The Chimp is a non-playable character appearing only in Super Mario Galaxy 2. He is a blue monkey that wears sunglasses and somewhat resembles an Ukiki, with yellow hair on his head in a style similar to Iggy's. The Chimp is competitive by nature and challenges Mario to beat his records in various games across different galaxies.
Mario first meets The Chimp in Fluffy Bluff Galaxy, just after finding the Captain of the Toad Brigade, when he shows interest in a climbing race against the plumber after watching him use the Cloud Flower. The Chimp later challenges Mario to a contest where he has to stomp on enemies and collect the coins, to get 10,000 points or more, with a time limit of two minutes (120 seconds).
Later, The Chimp appears in Freezy Flake Galaxy, where he challenges Mario to a Whack-a-Mole style of game, where Mario has to get 500 points or more while avoiding the spiky Gummits and hitting the green or gold ones.
In Melty Monster Galaxy's Secret Star mission, Mario needs to knock down Pinheads with the Rock Mushroom. After Mario gets 5,000 points or more, The Chimp gives him a Power Star. He next shows up in the Shiverburn Galaxy and challenges Mario to another skating challenge but with 600 points as the target score. Even after, he appears in Honeyhop Galaxy, where Mario needs to defeat enemies to get points. If the player gets 10,000 points or more within the two-minute time limit, The Chimp will give Mario another Power Star.
The Chimp makes his final appearance in the Slimy Spring Galaxy, where he challenges Mario to another point challenge. This challenge is unique, however, in that it takes place mostly underwater, where Mario must shine a shell's light on Snoodles and Boos. If the player can win this challenge and score 10,000 points or more in 180 seconds (three minutes), The Chimp gives the player a Star after requesting that Mario teach him some of his moves.
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