SUPER MARIO 64 DS

/-Red Coin FAQ-\

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Those pesky red coins, eh? Well, youíve come to the right place. Iíll help you
with every red coin in this wonderful Nintendo DS game. This is my first FAQ,
and in my opinion, itĎs a good one to start on. Note that Iíll be updating
constantly until I have them all myself. Iíll also help with small additional
stars you might easily be able to get along the course of collecting red coins
too, some of which are easy to miss.

Also, the sections are numbered, so you can use CTRL+F to easily skip to a
section. For instance, to get to the "Jolly Roger Bay" section of this FAQ,
search for -3-. Put the - character in too so you donít have to skip through
a ton of the Red Coins with similar numbers.

SECTIONS

1. INTRODUCTION

-I- Recent Updates
-II- Frequently Asked Questions

2. RED COINS

-1- Bob-Omb Battlefield
-2- Whompís Fortress
-3- Jolly Roger Bay
-4- Cool, Cool Mountain
-5- Big Booís Haunt
-6- Hazy Maze Cave
-7- Lethal Lava Land
-8- Shifting Sand Land
-9- Dire, Dire Docks
-10- Snowmanís Land
-11- Wet-Dry World
-12- Tall, Tall Mountain
-13- Tiny-Huge Island
-14- Tick-Tock Clock
-15- Rainbow Ride

3. SECRET LEVEL COINS

-1S- Goomboss Battle
-2S- Big Boo Battle
-3S- Chief Chilly Challenge
-4S- ? Switch
-5S- The Secret Aquarium
-6S- The Secret Under the Moat
-7S- Behind the Waterfall
-8S- Over the Rainbow

4. BOWSER LEVEL COINS

-1B- Bowser in the Dark World
-2B- Bowser in the Fire Sea
-3B- Bowser in the Sky

5. OTHER RED COIN MISSIONS

-1O- Boos in the Castle Courtyard
-2O- If I Donít Get Them

6. ENDING

-1E- Copyrights
-2E- Suck Up Section (AKA the "Thank Yous")
-3E- Contact
-4E- Closing

Now, onto the FAQ, shall we?

1.
-------Introduction-------

-I- Recent Updates

Right now this is just a "log" of what I did before submitting this.
Once this (hopefully) gets through, the section will really have
updates included. :P

12/18/04 - Started this FAQ. I have a feeling Iíll have fun doing this. I
actually started this on 12/11, if it matters, and my computer went a
little wonky on me temporarily, but I have a good deal done. But itís
never enough! Currently working on Tall, Tall Mountain and Big Booís Haunt.
(Dang piano)

12/26/04 - Iíve added Tall, Tall Mountain and Chief Chilly Challenge, as
well as fixed a handful of grammatical errors. Merry Christmas,
everyone!

01/04/05 - GameFAQs understandably rejected the FAQ for incompleteness
around December 30th. Understandable, of course. I'm going to try to
fix this FAQ up the best I can so I don't have to deal with
any "manual conversions". I've also added in Behind the Waterfall,
finishing up the Secret Level section, as well as doing
the Shifting Sand Land, Snowman's Land, Tiny-Huge Island,
Big Boo's Haunt and Hazy Maze Cave coins. I plan to
finish this today and (hopefully) submit it and get it through...

3/15/05 - Been a while since I last updated, ey? I fixed a small
typo and changed a bit about the quite controversial Courtyard 
Star...

3/28/05 - Well, I have the day off and with a certain site I go
to HAXXED, I really have nothing better to do than sit here in
my PJs and look at this old thing. I haven't played SM64DS in 
ages, but really, all I'm doing is making this thing look a
little neater. My whole "manually indenting" has left some
lines looking overly thin and not really all too "professional".
I'll STILL have those one or two lines that someone else will have
to "manually convert" out of my horrible laziness, but that's ok.
Anyways, after this I've got SOME YOSHIS TO TOUCH & GO! 

6/26/05 - I fixed a few small things, and added to my credits, as
usual. (Most of my friends only read it for the credits, really.
XP) Myuhh. Generally, I just made the FAQ weirder. If it's
getting to the point where I just make updates for nothing, well,
maybe it's time I just put a final version on this...

6/28/05 - I fixed up a few more things, notably the last section.
"Optional Red Coins" was renamed to "Other Red Coins", which
seemed more appropriate.

7/06/05 - Changed my Contact address. I'm sick of dumb kids from
school talking to me online so new address it is. :D You guys are
COOL, though. So you can talk to me.

8/04/05 - Alright, changed my e-mail address :| I'll check Evanbean7
occasionally, but otherwise, Gmail would be more convinient for your
spam messages--err :D;;

6/04/06 - The Suck Up Section embarasses me. I am changing it. D:

8/14/06 - There is really not much I can do for the FAQ anymore,
as I've recieved a ban that I admittingly deserve. It's kinda
funny how it happened, though. Either way, it's irrelevant.
I got a very nice, well written e-mail from Mike Shay that
I will hopefully be able to put up here. I realize my
dated FAQ has caused rumors related to the Boos. Anyway...yeah.

-II- Frequently Asked Questions

To think I wanted to put an "About Me" section here. Heh. Hereís a
few things you may want to know about the FAQ or whatever. This
currently contains a few questions I expect to have to
answer.

Q: Why make a FAQ? Bob-Omb Buddies tell you where the red coins
are!
A: Theyíre not very in depth, though. For example, take the
level "Bowser in the Sky". The Bob-Omb Buddyís location makes
one coin appear to be floating out in an unreachable space out in the
middle of nowhere, when really itís just on a different floor.
Another example is on Bob-Omb Battlefield, with the coin on the
floating island. Although anyone with common sense would assume
theyíd put it in a more difficult place such as the said island, but
youíd be surprised when I say I looked around under the island for a
coin for a few hours.. (Iím just that stupid.) They donít tell you
how to get right to them either, so thatĎs exactly what I plan to do.
Iím also covering other stars you could possibly get on the course of
collecting them.

Q: How do I--
A: Stop there. If it has to do with red coins, itís here or will be
here. If not, check the other wonderful FAQs here. To unlock Luigi,
go to Big Boo's Haunt, second floor, check the door on the right
with Mario, use the balloon power flower to float to a door,
go through the door, and there's Luigi's painting. Wario's painting
has to be acsessed with Luigi. Go to the Mirror Room where Snowman's
Land is, take a Power Flower for invisibility, go through the Mirror
and jump to Wario's painting. For a walkthrough on the coins for
the Luigi and Wario painting levels, check those respective sections
of the FAQ.

Q: I want to contribute to your FAQ, can I?
A: Depends what it is. Donít contribute something unrelated, like
rabbit locations here, of course. If you have hints for getting coins
or something, Iíll put it in and credit you.

Q: How can I contact you?
A: My email address is below in the "Contact" section, but my evil
spam blockers filter out everything BUT spam most of the time. Also,
I donít care for hate mail. Iíll accept all praise I can get though,
selfish old me. :P Also, if youíve noticed a mistake, Iím fine with
it, but if you act like a jerk, Iím just going to report your e-mail
as spam, most likely.

Q: How do I get to "Behind the Waterfall"?
A: Go to the dinosaurís room in Hazy Maze Cave. Climb on top of the
dinosaur guy and direct him off to the metal doors youĎll soon see.
Go onto the platform before the said door. Walk through and into a
whirlpool, which leads you to this obscurely-placed level.

Q: Whatís with that "Optional Star" thing?
A: Check out the "If I Donít Get It" part of Section 5 for the
lowdown on this weird Red Coin star.

Q: Why do the Animaniacs have balogna in their slacks?
A: Why not?

Anywho, Iím ready for a FAQ, what about you?

2.
-------Red Coins-------

-1- Bob-Omb Battlefield

This levelís coins are pretty spread out, but never fear, AMY 
ROSE--err, I'M HERE! Thereís no character absolutely needed
for this mission. I like Luigi for this because he makes Red
Coin 6 pretty easy. But following that path is confusing....

RED COIN 1: If youíre Luigi, skip down to Red Coin 6. Otherwise,
run up the bridge past those stupid Goombas. After making a left
on the dirt path, youíll see some moving platforms with a Red
Coin at its peak. Grab the coin!

RED COIN 2: From Red Coin 1, run past the big sign to a rock with
a Red Coin on top.

RED COIN 3: Slide down the rock and head back to where the first
coin was. Youíll notice a Chain Chomp. On the stake keeping him
chained, thereís a coin. Watch out for him though; heís pretty
lethal.

So I said Iíd give you extra stars, that didnít require Red Coins,
right? Ground Pound the stake Red Coin 3 is on to free the Chain
Chomp. If youíre still in the middle of collecting
coins, this will make them all go away, like all other Red Coin
missions in the actual levels, and send you out of the painting.
In some Secret Levels and the Bowser Levels, you can still get
the other stars I may list.

RED COIN 4: After escaping/freeing the Chomp, run onto what looks
like a bridge. IT ISNíT! *Insert scary music here* Itís a big
tilty planky thing. Go right from there to a small "yard" with a
bunch of stakes and two Goombas. Hereís your coin Youíll also see...

RED COIN 5: Right next to Red Coin 4. Also, that shadowy star?
Thatís where our Red Coin Star will pop up. Remember that.

RED COIN 6: If youíre Luigi, grab the Power Flower near the
bridge at the beginning and head left. Go through the gate
and thereís the coin. Pretty useless, but itís easier to find this
way and orient yourself with where it is.

If youíre following normally, go to the gate near the mountain and
go down the sneaky hole to the left. The coin inside the gate is
there. Head up.

RED COIN 7: Enter past the gate. Run up the hill (And I mean run)
and youíll getthe coin easy. Keep running to the top.

RED COIN 8: Continue from there to the right up the path. Jump some
gaps and youíll see a cannon shooting bombs. Walk across a plank to
a cannon hole to jump in. Shoot to the island, climb the tree,
BOOM. The starís yours, right by Red Coins 4 & 5.

-2- Whompís Fortress

No character needed at all here, though punching will be helpful
to get past piranhas. Thereís a sneaky shortcut near the beginning
to really save time, but we end up kind of doing this backwards.

RED COIN 1: See that tree, by the Bob-omb Buddy, with the coin at
the top? It isnít a red coin, but climb it. An owl will come out. 
Do as he says and grab on him for a ride. Turn right and youíll
notice a bunch of rotating green platforms. Let go when to reach
the second one down for a Red Coin. The topmost one has a star,
but we donít need it right now.

RED COIN 2: Three platforms down from Red Coin 1.

RED COIN 3: If you keep following this path, youíll be near the
conveyor belt to the top of the fortress. Run past the two Whomps
and youíll be at the rotating plank. Go on it when it comes to
you and wait for it to rotate to the Red Coin.

RED COIN 4: Punch out the piranha and walk across the thin ledge
for the next Red Coin.

RED COIN 5: Punch the next piranha and snag the coin.

RED COIN 6: See this first Thwomp here? Jump on his head after
he comes down and you can reach the 6th Red Coin.

RED COIN 7: Pass down to some platforms that are sliding in and out.
Go across them quickly and to some blocks that are sliding out to
push you. Jump on the middle block here for a 7th Red Coin.

RED COIN 8: Weíre back at the beginning. If you want to save some
time, jump on the owl again. Fly left in a sort of diagonal way,
past the arrow platform near Red Coin 2ís location. When you
notice two small flower patches, drop down, dodge the piranhas
and snag Red Coin 8. Now go ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BEGINNING for
our Star. To get there, run backwards from the coin and
just follow the path back to the beginning.

-3- Jolly Roger Bay

No problem here. Just make sure youíve at least beaten the first
mission, because you canít get the coins until then. Why? After
Mission 1, the pirate ship emerges from the water, and some coins
will pop up there.

RED COIN 1: Thereís a set of platforms to the right of your
starting position (Out in the water). Swim out to them. Near the
first platform is a giant rock sticking out. Climb it for good
old Coin #1.

RED COIN 2: Letís dive in the water, shall we? Thereís a ring of
coins, and to the left of it is a shell. This one has a coin. The
right-hand one doesnít.

RED COIN 3: Swim near the ledge to the Eelís hole. The shell over
there has a Red Coin.

RED COIN 4: Now dive to the big hole where the eel swims around in.
Right in front of the ledge once you dive down is a shell with a 
coin. You may emerge now.

RED COIN 5: Go back to the platform near Red Coin 1ís pole. Dive
to the left of the wooden barge for a shell with a Red Coin. Get
back on the barge now.

RED COIN 6: Jump up and hit the big red switch. Itíll make boxes
appear that serve as platforms. Use them to cross the planks. Hop
off to the ship. Wait for the front to tilt close enough to the
coin, then jump to grab it.

RED COIN 7: Run to the back of the ship now. Jump for one of the
two adjacent coins.

RED COIN 8: Right next to number 7.

-4- Cool, Cool Mountain

Yoshi is required for this mission. Youíll see why.

RED COIN 1: Go on top of the chimney (Not down it) and jump up.
Go left to the fireplace. Grab it with your tongue and jump up again,
then flame down the big ice cube for our coin.

RED COIN 2: Go right from here and down the bridge. The slope will
take you to more cubes. Flame the bottom one for our coin.

RED COIN 3: Slide down to where Mr. Snowman is. Jump down a ledge
below him. Run to the right (Not off the cliff) until you see the
suspension for the lift. Slowly jump to the suspensionís ledge for
the coin.

RED COIN 4: Return to the Snowman. Cross the bridge with the bouncing
snowmen guys. Continue it until you get to a ledge you can jump.
Follow that up to a broken bridge. On our side is the coin. Now jump
across the bridge.

RED COIN 5: Over hereís where the star shows up. Yippee skippee. Now,
pass the ledge here and jump to the slide thatíll take you back to the
stupid snowman guy. In a nearby corner after dismounting the slope,
thereís a Bob-omb Buddy. Next to him is a coin. YAY!

RED COIN 6: Cross the bridge with the snowmen. Taking it all the way down
this time. Jump off the side after the bridge ends to land on top of the
lodge. Run to the left of the lodge, and climb a tree for the coin. An owl
pops out, soyou can have him take you back up the hill if needed.

RED COIN 7: Run to the right of the lodge now. Thereís a bridge next to the
lodge leading to a floating ice island with a coin on it.

RED COIN 8: Leave the bridge then go down the snowy path. Thereís a red coin
brilliantly concealed in a corner to the left. Now use that owl from before to
get to the star.

-5- Big Booís Haunt

This isn't too difficult, but this mission requires you to be creeped out by the
evil piano that kept me from doing this section for a while. Go as Mario.

RED COIN 1: Alright, alright, let's get this over with...*Gulp* Enter the mansion
and go through the first door on the right. Take the coin near the piano AND RUN
LIKE HELL into a door on the piano's left.

RED COIN 2: In this room, chairs will fly, Poltergeist-style. Creepy. BUT NOT AS
CREEPY AS THAT PIANO! Go to the back of the room and jump on top of the bookcase
for a coin.

RED COIN 3: It's on the other bookcase.

RED COIN 4: Get out of the room now and into the mansion lobby. Go to the door on
the right of the stairs. Cross the collapsing platform and pass the Boo into a
door. Sidle across the small ledge to a bigger area with a coin and a Boo.

RED COIN 5: Cross to the other side and exit into the lobby again. There's
nothingleft on the first floor, so climb the stairs. Enter the door on the
left closest to you when you climb the stairs. Walk straight across the
catwalk up here andjump to another ledge for the coin. Jump back and exit
through the door.

RED COIN 6: Go to the door to the right, closest to the door you just exited.
Beat the eyeball by running around him, then enter a creepy room with some
coffins. Run to the first one on the right and it'll lift itself up,
revealing a coin under it. Quickly get the coin before it crashes down.

RED COIN 7: Go through the door farthest to the right, as if you were going
to Big Boo's Battle. Run around the bookcase, and you'll see the coin.
Watch out for the floor here though, it may swing around and land you
somewhere else. Get the coin and go through the door here.

RED COIN 8: Why did we need Mario? Here's your answer. We need him here
so we can float out to the coin in the lobby using the Power Flower we
obtain here. And the Star is on the other side of the second floor.

-6- Hazy Maze Cave

This is the last section I did and probably will do, unless someone
requests the need for one and/or I find the reason to do so. Anywho, umm,
yeah, this is Hazy Maze Cave. let's get this over with quick, shall we?
Oh, and no Yoshi; we have to punch boxes.

RED COIN 1: Head right and cross the chasm to a door, and slide down a
pole. Head right from here to some stairs and a Bob-Omb Buddy. Use the
platform to go forward and cross, and then climb up the purple pole.
There's a cage surrounding the door we just came in through, but if
you need to go back for any reason, jump off the pole to get there.
For the coins, however, go to the platform on the other side.
Take the checkered lift out a bit, and it'll come to a box. Break
the box and you'll collect the coin as you go along.

RED COIN 2: Keep on the platform and it'll take you right to the coin.

RED COIN 3: Eventually it'll lead you to a floating platform that the
lift can go under, but you will have to jump on over, a classic gimmick
in games. The coin's on top of the platform.

RED COIN 4: Continuing on the lift, it'll come next to another floating
ledge where you can grab this coin.

RED COIN 5: This is on the same ledge as Coin 4.

RED COIN 6: Now the platform is right back at the beginning again.
Let's hop off now. Go to the elevator we used to get to the purple
pole. Press it to go right, until we come to a giant rock in the
way. Facing the rock, move the platform right again until it can
fit in-between the rock and the wall. When you get to the grassy
ledge, move left. Steer the platform to a floating box if you need
some coins, but to get the red coin, go out to the ledge in the
corner for the coin.

RED COIN 7: Move it left from here. Eventually you'll come to
another rocky wall in the center. Facing the said wall, there's an
eyeball monster thing on the left. Go to it. Steer the platform
under the pipe and jump the pipe as the platform moves. Behind him
is a box. Break it and there's the coin.

RED COIN 8: Now to the right of the eyeball platform is another box
with the last coin! Now jump off suicidally and you'll be next
to the star!

-7- Lethal Lava Land

Not too hard. You can take anyone for this.

RED COIN 1: From the beginning jump the gap in front of you to the
other brick walkway, then go left to the place with the small Bully.
From him, go left across a draw bridge. Pass the eyeball, jump on
the tilting roof and follow it right to the first red coin in front
of you, on a bunch of sliding puzzle pieces.

RED COIN 2: The next coin is to the right. Hopefully all the puzzle
pieces are in an order where you donít have to jump a gap to it.

RED COIN 3: The next one is in the lower-right corner of the puzzle.
Just keep going on past Red Coin 2, no prob.

RED COIN 4: Run forward up to the next one. You may start
experiencing the puzzleís evilness now, so hold on and hope
it doesnít slide away and leave you in the lava.

RED COIN 5: Itís diagonally across from number 4. In between
the two is the shadow star, so remember where it is.

RED COIN 6: To the left of number 5, all the way in the
top-left corner.

RED COIN 7: Move down from number 6 to this. This one makes a ton of
coins appear once you get it, and everything stops sliding,
it seems. O_o

RED COIN 8: To the left of Red Coin 7. Yay, now just go back to the
corner for the star.

-8- Shifting Sand Land

I hate this level. Not just the coins, I mean, on a whole. Mario is
needed for his wingness, so grab a cap ASAP.

RED COIN 1: From the beginning, go allllllllllllll the way out to the
left. It's on a thin, sandy ledge.

RED COIN 2: Go back and head right from the starting point now. Grab a
cap from the Goomba under this pavillion here if needed, then break the
box near him (On the the side opposite of the small quicksand pit near
the beginning). The coin is in there.

RED COIN 3: Jump on top of the pavillion now. There's a Wing Box here
for Mario. Fly towards the big gate, near the giant quicksand pit.
There's a coin in-between the gate and a pillar.

RED COIN 4: Fly around to the back of the pyramid, next to the
entrance into it. There's a coin there too, near the pillar.
You may wanna renew your wings by now, too, by the way.

RED COIN 5: It's in another corner of the pyramid, near a small oasis.

RED COIN 6: The final corner of the pyramid has our coin.

RED COIN 7: Land now. Remember the oasis? There's a coin there.

RED COIN 8: From the oasis, enter the Tox Box Maze. Crap, this looks bad.
Hang left until you can go forwards, and hopefully avoid the Tox Box if
it's there. Go right, then up, then left, then up, and you should see the
coin by now. Go right, then up, then left, and right to the coin. Now
return to the pavillion. Tada.

-9- Dire, Dire Docks

This oneís annoying. Once youíve beaten the first two missions you can
(Or rather, have to, since it's Mission 3) tackle this. Bowserís sub
obstructs the coins, but disappears after the first two, I think.
Go to where it used to be and thereís now a ton of poles everywhere.
You need to use these for our Red Coins. Anyone can do this, I believe.
Marioís balloon ability really helps though, for the record.

RED COIN 1: After returning to where Bowserís sub was, surface
immediately after entering the docks and swim to the right to a platform.
Continue right until we see a big red switch. Hit it and two sets of
stairs (Made of boxes) will materialize. Thereís one in front of you, but
head back a little bit for the set we want. Climb these and grab our
first coin.

RED COIN 2: Thereís a pole in front of us, but weíll get it later. Grab
the one on the left when it comes to you, grab it and climb to the top
immediately and the pole will take you to the coin.

RED COIN 3: Slide down a bit for the next one.

RED COIN 4: Thereís a platform at the end. Slide down to it for the
next coin when the pole reaches the end of the line. Climb back up on
the pole and take it back to where Red Coin 1 was (As if thereís
anywhere else to go).

RED COIN 5: Take the other pole on this platform (The one we didnít
take, duh) and itíll bring us to another floating platform.Thereís
another pole in front of us, but weíll (once again) get to that later.
Notice the shadowy star. That obviously tells us the star is going to
pop up here. Anyway, take the left-hand pole to a platform with a blue
coin switch. Another pole comes to thisplatform, to the left of the
switch. Take it to a caged-in platform with a red coin. Take the two
poles back now.

RED COIN 6: Thereís a pole on the left once we come back, we saw it
before. Have your character face the pole, then jump on it and turn him
so heís on the poleís left side. Thisíll prime us to jump to another
pole which will take us to ANOTHER PLATFORM, but donít jump off for it
just yet. Take the pole to the end of the line, then slide down a bit
for the next coin. NOW go to the platform we passed.

RED COIN 7: After jumping down, thereís a small caged-in area with a
pole running through it. Go in here, and wait for the pole to pass to the
right before jumping, so we can get both of these coins in one fell swoop.
Slide down a bit for the next coin, then stay there. (Coin 8 is on about
the same level as Coin 7.)

RED COIN 8: Just keep on the pole and we snag our coin. Now return to the
second platform for the star. Yippee.

-10- Snowmanís Land

We don't need anyone, but I recomend Luigi for easyness. Do you know where
the igloo is? If not, go to the tree next to the Goomba pen near where
you start. Standing under it WARPS YOU SOMEHWHERE ELSE! *Dun dun dun* This
is where Luigi comes in handy: Jump to the T-shaped island thing. Go to
the far end and do a backwards somersault to a ledge with a shell. Hop on
the shell and go into the water. Go around the island. Now you see the
coins going up that little trail? Follow them and crawl into the igloo
over the fence.

RED COIN 1: Gee, they sure spread these REAAAAALLY far apart. Jump to an
island with a flower head thingy in front of it on the left near the start,
then backwards somersault for the first coin.

RED COIN 2: Now jump to an ice block on the right. Make a tight jump forward
for the next coin in the air.

RED COIN 3: Navigate to the end of this platform to the next coin, in the
back of the room.

RED COIN 4: Run back a bit from coin 3 to the corner. Dive under the water
quick for the coin. Note that the water will hurt you if you're in too long,
so be quick about it. It puts on the pain pretty quick.

RED COIN 5: Run right from the aformentioned corner. With Luigi facing the
wall, you'll notice the shadowy star on the right. The coin is in-between the
star's platform and another one with a decent cache of coins. Go to the star's
platform, then jump. Luigi's backwards somersault should do it.

RED COIN 6: After landing on the L-shaped platform, you'll see the coin near
the corner of the room. Backwards somersault, then hot-tail it out of the
freezing water.

RED COIN 7: Jump back to Red Coin 3's jagged, icy block, then across to a
small, L-shaped island with a ! block on it. Jump across to another island.
Backwards somersault again to snag to coin in the middle.

RED COIN 8: Jump back from here to another, taller L-shaped island with an
? block. Dive quickly into the watery gap in-between the island and the wall
for the final coin.

-11- Wet-Dry World

Well, we need to get to the flooded town in the bottom. Usually if youíre
going down there youíd want Luigi, but letís go in as Mario. Yes, Mario.
Get a Power Flower and float OVER the gate to the bottom instead of going
through it as Luigi to get to the lower floor. Marioís balloon ability is
invaluable in this level. I'm sure it's possible without him, but I perfer
him.

RED COIN 1: After falling down and exiting the pipe to "downtown", GO FOR
AIR. Once you do that, look for a switch to drain the water at the bottom.
Itís right under the pipe, to be exact. Go right from the pipe once
everythingís drained. A box will appear for you to climb up to the house.
Break the box on the house for our Red Coin. Now jump off.

RED COIN 2: Ok, that was easy, now letís get a few harder coins. In front
of the house is a plaza, and there are some boxes placed on the thin wall
surrounding it. Do a backwards somersault up to the left wall. Break the
box for a coin.

RED COIN 3: The other box on the right now.

RED COIN 4: Jump off the wall and go straight to a ledge. Jump to the
ledge and break the box for the Coin #4.

RED COIN 5: Thereís a sort of "steeple" behind the box. Jump onto it
for Coin 5.

RED COIN 6: Climb to pole on the steepleís top if you want to flood the
place again for any reason at all, but if youĎre doing it to try to get
to the surface, be warned that you canĎt get out once youĎre in. Just
jump down to the right of the steeple for a Power Flower. Float to the
house on the right and break the box.

RED COIN 7: Make a running jump to the house to the right of the one
youíre on and break the box there.

RED COIN 8: Thereís just one more box left to break, and itís a long
shot. Ready? Grab the Power Flower and float all the way to the white
house on the left. Break the box. Tada! Return to the steeple for the
star.

-12- Tall, Tall Mountain

This is actually pretty easy. Any character can be used for this, so
donít sweat it.

RED COIN 1: Run up the path past the Goombas, and jump over the gap
past the Bob-Omb Buddy. Now jump another gap, and jump to the
mushroom here for an easy coin.

RED COIN 2: Thereís the obvious path here to just go forward two
mushrooms to the coin. Whee, how easy.

RED COIN 3: Make a running jump to the adjacent shroom with a coin.

RED COIN 4: Jump to the big mushroom with another coin...

RED COIN 5: After that, get back on the path and past the black boxes.
Avoid the gopher holes and make a sharp right to a wooden block. Use it
as a stepping stool to jump to a higher platform, where you can jump
to another coin on the right.

RED COIN 6: From Coin 5, head back down to the second block, then do a
backwards somersault to a ledge with Coin 6.

RED COIN 7: Jump up to the right from here and continue down that way.
You can jump to another ledge with our next coin.

RED COIN 8: Do a backward somersault to the right. You can notice the
final coin on a ledge aboveour head here, but how to get it? Simple,
just do another backwards somersault. Nab the coin and descend the
rocky wall to the gopher area, then jump to the shroom with our star!

-13- Tiny-Huge Island

Oh boy, this one's fun...Go through the left-hand painting in the
Tiny-Huge Island enterance room to be big, meaning everything else is
small and you're "huge" in comparison. Long jump to the island on the
left of the start point to a tree. Climb it and jump on the ledge to
the right. If you haven't gotten Bob-omb Buddy to open the cannon,
now's the time time to do so, so go to where Koopa the Quick was and
jump off into some water. Swim forward to go see Bob-Omb Buddy and
open the cannon, then jump up the ledge behind him with the ant-sized
Goomba. Jump up another ledge and you'll be straight across from where
we dropped off. Use the rocky...ledge...thingy...to go out farther and
you can backwards somersault to the edge. Now go down the pipe to be
tiny...

RED COIN 1: After becoming Tiny Tim, well, Mario, or Luigi, or Yoshi,
or Wario. You get the idea. I'm making a pun, there isn't a secret
character behind the white door named Tim. ...Or is there? Anywho,
you're tiny now. Go to where the Bob-omb Buddy was and take the cannon.
Watch out for the gigantic Cheep-Cheep when you're swimming that way.
He can kill you in one fell swoop like the fink-rat you are. Anyways,
get into the cannon, and aim high, specifically, remember the platform
we had to get to to get back to the Koopa the Quick area and into the
pipe? That's wherewe're headed. Cross the rocky...ledge...thingy...again,
this time all the way across it and into a cave. The coin is right next to
Bob-Omb Buddy as you enter.

RED COIN 2: Jump to a platform to the right of the enterance, and lookie
there, the coin!

RED COIN 3: It's on a platform right in front of number 2.

RED COIN 4: On another platform in front of number 3...

RED COIN 5: This one's still right in front of Red Coin 4, but it's lower
down.

RED COIN 6: Jump up from here to a longer ledge with a Red Coin near the
wall.

RED COIN 7: Jump up higher to the next coin.

RED COIN 8: There's a wire net above you, if you haven't noticed. Use it
here to get the final coin, perched atop a rocky platform. Simple enough.
Drop down into a small crevase for the star.

-14- Tick Tock Clock

Pfft. Easy. You donít need anyone special for this pathetic set of Red
Coins. Freeze time by jumping in at 12. Just turn around from the start and
youíll see some knobs.

RED COIN 1: Backwards somersault to it from the ground. Itís on the knob
closest to the ground.

RED COIN 2: In the air, to the left of coin 1. Jump for it and onto
another knob.

RED COIN 3: On the knob to the right from here.

RED COIN 4: From here, just jump left to another knob and get it. Itís in
plain sight and easy.

RED COIN 5: After 4, youíll land on a knob thatís exactly level with another
knob. Jump in-between and thereís the coin.

RED COIN 6: Keep going until the second knobs edge for the next Red Coin.

RED COIN 7: From coin 6, cross back to the other knob and jump right.
Thereís our coin.

RED COIN 8: Jump left to the final knob for the final coin. How appropriate.
Now go back down to the bottom for our Star.

-15- Rainbow Ride

GASP!!! Can "easy level" and "Rainbow Ride" be said in the same sentence?
They can now. Anyoneís good for this mission, but MarioĎs wall jump helps a
lot.. Take the carpet to the spinny thingies and go straight ahead from there.
Well, not literally. Youíd probably fall and die. You know what I mean.

RED COIN 1: Crossing the sliding plank after that, and youíll be right in the
maze. Go ahead until you see the coin across the gap, and the shadowy star at
the bottom. (Thatís where our reward shows up, so remember.) Go down to it and
do a backwards somersault (Hold R then A) and youíll reach the first coin.

RED COIN 2: Go back to the other ledge from the shadowy star where we came from.
Jump to the ledge on the right, then to the platform on the left. The coinís at
the end, there.

REC COIN 3: Wall jump in a gap near Red Coin 2 for this. Itís in plain sight.

RED COIN 4: After getting up here, pass under a coin o a ledge to an easier one.
Backwards somersault to this.

RED COIN 5: Jump left to the next coin.

RED COIN 6: Do a quick double jump from number 5 to here.

RED COIN 7: From where number 4 was, jump up a ledge and youíll see coin 7.
Jump for it. If missed, backwards somersault on a ledge to the right.

RED COIN 8: On said ledge, itís to the right on a smaller ledge. Itís in plain
sight. Now go back to the Shadowy star.

After this, you have no more levels to achieve coin-ness on! But thereís still
the Secret Levels for some Castle Stars...

3.
-------Secret Level Coins-------

-1S- Goomboss Battle

You can only go in as Wario to get this set. Youíll be waiting a loooooong time
for this. The use of other caps is invaluable here. If you need to know where
this is, get 8 Stars and go past the Mini-Game room to the princessí room.
Jump in the gigantic Mario painting.

RED COIN 1: Go down the slide and proceed to the path on the left. Jump on the
logs, watching out for when they submerge into poison, and youíll notice a
sliding platform to the left. Jump when itís near you and take it over to another
platform, which leads you to a Wario Brick. Punch it for our first Red Coin.

RED COIN 2: Take the platforms back to the "mainland". Go forward, punch the
Goomba and go right to a wire platform. Jump and hold B to hang on, then keep
going down the path for a Red Coin. Take the wire platform to the other side.

RED COIN 3: Kill the piranha and jump to the platform in front of you. Go
straight ahead, then jump up to the log with a pole in it. Go right and the
coin is on the floating platform in the center.

RED COIN 4: Kill the Goomba with the Mario hat and grab it. From Coin 3 Youíll
notice similar floating platforms in front of you. Cross them carefully. Grab
the Power Flower and float to the right. Thereís a big tree. Get to the top,
nab to coin, then make a long fall to the bottom.

RED COIN 5: After falling in front of the tree, grab the Goombaís Luigi cap
and make it back to the Power Flower to go invisible. Quickly return to
where you got your Luigi cap, and backwards somersault into the cage inside
the tree. Since youíre invisible, you can pass through the cage for our next
coin.

RED COIN 6: If you will, please return to where you got the Mario cap. From
the platform in the center, go left and jump over the fog to a platform. Go to
the piranha and kill it. Notice the shadowy star on the large log behind it.
The star will show up here when we get our coins, as per usual. But right now,
pass up to the other logs that are moving up and down. Go all the way to
the last one, kill the piranha and snag the coin. Go back to the log with
the star now.

RED COIN 7: Jump to the platform on the right of the star. Thereís another
moving log nearby with our next Red Coin at the top. Go forward on the thin,
checkered path and right up to our log. If youíre Wario, youíll have to make a
double-jump for it.

RED COIN 8: Get off the log and go forward. You may notice a tree with a vine
going up. I bet you see where Iím going with this. Climb the vine (watching out
for the dang Lakitu) and get to the top. Thereís a small ledge sticking out with
a coin on it. Get it and go back to the Star.

-2S- Big Boo Battle

To get to this cleverly hidden bonus stage, take Mario to the second floor of
Big Booís Haunt. Go to the rightmost door (The one in a little corner of its own)
and go through. Grab the Power Flower, and head up to a door at the ceiling.
You can get up there with the others by triple jumping, but we need Mario, and
this is the easiest way anyways. Go through the door, and jump in the Luigi
painting. A Big Boo with a horribly evil laugh and not to mention a crown
(Making me think heís King Boo himself, and actually, Nintendo Power even called
him King Boo) is waiting inside, but first we must get collect the coinage.
You need Wario unlocked for at least his cap.He can just barely triple jump to
the door to the attic. Once again there's going to be a good amount of hat
switching, Wario or not. This section was written as if you were playing as Mario
though, so just remember to switch caps when Mario's abilites are mentioned
(If you're someone else).

RED COIN 1: UGH, that laugh! THAT CRUEL, TORMENTING LAUGH! ...Anyways. Umm. The
coinís right in front of you in a doorís alcove. DONíT GO IN THAT DOOR though.
The one we want is to the right of the starting point. If you have surround sound
on, we can easily find the correct door by listening to the evil laugh.

RED COIN 2: Next we must cross a collapsing bridge. RUN ACROSS, DUMMY. The Red
Coin is to the left of the bridge.

RED COIN 3: From the right of #2 is a bridge. Cross it for the coin, then turn
the camera around so the bridge rematerializes. Cross the bridge and go to the
bridge weíre now facing.

RED COIN 4: Jump over to the wooden platform and grab the box for a Power Flower.
Quickly, though, the floor underneath the box is unstable. Using our balloon-y
powers, we must float to the top-right corner of the room for the coin. Now quickly
float back to the wooden platform, and avoid the spinning block in the center.

RED COIN 5: This one is simple, but I left it around as a marker. Go to the
right-most ledge for the coin, and go through the door behind it.

RED COIN 6: This room is easy. Take the platform in front of you, and itíll slide
right to our next coin. Now go to the ledge it takes you to, but not through the
door.

RED COIN 7: Take the next sliding block to another ledge. Grab the Wario cap here,
then take the third sliding block to our coin, and go through the door on this
ledge.

RED COIN 8: Use our new WARIO POWER to break a block on the right for our final
coin. The star surfaces on the right of this ledge.

-3S- Chief Chilly Challenge

I havenít gotten the coins yet here, but I CAN tell you how to get there. Go to
the Snowmanís Land room on floor 2 of the castle as Luigi, grab a Power Flower
on the pedestal, and go through the mirror. If you go through the door in the
back, you get a Star, but thatís not what we want. Go to the Wario painting on
the right side of the Mirror room.

RED COIN 1: Slide down the slide. Easy enough. Youíll be saved by and updraft.
Ignore the bullies here and go left. Maneuver across the grey ledges and after
crossing them, thereís a small lift running on the right here that will take you
to your coin.

RED COIN 2: Head right and jump off the cliff, yes, jump off. The wind god
rewards your suicidal thinking and saves you with an updraft that will lead us
to our coin!

RED COIN 3: Youíll land in freezing water. Youíll get hurt if you stay in too
long, so quickly nab the coin in the pond. Too bad we canít use Luigiís
Jesus-like powers to run out across the water and nab the coin...

RED COIN 4: Across from the pond is a giant pen full of bullies. Quickly get the
coin and escape to the other side before all heck breaks lose.

RED COIN 5: Oh great. Just when we escape the Bully pen, we have a moving block
puzzle to finish. And add to it, THEYíRE ICY AND EASY TO SLIDE OFF OF. Joy.
Quickly get to the second platform and snag this coin, lying in the center of
its path.

RED COIN 6: If you can, get to the block in front of Coin 5ís, which moves up
and down. From here get to the next block and get the coin in the center.

RED COIN 7: Cross the final block to get to solid ground, FINALLY! Thereís a
jail cell here with this coin, so get a Power Flower and go through with
Luigiís ultra invisible powers to snag it. After navigating some less-lethal
blocks you can get to an ? Box at the second-to-last ledge, so from there just
jump off to the gate.

RED COIN 8: Grab the Mario cap on the lowest level, climb to the Power Flower
again and grab it. Now that weíre Mario, we can float like an eagle to the
frozen lake in the distance for our coin. Now return to where you got Marioís
cap (Float back, of course) and weíll grab the star!

-4S- ? Switch

Get 15 stars and go to the lobby of the castle as Mario. Stand in the sun icon
and look up at the sun shining in.

Now, youíll land on a platform. Unless youíre not Mario, then you PLUMMET TO
YOUR DOOOOOOM! If you havenít hit the switch to activate the Red ? Boxes, do
that, then exit and come back. Youíll automatically have a Wing Cap on. I
used to think this was hard. Ha ha ha. Itís pathetic. Go right and we can
start. (I always used to go left to try and beat this. I was frustrated to
death until I figured to go right instead. XD)

RED COIN 1: Go down a bit to the right, and youíll eventually notice a coin
path leading to a giant coin ring where your first Red coin is inside.
(Thatís a lot of coins.)

RED COIN 2: Inside the same ring.

RED COIN 3: Keep following the path afterwards, going downwards. Your next
two coins are in the next ring.

RED COIN 4: See above.

RED COIN 5: Just keep following to the next ring.

RED COIN 6: Well, yeah, same coin ring.

RED COIN 7: Keep following the path onto the final coin ring.

RED COIN 8: Yup, same as Coin 7. That was easy, huh? Just land on
the tower thingy in the center for your star.

-5S- The Secret Aquarium

In the Jolly Roger Bay room, you may notice holes in the walls.
Back-flip to the one on the right for a secret level! Itís similar
to the ? Switch level in the fact that youíre constantly turning
right into rings of coins except youíre swimming and a few arenít
in rings this time, but itĎs still pretty straightforward.

RED COIN 1: Turn right and swim towards a ring of coins, with a Red
Coin in the center.

RED COIN 2: Swim right again to another ring and another red coin.

RED COIN 3: Keep turning in the same direction to another ring.

RED COIN 4: In another ring. *Sings* Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

RED COIN 5: Now swim to the bottom immediately after exiting Red Coin 4Ďs ring.
The next oneís in the bottom corner near a pillar.

RED COIN 6: Turn right to another pillar with another coin.

RED COIN 7: Gee, this is getting repetitive...Iím sure you can guess this
oneís location. Just turn right to a pillar. You know the drill.

RED COIN 8: Itís in front of the final pillar. Tada, hereís our star, in
the center of the aquarium.

-6S- The Secret Under The Moat

Drain the moat, then go to the end near the waterfall as Wario. Punch the
black brick open and jump into this somewhat annoying stage that this FAQ
unfortunately must force me into doing again...

RED COIN 1: Pay attention to your map. Youíll notice some little ledges
on the ground down the slide in front of you, so slide down so that you
go down to the left-most ledge. Our first coinís there.

RED COIN 2: Jump down to the middle ledge for the next coin.

RED COIN 3: Jump to the right-most ledge for a block. Yippee. Aim the
camera so you can see the other platforms. Aim your slide to the middle
platform in the bottom row.

RED COIN 4: Jump to the right from here onto another platform with
another coin.

RED COIN 5: Slide all the way to the bottom, then head around the corner
to the right. Run up those evil planks of death (Making sure youíre high
enough to reach the platform) and grab the Mario cap, if not for jumping
convenience. Head on the elevator chain to the right when oneís close
enough to you. Jump off to the next big evil plank. The coin is close to
where youíll end up landing.

RED COIN 6: The next coin is at the other end of the plank, grab it,
make sure the plank is high enough to reach the next elevator chain
and jump on one.

RED COIN 7: When the platform youíre on is high enough so you can jump
to an elevator on its way down, jump on the elevator and when itís far
down enough, you can reach another elevator set. Take this one high
enough to reach a higher set of elevators. On your jump to this set,
you can grab the coin.

RED COIN 8: Take this elevator chain to the top, and we can finally get
to solid ground. Grab the Luigi cap for later and get our final coin,
in front of a cage. The star is inside this cage, so grab the nearby Power
Flower for invisibility and run through to our star.

-7S- Behind the Waterfall

I explained how to get here in the FAQ, so read through that if you need
to know. Anywho, we're gonna need Wario for his Metal-ness.

RED COIN 1: AGG! As soon as we enter, we're greeted by a Snifit blasting
who knows what that stuff is at us! Run awaaay! Run down the hallway,
and jump across two ledges over the waterfall. Cross a bridge on the
second ledge to get to the righthand side. There's an alcove here with
two red coins.

RED COIN 2: In the same alcove as Coin 1.

RED COIN 3: Exit the alcove and head forward to the waterfall. Kill
the Goomba here if you need the Wario cap. Now jump ahead of you to
another rock with two coins.

RED COIN 4: Right next to Coin 3.

RED COIN 5: Grab the Power Flower to go metal. We can now walk under
the water, so jump off to the left and grab the coin.

RED COIN 6: It's right under the waterfall, part of a ring of coins
surrounding a certain shadowy
star. I wonder what'll show up there...?

RED COIN 7: Keep running around the platform in the clockwise
direction we're in to snag the coin, directly behing the platform.

RED COIN 8: This is in the gap between the big platform and the
Goomba's platform. Get it and return to coin 6. We did it! Now
do a Dora the Explorer dance and let's hot-tail it out of the
Metal Cavern.

-8S- Over the Rainbow

*Shudders* This is hard. Go as Mario. In the 3rd floor, go up
the shaft to the left and weíll start this baby. The key is
flying straight and steady here.

RED COIN 1: Right in front of you when you start.

RED COIN 2: Grab a Wing Cap. Go to where Coin 1 was and thereís a
ring. Triple jump to start flying and go through the ring. After
the ring is a rainbow. Follow it to a cloud. You may want to
approach the cloud from a side angle so you have more room to land.
The coinís here.

RED COIN 3: Renew your Wing Cap here if needed, then start off
again by triple jumping. Go off to behind the red box and youíll
notice two clouds, one above the other. The higher one seems to have
poles. Weíre too low to even reach the bottom one, so make a left
from here and land on a cannon platform. Have the Bob-omb Buddy
prepare it for you. Shoot to the top cloud and aim as high as
possible. Get the coin here.

RED COIN 4: On the same exact cloud up here. Now take the wing cap out
of the box and fly back to the cannon.

RED COIN 5: ...Actually, you donít have to, really. The one I go for
now is the one on the cloud under you. You could fly down to it or
use the cannon, but I personally suggest returning to the main cloud
and fly from there.

RED COIN 6: NOW fly to the cannon. Shoot for the poles, and fly of to
the middle one. Get the coin at the bottom of it.

RED COIN 7: Fly to a platform with a Wario cap marked on it on the map.
Fly there and get the coin.

RED COIN 8: Go in the cannon here to get to a cloud with a Wario Brick.
The coinís here. But geez, they placed the star all the way back at
the main cloud...Fuel up with one more Wing Cap before this trip, even
if you donít need it. Fly back to the cannon and aim as high as possible.
If needed, fly to the other cannon. You can definitely reach it from there.

4.
-------Bowser Level Coins-------

-1B- Bowser in the Dark World

Get twelve stars and approach the door in the lobby as Mario. Once opened,
Yoshi can go in too if you want. His jump is good for these coins, but if
youíre going after Bowser, itís harder (But more fun) since itís required
to get the caps Bowser spits at you sometimes to grab him and fling him
into a bomb. But thatís not what this FAQ is for; hereís your coin
walkthrough.

RED COIN 1: Go up to the fire-spitting thing ahead. Trip the switch to make
a box appear. Wait for the fire to spout again, then quickly nab the coin.

RED COIN 2: Wait for the switch to stop, then hit it again. Go back to the
start and get the coin off the cliff there. If you have a Power Flower and
youíre Mario, take the shortcut up to the brown Goomba platform and cut
some time off this. If not, navigate the platforms to the said brown platform.

RED COIN 3: From the Goomba place, hit the block for a 1-Up Shroom, then
continue up the bridge, onto the rock and avoid the sparkly guys. What
are their names again? Umm...Well, the coinís right here.

RED COIN 4: Continue up the bridge to the yellow block expanding towards you.
Jump on it, cross it to the grey platform, and go to the other yellow platform
for the next coin. Cross it to the rotating blocks of death!

RED COIN 5: Wait for the red platform of death to pass by it. Stand in the
lower-left corner of the platform youíre on to get it.

RED COIN 6: Cross the other platforms to the gray block ahead. Thereís a thin
blue strip to walk across for the next coin at the edge.

RED COIN 7: Cross the blue planks. On the second one, jump off to the thin gray
strip over to the left. Itís there. You can cross to the other side to the
Goomba.

RED COIN 8: Go up the wooden panels to the big switch. No need to step on it,
just jump to the purplish platform. The last one is the Red Coinís.

-2B- Bowser in the Fire Sea

One of my least favorite coin levels, for some reason. Ugh. Anywho, well, I
did this as Luigi, but I suppose anyone will do. The door still must be
opened by Mario, and you have to have beaten Star 1 of Dire, Dire Docks. So
here we go, good luck.

RED COIN 1: Go on the grate up ahead and jump on the other platforms as it
goes under the lava. When youíre at the other side, cross what look like roofs.
To avoid getting dunked into the lava while on the roof platforms, just stand
near the tops. Now go to the platform with the Bully. Ignore this bugger
(If possible) and go up the wire path to the left. Once at the top. Jump over
the gap for our coin.

RED COIN 2: Go back down the wire platform, pass the Goombas and grab the pole
on the grate ahead. When itís at the top, jump to a platform across from the
Bob-omb Buddy. Itís unstable. OH NOES. Grab the coin on the right-hand side
and quickly cross to the other tilting platform and up the pole.

RED COIN 3: Climb the pole to go up to a cage. Ugh, bad camera angles ahoy!
Turn the camera to the left and youíll notice a coin in the back corner.

RED COIN 4: Thereís an elevator in here. Start it up by going on it, then
go off, back into the cage. Drop down through the empty hole created by
the elevator and youíll get Coin 4.

RED COIN 5: Now go back and take the elevator this time. After getting to
the next floor, climb up the blue slide in front of you and slowly walk up
to the yellow walkway. At the top is a bully and a Red Coin.

RED COIN 6: Drop down and cross the platforms sliding across the lava. Watch
out for these bullies and climb the walkway. After climbing to the third
floor of the walkway, wait in the corner until the coin is close
enough to grab with a jump.

RED COIN 7: At the top of the stairs, a walkway will eventually fall to you.
Climb it, cross the roof-like platforms, and at the second fire-spitting
thingy, the coin will be in front of it on the roof. Make sure the flames
have stopped before going for it.

RED COIN 8: After crossing the roofs, heal at the heart thing if needed
and jump to the pole on the platform. Go down the next pole thatíll pop
up ahead, and land on itís platform. Make sure the platform isnít under
lava though. Cross the solid brick walkway to another pole. Climb the
pole, and when the pole is at its peak, handstand for the final coin.
Backtrack to the other pole, and when it comes up to the brown grate,
do a backwards somersault to get to the right-hand platform, then
jump to the left ledge to get the star.

-3B- Bowser in the Sky

Well, still pretty hard here, but not as hard as the Fire Sea, at
least in my opinion. You have no choice but to go as Mario, who is
the only one who can climb the endless stairs, that is, once you
have 80 stars.

Also, appreciate the fact that I wrote this on paper while doing
the level, lit only by the little amount of light my TV would
give off when showing Family Guy. APPRECIATE ME, DAMN YOU!

RED COIN 1: Jump straight across these platforms,watching
out for the purple block. Jump on it and up to a platform with a
box on it. Youíll notice the coin behind you. Turn to a side angle
so you can see the purple block, then do a backwards somersault
for the coin when the block is out, to limit the chance you plunge
to your doom.

RED COIN 2: Just run up the wall from here, and simply pass a few
Goombas and cross a spinning platform to the coin in the corner of
the block. You canít miss it. Or maybe you can, but itís not hidden
or anything.

RED COIN 3: From coin 2,  run below the large plank weíve come to
know over the course of the FAQ. Now turn so Mario is facing the far
edge, and turn the camera to his back. You may notice a coin to your 
right. (Adjacent to the line of yellow coins) CAREFULLY walk down 
and grab it.

Also, if you go to the far end, you can hit a switch and get a
pathetically easy star. (Easier the Fire Seaís Switch Star in my
opinion) Work your way back up to the plank and go to the platform
with the weird purple Bob-omb. (According to Paper Mario, that 
could would make him a Bob-ulk, I believe.)

RED COIN 4: Hit the switch on the other end, away from Mr. Bob-ulk.
Climb these stairs to more vertical walls we must walk up.
Listen for the fire, and dash once you hear itís turned off. At the
top is our coin.

RED COIN 5: Now run down the other vertical wall to a checkered
platform. Watch for the piranha who somehow escaped Tiny-Huge Island.
Now, youíll see an arrow platform. Get ready for a ride. Heal, youíll
need it on the "off chance" you fall getting this coin. Change to a
side view and youíll see the coin perched atop a diamond-like
platform. Jump on one of the lower, flat platforms, run up and get
ready to fall. You should survive, but youíll be a far way down. Go
back up and complete the ride if you havenít already.

RED COIN 6: Itís on the first spinny platform after your ride on the
arrow platform, in plain sight.

RED COIN 7: Climb the pole on the other rotating block and kill the
Goombas. More stupid purple platforms ahead...And our coin! Jump for
the pole when the platform is extended far enough, then handstand
on the pole for the coin. Jump off to the other purple block at the
other side.

RED COIN 8: This is it! After continuing up the simple path here,
go for the rotating platforms and arrange the camera so you can
easily see the platforms. Youíll notice another set of platforms
rotating around above the set youíre on. Jump to those and you can
reach the final floor of the level. DO NOT JUMP TO THE PATH
WITH THE PILLARS YET. It has a strong gust you must run against.
So if you feel like you need to, lure the Goombas up there to you,
then kick them to clear the path. Now RUN. Heal at the heart, too.
After making it on the stairs, slowly walk off the first step,
left or right. It doesnít matter. Thereís a thin path down here.
The coin is cleverly hidden under the stairs.

Now, THATíS FINALLY IT! Youíre done! And I can stop abusing the
word "platform"! ...I hope. Good luck with Bowser, youíll need it.
But thereís still a final section for me to cover...

5.
-------Other Red Coins-------

-1O- Boos in the Castle Courtyard

You must have a mustached hero for this. Yoshiís ground pounds
wonít effect the Boos you need to kill for this star.

Anywho, when youíre ready, go to the Basement. Thereís a Boo
down there whoíll run away after seeing you. Chase him to the
courtyard.

RED COIN 1: Thereís a Boo right in front of you, but if you
look at him, he turns invisible and impossible to kill. So
face away from him and wait for him to come at you. When heís
about to touch your back, jump and pound the coin out of him.

RED COIN 2: Thereís another one in the fountain right now,
I believe, or at least heíll run in there eventually.
This is a little harder due to the fact heís inside of the
fountain, but the same rule applies. You can lure him out
using back-facing tactics.

RED COIN 3-8: Well, theyíre really just scattered around now.
I donít even know why I bothered to write this all out.
Itís not too hard, unless, of course, the Red Coins arenít in
them, which I will explain in our next section:

-2O- If I Donít Get Them

This comes from Mike Shay, a fellow (well, formerly fellow)
FAQ writer here. I am taking his word for it; I hope he doesn't
mind if I quote him.

"First off, I would like to thank you for the well-written FAQ
posted on GameFAQs, but there is a major problem in it that
is of large concern.

You have mentioned that the Boos in the Courtyard star may
disappear, whether you believe it or not, but posting
information on it can't hurt, and it will help keep the
questions down, right?

Wrong. It IS hurting. It is greatly damaging the GameFAQs
SM64DS board's community, and is entirely a ficticious rumour.
Your FAQ is one of the few that are keeping this rumour alive,
and I ask you kindly now to edit or erase that section of the
FAQ altogether.

You have been getting results from people who the star's
"gone missing" for, and they've gotten "that star" somewhere
else, right? Well, that's not quite the full story.

In actuality, the star never disappears. It never has,
never will, for no one. The actual culprits of this mystery
are actually memory, incorrect resources, and natural impulse.
When one sees the Boos with the red coins in them, they will
get the coins instantaneously, without thinking. They'll get
the star, not even realizing they've done so. Once they get
to 149 stars, they search frantically for the final one, not
remembering which they had previously gotten. They check a
FAQ to see which one they may have missed, and find in those
few that this one may have been the one. They go back to check
it, but seeing as they got the star impulsively, they have
little to no memory of it ever being there, and thus believe
that they "missed" it.

They actually only are missing another star, likely the Boo
behind-the-painting one or one of the Toad stars. The star
is NEVER transferred over to another location, and the thought
that it is is becoming a rapidly-growing nightmare on the boards.

People have actually PROVEN that this star doesn't disappear,
by getting it as their 150th star in all three existing versions
of the game.

What can you do? Well, the quickest solution would be to merely
delete that small segment of your well-written FAQ that mentions
it, but a smarter solution (which would also save your inbox, =P)
would be to change the section to explain some of the more major
points which I have explained to you this day. With your support,
we may be able to finally put this horrid rumour to rest, once and
for all."

And well said! I have been meaning to edit this for some time due
to my own unsureness of the subject but Mike finally motivated
me to do something. So there you have it.

6.
-------Ending-------

-1E- Copyrights

The legal crap. You know.

Mario, the Nintendo DS and this game (Super Mario 64 DS) are
NOT owned by me. Surprising. Mario is copyrighted by Nintendo.
...But technically, I OWN a Nintendo DS, but I don't have the
copyrights and blah. Nintendo does.

GameFAQs isnít owned by me either. Itís owned by CJayC. Wow.

This FAQ, however, is MINE. You canít use it on your site
unless your site is GameFAQs. THEY can use it. ...Or you could
use it if you ask for permission. That works too. It belongs to
Evan C. George, AKA Tails2k, Tails2k1, Tails2k2, Evang, Evie,
Evring, Toast, and, normally, just plain old Evan. NO OTHERS.

-2E- Suck-Up Section

Thanks, GameFAQs, for being an awesome site and hopefully
accepting this FAQ.

Thanks, Nintendo, for making the wonderful Nintendo DS,
this game and helping me through many a boring car ride
with your portable systems.

Thank you, Coca-Cola, for without your wonderful soda,
I wouldnít have had the pep in me to write this monstrosity.

Thank you, Batotaur, for having the skills to survive.

Thanks, 390494. (I used a secret code to hide it!)

Thanks to anyone who understood the previous two statements,
AKA my true pals and all those who've stuck by me. That means
Carbon, Azp, Brody, thecow, WolfLord, and a bunch of other
idiots who feed off the dead remains of an Animal Crossing
website with me.

THANK YOU, GENERAL BOB! You and your Super Saiyan Loller
Skating powers saved the world from the evil ROFL Waffles!
LET'S GIVE GENERAL BOB A HAND! (If you don't know what
I'm talking about...go on e-Bay more.)

My lava lamp, for mesmerizing me every time I try to write this.
...Wait, I don't wanna thank something that distracts me. Gyah.

Thanks to Mike Shay for taking the time to e-mail me on the
whole Red Coin ordeal.

Thanks, to me, for writing this, then going back and editing it
a million times after it got rejected, as well as having to
constantly indent everything to conform to the "80 characters
a sentence" rule at GameFAQS. I guess I know for next time. :P

And thanks, everyone who encouraged me to write this FAQ.
Itís my first, you know. ...As if I didn't say that
enough.

-3E- Contact

My e-mail is Evang7@gmail.com. Spam/flame me and you will die.
You can also contact me via AIM at Evang1109. One of the
bigger sacrifices of being a FAQ writer is having idiots bombard
you with dumb crap you couldn't care less about, and/or repeating
questions you've answered a million times to other AIMers, that
have already been said in the FAQ...

-4E- Closing

Well, thatís it. My first FAQ is done. Iíd be lucky if I didnít get
arthritis when Iím old, crotchety and hating whippersnappers now,
between the games I play and the typing I do. But now I can add
"FAQ Writer" to my already hefty resume of nerdiness, including
"fanfic writer", "Gaming Nerd" and...I dunno what else I do
besides that. Sad.

So thanks for reading. If I helped you, well, all the better.
Making someone happy is always a plus to my day. See you some
other time.

-Evan George (Yes, I have a weird last name. ONOS.)