Tracks (enemy)

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Artwork of Tracks from Super Mario Galaxy 2
A Tracks from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Coin Coffer
A Tracks in Starshine Beach Galaxy
A Tracks seen in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Tracks[1][2] are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are turquoise sack-like creatures similar to Moneybags, with legs ending in gray sandal-clad feet and a pair of eyes resembling those of a Blooper. They commonly appear in beaches and other sandy or dirt-filled areas, such as Deep Dark Galaxy or Starshine Beach Galaxy.

A Tracks is visible only when Mario (or Luigi) stands still, and it becomes invisible and starts running away from Mario if he moves. The only indication of the invisible Tracks' location is the footprints it leaves in the dirt as it flees (hence the name). If Mario hits an invisible Tracks with a spin, it becomes visible and remains dizzy for a few seconds. Mario can defeat a Tracks by tossing a shell or a fireball at it, though the Tracks can avoid either unless it is stunned; while it is stunned, he can also jump on it. Tracks give 20 Star Bits upon defeat. Unlike most enemies, Tracks are not affected by Star Bits flung at them. Tracks are incapable of damaging Mario, even if he intentionally walks into one.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Tracks are rare, with only two of them appearing in Starshine Beach Galaxy.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/Petari.arc Petari Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ペタリ (Petari) A Japanese term meaning "tightly"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペタペタ[3]
Onomatopoeia of a flat surface repeatedly slamming something, referring to the sandals hitting the ground as it escapes
French Starbag[4] Starbag
German Sternentasche Starbag
Italian Astrosacco From "astro" (aster) and "sacco" (sack)
Spanish (NOE) Bolsito Li'l Bag


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:09 UTC via
  2. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 128 and 161.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 128