A Launch Star
Launch Stars are a type of Star found in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are the only way for Mario to move with speed between planets or galaxies. Some of them are frozen in ice and must be broken out by Mario using his spin move. This will make one appear for Mario to use. Sometimes Mario must even collect Star Pieces to build a launch star. After he collects all of the pieces a launch star will than appear enabling him to move on. Others Mario must just get to in order to move on. Some also need to be found, such as breaking them out of other objects instead of just ice.
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