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Space Junk Galaxy
Space Junk Galaxy
The Space Junk Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Area Fountain
How to unlock 9 Power Stars
Number of Stars 6
Missions Pull Star Path
Kamella's Airship Attack
Tarantox's Tangled Web
Pull Star Path Speed Run
Purple Coin Spacewalk
Yoshi's Unexpected Appearance
Enemies Cosmic Scuttle Bugs
Goombas
Koopa Troopas
Magikoopas
Octoombas
Boss(es) Kamella
Tarantox
Planets Starting Planet
Rock Planet
Unknown Planet
Tarantox's Planet
Yoshi Planet

The Space Junk Galaxy is a galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy. This galaxy has a futuristic/space theme. A lot of the objects are silver or blue, and there is a spaceship in it.

The Pull Star is used much more than in the other known galaxies. Also, Toads in the Toad Brigade are on a big platform covered in crystals; if Mario frees the Toads trapped in the crystals, the main Starshroom will appear to take Mario to the next location. There is also a wooden planet shaped like Yoshi's head.

The last unique feature of this galaxy is that it has a path that builds itself when Mario approaches it, but crumbles after he leaves. This is later re-used in Bowser's Galaxy Reactor, except the path crumbles after a few seconds automatically.

Mario fights two bosses in this galaxy, which are Tarantox and Kamella.

Missions

Pull Star Path

As the name suggests there are a lot of Pull Stars. At the end Mario has to get 5 Silver Stars on a place full of small bits of path, which join together to make a path for Mario to go across.

Kamella's Airship Attack

In this mission Mario has to go across airships to fight Kamella. He uses Green Shells a lot in this mission.

Tarantox's Tangled Web

Mario must traverse various planets until he finally break open Tarantox's planet and fighst him. Sling Pods are first seen here.

Once Mario finishes the level, the Sling Pod Galaxy will be unlocked via Hungry Luma.

Pull Star Path Speed Run (Speedy Comet in Orbit)

This mission is only accessible, unless already completed, if a Speedy Comet is in orbit. Mario must go through Pull Star Path under a time limit.

Purple Coin Spacewalk (Purple Comit in Orbit)

Mario must collect 100 Purple Coins in the area at the end of Pull Star Path. The coins come in bunches of 10 on several platforms. It is also timed. This mission is only accessible, unless already completed, if a Purple Comet is in orbit.

Yoshi's Unexpected Appearance

After Mario feeds a Hungry Luma, it turns into the Yoshi Head Planet. On this planet, Mario must defeat all the Goombas to get the Power Star to appear. A counter is kept for the amount of times Mario jumps on Goombas consecutively and if the count goes over 8 Mario will get 1-Ups.

Layout

Starting Planet

The Space Ship is a "planet" that consists mostly of just coins. It is a big, long, red-and-tan space ship floating around in space. It is encountered on the route to Tarantox. At the end of it is a Sling Pod along with a few Cosmic Scuttle Bugs. The ship is similar to Olimar's ship, possibly referring to the Pikmin series, but this has not been confirmed.

Space Junk Area

The Space Junk Area is the final planet of the Pull Star Path mission. There is junk platforms everywhere, and Mario needs to collect all 5 Silver Stars in order to make a Power Star and complete the mission. You can complete the mission by collecting the Silver Stars while the junk lets Mario stand on it. There is a very massive Black Hole under the platforms, and if you fall you get sucked into it. No matter how far you get away from the area by jumping or long jumping, the Black Hole will suck Mario and he'll lose a life or he gets a Game Over if he had 1 life left. This area also takes place on 2 comets, the Purple Comet and the Speedy Comet. Both of those comets have the really massive Black Hole.

= Rock Planet

The Rock Planet is a planet mostly made of maroon, dark red, brownish rock. It has a sort of arch, as seen in the picture. This planet is an entrance to Tarantox's lair. The pre-boss music begins when Mario lands on this planet, and the spider's Sticky Planet is nearby.

The Rock Planet is the first planet in the game to have a Sling Pod and is the beginning of a long path of them.

Unknown Planet

One of the Unknown Planets is a planet that is encountered shortly before the battle with Tarantox.

At first, Mario walks on top of it, which is practically a transparent crystal orb. Once he finds the passageway in, he can go under the crystal layer and explore underneath, where 1-Up Mushrooms and other treats are waiting. There are also a few Star Bunnies underneath the crystal layer, who guide Mario through to the Launch Star.

Tarantox's Planet

Tarantox's Planet is exceptionally large and looks like a giant version of the top of a Sling Pod. In fact, Mario uses a Sling Pod to get to the planet, breaking its shell open and revealing a giant sticky spider web, where he fights Tarantox, who is frozen inside the Sticky Planet.

Yoshi Planet

The Yoshi Planet is a planet in the shape of a large, wooden Yoshi head that shoots red steam out of its nostrils. This appears to be the third reference to the Yoshi clan in Super Mario Galaxy, the first being the Yoshi game file icon, and the second the Yoshi Egg Planet that was shown earlier.

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