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    N64/DS Version Differences FAQ by NDS_Master

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    Table of Contents
    
    1. Copyright
    2. Introduction
    3. Characters
    4. General Changes
    5. Super Mario 64 Power Stars
    6. Super Mario 64 DS Power Stars
    7. New Power Stars
    8. Deleted Power Stars
    9. Changed Power Stars
    10. Power Star Name Changes
    11. Castle Courtyard Differences
    
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    1. Copyright 2005 NDS_Master
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    This guide is property of NDS_Master and is copyrighted and protected by 
    United States copyright laws and international treaties. Therefore, the use 
    of this guide in any web sites, publications, or any other public documents 
    is illegal and strictly prohibited. This guide may not be posted on the 
    Internet or any publications without my express, written permission. If you 
    wish to use this guide you must contact me with your request.
    
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    2. Introduction
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    If you were wondering about the differences between the N64 and DS versions 
    of Super Mario 64, you have come to the right place! In this completed 
    version, I have a list of all the Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS 
    stars, along with information on new, deleted, and changed stars. I also 
    have sections about other changes that came about when Super Mario 64 made 
    its debut on the Nintendo DS entertainment system. Also, all of the 
    information is written from the perspective of the DS version. If I say 
    something was deleted, it was originally in the N64 version and was not 
    included in the DS version. Everything is written from the perspective of 
    the DS version, unless -- of course -- it is noted otherwise.
    
    As you may have noticed, I originally started this guide in February, and 
    released it as version 0.1. My intent was to eventually include every 
    single difference between the two games, including every single thing that 
    was changes in every single level. Needless to say, that would take a long 
    time to do, and I soon pushed it further and further back in my priorities. 
    Eventually, I decided I might as well complete the general differences 
    portion of the guide and publish it as version 1.0. I will probably never 
    have the area differences section that I originally intended to have, so 
    this is the completed version. I hope you enjoy looking through it, and I 
    hope you learn a lot about the differences between the two games. (You can 
    also use the Castle Secret Stars list as a checklist if you want to!)
    
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    3. General Changes
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    It would be virtually impossible to cover every single difference between 
    both Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. Along with the major changes, 
    which I am going to attempt to list, there are variety of minor changes 
    that affect game play.
    
    First, the controls are a little different in Super Mario 64 DS. Since you 
    do not have an analog stick on the DS, you must use the D-Pad to move 
    around. If you want to run, you have to use the Y Button! (If you are 
    questioning that exclamation point, just know that I am a major fan of the 
    Super NES, and many Super NES games require you to press the Y Button to 
    run). Although that may seem difficult, it is not. Actually, I found the D-
    Pad and Y Button setup to be more useful than the N64’s analog stick. You 
    can also use the touch screen to move around, which gives you even more 
    precise control.
    
    Most of the moves are the same, and you use the same types of button 
    combinations to execute them. It is possible to rotate the camera by 
    pressing buttons on the touch screen, and the X Button allows you zoom the 
    camera in and out. The DS version also has a button that centers the camera 
    with you character, a feature the N64 version did not have.
    
    Along with the control changes, there is also graphics changes. To put it 
    bluntly, the graphics in the DS version are MUCH BETTER than those of the 
    N64 version. If you don’t think that the DS has better graphics than the 
    N64, look at both the N64 version and the DS version and you will easily be 
    able to tell that the DS version has better graphics. (If you can’t, it may 
    be time to set up an appointment with your optometrist!)
    
    Also, something has been changed in every level. Originally, I was planning 
    to map out every little difference in every level, but after mapping out 
    the differences between the two version’s Castle Entrance Areas, I decided 
    to give that idea up. I do have the Castle Entrance Area in this guide for 
    you to look at it; just realize that most levels have more changes than it 
    does.
    
    The boxes are also done differently in the DS version. Originally, there 
    were three different colors of boxes, and each one did something different. 
    Now, the different powers are all located in the same box; the character 
    you use determines which powerup you will receive. The switch for all of 
    the powerup boxes is in the place where the red switch was in the N64 
    version. The other three switches have been eliminated, and an addition 
    power star was added to the level in which they were located.
    
    Another addition to the DS version is the addition of character caps. Each 
    of the cap-wearing characters has a cap that appears in some levels. If you 
    take the cap of another character, you will transform into that character. 
    That makes it so you do not have to leave the level to switch to a 
    different character, should you find the need to.
    
    Besides the main game, there are a few other changes. The DS version has a 
    VS. Mode, where you compete against up to three other players in an attempt 
    to get power stars. The Mario Face game at the beginning has been replaced 
    with something called Touch Draw, where you make drawings and then deform 
    the drawings that you make.
    
    Since the DS has a touch screen, it was appropriate that the DS version of 
    Super Mario 64 had a special extra that used the touch screen. The DS 
    version has 36 mini-games, and each one uses the touch screen exclusively. 
    They add a lot of fun to the game, and they are separate from the main game 
    (except for the fact that you must capture rabbits to earn them). 
    
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    4. Characters
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    Perhaps the biggest change between Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS is 
    the addition of new characters. Super Mario 64 had one character: Mario. 
    Super Mario 64 DS has Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, and Wario. You begin the game 
    with Yoshi, and as you progress through the game you must go through all 
    new levels and fight all new bosses to unlock the other three characters.
    
    All of the characters are similar, but there are a few differences between 
    them. Yoshi and Luigi have the best jumps, but Mario is overall more 
    stable. Wario is lacking in jumping ability, but his muscle makes him 
    necessary on many levels. You can also play as him if you want an extra 
    challenge.
    
    Yoshi cannot perform many moves that the other characters can do (such as 
    the punch or kick), but he makes up for it in other ways. To begin, he has 
    his flutter kick. If you hold down the jump button while he is in the air, 
    he will do his flutter kick, which lets him go higher and further than he 
    normally could go. He can also swallow enemies and shoot eggs, which is a 
    great bonus. When he grabs a power flower (which comes out of the ? box) he 
    receives the ability to breath fire.
    
    Mario is the most balanced of the characters. Besides his all around great 
    skill, he has special abilities that make him stand out. He is the only 
    character that can do the wall kick, which is very useful. Inside ? boxes, 
    he will find either the power flower or the feather. The power flower 
    allows him to float, while the feather gives him the wing cap.
    
    Luigi is the best jumper in the game. His backward somersault is insanely 
    high, and he can also float slowly as he descends. That allows him to cover 
    major distance with his backward somersault. If he runs fast enough, he can 
    also run on water for a short distance. Whenever he jumps, he can scuttle 
    during his descent to gain extra distance. When he takes a power flower, he 
    becomes invisible.
    
    Wario is slow, short, bulky, but muscular. He has no special moves, but his 
    powerful punch can destroy many objects that would break the knuckles of 
    the other characters. For additional strength, Wario can use the power 
    flower to become metal.
    
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    5. Super Mario 64 Power Stars
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    Bob-omb Battlefield: Course 1
    
    Star 1: Big Bob-omb on the Summit
    Star 2: Footrace with Koopa the Quick
    Star 3: Shoot to the Island in the Sky
    Star 4: Find the 8 Red Coins
    Star 5: Mario Wings to the Sky
    Star 6: Behind Chain Chomp's Gate
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Whomp's Fortress - Course 2
    
    Star 1: Chip off Whomp's Block
    Star 2: To the Top of the Fortress
    Star 3: Shoot into the Wild Blue
    Star 4: Red Coins on the Floating Isle
    Star 5: Fall onto the Caged Island
    Star 6: Blast Away the Wall
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Jolly Roger Bay - Course 3
    
    Star 1: Plunder in the Sunken Ship
    Star 2: Can the Eel Come out and Play?
    Star 3: Treasure of the Ocean Cave
    Star 4: Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
    Star 5: Blast to the Stone Pillar
    Star 6: Through the Jet Stream
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Cool, Cool Mountain - Course 4
    
    Star 1: Slip Slidin' Away
    Star 2: Li'l Penguin Lost
    Star 3: Big Penguin Race
    Star 4: Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins
    Star 5: Snowman's Lost his Head
    Star 6: Wall Kicks will Work
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Big Boo's Hunt - Course 5
    
    Star 1: Go on a Ghost Hunt
    Star 2: Ride Big Boo’s Merry-Go-Round
    Star 3: Secret of the Haunted Books
    Star 4: Seek the 8 Red Coins
    Star 5: Big Boo's Balcony
    Star 6: Eye to Eye in the Secret Room
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Hazy Maze Cave - Course 6
    
    Star 1: Swimming Beast in the Cavern
    Star 2: Elevate for 8 Red Coins
    Star 3: Metal-Head Mario Can Move!
    Star 4: Navigating the Toxic Maze
    Star 5: A-Maze-ing Emergency Exit
    Star 6: Watch for the Rolling Rocks
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Lethal Lava Land - Course 7
    
    Star 1: Boil the Big Bully
    Star 2: Bully the Bullies
    Star 3: 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces
    Star 4: Red-Hot Log Rolling
    Star 5: Hot-Foot-It into the Volcano
    Star 6: Elevator Tour in the Volcano
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Shifting Sand Land - Course 8
    
    Star 1: In the Talons of the Big Bird
    Star 2: Shining Atop the Pyramid
    Star 3: Inside the Ancient Pyramid
    Star 4: Stand Tall on the Four Pillars
    Star 5: Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
    Star 6: Pyramid Puzzle
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Dire, Dire Docks - Course 9
    
    Star 1: Board Bowser's Sub
    Star 2: Chests in the Current
    Star 3: Pole-Jumping for Red Coins
    Star 4: Through the Jet Stream
    Star 5: The Manta Ray's Reward
    Star 6: Collect the Caps...
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Snowman's Land - Course 10 
    
    Star 1: Snowman's Big Head
    Star 2: Chill with the Bully
    Star 3: In the Deep Freeze
    Star 4: Whirl from the Freezing Pond
    Star 5: Shell Shreddin' for 8 Red Coins
    Star 6: Into the Igloo
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Wet Dry World - Course 11
    
    Star 1: Shocking Arrow Lifts!
    Star 2: Top O' The Town
    Star 3: Secrets in the Shallows & Sky
    Star 4: Express Elevators--Hurry Up!
    Star 5: Go to Town for Red Coins
    Star 6: Quick Race through Downtown!
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Tall, Tall Mountain - Course 12
    
    Star 1: Scale the Mountain
    Star 2: Mystery of the Monkey Cage
    Star 3: Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins
    Star 4: Mysterious Mountainside
    Star 5: Breathtaking View from Bridge
    Star 6: Blast to the Lonely Mushroom
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Tiny-Huge Island - Course 13
    
    Star 1: Pluck the Piranha Flower
    Star 2: The Tip Top of the Huge Island
    Star 3: Rematch with Koopa the Quick
    Star 4: Five Itty Bitty Secrets
    Star 5: Wiggler's Red Coins
    Star 6: Make Wiggler Squirm
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Tick Tock Clock - Course 14
    
    Star 1: Roll into the Cage
    Star 2: The Pit and the Pendulums
    Star 3: Get a Hand
    Star 4: Stomp on the Thwomp
    Star 5: Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
    Star 6: Stop Time for Red Coins
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Rainbow Ride - Course 15
    
    Star 1: Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow
    Star 2: The Big House in the Sky
    Star 3: Coins Amassed in a Maze
    Star 4: Swingin' in the Breeze
    Star 5: Tricky Triangles!
    Star 6: Somewhere over the Rainbow
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Castle Secret Stars
    
    Star 1: The Princess's Secret Slide
    Star 2: The Princess’s Secret Slide Revisited
    Star 3: The Secret Aquarium
    Star 4: Bowser in the Dark World 8 Red Coins
    Star 5: Tower of the Wing Cap 8 Red Coins
    Star 6: Cavern of the Metal Cap 8 Red Coins
    Star 7: Vanish Cap Under the Moat 8 Red Coins
    Star 8: Toad’s First Power Star
    Star 9: Bowser in the Fire Sea 8 Red Coins
    Star 10: Toad’s Second Power Star
    Star 11: Mip’s First Power Star
    Star 12: Toad’s Third Power Star
    Star 13: Wing Mario Over the Rainbows
    Star 14: Mip’s Second Power Star
    Star 15: Bowser in the Sky 8 Red Coins
    
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    6. Super Mario 64 DS Power Stars
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    Bob-omb Battlefield - Course 1
    
    Star 1: Big Bob-omb on the Summit
    Star 2: Footrace with Koopa the Quick
    Star 3: 5 Silver Stars!
    Star 4: Big Bob-omb’s Revenge
    Star 5: Mario Wings to the Sky
    Star 6: Find the 8 Red Coins
    Star 7: Behind Chain Chomp’s Gate
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Whomp’s Fortress - Course 2
    
    Star 1: Chip off Whomp’s Block
    Star 2: To the Top of the Fortress
    Star 3: Shoot into the Wild Blue
    Star 4: Red Coins of Floating Isle
    Star 5: Fall onto the Caged Island
    Star 6: Blast Away the Wall
    Star 7: Switch Star of the Fortress
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Jolly Roger Bay - Course 3
    
    Star 1: Plunder in the Sunken Ship
    Star 2: Can the Eel Come out to Play?
    Star 3: Treasure in the Ocean Cave
    Star 4: Blast to the Stone Pillar
    Star 5: Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
    Star 6: Switch Star of the Bay
    Star 7: Through the Jet Stream
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Cool, Cool Mountain - Course 4
    
    Star 1: Slip Slidin’ Away
    Star 2: Li’l Penguin Lost
    Star 3: Big Penguin Race
    Star 4: Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins
    Star 5: Snowman’s Lost his Head
    Star 6: Mario’s Super Wall Kick
    Star 7: Switch Star of Cool, Cool Mountain
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Big Boo’s Haunt - Course 5
    
    Star 1: Go on a Ghost Hunt
    Star 2: Ride Big Boo’s Merry-Go-Round
    Star 3: Secret of the Haunted Books
    Star 4: Seek the 8 Red Coins
    Star 5: Big Boo’s Balcony
    Star 6: Eye to Eye in the Secret Room
    Star 7: Switch Star in the Basement
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Hazy Maze Cave - Course 6
    
    Star 1: Swimming Beast in the Cavern
    Star 2: Elevate for 8 Red Coins
    Star 3: Metal-Head Wario Can Move
    Star 4: Navigating the Toxic Maze
    Star 5: A-Maze-ing Emergency Exit
    Star 6: Watch for Rolling Rocks
    Star 7: Underground Switch Star
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Lethal Lava Land - Course 7
    
    Star 1: Boil the Big Bully
    Star 2: Bully the Bullies
    Star 3: 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces
    Star 4: Red-Hot Log Rolling
    Star 5: Hot-Foot-It into the Volcano
    Star 6: Inside the Volcano
    Star 7: Flaming Silver Stars
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Shifting Sand Land - Course 8
    
    Star 1: In the Talons of the Big Bird
    Star 2: Shining Atop the Pyramid
    Star 3: Inside the Ancient Pyramid
    Star 4: Stand Tall on the Four Pillars
    Star 5: Toy Box Switch Star
    Star 6: Pyramid Puzzle
    Star 7: Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Dire, Dire Docks - Course 9
    
    Star 1: Board Bowser’s Sub
    Star 2: Chests in the Current
    Star 3: Pole-Jumping for Red Coins
    Star 4: Through the Jet Stream
    Star 5: Koopa Surfin’ Switch Star
    Star 6: Inside the Cage
    Star 7: The Manta Ray’s Reward
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Snowman’s Land - Course 10
    
    Star 1: Snowman’s Big Head
    Star 2: Chill with the Bully
    Star 3: Yoshi’s Ice Sculpture
    Star 4: Whirl from the Freezing Pond
    Star 5: Snowman’s Silver Star
    Star 6: Into the Igloo
    Star 7: Red Coins in the House
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Wet-Dry World - Course 11
    
    Star 1: Shocking Arrow Lifts!
    Star 2: Top O’ the Town
    Star 3: 5 Secrets in the Shallow & Sky
    Star 4: Express Elevator--Hurry Up!
    Star 5: Go to Town for the Red Coins
    Star 6: Quick Race Through Downtown!
    Star 7: Soaked Silver Stars
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Tall, Tall Mountain - Course 12
    
    Star 1: Scale the Mountain
    Star 2: Mystery of the Monkey Cage
    Star 3: Scary ‘Shrooms, Red Coins
    Star 4: Mysterious Mountainside
    Star 5: Blast to the Lonely Mushroom
    Star 6: 5 Secrets of the Mountain
    Star 7: Breathtaking View from the Bridge
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Tiny Huge Island - Course 13
    
    Star 1: Pluck the Piranha Flower
    Star 2: The Tip Top of the Huge Island
    Star 3: Rematch with Koopa the Quick
    Star 4: Klepto the Condor
    Star 5: Wiggler’s Red Coins
    Star 6: Make Wiggler Squirm
    Star 7: Switch Star on the Island
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Tick Tock Clock - Course 14
    
    Star 1: Luigi in the Cage
    Star 2: The Pendulum Switch Star
    Star 3: Get a Hand
    Star 4: Stomp on the Thwomp
    Star 5: Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
    Star 6: Stop Time for Red Coins
    Star 7: Tick Tock Silver Stars
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Rainbow Ride Course 15
    
    Star 1: Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow
    Star 2: The Big House in the Sky
    Star 3: Coins Amassed in a Maze
    Star 4: Swingin’ in the Breeze
    Star 5: Tricky Traingles!
    Star 6: Somewhere over the Rainbow
    Star 7: Switch Star of the Manor
    100 Coin Power Star
    
    Castle Secret Stars
    
    Star 1: The Princess’s Secret Slide
    Star 2: The Princess’s Secret Slide Revisited
    Star 3: Sunshine Isles
    Star 4: The Secret Aquarium
    Star 5: Goomboss Battle 8 Red Coins
    Star 6: Goomboss Battle Switch Star
    Star 7: Castle Courtyard 8 Red Coins
    Star 8: The Secret of Battle Fort
    Star 9: Bowser in the Dark World 8 Red Coins
    Star 10: Bowser in the Dark World Switch Star
    Star 11: ? Switch 8 Red Coins
    Star 12: Big Boo Battle 8 Red Coins
    Star 13: Big Boo Battle Secret Room
    Star 14: Behind the Waterfall 8 Red Coins
    Star 15: Behind the Waterfall Secret Star
    Star 16: The Secret Under the Moat 8 Red Coins
    Star 17: The Secret Under the Moat Switch Star
    Star 18: Toad’s First Power Star
    Star 19: Bowser in the Fire Sea 8 Red Coins
    Star 20: Bowser in the Fire Sea Switch Star
    Star 21: Power Star of the White Room
    Star 22: Chief Chilly Challenge 8 Red Coins
    Star 23: Chief Chilly Challenge Secret Star
    Star 24: Toad’s Second Power Star
    Star 25: Toad’s Third Power Star
    Star 26: Over the Rainbows 8 Red Coins
    Star 27: Over the Rainbows Secret Star
    Star 28: Bowser in the Sky 8 Red Coins
    Star 29: Bowser in the Sky Secret Star
    Star 30: The White Door
    
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    7. New Power Stars
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    Bob-omb Battlefield - Course 1
    
    Star 1: Big Bob-omb on the Summit
    While it shares the name of a level in the N64 version, in the DS version 
    “Big Bob-omb on the Summit” is actually a whole new level. In this level 
    you must make your way to the top of the mountain, and then you must fight 
    Big Bob-omb using the Bob-ombs that he throws at you.
    
    Star 3: 5 Silver Stars!
    5 Silver Stars is a new challenge where players collect five silver stars 
    in a level to make a power star appear.
    
    Whomp’s Fortress - Course 2
    
    Star 7: Switch Star of the Fortress
    In this level you need to step on a star switch to make the switch star 
    appear. After that you have to collect the switch star before it 
    disappears.
    
    Jolly Roger Bay - Course 3
    
    Star 6: Switch Star of the Bay
    In this level you need to step on a star switch to make the switch star 
    appear. After that you have to collect the switch star before it 
    disappears.
    
    Cool, Cool Mountain - Course 4
    
    Star 7: Switch Star of Cool, Cool Mountain
    In this level you need to step on a star switch to make the switch star 
    appear. After that you have to collect the switch star before it 
    disappears.
    
    Big Boo’s Haunt - Course 5
    
    Star 7: Switch Star of the Basement
    In this level, you need to break open a black brick block as Wario and then 
    step on the star switch under it. Having done that, you then needed to 
    collect the switch star before time ran out.
    
    Hazy Maze Cave - Course 6
    
    Star 7: Underground Switch Star
    In this level, you need to break open a black brick block as Wario and then 
    step on the star switch under it. Having done that, you then needed to 
    collect the switch star before time ran out.
    
    Lethal Lava Land - Course 7
    
    Star 7: Flaming Silver Stars
    To complete this level you need to surf around on a Koopa shell and collect 
    five silver stars. When all five silver stars are in your control, the 
    power star will appear. 
    
    Shifting Sand Land - Course 8
    
    Star 5: Toy Box Switch Star
    In this level, you need to break open a black brick block as Wario and then 
    step on the star switch under it. Having done that, you then needed to 
    collect the switch star before time ran out.
    
    Dire, Dire Docks - Course 9
    
    Star 5: Koopa Surfin’ Switch Star
    After breaking open a black brick block with Wario, players need to step on 
    the star switch. When that is done, they need to surf over to switch star 
    to complete the level.
    
    Snowman’s Land - Course 10
    
    Star 3: Yoshi’s Ice Sculpture
    This power star took the place of In the Deep Freeze, but it was different 
    enough so that it could be considered a new power star. In this power star 
    you have to use Yoshi to free a frozen power star.
    
    Star 5: Snowman’s Silver Star
    This star requires you to search through the level and collect 5 silver 
    stars. When you have all 5 silver stars in your possession, you can take 
    the power star.
    
    Star 7: Red Coins in the House
    This is the red coin challenge for Snowman’s Land. The red coins are not 
    scattered throughout the level in this challenge; they are placed together 
    in the house.
    
    Wet-Dry World - Course 11
    
    Star 7: Soaked Silver Stars
    In this level you need to collect all five silver stars, and then you need 
    to take the power star.
    
    Tall, Tall Mountain - Course 12
    
    Star 6: 5 Secrets of the Mountain
    To complete this level you need to find the five secret coins that will 
    give you the power star if you collect them.
    
    Tiny-Huge Island - Course 13
    
    Star 4: Klepto the Condor
    After freeing a power star from the clutches of a large bird, you have to 
    retrieve that power star from the place where it lands on the island.
    
    Star 7: Switch Star on the Island
    When you press the star switch, you have to take the switch star before 
    time runs out.
    
    Tick Tock Clock - Course 14
    
    Star 2: The Pendulum Switch Star
    For this level, you need to press the star switch and then collect the 
    switch star. It bears many similarities to The Pit and the Pendulums from 
    the N64 version, but it was different enough so I counted it as a new star.
    
    Star 7: Tick Tock Silver Stars
    This level is another one of the five silver star challenges. After you 
    collect five silver stars, you have to retrieve the power star that 
    appears.
    
    Rainbow Ride - Course 15
    
    Star 7: Switch Star of the Manor
    When you press the star switch, you need to collect the switch star before 
    it disappears.
    
    Castle Secret Stars
    
    Star 3: Sunshine Isles
    A new level with a new challenge: collect five silver stars to earn the 
    power star.
    
    Star 5: Goomboss Battle 8 Red Coins
    This is another new level, although it uses an old challenge. You must go 
    throughout the level and collect all 8 red coins to earn the power star.
    
    Star 6: Goomboss Battle Switch Star
    After pressing a star switch in this new level, you need to race to the 
    power star in order to collect it in time.
    
    Star 7: Castle Courtyard 8 Red Coins
    Defeat eight ghosts in the courtyard to earn their eight red coins.
    
    Star 8: The Secret of Battle Fort
    When you find this extra level, you need to collect the five silver stars 
    so that the power star will appear.
    
    Star 10: Bowser in the Dark World Switch Star
    Bowser is back, but there is a new challenge in his world. Step on the star 
    switch and then take the power star before it is too late.
    
    Star 12: Big Boo Battle 8 Red Coins
    Pick up eight red coins as you move throughout this new level to earn this 
    power star.
    
    Star 13: Big Boo Battle Secret Room
    This new level is full of eerie surprises. You never know when you will 
    stumble into a secret room.
    
    Star 15: Behind the Waterfall Secret Star
    This small level has a new power star inside of it, but can you find it?
    
    Star 17: The Secret Under the Moat Switch Star
    This level was small with a large bottomless pit. The level now has a 
    little more space, thanks to a new switch star challenge.
    
    Star 20: Bowser in the Fire Sea Switch Star
    Step on the star switch and take the power star, it does not get any 
    simpler than this. Of course, maybe it would be easier if there wasn’t so 
    much lava in your way.
    
    Star 21: Power Star of the White Room
    An easy but interesting power star to get. I won’t give away any more 
    details on this unique power star.
    
    Star 22: Chief Chilly Challenge 8 Red Coins
    Stuck in a frozen ice land, you need to free eight red coins from their 
    frozen positions.
    
    Star 23: Chief Chilly Challenge Secret Star
    It is cold outside, but this power star has found a way to stay warm. Can 
    you find its location?
    
    Star 27: Over the Rainbows Secret Star
    This power star is imprisoned in the clouds, and it is up to you to rescue 
    it.
    
    Star 29: Bowser in the Sky Secret Star
    Bowser has at least one more power star in his control, and the switch star 
    challenge is the only way to take it back.
    
    Star 30: The White Door
    Surely the white door holds something more interesting than a power star, 
    or does it?
    
    Total New Power Stars: 37
    
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    8. Deleted Power Stars
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    Bob-omb Battlefield - Course 1
    
    Star 3: Shoot to the Island in the Sky
    
    Snowman’s Land - Course 10
    
    Star 3: Into the Deep Freeze
    Star 5: Shell Shreddin’ for Red Coins
    
    Tiny-Huge Island - Course 13
    
    Star 4: Five Itty Bitty Secrets
    
    Tick Tock Clock - Course 14
    
    Star 2: The Pit and the Pendulums
    
    Castle Secret Stars
    
    Star 11: Mips First Power Star
    
    Star 14: Mips Second Power Star
    
    Total Deleted Power Stars: 7
    
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    9. Changed Power Stars
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    Jolly Roger Bay - Course 3
    
    The positions of Star 4: Blast to the Stone Pillar and Star 5: Red Coins on 
    the Ship Afloat were switched.
    
    Star 1: Plunder in the Sunken Ship
    In the N64 version, you have to open up the four treasure chests in the 
    sunken ship in the correct order. When you do that the ship will rise and 
    you can collect the power star. In the DS version, there is only one 
    treasure chest that you need to open to collect the power star.
    
    Hazy Maze Cave - Course 6
    
    Star 6: Watch for Rolling Rocks
    The location of this power star is different. In the N64 version, this 
    power star was hidden in a small cave past the rolling rocks. In the DS 
    version, however, the power star is inside one of the rolling rocks.
    
    Shifting Sand Land - Course 8
    The positions of Pyramid Puzzle and Free Flying for 8 Red Coins were 
    switched.
    
    Star 6: Pyramid Puzzle
    The way to earn this star is slightly different. In the N64 version you 
    have to collect five yellow coins to make this star appear; in the DS 
    version you have to collect five silver stars.
    
    Dire, Dire Docks - Course 9
    
    Star 6: Inside the Cage
    Since the DS version prohibits players from collecting two caps at once, 
    they only need to collect one cap to complete this level. In the N64 
    version they need to collect two caps.
    
    Tall, Tall Mountain - Course 12
    
    In the N64 version, Breathtaking View from the Bridge was before Blast to 
    the Lonely Mushroom.
    
    Star 7: Breathtaking View from the Bridge
    As Wario, you need to break open a black brick block to free the star that 
    is behind the waterfall. In the N64 version, you had to press a switch to 
    make blocks appear. Then you had to jump onto those blocks to get behind 
    the waterfall.
    
    Rematch with Koopa the Quick - Course 13
    
    Star 3: Rematch with Koopa the Quick
    Koopa runs slower than he did before. In fact, Koopa runs so much slower 
    than he previously did that I had to consider this a changed power star.
    
    Tick Tock Clock - Course 14
    
    Star 1: Luigi in the Cage
    When you played this game on the N64, you merely had to get Mario into a 
    cage. In the DS version you have to use Luigi’s invisible act to get into 
    the cage.
    
    Star 5: Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
    This level is fairly similar to its N64 counterpart, but you need to use 
    Wario to break open a black brick block that bars the way to the power 
    star.
    
    Total Changed Power Stars: 8
    
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    10. Name Changes
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    Bob-omb Battlefield - Course 1
    
    Star 4: Big Bob-omb’s Revenge
    This is actually a level from the N64 version, although it has a different 
    name and a different position. In the N64 version, this was the first level 
    of Bob-omb Battlefield and it was called Big Bob-omb on the Summit.
    
    Cool, Cool Mountain - Course 4
    
    Star 6: Mario’s Super Wall Kick
    In the N64 version, this was called Wall Kicks will Work. Since Mario is 
    the only character that can perform wall kicks in the DS version, the name 
    was changed so that players would know to use Mario.
    
    Hazy Maze Cave - Course 6
    
    Star 3: Metal-Head Wario Can Move
    In the N64 version, this level was called Metal-Head Mario Can Move! Since 
    all characters receive their special abilities from a single power flower 
    in this version, only Wario can become metal. Because of that, they had to 
    change the name to show which character could complete the level.
    
    Lethal Lava Land - Course 7
    
    Star 6: Inside the Volcano
    In the N64 version, this level was called Elevator Tour in the Volcano. The 
    reason for the name change is uncertain.
    
    Dire, Dire Docks - Course 9
    
    Star 6: Inside the Cage
    In the N64 version, this level was called Collect the Caps. Its name was 
    changed because the layout of the DS version makes it impossible to have 
    more than one cap at a time.
    
    Wet-Dry World - Course 11
    
    Star 3: 5 Secrets in the Shallows & Sky
    In the N64 version, this level was merely called Secrets in the Shallows 
    and Sky. The name was probably changed so that players knew exactly how 
    many secrets they were looking for.
    
    Star 5: Go to Town for the Red Coins
    In the N64 version, this level was called Go to Town for Red Coins. The 
    reason for this change is uncertain.
    
    Tall, Tall Mountain - Course 12
    
    Star 7: Breathtaking View from the Bridge
    In the N64 version they developers left out the word the, making it 
    Breathtaking View from Bridge. The reason for the change is uncertain.
    
    Tick Tock Clock - Course 14
    
    Star 1: Luigi in the Cage
    This level used to be called Roll into the Cage. Since they changed the 
    level so that you had to use Luigi to get into the cage, they had to change 
    the name so that you knew which character to use.
    
    Castle Secret Stars
    
    Star 11: ? Switch 8 Red Coins
    In the N64 version, this level was called Tower of the Wing Cap 8 Red 
    Coins. Since there is only one ? switch that activates all blocks in this 
    game, they had to change the name.
    
    Star 14: Behind the Waterfall 8 Red Coins
    This level was called Cavern of the Metal Cap 8 Red Coins. Since this level 
    is no longer used to unlock the metal cap, there was no reason to keep the 
    name.
    
    Star 16: Secret Under the Moat 8 Red Coins
    Before the DS version, this was Vanish Cap Under the Moat 8 Red Coins. 
    Because the vanish cap switch is no longer in the level, the game designers 
    could not keep the name the same.
    
    Star 26: Over the Rainbows 8 Red Coins
    This level used to be called Wing Mario over the Rainbow. The reason for 
    the change is uncertain, especially since Mario is the only one who can use 
    wings.
    
    Total Name Changes: 13
    
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    11. Castle Entrance Differences
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    Two butterflies were removed from the grassy area in front of where you 
    start off.
    
    The sign at the beginning of the path has additional comments about Mario 
    and his friends, as well as more information on moves.
    
    To the left of where you start out, there is an area that had a few trees. 
    Now it is full of bushes. Six bushes of varying size have been added, along 
    with two stones. To makes room for these additions, three butterflies and 
    three trees were taken out of that area.
    
    Two flower beds were added next to the area full of bushes. One of these 
    flower beds has five butterflies in it; these were added in.
    
    The sign with climbing instructions was moved to another location, a short 
    distance away from where it used to stand. The sign’s words were slightly 
    changed.  A sign with information on control modes was added where the 
    climbing sign used to be.
    
    The trees close to the waterfall were moved further away from the 
    waterfall. The tree near the waterfall (the one that gave you a green 
    mushroom if you climbed to the top of it) was taken out. Two butterflies 
    that used to fly near the trees by the waterfall were taken out.
    
    The sides of the waterfall are no longer made of dirt. Those areas are now 
    grass.
    
    A stone ramp leading to the bottom of the moat was added to the left of the 
    main bridge.
    
    A black brick block was placed over entrance to the secret under the moat.
    
    The area under the main bridge has several differences. The two coins 
    directly under the main bridge were taken out. If you collected these coins 
    in the N64 version you would receive a life. Also, there is no longer a 
    shadow underneath the main bridge. An indentation in the castle was added 
    directly under the main bridge, on the side next to the castle. Finally, 
    Mario can no longer wall kick off of the walls that are under the bridge.
    
    The brick walls next to the metal door in the moat were turned into dirt 
    walls.
    
    The floor of the moat was changed from mere stones into organized bricks.
    
    Characters can now long jump up the stone ramp that is next to the castle.
    
    The castle wall at the far right side of the level curves inward into the 
    grass hill instead of outward. The dirt path that is next to this section 
    of the wall stays close to the moat and does not go as far out as it used 
    to.
    
    The fence along the moat at the right side of the level goes all the way 
    along the moat; it does not stop after a short distance.
    
    The area next to the wooden bridge changed considerably. One of the trees 
    that was next to the edge of the large pond was moved closer to the castle. 
    The two butterflies next to the wooden bridge were removed and replaced 
    with a flower bed. The wording on the sign next to the wooden bridge was 
    slightly changed. The sign was also moved further away from the dirt path. 
    The wooden bridge has small walls on the sides of it, so you can no longer 
    walk off of it.
    
    The sign next to the cannon is shorter and it uses slightly different 
    words.
    
    The cannon opens after you have 150 stars instead of 120.
    
    A school of fish was removed from the pond and replaced with four other 
    fish. The large rock in the middle of the pond was made even larger.
    
    The castle itself has many differences. The windows on the turrets are 
    place on top of each other instead of side by side. The turrets also do not 
    stick out of the front of the castle. You can now walk on top parts of the 
    turrets; in the N64 version you would walk straight through the top parts 
    of the turrets. Each side of the castle has an additional slanted section.
    
    The green, flat area directly to the left of the castle was added. In the 
    DS version, you can use the green, flat area with Luigi or Yoshi to get on 
    top of the castle without 150 stars.
    
    The completely flat area on top of the castle roof is smaller. Also, the 
    area containing three green mushrooms is fenced in. The ground of the 
    fenced in area is made of bricks instead of shingles. The red box is closer 
    to the main tower of the castle, and it is directly above the fenced in 
    area. The back of the castle is next to a green hill, so it does not merely 
    drop off.
    
    The tall slanted area above the portrait of Princess Peach was removed. It 
    is also now impossible to walk on the slanted areas that are on the main 
    tower of the castle. Because of this, you can no longer get to the top of 
    the castle. Windows were added on either side of the main castle tower.
    
    Yoshi was removed from top of castle, so you can no longer receive one 
    hundred lives or the special triple jump.