Purple Comet

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The Purple Comet is a type of Prankster Comet featured in both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. These missions scatter Purple Coins throughout a galaxy, and Mario has to collect all of them, sometimes within a time limit, to retrieve a Star.

Super Mario Galaxy

Mario collects Purple Coins at Tall Trunk Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy's Purple Comet missions, Mario must retrieve at least 100 Purple Coins to obtain a Star. Some Purple Comet missions have more than 100 Coins, but Mario still only needs to collect 100 for the Star. All 15 major galaxies are visited by the Purple Comet. Timed Purple Comet missions, as well as the Battlerock Galaxy and the Dreadnought Galaxy's Purple Comet missions, use a unique background music track, which is a remix of the Gusty Garden Galaxy music.

Galaxy Episode title Based on Extra Purple Coins available Time Limit
Good Egg Galaxy Purple Coin Omelet A Snack of Cosmic Proportions No extras None
Honeyhive Galaxy The Honeyhive's Purple Coins Bee Mario Takes Flight No extras None
Space Junk Galaxy Purple Coin Spacewalk Pull Star Path No extras 2:00
Battlerock Galaxy Purple Coins on the Battlerock Battlerock Barrage No extras If Mario leaves a Purple Coin behind, he loses a life.
Beach Bowl Galaxy Beachcombing for Purple Coins Sunken Treasure No extras None
Ghostly Galaxy Purple Coins in the Bone Pen A Very Spooky Sprint 49 1:00
Gusty Garden Galaxy Purple Coins on the Puzzle Cube Bunnies in the Wind 50 2:30
Freezeflame Galaxy Purple Coins on the Summit The Frozen Peak of Baron Brrr No extras None
Dusty Dune Galaxy Purple Coins in the Desert Blasting through the Sand No extras None
Gold Leaf Galaxy Purple Coins in the Woods When It Rains, It Pours No extras 3:30
Sea Slide Galaxy Purple Coins by the Seaside The Silver Stars of Sea Slide No extras None
Toy Time Galaxy Luigi's Purple Coins Mario Meets Mario 50 3:00
Deep Dark Galaxy Plunder the Purple Coins The Underground Ghost Ship No extras None
Dreadnought Galaxy Battlestation's Purple Coins Dreadnought's Colossal Cannons No extras If Mario leaves a Purple Coin behind, he loses a life.
Melty Molten Galaxy Red-Hot Purple Coins The Sinking Lava Spire/Fiery Dino Piranha No extras None

Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, instead of having to complete the game for a galaxy's Purple Comet to appear, Mario only required to collect its Comet Medal. The mission in Starshine Beach Galaxy plays the Hightail Falls Galaxy music, since the Dash Pepper is needed to clear, even though the normal level has a Dash Pepper and using it won't change the music. The specific Purple Coin theme music from the first game plays in the Flip-Swap Galaxy, Puzzle Plank Galaxy, Clockwork Ruins Galaxy, and Mario Squared Galaxy.

Galaxy Episode title Based on Extra Purple Coins available Time Limit
Flip-Swap Galaxy Purple Coin Flip 'n' Sprint Think Before You Shake No extras 3:00
Puzzle Plank Galaxy Purple Coin Shadow Vault The Puzzling Picture Block No extras 1:00
Tall Trunk Galaxy Tall Trunk's Purple Coin Slide Tall Trunk's Big Slide 40 If Mario has fewer than 100 Purple Coins, he loses a life.
Flipsville Galaxy Purple Coin Spin Speed Run Flipsville's New Digs No extras 2:30
Starshine Beach Galaxy Purple Coin Beach Dash Surf, Sand, and Silver Stars 40 0:35
Sweet Mystery Galaxy Bulb Berry's Purple Coin Glow Bulb Berry's Mysterious Glow No extras None
Clockwork Ruins Galaxy The Adventure of the Purple Coins Time for Adventure No extras 5:00
Mario Squared Galaxy Luigi's Purple Coin Chaos Make Mario a Star No extras 2:00
Rolling Coaster Galaxy Purple Coins on the Rainbow Road The Rainbow Road Roll 10 2:00

If Mario has fewer than 100 Purple Coins, he loses a life.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パープルコメット
Pāpuru Kometto
Purple Comet
Chinese 紫色彗星
Zǐsè Huìxīng
Purple Comet
French Comète violette Violet Comet
German Lila Komet Purple Comet
Italian Cometa Viola Violet Comet
Spanish Cometa Púrpura Purple Comet