A Sling Star is a miniature Launch Star that appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are red in color. Along with Pull Stars and Launch Stars, they are one of the usable stars. Like Launch Stars, they give Mario boosts in the air. However, they do not send Mario into space with power. They instead give him a small fling into the air to reach other platforms or areas. Sometimes Sling Stars send Mario up to a Launch Star so that he can go to another planet. Other times, Sling Stars send Mario to nearby planets. In the Good Egg Galaxy, during the mission " A Snack of Cosmic Proportions" the player will encounter a planet that looks like a Sling Star.
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