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    NOTE: This guide is still under construction. Some sections are still being
    written.
    
    
    
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    CONTENTS
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    1.  Introduction 
    2.  Game Background
    3.  Controls
    4.  Move List
    5.  Walkthrough
    
      I.    Bomb-Omb Battlefield
      II.   Whomp's Fortress
      III.  Jolly Roger Bay
      IV.   Cool, Cool Mountain
      V.    Big Boo's Haunt
      VI.   Hazy Maze Cave
      VII.  Lethal Lava Land
      VIII. Shifting Sand Land
      IX.   Dire, Dire Docks
      X.    Snowman's Land
      XI.   Wet-Dry World
      XII.  Tall, Tall Mountain
      XIII. Tiny-Huge Island
      XIV.  Tick Tock Clock
      XV.   Rainbow Ride
    
    6.  Castle Secret Stars
    7.  Other Areas
    8.  Bestiary
    9.  Boss Strategies
    10. Items
    11. Secrets
    12. Multiplayer
    13. Version History
    14. Credits/Legal Info/Contact Info
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
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    Forthcoming
    
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    2. GAME BACKGROUND
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    Here is the official story according to the game's manual:
    
    "'Please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you.'
    
    At the invitation of Princess Peach, Mario, accompanied by party-crashers
    Luigi and Wario, enter the Mushroom Castle. 
    
    But when the three don't come out of the castle for a long time, Yoshi decides
    to check up on them.
    
    Upon entering the castle, Yoshi discovers that no one is there. According to
    Toad, Bowser has stolen the Power Stars guarding the castle and locked
    Princess Peach into the walls and paintings. Maybe Mario and his friends have
    been captured in the paintings, too!
    
    Now it's up to Yoshi to rescue Princess Peach, Mario, Luigi, and Wario from
    the castle's paintings and walls!"
    
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    3. CONTROLS
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    Forthcoming
    
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    4. MOVE LIST
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    Forthcoming
    
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    5. WALKTHROUGH
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    Section 0: Pregame
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    As the game begins, you see a note from Princess Peach inviting Mario to the
    castle to come over and have some cake. After the letter fades away, we see
    the Latiku cameraman doing a fly-over of the castle grounds. As he settles 
    down to a position at the beginning of the path to the castle, a pipe comes
    up from the ground, and out comes Mario! After a few more seconds, two more
    pipes appear. Who could it be? Luigi and Wario then emerge from the pipes.
    After a brief "funny" moment, the trio head toward the castle. The camera
    then pans up revealing Yoshi sleeping on the roof of the castle. Fade to black.
    The picture returns showing Latiku. He tells Yoshi that Mario, Luigi, and 
    Wario have been in the castle for awhile, and that Yoshi should go check on 
    them. You then gain control of Yoshi.
    
    Head over the grassy hill and across the bridge. Wait, what's that? A lock on 
    the door? When you approach the door, you get a message saying you need a key
    to open the door, along with a menacing laugh. Head back over the bridge. 
    Latiku approaches you and informs you that he just saw a rabbit running off
    with a key, and suggests that you look at the Touch Screen to find where the
    rabbit is. 
    
    Head over toward the shining star-key icon on the Touch Screen map. You'll 
    arrive in a hedge maze type area. You'll see a small yellow rabbit that hops
    away as soon as you approach. Chase the little bugger down and get him with
    Yoshi's tongue. The rabbit will then rebuke you and plead with Yoshi to not
    eat him. Yoshi spits the rabbit out, and the rabbit gives you the key. 
    Congratulations. Save and head over toward the castle doors. Approach the door
    to unlock it, and head inside.
    
    Inside, you'll receive a sinister message telling you that no one's home. 
    Talk to the Toad on the left as soon as you enter the foyer. He'll give you
    the lowdown on what's going on. Basically, the Princess, Mario, Luigi, and 
    Wario have been kidnapped by Bowser and trapped in the walls. Last Toad saw
    them, they were heading into the room with the Bomb-Omb painting in it to your
    left. Take the Toad's advice and enter the door with a blank star on it.
    
    Inside, you'll find a large, raised platform and a large painting of some 
    Bomb-ombs. Jump into the picture to start your adventure. 
    
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    Section I: Bomb-Omb Battlefield
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    Course Location
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    Just inside the castle foyer to the left, up a small flight of stairs, behind
    a door with a blank star on it.
    
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    Course Requirements
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    None
    
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    Course Overview
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    Basically, this course is a giant battlefield dominated by a huge mountain.
    The area you begin at has a few red Bomb-omb Buddies and some red blocks
    containing coins. There are some Goombas near a ramp up the path as well as 
    a red ? box to the right of the ramp. Up the ramp is a flat plain containing
    more Goombas. To the left is Chain Chomp and his cage. Over the teeter-totter
    to the left is an area containing a Star Marker, some posts, trees and more
    Goombas. To the right or up the stairs is an area containing some hills and
    lots of Bomb-oms. The occasional water bomb also graces this area. In the back
    is another red ? block and some flowerbeds. Below the ramp that leads through
    the gate is a small room with a ! switch, a 1UP, and a red coin. 
    
    Through the aforementioned gate is a white ramp that all the falling 
    cannonballs roll down, and a few Bomb-ombs. Back up through the gate you'll
    find a pit with a few cannonballs rolling in it. This leads to the main path
    up the mountain. Along this path is a small area with a tree, a Bomb-omb, and
    a cannon. Farther up the path is a hole that some cannonballs come out of, 
    followed by a pit. Farther up, you'll come to a Bomb-omb next to an active 
    cannon that's shooting out water bombs. Across the next pit you'll come to a
    ledge with some coins and a cannon. The next ledge up has a heart and a sign
    on it. Almost to the top. One more cannonball hole will assault you as you
    finish your climb up the mountain. What you'll find at the top depends on what
    Star you're working on.
    
    There is also a small floating island next to the mountain with a tree, a 
    cannon, and a ? block.
    
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    Cannon Locations
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    Bomb-omb Buddy: Talk to the Bomb-omb Buddy standing next to the cannon right 
                    by where you begin the level.
    
    1. Right next to where you start. Note: If you choose the star "Big Bomb-Omb
       On The Summit", this cannon will not be available. 
    
    2. Directly beneath the floating island, to the right of Chain Chomp in the
       top of a large white rock.
    
    3. In the area over the teeter totter in a white rock near the flowerbeds.
    
    4. Up the mountain path a bit next to a Bomb-omb and a tree.
    
    5. Further up the mountain on the second ledge.
    
    6. On the floating island.
    
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    Warp Locations
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    1. In the cannonball holes on the side of the mountain. They transport you
       between the two of them.
    
    2. In the flowerbed to your right as you run up the wooden ramp. It transports
       you to another flowerbed near cannon number 3. 
    
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    Star 1
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    Name: Big Bomb-Omb On The Summit
    Requirements: None
    
    Make your way up the path and over the ramp. Carefully run past Chain Chomp
    and over the teeter-totter. Follow the signs and make a right, crossing over
    a small stone bridge. Make another right and navigate the ball pit. Head left 
    and start your trek up the mountain proper. As soon as you come to the first
    cannonball hole, take the warp up to the top of the mountain. Approach King
    Bomb-Omb. He makes a small speech and the battle begins. Back away from the
    King and wait for him to throw a small Bomb-omb at you. Pick it up (or suck 
    it in as Yoshi) and throw it (or spit, again, as Yoshi) at the King. When you
    land a hit on him, he will begin to bounce around. Avoid him until he stops.
    Three hits with his own bombs will make him surrender. Grab the Star as it 
    emerges from his exploding body.
    
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    Star 2
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    Name: Footrace With Koopa the Quick
    Requirements: Star 1 complete, plus Mario, or a Mario cap
    
    When you enter the course, you'll likely spot Koopa the Quick ahead on your 
    right. If you're Mario, he'll challenge you to a race right away. If you're 
    any other character, he'll ask you to go find Mario. You'll need to grab one
    of the two Mario caps provided for you. Head up the wooden ramp towards the cap
    shown on your Touch Screen and you'll find a Goomba wearing it. Stomp him, and
    take the cap. Anyway, when you talk to Koopa as or under the guise of Mario, 
    select "Go!" to start the race. The best course of action is to take the same
    route outlined in the previous star: Up the ramp, over the teeter-totter, 
    and up the mountain. However, it is imperative that you DO NOT use the warp. 
    If you do, Koopa will accuse you of cheating. If you keep a leisurely pace
    and to not follow Koopa, you should easily make it to the summit before him.
    If you lose your cap on the way up, grab it quickly or grab the other cap
    as you're making your way up the mountain. When you make it to the top before
    Koopa, he'll reluctantly award you his star. Better luck next time, Koopa. 
    Note: If you lose to Koopa, you'll have to exit the course to try again.
    
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    Star 3
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    Name: 5 Silver Stars!
    Requirements: Star 2 complete
    
    SS 1:  From the start, head right towards the path past the Star Sphere.
    To the left of the path is a tree. Climb up to the top of the tree and dismount 
    to collect the first Silver Star. 
    
    SS 2:  Head up the wooden ramp. You'll see Chain Chomp bouncing around in the
    area with the second Silver Star at the end of his leash. Carefully navigate 
    behind him and grab it. 
    
    SS 3:  Make your way over the teeter-totter and make a left. The Goomba on
    the left has the third Silver Star. Stop him and grab it.
    
    SS 4:  Jump up the ledge and go straight past the ? block. The Silver Star in
    bouncing in the second flowerbed.
    
    SS 5:  Go right from the fourth star and head over the white stone bridge. 
    Go through the ball pit and star up the mountain. The last Silver Star is in
    the possession of the second Goomba you see. Stomp him and grab it.
    
    Power Star: Head back towards the Star Sphere marked on your Touch Screen near
    the beginning of the level and grab the star. 
    
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    Star 4
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    Name: Big Bomb-Omb's Revenge
    Requirements: Star 3 completed, plus Mario or Mario cap.
    
    This is simply a rematch with the King Bomb-omb, but his time he doesn't throw
    bombs, so you'll have to grab the Mario cap on the Goomba on the first ledge 
    up the mountain. When you get to the top, simply run behind the King, pick him
    up, and throw him three times to get the Star
    
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    Star 5
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    Name: Mario Wings to the Sky
    Requirements: None, but Mario or Mario Cap and ? switch activated strongly
                  recommended.
    
    This Star is next-to-impossible to complete without Mario and the ? block, so
    I won't go into how to do it. Anyway, grab a feather from the ? block to the 
    left of the wooden ramp and go into the cannon near the start. Shoot up onto 
    the mountain and go into the cannon there. From that cannon, shoot over
    onto the floating island and land by grabbing onto the tree. Grab another
    feather from the ? block up there and jump into the cannon. Ok. Now, see all 
    those rings of coins with a coin in the middle of each? Well, what you need to
    do is get the middle coin out of all five of those coin rings. Shoot out of 
    the cannon and guide Mario to all 5 coins. It will definitely take some 
    practice to get, but keep working at it and you'll get it eventually get them. 
    Don't forget to land and grab another feather every minute or so. 
    
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    Star 6
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    Name: Find the 8 Red Coins
    Requirements: None
    
    Red Coin 1: From the start, head down the path towards the wooden ramp, but go
    to the elevator instead of over the bridge. The first coin is floating above
    the elevator.
    
    Red Coin 2: Ride up the elevator and head toward the large white rock to the 
    left of Chain Chomp's cage. The coin is on top of the rock.
    
    Red Coin 3: From the rock, head right to Chain Chomp. The coin is on top of 
    the post Chomp is leashed to. (Oh joy)
    
    Red Coin 4: Head over the teeter-totter and make a left. Coin four is right 
    next to the Star Marker.
    
    Red Coin 5: The coin is right next to Red Coin four.
    
    Red Coin 6: Jump up the ledge and head across the plain to the stone bridge.
    Enter the niche below to the left to find the sixth Red Coin.
    
    Red Coin 7: Head up the ramp from Coin six and cross over the top of the stone
    ledge. Instead of going through the ball pit, approach the large grassy hill
    and dash up it to collect Red Coin seven. 
    
    Red Coin 8: After you reach the top of the slope where you collected coin 
    seven, do a U-turn and head up the mountain until you come to the cannon. 
    Shoot over to the floating island and collect the Red Coin over the tree.
    
    Power Star: Simply jump in the cannon and shoot towards the Star Marker on 
    your Touch Screen and collect the Power Star.
    
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    Star 7
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    Name: Behind Chain-Chomp's Gate
    Requirements: None
    
    This Star is easy. Simply head up over the wooden ramp to Chain Chomp. Pound
    the stake he is leashed to three times to free him, and he'll thank you by 
    breaking open the cage holding the Star prisoner. 
    
    ALTERNATE METHOD: If you have unlocked Luigi, grab a Power Flower from the ?
    block to the right of the wooden lamp and simply run through the bars of the 
    cage and grab the star.
    
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    Section II: Whomp's Fortress
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    Course Location
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    From the castle front doors, make a right. You'll see a light brown door in the
    side of the wall with a star on it. There is a red "1" inside of the star. The
    course is in the painting in this room. 
    
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    Course Requirements
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    1 Power Star
    
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    Course Overview
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    You begin in a small grassy area at the foot of a gigantic fortress. If you 
    climb all the way up the tree right next to where you start, a small brown owl
    will fly out and offer to take you to the top of the fortress. Continuing along
    the grassy area, you come to a Piranha Plant sleeping in a flowerbed. Around
    the corner to the left are two posts, a Star Marker, two Goombas, and two
    flowerbeds, one surrounded by coins. Over the fence is a red block tucked away
    in between who brown pillars that conceals this level's Star Switch. Further
    ahead is another Piranha Plant and another red block. Around the corner is a 
    pit. On the other side is a small ledge with three red blocks and a Bullet 
    Bill launcher in front of it. Further ahead are two flowerbeds concealing 
    three, count 'em, three Piranha Plants. Around the _next_ corner is this 
    level's Star Sphere and a fence leading over to a stone area with a few 
    Goombas. Up the ramp is a small area with a few coins and the level's only 
    cannon. After that is a small water filled area with a few coin rings. Down the 
    ledge to the right is the starting point.
    
    Up the small ramp in front of the starting point are some blocks that come out
    of the wall and try to push you off to the ground below. Ahead of those are 
    some sections of the ground that will slide out from under you making you fall
    as well. Past those is a small area containing a red ? block, a red brick block
    and a giant grey Thwomp. Under the Thwomp and up the stairs is another small
    area containing a ramp back down the the watery area and some stairs leading
    further up to a sleeping Piranha Plant. To the left is a collapsing bridge,
    which in turn leads to a small wooden bridge. On the other side is a rotating
    platform. Across that lies a wide large stone path circling around the fortress
    that ends at an elevator. Up the elevator is the top. What you'll find here 
    depends on what Star you are currently completing. If you're doing the "Chip
    Off Whomp's Block" Star, you'll find the gigantic King Whomp. If you're doing
    any other star, you'll find a smaller tower with moving bricks placed around
    its exterior. 
    
    If the smaller tower is present on the top of the fortress, then a wooden 
    plank will be standing up in one of the corners of the top of the large part
    of the fortress. If you kick this down, you will gain access to a few floating
    islands containing some coins.
    
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    Cannon Locations
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    Bomb-omb Buddy: If you have the "Shoot Into the Wild Blue" Star active, the
    Bomb-omb Buddy will appear right next to the cannon. To get there from the 
    start, jump up onto the small ledge in front of you, and backflip up to the 
    top of the stone wall. Run across the watery area and the Bomb-omb Buddy will
    be right there.
    
    1. Right next to the Bomb-omb Buddy who is across the watery area from the 
       start.
    
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    Warp Locations
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    None
    
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    Star 1
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    Name: Chip Off Whomp's Block
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, jump up onto the ledge in front of you and backflip up to the
    top of the stone wall. Run up the stone ramp to the top and make a left. 
    Run past the Piranha Plant and across the collapsing bridge. make your way over
    the small wooden bridge and across the rotating bridge to the other side. Make 
    a right and follow the wide stone path past two small Whomps to the elevator
    at the end. Jump onto the elevator and take it to the top to meet King Whomp. 
    He makes a small speech about how Mario doesn't appreciate the work he and his
    subjects do for Mario, blah blah blah. When the battle begins, wait for Whomp
    to jump and quickly run out from under him and go behind his prone body. Jump
    onto his back and do a ground pound. Whomp will then get up. Repeat this 
    process twice to make Whomp throw in the towel. He will apologize to Mario and
    explode, leaving behind his Power Star.
    
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    Star 2
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    Name: To the Top of the Fortress
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    This Power Star is relatively easy to obtain. Simply follow the same path as 
    you did to get to Whomp. When you get to the top, instead of seeing Whomp, a
    smaller tower has appeared on the top of the fortress. Carefully jump up the
    sliding blocks around the tower until you get to the last one, which will 
    give you a nice smooth ride to the very tip-top of the tower. Up here you will
    find your Star ripe for the picking.
    
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    Star 3
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    Name: Shoot into the Wild Blue
    Requirements: Star 2 completed
    
    From the start, jump up the short ledge and backflip to the top of the stone 
    wall. Run across the shallow water to the waiting Bomb-omb Buddy. Once the 
    cannon is open, jump in. Aim down and to the left so you see a small hanging
    area with a flagpole on the top of it. Aim your cannon so that the bottom 
    of the middle and farthest pillar is just touching the bottom of your line of
    sight. If performed correctly, you will fly out of the cannon, hit the pillar,
    and fall safely to the bottom of the small platform. From here, simply slide
    down the pole to the area below and collect your Star.
    
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    Star 4
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    Name: Red Coins of the Floating Isle
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    Red Coin 1: From the start, jump up the small ledge and run up the brown ramp.
    Floating above the middle moving brick is the first coin.
    
    Red Coin 2: From Coin 1, jump over the pits and climb the stairs. Jump from a
    higher step onto the top of the second Thwomp, wait for it to rise, and grab
    the next coin.
    
    Red Coin 3: Jump off of the Thwomp and go back down the stairs. Jump over the
    fence to the ground below. Make a left and jump over the pit and up the ledge.
    Now, walk slowly and kill the three Piranha Plants in the two flowerbeds ahead,
    and grab the third coin.
    
    Red Coin 4: From the third coin, make a left and jump over the pit and the 
    fence. Run up the ramp, make a left, and go through the water. Run up the
    next stone ramp and make a left. Run quickly behind the sleeping Piranha Plant
    to nab the fourth coin.
    
    Red Coin 5: Keep going left past the Piranha Plant and you see the coin 
    sitting on a skinny ledge.
    
    Red Coin 6: After you get coin 5, kill the Piranha Plant and run onto the 
    spinning platform. Walk onto it, then wait for it to face the opposite side.
    When it does, quickly run to the end of the platform, so you'll catch coin 
    number six as you pass by. 
    
    Red Coin 7: From coin 6, make your way to the top of the fortress. In one 
    corner, a long wooden board will be standing upright. Kick it down and cross it
    to grab the seventh coin.
    
    Red Coin 8: From the floating platform where you grabbed coin seven, jump 
    across the three spinning grassy platforms to grab the last coin.
    
    Power Star: From the floating island that coin eight was on, simply long jump
    in the direction of the star on your Touch Screen. You should land safely a 
    few feet in front of the Star Marker. Grab the Star.
    
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    Star 5
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    Name: Fall onto the Caged Island
    Requirements: Star 2 completed.
    
    Jump into the tree right near where you start and climb to the top. An owl 
    will appear. After he is done talking, jump and hold B to have him take you 
    high up in the sky. Simply guide the own above the island marked by a star on 
    your Touch Screen, and let go of B. You will fall onto the island and be able 
    to grab the Star,
    
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    Star 6
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    Name: Blast Away the Wall
    Requirements: Star 2 completed
    
    From the start, jump up the small ledge and backflip to the top of the stone 
    wall. Run across the shallow water and jump into the cannon. Aim the cannon 
    right until you see two corners with a red coin between them. Position the 
    cannon so that the corner of the farther wall is in the middle of your
    crosshairs. Fire. You will shoot out and blast away the corner of the wall, 
    revealing a Star. From where you landed in the water, run up the stone ramp, 
    go left past the Piranha Plant, go over the collapsing bridge and the small 
    wooden bridge after it to grab your Star. Note: You can also try to shoot out
    of the cannon again to claim your Star, but this is very tricky and will more
    often than not get you killed unless you are a marksman or just plain lucky.
    
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    Star 7
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    Name: Switch Star of the Fortress
    Requirements: Mario or Mario cap
    
    From where you begin, head around the corner, go past the Goombas, and jump
    over the fence. In between the first two brown pillars is a red brick. Break 
    it with a punch. (If you need a Mario cap, the Goomba right next to the switch
    has one.) Once you hit the switch, a Star will appear in the Star Sphere, and
    a timer will begin to tick. Go! Run left and jump over the pit. Make a left 
    past the Piranha Plant and jump over the next pit and up the small ledge. Run
    through the stakes, and make a final left past the three Piranha plants. Jump
    the final pit and jump into the Star Sphere to smash it and grab your well
    earned Star.
    
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    Section III: Jolly Roger Bay
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    Course Location
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    From the main castle entrance, head right and go up the small flight of stairs
    directly opposite the stairs that lead to Bomb-omb Battlefield. The course is
    behind the three star door up the stairs.
    
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    Course Requirements
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    3 Power Stars
    
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    Course Overview
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    Welcome to Jolly Roger Bay. This course is mostly water, with a few islands and
    dry spots here and there. You start on a small patch of land with a few 
    Goombas, some red bricks, and a blue coin switch. Heading out into the water 
    and swimming right will lead to a small wooden platform in the water. From one
    side you can reach the Bomb-Omb buddy for this level, and from the other side
    you can jump up to a platform with a ! switch that places block is between the 
    floating wooden platforms that will lead to the ship when you raise it up from
    the sea floor. The sea floor gets very deep here, and at the bottom you'll 
    find quite a few coins and a vortex or sunken ship depending on how you have 
    progressed. A small tunnel in the wall of the trench leads to a cave 
    containing this level's Switch Star, and a great deal of falling blocks.
    
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    Cannon Locations
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    Bomb-Omb Buddy: From the start, head out into the water and swim right to the 
    floating piece of wood. Jump onto it and then onto the platform to the right
    where the Bomb-Omb Buddy is waiting. NOTE: You must have completed Star 1 for
    the Bomb-Omb Buddy to appear.
    
    1. In the large white rock right in front of where you start.
    
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    Warp Locations
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    None
    
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    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Plunder in the Sunken Ship
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, make your way forward and swim until the sea floor drops.
    Come up for air and dive all the way down towards the bottom. Head towards the
    sunken ship resting on the sea floor. There is a window with an eel in it 
    towards the stern of the ship on the deck. Swim near the eel to lure him out 
    of the hole, and swim in after his egress. You will appear in a large water 
    filled room. Swim down to a treasure chest on the floor. Open it and quickly 
    turn around and swim toward the rapidly descending water flowing down a sloped 
    wall with many little platforms on it. If you swim fast enough, you should be 
    able to get yourself onto one of the higher platforms before the water 
    completely  recedes. From the place where you surfaced, carefully jump from 
    platform to platform or crawl up the wall itself to the top platform. Break 
    open the ! block there and collect the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Can the Ell Come Out to Play?
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    From the start, swim straight ahead to the deep portion of the sea. Dive down,
    and in the far wall you will see an eel with his head sticking out of the wall.
    Swim past him to lure him out of his hole. As he swims past, you will probably
    notice the Power Star on his tail. Keeping an eye on your Power meter, 
    carefully manuver behind him and touch the Star on his tail. It may take some
    practice. After touching it, the Star will some a few feet away nearer to the
    eel's hole. Swim over and nab it.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Treasure in the Ocean Cave
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, swim straight to the deep portion of the sea. Dive down and 
    enter the tunnel in the wall. At the end of the tunnel, you will be emptied
    out into a large cave. Make a left and run through the cave, dodging the 
    falling bricks as you go. You will come to four chests on a raised platform.
    Stand in front of the front chest (DON'T TOUCH IT!) and open them in this 
    order
    
    Rear, Left, Right, Front
    
    Grab the Star that emerges from the last chest and you're outta here.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Blast to the Stone Pillar.
    Requirements: Star 1 competed.
    
    From the start, enter the cannon in the rock ahead of you. If it is not open,
    see above for how to open it. Once in the cannon, aim the cannon down and 
    right until you see three spikey rocks. Aim at the leftmost one, and position 
    the cannon so that the leftmost spike is in the center, and that just about 
    half an inch of the tree scenery in the background is showing at the bottom. 
    Fire, and you should grab hold of the spike. Position yourself so that your 
    back is facing the platform with the Star to your left, jump, and nab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
    Requirements: Star 1 completed.
    
    Red Coin 1: From the start, enter the water and dive to the bottom. The first
    coin is in the mouth of the nearest clam to the shore. Approach and wait for 
    it to open, then grab the coin.
    
    Red Coin 2: From the previous coin, swim up and left to the area with the 
    floating wooden board. The coin is in another clam in front of the wooden 
    board.
    
    Red Coin 3: From coin two, jump up onto the floating wooden platform onto the
    stone ledge with the Bomb-Omb Buddy on it. The coin is floating over the top
    of the spike next to the platform.
    
    Red Coin 4: From coin three, swim forward and down to the ledge separating the 
    shallow water from the trench. The coin is inside yet another clam situated on
    the ledge.
    
    Red Coin 5: Swim down into the trench. The coin is in the mouth of the only
    clam on the sea floor.
    
    Red Coin 6: Swim from the trench back up to the floating wooden platform. This 
    time, jump onto the stone ledge on the left. Press the ! switch and navigate 
    onto the deck of the ship. The next coin is floating above the bow (front) of 
    the ship. Wait for the ship to rise, then nab it.
    
    Red Coins 7 and 8: From the last coin, simply jump up onto the stern of the 
    ship. The two coins are floating above the stern. Wait for the ship to rise 
    and grab them. 
    
    Power Star: The Power Star appears right next to the two coins you just 
    collected. That was easy
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Switch Star of the Bay
    Requirements: Luigi rescued
    
    From the start, swim down into the ocean trench. Collect the Luigi cap on the
    far side of the trench (if needed) and make your way through the tunnel and 
    into the cave. Head straight and grab the Power Flower out of the ? block to
    make Luigi invisible. Run towards the other end of the cave, sticking to the
    right wall. You'll see a Star Switch. Step on it, and continue your sprint to 
    the other end of the cave. Once there, dash into the cage and smash the Star
    Sphere to collect the Power Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Through the Jet Stream
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    From the start, make your way straight to the trench, dive down, and enter the
    underwater cave. Head left and grab the Wario cap (if needed), then grab the 
    Power Flower from the ? box. Quickly run back through the tunnel to the trench
    and enter the jet stream containing the Star, and grab it.
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section IV:  Cool, Cool Mountain
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head left and enter the brown door with a "3" 
    in a Star on it. The course is in the middle painting in the next room.
    
    ====================
    Course Requirements
    ====================
    
    3 Power Stars
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    Unlike most other levels involving a mountain, you begin at the top of the 
    mountain in this level. Ahead of you as you begin is a small wooden cottage 
    with a large chimney on top that you can jump into. Above the cottage is a 
    small ledge with a baby penguin and a Red Coin encased in a block of ice. To 
    the left is a small ledge with a fire on it, and further down is a small 
    wooden area with a small pedestal on it. To the right is a slope that you can 
    slide down that leads all the way down to another area lower on the mountain. 
    In this area, there is a gigantic snowman head on a pedestal and some red 
    bricks. 
    
    
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    Bomb-Omb Buddy: From the start, head down the chimney and go down the slide. 
    After you emerge from the bottom, head left and step on the small wooden 
    elevator. About halfway up, you'll see a small floating island with the 
    Bomb-Omb Buddy on it. Jump off on the elevator to the island.
    
    1. At the bottom of the wooden elevator, near a tree with a Red Coin over it.
    
    
    2. Near the giant snowman in between two trees next to the wooden elevator.
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    1. From the start, head right and you will come to a broken wooden bridge. 
    Stand still at the end of the bridge, and you will be transported to another 
    broken bridge at the bottom of the mountain near the Mama penguin. Stand on 
    the edge of this broken bridge to be warped back up to the top of the mountain.
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Slip Slidin' Away
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, head forward and jump into the chimney of the cottage. Once 
    inside, you will find yourself at the top of a very large ice slide. After you
    go around the second turn, you will see a line of coins heading towards the 
    wall. Follow them to go through the wall and take a safe shortcut to the 
    bottom of the slide. Once at the bottom, exit through the door. The Star will 
    appear in front of you outside.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Li'l Penguin Lost
    Requirements: Mario unlocked or Mario cap
    
    Jump up onto the roof of the cottage and from there onto the ledge above. Here
    you will find a small penguin. Only Mario, Luigi, and Wario can pick things 
    up, so if you're Yoshi, you may need to look for the nearest cap on your Touch
    Screen. Anyway, once you are able to pick things up, head back to the ledge 
    home to the small penguin and pick him up. Head left and take the icy slope to
    its bottom. Once there, head towards the big snowman head and cross the wooden
    bridge beyond it, avoiding the jumping snowmen. Once you're on the other side, 
    jump off of the ledge down to where the mother is below. Jump out of the snow, 
    pick the penguin up, and bring it to its mother. She will thank you and reward
    you with a Power Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Big Penguin Race
    Requirements: Star 2 completed
    
    Jump down the chimney of the cottage, and this time there will be a large 
    penguin at the top of the slide. If you approach, he'll challenge you to a 
    race. Accept, and the race begins. Take off after him and carefully but 
    quickly making your way to the bottom of the slide. Do _NOT_ take the shortcut, 
    because the penguin will accuse you of cheating if you do. Once you defeat him, 
    he'll cough up the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Frost Slide for Eight Red Coins
    Requirements: Yoshi
    
    Red Coin 1: From the start, jump up to the ledge above the cottage and make a 
    left. Jump down to the small ledge containing the campfire. Suck in the fire, 
    jump back up to the ledge with the penguin on it, and breathe fire on the 
    block of ice encasing the Red Coin. 
    
    Red Coin 2: Jump down to the area in front of the cottage, and take the warp 
    bridge to the bottom. Head left and grab the coin.
    
    Red Coin 3: Head over to the front of the cottage and you'll see the third 
    coin floating above the tree next to the cannon.
    
    Red Coin 4: Step onto the wooden elevator and ride it to the top. The fourth 
    coin will be there waiting for you.
    
    Red Coin 5: Jump up the small ledge and run past the snowman's head hugging 
    the wall to the right. You'll find the red coin tucked away there along with a 
    Bomb-Omb Buddy.
    
    Red Coin 6: From the last coin, run back past the snowman's head again and 
    head over the wooden bridge. When you come to the end, you'll spy the coin 
    spinning on the broken bridge ahead on your left.
    
    Red Coin 7: Jump off of the broken bridge where coin 6 was and land in the 
    area with the Mama penguin. Take the warp bridge to the top. Now, you must be 
    very careful when attempting this next part. Stand on the edge of the bridge 
    and look down. You'll see an area with a yellow ! block and some ice cubes.
    CAREFULLY jump off of the bridge and land down there. Grab some fire from the
    campfire and melt the ice to grab coin number seven.
    
    Red Coin 8: Jump off of the ledge and cross the bridge to get back to the Mama 
    penguin area. Head past the entrance to the warp bridge and look around the 
    stone corner to find the well hidden last coin.
    
    Power Star: Take the wooden path to the right of the cottage up to the bridge 
    with the two snowmen on it. Turn around, and long jump across the broken 
    bridge to collect your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Snowman's Lost His Head
    Requirements: Star 4 completed
    
    From the start, jump up to the ledge above the cottage and head left. Drop 
    down two ledges to where you see a snowball sitting on a pedestal. Approach it, 
    and it will offer to follow you to the bottom of the mountain to the snowman's 
    head. Take off down the slope and follow it to the bottom. Quickly run behind
    the snowman's head, and the giant snowball will follow you around the corner
    and come crashing into the head, making a body for the snowman. He will thank 
    you and give you the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Mario's Super Wall Kick
    Requirements: Mario rescued or Mario cap.
    
    From the start, take the warp bridge to the bottom of the mountain. Head past 
    the cottage and jump into the cannon. Aim all the way down until you can see a 
    ledge with a tree on it off in the distance. Position the cannon so that the 
    bottom of the tree is resting on the bottom of your line of sight. Fire. Jump 
    off of the tree and head right. Long jump across the pit. Jump up onto the 
    ledge and run to the wall at the end. Backflip up to the sloped platform 
    above. Now, here's the tricky part: You need to run up the slope and time your 
    jumps so that your double jump takes you off of the edge of the slope and up 
    into the flat portion of the wall above, and wall kick off of the wall onto the 
    ledge above. This may take some practice. Once you're up on ledge, walk 
    carefully across the ice to the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Switch Star of Cool, Cool Mountain
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    From the start, take the warp bridge to the bottom. Take the wooden elevator 
    up to its top stop. Now, jump off and then back onto the elevator to start the 
    ride back down. As you are going down, carefully jump to the small floating 
    island with the Star Switch on it. Hit the switch, and catch the elevator as 
    it makes its way back town. Jump off at the bottom and run over to the large 
    patch of ice. Ground pound to break the ice and smash the Star Sphere.
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section V: Big Boo's Haunt
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main entrance, head through one of the two dark brown doors on 
    either side of the main staircase. Once inside, you'll see a large ghost. 
    Follow it to the castle courtyard. Go through the door and head right to a 
    grassy area. Look carefully for a ghost, which appears to have a little cage in 
    it. Kill the ghost and approach the cage to enter the course.
    
    ====================
    Course Requirements
    ====================
    
    15 Power Stars
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Go on a Ghost Hunt
    Requirements: Any non-Yoshi character or cap.
    
    This Star has you running around the mansion proper trying to find and kill 5
    small Boos. 
    
    Boos 1 & 2: From the start, run around the left side on the mansion. When you
    come to the back of the building, turn right and you will see a small ledge 
    with a door on it. Enter, and inside are two Boos.
    
    Boo 3: Run back around to the front of the mansion and enter through the front
    doors. Inside, head to the left door on the far wall. Enter, and kill the Boo 
    inside.
    
    Boo 4: Exit the room and enter the door on the right side of the far wall. 
    Inside, run across the collapsing bridge and defeat the Boo you find on the 
    other side.
    
    Boo 5: Continue through the door on the other side of the bridge and into the
    next room. The last Boo is on the middle platform in the room.
    
    Power Star: When you kill all 5 Boos, you'll get a message saying that the 
    Master of Mischief, the Titan of Terror, the Big Boo himself has arrived. Head
    back out to the main room of the mansion to find him. Hit him three times to 
    raise the stairs to the second floor and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Ride Big Boo's Merry-go-Round
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    From the start, head left and enter the small shack on your left. Once inside,
    jump on the elevator and ride it down. Once inside, run down the hallway and
    enter a door that leads to another hallway. Follow it to the main room.
    Inside, head left, then make a right. Take the door on your left. Welcome
    to the merry-go-round. Here you must once again defeat 5 small Boos to summon
    the Big Boo. Defeat Big Boo and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Secret of the Haunted Books
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    Enter the mansion and take the stairs to the second floor. Make a left and 
    take the right door on the left wall (Confusing, isn't it?). Once inside, long 
    jump down the row of books to avoid the flying books that pop out and harm 
    you. When you reach the dead-end, you'll see three books sticking out of the 
    case. Jump into them in this order:
    
    Top, Right, Left
    
    The bookcase will slide back revealing a door. Enter and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Seek the 8 Red Coins
    Requirements: Mario or Mario cap, Star 1 completed, ? Switch pressed
    
    Red Coin 1: Enter the mansion and go through the left-most door. The first 
    coin is tucked away behind the ferocious piano.
    
    Red Coins 2 and 3: Exit through the other door in the piano room to enter a 
    small library. Be wary of the monstrous books as you jump on top of the 
    bookcases to collect coins two and three.
    
    Red Coin 4: From the main room in the mansion, enter the door on the right 
    wall and retrieve the coin from the center platform.
    
    Red Coin 5: Head upstairs and enter the door on the left side of the back 
    wall. Jump across the pit in the middle of the mesh and collect the coin.
    
    Red Coin 6: Enter the door on the right side of the back wall. Retrieve the 
    sixth coin from under the coffin in the front on the left. 
    
    Red Coin 7: Enter the door on the right wall of the second floor and head 
    around the corner. Be wary of the hole in the floor as you collect the seventh
    coin.
    
    Red Coin 8: Exit through the door right by where you found coin seven. Hit the 
    ? block and grab the Power Flower to blow up. Float over to the coin waiting 
    near the ceiling.
    
    Power Star: Keep floating over to the balcony to the left where the Star is in
    plain sight.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Big Boo's Balcony. 
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    Enter the mansion and ascend to the second floor. Enter the rightmost door. 
    Inside, jump on top of the ? block in the corner, and long jump over to the 
    hidden balcony above where you came in. Welcome to the third floor. From here,
    go through the door on your right to exit the mansion onto the balcony. Here, 
    you'll have to fight Big Boo yet again for your third Star from him.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Eye to Eye in the Secret Room
    Requirements: Luigi rescued, ? Switch pressed, Star 1 completed
    
    Head into the mansion and ascend to the second floor. Head through the 
    rightmost door. As Luigi, grab the Power Flower and backflip up to the secret
    ledge. Enter the door and run towards the camera and make a left. Run through
    the picture of Boo here. Inside, defeat the giant eyeball to gain his Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Switch Star in the Basement
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    From the start, turn left and enter the shack, taking the elevator down to the
    room surrounding the carousel. Grab the Wario cap here and use Wario to break 
    the black bricks covering the Star Switch. Run into the carousel and get hit
    by a Boo to ditch the cap. Then, head back to the previous room and hit the 
    switch. Dash around to the other side of the room to grab the Star.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NOTE: The following four courses require that you have defeated Bowser in the 
    Dark World
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section VI: Hazy Maze Cave
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head through one of the dark wooden doors on
    either side of the staircase. Head down the long flight of stairs and enter 
    the door. Follow the curved hallway right and go through the door. Make a 
    right, a left, a right, and finally another left. You will end up in front
    of a door with a Star on it up on a ledge. Enter the door and jump into the
    metal pool in the middle of the room.
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Swimming Beast in the Cavern
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, take a left and long jump over the pit. Go through the door. 
    Head right, then left, and run up the slope that the giant boulders are 
    rolling down. Go right and enter the door. Take the elevator in the floor
    in front of you to the bottom. Follow the path into the water. Swimming around
    in this lake is a giant Nessie-type creature. Swim over towards it and jump 
    onto its back. Do a ground pound to make it lower its head, and grab the Wario
    cap off of its head. As Wario, swim to the island in the middle of the lake,
    punch the boulder, and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Elevate for 8 Red Coins
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, head down the right hand path and enter the door at the end.
    Slide down the pole. Welcome to the Work Room. Head right and jump up the
    grassy stairs to reach the Work Elevator. You're going to have to operate this
    device if you want to collect all of the coins. Basically, to make the Work
    Elevator move, you have to step on one of the four arrows to make the Elevator
    move in that direction. The Work Elevator will continue to move in the pressed
    direction until it can no longer progress or you step on another arrow.
    
    NOTE: For clarity of this part of the walkthrough, I have designated a front
    and back of the Work Elevator room. The side of the room containing the Star
    Sphere and the Work Elevator I have called the front, and the opposite side is
    the rear.
    
    Red Coin 1: Step onto the Work Elevator and move it in the direction of the
    opposite ledge with the Star Sphere on it. Once it stops, step on the arrow
    pointing right towards the rest of the room and the central platform. As the
    Elevator moves by, punch the first set of red bricks you come to free the 
    first Coin.
    
    Red Coin 2: Maneuver the Elevator into the central platform. Guide the 
    Elevator into the next set of red bricks next to the central platform. Break 
    them apart and grab the second Coin.
    
    Red Coin 3: Keep the elevator moving towards the rear wall until you collide 
    with the wall. Move the Elevator towards the triangular ledge in the far 
    corner to collect Coin three.
    
    Red Coin 4: Jump off of the Elevator and make your way back to the place up
    the grassy stairs where the Work Elevator spawns. Long jump across to the 
    ledge containing the Star Sphere and climb up the purple pole. At the top, 
    jump off of the pole onto the ledge. Walk onto the green-checkered elevator.
    It will begin following its preset path along the room. When you get to the
    set of red bricks, punch it to reveal your next Coin.
    
    Red Coin 5: Stay on the elevator and collect the Coin floating along the 
    elevator's path.
    
    Red Coin 6: As the elevator passes under a small bridge of floating land, jump
    over it to obtain Coin six.
    
    Red Coins 7 and 8: Stay on the elevator until it pulls alongside a long 
    floating platform. Jump off and collect the final two coins.
    
    Power Star: Jump to the ground (Make sure you ground pound before you hit so
    you won't take damage) and head over to the Star Marker in the middle of the
    room and take your reward.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Metal-Head Wario Can Move
    Requirements: ? Switch pressed, Wario rescued (Optional; see alternate
    strategy below)
    
    From the beginning, take Wario down the right hand path and enter the door at 
    the end. Slide down the red pole and enter the hallway in front of you. Go down 
    the hallway and ride the elevator up to the next floor. Exit through the door 
    here and proceed through the next room. Head over to the slope with the falling 
    rocks and run to the top. Enter the door on your right and ride the elevator to 
    the bottom. Break the ? block at the bottom and grab the Power Flower. Quickly 
    run down the light brown path and follow it underwater. Step on the ! switch at 
    the end and quickly go through the door behind t he newly opened gate. Inside 
    the Abandoned Mine, carefully long jump across the pits and grab the Star.
    
    ALTERNATE STRATEGY: This Star can be obtained before rescuing Wario. To do so, 
    follow this next set of instructions.
    
    When you first enter the course, select the first Star from the menu, Swimming 
    Beast in the Cavern. Follow the set of instructions above to get to the 
    underground lake. Once there, retrieve the Wario cap from the swimming beast. 
    Once you acquire the cap, run up the slope and break the ? block to grab the 
    Power Flower. Then, follow the instructions presented above to obtain the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Navigating the Toxic Maze
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, head down the rightmost path and enter the door at the end. 
    Slide down the red pole and go up the small slope in the wall to the left. 
    Enter the door. In the next room, fall through the hole in the floor. Quickly 
    head up the slope to get out of the poison gas. Head straight towards the ? 
    block and make a right. Make a left around the u-bend and make a right around 
    the next u-bend. Place your back to the middle of the wall to your left, so you 
    are just to the left of the pit in the floor. Backflip up to the ledge above 
    you and enter the door. Follow the hallway to the end and ride the elevator up 
    to your Star. 
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: A-Maze-Ing Emergency Exit
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, head down the rightmost path and enter the door at the end. 
    Slide down the red pole and go up the small slope in the wall to the left. 
    Enter the door. In the next room, fall through the hole in the floor. Quickly 
    head up the slope to get out of the poison gas. Head straight towards the ? 
    block and make a right. Make a left around the u-bend. Stand with your back to 
    the wall opposite the next u-bend and backflip up to the ledge above you. Enter 
    the door. Follow the curving hallway to the end and ride the elevator up. Grab 
    onto the cage above you and go and-over-hand over to the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Watch for Falling Rocks
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    From the beginning, head down the right-hand path and enter the door at the 
    end. Slide down the pole and enter the hallway at the bottom. Follow it to the 
    door at the end. Run across the slope with the falling boulders to the other 
    gate-like floor on the other side. Smash the black bricks and grab the mushroom 
    that appears. Run towards the slope with the rocks, and run into and smash 
    three of them to make the Star appear further up the slope. 
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Underground Switch Star
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    From the beginning, head down the right path, grabbing the Wario cap if you 
    aren't already him. Enter the door at the end of the tunnel and slide down the 
    pole. Go to the far right corner of this large room and smash the black bricks 
    in the corner that are concealing the Star Switch. Ditch the Wario cap by 
    grabbing the nearby Luigi cap (Or just grab it as Wario to transform), and hit 
    the Star Switch. Run towards the front of the room and the Work Elevator. 
    Triple jump up to the top of the stairs and turn right. Long jump from the Work 
    Elevator over the gap and smash the Star Sphere. 
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section VII: Lethal Lava Land
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head through one of the dark wooden doors on
    either side of the staircase. Head down the long flight of stairs and enter 
    the door. Follow the curved hallway right and go through the door. Make a 
    right, then a left. You'll see a large painting of a fiery face down the hall. 
    That's where you're going.
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Boil the Big Bully
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, head down the platform and long jump over the lava. Head 
    left through the arch and make another left at the next intersection. Cross the 
    raising bridge and go past the eyeball. Head down the small ramp and jump onto 
    the sinking platform. Head across the sinking platform and jump onto the Bowser 
    puzzle. Carefully cross to the other side of the puzzle and head up the small 
    ramp. Go down the path and carefully jump onto the spinning platform with 
    flames circling around it. Head around the left side (with the flames and 
    against the platform's motion) and jump off onto the wooden platform on the 
    other side. From there, it's just a short run across a sinking platform onto 
    the raised podium with the Big Bully in it. 
    
    To defeat the Big Bully, you'll need to knock him off of the edge of the 
    platform into the lava. To do this, jump on top of him when he charges you. He 
    will be knocked back in the direction you are facing. Repeat this process until 
    you knock him into the lava. Carefully head up the collapsing platforms to the 
    podium that holds your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Bully the Bullies
    Requirements: None
    
    More Bullies! From the beginning, head down the platform and long jump across 
    the gap. Head left through the arch, and make a right at the next intersection. 
    Head down the small ramp and jump onto the tilting platforms. From there, jump 
    to the sinking platforms, and from there to the stone platform. Follow it to 
    its end and jump onto the four square sinking platforms. Then, jump onto the 
    raised wooden podium holding three small Bullies. Defeat them by jumping on 
    their heads to knock them into the lava. Just when you've killed all three and 
    think it's over, the Big Bully returns! Well, you know the drill. Jump on his 
    head and knock him into the lava. When it's all said and done, grab your Star 
    and get the hell outta here.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces
    Requirements: None
    
    Red Coins 1-8: This is by far the easiest Star in the game to obtain. From the 
    start, head down the platform and long jump the gap. Go through the arch and 
    make a left at the intersection. Head over the bridge and past the eyeball. 
    Jump onto the sinking platform and from there to the shifting puzzle. All eight 
    coins are floating above the puzzle. Collect them.
    
    Power Star: Uhhh..... Duh?
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Red-Hot Log Rolling
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, head down the platform and long jump the gap. Head through the 
    arch and make a right at the intersection. Go down the ramp and onto the 
    tilting platforms. From here, jump onto the nearest sinking platform and from 
    there onto the small ramp leading to a platform with some Bullies. There is a 
    small grate-like platform on the right side of the platform. Jump on it and 
    ride it to another platform further right, avoiding the flames. Jump quickly 
    from the wire platform and off of the white stone platform before it sinks. 
    Head up the small ramp to a giant log. Jump onto the left side of the log and 
    run against the rolling motion to keep rolling to the other side of the track. 
    Jump off and head down the ramp to claim your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Hot-Foot-It Into the Volcano. 
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, long jump across the gap and hit the ! block past the arch. 
    Grab the Shiny Shell and ride it around the platforms and jump up into the 
    volcano. 
    
    Inside the volcano, head right over a black platform until you come to a ledge 
    attached to the wall. Run up this ledge, and be sure to avoid the flames that 
    shoot out of the wall. Be careful as you pass the ledge after the Bully, 
    because a large section of the wall right before the next ledge will drop down 
    and try to crush you. Wait for it to drop, then jump up onto the ledge. Follow 
    the coins and jump across the small platforms to yet another ledge sticking out 
    of the wall. Run past the flames and past the next Bully. Walk carefully across 
    the ledge in front of the lava fall, and jump onto the pole on the next 
    platform. Climb up the pole (Do not stand up at the top) and position your back 
    towards the next pole. Jump. Follow the same directions to jump from this last 
    pole to the platform containing the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Inside the Volcano
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, long jump across the gap and hit the ! block past the arch. 
    Grab the Shiny Shell and ride it around the platforms and jump up into the 
    volcano.
    
    Inside the volcano, head left and jump over the lava and across the three black 
    platforms. Jump on the small elevator at the end. Ride on the elevator as it 
    follows its path, and jump off onto the next elevator as you come to it. Jump 
    from this elevator onto the pole farther ahead as you pass it. Climb up all the 
    way to the top of the pole and place your back towards the next pole. Jump and 
    you will grab onto the second pole. Climb to the top of this pole, and 
    carefully jump off onto the small platform. Hop over the next two floating 
    platforms and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Flaming Silver Stars
    Requirements: Star 6 completed
    
    From the start, head down the platform and long jump over the gap. Head past 
    the arch and grab the shell out of the ! block.
    
    SS 1: From the platform where you got the shell, go in between the ledge with a 
    cage on it and the smaller ledge. Head over toward the small wooden island with 
    the two Bullies on it. Past the island is a small stone island with an eyeball 
    and the first Silver Star on it.
    
    SS 2: Continue heading the same direction you were going when you came to this 
    island, and ride up the wooden hump. The next Silver Star is on top. 
    
    SS 3: Head past the Big Bully to the opposite corner of the of the level where 
    you'll find the third Silver Star
    
    SS 4: Turn the corner and head towards the Bowser puzzle. Jump over it and turn 
    left the find the next Silver Star on a small ledge.
    
    SS 5: Jump back over the Bowser puzzle and head left to find the last Silver 
    Star on another small ledge. 
    
    Power Star: It's right next to you when you collect the last Silver Star.
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section VIII: Shifting Sand Land
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, go through one of the dark brown doors on either 
    side of the main staircase. Head down the flight of stairs inside and enter the 
    basement. Go down the curved hallway and head through the door. Make a right, 
    then a left, and run down the hallway. When you get to the fire-head picture, 
    make a left, then another left to an apparent dead-end. Jump into the blank 
    wall at the end of this hallway to enter the course.
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    Bomb-omb Buddy: Next to the tree near the oasis on the other side of the Tox 
    Box maze relative the start.
    
    1. At the upper right-hand corner of the Tox Box maze.
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    1. The floor panel to the right of the ? block in the Tox Box maze will warp 
    you to the tree on the other side of the maze. This warp goes both ways. Stand 
    under the tree to warp back.
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: In the Talons of the Big Bird
    Requirements: None 
    
    When you start, look at your Touch Screen. Look for a Star marked on your map. 
    That is where the Big Bird is. He usually is circling around one of the four 
    tall pillars that surround the pyramid. Simply make your way to the pillar 
    which he is currently circling, walk up to the top of it, and kick it out of 
    his claws. The Star will then fly out of his claws to in between the two 
    pillars on the far side of the pyramid (opposite the start). Navigate over 
    there via the warp or Tox Box maze, and grab the Star. 
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Shining Atop the Pyramid
    Requirements: None, but ? Switch pressed strongly recommended
    
    NO ? SWITCH STRATEGY:
    From the start, head around the dunes and over to the Tox Box maze. Navigate or 
    warp to the other side. Once there, head around the corner of the pyramid, 
    avoiding the sinking sand. Run up the ramp in the front of the pyramid. Ignore 
    the entrance and jump up onto the ledge to the right. Run to the end of the 
    ledge, avoid the Flame Sphere, and jump up onto the next ledge on your left. Go 
    to the end of this ledge and jump up onto the next ledge. Run down this ledge 
    and turn the corner to the left. Ahead in a small alcove is your Star.
    
    ? SWITCH PRESSED STRATEGY: Mario Required
    From the start, head over to the cannon in the corner of the Tox Box maze. Grab 
    the feather from the ? block and jump into the cannon. Shoot out towards the 
    pyramid and fly around to the front. Turn around and fly into the star. 
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Inside the Ancient Pyramid
    Requirements: None 
    
    From the start, head around the dunes and navigate the maze or take the cannon 
    to the other side. Head around to the front of the pyramid and enter through 
    the hole in the front.
    
    Inside, the real quest begins. Run down the hallway and make a right at the 
    end. Run around the corner and stop then you see a gigantic mummified block 
    pounding the ground. Wait for him to fall, then jump on top of him. Quickly 
    backflip off of him to the ledge on the right. Run right and climb up the pole 
    you come to. Jump off at the top. Go right and run up the small ramp. Climb 
    hand-over-hand across the cage and drop on the other side. Jump up the blocks 
    to the next ledge.
    
    Wait for the rolling block to come towards you, then roll away. Follow it until 
    you come to a small alcove in the wall. Enter it, and wait for the block to 
    pass you again. Continue down the ledge and turn the corner. Jump up the moving 
    ledges to the next level. Run down this ledge avoiding the electrified balls. 
    Carefully walk across the very skinny ledge. Climb the pole at the end and jump 
    off at the top. Go right, and wait for the hopping block to get to the far end 
    of the lower ledge. Jump down onto the ledge and run under the block as it 
    hops. On the other side, run up the ramp and jump onto the final ledge to 
    obtain your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Stand Tall on the Four Pillars
    Requirements: Any non-Yoshi character
    
    From the start, grab onto the Frog Box and use it to hop over the dunes to your 
    left. There will be a large red-and-yellow checkered pillar in front of you. 
    Run towards it, and you will run right up to the top. 
    
    From here, jump down and wait near the quicksand pit for a whirlwind to appear. 
    When one does, jump into it and fly over to the second pillar in the sinking 
    sand surrounding the Tox Box maze. 
    
    Jump off of that pillar onto the maze. Cross to the side containing the oasis. 
    Run up to the top of the last top pillars here. 
    
    When you stand on top of your fourth pillar, a sound will play. If you look at 
    the pyramid, the top will begin to spin, and then explode. Warp back over to 
    the cannon and grab a feather (If you're Mario and have pressed the ? switch. 
    If not, just follow the walkthrough for the second Star and walk into the hole 
    you'll find up there.) and jump into the cannon. Fly up to the top of the 
    pyramid and enter the hole. 
    
    You'll land in a large caged elevator that will begin to descend. When it 
    stops, jump out and into the small alcove ahead of you. Break the bricks and 
    slide down the ramp. Approach the coffin at the far end of the room, and a boss 
    will appear. (See Bosses section for strategies.) Defeat him and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Tox Box Switch Star
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    From the beginning, head to the cannon area in the corner of the Tox Box maze. 
    As Wario, break the black bricks near the cannon. (If you need a Wario cap, you 
    can grab one from the Goomba on the lowest ledge on the pyramid.) Hit the Star 
    Switch and quickly long jump across the gap. Keep long jumping down the long 
    areas and across the pits until you get to the other side. Smash the Star 
    Sphere on the other side of the oasis.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Pyramid Puzzle
    Requirements: Star 5 completed
    
    This Star is actually a cleverly disguised Silver Star collecting mission. 
    Follow the walkthrough described in Star 3 to make your way to the top of the 
    pyramid
    
    SS 1: Right below the ledge containing the Power Star at the top of the 
    pyramid.
    
    SS 2: Drop down off of the ledge where you collected the first Silver Star 
    through the small opening in the guardrail. You'll land on a small ledge 
    containing the second Silver Star.
    
    SS 3: Carefully, CAREFULLY jump to the opposite side of the sand fall and fall 
    onto the next small ledge containing Silver Star three. You'll want to press X 
    and take a closer look at where you're jumping before you actually do.
    
    SS 4: Look down and jump off to the final small platform on the other side of 
    the 
    sand fall. From there, jump into the trough all the sand in flowing through. 
    Quickly run, jumping to keep from sinking, to the next Silver Star at the 
    corner.
    
    SS 5: Continue down the sand trough and you'll see the final Silver Star in 
    front of you.
    
    Power Star: Run down to the end of the trough and smash the Star Sphere to grab 
    the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
    Requirements: Mario or Mario cap, ? Switch pressed
    
    Red Coin 1: From the beginning, turn around and run down the sand path in 
    between the tall sand dunes and the sinking sand around the edge of the 
    map. At the very end where the two meet, you'll find the first coin.
    
    Red Coin 2: Run around the dunes past the start and head into the small stone 
    structure. The first Coin is in the red bricks nearest the Tox Box maze.
    
    Red Coin 3: Head over to the cannon and grab a feather. Shoot out and collect 
    the third coin floating near the fence next to the front of the pyramid. 
    
    Red Coin 4: The next Coin is floating above the pillar nearest the entrance to 
    the pyramid. Fly and collect it. You may need to warp back to the cannon and 
    collect another feather at this point. 
    
    Red Coin 5: The next coin is floating above the pillar nearest the oasis. Fly 
    and collect it. 
    
    Red Coin 6: Coin six is floating in the oasis. Land and collect it. 
    
    Red Coin 7: Coin seven is floating above the pillar in the sinking sand 
    surrounding the maze. Fly and collect it.
    
    Red Coin 8: The last coin is sitting on a block in the middle of the Tox Box 
    maze, further towards the oasis relative to the cannon. Collect it.
    
    Power Star: Shoot out of the cannon to the roof of the small stone structure 
    where the Power Star awaits.
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section IX: Dire, Dire Docks
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head through one of the two dark wooden doors 
    on either side of the main staircase. Head down the long flight of stairs 
    within and enter the basement. As soon as you go through the basement door, 
    make a left and enter the large Star Door. Jump into the wall of water at the 
    end of the tunnel to enter the course.
    
    ====================
    Course Requirements
    ====================
    
    30 Power Stars
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Board Bowser's Sub
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, swim down to the bottom of the trench and enter the tunnel 
    in the side of the wall. Swim through the tunnel, making sure to come up for 
    air in the middle. When you emerge on the other side, swim under the large sub 
    in the middle of the cavern and surface on the other side. Jump out of the 
    water onto a small ledge where you'll find a ! switch. Press it, and jump up 
    the blocks that appear to the deck of the sub. Grab the Star spinning behind 
    the prow.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Chests in the Current
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, swim down to the bottom of the trench. There are a few 
    chests here you'll have to open in a certain order.
    
    1: The chest opposite the tunnel, right next to a clam
    
    2: The chest directly in front and to the right of the tunnel.
    
    3: The chest on the ledge directly in front of the whirlpool, opposite the 
    tunnel.
    
    When you open the three chests in that order, grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Pole Jumping for Red Coins
    Requirements: None
    
    This is quite possibly my least favorite Star in the game. From the beginning, 
    swim down and through the tunnel into the area where the sub used to be. 
    Surface at the opposite ledge and press the ! switch. Run a little further down 
    the ledge until you come to another set of red bricks. Climb up these to a 
    platform floating above the water.
    
    Red Coin 1: This Coin is sitting right in front of you as soon as you climb the 
    red bricks.
    
    Red Coins 2, 3, and 4: Go to the left side of this platform, and you'll see 
    three Red Coins suspended along the path of a moving pole hanging from the 
    ceiling. Wait for the pole to come, then jump on and collect the three coins as 
    you pass them by.
    
    Red Coin 5: Ride the pole back to the first platform. Grab onto the other pole 
    that arrives at that platform and ride it to the platform with the Star Marker 
    on it. From there, grab onto the other pole that arrives at the other end of 
    the platform, and ride it until it meets with another pole. Ride this pole past 
    the next platform and collect the next Coin floating above the water.
    
    Red Coins 6 and 7: Drop onto the platform with the two cages on either side of 
    it. Head to the other side of the cages and grab onto the pole moving behind 
    the cages. Collect the two Coins floating on either side of the platform.
    
    Red Coin 8: Make your way back to the platform with the Star Marker on it. Make 
    a left and grab onto the pole that arrives at that side. Ride it to the 
    platform with the Blue Coin Switch on it, and transfer onto the other pole that 
    arrives there. Grab the coin sitting on the platform the pole connects to.
    
    Power Star: Simply ride the poles back to the platform containing the Star 
    Marker and it's yours.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Through the Jet Stream
    Requirements: None
    
    Head from the over to the area where the sub used to be. There is a large grate 
    on the floor of the lake that emits blue rings every few seconds. To obtain 
    this Star, simply swim down towards the grate, swimming through the blue rings 
    as you do. It may take some practice. Swim through 5 rings in a row to make the 
    Star appear.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Koopa Surfin' Switch Star
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    At the beginning, swim over to the small island containing a ! block and some 
    black bricks. As Wario, break the black bricks to reveal the Star Switch. Hit 
    it, and quickly smash the ! block at grab the shell that appears. Quickly surf 
    over the water on the shell to the Star Sphere on the opposite side of the 
    level. Smash it and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Inside the Cage
    Requirements: Luigi rescued, ? Switch pressed
    
    Make your way to the area where the sub used to be. Surface on the side where 
    the ! switch is located. To the left of the ! switch, you'll find a ? block 
    with a Power Flower in it. Grab it to become invisible, and dive down into the 
    cage directly to the left of the gigantic hole in the wall. The Star is 
    inside.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: The Manta Ray's Reward
    Requirements: None
    
    In the trench where you start the level at, there is a large manta ray swimming 
    around the vortex. Blue rings, similar to the ones emitted by the grate in the 
    sub area, come off of the manta ray's tail. It's the same deal here. Follow the 
    manta ray as he swims, and swim through 5 of his blue rings in a row to make 
    the Star appear.
    
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    NOTE: The next four courses require that you have defeated Bowser in the Fire 
    Sea
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    -----------------------------------
    Section X: Snowman's Land
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head up the main staircase and enter the door 
    with a keyhole at the top. Run up the spiral staircase and enter the door at 
    the top. From there, make a right and enter the door recessed in a small wooden 
    alcove. Once inside, make a left and jump into the far wall with nothing on it. 
    Welcome to course 10.
    
    ====================
    Course Overview
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    Bomb-Omb Buddy: 
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Snowman's Big Head
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, head right to the top of the hill with a ? block on top of it. 
    Long jump across the gap you'll find up there to the small overhang on the 
    other side. Run down this slope and hang a left. Jump onto the long island in 
    the middle of the freezing pond. Make your way past the Flowergirls and turn 
    onto the straight that the waves of snow are coming from. Head down this way 
    jumping over the waves as you go. Double jump up to the ledge at the end. Make 
    your way up the next set of wooden ramps until you come to a large ice bridge 
    in the front of the snowman. The snowman will make a small speech, threatening 
    to blow you off. He will do so if you attempt to cross on your own. Here's 
    where the large penguin also on the bridge comes into play. Wait for him to 
    move to the end of the bridge you are on, and position yourself so that the 
    penguin is in between you and the snowman. Follow the penguin's walking 
    patterns until you reach the other side. From here, backflip up to the 
    snowman's forehead and grab the Star!
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Chill with the Bully
    Requirements: None
    
    More bullies! These guys just don't quit! Anyway, from the start, make your way 
    up the hill to your right. To the right side of the plateau, you can see a thin 
    sheet of ice suspended over the water, with a big blue ice Bully on it. Long 
    jump over to meet him. Here, apply the same strategies you used in Lethal Lava 
    Land (Jumping on him, punching him, etc) to knock him into the water. once you 
    do so, grab your waiting Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Yoshi's Ice Sculpture
    Requirements: Yoshi (Hmmmm...), ? Switch pressed
    
    From the start, make your way to the top of the hill on your right. hit the ? 
    block and grab the Power Flower. Quickly make your way back past the cannon 
    towards the structure with the ice cubes on it. As you are running towards it, 
    start jumping so that you Triple Jump up onto the stack of two ice cubes. From 
    up there, stand on the edge of the ice cube facing the stack of three ice cubes 
    and breathe fire, melting the topmost one. Quickly jump across and do the same 
    to the cube concealing the Star. Grab it when you're done.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Whirl from the Freezing Pond
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, make your way up the hill to your right and Long Jump 
    across the gap at the top. Head over onto the long island in the middle of the 
    freezing pond. Run all the way to the end, past the snow waves, so you're 
    facing the wall on the other side of the pond. Now, jump onto the head of the 
    Flowergirl in the pond that is nearest to you, and you'll get a large jump 
    boost. Use this to maneuver over the wall on the other side of the pond. Hit 
    the 
    ! block on the left and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Snowman's Silver Star
    Requirements: Star 4 completed
    
    SS 1: Follow the instructions for the previous star to get over the wall 
    opposite the freezing pond. Once you're over the wall, hit the ! block on the 
    right and hop onto the Shiny Shell. Head right and jump to collect the first 
    Silver Star.
    
    SS 2: Continue along the snowy ledge and head down to the other end. Jump to 
    collect the next Star.
    
    SS 3: Jump off of the ledge right by where you collected Silver Star 2 and the 
    third Silver Star will be right in front of you.
    
    SS 4: Head over towards the Bully's platform and surf onto the water beneath it 
    to collect Silver Star 4.
    
    SS 5: Keep heading straight toward the Goomba pen to collect the final Silver 
    Star.
    
    Power Star: Make a left and head back towards the cannon, where you'll find 
    your Star waiting in a Star Sphere.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Into the Igloo
    Requirements: Luigi rescued, ? Switch pressed
    
    Follow the directions outlined in Star 4 to get over the wall. Smash the right 
    ! block and grab the Shiny Shell. Go back over the wall and onto the freezing 
    pond. Ride the shell up the coin-studded slope to the left of the snow waves 
    and make your way to the top, jumping liberally. Smash into the igloo at the 
    top to break the shell. Crawl into the igloo. 
    
    Once inside, look down. You're standing on your prize. Head over to the far 
    corner and grab the Power Flower from the ? block. Quickly head back to the 
    entrance and fall through the grating and nab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Red Coins in the House
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, make your way up the hill to your right and Long Jump 
    across the gap at the top. Head over onto the long island in the middle of the 
    freezing pond. Run all the way to the end, past the snow waves, so you're 
    facing the wall on the other side of the pond. Now, jump onto the head of the 
    Flowergirl in the pond that is nearest to you, and you'll get a large jump 
    boost. Use this to maneuver over the wall on the other side of the pond. Smash 
    the right ! block and grab the Shiny Shell. Go back over the wall and onto the 
    freezing pond. Ride the shell up the coin-studded slope to the left of the snow 
    waves and make your way to the top, jumping liberally. Smash into the igloo at 
    the top to break the shell. Crawl into the igloo. 
    
    Red Coins 1-8: All eight coins are inside of the igloo. It's not very hard to 
    find them. Some are floating in the air, and some are in the water.
    
    Power Star: Once you get all the coins, the Star appears on an island in the 
    igloo. 
    
    ----------------------------------
    Section XI: Wet-Dry World
    ----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head through the door with the key hole on it at 
    the top of the main staircase. Head up the spiral staircase inside and exit 
    through the upper door. The course is in the painting of the water spider right 
    in front of you.
    
    ====================
    Course Description
    ====================
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    This course has a unique feature. The higher you jump into the painting to 
    enter the course, the higher the water level will be when you enter at after 
    the Star selection screen. I will say at the beginning of a Star description 
    how the water should be when you enter the level. The water level can also be 
    changed internally by touching the floating colored diamonds scattered 
    throughout the level. I will inform you when you need to use these.
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    Bomb-Omb Buddy: With the water level at its highest, head up the highest stone 
    ramp to the right of the starting point. Run down the path and jump up to the 
    ledge above once you reach the end. The Bomb-Omb Buddy is on this ledge.
    
    1. At the top of the tallest tower in the water to the left of the starting 
    point, diagonally across the level from the fenced-off entrance to Downtown.
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Shocking Arrow Lifts!
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the course with the water level at its highest. From the start, dive into 
    the water and turn around. You'll see a large white colored platform 
    underwater, with a diamond-shaped object on it. Swim over and touch the 
    diamond. After the water lowers, dive off of the side of the platform that the 
    coins are on. Ahead in the water you'll see three floating wooden platforms. 
    Swim over to the short one on the right side and jump up onto it. From this 
    platform, backflip up to the floating orange platform and from there, jump up 
    onto the next orange platform. Now, you'll see a little block with two blue 
    arrows on it. As soon as you step on this brick, it will begin to move towards 
    another one. Keep riding these bricks until you are taken to the brown ledge 
    with a ! block on it. Smash it and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Top O' the Town
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the course with the water level at its highest. From the beginning, swim 
    to the left and over to the cannon. Jump in. Move the cannon to the left until 
    you see the Star floating on the highest platform in town. Aim the cannon so 
    that the Star itself is about 1/8th of the way up from the bottom of your field 
    of vision. Fire, and you should run right into the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: 5 Secrets in the Shallows & Sky
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the course with the water level at its lowest. 
    
    Secret 1: From the start, head left towards the tower on which the cannon is 
    located. Behind it, you'll find a large grey and red block. Push it to the left 
    until a red number 1 appears.
    
    Secret 2: Keep pushing the block until it is under a yellow ! block. Jump onto 
    the pushable block and smash the ! block for secret number two.
    
    Secret 3: Head right from secret two and jump up onto the ledge with the 
    catapulting enemy. You'll see a pushable block in the wall. Push it until you 
    see a red number 3.
    
    Secret 4: Have the catapult enemy fling you up to the next-highest ledge, and 
    do the same on the next ledge. Once you're on the top ledge, jump up onto the 
    circular platform being circled by a Shocker. Break the ! block you find here 
    for secret number four. 
    
    Secret 5: Jump over the sign and off of the circular platform. Head over 
    towards the caged area to your right. Jump on the ! switch and jump up the red 
    bricks to the top of the cage. The ! block up here contains the last secret.
    
    Power Star: From the top of the cage, turn around and long jump onto the ledge 
    containing a Goomba. Head down the ramp and hit the diamond to raise the water 
    level. Jump into the water and swim over to the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Express Elevator--Hurry Up!
    Requirements: Star 3 completed, Mario off of the right-hand wall to jump onto 
    the 
    
    Enter the level with the water level at its lowest. Go to your left and jump 
    up onto the first ledge. Have the catapult enemy throw you up to the next 
    level. Repeat this until you are on the level with the caged area. Step on the 
    ! switch and make your way to the top of the cage. Jump down onto the wooden 
    ledge on the other side of the cage. When you step on the edge, one half of the 
    platform will begin to descend. Quickly jump off of the platform to the ground, 
    remembering to ground pound just before you hit the ground. Quickly run into 
    the cage and do a wall kick to jump onto the wooden platform. Ride it up and 
    grab your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Go to Town for the Red Coins
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the level with the water at its highest.
    
    Red Coin 1: From the beginning, head over to the caged area in the corner of 
    the level and jump over the top on the cage. Swim down through the tunnel until 
    you emerge in Downtown. When you swim over the last fence, swim straight down 
    and hit the diamond you'll see to lower the water level. Go behind the brown 
    building and hit the ! switch. Use the block that appears to jump on top of the 
    neighboring building. Break the bricks here and nab the Coin. 
    
    Red Coin 2: From the roof of the brown building, Triple Jump over to the roof 
    of the neighboring white building. Smash the bricks for the second Coin.
    
    Red Coin 3: Jump off the roof and head back to the ! switch. Press it, and run 
    in the direction of the churchtower at the front of the town. Next to the 
    surrounding wall, you'll see a brown building with some red bricks leading up 
    to the roof. Jump up them to the roof and smash the bricks up there for the 
    third Coin.
    
    Red Coin 4: Long jump over to the roof of the neighboring building and smash 
    the 
    block there for the fourth Coin.
    
    Red Coin 5: Jump down and grab the Luigi cap lying nearby. As Luigi, backflip 
    up to the top of the very skinny wall surrounding the center of town. At the 
    end of the wall, you'll see two red bricks across a gap from each other. Smash 
    one for a Coin.
    
    Red Coin 6: Smash the red brick opposite the one you smashed earlier for the 
    sixth Coin. 
    
    Red Coin 7: Head over towards the churchtower and jump onto the ledge leading 
    up to the tower. Smash the brick here for the seventh Coin.
    
    Red Coin 8: Backflip up to the top of the churchtower for the last Coin.
    
    Power Star: The Star appears right inside the churchtower.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Quick Race Through Downtown!
    Requirements: Luigi rescued, ? Switch pressed
    
    Enter the level with the water at its highest.
    
    From the beginning, head over to the caged area in the corner of the level and 
    jump over the top on the cage. Swim down through the tunnel until you emerge in 
    Downtown.
    
    As Luigi, lower the water level to its lowest by using the diamond directly 
    under the entrance. Run down the street and grab the Power Flower from the ? 
    block. Run through the brick wall in the middle of the town, and head over 
    through the cage on the opposite side of the churchtower. Backflip up the 
    ledges to grab the Star. 
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Soaked Silver Stars
    Requirements: Mario rescued, ? Switch pressed
    
    Enter the level with the water at its highest. 
    
    SS 1: Turn around and dive into the water. The first Silver Star is spinning on 
    top of the white structure with the diamond on it. 
    
    SS 2: Swim over towards the arrow lifts to see the second Silver Star floating 
    on an orange platform. 
    
    SS 3: Swim over to the long grey ramp to the right of the main tower. The third 
    Silver Star is spinning underneath it.
    
    SS 4: Swim over to the highest point in the city, near the purple Bomb-Omb. 
    Smash the ? block and grab the Power Flower. Use it to float up and collect the 
    Silver Star spinning over the floating brown platform in the middle of the 
    city. 
    
    SS 5: Swim down to the bottom of the city and drain the water to its lowest 
    level. Smash the first red brick on the wall to the left for the final Silver 
    Star.
    
    Power Star: By way of the catapult enemies, make your way back up to the ? 
    block. Use the Power Flower to float across the level and past the white tube 
    to the platform with the waiting Star Sphere.
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section XII: Tall, Tall Mountain
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head up the main staircase and through the door 
    with a keyhole. Head up the spiral staircase and exit at the top. Run around 
    the center of the room either way and you will see a small picture of a 
    mushroom and a mountain on the wall. This is the course.
    
    ====================
    Course Description
    ====================
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    Bomb-Omb Buddy: On a small ledge in between the ledge with the first monkey and 
    the log on it and the small platform you jump onto on your way there.
    
    1. See warp locations
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    1. Stand on the smallest and lowest mushroom in the patch of moshrooms growing 
    out of the sky directly after the two long jumps at the beginning of the 
    course. Down here and across a this ledge you'll find this level's only cannon.
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Scale the Mountain
    Requirements: None
    
    From the start, follow the slope of the mountain up past the Goombas and across 
    two long jumps. Go around the patch of mushrooms and past the Monty Moles. Go 
    down the straight, past the Bomb-Ombs and the large purplr enemy, and jump 
    across the small platforms to a ledge with a small monkey. Avoid him and jump 
    onto the log. Make it roll to the other side and jump off. Run up the hill, 
    avoiding the cannonballs. Slide down the opposite side. Long jump across the 
    waterfall and go past the cloud. Run through the Goomba Garden (as I like to 
    call it), and carefully cross the stone bridge that passes in front of the 
    waterfall. Then, turn the corner and run up to the top of the mountain to claim 
    your Star!
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: Mystery of the Monkey Cage
    Requirements: Star 1 completed
    
    When you begin the level, turn aound and climb to the top of the tree behind 
    you to wake the owl in it. Ride him up to the top of the mountain. Drop off 
    when you're over the top. A small monkey will be there. He'll try to run away 
    from you, but you can easily dive and catch him. Once you do, let him go and 
    he'll lead you down to the monkey cage and open it so you can grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins
    Requirements: None
    
    Red Coins 1-4: From the start, run past the Goombas and long jump across the 
    gap. The first four coins are floating above the mushrooms growing out of the 
    sky directly after the gaps.
    
    Red Coins 5-8: Continue on past the mushrooms until you come upon the Monty 
    Moles in the ground. The next 4 coins are all on ledges sticking out of this 
    wall. Backflip from platform to platform collecting the coins.
    
    Power Star: Jump down to the bottom of the wall and long jump across the gap to 
    the mushroom where the Star is waiting.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Mysterious Mountainside
    Requirements: None
    
    Follow the walkthrough described in Star 1 until you come to the floating cloud 
    just past the long jump in front of the waterfall. From here, follow the coins 
    and jump unto the side of the mountain that they lead in to. Inside, make your 
    way all the way to the bottom of the slide where you'll find your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Blast to the Lonely Mushroom
    Requirements: None
    
    From the beginning, make your way past the Goombas and across the long jumps. 
    When you come to the patch of floating mushrooms, stand still on the smallest 
    and lowest one to warp to the ledge leading to the cannon. Run across the small 
    ledge and hop in the cannon. Aim so that the spinning Star is about 3/16s of 
    the way up from the bottom of the screen and fire.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: 5 Secrets of the Mountain
    Requirements: Mario, ? Switch pressed
    
    From the beginning, jump into the tree behind you and wake up the owl. Ride him 
    to the top of the mountain and land on the top. Break the ? block here and 
    Triple Jump to behin flying. Around the top of the mountain are five rings of 
    coins, each with a coin in the middle. You must collect this middle coin from 
    all five rings. I recommend that you only try to get a coin once or twice 
    before heading back to the summit to replenish your Wing Cap and take off 
    again. When you collect all five coins, head back to the summit and collect 
    your reward.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Breathtaking View from the Bridge
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    As Wario, jump into the tree at the beginning of the level and wake the owl. 
    Ride him up to the top of the mountain and drop onto the stone bridge crossing 
    in fron of the waterfall. (Remember to ground pound just before you hit the 
    ground!) From the bridge, jump onto the small wooden ledge and break the black 
    bricks behind the waterfall to reveal your Star. Phew, what a view!
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section XII: Tiny-Huge Island
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head up the main staircase and through the 
    double doors. Climb the spiral staircase and exit at the top. Make a left and 
    go through the door in the outside wall. The entrances to the course are to 
    your right and left.
    
    ====================
    Course Description
    ====================
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    This is a very unique course in that it has two entrances. If you enter 
    through the left painting, you will enter the course large. If you enter 
    through the right painting, you will enter the course small. I will tell you 
    which painting to enter through. Also, a number of green pipes are scattered 
    throughout this level. If you enter a pipe while you are large, you will emerge 
    small, and vice=versa. I will tell you when to use these as well.
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    Note: The Bomb-Omb Buddy and the cannon will only be functional if you are 
    small.
    
    Bomb-Omb Buddy: Standing right next to the cannon on the side of the lake 
    opposite the starting point.
    
    1. On the other side of the lake behind the wall from the starting point.
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    1. The corner of the small floating island with a coin on it will warp you 
    beside the pipe near the piranha plants. This is a one-way warp.
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Pluck the Piranha Flower
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the course through the left-hand entrance (Large)
    
    From the start, jump across the lake and onto the island with a tree on it. 
    From here, jump into the water and up onto the higher ledge further beyond the 
    first island. Be wary of the piranha plant and enter the green pipe.
    
    You'll emerge a smaller being. What you need to do now is walk around this 
    platform you're on now to make the large piranha plants appear. When one does, 
    punch it to kill it. Do this to all five of the plants on the island to reveal 
    the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: The Tip Top of the Huge Island
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the course through the left-hand picture. (Large) 
    
    Jump across the small lake at the start to the island with a tree on it. Jump 
    onto the tree and use it to vault up to the next ledge. Head left and enter the 
    pipe.
    
    When you emerge small, jump up the ledges in front of you. Be wary of the 
    pruple enemy as you pass him and cross the wooden bridge. Turn left, head up 
    the hill, and break the ! block to reveal the Star!
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Rematch with Koopa the Quick
    Requirements: Star 2 completed
    
    Enter the course through the left-hand picture. (Large)
    
    Jump across the small lake at the start to the island with a tree on it. Jump 
    onto the tree and use it to vault up to the next ledge. Head left and enter the 
    pipe.
    
    Wneh you emerge, head right and go down the ramp beside the large black hole. 
    Turn the corner here and hug the fence and you'll see your dear old friend 
    Koopa the Quick. He got a little steamed when he lost the last match to you, 
    and he's been practicing. When you're ready, say "Go!". Head around the fence 
    and up the slope. Make a right and follow the cannonballs down the slope. Be 
    careful that you don't get blown off as you cross the wooden bridge. Run past 
    the pipe and to the flag. If you beat Koopa yet again, he'll begrudgingly hand 
    over your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Klepto the Condor
    Requirements: Star 3 completed
    
    Enter the course through the left-hand painting. (Large)
    
    Jump across the small lake at the start to the island with a tree on it. Jump 
    onto the tree and use it to vault up to the next ledge. Here, you'll need to 
    play the waiting game and wait for the giant condoe Klepto to come around to 
    this side of the island, holding yet another Star in his talons. When he does, 
    jump up and kick him. The Star will fly out of his talons into a small isolated 
    island over the abyss. Jump down into the lake near the start and from there, 
    jump up to the platform with the piranha plants. Step on the ! switch near the 
    pipe to create a bridge to the island. Hurry over and grab the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Wiggler's Red Coins
    Requirements: Mario rescued
    
    Enter the course through the right-hand painting. (Small)
    
    Head through the small mousehole in the wall at the start. Avoiding the Latiku 
    and the large fish, make your way to the other bank and jump into the cannon. 
    Aim up and grab onto the tree. Jump off and run past the Goomba on to the 
    wooden bridge. Carefully run across the bridge and into the hole.
    
    Red Coin 1: On the same platform as you are when you enter the cave. 
    
    Red Coin 2: Jump from the end of he first platform to the next one for the 
    second coin.
    
    Red Coin 3: Jump to the next platform for the third coin.
    
    Red Coin 4: *sigh* Jump onto the NEXT platform for the fourth coin.
    
    Red Coin 5: Jump down onto the next platform for the fifth coin.
    
    Red Coin 6: *snore* Jump up to the next platform for coin six.
    
    Red Coin 7: Jump up to the next platform and carefully collect the seventh coin 
    from beside the flame-shooting ball.
    
    Red Coin 8: Head over to the platform with the blue Star Marker on it. Wall 
    kick between the two pillars up to the platform holding the last coin.
    
    Power Star: Jump down off of the pillar onto the platform below for your boring 
    old Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Make Wiggler Squirm
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the course through the left-hand painting. (Large)
    
    Jump across the small lake at the start to the island with a tree on it. Jump 
    onto the tree and use it to vault up to the next ledge. From there, jump up the 
    ledges running up the side of the mountain and cross the small bridge. Climb up 
    the last slope and into the pool of water at the top. Stand in the water and 
    perform a ground pound to drain the water. Head back down the side of the 
    mountain to the pipe by the cannonball hole. Use it and shrink down to a 
    smaller size. Head back up to the summit of the mountain and enter the newly 
    made hole.
    
    Inside you'll find a very mad catapillar named Wiggler. After his speech, all 
    you need to do is stomp him three times and he'll cry uncle. Take the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Switch Star on the Island
    Requirements: Mario rescued
    
    Enter the course through the right-hand painting. (Small)
    
    Head through the small mousehole in the wall at the start. Avoiding the Latiku 
    and the large fish, make your way to the other bank and jump into the cannon. 
    Aim up and grab onto the tree. Jump off and run past the Goomba on to the 
    wooden bridge. Carefully run across the bridge and into the hole.
    
    Inside, make your way around the room to the platform with the blue con switch, 
    the ? block, and the Star Switch. Press the Star Switch and quickly jump down 
    the platforms to the ledge on the opposite side of the room. Wall kick between 
    the two pillars and smash the Star Sphere on top of the right-hand pillar for 
    your Star.
    
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    NOTE: The next two courses require that you have collected at least FIFTY Power 
    Stars
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    -----------------------------------
    Section XIV: Tick Tock Clock
    -----------------------------------
    
    ====================
    Course Location
    ====================
    
    From the main castle entrance, head up the main staircase and through the 
    double doors. Head up the spiral staircase and exit at the top. Make a sharp U-
    turn to the right and head up the small flight of stairs to the third floor. 
    Head through the Star Door and double jump up to the face of the large clock in 
    front of you. Walk into the face to start the clock.
    
    ====================
    Course Description
    ====================
    
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THIS FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    
    This course takes place in a giant clock. The entrance of this course has  
    quickly moving hour and minute hands on its face. The position of the long 
    minute hand when you enter the course will have an effect on the behavior of 
    the elements within the clock. 
    
    Long Hand Pointing at 12: The clock will be motionless.
    
    Long Hand Pointing at 3: The clock will behave normally.
    
    Long Hand Pointing at 6: The clock will behave erratically.
    
    Long Hand Pointing at 9: The clock will behave faster than normal.
    
    At the beginning of each Star description, I will provide my recommended setup 
    for the clock for that particular objective. The clock behavior cannot be 
    changed internally in any way.
    
    ====================
    Cannon Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Warp Locations
    ====================
    
    None
    
    ====================
    Star 1
    ====================
    Name: Luigi in the Cage
    Requirements: Luigi rescued (Duh...), ? Switch pressed
    
    Enter the clock when the big hand is pointing at the 3.
    
    From the start, jump over the gap with a pendulum in it and run up the ramped 
    cage. Jump onto the turning block and up onto the next platform. Avoid the next 
    pendulum and jump across the gap to the next ledge. Run up the ramp and jump up 
    the three spinning blocks and jump off to the ledge at the top. Don't get 
    pushed off my the moving section of the wall as you pass it by and jump onto 
    the next cage. Run to the opposite side of the cage and jump onto the platform 
    above the conveyor belt. Jump up the spinning platforms and up onto the next 
    ledge. Head past the pusher and jump to the top of the cage you come to. Run 
    across the cage, head down the ramp, ride the moving platform up to the next 
    ledge and climb the pole up to the next level. 
    
    Jump up onto the platform on your right and ride it up to another moving 
    platform. Jump from this platform to the next ledge and jump up the spinning 
    blocks. Jump down onto the caged area to the right containing a ? block. Stand 
    directly underneath it and grab the Power Flower. Luigi will fall through the 
    cage and onto a platform between two pendulums. Quickly head right and use the 
    spinning platform to cross the gap. Run right on this ledge past the Goombas 
    and jump through the small cage platform onto the ramp below. Quickly run up 
    this ramp and through the cage at the top to claim your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 2
    ====================
    Name: The Pendulum Switch Star
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the clock when the big hand is pointing at the 12.
    
    From the start, jump over the gap with a pendulum in it and run up the ramped 
    cage. Jump onto the turning block and up onto the next platform. Avoid the next 
    pendulum and jump across the gap to the next ledge. Run up the ramp and jump up 
    the three spinning blocks and jump off to the ledge at the top. Don't get 
    pushed off my the moving section of the wall as you pass it by and jump onto 
    the next cage. Run to the opposite side of the cage and jump onto the platform 
    above the conveyor belt. Jump up the spinning platforms and up onto the next 
    ledge. Head past the pusher and jump to the top of the cage you come to. Run 
    across the cage, head down the ramp, ride the moving platform up to the next 
    ledge and climb the pole up to the next level. 
    
    Head left and step on the Star Switch. Quickly run left and jump into the 
    platform and from there onto the next ledge. Run left and jump across the gaps  
    to get to the Star Sphere and your Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 3
    ====================
    Name: Get a Hand
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the clock with the big hand pointing at the 3.
    
    From the start, jump over the gap with a pendulum in it and run up the ramped 
    cage. Jump onto the turning block and up onto the next platform. Avoid the next 
    pendulum and jump across the gap to the next ledge. Run up the ramp and jump up 
    the three spinning blocks and jump off to the ledge at the top. Don't get 
    pushed off my the moving section of the wall as you pass it by and jump onto 
    the next cage. Here, you'll need to wait for the gigantig clock hand to come 
    around to this platform. When it doesn, hop on and ride it around to the small 
    alcove containing the Star.
    
    ====================
    Star 4
    ====================
    Name: Stomp on the Thwomp
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the clock with the big hand pointing at the 3.
    
    From the start, jump over the gap with a pendulum in it and run up the ramped 
    cage. Jump onto the turning block and up onto the next platform. Avoid the next 
    pendulum and jump across the gap to the next ledge. Run up the ramp and jump up 
    the three spinning blocks and jump off to the ledge at the top. Don't get 
    pushed off my the moving section of the wall as you pass it by and jump onto 
    the next cage. Run to the opposite side of the cage and jump onto the platform 
    above the conveyor belt. Jump up the spinning platforms and up onto the next 
    ledge. Head past the pusher and jump to the top of the cage you come to. Run 
    across the cage, head down the ramp, ride the moving platform up to the next 
    ledge and climb the pole up to the next level. 
    
    Jump up onto the platform on your right and ride it up to another moving 
    platform. Jump from this platform to the next ledge and jump up the spinning 
    blocks. Jump up onto the caged platform on your right, and backflip up to the 
    ledge on your left. Run along this ledge and be careful as you pass the 
    pushers. Jump up the conveyer belts and onto the next ledge. Follow this ledge 
    up to the very top. Wait here for the clock hand to come around and ride it to 
    the other side. Backflip to the top of the Thwomp at the ewnd of the conveyer 
    belt, and from there to the Star!
    
    NOTE: If you ignored me and entered the course with the intention of doing this 
    objective with the clock stopped, it is still possible to obtain the Star. When 
    you get to the top, simply climb up to the very top of the long pole in the 
    middle of the clock hand and vault off to the conveyer belt. 
    
    ====================
    Star 5
    ====================
    Name: Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
    Requirements: Wario rescued
    
    Enter the clock with the big hand on pointing at the 12.
    
    From the start, jump over the gap with a pendulum in it and run up the ramped 
    cage. Jump onto the turning block and up onto the next platform. Avoid the next 
    pendulum and jump across the gap to the next ledge. Run up the ramp and jump up 
    the three spinning blocks and jump off to the ledge at the top. Don't get 
    pushed off my the moving section of the wall as you pass it by and jump onto 
    the next cage. Run to the opposite side of the cage and jump onto the platform 
    above the conveyor belt. Jump up the spinning platforms and up onto the next 
    ledge. Head past the pusher and jump to the top of the cage you come to. Run 
    across the cage, head down the ramp, ride the moving platform up to the next 
    ledge and climb the pole up to the next level. 
    
    Jump up onto the platform on your right and ride it up to another moving 
    platform. Jump from this platform to the next ledge and jump up the spinning 
    blocks. Jump down onto the caged area to the right containing a ? block. Jump 
    up to the higher level of cage to the right. Jump up the ledges sticking out of 
    the wall here and break the black bricks here to claim your Star! 
    
    ====================
    Star 6
    ====================
    Name: Stop Time for Red Coins
    Requirements: None
    
    Enter the clock with the big hand pointing at the 12.
    
    Red Coins 1-8: All eight coins are floating above the green platforms directly 
    behind you as you start the level. Simply keep jumping up the platforms to the 
    top, collecting the coins as you go.
    
    Power Star: Jump back down to the base of the clock where you'll find your Star 
    waiting.
    
    ====================
    Star 7
    ====================
    Name: Tick Tock Silver Stars
    Requirements: Stars 1-6 completed
    
    SS 1-5: This is an odd objective. All of the Silver Stars begin at the top of 
    the clock and gradually make their way down to the bottom. All you have to do 
    is stay at the start and play the waiting game, collecting the Silver Stars as 
    they fall onto your level. Don't worry if one falls into the abyss, for it wall 
    respawn at the top of the clock and fall down again.
    
    Power Star: Jump over the gap with a pendulum in it and run up the ramped cage. 
    Jump onto the turning block and up onto the next platform. Avoid the next 
    pendulum and jump across the gap to the next ledge. Run up the ramp and jump up 
    the three spinning blocks and jump off to the ledge at the top. Don't get 
    pushed off my the moving section of the wall as you pass it by and jump onto 
    the next cage. Run to the opposite side of the cage and jump onto the platform 
    above the conveyor belt. Jump up the spinning platforms and up onto the next 
    ledge. Head past the pusher and jump to the top of the cage you come to. Run 
    across the cage, head down the ramp, ride the moving platform up to the next 
    ledge and climb the pole up to the next level. 
    
    Jump up onto the platform on your right and ride it up to another moving 
    platform. Jump from this platform to the next ledge and jump up the spinning 
    blocks. Jump up onto the ledge and backflip onto the small caged ledge. Time 
    your jumps over the pushers and head over to the small platform containing the 
    Star Sphere.
    
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    Section XV: Rainbow Ride
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    Course Location
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    Course Description
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    Cannon Locations
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    Warp Locations
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    Star 1
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    Name: Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow
    Requirements:
    
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    Star 2
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    Name: The Big House in the Sky
    Requirements:
    
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    Star 3
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    Name: Coins Amassed in a Maze
    Requirements:
    
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    Star 4
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    Name: Swingin' in the Breeze
    Requirements:
    
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    Star 5
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    Name: Tricky Triangles!
    Requirements:
    
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    Star 6
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    Name: Somewhere over the Rainbow
    Requirements:
    
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    Star 7
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    Name: Switch Star of the Manor
    Requirements: 
    
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    6. CASTLE SECRET STARS
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    Forthcoming
    
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    7. OTHER AREAS
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    Forthcoming
    
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    8. BESTIARY
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    Forthcoming
    
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    9. BOSS STRATEGIES
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    Forthcoming
    
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    10. ITEMS
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    11. SECRETS
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    Forthcoming
    
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    12. MULTIPLAYER
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    Forthcoming
    
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    13. VERSION HISTORY
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    First Release (Version 0.6; 2/2/05): Walkthrough completed up through Snowman's 
    Land. File size: 86.4 KBs
    
    Second Release (Version 0.65; 2/3/05): Walkthrough completed up through Wet Dry 
    World. Placeholders added to unfinished sections, FAQ run through spell-
    checker. General clean up and error sweep. Section 14 done for the most part. 
    File size: 96.7 KBs
    
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    14. CREDITS/LEGAL INFO/CONTACT INFO
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    CJayC: For hosting this FAQ on his wonderful site, GameFAQs.com
    
    Nintendo: For remaking this classic game and bringing it to the DS
    
    You: For reading this FAQ
    
    (C) 2005 Paul Crouse. All character names, game title and content (C) 2004 
    Nintendo.
    
    The following sites have permission to host this FAQ:
    
    http://www.gamefaqs.com
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    WHEN TO CONTACT ME:
    
    If you see this FAQ on a site that is not listed above
    If you have a question that is NOT addressed in the FAQ
    If I have forgotten something or if you have a suggestion that would make this 
    guide better
    If you spot a typo
    
    The email address you should use to contact me is: 
    
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