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Super Mario 64
FAQ/Walkthrough
Version 1.5
By Alexander Slutsker
  (AKA Sasha Slutsker)
Last updated:
10/18/03
Send Questions and Comments to:
Sasha@thevgn.com

Table of Contents:

I. Introduction
II. Version History
III. Characters
IV. Bob-Omb Battlefield  - Code 1001
V. Whomp's Fortress      - Code 1002
VI. Jolly Roger Bay      - Code 1003
VII. Cool, Cool Mountain - Code 1004
VIII. Big Boo's Haunt    - Code 1005
IX. Hazy Maze Cave       - Code 1006
X. Lethal Lava Land      - Code 1007
XI. Shifting Sand Land   - Code 1008
XII. Dire Dire Docks     - Code 1009
XIII. Snowman's Land     - Code 1010
XIV. Wet Dry World       - Code 1011
XV. Tall Tall Mountain   - Code 1012
XVI. Tiny Huge Island    - Code 1013
XVII. Tic-Toc Clock      - Code 1014
XVIII. Rainbow Ride      - Code 1015
XIX. Secret Stars        - Code 1016
XX. Caps                 - Code 1017
XXI. How to Enter Levels
XXII. Totals
XXIII. Boss FAQ
XXIV. FAQ
XXV. Credits
XXVI. About the Author
XXVII. Legal Info

*Note: To get to all places with a Code press Control + F. Then, type
in the code and press Enter twice. This makes finding a level quicker.

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////    I. Introduction                           \\\\\\
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If anyone knows me, I am a extremely big Mario fan. There are the obsessed and
there is me. Super Mario Sunshine was my first Mario FAQ but you know, why should
it be last? I went back to Super Mario 64, one of the best games EVER made to write
another FAQ for this above average game. Above average? That's an insult for this
spectacular cartridge. Let's start; I loved every second of this game.

I would like to dedicate this FAQ to Ian Henderson. When he was at my house, he
just started playing Super Mario 64. I saw him and started playing it too. I hadn't
played it way over a year, maybe two. It was so fun I beat it and kept getting
stars. I had so much playing it AGAIN that I decided to write this FAQ. If it
weren't for Ian, this FAQ would not exist. You can e-mail him at Ian@thevgn.com,
please do and thank him for me.

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Version 1.5 (?? KB) 10/18/03
- Added a Checklist in the Totals Section (28 Sections)

Version 1.4 (70 KB) 10/4/03
- Added detail to a couple sections of the FAQ
- Fixed a few minor errors throughout the FAQ (28 Sections)

Version 1.3 (70 KB) 9/20/03
- Added a lot of detail to a few sections (28 Sections)

Version 1.2 (68 KB) 9/18/03
- Fixed a bunch of errors in the FAQ, including grammar
- Added a lot of detail (28 Sections)

Version 1.0 (67 KB) 9/7/03
- Started FAQ. The FAQ is more or less complete. (28 Sections)

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Name: Mario
When: All Game
Who_: The guy you control and the main guy. How do you not know him?

Name: Toads
When: All Game
Who_: The guy who can be everywhere in the castle at the same time. He
      sometimes has a star.

Name: Bowser
When: During the three battle areas
Who_: The main bad guy, you fight him three times.

Name: Goomba
When: Most Leels
Who_: Check the FAQ to see how to beat these beats

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Star 1 - Big Bob-omb on the Summit
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a very easy star and will probably be the first one you get. (Although I
think the 6th one is easier, since it is closer to the start and can be done right
off the start.) Just go forward and cross the bridge and everything. Go forward
here and run until you get to the three bowling balls. Run in-between them and then
go up the entire thing, avoiding the big bowling balls and then jumping up at the
top. To beat the bomb-omb, you must get behind him and throw him three times. Don't
throw him off, though. When you defeat him, you can get a star.

Star 2 - Race with Koopa the Quick
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Incredibly easy star. Talk with Koopa and go up the thing the same way you did last
time. You should be able to easily get 30 seconds ahead of him at the victory area.
Claim your shine when you beat him.

Stage 3 - Shoot to the island in the Sky
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a very interesting goal... Well, sort of. At the start, talk to the pink
dude and open up the canons. Go to the mountain and run up it. Jump into the canon
you will see on the way. Aim for the tree. Now, push up a little bit and shoot. You
should land on the tree, which is on the island in the sky. Go over here for an
exclamation point. This is a magical star.

Stage 4 - Find the 8 Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a fairly easy red coin goal. Only the one in that flaming level is easier.
The first is on the rotating platforms near the start. The second is on the hill
near the start. The third is on the pole near the chain chomp. The fourth is when
you go to the right instead of proceeding to the mountain-climbing area. The fifth
is when you run up the hill in the mountain climbing area instead of dodging the
three boulders. The sixth is on the tree on the island and the last two are near
where the star appears. When the star does appear, grab it.

Stage 5 - Mario Wings to the Sky
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

You need the wing cap for this to be easier. It can be done without it, but the cap
is so easy to get that you just should anyway. Go to the island, get the flying
ability, and jump into the cannon. Aim right down the center of the first ring of
coins, right at the coin there, fire and let go to get the star. Pick it up on the
ground.

Star 6 - Behind Chain Chomp's Gate
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the chain chomp and butt stomp his little pole. Do this until it is no more
and he will break the cage revealing a star. Get it and be happy.

100 Coins
<><><><>

Get 100 of those yellow things by defeating every enemy and getting all the ones
lying around. Then, fly up to the coins using the cannons to get a lot more and you
will easily get the 100 that you need.

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Star 1 - Chip off Whomp's Block
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

You need to get to the top to fight the guy, so run up the level. You will have to
jump over some sliding platforms and then jump up some stairs, avoiding the big
boulder. Go forward here and run across the bridge and then slowly walk across the
area here to get onto the revolving bridge. Cross it the obvious way and then run
until you get to the platforms that are moving and jump up onto them and into the
top of the level. Whomp is easy to beat, all you need to do is run in front of him
and make him fall. Then, butt stomp on his back. Do this three times and he will
die, giving you a star.

Star 2 - To the top of the fortress
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go back to where you fought Whomp and then jump up the platforms to the top, some
of these platforms move in and out. At the top, ride the platform up and claim your
star.

Star 3 - Shoot into the wild blue
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a fairly easy goal if you know what to do. Don't run forward across the
platforms (where the red coin is) instead backflip or double jump into the area to
the left and you will see an extremely small layer of water. (So small, you can't
even swim in it.) Run across here and talk to the pink dude so that he will
activate the cannon. Jump into the cannon and you will see an area where the star
is. You will see a big pole. You need to aim a little above it so that you can hit
it and fall to the platform. This is a diagram of it, X being where you should aim
and Y being the pole (it's about there on the island too, on the left side to you.

       X

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    |      |
    |      |
    |      |
    |  Y   |
    |      |
    |      |

Slide down the pole here and then claim your star when you are done. Hope you
enjoyed my awful drawing!

Star 4 - Red Coins on the floating island
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is also a pretty easy star, although it may seem hard to you. Get the red coin
by running up this area. Then, turn around and run up the stairs. When you pass the
second boulder dude, stop. When he lands, jump onto him and ride up to get a red
coin here. Next continue and get the red coin behind the piranha plant (make sure
you don't hit the piranha plant while getting it) and then get the red coin on the
narrow walkway. Go onto the spinning bridge and the red coin here and then get the
one under the spinning bridge (you'll need to jump off in order to get it.)

This makes 6 red coins. Where are the rest? Well, you'll need to get to the top of
the level and then jump onto the spinning islands or the non-spinning island. This
is an easy jump even if it may look long for some reason. Just do a normal jump.
Then, get both red coins here and go back to the start of the level in order to
claim your shine.

Star 5 - Fall into the caged island
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This one annoyed me at first, but hey, there's a tree right at the start. Jump into
the tree at the start and an owl will jump out. Hop onto him and then easily
control him to the caged island near the other islands. Fall into the island and
get your star. It's easy once you know what to do.

Star 6 - Blast away the wall
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Jump into the cannon and you will see two walls. Aim for the corner of the one
farther away to destroy it and make a star appear. Run up to where you can just
slide through and get the star. Good Job!

100 Coins
<><><><>

Are you special? Well, you better be because this is the easiest 100 coin goal in
the game! Yay! Get all the coins lying around everywhere, the red coins, and the
blue coins activated by a switch near the cannon. Break the boxes for some more. If
you have Metal Mario, you can become metal and make this even easier by killing the
piranha plants for a blue coin each. (That's 5 regular coins.) When you are done,
claim your star.

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Star 1 - Plunder in the Sunken Ship
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Doing this star is the only way to do Star's 2 and 4. To do this star, swim down in
the far end of this bay and you will see a ship. There is an eel blocking the
entrance to the ship. Swim next to the eel and then swim up to air. Then, swim back
down and the eel will be gone, letting you enter the ship. You need to touch the
chests in the correct order. I'll let you figure out the order, it's trial and
error and when you get it down your health goes down by one. (But you get instantly
refueled when you get it right.) Then, the ship will rise and the water level
inside the ship will lower, letting you jump up and hit the exclamation point for a
star.

Star 2 - Can the eel come out and play?
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a very easy star to get. All you need to do is swim down near the old
location of the ship and you will see an eel's head. If you swim close to it, he
will come out. Swim up to his tail and grab the star on it. If you don't do this
quickly enough, he will go back into the cave and you will have to start the
process all over again.

Star 3 - Treasure of the Ocean Cave
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a very easy goal. It is basically what you did in star one except even
easier. (And it was easy to begin with.) Well, maybe Nintendo thought finding it
would be hard enough or something. I dunno. Go to the far end of the bay and swim
down. You will see a whole. Swim through here and follow the path to come out
somewhere else. Solve another treasure chest puzzle and claim your star.

Star 4 - Red Coins on the ship afloat
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is pretty easy. Go to the platform that is at the right side of the over water
area. Jump onto the pillar here to get the first red coin you will need. Then, jump
across here to hit the exclamation point and run across here. Get the three red
coins here and then go under the water and go to the four oysters to get four more
red coins. Be happy and scream as you get the star.

Star 5 - Blast to the stone pillar
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Talk to the pink guy near the place where you got the red coin on the pillar. Now,
hop into the cannon and aim at the pillar all the way on the left. Now, up and aim
quite above it. Shoot and you should hit it. Now, jump onto the area here and hit
the exclamation block here for a star.

Star 6 - Through the Jet Stream
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go where the exclamation point was and get the metal power here. Now, jump off and
go into the jet stream in the middle of the deep area. Easily get the star in the
middle of this Jet Stream. Now, you have my permission to scream, dance, yell, and
hop on foot.

100 Coins
<><><><>

Getting 100 coins here isn't that difficult. Get the coins on the bridge, from the
blue coins near Star 3, the red coins, the coins lying around everywhere under the
water, and just by being special. Claim your star when you are done with this and
be happy.

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Star 1 - Slip Slidin' Away
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a very easy goal. Just jump into the chimney here and slide down the slide
easily. You will need to make some turns and stuff, but it isn't really that hard
not to fall off. There is a shortcut if you follow the coins near the start, but
you don't really need it. The star appears when you walk out the door. Yay!

Star 2 - Li'l Penguin Lost
<><><><><><><><><><><><>

Above where the entrance to the chimney is, you will see a little penguin. Grab him
and then slide down the hill until you get to a bridge. Cross the bridge and then
jump to the right and talk to the big penguin to get a star for your truly noble
deed.

Star 3 - Big Penguin Race
<><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go back to the chimney and get ready for a race. It's very easy. You can't take the
shortcut, just press forward hard and do the easy turns until you get to the end
where you will have to wait for the big guy. He will give you a star when he
finishes the race himself.

Star 4 - Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

The first red coin is located directly in front of you at the start of the level,
in the tree. Then, you'll need to slide down the path. To your left you'll see a
red coin. Pick that up, it will be your second. Keep going here. Go across the
bridge and to your left you will see a dead end bridge with a red coin on the end.
Pick that up and then go down to the lower level here and get the red coin in the
tree.  Ride up the escalator thing and get the red coin at the end. Then, ride back
down and go all the way to the end here. Turn to the left here for another red
coin.

Now, go onto a little bridge with a red coin in the center pick that up and then go
to the dead end to teleport. Now, slide down and jump to the right at the turn. Run
to the end here and pull off a jump to go around here and get the red coin behind
the ice. (You can also use the cannon to get here.) Now, go back and get the star
by jumping off the place you used to get the last red coin. When you have the star
in your possession, be very happy.

Star 5 - Snowman's Lost Head
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is pretty easy. Jump up to the are above the chimney and you will see a body
of a snowman. It will start rolling down the hill. Follow it and then get in front
of it. You will see a head in the way. Get behind it so the body will follow and
hit the head, giving you a star upon talking to the full snowman.

Star 6 - Wall kicks will work
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Make sure the cannon is activated and use the one at the bottom of the bridge. You
will see a tree across the gap. Aim and hit the tree. Now, run down here and you
can wall kick off here up to the right. Do this again but you will need to use a
triple jump to do it this time. Now, walk across the slippery ice and get your
star. And, you know, be happy too.

100 Coins
<><><><>

This one is pretty easy. Get the coins you can around the level, the red coins, the
blue ones on the area you can jump to from the ride down, and all the ones on the
slide. This should get you above 100 and get you the star.

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Star 1 - Go on a ghost hunt
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is a very easy star. All that you need to do is kill all the Boo's in this
level. You do this by running behind and punching them with B. The back of the
mansion has some ghost's. You need to enter the door at the other side. The rest
are in the main entrance. Just go through these doors (the left two have none) and
get all of them. When you are done, you will fight the final boss in the center
area. Do this by hitting him three times easily in the back. When he is dead, claim
your star.

Star 2 - Ride Big-Boo's Merry-Go-Round
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>><><><><><>

Go into the little cottage behind you here. Ride down here and continue on the path
until you get to a place where there is water. (Sort of.) Now, enter the next door
and you will be in a Merry-Go-Round where you can defeat many different Boo's
easily. When you kill all of them, you will need to defeat one big Boo and then get
your star.

Star 3 - Secret of the haunted books
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the second floor which is now accessible since you got the first star. Here,
walk into the second to last door to the left. Walk to the end of this path,
dodging the flying books. At the end, hit the three things in the order of: middle,
right, left. Now, walk through the door and get the star here.

Star 4 - Seek the 8 red coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This should have a much better title. Like, "Mansion's Haunted Red Coins" or
something. I mean, they are all in the mansion and all the red coin goals besides
the first ones have names like that. But seek? Whatever dude. Anyway, there are
four on each floor. If you go to the second on the left there will be two on the
bookshelves and there is also one in the right-most room. The fourth is in the left
most room behind the piano. On the second floor, there is one in the rightmost
room, near the slippery floor, which you could fall through.

There are two more in the next door on the second floor hallway. You need to get
past that idiotic eye to get to them. You need to run through the coffin's making
them go up. Collect the two red coins. In the only room you have not been in
besides the last two is where the last one will be. Just make yourself to the other
side of this room and get the last one. Go back to the hall and get the star. Now,
it is time for you to do the unthinkable. You will need to hit yourself on the head
three, not four, times will screaming the national anthem for whatever country is
directly to the north of your country. If such a country does not exist, use
Antarctica.

Star 5 - Big Boo's Balcony
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the second floor and to the rightmost door and then wall jump up to platform
up here. Now walk through the door. Go through the door here too. You will be on
the balcony on the top of the level. Defeat the Boo here and then you will be able
to get the star. But first, you need to find a way to get to the top. This took me
a little trouble. But I think I have a pretty good way now. You need to run at an
angle and do a long jump and then quickly go to the left and jump onto the
platform. Get your star.

Star 6 - Eye to Eye in the secret room
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the room where you did the wall jump to get up there and instead exit the
other door and get the invisibility power. Now, run back and quickly do a wall jump
and run through the door. Go through the painting here now to be in a secret room.
It's easy, just run around the eye quickly a few times and you can get your star.

100 Coins
<><><><>

Get this by getting the many coins lying around, the red coins, the blue coins on
the third floor, and by easily defeating all the ghost's. The ghost's make this
really easy, since they each have a blue, yes a blue, coin.

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Star 1 - Swimming beast in the cavern
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

To get this star, go to the left at the start and do a long jump over the big gap.
Go around the circle here and run up the path dodging the rolling rocks. At the
end, walk through the door and you will be in a different area. Here, take the
elevator here to get to the lake area. Run down to the lake and jump onto the beast
and do a butt stomp. Now, run onto his head and then he will go back up. Easily
jump to the island in the center and get your star.

Star 2 - Elevate for 8 red coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

To do this go to the right at the start and follow the path and then walk through
the door. There are 8 red coins here. Ride the elevator to the left here. You can
control the vehicle by walking on the arrows to move it in all four directions.
There are blocks here. You need to break them if you want to get the red coins held
inside. When you get the four here, ride the elevator to the platform in front of
the start of the ride and jump onto the pole. Here, ride an elevator and jump at
the right intervals to get the other four red coins. Claim your star in the center
of this area

Star 3 - Metal Head Mario can move!
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

After you get Metal Mario, (which you get in this level, the only cap you get in a
level, see caps) you can get this star. Go to the lake and then hit the metal cap
thing immediately. Run along the path as fast at you can. Keep following the path
as it goes under the water. At the end of the path, jump up and hit the exclamation
point so that you can go through the gates. Do two long jumps here so that you can
get the star at the other side.

Star 4 - Navigate the Toxic Maze
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to where you went for the red coins and then go through the door on the left
side. Fall through the hole and you will be in a place where there is a lot of
green stuff that will hurt you when you stand or walk in it. The only way to not be
hurt in it is if you have the metal cap on. Anyway, in order to get this star you
must jump up the wall where you will see three really faint green lines. When you
jump up into it, go to the left in order to ride the elevator up to the place where
you will get the star.

Star 5 - "A Maze-ing" Emergency Exit
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go back to the toxic maze. You will see a hole that is different from the one you
went in last time. (It is actually easier to find than the previous one.) Backflip
into it and then walk through the door. You will now need to walk while hanging
onto the top. Just jump and hold A to walk on it. Walk all the way to the star on
the right hand side. Fall off above it and grab it.

Star 6 - Watch for the Rolling Rocks
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Take the left path where you need to long jump and go all the way like you are
going to enter the lake. But don't go through the door. Instead, wall jump to get
the star which is up there.

100 Coins
<><><><>

This is a rather difficult 100 Coin star. You need to get so many that is is hard.
Go to the Toxic Maze as soon as you can and then get the long line of blue coins by
running in a circle getting all the ones on the way and then jumping up at the end.
If you don't get them all, restart. If you do get them all, go around looking for
all the coins and get the red coins too. Have fun!

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Star 1 - Boil the Big Bully
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

You'll need to go forward at the start of this level and go left at the end. Get on
the platform with two enemies on it. These are bullies. You don't need to beat
them, but you will need to beat the big one. Keep going on the obvious path,
jumping when you need to. You will soon get to a very big platform with a big bully
on it. You need to knock him off. He can't actually hurt, he can just try to knock
you off. You also can't really hurt him, only knock off. Try to get behind him and
punch him off. When you beat him, jump up the stairs to get your star that you
earned.

Star 2 - Bully the Bullies
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

You can to the area you need to go to by either going to the big bully area and
riding there, or going the right way at the intersection and then entering by
riding from the other way. When you get to this big area with three bullies on it,
just knock them all off. When there is three, it can be a little weird. Just try to
knock one off and then easily get the other two and your star.

Star 3 - 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 pieces
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This is the most easy star ever created, not even just the easiest red coin star,
it is just SO easy. On the way to Star 1 you must have seen 8 red coins lying on
these moving blocks. Just go there and get all 8 red coins easily and claim your
star. They are all just lying there.

Star 4 - Red-Hot Log Rolling
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the right at the first intersection and then ride the platform to an area
with a log. Roll on this log easily to the other side and then easily make your way
over to the star here. This one took me a while to find because I kept missing the
platform to get there (I mean that I didn't see it) and then I saw something there
one day and, well, you know. I had the other two stars then.

Star 5 - Hot Foot it in the Volcano
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Go to the volcano in the center and then jump into it. Now, you will see a path
that you need to take to get to the top. Walk along this path, jumping when it is
required. There will be a bunch of small platforms on the way. Jump up these and
then keep going to get to the three poles and then jump onto the first one. Jump to
the other two. When you do, make sure you are not on the top because you will miss
it. Instead you should jump from the center. At the end, you can claim your star.

Star 6 - Elevator tour of the Volcano
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Go back to the volcano and go the other way. Jump onto the elevator/platform and
then ride it until you get to the place where you can jump onto the next platform
and then ride until you can jump onto the pole. Go up and then you will see a
static platform. Here, there is a fire spraying thing that is spinning in circles.

100 Coins
<><><><>


To get this you should get every single coin just lying in the level including the
very easy red coins. Don't forget to beat every bully. Now, go into the volcano and
get the rest. Don't enter the volcano until you have every single coin in the
regular area.

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Star 1 - In the Talons of the Big Bird
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To get this star you must go to the other end of the level, past the maze. You can
get there by going to the maze and avoiding the big cubes and then running to the
two pillars or you can fly there by doing a triple jump onto the big platform. You
can also ride there in the Koopa Shell. When you get to the two pillars, run up one
of them. There will be a bird. When he comes over you, jump and hit him. This will
make his star fall out and

Star 2 - Shining atop the pyramid
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Get the Koopa Shell by triple jumping to that area. You'll need to go up the
pyramid in a circular motion starting from the area closest to you. You will see a
star. Run into it while on the Koopa Shell.

Star 3 - Inside the Ancient Pyramid
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To get this star merely go inside the pyramid by either walking in or riding in on
a Koopa Shell. (The Shell is cooler.) Now, you need to get to the top. You can do
this by going in the circle and then going up and doing this until you get to the
top. You will need to jump over things sometimes and hang onto a ceiling one time,
but it is pretty easy. At the end, you will get a star for your efforts.

Star 4 - Stand Tall on the Four Pillars
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There are four pillars in this level. You can fly to them and land on them. Most
are easy, but one is surrounded by really deep quicksand. To get to it, get the
wing cap on the pyramid and get close to the pillar. Now, fly to it. Stand on each
for a few seconds to make the top of the pyramid come off. (If only I could get
that to happen to more Women...) Go into the pyramid and prepare for a fight. You
will need to hit them in their eyes 3 times to make them die and allow you to get a
star.

Star 5 - Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
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The first few red coins are really easy to get. There is one behind you at the
start, one in a box under that structure and one in that maze and another just
lying there near the pyramid. The last four are in the air. You need to activate
the cannon by talking to the pink bomb-omb.  Then enter the maze and go into the
cannon. Do this with flying power to fly around and get those red coins.

Star 6 - Pyramid Puzzle
<><><><><><><><><><><>

To get this go to the top of the pyramid. Right before you would get the star here,
look down and you will see a platform with a coin on it. You will need to jump onto
it and then continue going down these. Jump from platform to platform, getting the
stars until finally you will make a star appear at the end of the path. Just ride
down to the end and get it. This was actually the last "level" star that I got, but
it is definitely not the hardest.

100 Coins
<><><><>

This is a rather difficult one too, but it can be done. This is how. Get all the
coins that exist here including the red coins and then go into the pyramid. Here,
get all the blue coins by hitting the switch and then get the rest and you should
have 100.

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Star 1 - Board Bowser's Sub
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This star is required before you can go to fight Bowser. (His hole won't appear
until you actually get it.) However, this star is incredibly easy. Swim into the
water and you will see a path under the water. Swim through it and follow the path
until you get to the other end. Now, look for the exclamation point. Hit it and
then jump onto the sub and get your star. Now you can fight Bowser. When you are
done, come back here for the rest of the stars.

Star 2 - Chests in the Current
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Go down directly right here.  There are four chests. You have to hit them in a
certain order to get the star. One is really close to the thing that sucks you in
at the center, so I'll give you a hint and tell you that is the last one. Get all
three and you will get a star.

Star 3 - Pole Jumping for Red Coins
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Go to the place where the Bowser Sub was. Hit the exclamation point but this long
jump to the platform on the side and then get ready to pole jump. This should be a
lot of fun! Just jump between the poles and get the red coins on the way. The red
coins are all over the place, so be sure to go everywhere! When you get them all,
get your star.

Star 4 - Through the Jet Stream
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Go to the place where you got the first and third stars. You will see a lot of
rings coming out of a jet stream at the bottom of the level. Stop above them and
wait as 5 go through you and a star appears. Now, go back up and get the metal cap
and claim your star inside the jet stream.

Star 5 - The Manta Ray's Reward
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At the starting area, there is a Manta Ray. He gives off rings as he moves. Go
through five of them in a row to make a star appear. Get it by going down on it.
Don't be scared of falling in, you won't if you hit the star.

Star 6 - Collect the Caps...
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

To get this star go to the area you went for Star 1, 3, and 4. Here, get the
invisible cap. Then, run through the poles and get the metal cap. Now, jump down
and go through the cage, which encloses a star. Get your star when you. (Seriously,
who WOULDN'T get the star at moments like this? It seems redundant to always say,
"Get the star" all the time...)

100 Coins
<><><><>

To get this star you need to get all the lines of coins at the start and all the
red coins. There are coins in circles everywhere. There is also a TON of blue coins
on a platform during the pole-jumping area. If you get all of these, you should be
able to get 100 coins. I would like to tell you a little story about how I got
this, though. You can try this too if you want. I was getting 100 and my 100th
happened to be a red coin in the air, the eighth one to be exact. So, I hit the
star. The star appears in a sequence, then immediately the sequence for the red
coin star occurs. Almost immediately, it gets weird. I get transported to the water
below me where a star appears. When, I claim it, the animation sequence takes place
at the VERY bottom of the water. It happened very quickly and was, shall we say,
freaky.

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Star 1 - Snowman's Big Head
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Run forward and go over the lake. Keep going and then go to the left and you will
see a bridge. You will see ice coming out of it. (At least I think its ice...) Do a
triple jump to land up there. Run up the path here and then you will get to the
bridge. Jump onto the penguin to cross this path here. If you don't, you will be
blown off. When this happens, your hat comes off and you need to get. Anyway, when
you cross the bridge, do a backflip and than walk on the side of his head in order
to pick up the star.

Star 2 - Chill with the Bully
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Go forward here and you will reach a big fat bully on top of an ice platform. Go up
there and easily punch him off. What I like to do it press A + B to give more force
to my punch since I am in the air. When he falls off, you will be given a star. It
is your choice whether or not to take it.

Star 3 - In the Deep Freeze
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Look behind you at the start and you will see an ice structure. Run into the ice
structure in a path that you can and make your way to the top. Then, drop down and
get your star. It is pretty easy.

Star 4 - Whirl from the freezing Pond
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This is pretty easy. Go to the place where you got the first star in this level.
This time, jump on the enemy here. (The first one in the water.) Now, push forward
to land on the area above the really tall wall. Here, hit the left block to get a
star.

Star 5 - Shell Shreddin' for 8 Red Coins
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Go to the place where you got the last star. This time, however, hit the right
block to get a shell. There are four red coins up here in the path. Then, jump off
and get the one there. Get the two on the frozen lake. The last is right up ahead.
Once you get all of them, the star will appear. Jump up the ledge here to claim
your star, which will be lying here.

Star 6 - Into the Igloo
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To get this you need to get into the igloo. The igloo is at the top of a steep
slope near the fourth star. To get up there, you must either get on a shell and
ride up to it or fall down from the snowman place. Inside the Igloo, get to the
upper right hand corner and getting the invisibility power. Now, just go back to
the start and jump to claim it.

100 Coins
<><><><>

You need to get all the red coins, regular coins, (from the enemies especially) and
also the many located inside the Igloo. The Igloo can be exited so don't really
worry. This is an incredibly easy 100 Coin goal so have fun.


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Star 1 - Shocking Arrow Lifts
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This level is part of my personal "big three" of favorite levels. This level, along
with the next two, make up my favorite levels in the game. Please read, "How to
Enter Levels" before reading this. The easiest way to do this is to enter the level
with water at it's highest and then swimming over to an exclamation point box in
the corner. Then, you can just jump and get the star here. The long way involves
coming in with the water in the central area and then making the water rise a
little and using the arrow lifts to get there.

Star 2 - Top O' The Town
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Enter with the water in the central level. Jump onto the path that goes up in front
of you. Move the block over here and use it to get up to the top. Get past the bomb
thingy and then jump onto the narrow wooden path. Walk down this path all the way
to get onto a spinning platform. Jump from this quickly onto the platform where you
can get the victory prize: a star.

Star 3 - Secrets in the Shallows and Skies
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There are five secrets in this level that you need to get. Enter with the water at
the lowest level. If you move the block at the bottom on the side you will get one.
Also, if you use that block to get the exclamation point block you will get one
more. Then, push the block that is in the wall in so that you can get one more.
Now, let the thing throw you up and then get the exclamation point on the thing.
Push the exclamation point down and jump up the blocks to get the exclamation point
block. This will make the star appear. Get it and be happy.

Star 4 - Express Elevators, Hurry Up
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Make the water as low as possible and then break the block blocking your path to an
area. Then get to the area where you got the last secret, the one where you hit the
exclamation point to make the blocks appear. Step onto the ledge to make it go
down. Jump off, get under it, walk into the area, go to the right to avoid if from
hitting you. Now, when it comes down, jump onto it and ride up. At the top, claim
your star.

Star 5 - Go to Town for 8 Red Coins
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Let me tell you a little story. When I did this goal, I didn't know anything about
entering the level at different water levels. I didn't know about the secrets of
the painting. I knew you could change the water level inside the actual level and
that's what I did. I entered the level at medium water height and then I made the
water level really high by hitting all the switches. Then, the water level wasn't
even at it's highest so I couldn't just go to town easily. So you know what I did?
I wanted to shoot myself there. But I couldn't just backflip to the bomb-omb, no. I
had do a TRIPLE JUMP on that small platform (that took a few tries...) in order to
reach him. At least I got really good at the triple jump after that. Then, I shot
myself to the fence. It took me about an hour, but hey, at least I got 100 coins
too, right?

Here's the easy way to do it. Enter the level at the highest level and then just
jump into the enclosed fence in the center. That's it. When you're there, swim
through the path until you get to the other area. Lower the water level here. Now
all you need to do it get the eight red coins, which are located in boxes you need
to break. You need to do wall jumps to get to most of them since they are on the
roofs. It's not very difficult. When you are done, get your star, which will appear
in that area in the center.

Star 6 - Quick Race through Downtown
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Go back to the town. Lower the water level again. Get the invisible cap here and go
through the cage. Now, do wall jumps to get up here. When you are up, claim your
star and be glad that you exist. You know, you could have been a caterpillar. Or
that Goomba you slobbered earlier...

100 Coins
<><><><>

I got this when my Star 5 story happened. It's very easy, actually. There are so
many coins every here. There is a blue coins and coins lying around everywhere.
There are also plenty of coins in town. Not hard at all.

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Star 1 - Scale the Mountain
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I love this level. It is part of my "big three." It's just so fun! Anyway, you need
to get to the top of the mountain. This is very easy. You can take a shortcut if
you jump up the ledges where the red coins are in the green vine area. Run up,
dodging the circular black things. When you get to the top, walk across the narrow
bridge and then run up to get the star.

Star 2 - Mystery of the Monkey Cage
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Get to the top of the mountain again and you will see a monkey here. You need to
pick him. Be patient and you should be able to do it. When you catch him, let him
go to let him make the star fall. Jump after it. The star will land on a platform
thingy near the waterfall. Get it by jumping onto the platform thingy.

Star 3 - Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins
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Get this easily like so. Get the first four on those mushrooms near the start. Then
three more can be found by jumping around these ledges. The last one can be
acquired by backflipping on the ledge to the right. What you need to do is not hit
the wall. Once you get it, a star will appear on a mushroom. Jump down and get your
star.

Star 4 - Mysterious Mountainside
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To get this you must go up the mountain. There is a part where you long jump across
an area. If you keep going, you will see two box shaped things. The second one will
take you to a slide. Ride it, there is a dead end. You need to jump to the wooden
path. Ride this until you get to a jump. Press A during the jump to go over it.
Jump this jump and then you will be near the end. At the end, you will get a star.

Star 5 - Breathtaking View from the Bridge
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Get to the bridge that is above the waterfall and jump off to try and land to get
the star. It's extremely easy; I got it on my first jump. (I won't say life because
if you fall you can just come back up.)

Star 6 - Blast to the Lonely Mushroom
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Make sure you activate the cannon by talking to the pink bomb-omb that is on the
platform right before the path with a monkey and a log on the end. After that, get
onto the mushroom where you got the red coin star. Here, look back to the direction
of the start of the level. Long jump to that area and follow that path until you
get the end. Here, you need to blast to the mushroom. Just aim a little above it
and you should have no problem. I got it on my second try.

100 Coins
<><><><>

This is rather easy if you don't mess up on the Mysterious Mountainside. Get about
60 or so coins on the main area and then merely get a bunch of the coins on the
slide without dying to get your 100 coin star.

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Star 1 - Pluck the Piranha Plants
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This is the final level of the "big three." I absolutely love it. It is just so
much fun. Don't forget to read "How to Enter Levels" for it, though. There are
important things there. Anyway, enter this level as big Mario. You will see a big
island at the end here. Well, it's not big right now, but when you jump into the
pipe... Well, it's still not that big but whatever. Anyway, now that your little
Mario you can defeat these piranha idiots by punching them. Have fun! (Don't forget
to get your star when you kill them all.)

Star 2 - The Tip Top of the Huge Island
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You can do this two ways. You can enter as big and go back to that platform you
were at last time. Then, you can hit the exclamation point here and use the blocks
to get to the hill with bowling balls. Then, you can enter the pipe and become
small. Now, easily jump up there ledges and then cross the wooden path to get to an
exclamation block to get the star. The other way you would enter as little Mario
and go under the hole and go across here and then jump onto the path so that you
can jump up and be carried up and then continue on the skinny wooden path. Turn to
the left here and cross the wooden bridge. Now, continue like you did the other
way. I prefer the first way, but that's just me.

Star 3 - Rematch Koopa the Quick
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the place where you are standing over the hill. You can get there as big or
small (see Star 2 for how to get there) but you must be small Mario to speak to
Koopa. He is a lot faster this time. He starts slow, but believe he speeds up at
the bridge. It also happens that the bridge is hard to cross because of the mere
fact that you have a lot of wind resistance on it. In order to be able to beat him,
you must get ahead by a lot before the bridge. Do a bunch of long jumps at the
start and then you will be ahead by so much that the wind resistance won't affect
your lead by that much and you should just barely beat him. Get your star now.

Star 4 - Five Itty Bitty Secrets
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Enter as big; you must be big for all of these. Use the first method of Star 2 to
get to the area with the pipe. Now, you will see a chimney here. Run by it for the
first secret. Now, make your way to the top of the mountain and the pool will be a
secret. Now, go back to the hill near where Koopa the Quick was. The little door on
the other side is the third one. Talk to the bomb-omb to activate the cannon. The
cannon is a secret. Finally, the little Mario entrance to this area is the final
secret. The star will appear on a far away island. Use the exclamation point that
you used to get to this area to get to the island and get your star.

Star 5 - Wiggler's Red Coins
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Enter as small Mario and get into the cannon. Shoot yourself up to the area up
there and then walk on the wooden bridge to enter the third secret. You can also
fall into here from above, but that is less precise. When you are in here, you must
collect the 8 Red Coins. The first few are all on the platforms here. You must jump
up to the area up where the blue coin switch is. Get the red coin here and you will
have seven. Jump up to the roof and make your way to the corner and jump off for
the last red coin. Now, fall off here to land and pick up your star.

Star 6 - Make Wiggler Squirm
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Go to the very top of the level and butt stomp the pool as big Mario. Then, return
as little Mario and go into the hole. You will need to fight him. It's very easy,
though since you just need to punch him 3 times. When you beat him, you will get a
star.

100 Coins
<><><><>

You need to get all the coins lying around. There is a blue switch in the Red Coins
Area worth 10 coins, it's the lowest valued blue coin switch. When you get 100
Coins, you will get a star.

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Star 1 - Roll into the Cage
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Please read "How to Enter Levels" first. Anyway, I didn't know about stopping time
when I did this. I had to do every star besides the last one with time moving at
normal speed. Anyway, you can stop the time if you want to make this easier. Just
make your way by going past a few easy obstacles to a cage with a star inside. Go
onto the walkway and then jump into the cage for the star.

Star 2 - The Pit and the Pendulums
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Get to the cage but this time keep going. You will get to a path with an enemy that
will throw you around. Pass him and you will get to a place with pits and
pendulums. Jump over the gaps and avoid the block to get to the end to claim your
star. Get ready to get a hand.

Star 3 - Get a Hand
<><><><><><><><><>

This time you need to get to a place right before all those red coins while time is
moving normally. You will see a hand moving in circles. Ride it to the other side
and get your star. Pretty, easy right? You'll need to do it again.

Star 4 - Stomp on the Thwomp
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Remember when you did Star 2? You got to the path with that enemy that through you
and you kept going. Well, this time turn around and keep going in the direct. Long
jump to the other side and continue along the path. You will need to pass many
obstacles and you will eventually reach the end of the path where there is a hand.
Ride the hand around and then get off and jump onto the thwomp and then to your
star.

Star 5 - Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

You see those moving bars? You'll need to cross them to get the star. It's inside
the cage, but if you just jump across to get there you'll get in. It's possible
with the time stopped, but is much easier and better with the time moving. You
should stop time for the next one, though. (Once you go this star of course.)

Star 6 - Stop Time for Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

I was first trying to get this star with the time moving because I didn't know that
you could stop time. I got like 5 dropping down from above. (I could get two from
the bottom up.) Well, it's really easy if you stop time. You just need to jump on
the platforms and get all 8 easily. Not hard at all. When you are done, claim your
star in the air.

100 Coins
<><><><>

To get this, you need to be skilled. There are few coins in this level and they are
well placed. Get all the exclamation things and the red coins. Don't forget the
blue coins either. I truly with all my heart hope you can get this.

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Star 1 - Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow
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To get this you must jump onto the flying carpet. Then, ride it while jumping when
necessary. There is a fire thing up ahead. Jump into the center, wait for the
carpet to pass the fire, and jump back on. The carpet will stop at the end, where
you must dismount. Go to the right and jump onto the gear there. Jump onto the
carpet and ride again. You will need to jump above more platforms At the end, jump
onto the left carpet. Stay on it as it goes in circles here. Eventually the path
will straighten up. Stay with it and you will soon get to the star. Get that star.

Star 2 - The Big House in the Sky
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Do the same thing you did last time but take the right path. It will sort of do a
circle here and then come up in the house to the star. You'll need to do plenty of
jumps and stuff while you ride. It's not really that hard and you'll get a star as
a reward.

Star 3 - Coins Amassed in the Maze
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When you get to those circular things, go forward. You wills see a maze. This isn't
that difficult. It was the first star I got here. Just do a long jump here and
there and a few backflips. You'll be able to collect all 8 of them easily. When you
have all of them you will get a star as a reward. (Seriously, when will you NOT get
a star as a reward. Boring.)

Star 4 - Swingin' in the Breeze
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Go behind you and long jump onto the pole. You will need to make your way up this
area. There are two things swinging in the, er, breeze. Cross them by jumping onto
them when they are going up and on the other side. Then, run up them. Cross the
first one and keep going with the path. You will get to a fork in the road soon.
Jump up instead of crossing here. Cross the swinger and then get your star on the
other side here.

Star 5 - Tricky Triangles!
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go like you went for the last star. However, this time you must go the other way.
Cross the area on the platforms. Here, you will need to hit the switch to let you
jump up and get the star. You must jump these triangles with pride and claim the
star with pride. Do it quickly because they are only up for a little bit. Near the
end, you need to do a triple jump or something to land there.

Star 6 - Somewhere over the Rainbow
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

To me, getting to the area from the first star is annoying cause I keep messing it
up. Besides that, this star is easy. Go to the maze. You need to unlock the cannon
so you'll need to wall jump up and talk to the bomb-omb. This can be tricky, but it
isn't that hard. Now, go back to the Ship from Star 1 and blast yourself through
the rainbow you see to easily get your star.

100 Coins
<><><><>

You'll need to get those blue coins that require you to wall jump as well as the
coins lying around everywhere and those uber-cool red coins. I recommend getting 85
coins with the blue ones, the red ones, and all the ones lying around. Then, take
the path like in the second star and get the rest of the coins. When you are done
with all of that, you should be in possession of one more star. Now only 15 stars
left to cover in this FAQ, enjoy!

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Star 1 - Wing Cap Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><>

When you are getting the wing cap, there are red coins around the area. Fly in a
circle to pick them all up. That's basically it. The star will be appear in the
center of this area.

Star 2 - Metal Cap Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

When you have the metal cap, put it on and get the four red coins lying in the
circle here. There are some more on the path and one near the end of the current.
Nothing bad should happen if you have the metal cap on. The star will appear in the
water near the switch.

Star 3 - Invisibility Cap Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

There are four red coins lying on the way down. They are laid out with the first
one on the left-most area (It's Mario's right, I will be referring to your view
though) and then to the right there is one more, jump to it. Now, go down again.
There will be one more red coin in the center and a jump-able one on the right of
it. Then, continue on the path. There are two red coins on the moving bridge. The
seventh is on the way from the last platform to the area with the switch. The last
one is right in front of the fence. You need to use invisibility to get into it and
claim your star.

Star 4 - Princess Slide
<><><><><><><><><><><>

Go through the right painting in the Princesses room to enter a slide. This room is
directly on the opposite side of Bowser's Room in the first area of the castle. You
need one star to get in. Easily make your way down the slide in here for a star.

Star 5 - Princess Slide Record
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

This time you have to get down the slide and beat a record of 21:00, you must beat
it not tie it. To do this cur corners by staying near the walls or turns but not
hitting them. At the end you will get the star.

Star 6 - The Bunny
<><><><><><><><><>

In the basement there is a bunny running around. You must catch him in your hands.
This is not really that difficult. I recommend just sliding around behind him by
running and pressing B. If you catch him, you will get a star.

Star 7 - The Bunny: Reloaded
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Do the exact same thing again to get another star. (Like Matrix did the exact same
thing again and got another gigantic payload...)

Star 8 - Toad 1
<><><><><><><>

The Toad's loaded. With a star, that is. Talk to him in the basement and he will
give you a star. I bet that makes you happy!

Star 9 - Toad 2
<><><><><><><>

Toad is on the second floor with another star. 'Nuff said.

Star 10 - Toad 3
<><><><><><><><>

PARTY ON THE THIRD FLOOR! Toad has a star! Let's all run to him and scream like
it's 2015! Yeah! This area of the FAQ looks so weird with these short
descriptions... I mean, it's just wrong and all crunched up. But what am I supposed
to do? Make a detailed analysis of how Toad gives you this star? Whatever, your
just weird.

Star 11 - Flying around for 8 Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the third floor. Instead of going to the Rainbow Ride, go to the left and
enter a flying level. Fly around here getting all the red coins and then a star
will appear. Sounds fun? Oh yeah, if you fall or something you will land om

Star 12 - Bowser 1 Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

In the first Bowser level all of them are pretty straightforward. All you need to
do is go on the path and collect them. The first one requires you to get the metal
cap and then hit the switch. Run to the right and grab it. While the switch is
pressed, go all the way back to the start and get the one that is off to the side.
Now, go back on the path and continue. When you are running up the long path, get
the one on the side. There is one on the moving platform too. A little bit ahead
here there will be one on the platforms moving in circles. There is one where you
need to do a little detour here. Turn around and then follow the path for a red
coin. Come back to the regular path and get the one on the side but NOT by jumping
there. Instead, walk there. Now, use the moving boards to make your way up to the
top on the side opposite the end to get a final red coin and your star will be
waiting.

Star 13 - Bowser 2 Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Here, they are a little more difficult than the first one. The first one is located
on the path coming from the start. The next one is along the path, on the moving
"bridges" right here. Now, go up the pole. There is one in the air here. Now, step
on the platform and step off. The platform will go up. There is a red coin under
it. Get it by jumping off here. Get back up and move on with the level. There is a
red coin on a little detour where the coins under the bridge are.

Cross the "bridge" or whatever it is. Then, go up this area and collect the red
coin in the air on the way up. At the end, jump across the lava blocks or whatever
they are and get the red coin on the way. At the other side, there is a red coin on
the last pole. When you get it, don't go and fight Bowser. Instead, go back and you
will see an area where you can wall jump. Wall jump up and claim your star on the
left side here.


Star 14 - Bowser 3 Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Follow the level and get all the red coins. This is rather difficult but follow the
linear level and you will be fine. I truly am not going to explain each one here,
it would just be a waste of time. Get the star when you are done.

Star 15 - Secret Aquarium Red Coins
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

Go to the Jolly Roger Bay Room. Look behind you and jump into that area. You will
enter an Aquarium. Get all the Red Coins here in order to get the star. They are
lying in a circle around the area. Pretty simple. With the star, be very happy.

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I will explain these in paragraphs since they are pretty short. The Wing Cap has a
prerequisite of 10 stars. When you get 10 stars, a light will appear at the start
of the castle. Look into the light and you will enter the Wing Cap stage. In this
stage, all you need to do is fall down above the switch (which is right in front of
you) in order to unlock the wing cap in a lot of levels. This is the easiest cap to
get.

The metal cap is located inside of the Hazy Maze Cave. Go through the door inside
the lake, the one near the blocked cage. (You need the metal cap to get through
there.) You will enter the metal cap stage which is NOT part of Hazy Maze Cave.
Jump to the end of this path and hit the switch to get the Metal Cap. That wasn't
hard, was it?

At least the invisibility cap HAS as level. It's not very difficult at all, but at
least there is something there. Go through the wooden door in the basement. Swim
past here. Pound both poles down and the water level will go down. Now what you
need to do is fall into the hole. Slide down here and continue along the path. Jump
up twice and then go onto the moving platforms. They flip at the top, so jump onto
the other one before yours flips. Cross the bridge thingy and then keep going on
the platforms. You'll need to jump onto the ledge before you flip. There is the
switch right there. Good job!

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Shifting Sand Land
<><><><><><><><><>

There is a dead end near Level 7, the fire level. (Lethal Lava Land.) Jump into the
bricks.

Snowman's Land
<><><><><><><>

This is the room with all the mirror's. Look into the mirror's and you will see a
picture of the snowman's painting. Jump into the wall where you see this and you
will be in the level.

Wet Dry Land
<><><><><><>

There is a secret of this level. The higher you jump into this level, the higher
the water level will be. If you jump at the lowest level it will start really
shallow and for most of the painting it will be in the middle. However, if you jump
up really high, the water level will be quite high. I believe this is the only way
to get the water THAT high. (You can get it a little lower, but not quite that
high.)

Tiny Huge Island
<><><><><><><><>

If you enter the left painting, you will start out really small and if you enter
through the right painting you will be really big. Sometime you need to enter as
one size and sometimes as another.

Tic Toc Clock
<><><><><><>
	
If you jump onto the clock in the 12 area when the long hand is there the time will
stop. You can also slow down time if you do something else, but I'm not 100% sure
how this is figured out. I do know that center seems to have normal time each time
you go there, so I use that.

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Here are the game's totals.

Regular Star's                   90
100 Coin Stars                   15
Secret Stars                     15

TOTAL                            120



And here is your popular checklist:

            Castle:
[ ] Princess Peach's Slide 1
[ ] Princess Peach's Slide 2
[ ] Bowser 1
[ ] Bowser 2
[ ] Bowser 3
[ ] Jolly Roger Bay Secret
[ ] Flying Atop, 3rd Floor Secret
[ ] Bunny Running 1
[ ] Bunny Running 2
[ ] Red Cap Red Coins (Flying)
[ ] Silver Cap Red Coins (Metal)
[ ] Blue Cap Red Coins (Invisible)
[ ] Toad 1
[ ] Toad 2
[ ] Toad 3

              Level 1:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Big Bob-omb on the Summit
[ ] Goal Number 2: Race with Koopa the Quick
[ ] Goal Number 3: Shoot to the island in the Sky
[ ] Goal Number 4: Find the 8 Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 5: Mario Wings to the Sky
[ ] Goal Number 6: Behind Chain Chomp's Gate
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 2:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Chip off Whomp's Block
[ ] Goal Number 2: To the top of the fortress
[ ] Goal Number 3: Shoot into the wild blue
[ ] Goal Number 4: Red Coins on the floating island
[ ] Goal Number 5: Fall into the caged island
[ ] Goal Number 6:  Blast away the wall
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 3:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Plunder in the Sunken Ship
[ ] Goal Number 2: Can the eel come out and play?
[ ] Goal Number 3: Treasure of the Ocean Cave
[ ] Goal Number 4: Red Coins on the ship afloat
[ ] Goal Number 5: Blast to the stone pillar
[ ] Goal Number 6: Through the Jet Stream
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 4:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Slip Slidin' Away
[ ] Goal Number 2: Li'l Penguin Lost
[ ] Goal Number 3: Big Penguin Race
[ ] Goal Number 4: Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 5: Snowman's Lost Head
[ ] Goal Number 6: Wall kicks will work
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 5:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Go on a ghost hunt
[ ] Goal Number 2: Ride Big-Boo's Merry-Go-Round
[ ] Goal Number 3: Secret of the haunted books
[ ] Goal Number 4: Seek the 8 red coins
[ ] Goal Number 5: Big Boo's Balcony
[ ] Goal Number 6: Eye to Eye in the secret room
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 6:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Swimming beast in the cavern
[ ] Goal Number 2: Elevate for 8 red coins
[ ] Goal Number 3: Metal Head Mario can move!
[ ] Goal Number 4: Navigate the Toxic Maze
[ ] Goal Number 5: "A Maze-ing" Emergency Exit
[ ] Goal Number 6: Watch for the Rolling Rocks
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 7:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Boil the Big Bully
[ ] Goal Number 2: Bully the Bullies
[ ] Goal Number 3: 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 pieces
[ ] Goal Number 4: Red-Hot Log Rolling
[ ] Goal Number 5: Hot Foot it in the Volcano
[ ] Goal Number 6: Elevator tour of the Volcano
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 8:
[ ] Goal Number 1: In the Talons of the Big Bird
[ ] Goal Number 2: Shining atop the pyramid
[ ] Goal Number 3: Inside the Ancient Pyramid
[ ] Goal Number 4: Stand Tall on the Four Pillars
[ ] Goal Number 5: Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 6: Pyramid Puzzle
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 9:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Board Bowser's Sub
[ ] Goal Number 2: Chests in the Current
[ ] Goal Number 3: Pole Jumping for Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 4: Through the Jet Stream
[ ] Goal Number 5: The Manta Ray's Reward
[ ] Goal Number 6: Collect the Caps...
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 10:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Snowman's Big Head
[ ] Goal Number 2: Chill with the Bully
[ ] Goal Number 3: In the Deep Freeze
[ ] Goal Number 4: Whirl from the freezing Pond
[ ] Goal Number 5: Shell Shreddin' for 8 Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 6: Into the Igloo
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 11:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Shocking Arrow Lifts
[ ] Goal Number 2: Top O' The Town
[ ] Goal Number 3: Secrets in the Shallows and Skies
[ ] Goal Number 4: Express Elevators, Hurry Up
[ ] Goal Number 5: Go to Town for 8 Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 6: Quick Race through Downtown
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 12:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Scale the Mountain
[ ] Goal Number 2: Mystery of the Monkey Cage
[ ] Goal Number 3: Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 4: Mysterious Mountainside
[ ] Goal Number 5: Breathtaking View from the Bridge
[ ] Goal Number 6: Blast to the Lonely Mushroom
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 13:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Pluck the Piranha Plants
[ ] Goal Number 2: The Tip Top of the Huge Island
[ ] Goal Number 3: Rematch Koopa the Quick
[ ] Goal Number 4: Five Itty Bitty Secrets
[ ] Goal Number 5: Wiggler's Red Coins
[ ] Goal Number 6: Make Wiggler Squirm
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 14:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Roll into the Cage
[ ] Goal Number 2: The Pit and the Pendulums
[ ] Goal Number 3: Get a Hand
[ ] Goal Number 4: Stomp on the Thwomp
[ ] Goal Number 5: Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
[ ] Goal Number 6: Stop Time for Red Coins
[ ] 100 Coins

              Level 15:
[ ] Goal Number 1: Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow
[ ] Goal Number 2: The Big House in the Sky
[ ] Goal Number 3: Coins Amassed in the Maze
[ ] Goal Number 4: Swingin' in the Breeze
[ ] Goal Number 5: Tricky Triangles!
[ ] Goal Number 6: Somewhere over the Rainbow
[ ] 100 Coins

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Bowser 1
<><><><>

Do the obstacle course (straight-forward) and then fight Bowser. He is very easy
the first time. All you need to do is get behind him and throw him onto a bomb.
There are many ways to do this but I prefer to wait until he starts spewing fire
and then run behind him and picking up. Then, I make small throws to get him to the
bomb so that I don't overthrow the bomb. One hit and he will flee.

Bowser 2
<><><><>

After getting the first star in Dire Dire Docks, go into the obstacle course. Clear
that and fight Bowser. You will need one hit on a bomb still but he has a few new
tricks this time. He can, for example, hit the thing and make it tilt, causing you
to fall should you not run in the opposite direction at this time. To beat him,
though, just do the same thing. He is very easy.

Bowser 3
<><><><>

He's a tad harder now, with more attacks and a requirement of three bomb hits. The
first two, however are easy. This is a lot because of one of his new attacks. Run
far away from him and he will charge you. You will be heart two health, but his
stop is a perfect opportunity to pick him up. Now, easily throw him onto a bomb.
(This is even easier if you run away to a bomb so that he charges a bomb. Pick him
up and basically drop him to get him.) After two hits, he will get mad and make the
stage a star. Now you can't just drop him onto a bomb. Charging isn't smart anymore
so stay in the center and try to get behind him and grab his tail. Try running
around him a lot. When you throw him, get a lot of spin and knock him far into the
bomb. Remember, though, if you don't beat him there is an extra live right there
near the entrance. So you have unlimited tries.

Overall, it 'aint a hard battle, enjoy it! When you beat him, you get to watch the
ending too. (Yeah, I know...)

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Q: I am being killed by a Goomba! What do I do?
A: Well, this pretty sad. But there are many rumored methods of annihilation of
those pesky Goomba's. One rumored way is to use a bazooka, but there may be some
other way. Maybe an atomic bomb will do it. We will contact the military about this
situation as soon as possible. Or, you know, you could just jump on them.

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I appreciate anyone willing to help me with my FAQ.

Sasha@thevgn.com

I would like to thank:
God, My parents and friends, GameFAQs, and Nintendo.


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Sasha Slutsker is a high school student in the High School named Thomas Wootton
High School. Besides writing FAQ's and playing games, he also enjoys programming in
C++, reading Harry Potter, (and running a site: http://www.diagonlane.com) and
skiing. He hopes you enjoyed his FAQ! (There will be more added here later.)

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