unofficial translation of a Japanese name to refer to these if we have an official English term (Comet Metal) available, unless "Comet Medal" (in that exact spelling and language) has officially been used as well.--vellidragon 20:32, 26 April 2010 (EDT)
Agree with Vellidragon. According to an old proposal, the first official english name should be kept in the article, and in this case, despite a potential mistake, the "Comet Metal" name will stay here until more information from (only) english sources, specially from NOA -that will be the first country to release the game- come out and may change this. ¢oincoll€ctor
In each galaxy, there has been hidden one "Comet Medal". If you collect a lot of them, a Prankster Comet will appear and it will become possible to challenge a new scenario.
- Challenge a new SCENARIO??? Prankster comet??? Does that mean that it does not unlock whole galaxies, but just stars? Well if that's true, STOP (whoever it is) posting that "Flip-Swap Galaxy is unlocked by collecting x amount of comet medals".--TheUltimateKoopa 07:26, 5 May 2010 (EDT)
Do we really need a reference pointing out that they are named Comet Medals? There's a perfectly legit quote at the top of the page which clearly states that they are indeed named that, hence why I say that it is unnecessary. RandomYoshi( • • ) 06:42, 22 November 2011 (EST)