Tip Networks are new obstacles in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They look like green and yellow TV screens. They sit on a stand. Tip Networks provide helpful tips for the player on upcoming obstacles or challenges that are ahead of it. Mario must stand in front of a Tip Network to activate it. Unlike the Cosmic Spirit, Tip Networks do not change the Power Star into a Bronze Star. Tip Networks play a similar role to the movies in Peach's Castle in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. However, they do not cost the player anything.