A star from Hot Air Jr
|Game(s)||Hot Air series, Mega Mash|
Stars are yellow with two black eyes and a red mouth. In Mega Mash, they are blue with no face.
In the Hot Air series, the stars can be collected in each game in every level. They are usually placed at hard to reach places and are worth eleven points in Hot Air 2 , and if the player reaches a red pad with all the stars in the level collected, they will receive a star token. Star tokens will add extra points to the player's score, and once enough star tokens are collected, new levels will be unlocked.
- See also: Points (Mega Mash)
In Balloon levels of Mega Mash, stars appear blue and rotate. They appear uncommonly, and have no eyes on them unlike the ones from Hot Air. They grant ten points upon being collected.
The number to be collected, and reward for them is slightly changed. Now in each level, five stars are placed throughout. The player has to obtain all stars in the level and get to the end without dying, to obtain the moustache star. If the player dies, they will be restarted at the start of the level with zero stars, or at the restart pad (if they touched one).
When a level is completed with all stars, the player will obtain a moustache star. Moustache stars are used to unlock levels in the upper room. The stars can still be obtained if the balloon pops and the basket lands on a star, however, this can only be done when the player dies, and these stars are not carried over the next time the player respawns.
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In the demo of Hot Air Jr, fifteen stars are placed throughout the demo's level. If the player collects all the stars, the demo's ending will pop up and the game will end.
- Yellow stars seem to be equal to Star Coins from New Super Mario Bros.. In both games, the player can use the collected item to unlock new levels.