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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.