Speedy Comet

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The Speedy Comet is a type of Prankster Comet featured in both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. It requires Mario to complete a level within a certain time limit, and failing to do so results in him losing an extra life. All Speedy Comet missions have "Speed Run" in their title. The Speedy Comet also makes some alterations in the galaxy, such as to the objects; for example, in Super Mario Galaxy's Good Egg Galaxy, it replaces all of the boulders with Chomps.

Super Mario Galaxy

Mario battling Dino Piranha in the Dino Piranha Speed Run mission

Four galaxies are visited by the Speedy Comet: the Good Egg Galaxy, Space Junk Galaxy, Dusty Dune Galaxy, and Dreadnought Galaxy. Their time limit ranges from 4 to 6 minutes.

Galaxy Episode title Based on Time limit
Good Egg Galaxy Dino Piranha Speed Run Dino Piranha 4:00
Space Junk Galaxy Pull Star Path Speed Run Pull Star Path 4:00
Dusty Dune Galaxy Sandblast Speed Run Blasting through the Sand 4:30
Dreadnought Galaxy Topman Tribe Speed Run Revenge of the Topman Tribe 6:00

Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, there are several more galaxies that can be affected by a Speedy Comet, this time including Sky Station Galaxy, Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla, Hightail Falls Galaxy, Bowser's Lava Lair, Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy, Supermassive Galaxy, Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet, Throwback Galaxy, Bowser's Galaxy Generator, the Stone Cyclone Galaxy, and the Boss Blitz Galaxy. Unlike the previous game, the Speedy Comet can dramatically change the original level in addition to setting a time limit; for example, Hightail Falls Speed Run has damaged platforms and meteors, and Masterpiece Speed Run adds a planet that does not otherwise appear in the level.

The time limit for most of the Speed Run missions (except Throwback Throwdown Speed Run) is shorter than in Super Mario Galaxy. Some have a 20 or 30 second time limit, and they have several clocks scattered throughout them. Mario is required to collect several of these clocks, each adding ten seconds to the timer, as the starting time is too short for him to have a chance at clearing the mission.

Galaxy Episode title Based on Time limit
Sky Station Galaxy Peewee Piranha's Speed Run Peewee Piranha's Temper Tantrum 0:20
Bowser Jr.'s Fiery Flotilla Fiery Flotilla Speed Run Gobblegut's Aching Belly 2:00
Hightail Falls Galaxy Hightail Falls Speed Run Hot-Stepping Dash Pepper 3:00
Bowser's Lava Lair Lava Lair Speed Run Bowser's Big Lava Power Party 0:30
Rolling Masterpiece Galaxy Masterpiece Speed Run Silver Chomp Grudge Match 2:00
Supermassive Galaxy Big Wigglers Speed Run Huge Trouble with Big Wigglers 2:30
Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet Gravity Star Speed Run Breaking into Bowser's Castle 0:30
Throwback Galaxy Whomp Silver Star Speed Run Silver Stars in the Whomp Fortress 2:00
Bowser's Galaxy Generator Bowser's Big Bad Speed Run Bowser's Fortified Fortress 0:30
Stone Cyclone Galaxy Tox Box Speed Run Silver Stars on the Cyclone 0:20
Boss Blitz Galaxy Throwback Throwdown Speed Run Throwback Throwdown 5:00

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レッドコメット
Reddo Kometto
Red Comet
Chinese 红色彗星
Hóngsè Huìxīng
Red Comet
French Comète rouge Red Comet
German Roter Komet Red Comet
Italian Cometa Rossa Red Comet
Spanish Cometa Rojo Red Comet