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    Castle Secret Stars FAQ by Mother Shabubu

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    Super Mario 64 DS
    Castle Secret Stars FAQ
    by Mother Shabubu
    Version 1.4
    First Version
    FAQ is Copyrighted by Mother Shabubu (C) 2004 Mother Shabubu
    Table of Contents
    1. Version History
    2. Introduction
    3. Main Hall Secrets
    4. Basement Secrets
    5. 3rd Floor/ Clock Tower Secrets and The Toads
    6. Special Thanks
    7. Copyright/ Contact Information
    (1) Version History
    Version 1.0  (12/6/04)  First Version, Introduction, 1st Floor Secrets,
                            Basement Secrets, Upstairs Secrets 
                            and the Toads, Special Thanks, Copyright/ Contact
                            Information. All 30 Secret Stars Listed
    Version 1.1  (12/11/04) Made some minor changes in some sections, added a
                            little more detail.
    Version 1.2  (3/20/05)  Fixed the Fountain Star, Sorry bout that.
    version 1.3  (8/16/06)  Minor changes based of a number of complaints on a
    			fact or fiction basis.
    version 1.4  (11/28/08) Few changes to better explain on how to get some
    version 1.5  (3/21/09)  Reworded a few stars to better explain how to find 
    (2) Introduction
    Hello. Thanks for checking out my FAQ for the Secret Stars. I got stumped
    on trying to find all 30 secret stars and at that time, there was no FAQ
    to help me, I found what I can find and I'm giving you the chance to know
    what I know in hopes of making your struggle for the big 150 a little
    easier. Enjoy and I hope this FAQ gives you the Information you need. Also,
    I have already collected all 150 stars and unlocked all the minigames, if
    you get stuck and none of the listed FAQs help you, go ahead and e-mail me
    your question.
    (3) Main Hall Secrets
    The Secret Aquarium - 1 Star, Located in the Jolly Roger Bay Painting Room,
    Look up at the wall to your left as soon as you enter, there will be a hole
    in the wall, simply jump up into it.
    ? Switch - 1 Star, When You Unlock Mario you'll notice a Beam of light
    shining down in the Castles Main Hall, Look up into it to enter the level,
    You also Unlock the ? Boxes this way. 
    ****Important Note****
    For the ? Switch level. Make sure you are playing as Mario when you look up
    into the beam. If you are any other character the game will say "Hey Mario!"
    indicating you need Mario to do this stage. Also make sure you are standing
    in the center of the beam when you look up into it.
    The Princess's Secret Slide - 2 Stars, First one you get by just completing
    the Slide, it'll be in the yellow box. The second one you get by Completing
    the slide in under 21 seconds.
    Sunshine Isle - 1 Star, Located in the Rec Room. the Painting of a Beach,
    just collect the 5 silver stars to get the gold star.
    Empty Room/Glowing Rabbit Key - 1 Star, The Silver Lined Door in the Character 
    Switch Room. Catch all 8 glowing Rabits to get, the key for this door. I 
    cought the rabits as Mario in the Basement, they just randomly appear.
    Goomboss Battle - 2 Stars, You need To have *Unlocked* All the Characters or
    Have Access to all the Hats to get these stars, The First one is an 8 Red
    Coin Star, The Second Is a Switch Star, To do the Switch Star, You need
    Mario, Hit the Switch then go Inside a Cage tower lookin thing and wall
    jump from side to side till you get to the top, the star will be there
    for only a limited amount of time.
    Bowser in the Dark World - 2 Stars, One of the stars is a 8 Red Coin Star,
    The Second is a Switch Star, The Switch is Located towards the End of the
    (4) Basement Secrets
    Fountain Courtyard - 1 Star, This is an 8 Red Coin Star. Just collect the
    8 Red Coins located inside random Boos. Once you've collected them all
    the Star will appear above the doorway.
    ****Important Note****
    I get tons of E-mails about this star. Most of them are "I never saw Red
    Coins, is there a glitch?" and simular. Others are "There is no glitch."
    All I can say on this is that It May or May Not be a glitch. I personally
    never had a problem here. People have told me they missed this star and 
    later recieved it from a Toad. I dont know if its true but I'm mentioning 
    the possibility in this FAQ for the purpose so that you the readers may 
    accomplish the goal of all 150 stars. So if you find yourself not finding
    Red Coins in the Boo's on your First visit to the fountain. Try talking
    to one of these toads located by Hazy Maze Cave Enterence, Near Tall Tall
    Mountain, And Tick Tock Clock Room. Im told they will give you an Extra
    The Secret of Battle Fort - 1 Star, Located Under The Red Brick Blocks in
    the Fountain Courtyard where the Boo's Are, Break the Blocks and Drop in,
    Collect the 5 Silver Stars to Get the gold Star.
    Big Boo Battle - 2 Stars, Luigi's Painting, Located in Big Boo's Haunt,
    AKA Boo's Mansion, Go Up to the Second Floor, and go through the Second
    door to your right, walk straight to the Platform, If your Mario you can
    get the Flower in the Red ? block and puff your way up, or you can Hop on
    the block and back flip up, then go through the Door and you'll see Luigi's
    Painting. The 2 Stars are here, a 8 red Coin Star which you'll need Wario's 
    Cap for one of the Coins, The Other is a Hidden Star Which you need Luigi,
    Just become Invisible Luigi and Jump the Boo Picture at the End of the Stage.
    Behind the Waterfall - 2 Stars, Located In Hazy Maze Cave down with Lochness,
    One is Easy to get, Just get to the end and hit the Red ? Block, become
    Puffy Mario and float up to the Star, the other is a 8 Red Coin Star which
    is easiest to do with Wario
    The Secret Under the Moat - 2 Stars, Under the Black Blocks when you drain
    the Moat, Break them with Warrio then hop in, once inside, Collect the
    8 Red coins. The other you'll need Puffy Mario, Check your map and you'll
    see a slab of concrete off in the Bottom Left corner that has no path to it,
    use Puffy Mario and float over there, Hit the switch and puff your way to
    the top, The Slab provides some Red ? boxes so dont be crazy and use the
    first puff and try to get to the Top.
    Bowser in the Fire Sea - 2 Stars, First one is a 8 Red Coin Star, the Other
    is a Switch Star, Located Towards the end of the stage.
    (5) 3rd Floor/ Clock Tower Secrets and the Toads
    Behind the Mirror - 1 Star, In the Mirror Room where you can find Snowmans
    Land and Warios Painting, Go through the door after you use Luigi's
    Invisibility and go through the mirror, you'll end up in a solid white room
    with a Star in the middle of it.
    Chief Chilly Challenge - 2 Stars, Warios Painting Located in the Mirror Room,
    First Star is a 8 Red Coin star which you'll need Mario and Luigi to get, The
    Second star is a Hidden Star Inside some Black Brick Blocks, Use Wario, Get
    the flower to become Metal Wario and run along the Windy path till you come
    to Black Brick Blocks, punch them to free the star.
    Over the Rainbows - 2 Stars, As Mario, Fly from cloud to cloud Collecting
    the 8 red coins. The other Star is Located under the Black Brick Block,
    you'll need the Wario Cap Accessed. Fly around and Locate the Black Brick
    Block the fly to the Wario cap, Get the cap the use the cannon to blast
    yourself to the cloud that black brick block is on.
    Bowser in the Sky - 2 Stars, Final Bowser Stage of the Game, First star is
    a 8 Red coin star, Which Appears behind the Warp Pipe to Bowser, The second
    is a Switch star Located About little over halfway through the stage, Hit
    the Switch and run back as fast as you can.
    Toad - 3 Stars, Just talk to the Toads, One is Located at the Enterence to
    Hazy Maze Cave, Another is located near the Tall, Tall mountain Painting,
    and the last one is near the Tick Tock Clock.
    (6) Special Thanks
    I'd Like to Thank Nintendo for Making The DS and Super Mario 64 DS. If it
    wasn't for them and the time I spent at work playing this game, this FAQ
    would not have been made. I also want to thank you, The Readers, for using
    my hard earned information to make your lives easier.
    So Far, No one has helped me on this FAQ, when someone does, They'll be
    listed here. 5 Years later still no one has helped. Guess I got it right
    the first time! Yay.
    (7) Copyright/ Contact Information
    This document is Copyright (C) 2004 Mother Shabubu.
    Mario and everything else related to the game is a Copyright 
    (C) 2004 Nintendo
    This FAQ May NOT be published anywhere else without my Permission.
    The Only Sites that have my permission to post this FAQ are:
    If you find this FAQ posted at any other site, please inform me immediately.
    If you have any Question, comments or concerns, or wish to provide
    Information to be included in this FAQ, or find any errors I have Made,
    e-mail me:
    Please Put the Subject as "Mario 64 DS FAQ"