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       ============
    ASCII by Atom Edge
       ============
    
    Super Mario 64
    Nintendo 64
    written by: David "Zoop" McCutcheon/Brian P. Sulpher
    e-mail: zoopnova@aol.com/briansulpher@hotmail.com
    version: 1.0
    date: 08/10/03
    
    this document is Copyright 2003 David McCutcheon/Brian Sulpher.
    
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    \of the BEST IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI. Thank you.                      /
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    ~ Revision History ~
    
    ~ 1.0 ~
    I (Zoop) just started this FAQ/Walkthrough with Brian Sulpher, one of my 
    close friends. It should be very fun, and I do hope that you enjoy it, 
    and consider it one of our finest pieces of work to date.
    
    ~ 1.5 ~
    I (Brian) just made a format update to this massive FAQ as it needs a bit
    of work done to it to make it flow a bit better.  I also corrected a few
    small errors, as a file this large will obviously contain a few of those.
    The date is October 22nd, 2004, so it had gone long enough without any 
    work, eh?
    
    
    *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
             T A B L E            o f              C O N T E N T S
    *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
    
    
                                ~!~NOTE~!~
    
    If you need to find a certain something in the guide, press and hold 
    Control (Ctrl) and press the F key. Type out the word you are looking 
    for, and search. If you're too lazy to do this, don't bother e-mailing 
    or IMing me (Zoop). Thank you for your time.
    
    Table of Contents:
    I.      Introductions
     Ia.     Contact Us
    II.     Controls
    III.    Walkthrough
     III.a   Bob-Omb Battlefield - Stars 
     III.b   Bob-Omb Battlefield - Coins
     III.c   Whomp's Fortress - Stars 
     III.d   Whomp's Fortress - Coins
     CAP.1   Wing Cap Switch Course
     III.e   Jolly Roger Bay - Stars 
     III.f   Jolly Roger Bay - Coins
     III.g   Cool Cool Mountain - Stars 
     III.h   Cool Cool Mountain - Coins
     BOW.1   Bowser In The Dark World
     CAP.2   Vanish Cap Switch Course
     III.i   Big Boo's Haunt - Stars 
     III.j   Big Boo's Haunt - Coins
     III.k   Hazy Maze Cave - Stars (Metal Cap Switch Course included)
     III.l   Hazy Maze Cave - Coins
     III.m   Lethal Lava Land - Stars 
     III.n   Lethal Lava Land - Coins
     III.o   Shifting Sand Land - Stars 
     III.p   Shifting Sand Land - Coins
     III.q   Dire Dire Docks - Stars 
     III.r   Dire Dire Docks - Coins
     BOW.2   Bowser In The Fire Sea
     III.s   Snowman's Land - Stars
     III.t   Snowman's Land - Coins
     III.u   Wet-Dry World - Stars
     III.v   Wet-Dry World - Coins
     III.w   Tall Tall Mountain - Stars
     III.x   Tall Tall Mountain - Coins
     III.y   Tiny-Huge Island - Stars 
     III.z   Tiny-Huge Island - Coins
     III.aa  Tick-Tock Clock - Stars 
     III.bb  Tick-Tock Clock - Coins
     III.cc  Rainbow Ride - Stars 
     III.dd  Rainbow Ride - Coins
     BOW.3   Bowser In The Sky
     III.ee  Castle Secret Stars
    IV.     Enemies
    V.      Items/Objects
    VI.     Secrets
    VII.    1-Up Mushrooms Section
    VIII.   Good Guys
    IX.     Credits
    X.      Disclaimer
    
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  :::   SECTION I. - INTRODUCTION    :::  :::  :::  :::
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                               ===================
                               ZOOP's INTRODUCTION
                               ===================
    
    
    Howdy gang!
    
    Everybody wants to work with your favorite FAQ writer, ZoopSoul (or 
    ZoopNova, for you huggable IGN folks) as of late, and Brian Sulpher is 
    no exception. "Dave," said Brian, "When are we gonna do an FAQ 
    together?" "Well Brian, I don't really like you," said Me, "But we can 
    do Super Mario 64 together!" Brian shouted in excitement, "Gee, you're 
    so smart, Zoop! I wanna be just like you when I grow up!" And so it was. 
    For the record, this is a joke, and me and Brian are good pals.
    
    Super Mario 64 invaded my television in the summer of 1996... Yes, the 
    summer. You see, I imported a Nintendo 64 from Japan, along with Super 
    Mario 64 and WaveRace 64. So while you poor bastards had to wait until 
    September, I had my greedy little hands on it in June. So "HAR HAR!" to 
    you. Regardless, the versions are nearly the same, so this FAQ will work 
    with your puny U.S. version of the game, or whatever part of the world 
    you live in.
    
    For the record, in case you are curious as to how the stages were 
    divided, me and Brian kicked each other in the crotch over each stage. 
    So I ended up with Cool Cool Mountain, Big Boo's Haunt, Lethal Lava 
    Land, Dire Dire Docks, Tall Tall Mountain, Tiny-Huge World, Tick Tock 
    Clock, and most of the Castle Secret Stars. He ended up with Bob-Omb 
    Battlefield, Whomp's Fortress, Jolly Roger Bay, Hazy Maze Cave, Shifting 
    Sand Land, Snowman's Land, and Rainbow Ride, as well as a couple of 
    Castle Secret Stars. In other words, he kicked me in the crotch more 
    than I kicked him in the crotch.
    
    The Table of Contents is pretty simple, as always. You will find 
    everything that you need, from the advanced controls, to the 
    walkthrough, to the secrets in the game, to the 1-Up Mushroom locations 
    in every stage. So sit back and relax. Be sure to enjoy this 
    FAQ/Walkthrough, as it has my seal of approval as the best walkthrough 
    available for the game.
    
    I speak for both Brian and myself when I say that, once all is said and 
    done, this is one of the FAQs that we want to be remembered by, and I do 
    hope that you consider our first team project one of our best, as well. 
    After experiencing the way Brian works, I just sit here in awe. All of 
    those complicated ASCII maps, whipped up like it's nothing at all. He is 
    a machine. Cheers to Brian for holding this thing together. He is the 
    thread, and I am the needle.
    
      -David "Zoop" McCutcheon
    
    
              ----------------------------------------------------
    
    
                          ============================
                          BRIAN SULPHER's INTRODUCTION
                          ============================
    
    The REAL story of how this came about was more like this Zoop!  
    
    
    *dream sequence ensues* 
    
    "Boy, I sure do hope that sexy Sulpher wants to do a co-author with me!" 
    thought Zoop.  "Brian is just so much cooler, smarter, and just plum 
    better looking than me" he added for some unkown reason.  
    
    Then Brian IMed Zoop to say "Greetings mortal!  I have decided to bestow 
    your boon and I WILL WRITE A FAQ WITH YOU!".  
    
    However, Zoop was greedy and asked "Could you mention how sexy I am in 
    the intro?"
    
    To which Brian replied "NO!".  
    
    It was too late however as it had been typed out by this point in the 
    intro and Brian was forced to allow it.  Once again Zoop had managed to 
    outsmart the superior being, writer, and overall best NES player of the 
    two, making the writer of this wonder just what the hell is wrong with
    himself!
    
    *end dream sequence*  
    
    
    Seriously, Dave is an awesome author and I have wanted to write with him 
    for a fair bit of time.  Since  we both absolutely adore this game as the
    3-D platofrming perfection that it is, we both decided it would
    
    This is for Cougar, Howler, Koonce, and Gracey. I miss you, and I hope 
    you are living it up in the afterlife as you did in this world. You will 
    always be in my memories, and you will never be forgotten.
    
      -Brian P. Sulpher
    
    
    
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      ***  ***  ***  ***    SECTION I.a - CONTACT US    ***  ***  ***  ***
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
    
    
                              ==================
                              ZOOP's INFORMATION
                              ==================
    
    If you need me for anything whatsoever that IS NOT covered in the guide, 
    and that means SEARCHING THE GUIDE by pressing Control and F together 
    and typing out what you are looking for, and then hitting enter. But as 
    long as it has to do with the game. Sorry, but I don't feel like hearing 
    about how cute your kitten is if I don't really know you, yanno? 
    Actually, kittens are cute... Ahem. You can contact me via e-mail, or 
    sometimes IM. I check my e-mail several times a day; so don't hesitate 
    if you have a question! But please read the long paragraph below my 
    contact info.
    
    E-Mail address: ZoopNOVA@aol.com
    AIM: Zoop NOVA
    
    Please only e-mail me if it's something you do NOT see in the guide. Try 
    to look for it; If it's not there, feel free to e-mail me. 
    
    If you don't know how to e-mail me, just simply bring up a new, 
    unwritten mail (this varies with different services. It should say 
    "Write Mail" on the button, though) and write out my e-mail address. For 
    the subject, copy and paste this: Super Mario 64 FAQ. In the body of the 
    mail, write whatever you like, even hate mail! Just one request: Only e-
    mail in English. Any foreign language e-mails will be discarded. Sorry, 
    I'm not smart enough to know a second language. I don't care what you 
    send, but positive feedback is always nice. But if you're into the hate 
    mail thing, I can dig that, too.
    
    
              ----------------------------------------------------
    
    
                          ===========================
                          BRIAN SULPHER's INFORMATION
                          ===========================
    
    If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me at:
    
    E-Mail: briansulpher@hotmail.com
    MSN: briansulpher@hotmail.com
    
    All rude e-mails will be ignored, but I welcome polite inquiries (I 
    dislike the "holier than thou" attitude, as it is just not the way things
    work in the real world, so why should it be different here?). I am a good
    guy to talk to, just be polite and you get the same in return, ya know?  
    Thank you!
    
      -Brian P. Sulpher
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  :::    SECTION II.  -  CONTROLS    :::  :::  :::  :::
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                                ================
                                BASIC TECHNIQUES
                                ================
    
    
    ------------
    ANALOG Stick
    ------------
    
    This will move Mario around his environment.  If you are barely putting 
    pressure on the Stick, Mario will tiptoe.  If you put full pressure on 
    the Stick, Mario will run.  Anything in between will be at a speed that 
    Mario moves at in response to the pressure put on the Stick by the 
    player.  When you have pressed UP C twice, use the Stick to look around 
    at your surroundings.
    
    
    -----
    START
    -----
    
    This will pause/unpause the game.  While in a course or a Cap Switch 
    Course and Mario is standing still, this will bring up a menu that 
    states CONTINUE (returns Mario to the Course at his current place), EXIT 
    (will return Mario to the sun spot in the main lobby of the first floor 
    of the castle), and SET CAMERA ANGLE WITH R (allows Mario to use a 
    regular camera of Lakitu behind Mario OR choose to lock Lakitu in 
    place).
    
    
    --------
    L Button
    --------
    
    No apparent use, so trying to use it will result in nothing but a pointless
    headache for you!  Seriously, just leave it alone and you will be a TON
    happier!
    
    
    --------
    R Button
    --------
    
    This will cause the camera to position directly form Lakitu's position 
    and it is controlled by the settings listed above in the START 
    description.
    
    
    ---------
    C Buttons
    ---------
    
    These Buttons control your positioning of Lakitu with his camera.  
    Pressing LEFT C or RIGHT C will swing the camera in the direction 
    pressed.  Pressing DOWN C will cause the camera to zoom out (it will 
    work twice if the camera is fully zoomed).  Pressing UP C will cause the 
    camera to zoom in (it will work twice if the camera is fully zoomed 
    out).  When you have pressed UP C twice, use the ANALOG Stick to look 
    around at your surroundings.
    
    
    --------
    Z Button
    --------
    
    Whenever this is held, Mario will enter into a crouching hold.  When 
    combined with the ANALOG Stick, Mario will crawl, often allowing him to 
    go across slopes he could not walk across.
    
    
    --------
    B Button
    --------
    
    This is the attack Button, and Mario will throw a Punch while standing 
    still.
    
    
    A Button
    --------
    
    This trusty Button is your Jump.  It can be used for a variety of 
    reasons and you will need to do so for all of your challenges.
    
    
                             ===========================
                             ADVANCED JUMPING TECHNIQUES
                             ===========================
    
    
    -----------------------
    Double Jump/Triple Jump
    -----------------------
    
    The Double Jump/Triple Jump is easy to pull off and Mario will gain 
    extra height as he bounds along.  To perform this feat, simply start 
    running along and press the A Button to jump, and then jump immediately 
    upon landing to perform a higher and longer jump.  The third one is 
    particularly high and long, and it is also used with the Wing Cap to 
    take flight into the sky.
    
    
    ---------
    Long Jump
    ---------
    
    While running along, Hold the Z Button before pressing the A Button to 
    take flight in a long but low flying leap.  Extremely useful for 
    crossing larger gaps where a regular jump would not work.
    
    
    --------
    Backflip
    --------
    
    While Mario is standing still, hold the Z Button to crouch and then 
    press the A Button to perform the jump.  This is an excellent way to 
    jump over charging foes as well as reaching higher ledges in places 
    where little room to maneuver is found.
    
    
    ----------------
    Reverse Backflip
    ----------------
    
    While running along, press the ANALOG Stick in the opposite direction 
    and then press the A Button while Mario is skidding to perform this 
    jump.  This is a faster way to perform a Backflip, especially useful 
    when an enemy is closing in and time does not allow you to turn or 
    perform a normal Backflip.
    
    
    -------------------
    Wall Kick/Wall Jump
    -------------------
    
    Have Mario jump at the wall, and as he touches it, push in the opposite 
    direction and press the A Button to perform this trick.  This can be 
    performed repeatedly on the same set of walls, allowing Mario to climb 
    heights he could not get to other than flying there (maybe).  This is a 
    tough technique to master at first, but it is a must for some Stars as 
    well as making some areas extremely easy to navigate through.
    
    
                           ==========================
                           ADVANCED ATTACK TECHNIQUES
                           ==========================
    
    
    ------------------
    Three Attack Combo
    ------------------
    
    By pressing the B Button three times in a fairly rapid manner, Mario 
    will throw a Right Punch, a left Punch, and then add in a quick Jump 
    Kick.  This is just a fancier way of attacking.
    
    
    ----
    Dive
    ----
    
    After the halfway point of a Jump, the B Button will cause Mario to 
    throw himself into a Dive.  This can also be performed as Mario runs at 
    a high speed by pressing the B Button.  This attack can plow through 
    most enemies, but it is lacking in control and specific aim.
    
    
    ---------
    Jump Kick
    ---------
    
    Soon after you Jump in the air, press the B Button to throw a big boot 
    out to clobber the enemy.  An easy to fire off attack that will not 
    reduce forward momentum like a Dive does.
    
    
    -------------------------
    Ground Pound/Ground Stomp
    -------------------------
    
    When Mario has jumped into the air, he can perform this hard hitting 
    maneuver on whatever is below him by pressing the Z Button.  This attack 
    will have Mario fall straight down, driving an object below downwards 
    with great force.
    
    
                                ====================
                                TREE/POLE TECHNIQUES
                                ====================
    
    
    -----------
    Dismounting
    -----------
    
    Whenever you wish to hop from a tree/pole, Mario will push off of the 
    trunk/pole to jump directly towards whatever direction his back was 
    facing.  Use this when you are dismounting from a tree/pole to 
    accurately aim Mario to a safe landing.
    
    
    ---------
    Handstand
    ---------
    
    Once Mario has reached the top of a tree/pole, press UP on the ANALOG 
    Stick to cause him to perform a Handstand.  This will not only reveal 
    any 1-Up Mushroom being hidden there, but it will also give Mario more 
    height and distance if he jumps off of the tree/pole.
    
    
                                =================
                                CANNON TECHNIQUES
                                =================
    
    
    ------
    Aiming
    ------
    
    Use the ANALOG stick to move the Cannon around, using the four arrows as 
    your aimer.  Then controls for LEFT and RIGHT work normally, but UP will 
    cause the Cannon aim to dive and DOWN will cause the Cannon aim to rise.
    
    
    -----
    Shoot
    -----
    
    Once you have performed your aiming, your next job is to press the A 
    Button to send Mario flying off into the sky.  Note that this will make 
    Mario airbourne IF he has a Wing Cap equipped at the time of launch.
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  :::   SECTION III. - WALKTHROUGH   :::  :::  :::  :::
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    Here, you will find a list of the stages, first listing the stars in the 
    stage. The next sub-section will carry over to the 100 Coins Power Star 
    challenge. Enjoy.
    
    
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
                  III.a -------- BOB-Omb BATTLEFIELD [stars]
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
    
    
                            =========================
                            BIG BOB-OMB ON THE SUMMIT
                            =========================
    
    You will land down in an area with a couple Pink Bob-Ombs (meaning they 
    are friendly to Mario), so head on by to find a path leading up a small 
    hill.  A couple Goombas will be guarding the access to the small bridge 
    up to the high ground, so deal with them however you wish as you find 
    the stone path following the cliff.  When the path turns left, go with 
    it to see a Chain Chomp connected to a post, where it will move a bit, 
    followed by lunging at Mario.  You will wait (just out of the range of 
    it's lunges), it will attack, and then you should send Mario running 
    along the fence to set foot onto a tipsy bridge (whichever side you are 
    on, it will tip in that direction), so hustle across it the far cliff.  
    Falling off of the cliff or tipsy bridge at any time will result in 
    Mario having to head in the opposite direction to either get on the path 
    near the start (before the first bridge) OR use the elevator to the 
    right of the Chain Chomp to get back on track.
    
    Now you will want to go right, into the higher meadow where Bob-Ombs and 
    water balloon attacks from the Pink Bob-Ombs rain down.  Your best bet 
    is to run through this area quickly, totally ignoring the Bob-Ombs (they 
    can only damage Mario by blowing up after a set amount of time, not by 
    touch) while watching out for the water balloons streaming from the sky 
    (watch for shadows ahead of Mario along his path, and change course 
    accordingly to avoid damage).  You will see a grey slope leading up to a 
    small hole in the bars in the wall, which is the hole that Mario needs 
    to pass through to advance to his goal.
    
    Now Mario will have a split in his path, both of which will reunite a 
    little farther along the path.  If you want to go the "easy" way, start 
    off by crouching (hold the Z Button), followed by moving Mario with the 
    Analog Stick to slowly ascend the hill to his left as the camera swings 
    overhead to find a higher plain (move to next paragraph to continue on 
    in the walkthrough).  The other path is to move down to the right, past 
    the large Cannonballs to start up the stone path.  You will follow this 
    path as you hop/avoid the incoming Cannonballs till you see a slope on 
    your right.
    
    Continue up the stone path, jumping/avoiding the offending Cannonballs 
    to find a small cave in the mountain (the source of the Cannonballs).  
    If you want to take a short cut up the hill, walk to the center of back 
    wall of the small cave and stop moving to warp to a cave higher up the 
    mountain (move to next paragraph to continue on in the walkthrough).  If 
    you want to keep hiking, continue up the stone path to jump a small gap 
    to find a Bob-Omb, a water balloon cannon, and some Coins on the right.  
    After you do what you will here (only do so if you wish to), you can 
    either jump the gap in the stone path ahead OR use the plank on the 
    right to walk across.  Keep jogging up the path past more Cannonballs 
    (leaping/avoiding rules still in effect for them) to find a Spinning 
    Heart (run through it as fast as you can to recover your Power Meter).
    
    You will find a small cave (the warp will deposit Mario here), so you 
    will be done with the attacking Cannonballs.  Keep running up the stone 
    path (Mario must be a marathon runner!) as it winds around the peak, and 
    keep following it to the peak or just jump to the peak to go run across 
    the plateau to talk to the King Bob-Omb!
    
    King Bob-Omb challenges Mario to throw him around (mainly cause he 
    thinks he is too tough to be beat), so Mario will be attempting to get 
    behind him to pull of this feat.  Start off by moving Mario to a 
    position not so near the edge of the plateau, and let the Bob-Omb King 
    draw near before running behind him, stop moving at a run and press the 
    B Button while positioned behind the Bob-Omb King to pluck him from his 
    feet (if you do not stop running, Mario will just dive fruitlessly past 
    the Bob-Omb King).  Now that you have the Bob-Omb King by the behind 
    (butt?), turn Mario so he is not facing towards a nearby cliff (if you 
    chuck him off a cliff, he will scold you for cheating and restart the 
    fight), and then press the B Button to throw the Bob-Omb King so he hits 
    the ground, taking damage.  Now repeat the same pattern of getting 
    behind him (get him walking first so it will be easier to get behind 
    him), grab him, and then throw him to the ground two more times to get 
    the victory!
    
    The other main way to fight this guy is to hold the Z Button to crouch, 
    wait for the Bob-Omb King to draw near, and then press the A Button to 
    backflip over the Bob-Omb King to be positioned behind him.  It is a 
    simple matter then of grabbing him, throwing him, and then repeating 
    these steps two more times to get the victory and the Star!
    
    
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                           FOOTRACE WITH KOOPA THE QUICK
                           =============================
    
    Start off this Star by simply talking to one of your Pink Bob-Omb 
    buddies to open the cannons in the level so Mario can use them.  They 
    will not be of any use to Mario on this challenge though as Koopa The 
    Quick considers them a cheating device!  Go forward towards the massive 
    Green Koopa Troopa that stands by the start of the path, and talk to him 
    to accept his challenge for a race to the summit where the Bob-Omb King 
    used to reside.
    
    Take the path leading up small hill to see a couple Goombas that will be 
    guarding the access to the small bridge up to the high ground, so run on 
    by them quickly to find the stone path following the cliff.  When the 
    path turns left, go with it to see a Chain Chomp connected to a post, 
    where it will move a bit, followed by lunging at Mario.  You will wait 
    (just out of the range of it's lunges), it will attack, and then you 
    should send Mario running along the fence to set foot onto a tipsy 
    bridge (whichever side you are on, it will tip in that direction), so 
    hustle across it the far cliff.  Falling off of the cliff or tipsy 
    bridge at any time will result in Mario having to head in the opposite 
    direction to either get on the path near the start (before the first 
    bridge) OR use the elevator to the right of the Chain Chomp to get back 
    on track.  Also note that the bridge is the place that Koopa The Quick 
    will break away from Mario to run up the stone hill where the 
    Cannonballs come falling down, and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES follow him as 
    it impossible to get up that hill!
    
    Now you will want to go right, into the higher meadow where Bob-Ombs and 
    water balloon attacks from the Pink Bob-Ombs rain down.  Your best bet 
    is to run through this area quickly, totally ignoring the Bob-Ombs (they 
    can only damage Mario by blowing up after a set amount of time, not by 
    touch) while watching out for the water balloons streaming from the sky 
    (watch for shadows ahead of Mario along his path, and change course 
    accordingly to avoid damage).  You will see a grey slope leading up to a 
    small hole in the bars in the wall, which is the hole that Mario needs 
    to pass through to advance to his goal.
    
    Now Mario will move down to the right, past the large Cannonballs to 
    start up the stone path.  You will follow this path as you hop/avoid the 
    incoming Cannonballs till you see a slope on your right.  Continue up 
    the stone path, jumping/avoiding the offending Cannonballs to find a 
    small cave in the mountain (the source of the Cannonballs).  If you want 
    to take a short cut up the hill, walk to the center of back wall of the 
    small cave and stop moving to warp to a cave higher up the mountain 
    (move to next paragraph to continue on in the walkthrough).  If you want 
    to keep hiking, continue up the stone path to jump a small gap to find a 
    Bob-Omb, a water balloon cannon, and some Coins on the right.  You can 
    either jump the gap in the stone path ahead OR use the plank on the 
    right to walk across.  Keep jogging up the path past more Cannonballs 
    (leaping/avoiding rules still in effect for them) to find a Spinning 
    Heart (run through it as fast as you can to recover your Power Meter, 
    but I suggest ignoring it as you are racing at the moment!).
    
    You will find a small cave (the warp will deposit Mario here), so you 
    will be done with the attacking Cannonballs.  Keep running up the stone 
    path (Mario must be a marathon runner!) as it winds around the peak, and 
    keep following it to the peak or just jump to the peak to go run across 
    the plateau to find the Koopa Flag that you need to reach ahead of Koopa 
    The Quick (he takes about 90 seconds to wind his way to the flag).  He 
    will surrender a Power Star for your valiant efforts in the race!
    
    
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                          SHOOT TO THE ISLAND IN THE SKY
                          ==============================
    
    Now you will need to get the Pink Bob-Ombs to open the Cannons for Mario 
    if he failed to do so on the last Star Challenge (talk to the Pink Bob-
    Ombs to get the deed done).  Now Mario will have to choose from a couple 
    Cannons to launch himself into the sky to make the island in the sky.
    
    ----------
    Cannon One
    ----------
    
    Take the path leading up small hill to see a couple Goombas that will be 
    guarding the access to the small bridge up to the high ground, so run on 
    by them quickly to find the stone path following the cliff.  When the 
    path turns left, go right into the field towards the grey brick pyramid 
    structure. Along the way, be wary of incoming water balloons from above.
    
    When you reach the structure, back up, take a full run, and then go 
    directly up the slope to reach the top (use a jump [A Button] and dive 
    [B Button] for some extra distance) to enter the Cannon.  Now you will 
    pull back on the Analog Stick (DOWN), move your aim to the LEFT so the 
    aimer will be aiming just above the cloud in the sky, and then fire.  
    Mario should land on the edge of the island.
    
    Now Mario just needs to go to the Yellow Block, hit it to reveal the 
    Power Star contained within, and then grab it to finish up the level!  A 
    neat trick is to jump and hit the box, but immediately press the Z 
    Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound that will allow Mario to also 
    grab the Star on the same jump (not useful, but a neat thing none the 
    less!).
    
    ----------
    Cannon Two
    ----------
    
    Take the path leading up small hill to see a couple Goombas that will be 
    guarding the access to the small bridge up to the high ground, so run on 
    by them quickly to find the stone path following the cliff.  When the 
    path turns left, go with it to see a Chain Chomp connected to a post, 
    where it will move a bit, followed by lunging at Mario.  You will wait 
    (just out of the range of it's lunges), it will attack, and then you 
    should send Mario running along the fence to set foot onto a tipsy 
    bridge (whichever side you are on, it will tip in that direction), so 
    hustle across it the far cliff.  Falling off of the cliff or tipsy 
    bridge at any time will result in Mario having to head in the opposite 
    direction to either get on the path near the start (before the first 
    bridge) OR use the elevator to the right of the Chain Chomp to get back 
    on track.  
    
    Now you will want to go right, into the higher meadow where Bob-Ombs and 
    water balloon attacks from the Pink Bob-Ombs rain down.  Your best bet 
    is to run through this area quickly, totally ignoring the Bob-Ombs (they 
    can only damage Mario by blowing up after a set amount of time, not by 
    touch) while watching out for the water balloons streaming from the sky 
    (watch for shadows ahead of Mario along his path, and change course 
    accordingly to avoid damage).  You will see a grey slope leading up to a 
    small hole in the bars in the wall, which is the hole that Mario needs 
    to pass through to advance to his goal.
    
    Now Mario will have a split in his path, both of which will reunite a 
    little farther along the path.  If you want to go the "easy" way, start 
    off by crouching (hold the Z Button), followed by moving Mario with the 
    Analog Stick to slowly ascend the hill to his left as the camera swings 
    overhead to find a higher plain (move to next paragraph to continue on 
    in the walkthrough).  The other path is to move down to the right, past 
    the large Cannonballs to start up the stone path.  You will follow this 
    path as you hop/avoid the incoming Cannonballs till you see a slope on 
    your right.
    
    Continue up the stone path, jumping/avoiding the offending Cannonballs 
    to find a small cave in the mountain (the source of the Cannonballs).  
    Continue up the stone path to jump a small gap to find a Bob-Omb, a 
    water balloon cannon, and some Coins on the right.  After you do what 
    you will here (only do so if you wish to), you can either jump the gap 
    in the stone path ahead OR use the plank on the right to walk across.  
    here you will find the open Cannon waiting, so hop on in, adjust your 
    aim so the crosshairs point above the Red Coin floating above the tree 
    (the bottom arrow in the crosshairs should be over the top half of the 
    Red Coin) and then press the A Button to fire Mario to grab the Tree!
    
    Now Mario just needs to go to the Yellow Block, hit it to reveal the 
    Power Star contained within, and then grab it to finish up the level!  A 
    neat trick is to jump and hit the box, but immediately press the Z 
    Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound that will allow Mario to also 
    grab the Star on the same jump (not useful, but a neat thing none the 
    less!).
    
    
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                                FIND THE 8 RED COINS
                                ====================
    
    
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    [  ] --------------------------------- The elevator near the Chain Chomp
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    [  ] -------------------------------------- Above the Chain Chomp's post
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    [  ] --- In the meadow to the right of the Chain Chomp on the green rock
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    [  ] ----------------------------------- The tree on the floating island
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    [  ] ------------------- The slope beside the stone path on the mountain
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    [  ] ---- Underneath the ramp to the opening in the cage to the mountain 
    stone path
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    [  ] ---------------------------------------- Near the Power Star shadow
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    [  ] ---------------------------------------- Near the Power Star shadow
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    This is your first experience with this type of challenge, so listen up!  
    You will be collecting specific Coins within the level, which are 
    coloured Red.  There are 8 of these scattered through out the level, so 
    you will be running around the area, finding these little treasures to 
    make a Power Star appear.  However, the Power Star appears in a specific 
    location where a shadow of a Power Star is found, so you will still have 
    to reach that specific spot to gain your Power Star treasure after 
    finding the 8 Red Coins!
    
    Start off by running to the left of the stone path to enter the rock 
    area that is the below the cliffs.  Head for the elevator along the wall 
    on the right, get on board, and then collect the Red Coin floating 
    overhead as you jump to the stone path [one].  Now you should go left 
    towards the Chain Chomp, wait for it to lunge at Mario, and then quickly 
    run towards the post it is chained to, which is where a Red Coin floats 
    above that very same post [two].
    
    Now you need to hightail it out of the way (keep running towards the 
    cage in the stone (notice the Power Star?  You will collect that one 
    soon enough), wait for the Chain Chomp to attack, and then make your way 
    out of the area to head into the meadow on this side of the tipsy 
    bridge.  Head along the grey wall on the left (the same one that trapped 
    you in with the Chain Chomp) to find a green stone that you will climb 
    to find a Red Coin resting on top of it [three].  Now you will head for 
    they grey brick pyramid structure, run up the side to get into the 
    Cannon located on top, and then pull back on the Analog Stick (DOWN), 
    move your aim to the LEFT so the aimer will be aiming just above the 
    cloud in the sky, and then fire.  Mario should land on the edge of the 
    island.
    
    Climb the tree to perform a handstand (reach the top, stop moving, and 
    then press UP to handstand) for the Red Coin [four].  Now enter the 
    Cannon, aim towards the mountain on the right (aim for the broad wall 
    area) and fire Mario over to smush his face while getting him onto the 
    path.  Now start down the path, jumping the gaps that will be in the 
    stone path, until you reach the part where a steep slope leads down to 
    the very bottom of the mountain.  Here is where you must let Mario slide 
    down the center of the slope, grabbing the Red Coin [five] as he goes.  
    If Mario misses, simply run/crawl up the slope to grab the Red Coin 
    before sliding down to the bottom again.
    
    Head through the opening in the bars, turn right, fall off the ledge, 
    and then turn around to enter the tunnel here to get a Red Coin [six] 
    and a 1-Up Mushroom.  Head up the slope to enter the meadow here, run a 
    few circles around the flower patch here if you want to make a 1-Up 
    appear, and then continue across the meadow (past the Bob-Ombs and water 
    balloon attacks) to fall to the lower grass-covered area.  Three Goombas 
    will be waiting here, so take them out before grabbing the Red Coins 
    located around the posts [seven] [eight] to make the Power Star appear!  
    It will be appear in the exact center of the square that the four posts 
    mark off, so grab it to complete the level!
    
    
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                                 WING TO THE SKY
                                 ===============
    
    This type of Power Star is a unique one to collect.  Instead of beating 
    a specific opponent, or collecting things, you will need to touch 5 
    specific spots throughout the level.  After the fifth one is touched, 
    the power Star will appear in a specific spot NOT shown before hand.
    
    Take the path leading up small hill to see a couple Goombas that will be 
    guarding the access to the small bridge up to the high ground, so run on 
    by them quickly to find the stone path following the cliff.  When the 
    path turns left, go right into the field towards the grey brick pyramid 
    structure.  Along the way, be wary of incoming water balloons from 
    above.
    
    When you reach the structure, back up, take a full run, and then go 
    directly up the slope to reach the top (use a jump [A Button] and dive 
    [B Button] for some extra distance) to enter the Cannon.  Now you will 
    pull back on the Analog Stick (DOWN), move your aim to the LEFT so the 
    aimer will be aiming just above the cloud in the sky, and then fire.  
    Mario should land on the edge of the island.
    
    Now Mario just needs to go to the Red Block, hit it to reveal the Wing 
    Cap inside, so grab a hold of it.  Now enter the Cannon and change the 
    aim so it targets through the coin ring ahead of Mario before firing.  
    Mario will fly out straight, passing through the first two rings, 
    followed by Mario cutting upwards to pass through another two rings.  
    For each center Coin within a ring that you touch, you will receive a 
    number.  Once you have made your initial pass, turn Mario around to make 
    as many more passes as needed to get central Coins so you hit number 
    five.  At this point, the Power Star will appear down in the same lower 
    meadow that the Red Coin Power Star appeared in.  Go grab it after 
    getting the fifth central Coin!
    
    Also note that the Wing Cap is not needed, as plain old use of the 
    island Cannon will work as well.  However, this will take longer as you 
    need to use multiple firings to make it work, so I still suggest you 
    stick to the Wing Cap method.
    
    
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                             BEHIND CHAIN CHOMP's GATE
                             =========================
    
    You may recall having seen a Power Star behind the Chain Chomp, 
    protected by a cage in your earlier travels.  Your duty now is to get 
    that same Power Star, you just need to figure out how to bust the cage 
    to get to the great prize contained within!
    
    Take the path leading up small hill to see a couple Goombas that will be  
    guarding the access to the small bridge up to the high ground, so run on 
    by them quickly to find the stone path following the cliff.  When the 
    path turns left, go with it to see a Chain Chomp connected to a post, 
    where it will move a bit, followed by lunging at Mario.  You will wait 
    (just out of the range of it's lunges), it will attack, and then you 
    should send Mario running past the Chain Chomp to see the post he is 
    connected to.  
    
    Now you need to use the Ground Stomp (A Button to jump + Z Button to 
    throw Mario's weight downward) to knock the post into the ground a 
    notch.  Now you either stay inside the Chain Chomp's range and take a 
    hit, followed by Ground Stomping the post two more times (this requires 
    no missing or Chain Chomp will take Mario down), or Mario runs out of 
    range, waits for Chain Chomp to lunge, and then charge back in to Ground 
    Stomp before repeating the procedure once more.  
    
    You will have accomplished the Ground Stomp three times on the post to 
    free the Chain Chomp, and it will move around somewhat timidly, testing 
    it's freedom.  It will then fly off into the cage, breaking it down to 
    allow Mario to grab the Power Star contained within!
    
    
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                  III.b -------- BOB-Omb BATTLEFIELD [coins]
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    Well 100 Coin collection time will rear it's head here for the first 
    time.  If you can collect 100 Coins in one run through the level, an 
    additional Power Star to the main six of the course will appear for 
    Mario to grab.  The walkthrough will cover how to get all of the Coins 
    in the world however, which is a fun little challenge to see how high 
    you can score.  For this challenge, choose Power Star #3 through #6 for 
    the easiest playing purposes with no distractions from the King Bob-Omb 
    (Power Star #1) or Koopa The Quick (Power Star #2).
    
    Walk forward upon appearing to find a couple Wooden Blocks for Mario to 
    punch (destroying them), one of which containing three Coins [three].  
    Now move left to pick up the small block, head left towards the rock 
    wall, and throw the small block at the wall to break it, causing the 
    three Coin [six} within to spring forth for Mario to collect.  Now 
    backtrack to the path to kill two Goombas for a Coin each [eight], 
    followed by going underneath the bridge to collect five Coins 
    [thirteen].  Continue along the rock floor to pick up the Bob-Ombs and 
    throw them to make them blow up and grab the Coin they produce 
    [seventeen].
    
    Mario should then head back through the respawning Bob-Ombs to get on 
    board the elevator to ride up to grab a Red Coin [nineteen] before 
    cutting left to go get the Red Coin [twenty-one] from above the Chain 
    Chomp's post.  Now you can collect some extra Coins here, but only if 
    you are super fast in your movements (skip them if you do not want to go 
    for the highest count possible, but the square bracket numbers will be 
    off by five for you).  What you will need to do is run around the Chain 
    Chomp's post a total of three circles to make five Coins [twenty-six] 
    pop out, but this is incredibly tough to pull off as the Chain Chomp 
    will be attacking you as you attempt this.
    
    Head off into the grassy field that is guarded by a Bob-Omb you should 
    grab and throw [twenty-seven] to head right to kill three Goombas 
    [thirty] and then a Green Koopa Troopa (stomp to remove him from his 
    shell, then stomp the soft body for a Blue Coin) [thirty-five].  If you 
    like, you can ride the Green Koopa Troopa shell around the field, 
    collecting the Red Coin [thirty-seven] from on top of the green rock 
    formation as well as riding through the three remaining Goombas [forty] 
    before entering the grey pyramid structure to use the Cannon.  .  Now 
    you will pull back on the Analog Stick (DOWN), move your aim to the LEFT 
    so the aimer will be aiming just above the cloud in the sky, and then 
    fire.  Mario should land on the edge of the island.
    
    When you regain your feet, send Mario to climb the tree to handstand for 
    a Red Coin [forty-two] before hitting the Red Block for a Wing Cap.  Now 
    place Mario inside the Cannon on the island, and aim him out towards the 
    ring of Coins ahead, and then fire him.  Now your job is to collect as 
    many Coins as you can from these five rings of Coin with one Coin in the 
    center of each to have collect a total up to 45 Coins [eighty-seven]!
    
    Now that you have completed this challenging fly around in the sky, you 
    should land Mario on top of the mountain (you should retain enough 
    height from your flying to get there, but if not, go to the sky island 
    to use the Cannon to reach it.  Now start down the stone path as it 
    winds lazily around the mountain to find five Coins [ninety-two] by a 
    Cannon, and then jump the gap to see a water balloon Cannon with five 
    more Coins [ninety-seven] as well as a Bob-Omb [ninety-eight].  Now you 
    should continue down the path (ignoring the Red Coin on the slope for 
    now) to find a Bob-Omb [ninety-nine] before backtracking to the slope to 
    touch the Red Coin [one hundred one] to cause the Power Star to appear!  
    If you fall down the slope before grabbing the Power Star, you will just 
    need to move back up the slope (or go around the mountain stone path to 
    come at it from above) to grab the Power Star!
    
    Now that you are heading for the high score, so pass through the opening 
    in the cage, drop to the right, kill the Bob-Omb [one hundred two], and 
    then grab the 1-Up Mushroom and the Red Coin [one hundred four].  Now 
    Mario should head up the stone slope back into the large meadow to run 
    around the flower patch to grab the ring of Coin [one hundred twelve] 
    and the 1-Up Mushroom that appears before killing the four Bob-Ombs [one 
    hundred sixteen] that inhabit the meadow.  Now Mario should head for the 
    lower meadow area, but he should first grab the small block first to 
    chuck against the wall in the lower meadow for three Coin [one hundred 
    nineteen].
    
    After busting the small block, Mario's next duty is to stomp the three 
    Goombas for their Coins [one hundred twenty-two], followed up by 
    grabbing the two Red Coins in the area [one hundred twenty-six].  Now 
    Mario should run around each post in this area three times to get five 
    Coins from each [one hundred forty-six], which is the highest score 
    Mario can achieve!  Now Mario just needs to collect the Red Coin Power 
    Star or the Power Star for shooting the rings in the sky since both are 
    nearby, allowing Mario to save his high score of One Hundred Forty-Six 
    Coins at Bob-Omb Battlefield!
    
    
    
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                  III.c ----------- WHOMP's FORTRESS [stars]
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                            ======================
                            CHIP OFF WHOMP's BLOCK
                            ======================
    
    You will start out with a tree and a large grey brick wall to your left, 
    and a small field to your right.  Your goal is to climb to the top of 
    the massive fortress here, so you need to climb the path leading up.  
    However, you can cut some time off your trip through the following 
    method: jump into the tree, climb to the top, and then turn your back to 
    the grey wall before jumping towards the wall to climb the grey slope to 
    a small flat area (skip the next two paragraphs to continue up the 
    fortress).
    
    If you will be taking the regular route, jump to the grass ledge on your 
    left to find a brown path for Mario to head up to find some grey blocks 
    in the walls are pushing in and out over the path in an attempt to 
    obstruct/knock Mario off of the small path.  Your job is to work past 
    the first three carefully to find a new challenge in the path being 
    retracted into the wall and then pushed back out to continue their 
    pattern.  You can either wait for the path to move out so Mario can run 
    across it to the next stable part of the path, or the impatient can sue 
    Long Jumps to make it over the gaps (fall and die people!).
    
    Once you pass them, a Thwomp will greet Mario in the larger area here, 
    so wait for it to start moving upwards in it's stomping motion to start 
    climbing the grey stone path ahead.  The fourth step is guarded by 
    another Thwomp, so you should again wait for it to start moving upwards 
    before hustling underneath it to reach the top of the stairs.
    
    Turn to walk up the stairs towards the Piranha Plant here, and you have 
    two options for getting rid of it if you wish to fight it (move by 
    otherwise). You can either use a slow walk up to it and throw a punch 
    while it sleeps, or you can run towards it at full speed, jump, and then 
    dive (B Button) to take it out before it has time to wake up.  Next is a 
    choice between running across a breaking bridge and then turning to use 
    a small plank to cross the next gap (this allows Mario to skip the 
    Piranha Plant), or Mario can edge across the narrow ledge against the 
    wall to fight a Piranha Plant that guards the pathway.
    
    The next part of the path is non-existent, so Mario will have to use the 
    swinging path that moves around the gap ahead to cross.  Wait for the 
    path to stop right in front of Mario, run towards the center of the 
    swinging path immediately, and then walk out onto the swinging path so 
    when it stops Mario can walk to the far side.  You may also consider 
    running across on the first part and just using a Long Jump to make it 
    to the far side of the gap.  
    
    Turn right to keep going along the path to find that a Whomp ponderously 
    steps around in front of Mario, so either just run right on by (much too 
    slow to stop you), or stop to fight it.  Your goal is to bait it into 
    trying to attack by walking in front of it so it will jump in the air to 
    try and use the heavy body it has to crush Mario.  You can either stand 
    in front of it to wait for it to start attacking and move to the side, 
    or just run right against it's lower part (it does hot hurt Mario with 
    just contact) and continue to run against him until Whomp actually 
    starts the attack, allowing Mario to run underneath it.  To kill a 
    Whomp, simply use a Ground Stomp on the exposed back of the Whomp, 
    specifically aiming for the bandage on the back to destroy them.
    
    You then have a choice of paths again.  You can either climb the 
    flagpole to the left of the path, going nearly to the op, and then turn 
    Mario's back to the HUGE Whomp on the plateau, and then do a full jump 
    to just have enough distance to grab the ledge and pull himself up to 
    the plateau.  The other option is to continue along the path, to fight 
    or avoid a Whomp, and then use the elevator here to get up to the 
    plateau above.
    
    Here is a MASSIVE Whomp that has a real sob story about being "walked 
    on" all of his life and he is not going to "just lay there and take it" 
    anymore!  Whomp will then proceed to wander in a circle as you run 
    around, so move away from Whomp, allow him to charge at Mario, and just 
    as he starts to use his crushing body slam, hustle Mario out of the way.  
    Also note that the other strategy is to: move away from Whomp, allow him 
    to charge at Mario, and then have Mario charge Whomp, allowing Mario to 
    pass underneath the body of Whomp as he performs the body slam attack.  
    Now Mario will have Whomp lying prone on the ground for several seconds, 
    so it is an ideal time to attack by jumping onto his back, jump over the 
    bandaged area, and then press the Z Button for a Ground Stomp to damage 
    him.  Now Whomp will get back up, so Mario needs to repeat this two more 
    times to have Whomp "gravel" a bit before surrendering his Power Star!
    
    
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                           TO THE TOP OF THE FORTRESS
                           ==========================
    
    You will start out with a tree and a large grey brick wall to your left, 
    and a small field to your right.  Your goal is to climb to the top of 
    the massive fortress here, so you need to climb the path leading up.  
    However, you can cut some time off your trip through the following 
    method: jump into the tree, climb to the top, and then turn your back to 
    the grey wall before jumping towards the wall to climb the grey slope to 
    a small flat area (skip the next two paragraphs to continue up the 
    fortress).
    
    If you will be taking the regular route, jump to the grass ledge on your 
    left to find a brown path for Mario to head up to find some grey blocks 
    in the walls are pushing in and out over the path in an attempt to 
    obstruct/knock Mario off of the small path.  Your job is to work past 
    the first three carefully to find a new challenge in the path being 
    retracted into the wall and then pushed back out to continue their 
    pattern.  You can either wait for the path to move out so Mario can run 
    across it to the next stable part of the path, or the impatient can sue 
    Long Jumps to make it over the gaps (fall and die people!).
    
    Once you pass them, a Thwomp will greet Mario in the larger area here, 
    so wait for it to start moving upwards in it's stomping motion to start 
    climbing the grey stone path ahead.  The fourth step is guarded by 
    another Thwomp, so you should again wait for it to start moving upwards 
    before hustling underneath it to reach the top of the stairs.
    
    Turn to walk up the stairs towards the Piranha Plant here, and you have 
    two options for getting rid of it if you wish to fight it (move by 
    otherwise). You can either use a slow walk up to it and throw a punch 
    while it sleeps, or you can run towards it at full speed, jump, and then 
    dive (B Button) to take it out before it has time to wake up.  Next is a 
    choice between running across a breaking bridge and then turning to use 
    a small plank to cross the next gap (this allows Mario to skip the 
    Piranha Plant), or Mario can edge across the narrow ledge against the 
    wall to fight a Piranha Plant that guards the pathway.
    
    The next part of the path is non-existent, so Mario will have to use the 
    swinging path that moves around the gap ahead to cross.  Wait for the 
    path to stop right in front of Mario, run towards the center of the 
    swinging path immediately, and then walk out onto the swinging path so 
    when it stops Mario can walk to the far side.  You may also consider 
    running across on the first part and just using a Long Jump to make it 
    to the far side of the gap.  
    
    Turn right to keep going along the path to find that a Whomp ponderously 
    steps around in front of Mario, so either just run right on by (much too 
    slow to stop you), or stop to fight it.  Your goal is to bait it into 
    trying to attack by walking in front of it so it will jump in the air to 
    try and use the heavy body it has to crush Mario.  You can either stand 
    in front of it to wait for it to start attacking and move to the side, 
    or just run right against it's lower part (it does hot hurt Mario with 
    just contact) and continue to run against him until Whomp actually 
    starts the attack, allowing Mario to run underneath it.  To kill a 
    Whomp, simply use a Ground Stomp on the exposed back of the Whomp, 
    specifically aiming for the bandage on the back to destroy them.
    
    You then have a choice of paths again.  You can either climb the 
    flagpole to the left of the path, going nearly to the op, and then turn 
    Mario's back to the new tower on the plateau, and then do a full jump to 
    just have enough distance to grab the ledge and pull himself up to the 
    plateau.  The other option is to continue along the path, to fight or 
    avoid a Whomp, and then use the elevator here to get up to the plateau 
    above where the new tower awaits.  
    
    A Bullet Bill launcher will greet Mario when he comes onto the plateau, 
    so keep your eyes peeled for the offending bullets.  If you want a 1-Up 
    Mushroom, run around the tower to find the side that is facing the 
    flagpole, and punch the wall there to find the 1-Up Mushroom.  Now Mario 
    needs to climb the tower by using the platforms leading upwards.  Get on 
    the lowest platform, wait for the next one to come out, and then 
    continue across it to the next platform.  Now continue along this 
    pattern (stable platform, then moving platform) until Mario steps foot 
    on the last platform in the line to be lifted up to the very top of the 
    tower to get the Power Star on the other side of the spire!
    
    
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                            SHOOT INTO THE BLUE WILD
                            ========================
    
    This one requires the opening of the Cannons, so your first job is to 
    find the Pink Bob-Omb to gain access to the Cannons.  The fastest way to 
    get there is to climb the tree right at the start, turn Mario's back to 
    the grey wall, and then jump to the wall/water pond there.  If an owl 
    accosts you, just ignore it as it does not help with this Star.
    
    Now have Mario follow the low wall along the pond to the dry area where 
    some Yellow Coins and the Pink Bob-Omb wait.  Now talk to the Pink Bob-
    Omb, and he will open the Cannon up for Mario, allowing Mario to hop 
    into the Cannon just go to the side of the Pink Bob-Omb.  Once Mario is 
    inside, he should aim towards the flagpole area, but he is looking to 
    land on the ledge located below the flagpole.  
    
    Therefore, he must try to aim his shot so that he either: grabs the pole 
    leading down from the middle ledge OR try to get Mario to face plant on 
    one of the support columns for the higher ledge.  However, it is far 
    easier to hit a support column (specifically the farther back left 
    column).  Adjust your aimer to point at the appropriate support column, 
    then move the aimer upwards until the bottom arrow of the aimer is just 
    clear of the bricks above the support column, followed by firing.  If 
    done correctly, Mario will now be on the platform (minus some teeth and 
    a flatter face most likely as well), so use the pole to slide down to 
    the small platform below to gain the
    Power Star!
    
    Also note that you do not need to fool around with the Cannon if you do 
    not wish to.  You need to go down the slope from the Cannon to the 
    lower-area, position Mario so he is not underneath the platform above, 
    and then use a Triple Jump to the wall, followed by a well aimed Wall 
    Jump to reach the platform.  Also note that the Turnaround Jump, 
    followed by a Wall Jump will also get Mario up to this ledge for the 
    Power Star.
    
    
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                         RED COINS ON THE FLOATING ISLES
                         ===============================
    
    
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    [  ] --------------- Floating over the middle grey block on the low path
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    [  ] ------------------------ Look above the second Thwomp on the stairs
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    [  ] ---------------- Behind the Piranha Plant near the fall-away bridge
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    [  ] ----------------------------------- Ledge near the fall-away bridge
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    [  ] --------------- Ride the swinging bridge from one side to the other
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    [  ] ----------------------------------- Check below the swinging bridge
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    [  ] ------------------------ Floating brown island off of tower plateau
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    [  ] ------------------------ Floating green island off of tower plateau
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    Scattered through out the level are these Red Coins, so the trek will be 
    a fairly lengthy one.
    
    Jump to the grass ledge on your left to find a brown path for Mario to 
    head up to find some grey blocks in the walls are pushing in and out 
    over the path in an attempt to obstruct/knock Mario off of the small 
    path.  Now you need to go move across the stone path where these beings 
    try to push you off, and do not forget that a Red Coin [one] floats 
    above the middle one.  Next up, a new challenge in the path being 
    retracted into the wall and then pushed back out to continue their 
    pattern.  You can either wait for the path to move out so Mario can run 
    across it to the next stable part of the path, or the impatient can sue 
    Long Jumps to make it over the gaps (fall and die people!).
    
    Move past the stomping Thwomp to start climbing the grey stone path to 
    find a second Thwomp located on the fourth step.  Wait for it to start 
    moving upwards, allowing Mario to slip underneath the Thwomp and up to 
    the next step ahead of the pain of the falling stone.  Now jump on top 
    of the Thwomp, riding it up to collect the Red Coin [two] that it has 
    floating above it.  Now you need to take out the Piranha Plant ahead by 
    either: sneaking up quietly and punching it, or running at full speed, 
    jumping, and then diving into the Piranha Plant for the kill.  This will 
    allow Mario to grab the Red Coin [three] that was being guarded by this 
    overgrown weed.
    
    Now head towards the fall-away bridge, but instead of running across it, 
    go across the small ledge, grabbing the Red Coin [four] as you move 
    across, and then tiptoe towards the Piranha Plant ahead and punch it to 
    rid yourself of it.  Now the rotating bridge will challenge you next, so 
    wait for the beam to swing to your side, run to the middle of the 
    swinging bridge, and then wait for the beam to swing to the far side.  
    Now send Mario out to the very edge of it, BUT DO NOT GET OFF as you 
    ride it around to the side you boarded on, which happens to collect some 
    Yellow Coins as well as a Red Coin [five].
    
    When the 1-Up mushroom appears in the middle, do not be afraid to go 
    diving to the area below to get it.  Following the 1-Up Mushroom chase, 
    your next duty is to go and try to jump up the black slope (located 
    directly underneath the swinging bridge) to grab the Red Coin [six].  
    Now send Mario towards the Pink Bob-Omb and the Cannon, get into the 
    Cannon, and then aim towards the flagpole above and fire Mario (this 
    saves climbing past the re-spawned Piranha Plants).  Use the flagpole to 
    hop to the high plateau with the tower to save more time.  If you really 
    want to save yourself a climb, aim above the tower on top of the 
    fortress and fire to get right up to the top.
    
    Head around the tower until you see a plank standing straight up.  Here 
    is where you will create yourself a bridge to reach the islands floating 
    in the sky here.  Start off the tipping process by punching the plank to 
    get it wobbling, followed by a Jump Kick to make it fall over and form 
    the bridge. Once this deed is done, carefully move across the plank 
    bridge to reach a small arrow island, where Mario can grab some Coins as 
    he hops across to the brown platform to grab a Red Coin [seven].  Now 
    turn Mario to make the jumps across the two green islands to reach the 
    final Red Coin [eight], and make the Power Star appear near the 
    beginning!
    
    Your job is to jump to the ledge below (use the Ground Stomp to avoid 
    taking any damage), and then head down the grey slope to find the low 
    meadow, which is where the Power Star appears!
    
    
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                          FALL ONTO THE CAGE ISLAND
                          =========================
    
    While doing the last star, you may have noticed a cage in the sky.  
    Within this cage is this Power Star, and you may have also noted it is 
    far above the ground, with no way into seemingly possible.  However, 
    also during the last Power Star you saw the way to get up there, in the 
    being you roused from the tree, so climb the tree to cause the owl to 
    come out and offer Mario a ride!
    
    To properly ride in an owl's claws, you must first know the restrictions 
    that are in place for Mario to do so.  Jump into his claws to start the 
    flight, but you must also hold the A Button to continue to have the grip 
    on his claws.  After the owl rides the updraft, you will control the 
    owl's direction with the Analog Stick (direction only, not speed nor 
    altitude).  Also note that Mario is a little too... uhhh... (fat? lard-
    ass like? Big boned?)... ahem... HEAVY for the owl, meaning that the 
    beast will be slowly dropping in altitude as it taxis the pasta loving 
    Italian around.  After a little while, he will warn you he is tired out 
    and drop Mario off, regardless of what is located below.
    
    If at any time you fall down and do not succeed in your aim, you should 
    use the Ground Stomp just before hitting the ground to avoid/lessen the 
    damage that Mario will take.  Then Mario needs to return to the starting 
    area to wait for the owl to return so Mario can attempt the feat again.  
    
    Now, when you reach the high point of altitude, the owl will be facing 
    just to the left of the tower.  The cage is located to Mario's right, so 
    turn the owl to make a run directly over the cage.  Please note that it 
    is tough to actually make the turn and be lined up properly, so you may 
    want to move forward a little bit before turning around to make the run 
    over the cage.
    
    The actual release by the owl is not a straight drop, rather there is a 
    slight kick to it, causing Mario to fall a little bit further back than 
    intended.  Keep this in mind when dropping into he cage high above for 
    the Power Star!
    
    Did you know that you can also make it to the cage without the owl, 
    despite the height the cage floats at?  You really can, and all you need 
    to do is get to the Cannon and start blasting off.  You will need to aim 
    towards the cage to start (it is visible to the right of where the aimer 
    starts, above the swinging bridge), and then move the aimer straight up 
    until a Yellow Coin sits in the bottom of your vision circle.  For this 
    to work though, that Yellow Coin must be positioned so it is just inside 
    the partially darkened ring (it is not the very outside, but rather the 
    fuzzy black overlaying the blue of the sky).  If done correctly, you can 
    get the Power Star through this fun little trick that defeats the point 
    of this Power Star (riding with the owl).
    
    
                               ===================
                               BLAST AWAY THE WALL
                               ===================
    
    The fastest way to get there is to climb the tree right at the start, 
    turn Mario's back to the grey wall, and then jump to the wall/water pond 
    there.  If an owl accosts you, just ignore it as it does not help with 
    this Star.
    
    Now have Mario follow the low wall along the pond to the dry area where 
    some Yellow Coins and the Pink Bob-Omb wait.  Enter the Cannon here, and 
    shift the aimer towards the brown wall (the one on the right) sticking 
    out from the main fortress.  Now aim just above the top-right corner of 
    this wall and fire to break the thin set of bricks away to reveal a 
    Power Star!  Grab some Coins after your hard landing to refill your 
    Power Meter if you wish to, and then head right to find the grey slope 
    leading up to the area just past the two Thwomps.
    
    Turn to walk up the stairs towards the Piranha Plant here, and you have 
    two options for getting rid of it if you wish to fight it (move by 
    otherwise). You can either use a slow walk up to it and throw a punch 
    while it sleeps, or you can run towards it at full speed, jump, and then 
    dive (B Button) to take it out before it has time to wake up.  Next is a 
    choice between running across a breaking bridge and then turning to use 
    a small plank to cross the next gap (this allows Mario to skip the 
    Piranha Plant), or Mario can edge across the narrow ledge against the 
    wall to fight a Piranha Plant that guards the pathway.
    
    Now you will just need to walk out towards the very edge of the wall, 
    sliding down the slope Mario made by breaking the wall to collect the 
    Power Star!
    
    
    
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                  III.d ----------- WHOMP's FORTRESS [coins]
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    This area requires that you choose any Power Star for this feat, EXCEPT 
    for Chip off Whomp's Block (it removes the path to a fair bit of Coins 
    in the sky).  This walkthrough will cover how to get as many Coins as 
    possible, but you may skip areas that are described if you feel they are 
    too dangerous (just remember you need to get to 100 Coins for the 
    additional Power Star).
    
    Start off be heading right to take out the Piranha Plant (sneak up and 
    punch or do a full running dive) for a Blue Coin [five], followed by 
    turning left to go down the grass to pick up and then smash the small 
    block for some Yellow Coins [eight].  A little farther down the area are 
    a circle of Yellow Coins [sixteen], and then backtrack Mario to go up 
    the brown stone path to get five Yellow Coins [twenty-one] to get the 
    Red Coin [twenty-three] that the Grey Blocks are guarding.
    
    Now backtrack down the path to jump the wall above Mario, going into the 
    shallow pond to grab the circle of yellow Coins by the wall [thirty-
    one].  Run and jump up the slope here to grab the Red Coin [thirty-
    three] before continuing towards the Cannon and grabbing the five Yellow 
    Coins [thirty-eight] before entering.  Shoot to the lower ledge like you 
    did to get the Power Star there, grabbing the circle of Yellow Coins 
    [forty-six] before dropping to the balcony below (do not fall off into 
    space) to pick and throw the small brick for Yellow Coins [forty-nine].
    
    Now go Ground Stomp the Blue Coin Block to make four Blue Coins appear 
    [sixty-nine] going towards the railing, and then send Mario back to the 
    grey sloping wall you jumped over to get to this area to find five 
    Yellow Coins [seventy-four].  When you arrive at the top of the slope, 
    head over to the Thwomp, get on top of it, and collect the Red Coin 
    floating above it [seventy-six] before returning to the left to go up 
    the stairs and take out the Piranha Plant for a Blue Coin [eighty-one].  
    Grab the Red Coin [eighty-three] it was protecting, then continue along 
    the path to go across the small ledge, grabbing the Red Coin [eighty-
    five].  Continue along the ledge, kill the Pirahna Plant for a Blue Coin 
    [ninety], and then go across the board on the left for some Yellow Coins 
    [ninety-five].
    
    Now you need to get onto the swinging bridge, run to the middle of it, 
    and then go to the end of the bridge after it passes under the wall so 
    Mario can ride it through the Coin arc on the outside [one hundred one] 
    (this will cause the Power Star to appear, so ride the swinging bridge 
    for collecting it as well).  Now you can just exit the level, or 
    continue to get the higher score.  Use the Cannon to shoot to the 
    flagpole, climbing down to find a Whomp, so bait it into attacking, 
    followed by using five regular jumps on it's back for a Coin each time 
    [one hundred six].  The Whomp will stand again, so bait it into 
    attacking, and then use a Ground Stomp to get another five Yellow Coins 
    [one hundred eleven].
    
    Head around the corner of the path to find another Whomp, so repeat the 
    same pattern you used on the previous one (five individual stomps, 
    followed by one Ground stomp) for some more Coins [one hundred twenty-
    one] before hopping no board the elevator to move up to the next area.  
    Here you will see the tower, but with no Coins there, you will instead 
    head for the standing plank to punch it, followed by a Jump Kick to 
    knock it over to form a bridge.  Carefully move across the narrow plank 
    bridge to find a small arrow platform with eight Yellow Coins on it [one 
    hundred twenty-nine] before hopping to the next platform to grab the Red 
    Coin [one hundred thirty-one] that rests there.  Now Mario will need to 
    hop to the green platform, followed by moving down to the lower green 
    platform for eight Yellow Coins [one hundred thirty-nine] before finally 
    jumping to the last green island in the sky to get the final Red Coin 
    [one hundred forty-one].  Now you have collected all the Coins, so you 
    just need to collect a Power Star (any of the old ones, but I suggest 
    the Red Coin Power Star as it is easy to access) to save your high score 
    in Coins for Whomp's Fortress!
    
    
    
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                  CAP.1 ------------- WING CAP SWITCH COURSE
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                              WING CAP SWITCH COURSE
                              ======================
    
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    [  ] ---------------------------- Straight ahead, in spiral leading left
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    [  ] ---------------------------- Straight ahead, in spiral leading left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 1 and 2, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 1 and 2, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 3 and 4, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 3 and 4, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 5 and 6, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 5 and 6, to the left
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Once you have ten (10) Stars, go to the center of the main hall, where 
    the sun is beating down through the glass above. Go into first person 
    view, and look up to discover a hidden stage. This is where you can 
    unlock the Wing Cap for use whenever you see a red exclamation point box 
    anywhere!
    
    As the stage starts off, you will notice a few coins over to the right. 
    These coins will spiral downwards, following a trail of eight Red Coins. 
    They will all connect to one another along the way down, so it is an 
    easy feat in theory, but rather tough on the nerves when playing. Just 
    try to lower Mario whilst staying leveled for best results. You will 
    have to pull down (up on the Control Stick) to manage to reach most of 
    the coins. 
    
    This is all about skill; not what a strategy guide can help you with. 
    Stay calm, and do not hug up too much (down on the Control Stick), as it 
    will ruin your flight. To catch an extra boost of speed, you can pull up 
    on the Control Stick, and then level yourself back out to gain a wind 
    boost to glide through the air. If you miss a Red Coin, make a 360 
    degree turn to reach the area again, and level yourself out. 
    
    Keep in mind that the Wing Cap will wear out quickly, so if you miss a 
    Red Coin around three times, the Wing Cap will wear off, and you will 
    fall to your exit. Once you have come to a safe landing, head over to 
    the big red button and pound it into the ground to activate the Wing 
    Cap. Afterwards, grab that lovely little Star from the center of the 
    platform, and jump off to exit the area.
    
    
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                  III.e ------------ JOLLY ROGER BAY [stars]
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                           ==========================
                           PLUNDER IN THE SUNKEN SHIP
                           ==========================
    
    This world depends on Mario and his ability to swim, so I will give you 
    the crash course in this very paragraph.  The B Button does an extremely 
    weak paddle that should be used only to fight a small current to keep 
    Mario in place.  The A Button will cause Mario to perform a powerful 
    butterfly stroke that will send him through the water quickly.  Hold 
    down the A Button to perform a steady kick to make Mario move steadily 
    as well as making him easier to control over the stronger (more 
    unsteady) butterfly stroke.  Try to time your butterfly strokes so they 
    are continuous, allowing for maximum speed underwater.  When you are 
    under water, your Power Meter works as your oxygen levels, so only stay 
    under as long as the Power Meter has pieces left on it.
    
    Anyway, when you arrive, you will be on one of the few beaches contained 
    within the level.  Your first duty is to just get yourself familiar with 
    the swimming controls by paddling around the shallow pools near the 
    first beach.  Just be careful of the Shellfish below that open and close 
    their bodies, hurting Mario upon contact.  Once you are acquainted with 
    the controls of swimming, start swimming out into the middle of Jolly 
    Roger Bay.
    
    Once you pass the tall poles and the floating docks, you will be 
    directly over the deepest part of Jolly Roger Bay.  Here is where the 
    first phase of the challenge comes in, as you have Mario dive directly 
    downwards.  When you can make out the sunken ship below, look for the 
    eyes of a sea creature inhabiting the sunken ship (look on the top deck 
    area for this creature).  You will need to swim near enough to the 
    creature to make it snap at Mario, but far enough away that it does not 
    reach Mario.  Once it has attacked, send Mario back to the surface to 
    refill his Power Meter, or just go find some Coins to fulfill the same 
    purpose.
    
    Now Mario needs to enter the doorway that the creature was blocking. 
    Once inside, you will notice that there are four Treasure Chests to 
    choose from, with the idea being touching them in the proper order.  The 
    catch is that you will take damage from touching the wrong one, and this 
    will close the Treasure Chests back up, starting the opening phases all 
    over again.  The good news out of all of this is that although it is 
    underwater, each Treasure Chest will release a bubble that will refill 
    Mario's Power Meter for him.
    
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    Key                        |
                               |
    1,2,3,4 - order of opening |
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         1
    
         4
    
      3	2
    
    The above map is an overhead view, and it represents the Treasure Chests 
    from above, and the order to open each Treasure Chest.  Start by opening 
    the Treasure Chest [one] that is not set up in the triangle formation 
    (remember to grab each bubble as you go to keep your Power Meter full), 
    followed by turning around and going for the Treasure Chest [two] on the 
    far left.  Next, turn Mario right to go for the Treasure Chest [three] 
    that comes into view, and then go after the lone remaining Treasure 
    Chest to cause the Sunken Ship to start to rise from the bottom to the 
    surface.
    
    The final part of your job here is to get to the other end of the ship 
    to get the Power Star located there.  If you just wait for the water to 
    drain out as you rise, you have a long, arduous climb ahead of you, with 
    a slope just waiting to carry you all the way back down to the bottom.  
    Therefore, I highly suggest that immediately after opening the fourth 
    Treasure Chest, you start swimming to the far end of the ship.  If you 
    see that the water is going to drain too fast for Mario to reach the 
    Power Star, pick out a ledge to park Mario on to allow the water to pass 
    by before climbing the rest of the way.  Once you finally reach the top 
    (through whichever method you use), break the Yellow block to reveal the 
    Power Star!  A neat trick is to jump and hit the box, but immediately 
    press the Z Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound that will allow 
    Mario to also grab the Star on the same jump (not useful, but a neat 
    thing none the less!).
    
    
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                            CAN THE EEL COME OUT TO PLAY?
                            =============================
    
    Remember that Eel that you baited into moving out of the ship?  Well it 
    has changed residences, with the ship above water now, and you just so 
    happen to need to find him!  Of course, finding the Eel is half the 
    challenge...
    
    You will once again need to take to the water, so send Mario skimming 
    across the surface at top speed, aiming to pass between the floating 
    docks on the right and the poles on the left.  Go swim around or under 
    the ship, and then go to the wall of the Bay.  Now you should swim down 
    the wall until you see the Eel's head pointing out from it's new locale 
    hiding in the small cave.  Mario should approach quickly (oxygen 
    concerns) but carefully as the Eel removes a fair chunk of the Power 
    Meter (hurting your breathing time under water).
    
    Swim towards the cave from either side, which will cause the Eel to lash 
    outwards at Mario.  After he does this attack, try to keep Mario about 
    level with the Eel as it starts to exit the cave.  Why, you ask?  Well, 
    The reason is that Mr. Eel has in his possession a Power Star, which is 
    not so conveniently attached to the tip of his tail.  
    
    Now that you have managed to start out of his cave, your best chance to 
    snag the Power Star is to time your swimming towards the Eel to coincide 
    with the Power Star JUST coming out of the cave.  If you fail to attain 
    the Power Star through this method, you will be reduced to chasing the 
    ass-end of this slippery Eel around the bottom of Jolly Roger Bay, so 
    swim quickly to keep up.  Just remember that touching the Eel will badly 
    damage Mario, so avoid that as you try to touch the Power Star.  Also 
    note that if you take too long to touch the Power Star, the Eel will 
    swim back into the cave to hide from Mario.  The last point above also 
    allows for an alternate strategy for those who are not strong at 
    controlling Mario underwater, and that is to wait near the entrance to 
    the Eel's cave for it to return, and touch the Power Star then (the risk 
    is that it takes a while to wind back to the cave, and missing means you 
    wasted a pile of your time).  
    
    Once you have touched the Power Star, it will magically float (swim?) 
    over to a position just below the Eel's cave, which is where Mario needs 
    to swim to grab the Power Star!  Just be aware of the Eel as it will 
    continue to follow it's regular swimming pattern for this Star, meaning 
    it will go towards it cave still.
    
    
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                           TREASURE OF THE OCEAN CAVE
                           ==========================
    
    You will once again need to take to the water, so send Mario skimming 
    across the surface at top speed, aiming to pass between the floating 
    docks on the right and the poles on the left.  Go swim around or under 
    the ship, and then go to the wall of the Bay.  Now you should swim down 
    the wall until you can see the cave in the wall (look over towards the
    jet stream in the middle of the Bay for a better idea).  Once you do 
    find it, swim towards it, passing through the Coin Ring to make a 1-Up 
    Mushroom appear (use your uber swimming skills to track it down) before 
    swimming up the cave entrance to find an air filled cavern.
    
    Although the sign at the entrance promises "certain disaster" for any 
    who enter, go ahead inside at a rapid pace to avoid the falling column 
    that is set near the door.  Now go forward to take out the Goombas (just 
    run on by if you wish), which will bring you to the gauntlet area of the 
    Power Star.  You will need to pass down a hallway where multiple columns 
    are set-up to start falling the second you draw near.  The easiest way 
    to do this section is to use Long Jumps to fly through the narrow area 
    at a very high speed, just stopping at the dogleg turn the path takes to 
    go in the proper direction to arrive at a pedestal with Treasure Chests 
    all set-up near one another.
    
    There are four Treasure Chests to choose from, and the sign indicates 
    they must be opened in the proper order.  If you choose incorrectly, you 
    will be shocked and lose a piece of your Power Meter (unlike the 
    underwater challenge like this, you will not get bubbles to refill the 
    Power Meter since this is not underwater).  However, this problem can be 
    circumvented as a circle of Yellow Coins are off to the right of the 
    Treasure Chests (when facing the wall behind the Treasure Chests from 
    the floor), which refill your damaged Power Meter if you need them.  The 
    following is how the Treasure Chests are positioned when Mario is facing 
    the pedestal form the floor looking to the back wall of the cave.
    
    ___________________________
    Key                        |
                               |
    1,2,3,4 - order of opening |
    ___________________________|
    
        1
    
      2   3
    
        4
    
    You will open the one closest to the wall of the cave, then move left to 
    get the second one, then right to open third one, and then finally open 
    the lone remaining one to cause the Power Star to appear!  Now go grab 
    your Power Star to complete the challenge!
    
    
                         ============================
                         RED COINS ON THE SHIP AFLOAT
                         ============================
    
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------------------------------- The pole by the Pink Bob-Omb
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------- Inside a Clam above the depression in the floor
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------- Inside a Clam on the sea floor in a small depression
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------------- Inside a Clam near the Clam mentioned above
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------ Inside a Clam on the sea floor by the jet stream
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------------------------------- Check the Bow of the ship
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------------------- Check the Stern of the ship
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------------------- Check the Stern of the ship
    ===========================================================================
    
    
    You are out on your now habitual mission to find and grab eight Red 
    Coins to make a Power Star appear!  Start off by running down the beach 
    to the right to enter the water and swim towards the tall platform 
    ahead.  Now swim by it to find a floating platform for Mario to hop onto 
    before jumping to the higher platform (talk to the Pink Bob-Omb if you 
    wish to).  Now jump to the pole nearby, making sure to jump high enough 
    on the pole that it is thin enough for Mari to actually grip it, and 
    then climb to the top to perform a handstand to grab the Red Coin [one].
    
    Jump away from the platform to enter the water, and then look in a Clam 
    above the depression in the sea floor for a Red Coin [two].  Now enter 
    the depression in the floor to find and then open the Clams up and find 
    a Red Coin [three] and a Green Koopa Troopa shell (which does nothing as 
    far as I can tell).  Now swim up the slope to find another Clam, this 
    one concealing a Red Coin [four] as well, which Mario should follow by 
    continuing forward into the wide part of Jolly Roger Bay.
    
    Once you find Mario over the deep part of the Bay, dive deep into the 
    water below (watch out for the free swimming Eel) to head for the Red 
    Coin that is visible as you dive, but it will then disappear as the Clam 
    that conceals it appears (it is a programming thing).  Swim near the 
    Clam, forcing it to open wide, and then grab the Red Coin [five] inside 
    before swimming upwards to the surface.  Now swim towards the high 
    platform near the floating docks, swim around the perimeter of it, and 
    then use a Wall Jump or a Backflip on the small beach to get onto the 
    top of said high platform.
    
    Here you will find a switch, so trip the switch to create small wooden 
    block paths between the floating docks ahead.  Here is the ASCII map...
    
    _________________________
    Key                      |
                             |
    X - Wooden Block Bridges |
    _________________________|
    
            XXXXX
            XXXXX
            XXXXX
            XXXXX
     ___ ___XXXXX___ ___ ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX___ ___ ___ ___ ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|
                XXXXX
                XXXXX
                XXXXX
                XXXXX
     ___ ___ ___XXXXX___ ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX 
    
    
    Now Mario should run across these makeshift bridges while time allows 
    it, and you should just ignore the Coins as you go to save time so Mario 
    will be able to set foot on the floating Sunken Ship.  Here you will 
    find a lone crate sliding back and forth across the deck, which will 
    harm Mario just by touch and it cannot be killed, so avoid it at all 
    costs.  Start off your stay on board by jumping to get the Red Coin 
    [six] end of the ship you inhabit, and then head down the deck to Triple 
    Jump Mario to the top of the deck cabin.  Here you will find two Red 
    Coins [seven][eight], which will cause a Power Star to appear right near 
    Mario!  Just go grab it to end the Red Coin Challenge for this course!
    
    
                            ========================
                            BLAST TO THE STONE PILAR
                            ========================
    
    The term blast is used here, and I think we all know this means that a 
    Cannon will be involved here.  This means that you will need to go visit 
    the Pink Bob-Omb (you might have already, and if you did, skip to the 
    next paragraph).  Head down the beach by going to the right, and enter 
    the water and swim towards the tall platform ahead.  Now swim by it to 
    find a floating platform for Mario to hop onto before jumping to the 
    higher platform to find the Pink Bob-Omb, who is more than happy to open 
    the Cannon for Mario.
    
    Jump back into the water to swim towards the starting area of the level 
    again, but cut toward the grey rock to climb it's slope to drop into the 
    Cannon inside.  Your goal now is to aim towards the standing poles first 
    (aim at the one on the left), and then pull back (DOWN) until the tip of 
    the pole is the only visible part of the pole at the bottom of your 
    vision before you fire.  Once you have grabbed a hold of the pole (only 
    the little bit at the top is skinny enough to allow the grabbing), turn 
    Mario's back to the ledge below where the Yellow block sit and then jump 
    to land on the ledge (do not worry if it hurts Mario).  Now bust the 
    Yellow Block to find a Power Star!  A neat trick is to jump and hit the 
    box, but immediately press the Z Button to make Mario start a Ground 
    Stomp that will allow Mario to also grab the Star on the same jump (not 
    useful, but a neat thing none the less!).
    
    
                            ======================
                            THROUGH THE JET STREAM
                            ======================
    
    You will have seen this Power Star previously, but you will also know 
    that Mario is unable to resist the force of the jet stream to get 
    anywhere near it.  You will have to have found the Green Switch to make 
    the Green Blocks fill in, allowing Mario to get the Metal Cap, which 
    turns him into Metal Mario!
    
    ----------------
    Cap Position One
    ----------------
    
    Start off by running down the beach to the right to enter the water and 
    swim towards the tall platform ahead.  Now swim by it to find a small 
    beach, on which Mario should use his Backflip or Wall Jump to get onto 
    the high platform, followed by running right to bust the Green Block to 
    get a Metal Cap.  Now as Metal Mario, take a running leap off of the 
    corner of the platform towards the floating sunken ship.
    
    Mario will begin to descend into the waters of Jolly Roger Bay, start 
    running towards the middle of the Bay as soon as Mario touches down, and 
    grab the Power Star from within the jet stream BEFORE the Metal Cap runs 
    out!
    
    ----------------
    Cap Position Two
    ----------------
    
    You will once again need to take to the water, so send Mario skimming 
    across the surface at top speed, aiming to pass between the floating 
    docks on the right and the poles on the left.  Go swim around or under 
    the ship, and then go to the wall of the Bay.  Now you should swim down 
    the wall until you can see the cave in the wall (look over towards the
    jet stream in the middle of the Bay for a better idea).  Once you do 
    find it, swim towards it, passing through the Coin Ring to make a 1-Up 
    Mushroom appear (use your uber swimming skills to track it down) before 
    swimming up the cave entrance to find an air filled cavern.
    
    You will then need to enter quickly to avoid the falling pillar, then go 
    left towards the far wall to pass another falling pillar to find a Green 
    Block.  Bust it open to find a Metal Cap, which will change Mario into 
    Metal Mario, so run for the exit at top speed, run down the cave 
    openings slope, and then hustle across the sea floor to enter the jet 
    stream and grab the Power Star!
    
    -------------------
    No Metal Cap Method
    -------------------
    
    Did you know that it is possible to get this Power Star WITHOUT the use 
    of the Metal Cap?  It is true, and all it requires is that you have 
    mastered the timing to perform the strong swimming stroke so Mario can 
    achieve his maximum speed underwater.  Swim to the bottom of Jolly Roger 
    Bay, line Mario up with the camera behind him (for easiest way to get 
    the Power Star), and then perform the strong swimming strokes to get 
    Mario to penetrate deep enough into the Jet Stream to grab the Power 
    Star!  Please note that you should be aiming Mario very little, because 
    the Jet Stream will attempt to expel Mario at the slightest turning of 
    his body.  Thanks to Chad "BTB" Steele for this contribution!
    
    
    
    
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
                  III.f ------------ JOLLY ROGER BAY [coins]
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
    
    
    Coin collection time is upon us once again, and you will need to select 
    a specific Power Star to enter the course under so you can collect 
    enough Coins for your additional Power Star.  You will need to select 
    ANY Power Star except for Plunder In The Sunken Ship as it will not 
    allow Mario to get the Red Coins (he may be able to with the Cannon, but 
    I leave that to you to play around with and see if it possible!).
    
    Upon appearing, cut to the left to find a Yellow Block, so break it open 
    for some Yellow Coins [three], then move right to enter the water.  GO 
    into the depression on the floor to find a ring of Yellow Coins 
    [eleven], a Red Coin [thirteen] within a Clam, and then do the butterfly 
    stroke to the left towards poles to find a ring of Coins there [twenty-
    one].  Mario should then dive to check the Clam near the base of one of 
    the poles to find a Red Coin [twenty-three], then move right to another 
    Clam hiding a Red Coin [twenty-five], and then Mario should surface to 
    get onto the floating platform.  Jump up to the high ledge hear (the 
    Pink Bob-Omb paces here quietly) to go climb the high pole here to find 
    a Red Coin [twenty-seven] before returning Mario to the water.
    
    Head towards the other high grey ledge near the floating platform, use a 
    Wall Kick or Backflip to get the five Coins [thirty-two] by the large 
    boundary wall, and then run across the large surface to find a large 
    switch.  Upon triggering this switch, Mario will need to run across the 
    wooden blocks that appear to collect five Coin from each of the three 
    floating docks [forty-seven] before finally jumping to the floating 
    ship.
    
    _________________________
    Key                      |
                             |
    X - Wooden Block Bridges |
    _________________________|
    
            XXXXX
            XXXXX
            XXXXX
            XXXXX
     ___ ___XXXXX___ ___ ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX___ ___ ___ ___ ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|
                XXXXX
                XXXXX
                XXXXX
                XXXXX
     ___ ___ ___XXXXX___ ___
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |___|___|___|___|___|___|
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    XXXXX
    
    
    Once you are on the deck of the ship, be wary of the killer Crate as you 
    grab the Red Coin [forty-nine] on the bow of the sip, and then use a 
    Triple Jump to get onto the deckhouse of the ship to find two more Red 
    Coins [fifty-three] before diving off the side into the wet water below.  
    Swim to the bottom of Jolly Roger Bay to bait a Clam into opening up to 
    allow Mario to snag the Red Coin [fifty-five] nestled within the not so 
    shy crustacean.  Now Mario will need to swim around the bottom of the 
    Bay, looking for the entrance to the underwater cavern that you have 
    visited before.  When you do find the entrance, collect the ring of 
    Coins [sixty-three] before finally swimming up into the cavern.
    
    Rush through the entrance to avoid the falling pillar, cut to the right 
    to find a Blue Coin Block, which should be Ground Stomped.  Now send 
    Mario towards the far wall to find an unreal amount of Blue Coins (six 
    all told) to be collected for a whopping thirty Coins [ninety-three]!  
    Now you will see three Goombas wandering around in between the unsteady 
    pillars of stone, so bait the pillars to fall to the cave floor where 
    they shatter before moving out to stomp the Goombas and collect the Coin 
    that pops from each of the three [ninety-six].  Now Mario should run 
    through the collapsing stone pillars as he heads toward the Treasure 
    Chests near the end of the cave, and then he should turn right.  Go 
    collect the eight Coins here [one hundred four] to make a the Power Star 
    appear, and then Mario just needs to touch it to add it into his growing 
    collection of the Power Stars!
    
    
    
    
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
                  III.g --------- COOL COOL MOUNTAIN [stars]
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
    
    
                                =================
                                SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY
                                =================
    
    Hey gang! It's finally my (Zoop's) turn to do some of this walkthrough. 
    As we start out in Cool Cool Mountain, you will notice a red coin atop a 
    tree, as well as a line of coins leading down into the chimney of the 
    building in back of you. This is where the fun begins. Take Mario to the 
    building, and jump up on top of it. Slip-slide into the chimney by 
    taking a plunge. Here is some ASCII maps from Brian on the slide...
    
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    xxxx - Finish Line        |
    1-UP - 1-Up Mushroom      |
    B    - Blue Coin          |
    #C   - Coin Group Numbers |
    ---- - Drop In The Track  |
    S    - Secret Passage     |
    __________________________|
    
    
                o-----------o
                | Phase One |
                o-----------o
                  __ __________
                 /  |          |
                /   |   HIGH   |
               /  1C|   SPOT   |
              /  1C/|          |
             /    / |__      __|
            |    |     |    |
            | 5C |     |  B |
            |----|     |  1C|
            | 5C |     |    |
            |    |     |  1C|
            |    \    /1C  /
             \    \__/    /
              \          /
               \        /
                \______/
    
                o-----------o
                | Phase Two |
                o-----------o
                 _________
                /         \ 
               /           \
              /  2C____2C   \
             /    |    \    |
             \    \   _____
              \    \       \
               \2C  \  A    \
               |    | ___ 1C \
               |    |    \ 1C \
               |    |     |    |
               |    |     |    |
                \   \____/ 1C /
                 \        1C /
                  \     5C  /
                   \___S___/
    
    
                o-------------o
                | Phase Three |
                o-------------o
    
                           |  A |
                           |    |
      ____                 |    |
          \                | 5C |
           \               |----|
      ___   \              |15C |
         \1C \             |    |
          |1C |            |    |
          |1C |            |    |
          | 1C \          /    /
           \  1C\________/    /
            \                /
             \   1C  1C  1C /
              \____________/
    
                o------------o
                | Phase Four |
                o------------o
    
                  __________
                 |          |
                 |  BOTTOM  |
                 |____XX____|
                     _||_
                    |_  _|
                      ||<---15C
                     _||_
                    |    |
                    |    |
                    \    \______
                     \
                      \        A
                       \________
    
    
    Once you are down here, walk over to the icy path that leads downwards. 
    This is NOT a race, so go as slowly as you desire, especially if you are 
    interested in grabbing a few coins along the way. I will not detail the 
    coins too much this time, but I will in the Coin section of this stage's 
    walkthrough. You can collect blue coins along the way, which are worth a 
    nice bundle of five coins. Nice!
    
    The path can be highly interesting to the eye, but let us not take any 
    short-cuts during this part, as it is not a race, so why make it one, 
    you know? Keep trailing on the downward spiral, and avoid making sharp 
    turns, since the ice is VERY slick on Mario's behind. Once you reach the 
    second cave, you can either take a short-cut through the wall where a 
    line of coins is flowing to, or align yourself in the middle.
    
    If you aligned yourself in the middle, you will pass a sheet of ice 
    cubes (literally) with a set of coins aligned in the middle. Simply aim 
    for the coins, and you will avoid falling into one of the black holes of 
    doom. At the end of the race, walk out of the door to the left, and 
    collect the first star in the stage. Hooray!
    
    
                              =================
                              LI'L PENGUIN LOST
                              =================
    
    One of my most hated missions revolves around saving the face of a poor 
    little penguin that will not shut the hell up. Lovely, we get stuck with 
    jobs like saving baby penguins while characters like Samus get to blow 
    Ridley away, or characters like Link battle with big evil things using 
    only a wooden sword. Meanwhile, Mario is BABYSITTING! GAH!!!
    
    NOTE: There is a fake baby penguin on top of the highest rooftop after 
    the slide in the first mission. This is NOT the baby penguin you want. 
    This is just a simple reminder of avoiding this one. If you take it to 
    the mother, she will simply say: "That's not my baby!  She looks nothing 
    like me!  Her parents must be worried sick!"
    
    Start out on your adventures in babysitting (pun) by jumping onto the 
    roof of the house in back yet again, but do not enter the chimney. 
    Instead, jump onto the chimney, and up to the snowy platform above. You 
    will notice a baby penguin that cries, and cries, and cries, and will 
    NOT SHUT UP!!! Pick him up to hear him cry without warning for minutes 
    upon minutes... or hours, for that matter.
    
    With the baby penguin in hand, go to the left. From here, take the icy 
    slide that is ahead on the left (yes, further). Holding onto the baby 
    penguin, slide down the icy path, and you will hit a rump that will send 
    you flying backwards on another path. Ouch. Must be cold on Mario's ass. 
    Once you have stopped sliding, hop up off of your butt.
    
    From here, go to the right (straight) and you will notice a wooden 
    bridge off to the left. You will also notice a gigantic snowman head, 
    but you can ignore it for now. You will eventually reach the bridge (to 
    go faster, jump in the air towards the direction you wish to go). Sadly, 
    there are a couple (2) of Bouncing Snowmen in the region that will 
    bounce six times to/away from where you are. Time your very slow walking 
    speed perfectly, and zoom (or slug) right past them. If you get hit, 
    just pick up the baby penguin again.
    
    Once you are on the other side of the wooden bridge, continue moving 
    forwards, and you will walk down a wooden ramp. From here, you can take 
    a very easy short-cut by sliding down to the right, and Mario should 
    land straight on his butt and bounce a few times. If you do not, make 
    your way along the wooden slope and ignore the tough enemies, as you DO 
    have a baby penguin in your arms. Now, backtrack downwards on the 
    screen, and you will reach a momma penguin. Give the baby to her in 
    exchange for the second Star in this stage!
    
    
                               ================
                               BIG PENGUIN RACE
                               ================
    
    The Big Penguin race is one of the few things in the game that looks as 
    if it will give you a rough time, yet it doesn't, really. To reach this 
    area, start out by jumping on top of the roof of the building in back of 
    you, and climbing up to the chimney yet again. You know the drill; jump 
    into the chimney. Here's that ASCII art again from Brian, in case you 
    missed it last time...
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    xxxx - Finish Line        |
    1-UP - 1-Up Mushroom      |
    B    - Blue Coin          |
    #C   - Coin Group Numbers |
    ---- - Drop In The Track  |
    S    - Secret Passage     |
    __________________________|
    
    
                o-----------o
                | Phase One |
                o-----------o
                  __ __________
                 /  |          |
                /   |   HIGH   |
               /  1C|   SPOT   |
              /  1C/|          |
             /    / |__      __|
            |    |     |    |
            | 5C |     |  B |
            |----|     |  1C|
            | 5C |     |    |
            |    |     |  1C|
            |    \    /1C  /
             \    \__/    /
              \          /
               \        /
                \______/
    
                o-----------o
                | Phase Two |
                o-----------o
                 _________
                /         \ 
               /           \
              /  2C____2C   \
             /    |    \    |
             \    \   _____
              \    \       \
               \2C  \  A    \
               |    | ___ 1C \
               |    |    \ 1C \
               |    |     |    |
               |    |     |    |
                \   \____/ 1C /
                 \        1C /
                  \     5C  /
                   \___S___/
    
    
                o-------------o
                | Phase Three |
                o-------------o
    
                           |  A |
                           |    |
      ____                 |    |
          \                | 5C |
           \               |----|
      ___   \              |15C |
         \1C \             |    |
          |1C |            |    |
          |1C |            |    |
          | 1C \          /    /
           \  1C\________/    /
            \                /
             \   1C  1C  1C /
              \____________/
    
                o------------o
                | Phase Four |
                o------------o
    
                  __________
                 |          |
                 |  BOTTOM  |
                 |____XX____|
                     _||_
                    |_  _|
                      ||<---15C
                     _||_
                    |    |
                    |    |
                    \    \______
                     \
                      \        A
                       \________
    
    
    Walk over towards the icy path again, and this time, you will be greeted 
    by a fairly large penguin that will want to race you down the icy 
    slopes. Agree to accept his challenge, and run towards the slopes. Jump 
    into the air, and dive on your stomach to quickly get ahead of the big 
    penguin. Go woady!
    
    After the first jump, he will regain control over the race. You will 
    soon enter a cave-like tunnel, so be sure to avoid the short-cut that 
    leads into the wall (avoid where the line of coins lead, basically), and 
    continue racing. Remember to move as fast as you can through the race, 
    holding up the entire time to pick up speed.
    
    You will soon take the lead yet again, as the icy paths slope down more. 
    From here, remember to take very sharp turns whenever you encounter 
    them. Yet again, soon after this, you will lose the lead on another 
    nasty bump, which the big penguin will again jump over. As you enter the 
    second cave, you will have to deal with grabbing the lead from him, 
    which isn't hard, but you have to dodge his big butt, as well as watch 
    your sides for the ice cube path towards the end. If you passed him up, 
    you will talk, and he will give you a Star for being the better racer. 
    Congratulations!
    
    
                        ================================
                        FROSTY SLIDE FOR EIGHT RED COINS
                        ================================
    
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------------- On top of the tree at the start of the stage
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------- At the bend of the bottom of the slide, to the left
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------- At the top of the ski lift, right of Snowman's Head
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --- Ledge of the broken bridge across the Bouncing Snowmen's bridge
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------- Near Mama Penguin, over small bridge to the right
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------------------- On top of tree right near Mama Penguin
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------- Passed bridge area where five was, on ledge to the left
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------- Beyond the second fenced area on the slopes, to the right, 
    behind block of ice-----------------------------------------------------
    ========================================================================
    
    
    After you re-enter the Cool Cool Mountain stage, you will be presented 
    with the lovely fact that you must collect the eight Red Coins now. Oh, 
    joyous occasion. =P Hmm... But wherever could they be? Well, you can 
    easily find the first one to the left, and on top of the snowy tree 
    standing right there. Just simply climb up the tree by jumping onto it, 
    and holding up on the Control Stick. But you probably already knew that 
    one.
    
    Now that you have collected your very first Red Coin in the Cool Cool 
    Mountains, you can walk over to the left a little bit further, and fall 
    into the slopes that lie there. Make your turns to the right, without 
    falling off of the slopes, and you will soon reach the area where you 
    get sprung backwards to the other slope. Once you have landed safely, 
    begin walking straight, and look over to the left to notice a Red Coin 
    [two]. Take it, quickly, before the evil vulture swoops down and grabs 
    it! Okay, I'm kidding, no vulture takes it away. Fooled you, though... 
    oh... I didn't...? Damn...
    
    From here, go over to the right and slowly drop down onto the lower 
    platform. Do not attempt to perform this very quickly, so you can slide 
    completely off of the lower platform, and fall to your doom, which is 
    not a pretty sight (Fat Italian plumber guts splattered on the beautiful 
    snowy mountains. See my point?). Backtrack once you are down here, and 
    double jump once you reach the exclamation point crate to break it open, 
    and reveal a 1-Up Mushroom chase it down to collect it.
    
    Backtrack once again through this path down below, and you will soon 
    notice Flower Spinner enemy that will moving around the area. Simply 
    spring through the air with a dive to knock him out, and reveal three 
    regular coins to collect. Keep on moving forward after you have 
    destroyed the Flower Spinner, and you will see a path where you can go 
    to the left, or to the right. Choose to go to the right, and drop down 
    slightly to collect a Red Coin [three].
    
    From here, jump up and over to the left, upper platform. Yes, yet again 
    you must jump to the next tier of the platforms to the left. Now that 
    the jumping is finished, time to cross the wooden bridge with the 
    Bouncing Snowmen to the right. Do not fear, however, as they are not 
    THAT tough to get by without the baby penguin this time.
    
    After you have carefully crossed the bridge, you can now walk forward, 
    and jump over to the higher platform to the left. You will notice a Red 
    Coin [four] straight ahead, so walk forward and take it from the ledge 
    of the broken bridge. Jump down from the very ledge, and you will likely 
    get stuck inside of the snow. Move the Control Stick to get out, and 
    avoid the Snowball Blaster. Head down, and destroy the Flower Spinner.
    
    Once this is done, simply jump off to the right (if Mario is facing a 
    wall). You will, once again, likely land in snow, so jump out of it once 
    you have made a landing. You will likely now notice a Red Coin [five] in 
    the background, over a wooden bridge. If you do not see this, face the 
    mama penguin and look to the right. Go over and cross the bridge to 
    reach the Red Coin [still five].
    
    Afterwards, backtrack to where the mama penguin was located, and you 
    will easily notice that in the background and to the left, there is 
    another Red Coin [six] up on the top of a tree. Climb up the tree, and 
    jump off to obtain the sixth Red Coin in this area. 
    
    Remember where the fifth Red Coin was? Go back towards that area, passed 
    the mama penguin, but do not cross over that bridge again, as that is 
    not where it is located at. Keep walking, way passed the bridge area, 
    and on the very ledge of the entire stage, you will notice a Red Coin 
    [seven] to the left. VERY CAREFULLY walk over to it, tip-toeing, and 
    collect it.
    
    With this completed, head backwards to where the bridge was where Red 
    Coin number five was resting. You will notice that another bridge is 
    attached to this tiny platform to the right, so closely walk towards the 
    very ledge of the broken bridge, and Mario will suddenly warp back to 
    the start of the stage! Whee!
    
    As you probably guessed, the very last Red Coin is the hardest to 
    obtain, and you will likely face death before you receive it from the 
    Gods that be. Regardless, let us try to grab it before death grabs us, 
    shall we?
    
    Go over to the far left, and once again enter the icy slopes that we 
    crossed through a while ago. As we begin zooming down at full speed, we 
    will pass an area with fencing up along the left side. Begin slowing 
    down, and once you pass a second area with fencing on both sides this 
    time, jump off to the right (past the fencing). 
    
    Quickly fix your camera angle! Now, jump up from sliding before you 
    slide completely off of the platform that we have worked so hard to 
    reach. Now that we are on solid grounds, walk over to the exclamation 
    point crate floating in the air, and bop it upside the... uh... bottom 
    of it? A 1-Up Mushroom will roam freely after this. Now, walk over to 
    the right and collect Red Coin number eight behind the block of ice to 
    complete the fold.
    
    Getting the Star requires more trickiness. You will have to manage to 
    reach the top of the stage yet again, and you can do this by simply 
    running off on the far ledge near where you collected the last Red Coin 
    in the stage. You should land in the snow near the mama penguin, so go 
    back to the broken bridge and take the warp back up.
    
    Once you are back up, it is slope time once again! Head over to the far 
    left, and jump into the slope. You can do 90 miles per hour until you 
    get to the second fenced area, where you had to jump off to reach the 
    last Red Coin. But do not jump anyplace! Just follow the path down, and 
    slow down as you go. There will be a ledge to the right, which you HAVE 
    to jump onto. This may take a few tries, but don't give up! Once up 
    here, walk over to the left and collect the Star! As Mario says, 
    "Yippiiieee!!!"
    
    
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                           SNOWMAN's LOST HIS HEAD
                           =======================
    
    This is one of the more memorable missions in this stage to complete, 
    and one of the two that pops into my mind as soon as I think of this 
    stage (the other being the old "Crying Baby Penguin" gag, as Lord only 
    knows how much I despise that mission, but you could probably see my 
    angst, as well, in my walkthrough for the mission). So let us get 
    started, shall we?
    
    We can start out by going over to the left, and jumping on top of the 
    building that leads to the icy slide down below, but do not jump down. 
    From the chimney top, jump over towards the background, and land where 
    the crying baby penguin is. Head over to the left, and you will soon 
    notice that there is a big ass snowman's body lying here!
    
    Once you get up the courage to walk over to the snowman's body, it will 
    begin to speak to you. You will be prompted to race the snowman's body 
    down the steep icy slopes that rest straight ahead of this area! Start 
    off by running forward, and jumping into the air. From here, launch 
    yourself forward to gain an extra bit of speed, and dodge that swift 
    corner while you are at it.
    
    While you are sliding at full speed, with the snowman's body slightly 
    behind you, make sure that you do not bump too much while making your 
    turns down the icy slopes, as they will hamper your speed greatly, and 
    force the snowman's body to not only pass you up, but hit you, as well, 
    which will take down a slight bit of health against your favor. Ouchies. 
    Hey, remember that spray "No More Ouchies" when we were kids? That stuff 
    really worked, didn't it?
    
    Anyways, make your turn swiftly to avoid a big bump and crash at the 
    fenced-in area of the icy slopes, and once again, turn right a bit to 
    make the turn around the rock mountain. You will soon slide downwards a 
    lot faster, hitting the huge bump that rests at the bottom, and be 
    forced backwards the other way. Boy, this game will make you dizzy, eh?
    
    Once you have reached the very bottom of the icy slopes, you will have 
    to continue sliding across the snow until you feel as if you would walk 
    faster than you are sliding. Follow the path as fast as you can to the 
    left, where the snowman's head rests on the dry platform. From here, get 
    in front of its face, and it will speak to you. Stand near the back of 
    it, and wait for the snowman's body to crash into it. Once this is 
    completed, go over and speak with the fully-assembled snowman to receive 
    a Star. Woo!
    
    
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                            WALL KICKS WILL WORK
                            ====================
    
    One of the more annoying missions in the earlier part of the game lies 
    in the "Wall Kicks Will Work" mission. When I was a kid (well, it was 
    only 8 years ago, so I wasn't 4 or anything), I had no help on this 
    mission, and I did not know what in the hell to do on it. So see, you're 
    lucky to have such a wonderful FAQ/Walkthrough for you to read, and 
    enjoy thoroughly! WARNING: Long rant ahead. For walkthrough, see next 
    paragraph! Back in my day, finding FAQs weren't easy, I say! All we had 
    were those elitist kids at the arcades, and if you touched their Mortal 
    Kombat 3 moves lists that they had printed out, they would break your 
    arm and steal your quarters! And if you threw them too many times with 
    Nightwolf, they would smash your hands! We were a rough gang, I tell ya! 
    You kids and your Dance Dance Revolution arcade games, where you praise 
    each other directly after your opponent misses 42 steps in a row! THAT 
    AIN'T ARCADE GAMING! Back in my day, you got your ass kicked in Killer 
    Instinct, and you took it like a man! And you only praised another gamer 
    when he killed a skilled gamer in a flawless victory, not a newbie with 
    two health points left! Gah!
    
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    Option 1
    --------
    
    We will take a short-cut compared to the long way... Starting off on the 
    stage, go over to the left slightly, and jump onto the very top of the 
    chimney in the background. From here, you can walk towards the 
    background, and jump up. Once you have reached the top, softly walk over 
    to the left, and jump off to the area where the snowman's body was 
    resting.
    
    From here, you will notice that there is a Flower Spinner in the area. 
    You can jump onto the top of its head, which will send you high into the 
    air, and slowly spinning down, as if you were gliding. Very quickly, you 
    will have to begin gliding over to the left. You will go past the wooden 
    slopes, and notice the wooden bridge that goes over the deep, endless 
    pit of nothing down below.
    
    Begin gliding over towards the wooden bridge (which is ever-so wobbly), 
    and you can either head straight for the area where the tree is in the 
    background for a super short-cut, or drop down very slowly and ever-so 
    softly (hey, I used ever so twice in one paragraph) to the lone island 
    that is floating there with the Pink Bob-Omb on it. Talk to him, and he 
    will release the locks on the cannon to the right of the island. Now, 
    jump off to the right, and the wind will carry you over to solid 
    grounds.
    
    Once here, quickly jump inside of the cannon, and aim over towards the 
    tree that is to the right and down. To aim correctly, place all of the 
    four censors (arrows) above the tree, and into the rock mountain's 
    ceiling. Press the jump button to release yourself, and you should land 
    on the ground safely.
    
    Once over here, walk forward, and you will soon find a lot of two Flower 
    Spinners on the catwalk that you must cross. To get by them, just simply 
    give them a few punches to the face. That'll teach'em! Once you have 
    gotten past this area, adjust your camera angle, and you will soon 
    notice a huge gap that is straight ahead. To make it across this gap, 
    you will have to perform a long jump (Whilst running, hold the Z trigger 
    and press the Jump Button).
    
    Now that you have managed to make it across the long platform, you will 
    notice a heart spinner, in case you take damage. If you do take damage, 
    just walk into this to heal yourself (but Brian Sulpher probably already 
    told you that). Charge towards the right of the heart container spinner, 
    and you will soon confront a wall. Jump into the air, and right as you 
    hit the wall, press the Jump Button yet again to perform a wall kick.
    
    After the wall kick, you will have landed on the next platform. Get 
    prepared to perform this move yet again, only on a little less "solid 
    ground" than the last time. Run to the left, and double jump (Jump + 
    Jump again once you land) off of the very ledge to the far left, and 
    wall kick again to reach the next platform layer to the right.
    
    This is the final layer, so be extremely careful on this one. Walk very 
    carefully towards the right, as you will walk over an icy ledge (sort of 
    like the one at the very end of the icy slide race earlier). I suggest 
    adjusting the camera angle here, that way you are extremely cautious. At 
    the end of the icy catwalk, you can collect the Star at the center of 
    the ice block. Nice work.
    
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    Option 2
    --------
    
    From the start, head over to towards the left, and quickly head down the 
    icy slopes. Once again, you will have to round the corners to reach the 
    very bottom area, including the two fenced areas, and the long slide 
    down, only to turn around and zoom back the other way in a new 
    direction. As always, this is highly annoying just because we have done 
    it so many times before.
    
    Still sliding once you have made it all the way to the bottom, slide 
    right past the fully-assembled snowman from an earlier mission, and jump 
    up from sliding to cross over the wooden bridge with the two bouncing 
    snowmen that will likely try to knock you down as you make your way 
    across. Once you have made your way across the bridge, it is time for 
    some fun.
    
    Jump off to the right. Don't worry, you will likely land in the snow, 
    which does not damage you in the slightest. After you pull yourself out 
    of the depths of the snow, walk backwards to the ski lift, and hop on. 
    Situate the camera angle to where it is looking towards the right, and 
    hop off very slightly once you reach the island. Talk with the Pink Bob-
    Omb to activate the Cannons in the stage. Jump off to the right, and the 
    wind will carry you over to safe grounds.
    
    Once here, quickly jump inside of the cannon, and aim over towards the 
    tree that is to the right and down. To aim correctly, place all of the 
    four censors (arrows) above the tree, and into the rock mountain's 
    ceiling. Press the jump button to release yourself, and you should land 
    on the ground safely.
    
    Once over here, walk forward, and you will soon find a lot of two Flower 
    Spinners on the catwalk that you must cross. To get by them, just simply 
    give them a few punches to the face. That'll teach'em! Once you have 
    gotten past this area, adjust your camera angle, and you will soon 
    notice a huge gap that is straight ahead. To make it across this gap, 
    you will have to perform a long jump (Whilst running, hold the Z trigger 
    and press the Jump Button).
    
    Now that you have managed to make it across the long platform, you will 
    notice a heart spinner, in case you take damage. If you do take damage, 
    just walk into this to heal yourself (but Brian Sulpher probably already 
    told you that). Charge towards the right of the heart container spinner, 
    and you will soon confront a wall. Jump into the air, and right as you 
    hit the wall, press the Jump Button yet again to perform a wall kick.
    
    After the wall kick, you will have landed on the next platform. Get 
    prepared to perform this move yet again, only on a little less "solid 
    ground" than the last time. Run to the left, and double jump (Jump + 
    Jump again once you land) off of the very ledge to the far left, and 
    wall kick again to reach the next platform layer to the right.
    
    This is the final layer, so be extremely careful on this one. Walk very 
    carefully towards the right, as you will walk over an icy ledge (sort of 
    like the one at the very end of the icy slide race earlier). I suggest 
    adjusting the camera angle here, that way you are extremely cautious. At 
    the end of the icy catwalk, you can collect the Star at the center of 
    the ice block. Nice work.
    
    --------
    Option 3
    --------
    
    Starting off from the beginning of the stage, head backwards, and jump 
    onto the chimney. From here, jump up to the top of the chimney, and fall 
    inside of the chimney. You probably know the deal by now; walk over to 
    the fairly large penguin-esque gentleman, and ask him if her would like 
    to race down the icy slopes that reside here.
    
    After he accepts the challenge, proceed to NOT race him, but instead 
    take you time getting down the slide. After you hit a bump, the large 
    penguin will take the lead. Let him have it; it might make him a jolly 
    penguin. Who knows, right? Once you see the line of coins that run into 
    the wall inside of the first cave area, follow them. Once you land after 
    collecting the 1-Up Mushrooms, fall down from the high platform that you 
    have landed on, and walk out of the door. 
    
    Now that you have exited via the doorway, walk backwards to the ski 
    lift, and hop on. Situate the camera angle to where it is looking 
    towards the right, and hop off very slightly once you reach the island. 
    Talk with the Pink Bob-Omb to activate the Cannons in the stage. Jump 
    off to the right, and the wind will carry you over to safe grounds.
    
    Once here, quickly jump inside of the cannon, and aim over towards the 
    tree that is to the right and down. To aim correctly, place all of the 
    four censors (arrows) above the tree, and into the rock mountain's 
    ceiling. Press the jump button to release yourself, and you should land 
    on the ground safely.
    
    Once over here, walk forward, and you will soon find a lot of two Flower 
    Spinners on the catwalk that you must cross. To get by them, just simply 
    give them a few punches to the face. That'll teach'em! Once you have 
    gotten past this area, adjust your camera angle, and you will soon 
    notice a huge gap that is straight ahead. To make it across this gap, 
    you will have to perform a long jump (Whilst running, hold the Z trigger 
    and press the Jump Button).
    
    Now that you have managed to make it across the long platform, you will 
    notice a heart spinner, in case you take damage. If you do take damage, 
    just walk into this to heal yourself (but Brian Sulpher probably already 
    told you that). Charge towards the right of the heart container spinner, 
    and you will soon confront a wall. Jump into the air, and right as you 
    hit the wall, press the Jump Button yet again to perform a wall kick.
    
    After the wall kick, you will have landed on the next platform. Get 
    prepared to perform this move yet again, only on a little less "solid 
    ground" than the last time. Run to the left, and double jump (Jump + 
    Jump again once you land) off of the very ledge to the far left, and 
    wall kick again to reach the next platform layer to the right.
    
    This is the final layer, so be extremely careful on this one. Walk very 
    carefully towards the right, as you will walk over an icy ledge (sort of 
    like the one at the very end of the icy slide race earlier). I suggest 
    adjusting the camera angle here, that way you are extremely cautious. At 
    the end of the icy catwalk, you can collect the Star at the center of 
    the ice block. Nice work.
    
    
    
    
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                  III.h --------- COOL COOL MOUNTAIN [coins]
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    Whew, finally done with that stage walkthrough to get the Stars. I 
    forgot how much I absolutely adore this game! Select the sixth 
    objective, and go for it! We will have to collect at least 100 coins in 
    this stage to complete the seventh Star on Cool Cool Mountain. There are 
    a total of 154 coins in the stage, so it should not be too hard. I will 
    list how to get all 154 coins, instead of just a simple 100. Don't 
    worry, this is a simple stage for this stuff.
    
    Start out by walking over to the left, and jumping onto the tree. Climb 
    up, and collect the Red Coin, which is worth two coins [two]. From here, 
    jump on top of the building in the background, and climb up. Jump into 
    the chimney, collecting all of the coins on the way down [seven] into 
    the chimney.
    
    You will have to perform the slide task yet again, and this time, it 
    will be highly irritating, more so than ever before. Here is some ASCII 
    maps from Brian...
    
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    xxxx - Finish Line        |
    1-UP - 1-Up Mushroom      |
    B    - Blue Coin          |
    #C   - Coin Group Numbers |
    ---- - Drop In The Track  |
    S    - Secret Passage     |
    __________________________|
    
    
                o-----------o
                | Phase One |
                o-----------o
                  __ __________
                 /  |          |
                /   |   HIGH   |
               /  1C|   SPOT   |
              /  1C/|          |
             /    / |__      __|
            |    |     |    |
            | 5C |     |  B |
            |----|     |  1C|
            | 5C |     |    |
            |    |     |  1C|
            |    \    /1C  /
             \    \__/    /
              \          /
               \        /
                \______/
    
                o-----------o
                | Phase Two |
                o-----------o
                 _________
                /         \ 
               /           \
              /  2C____2C   \
             /    |    \    |
             \    \   _____
              \    \       \
               \2C  \  A    \
               |    | ___ 1C \
               |    |    \ 1C \
               |    |     |    |
               |    |     |    |
                \   \____/ 1C /
                 \        1C /
                  \     5C  /
                   \___S___/
    
    
                o-------------o
                | Phase Three |
                o-------------o
    
                           |  A |
                           |    |
      ____                 |    |
          \                | 5C |
           \               |----|
      ___   \              |15C |
         \1C \             |    |
          |1C |            |    |
          |1C |            |    |
          | 1C \          /    /
           \  1C\________/    /
            \                /
             \   1C  1C  1C /
              \____________/
    
                o------------o
                | Phase Four |
                o------------o
    
                  __________
                 |          |
                 |  BOTTOM  |
                 |____XX____|
                     _||_
                    |_  _|
                      ||<---15C
                     _||_
                    |    |
                    |    |
                    \    \______
                     \
                      \        A
                       \________
    
    
    Begin sliding down, and collect the blue coin, as well as the two 
    regular coins along the way, raising your total to fourteen. Collect the 
    coin at the bend, and begin straightening Mario out on the slide.
    
    In the middle of the icy slide, you will notice a line of coins where 
    you must jump high into the air to collect them all. After this, you 
    will have to collect a total of five coins around two bends, and the 
    line of coins leading into the wall WITHOUT going into the hidden 
    passage (or you can, and take the short-cut outside to reach the slide 
    again).
    
    There will be an upcoming string of curves, each of which has a few 
    coins along the edge of them. Collect them all, and get prepared for a 
    huge straight line of coins coming up. There will be a few lone coins 
    near the center, and then five that align themselves with the edge of 
    the curves and connect to the next curve, to boot.
    
    Once you have collected those, you will encounter the second cave area, 
    with a line of coins over the ice cube path. Once you are done with the 
    slide, you should have eighty-four coins on your meter. Whee! Step 
    outside, and if you missed any, take the teleport back up, and re-enter 
    the slide to collect them. Otherwise, hop onto the tree on the left to 
    collect the Red Coin [eighty-six]. 
    
    Go right, and collect the Red Coin at the very edge of the stage 
    [eighty-eight], and backtrack across the bridge to collect the third Red 
    Coin [ninety]. Take the warp back up to the top of the stage, and jump 
    on top of the building to the left, and climb up. Go over to the left, 
    and destroy the Flower Spinner to collect three coins from it [ninety-
    three]. 
    
    From here, walk off to the side and collect a small row of coins that 
    are aligned here [ninety-eight]. Go down the icy slopes extremely slow, 
    and collect the coins along the way to reach 100. Collect your Star now, 
    and continue to keep playing, if you want all 154 coins in the stage. 
    Your total now should be one hundred and three.
    
    Continue going down the slide and collect the coins [one hundred and 
    eight], and jump off to the right once you reach the area where you can 
    collect the eight red coins-Star, and simply pound the blue coin switch 
    into the ground. Run back towards the icy slopes, collecting the two 
    blue coins along the way [one hundred and eighteen].
    
    Go down the slide, and collect the next line of regular coins [one 
    hundred and twenty-three], and the lone red coin to the left [one 
    hundred and twenty-five]. From here, drop off to the right, and destroy 
    the Flower Spinner after luring him away from the ledge. Collect the 
    three coins, and the lone red coin near the ski lift [one-hundred and 
    thirty].
    
    Hop back up, and walk across the bridge with the bouncing snowmen. Once 
    you reach the other side, jump onto the platform to the left, and 
    collect the Red Coin [one hundred and thirty-two] on at the end of the 
    broken bridge. Go back to the right, and begin walking downwards. You 
    will soon encounter a Snowman, so run around in circles until it falls 
    over and dies. Collect the three coins from it, and proceed down a 
    little bit. Destroy the Flower Spinner and collect the three coins from 
    it, as well [one hundred and thirty-eight].
    
    Once again, proceed down the wooden slopes to the left of the screen, 
    and walk over to the ski lift. Take it up to the Pink Bob-Omb, and 
    activate the cannons. Afterwards, jump off to the right and allow the 
    wind to carry you to safety. Jump into the cannon after you land, and 
    aim for the tree like we did in the sixth mission, "Wall Kicks Will 
    Work." Aim higher above the tree to land on the tree, and begin 
    following the path, collecting the six coins from the two Flower 
    Spinners on the first catwalk. Your total should be at one hundred and 
    forty-four.
    
    After this one, follow the path, and collect the arrow set of coins 
    leading towards the next area, which should come out at one hundred and 
    fifty-two. Only one more red coin to go, but this one is simple. 
    Backtrack, and take the cannon back over to the other side by aiming at 
    the tree. From here, backtrack to the warp, and take it up.
    
    Now, head over to the left, and rush down the icy slopes a little bit. 
    Once you reach the area with the two fenced in "walls," of sorts, jump 
    off to the right and quickly adjust your camera angle. Collect the red 
    coin to collect all one hundred and fifty-four coins in this stage! 
    Congratulations, you are finished with Cool Cool Mountain! Just simply 
    jump off towards the right, and land near the wooden bridge, and jump 
    off again to the warp. Race the penguin to collect an easy Star, and 
    make your exit.
    
    
    
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                  BOW.1 ----------- BOWSER IN THE DARK WORLD
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                                =============
                                QUICK PASSAGE
                                =============
    
    Head down the slope here to cross the gap, courtesy of the plank (or 
    just Long Jump instead) to find a flamethrower burning the air above the 
    path.  Wait for the flames to subside before heading down the lope to 
    get onto the moving platforms, and ride across the gap.  Now run up the 
    slope ahead, stopping just short of the flat portion ahead to allow the 
    flamethrower to stop before going to the next slope to beat Mario's feet 
    up to the top of the structure.
    
    You will need to get onto the ferris wheel set of platforms here, riding 
    the structure to the far side to find three Goombas guarding a Yellow 
    Block, which contains a 1-Up Mushroom.  Now Mario will need to venture 
    across a small bridge that leads to a twisty path where Amps will circle 
    small crystal formations.  You will run up this slope, either 
    jumping/running around the crystals, and try to steer clear of the 
    hovering Amps electrical charge.
    
    Now Mario needs to wait for the yellow platform to ahead to extend out 
    so he can set foot onto it, followed by going across it as it retracts 
    to get onto the solid grey platform with the Yellow Block (Coins).  Now 
    Mario should use a small jump to go to the platform below (if you jump 
    too short or just walk off, Mario will grab the grey platform, wasting 
    valuable time for crossing the gap ahead with the moving platform fully 
    extended), and he should quickly hop across to the next platform to wait 
    for a moving platform to present itself so he can ride it and gain a 
    ride on another moving platform.
    
    Once Mario arrives at the solid platform, take care of the Goomba before 
    turning the camera to get a good view of the wobble boards.  Mario will 
    need to jump to these things, using his weight to tip them so that the 
    needed height will be met so he can get to the next wobble board.  
    However, if he does tip it too far, he will be unable to get up to the 
    next wobble board because his slope is too much for him to run up.  Once 
    Mario is across these two, fight the two Goombas before climbing the 
    platforms leading to the higher area.  Trip the switch here, causing the 
    slope to become stairs, and then quickly head up the steps before the 
    switch timer runs out to find a pipe for Mario to head down.
    
    Bowser will stomp into sight, threatening, bellowing, belching flames, 
    and all that usual jazz he does so well.  Bowser has more than a few 
    attacks to unleash on Mario, so be wary.  Bowser will use a Ground 
    Stomp, which is when he jumps through the air to land rather hard (if 
    Mario is close enough and touching the ground, he will lose 3 pieces of 
    his Power Meter, so jump when you see it coming).  Bowser will also 
    stand in one place and start spewing flames everywhere, which can not 
    only be easily avoided, but it will also produce some Coins for Mario to 
    collect (these can be used to replenish a damaged Power Meter).  
    
    Mario has two parts to taking Bowser down.  Mario's first job is to get 
    behind Bowser to grab his tail, and this is usually easiest when Bowser 
    has started to spew flames everywhere.  So you should bait him into 
    attacking with the fire, and then quickly running around behind him to 
    grab his tail.  You can do this without him being standing still, but it 
    is far easier through the first method.  Now that Mario has Bowser by 
    the tail (literally!), he must rotate the Analog Stick repeatedly 
    (clockwise or counter-clockwise) to get Bowser turning around in big 
    circles.  Once Bowser is rotating at a fairly good speed, Mario is now 
    ready to throw Bowser at the bombs that are positioned around the 
    platform.  Use your camera controls to get a bomb on-screen (pick one 
    that is close enough), and then let Bowser fly as he is lined up to hit 
    the Bomb.  Once you are successful, Bowser will taunt you before 
    disappearing, but not without surrendering a Big Key, which opens the 
    way to the basement of the castle!
    
    
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                                RED COIN PASSAGE
                                ================
    
    
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    [  ] --------- Trip the switch and go out on wooden block near the first 
    flamethrower
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    [  ] ------- Trip the switch and head back to start to use wooden blocks
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    [  ] ----------- Hiding behind a crystal on a slope with an Amp guarding
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    [  ] --------------------- The second side of the moving yellow platform
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    [  ] -- Floating by the moving platforms past the moving yellow platform
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    [  ] --- After the dual set of moving platforms, go across narrow bridge
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    [  ] -------------------------------------- Look above the wobble boards
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    [  ] ----------------------------- Look to the side of the wobble boards
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    Head down the slope here to cross the gap, courtesy of the plank (or 
    just Long Jump instead) to find a flamethrower burning the air above the 
    path.  Wait for the flames to subside before tripping the switch here 
    and turning right to quickly grab the Red Coin [one] courtesy of the 
    wooden block that appeared before jumping back to the solid platform 
    (away from the flames).  Now run back to the start quickly to go out on 
    the wooden blocks to get the Red Coin [two] and then return to solid 
    ground quickly.  Just note that the time for collecting these two red 
    Coins may prove to be too tough to do on one timer, so you may wish to 
    collect one, wait for the timer to run out, and then re-start it to get 
    the second one.
    
    Head down the slope here to cross the gap, courtesy of the plank (or 
    just Long Jump instead) to find a flamethrower burning the air above the 
    path.  Wait for the flames to subside before heading down the lope to 
    get onto the moving platforms, and ride across the gap.  Now run up the 
    slope ahead, stopping just short of the flat portion ahead to allow the 
    flamethrower to stop before going to the next slope to beat Mario's feet 
    up to the top of the structure.
    
    You will need to get onto the ferris wheel set of platforms here, riding 
    the structure to the far side to find three Goombas guarding a Yellow 
    Block, which contains a 1-Up Mushroom.  Now Mario will need to venture 
    across a small bridge that leads to a twisty path where Amps will circle 
    small crystal formations.  You will run up this slope, either 
    jumping/running around the crystals, trying to steer clear of the 
    hovering Amps electrical charge, and be sure to grab the Red Coin.
    
    Now Mario needs to wait for the yellow platform to ahead to extend out 
    so he can set foot onto it, followed by going across it as it retracts 
    to get onto the solid grey platform with the Yellow Block (Coins).  Now 
    Mario should edge forward till he hangs on the edge of the platform and 
    then drop down to get the Red Coin [four] while the yellow platform is 
    extended before hopping back to the grey platform to be safe.  Now use a 
    small jump to go to the platform below (if you jump too short or just 
    walk off, Mario will grab the grey platform, wasting valuable time for 
    crossing the gap ahead with the moving platform fully extended), and he 
    should quickly hop across to the next platform to wait for a moving 
    platform to present itself so he can ride it to get the Red Coin [five] 
    hovering in the one corner before hopping to a moving platform in the 
    next set of moving platforms to gain a ride to the far side.
    
    Once Mario arrives at the solid platform, take care of the Goomba before 
    turning to the right to go across the narrow bridge here to deal with a 
    circling Amp as some Coins, a red Coin [six], and a yellow block 
    containing a 1-Up Mushroom present themselves.  Now retrace your steps 
    back to the platform you came from, continuing in the same direction to 
    find the wobble boards.  Mario will need to jump to these things, using 
    his weight to tip them so that the needed height will be met so he can 
    get to the next wobble board.  However, if he does tip it too far, he 
    will be unable to get up to the next wobble board because his slope is 
    too much for him to run up.  Mario's goal here is to get onto the second 
    wobble board, move to the far side, and then tip the wobble board so 
    Mario can run up it to jump to the ledge above (between the two wobble 
    boards).
    
    Once Mario is on this ledge, grab the 1-Up Mushroom before using a Long 
    Jump to the next ledge to find a Red Coin [seven].  Now Mario should 
    Long Jump across the two high ledges here, followed by dropping down to 
    the ledge below (line up using the support column for your ledge) to get 
    a Red Coin [eight], making the Power Star appear near the pipe to 
    Bowser!  Now Mario needs to fight the two Goombas before climbing the 
    platforms leading to the higher area.  Trip the switch here, causing the 
    slope to become stairs, and then quickly head up the steps before the 
    switch timer runs out to grab the Power Star!  Now head down the pipe to 
    take on the King of Bad (no, not THAT guy!) himself.
    
    Bowser will stomp into sight, threatening, bellowing, belching flames, 
    and all that usual jazz he does so well.  Bowser has more than a few 
    attacks to unleash on Mario, so be wary.  Bowser will use a Ground 
    Stomp, which is when he jumps through the air to land rather hard (if 
    Mario is close enough and touching the ground, he will lose 3 pieces of 
    his Power Meter, so jump when you see it coming).  Bowser will also 
    stand in one place and start spewing flames everywhere, which can not 
    only be easily avoided, but it will also produce some Coins for Mario to 
    collect (these can be used to replenish a damaged Power Meter).  
    
    Mario has two parts to taking Bowser down.  Mario's first job is to get 
    behind Bowser to grab his tail, and this is usually easiest when Bowser 
    has started to spew flames everywhere.  So you should bait him into 
    attacking with the fire, and then quickly running around behind him to 
    grab his tail.  You can do this without him being standing still, but it 
    is far easier through the first method.  Now that Mario has Bowser by 
    the tail (literally!), he must rotate the Analog Stick repeatedly 
    (clockwise or counter-clockwise) to get Bowser turning around in big 
    circles.  Once Bowser is rotating at a fairly good speed, Mario is now 
    ready to throw Bowser at the bombs that are positioned around the 
    platform.  Use your camera controls to get a bomb on-screen (pick one 
    that is close enough), and then let Bowser fly as he is lined up to hit 
    the Bomb.  Once you are successful, Bowser will taunt you before 
    disappearing, but not without surrendering a Big Key, which opens the 
    way to the basement of the castle!
    
    
    
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                  CAP.2 ----------- VANISH CAP SWITCH COURSE
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                           ========================
                           VANISH CAP SWITCH COURSE
                           ========================
    
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] ------------------------------- First moving platform set, very top
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    [  ] ------------------- On the teeter-totter in the middle of the stage
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    [  ] ----------------- On third set of moving platforms, high in the air
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------------------------------------------- Near blue switch
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Ahhhh, another good old cap in the trinity. Okay, to reach the Vanish 
    Cap Switch Course, you will need to have defeated the first Bowser, and 
    have at least eight Power Stars to your good name. Now that we have the 
    basics out of the way, let us get to the good stuff, shall we?
    
    Start out by running into the main hall of the castle from the outside 
    starting point. From here, on the first floor, you will notice that 
    there are two different wooden doors on each side of the main staircase, 
    but they will both lead to the same exact area. Enter one of the two, 
    and then drop down to the stairway off to the side.
    
    Begin descending the stairway, and once you have reached the bottom of 
    the stairs, go through the door with the big keyhole on the front of it. 
    After this, you will notice that there is a dark hall to the right. Go 
    through the winding hall until you eventually reach a door. Go through 
    the door to reach the next dimly lit corridor.
    
    Once inside of this area, you can go to the right at the starting fork 
    in the path, and take it to the right yet again once this path ends. You 
    will notice a regular old wooden door that is to the right yet again. 
    Starting to sound redundant, eh? Go through this door, and you will 
    notice some water that is filled inside of a pool. 
    
    Jump right in, and swim through to the other side. Once you have reached 
    this side, jump out on the left side, and jump over to the first pillar 
    in the water. Perform a ground pound (Jump button + Z trigger) to lower 
    it. Now, jump over to the second pillar in the water, and perform 
    another ground pound onto it. This will lower the water in the moat.
    
    Fall down, and take a step outside via the steel door straight ahead. 
    Trail over towards the right, and you will soon find an empty hole in 
    the ground that is far from where you exited the "moat deflating" room 
    from. Fall into this hole to begin the Vanish Cap Switch Course.
    
    As you begin the switch course, you will be greeted with an introduction 
    screen that I dunno what the hell it says because I (Zoop) am playing 
    the Japanese version of the game. Oh well. Instead of explaining this in 
    a very complicated manner, I have created an ASCII map of the whole 
    thing that I feel would be better used instead of very complicated 
    instructions; and remember, obtaining the Red Coins are MUCH MORE 
    IMPORTANT THAN THE 1-UP MUSHROOMS. Thank you.
    
    ----------------------------------
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    ----------------------------------
    --\_1_/---------------------------
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    ----------------------------------
    ---------\_2_/--------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ---------------------\_!_/--------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ------------\_3_/-----------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    -------------\_4_/----------------
    ---------\_5_/------\_6_/---------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
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    1 = Red Coin
    2 = Red Coin
    3 = 1-Up
    4 = Red Coin
    5 = 1-Up
    6 = Red Coin
    ! = Exclamation Point Block containing 1-Up
    
    Whew. That took a lot of time. Anyways, start off by jumping off to the 
    left, and land where the first Red Coin is. Collect it [one], and jump 
    off to the right a slight bit to land where number 2 is on the ASCII 
    chart. Any health that you lose from falling will soon be regained once 
    you collect the Red Coin on this platform [two].
    
    Jump over to the far right, and you will reach a platform that is 
    slightly smaller in width, but longer in length, that contains an 
    exclamation point block with a 1-Up Mushroom inside of it. After you 
    have collected the extra life, jump back over to the left to land where 
    number 3 is located on the ASCII chart. You can collect another extra 
    life here.
    
    Fall down to the right just slightly, and hug the left back a tad bit to 
    land on the platform with the Red Coin [three]. Remember, to come to a 
    swift stop, jump as you slide on your stomach on a flat surface. 
    Afterwards, there is an extra life to the left that we can avoid, so 
    jump over to the right to collect the fourth Red Coin [four, duh] 
    instead, as we are in more of a dire need for it instead of another 
    extra life, ya know?
    
    Once you have reached the lower platform where the slide ends, watch out 
    for the two Fireballers down below here, if the Vanish Cap has worn off 
    already, which it likely has. Go over to the right of this platform, and 
    you will soon discover a line of coins in between four Fireballers, so 
    quickly follow the string of coins. Jump onto the wooden teeter-totter.
    
    Stand towards the bottom side for a second or two (enough for the teeter 
    totter to lift up so that you can reach the next platform), and quickly 
    double jump up to the platform. There will be a Fireballer surrounded by 
    an Amp enemy that will spin in circles; get close, and get electrocuted. 
    Carry onward, and jump to the next platform.
    
    Bust open the exclamation point block to reveal some coins stashed away 
    here. To the right, you will notice several rotating platforms that look 
    to be a very nasty way for us to die whilst having collected four of the 
    eight Red Coins already. In other words, you are simply going to despise 
    the living hell out of this area, if you are slow with the controller.
    
    Start out by jumping onto one of the two rotating platforms heavily, to 
    the point where you will not get caught by clinging to the ledge. After 
    this, wait until the rotating platform takes you to the highest 
    available point on the right before it tips over, and grab the Red Coin 
    [five] from mid-air as you land on the second wooden teeter totter in 
    this stage.
    
    Walk over by jumping continually, over and over again, to the right side 
    of the teeter totter, ever-so gently, at that. Double jump to collect 
    the next Red Coin, which is high in the air on the right side of the 
    teeter totter [six]. After that, jump over to the higher rotating 
    platforms to the right, but only after you have elevated the teeter 
    totter to fit your situation.
    
    From here, very carefully adjust yourself to leap over to the next 
    rotating platform (not the next set, just the next one) before the one 
    that you are on decides to flip over to the other side, which would be 
    very bad, and send you tumbling to your death. Not good. From here, 
    quickly jump over to the next set of rotating platforms before you have 
    to repeat what you just completed.
    
    Simply wait on this rotating platform until it begins to come back 
    around. You will soon spot the shadow of the next Red Coin on the 
    rotating platform that you are on. Double jump to collect it, and then 
    quickly cling onto the next rotating platform to the right of where you 
    currently are. 
    
    Quickly jump over to the solid grounds to the right. You will now see 
    that wonderful big, blue switch. Jump on top of it to activate the 
    Vanish Caps all across the stages and beyond. Oh so lovely! Afterwards, 
    hit the Vanish Cap block to the left, and run towards the right, and 
    then down to collect the last Red Coin [eight]. Adjust your camera 
    angle, and run through the wire fences that block the Power Star with 
    the Vanish Cap still equipped. Collect the Power Star to finish this 
    awfully frustrating sub-stage!
    
    
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                  III.i ------------ BIG BOO's HAUNT [stars]
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    To reach this stage, go to the courtyard and destroy the Big Boo from 
    behind that is holding the stage inside of its tummy! Wheeeee!
    
    
                              ==================
                              GO ON A GHOST HUNT
                              ==================
    
    Starting the mission off in this spoooooky area, you will have to walk 
    over to the haunted house. Upon entering, you will soon find out that 
    you must capture five ghosts from this stage by killing them. You can 
    easily destroy them by punching their backsides, sort of like what you 
    did against the Big Boo that was holding the stage inside of its 
    stomach. 
    
    Start off by searching the first door on the left. You will enter a room 
    with a piano inside of it. Go over to the piano now. BOO! Heh heh, 
    gets'em every time. Enough clowning around, go through the door in the 
    background. You will enter a room with flying chairs and such, so 
    quickly jump on the table, and put your back to the poster of the Big 
    Boo covering his eyes.
    
    This will provoke two of the five Boos to come out and play. As always 
    in the Mario Brothers series, if you have your back turned away from the 
    Boos, this will make them come out to get you. Quickly turn around once 
    they are close enough, and jump in back of them. From here, begin 
    punching them with your mighty fists to destroy the both of them [one 
    and two]. See? My directions ROCK!
    
    From here, walk outside of the room via the door in the back of the 
    room. Afterwards, go into the door at the very back of the room, to the 
    left. You will enter a small room with an Eyeball, as well as one of the 
    five Boos that we are searching for! Yay! Get behind the Boo, and punch 
    him in the ass [three]. Oww. Spin around the Mr. I to kill it, sort of 
    like the Snowmen. Exit once this is done.
    
    Now, go into the door to the right of the one that you have just exited. 
    You will have to run towards the screen, and you will soon notice a 
    bridge. Run across it very quickly, as it will begin falling as soon as 
    you lay a foot on it. On the other side of the bridge, you will notice 
    another Boo [four]. Get behind him, and punch him in the butt to defeat 
    him.
    
    Walk through the door that is right next to you will soon notice a small 
    catwalk across the screen, leading to another platform, where a Boo 
    rests [five]. Jump over the gap, and quickly turn around. Give the Boo 
    an ass punch to defeat it, and seal the poor fate of the Boo clan. Jump 
    over to the next platform, across the gap, and exit the door. 
    
    Oh no! It's a boss fight! It is Bigger Boo! AHHHH!!!! This boss fight is 
    actually pretty simple. Starting out the fight, position yourself with 
    your back facing the Bigger Boo enemy to provoke him into attack mode. 
    After this, he will begin gliding towards you like you were a four year 
    old and he was Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk. Scary.
    
    What you will have to do now is run around to the back of him, and dive 
    into his butt. No, this is not as dirty as it sounds. He will begin 
    shrinking in size with every hit. After this hit, simply turn your back 
    to the Bigger Boo yet again, and await for him to come at you. Once he 
    does, make another run-around, and dive straight into his backside.
    
    On the third try, you will have to run more towards the center of the 
    stage, and turn your back to the Bigger Boo yet again. He will begin 
    zooming towards you at a very fast pace, so watch out. Run around the 
    poor Bigger Boo, and dive straight into his buttocks. Boy, that's a 
    funny word. This will destroy Bigger Boo. Go towards the center of the 
    screen, and a staircase will raise. Climb up and grab your Power Star!
    
    
                        =============================
                        RIDE BIG BOO's MERRY GO ROUND
                        =============================
    
    As we start off, get prepared to encounter something more horrifying 
    than an Alfred Hitchcock film; no, it's not Brian's mom, it is the 
    "carnival" area of Big Boo's Haunt! Start off by running over to the 
    left. Walk inside of the door over here, towards the left AFTER you go 
    left. Sounds confusing, I know, but just trust me on this.
    
    Once inside, you will find a Mr. I sitting there, waiting for you to go 
    around in circles to kill him. So do it already. Afterwards, collect the 
    blue coin that comes out, and walk onto the elevator straight ahead. 
    Once you have taken a step onto the red elevator, it will begin going 
    down. Once you have reached the lower level, step off of the red 
    elevator.
    
    You will be in a water-filled corridor, where the water itself reaches 
    around to Mario's kneecaps. Begin walking, and the sound of circus music 
    will fill the area. Yanno, I actually have a friend who was petrified of 
    this area, due to his fear of clowns. Anyways, continue walking down the 
    corridor, and you will room discover a door on the left. Enter it.
    
    This area seriously looks like something out of the "dark world" of the 
    Silent Hill series, doesn't it? All we need are some of those deformed 
    creatures that move all disturbingly-like. Anyways, walk straight 
    through to the next door. Open it, and go through. Now it looks like a 
    Resident Evil corridor! Who knew? Run along to the left, as to the right 
    is a dead end.
    
    Once you have reached solid, dry ground to the right of the left (more 
    confusing lingo), begin walking to follow the path. Enter the door on 
    the right to reach the merry-go-round area that the name of the mission 
    suggests. First off, you will find two Boos in this direct area, so kill 
    them both, and slowly follow the circular pattern of the merry-go-round.
    
    It is here that you will find yet another Boo in this area, so run in 
    back of him, or jump over his head, and punch him in the butt. Make your 
    way around, and more Boos will come out of the portraits. Around six in 
    total, if I counted correctly. Finally, a Big Boo will come out of the 
    portrait, and will want to do battle!
    
    What you will have to do now is run around to the back of him, and dive 
    into his butt. No, this is not as dirty as it sounds. He will begin 
    shrinking in size with every hit. After this hit, simply turn your back 
    to the Bigger Boo yet again, and await for him to come at you. Once he 
    does, make another run-around, and dive straight into his backside. Be 
    sure to watch out for those random flamethrowers that show up during 
    this boss battle with Bigger Boo.
    
    On the third try, you will have to run more towards the center of the 
    stage, and turn your back to the Bigger Boo yet again. He will begin 
    zooming towards you at a very fast pace, so watch out. Run around the 
    poor Bigger Boo, and dive straight into his buttocks. Boy, that's a 
    funny word. This will destroy Bigger Boo. This is a bit of a harder 
    battle compared to the one in the mansion, as you will have to work 
    around the merry-go-round and such. After the battle, a Power Star will 
    appear near the doorway. Collect it to complete the mission objective!
    
    
                         ===========================
                         SECRET OF THE HAUNTED BOOKS
                         ===========================
    
    Oooooh, this is one of my (Zoop's) favorite missions in the game, and I 
    have no clue as to why! Anyways, you can start off by walking straight, 
    and into the mansion via the door. From here, walk towards the big 
    staircase at the middle of the large room, and begin climbing up the 
    very large stairs that rest here.
    
    Once up on top of them all, head over towards the first door that you 
    can possibly encounter on the left side of the wall, and you will now be 
    inside of the mansion's spooky, tiny-corridored (I know that is not a 
    word, thank you very muchly, which is also not a word) library. As you 
    make your way around this tiny library, books will begin flying off of 
    the shelves, in an attempt to damage Mario! Big meanies!
    
    After you have rounded the corner, you will soon reach a set of three 
    books at the dead end on this side. These three books are sticking out 
    from the rest, so you know that SOMETHING is up here. What you will have 
    to do is push them in, in the correct order. Obviously, this is not too 
    hard to figure out on your own, however, if you get one wrong, you will 
    have to face the music of getting hit in the face with a book from the 
    right side. Here is an ASCII map of the order to press them in...
    
           ___
          |   |
          | 1 |
          |___|
     ___ 
    |   | 
    | 3 |      ___
    |___|     |   |
              | 2 |
              |___|
    
    
    You can press the books in by simply jumping onto them, or butting them 
    with your head as you jump. After you have solved the book-pushing 
    puzzle, the bookshelf will move off to the side, revealing a few steps, 
    as well as a door. Go up the stairs, and through the doorway. Now you 
    can simply jump into the air and collect the Power Star that lies on the 
    balcony! Here we gooo!
    
    
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                               SEEK THE 8 RED COINS
                               ====================
    
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    [  ] ------------------------------------------ Underneath the Mad Piano
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    [  ] ------------- Top of bookcase on the left in room next to Mad Piano
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    [  ] ------------ Top of bookcase on the right in room next to Mad Piano
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    [  ] ------- In room on 1F with two catwalks and Boo, on middle platform
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    [  ] ---------------------- In back of room with wire-frame flooring, 2F
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------- Inside of Coffin Room
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------- Inside of Coffin Room
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    [  ] ---------------------------------------------- On teeter-totter, 2F
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    This is one of the few really easy eight Red Coin missions in the game, 
    due to the several different atmospheres in the stage compared to your 
    normal, bland "mix" of uninspired bullcrap that a few of the stages 
    carry instead of fun environments like these, I say! In case you could 
    not tell, I am a huge fanboy for Big Boo's Haunt!
    
    Start off by walking over to the front door of the mansion, and going 
    inside. Once you are inside of the mansion, walk over towards the left, 
    and go inside of the first door on the bottom. This will be in the Mad 
    Piano room. Walk over to the Mad Piano to awaken it, and then lure it 
    out of the way, towards the back of the room. Once you have done this, 
    you will notice that a Red Coin [one] rests where the Piano used to, so 
    run over and take it. 
    
    After you have collected the first Red Coin underneath the Piano, run 
    into the room that is next to this one via the door towards the left. 
    Upon entering, you will have to avoid two Flying Furniture pieces. Soon 
    after this, jump onto the table, and lure the two Boos out from the 
    portrait by turning your back to them. Once they have come out from 
    their secret room, pound them both to destroy them.
    
    Now you will notice another Red Coin on top of the bookcase to the left 
    inside of this room, over near the doorway to exit into the main hall. 
    As you walk over towards the bookcase, a Book of Curses will hop out of 
    the bookshelf. To destroy it, simply get underneath it and jump, as if 
    it were an exclamation point brick that you hit with your head. 
    Afterwards, double jump to cling onto the bookcase, and collect the Red 
    Coin [two].
    
    Now, you will soon notice yet another Red Coin over on top of the 
    bookcase to the right in this same room. You will have already killed 
    the Book of Curses that was near it, so this Red Coin will not be a 
    problem. Once again, double jump to cling onto the bookcase, and collect 
    the Red Coin [three]. Now you can exit via the door straight ahead, and 
    into the main hall.
    
    Once inside of the main hall, you can go over to the first door nearest 
    the outside exit on the right side. Once you have managed to enter this 
    corridor, walk along the catwalk, and you will soon notice a Red Coin in 
    the area, only the solid platform where the Boo is resting. Quickly 
    punch the Boo in the butt, and collect his blue coin once he dies (for a 
    second time. get it? ghost joke?). Now collect the Red Coin here [four], 
    and exit through the door that you came in from.
    
    Inside of the main hall, you will now want to walk over to the very 
    large steps, and begin jumping up them. Once atop of them, walk over to 
    the left slightly, and go through the first door you spot against the 
    wall (door three, from left to right). You will be inside of a room with 
    red wiring on the floor... or ceiling, either way you look at it. There 
    are several holes in this red wire-frame flooring, so do not fall in. 
    Walk straight from the door, and jump across the hole to reach a Red 
    Coin [five]. After this, jump back over the way you came from, and go 
    through the door.
    
    On the second floor of the main hall, walk over towards the right of the 
    staircase, and go through the door across from the one that you just 
    came out of. Once inside, you will encounter a Mr. I enemy directly in 
    front of Mario. Catch its attention, and run around in circles to 
    destroy it. Collect that blue coin, if ya know what's good for ya.
    
    Go into the room towards the back to discover a few coffins. Whee! Here 
    is a crappy ASCII map made by me, Zoop, and not Brian, who is actually 
    good at this sort of stuff. Here it goes...
    
                        _           _           _
                       / \         / \         / \
                      /   \       /   \       /   \
                      | 1 |       | 3 |       | 5 |
                      |   |       |   |       |   |
                      \   /       \   /       \   /
                       \_/         \_/         \_/
    
    MARIO FACING THIS WAY --->
                        _           _           _
                       / \         / \         / \
                      /   \       /   \       /   \
                      | 2 |       | 4 |       | 6 |
                      |   |       |   |       |   |
                      \   /       \   /       \   /
                       \_/         \_/         \_/
    
    Okay, basically, this map will tell you where the Red Coins are in this 
    little death trap of a maze. These coffins will lift up, and reveal 
    something, only to slam down soon after, which will obviously hurt. 
    Coffins number 1, 4, and 5 are shut tightly, and will not lift up for 
    you, no matter what you do. Do not stand too close to the edges of 
    numbers 2, 3, and 6, as when they lift up, it could smash you.
    
    Go over to coffin number 2 first, and it will lift up. Quickly run 
    through it to collect the Red Coin [six]. After this, walk over to 
    coffin number 3, and wait for it to rise. Once it has rose up, quickly 
    run through where it was laying to collect the Red Coin [seven]. Now, 
    walk over to the exit (the door you came from), as the sixth (6) coffin 
    contains nothing underneath it.
    
    From the main hall, you will notice that there is only one door left to 
    search in this building, and that is the one over to the right. So go 
    through it, silly head! Once inside of this room, walk forward, and a 
    couple of the Book of Curses enemies will appear from the bookcases to 
    the left of you. Bop underneath them to knock them out.
    
    Now, walk over to the room next to you through the doorway, and you will 
    notice a trap door that will teeter-totter back and forth, depending on 
    which side you are currently standing on. Regardless, ignore it, and 
    quickly charge in to grab the final Red Coin [eight]. If you happen to 
    fall into the hole via the teeter-totter, you will land on the first 
    floor, in the room with the catwalks.
    
    Backtrack to the main hall from the door that you entered from (ignoring 
    the door next to the teeter-totter), and make your way around to the 
    other side on the second floor balcony. On the farthest left, the Power 
    Star will be where the shadow of it was, coming through the window. Jump 
    up to collect it, and end the mission.
    
    
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                               BIG BOO's BALCONY
                               =================
    
    You know, I always had so much trouble completing this objective when I 
    was a youngster. I don't know why, either, but oh well. Let us get this 
    show on the road, right? You can start out by running over to the front 
    door of the haunted mansion, and quickly running inside through the 
    doorway. Once inside, trot up the very large steps at the center of the 
    room.
    
    Once you are on the second floor of this spooky mansion, go over towards 
    the right, and through the very last door on the second floor. Now that 
    you are inside of this corridor, jump onto the platform in the lower 
    right-hand corner of the screen. Ignore the Books of Curses, if you 
    awaken them, and allow them to commit suicide into the wall, if they 
    begin chasing you. After all, we are not going for the 100 Coins now, 
    anyway.
    
    From the platform, go towards the door that you came from, but stay on 
    the platform. Look up in the direction of the door, and you will notice 
    a hidden ledge high above. Now, turn around, facing the wall, and 
    perform a double jump into the wall, and perform a wall kick from the 
    wall. You cling onto the ledge of a solid "hidden" platform above. If 
    not, try again, and remember to balance yourself out.
    
    After you have performed the double jump wall kick, and have clung to 
    the ledge like so, pull yourself up, and walk through the door that is 
    straight ahead. You will be on the outside of the stage, only high, high 
    up in the air, on the rooftops of the possessed mansion. You will soon 
    discover a blue coin switch resting out here. Walk down before you pound 
    it into the ground, and walk to the left to provoke a single Boo to come 
    out. Now, give him as ass punch. Good doggie.
    
    With the Boo eliminated, you can walk back over and pound the blue coin 
    switch into the ground. There will be four blue coins on each side of 
    the staircase to the right, so collect all four to amount to twenty 
    coins. Not too shabby, and as you could probably tell, getting the 100 
    coins in this stage is a synch. 
    
    Now, walk up the small staircase to the right, and walk inside of the 
    door that awaits your arrival. Once inside (or should I say outside?) 
    you will encounter the hardest Bigger Boo of them all: The Balcony Big 
    Boo. This one is the same exact boss as the other two were, but only a 
    slight bit more difficult, as you will have to defeat him while you are 
    on an extremely tiny balcony without falling all the way down, back to 
    the haunted mansion's front door. 
    
    My suggestions for defeating this Bigger Boo are pretty complex compared 
    to the ones I used before for the other two Bigger Boo bosses, but 
    regardless, I am myself, so I cannot be too intelligent to give that 
    complex of answers. ;-) Try hiding in one of the two corners near the 
    door of the balcony with your back turned to lure the Bigger Boo in 
    towards you.
    
    It is now when you should take action by running towards the other 
    corner of the balcony. Bigger Boo will be a little bit too slow to catch 
    up with your lightning fast ass, so he will barely turn around in time 
    to catch on to what you are doing. REMEMBER TO SLOW DOWN BEFORE YOU 
    THROW A PUNCH. If you do not slow down with your speed, you will likely 
    dive, and diving is a huge no-no on this balcony, considering the fact 
    that you could fall all the way down, and having to start the battle 
    over again.
    
    Continuing using the "hiding in the corners" method, you will have to 
    punch the poor old bastard straight in the butt yet again, but remember 
    to halt your running to reach him. By time you reach the third form, the 
    Bigger Boo will be a LOT faster this time around. Ouch. Once again, the 
    "hiding in corners" trick is the best for the job. Remember, once he is 
    so far, you can turn around, walk through him, turn back around and 
    punch him in the butt to get the victory, as well.
    
    After you have defeated the Bigger Boo up here on the balcony, the Power 
    Star will appear over the highest of the rooftops of the haunted 
    mansion. Getting there will be a pain in the butt. You will have to long 
    jump (Z trigger + Jump button) over to the VERY thin platform on the 
    right, or left, but the right is a lot easier due to the easier camera 
    angle. The roof slides downwards, so make sure to put up a struggle to 
    reach the plat platform. It seems like a long ways away, but it is not 
    THAT tough to reach it. Give it a few tries.
    
    Once you are rock steady on one of the thin platforms (right or left), 
    begin to crawl (holding the Z trigger and moving with the Control Stick) 
    over the rooftops, as you will slide any other way. This will take quite 
    a while, but it will work, regardless of how long it will take. Once you 
    have reached the highest point of the rooftops (as well as where the 
    Power Star is), release the crawling button, and you will land on the 
    rooftop. Hit the exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up Mushroom, and 
    collect the Power Star to exit the stage.
    
    
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                        EYE TO EYE IN THE SECRET ROOM
                        =============================
    
    Well, we are damn near done with Big Boo's Haunt already. Seems like I 
    just started writing for this stage and it is over with... Well, I did 
    it in like, 4 hours total, so I guess it is sort of like that, eh? You 
    can start the stage off by walking over to the door straight ahead, and 
    entering into the main hall.
    
    Once again, we will start our adventure from the inside of the haunted 
    mansion on the second floor, so climb up those fairly large stairs yet 
    again. Walk over to the right, and enter the door that is dead last 
    amongst the pack (the one that you entered to reach the Balcony Bigger 
    Boo in the last mission that we accomplished).
    
    Now that you are inside of here, run to the back of the library, and 
    through the doorway. Ignore the teeter totter, and go through the door 
    resting there. On the other side, break the Vanish Cap Block, and 
    collect the cap. VERY QUICKLY run back through the door and doorway, and 
    jump onto the platform in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. 
    Ignore the Books of Curses, if you awaken them, and allow them to commit 
    suicide into the wall, if they begin chasing you. After all, we are not 
    going for the 100 Coins now, anyway.
    
    From the platform, go towards the door that you came from, but stay on 
    the platform. Look up in the direction of the door, and you will notice 
    a hidden ledge high above. Now, turn around, facing the wall, and 
    perform a double jump into the wall, and perform a wall kick from the 
    wall. You cling onto the ledge of the solid "hidden" platform above. If 
    not, try again, and remember to balance yourself out, no matter what.
    
    Go through the door that is straight ahead, and you will be in the 
    "attic" area of the haunted mansion. Walk forwards (down, on the 
    screen), and turn to the left. Trail over here a slight bit, and run 
    straight into the portrait, ignoring the whole "put your back against 
    the portrait to lure the tiny lil' Boo out from there" thing. Quickly 
    jump over the Boo once you are inside of the portrait, and you see fit. 
    Now punch him in the buttocks (oh ho ho, I love that word) to destroy 
    him, and collect his blue coin.
    
    As you could have probably told, you are inside of the secret room that 
    is described in the title of the stage, and you are inside of it with 
    the Gigantic Mr. I boss. Yes, another boss, and boy, is this stage 
    filled with them or what?? As you could probably see, this Gigantic Mr. 
    I is a... well... gigantic Mr. I enemy. And thus, he will not be that 
    complicated to take down.
    
    Gigantic Mr. I is literally NOTHING to defeat. One of the easiest bosses 
    in gaming history, in my humble opinion. The only thing that you must 
    fret over is the fact that, the Gigantic Mr. I boss is incredibly large, 
    and you might run into him at least a couple of times throughout the 
    "battle," or lack thereof.
    
    Basically, all you have to keep in mind is that you can, and should, run 
    along the outer corners of the sides of the corridor, which tend to be 
    extremely small compared to the length of this massive room. So just run 
    along the sides, but tend to be a lot quicker than you normally would 
    be, and you should be able to run around in circles with no problems at 
    all.
    
    The only attack that the Gigantic Mr. I boss will use, besides his large 
    ass eyeball, is a basic "tear" attack that even the smaller Mr. I 
    enemies use against you. The only way that he will even use this attack 
    is if you simply stand still in one place for around 5 to 10 seconds 
    straight, and that is very highly unlikely. After you have defeated him, 
    collect the Power Star near the back of this fairly large corridor. We 
    are almost finished with this stage; all we need are the 100 coins, 
    which is child's play.
    
    
    
    
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                  III.j ------------ BIG BOO's HAUNT [coins]
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    Oh yay, it is Big Boo's Haunt's 100 Coin task! Gotta love this one, as 
    it is one of the easiest 100 Coin tasks to complete in the game. There 
    are tons of blue coins in this place, as you could have probably told 
    from simply looking at it. Start off by selecting mission five or six 
    (not one, any other is fine, really), and pressing the A button to enter 
    the stage.
    
    From the start, there are a few coins that we can collect out here. 
    Start off by walking towards the left, and go through the door to the 
    carnival area that we went to before. To collect all 151 coins in this 
    land, this is essential. You will find a Mr. I located right at the 
    entrance, so run around him to destroy him, and collect the blue coin 
    that his body (or lack thereof) spits out [five].
    
    Take the elevator down, and once it reaches the bottom, walk forwards 
    and go through the door to the left at the end of the corridor. This is 
    the "Silent Hill" corridor, so go through and to the door to reach the 
    "Resident Evil" hall. Why does this look like a "Resident Evil" room? To 
    go with the theme, stupid. Duh!
    
    To the right is a dead end, so trail over to the left instead. Keep 
    walking, and jump onto the dry platform to the right at the end of the 
    hall. From here, walk forward a little bit, and go through the door on 
    the right of the hall. Once inside, you will know exactly where you are 
    at, so let the fun begin, I say!
    
    Destroy the Boo to the left, and collect his blue coin [ten]. From here, 
    take out the Boo that is directly near him for another blue coin 
    [fifteen]. After that, a few more Boos will gradually come out of the 
    same portrait, so begin punching them and collecting all of their blue 
    coins from their after-death-dead bodies [thirty]. Bigger Boo will come 
    out to play, but just exit the room to ignore him., as he only has a 
    pesky Star instead of coins.
    
    Exit the Resident Evil hall, and exit the Silent Hill hall, as well. Run 
    over to the right to reach the red elevator to take you back up to the 
    main floor. Exit via the door to reach the outside, and go towards the 
    left, and look on side of the carnival building to find several bricks. 
    Jump on top of them, and ground pound them out of existence. Each of the 
    two bricks are worth three each [thirty-six].
    
    From here, keep walking around the outside, to the left. As you round 
    the corner, you will notice a door to the left that is elevated from 
    some stairs. Enter the door, and attack the Boo directly in front of 
    you. Collect his blue coin [forty-one], and attack the second of the two 
    Boos, then collect his blue coin, as well [forty-six].
    
    Exit the door, and look to your right. Punch the Spider in the face to 
    receive three coins [forty-nine]. Walk over further, and attack the 
    second Spider. Collect its coins [fifty-two], and backtrack to the 
    exclamation point block. Pound it with your head, and collect the ten 
    coins that it spits out [sixty-two].
    
    Make your way around the building yet again, and you will soon encounter 
    a lone Spider enemy straight ahead. After you kill it and take the coins 
    it brought along with it [sixty-five], you can finally enter the haunted 
    mansion. With sixty-five coins on the outside alone, getting the rest on 
    the inside will be a synch, as you could already tell.
    
    Once inside, begin searching every door inside of here, starting on the 
    first floor. Go to the first door on the left to enter the Mad Piano 
    room. Walk over and provoke the Mad Piano to get it to move, and then 
    collect the Red Coin [sixty-seven] that is right near it, and get away 
    swiftly. Go through the door that leads to the next room.
    
    Once inside, provoke the two Flying Furniture pieces by jumping onto the 
    table, and roaming around. Dodge them whenever they fly towards you, and 
    then walk over to the first bookcase to the right, and defeat the Book 
    of Curse by popping it like an exclamation point block. This will earn 
    you a blue coin [seventy-two]. Double jump to cling onto the bookcase on 
    the right, and collect the Red Coin up here [seventy-four]. Do the same 
    thing to the bookcase on the left side of the screen to collect the Red 
    Coin here [seventy-six]. Exit via the door right next to you.
    
    Go through the first door against the back of the room. Once inside of 
    it, run around the Boo to get behind it, and give it an ass punch to 
    collect the blue coin inside of it [eighty-one]. Now, you can safely run 
    circles around the Mr. I that is located in here, and collect the blue 
    coin that he spits out once he blows up [eighty-six]. Exit this room 
    now.
    
    Walk over to the door to the right, across from this one. You will enter 
    the room with the bridge that leads over to the next area. Quickly cross 
    the bridge without falling to your death, and carefully punch the Boo 
    whenever it is on the platform you're standing on, and collect the blue 
    coin that it gives you [ninety-one]. Go through the door.
    
    In the catwalk room of the stage, you will want to jump over the 
    catwalk, and punch the Boo that rests here once he is on the platform. 
    You definitely do not want to punch him, only to lose your blue coin to 
    the pit of death down below. Collect the blue coin from him [ninety-
    six]. Now, walk over and take the Red Coin [ninety-eight]. Walk across 
    the catwalk to the right, and walk through the door here.
    
    With every one of the doors on the first floor completed, we must now 
    take our mission to the second floor. Climb the huge steps to reach the 
    second floor. Ignore the two doors along the left side of the wall, as 
    they contain no coins to collect. Instead, go through the first door at 
    the back of the wall that you are looking against, or at least likely 
    looking against, anyway.
    
    Inside of here, you will notice that the floor you are standing on is 
    made out of red wire-frame-like stuff. Interesting. Or the ceiling, 
    either way you look at it. Run straight-forward, and jump over the gap 
    in the flooring to reach a Red Coin [one hundred even]. Collect the 
    Star, and select to continue searching the level. There are several 
    holes in this flooring, so jump over where you came from, and exit via 
    the door.
    
    Quickly rush over to the door across from this one, to the right of 
    where you are currently located. Once inside, you will notice a Mr. I 
    enemy directly in front of you, so quickly run circles around him to 
    destroy him, and collect his blue coin [one hundred and five]. As 
    always, we have the coffins located in the next room, so let's get out 
    that map from earlier.
    
                        _           _           _
                       / \         / \         / \
                      /   \       /   \       /   \
                      | 1 |       | 3 |       | 5 |
                      |   |       |   |       |   |
                      \   /       \   /       \   /
                       \_/         \_/         \_/
    
    MARIO FACING THIS WAY --->
                        _           _           _
                       / \         / \         / \
                      /   \       /   \       /   \
                      | 2 |       | 4 |       | 6 |
                      |   |       |   |       |   |
                      \   /       \   /       \   /
                       \_/         \_/         \_/
    
    
    Basically, there are only two Red Coins located in here, and they are in 
    coffins numbers two (2) and three (3). Be careful when you walk in front 
    of the coffins, as if they lift (only 2, 3, and 6 lift up), you can get 
    caught underneath them, which will take a bit of health down on your 
    character's health meter. Collect both Red Coins [one hundred and nine], 
    and then exit the room.
    
    Only one room left to investigate, so let us hop to it, eh? Upon 
    entering, search the bookcase to release two Book of Curses enemies. As 
    like before, pound them from underneath with Mario's head. Collect both 
    of their blue coins [one hundred and nineteen], and run over to the room 
    next door. You will notice the Red Coin on the teeter-totter, so grab it 
    without falling in [one hundred and twenty-one].
    
    Of course, there is only one area left to search, and that is the hidden 
    attic up above. So let's get going, right? Go back into the bookcase 
    part of this huge room, and jump onto the small wooden platform, and 
    backtrack towards the door. Turn around, and perform a double jump 
    against the wall, and wall kick as soon as you hit the wall. Cling onto 
    the platform above, and pull yourself up.
    
    Walk through the door, and you will soon be greeted by an absolutely 
    wonderful sight: A blue coin switch! Run over to it, and ground pound it 
    into the floor, and collect the four blue coins that appear on both 
    sides of the balcony entrance [one hundred and forty-one]. Now walk over 
    towards the Boo Portrait, and lure the Boo out from behind it. Jump in 
    back of him, and give him an ass punch to collect his blue coin [one 
    hundred and forty-six].
    
    With only five more to get, and since we would have to basically 
    backtrack anyway, go through the door that you came from, and go down to 
    the second floor again. From here, exit out into the main hall, and jump 
    down to the first floor. Go outside, and run forward. You will see a 
    Bouncing Block, so run over to it, and get behind it. Pick it up. Try to 
    control where it goes, and once it finally bursts, collect the last five 
    coins that you need from it [one hundred and fifty-one].
    
    To reach the exit Star, simply enter the mansion, and climb up the huge 
    stairs. Walk over to the left, and follow the path. Collect the Power 
    Star that you unlocked from the eight red coins. Now you can exit, and 
    have all of your coins at once! Congratulations.
    
    
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                  III.k ------------- HAZY MAZE CAVE [stars]
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                         ============================
                         SWIMMING BEAST IN THE CAVERN
                         ============================
    
    Upon appearing, Mario will notice two thing: 1) a Spider will charge 
    Mario, and 2) the path will diverge to the left and to the right.  For 
    the purpose of this Power Star, Mario should head down the left path 
    (taking time to smush the offending Spider if he so desires).  However, 
    as you run down the steep incline, you may not notice that there is a 
    gaping hole in the path, so use a Long Jump to clear this obstacle to go 
    through an oddly marked door to the next area.
    
    Now Mario will see large Boulders tumbling down a small slope ahead, but 
    in between is a large hole that swallows these Boulders.  Mario will 
    have a choice of going along the left route (Long Jump to the Spinning 
    Heart, followed by a Long Jump to the ground near the slope with the 
    Boulders) or the right path (fight a Spider as you move around the 
    outside ledge, past a door, and then a simple jump to the ground by the 
    slope with the Boulders).  Now that you are here, start up the left side 
    of the slope, picking your way up the hill past the Boulders, using the 
    halfway point cubby hole as a good spot to rest (Coin to recover lost 
    Power Meter), and then you will finally reach the top.  Now you will be 
    able to go through a door too find a ring of Coins, a Yellow Block 
    containing a 1-Up Mushroom, a Power Star that is caged off from Mario, 
    and an elevator pad for Mario to ride down to the sub-caverns.
    
    Mario can either ride the elevator down to the rocky floor below, or 
    Mario can be daring and jump off the elevator, only to use the Ground 
    Stomp to avoid taking any damage (it is really funny to jump from so 
    high and take NO damage!).  Now Mario will see a smooth path leading 
    down to the water, which is a large underground lake!  Send Mario 
    swimming across the crystal clear water to see that there are a few 
    doors, a switch, and a Sea Monster patrolling the area.  For now, your 
    main goal is to find and get onto the Sea Monster's back (swim up to it 
    and press the A Button + DOWN to jump onto the back), and then enjoy the 
    ride.  Now manipulate the Sea Monster's wanderings by facing the 
    direction you wish it to turn, positioning it so it is facing the island 
    in the middle of the underground lake, use a Ground Pound to cause the 
    Sea Monster to lower it's head, and then get Mario to stand on the head 
    of the Sea Monster.  The Sea Monster will then raise it's head, allowing 
    you to hop off onto the island where a ring of Coins and the Power Star 
    awaits!
    
    
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                               ELEVATE FOR 8 RED COINS
                               =======================
    
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    [  ] ---------------------- On the platform route after the Wooden Block
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    [  ] ------------ On the platform route on top of the first stone hurdle
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    [  ] -------------------------- On the platform route on the large ledge
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    [  ] -------------------------- On the platform route on the large ledge
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    [  ] -------------------- Use the arrow platform to punch a Wooden Block
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    [  ] -------------------- Use the arrow platform to punch a Wooden Block
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    [  ] -------------------- Use the arrow platform to punch a Wooden Block
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    [  ] ---------------------------------------- On a platform from the far 
    corner of the room from the arrow platform
    ========================================================================
    
    
    The Spider returns to greet Mario, so make it into Spider Jam (patent 
    pending), and this time Mario will move down the right path in the 
    split.  A Spider will spring forth from the first pit to attack Mario, 
    so take it out or run on by to take the right side of the path to bypass 
    the next gap.  Now the path slits around a deep hole where fire shoots 
    forth, so go right for Coins but a narrower path or go left to be safe 
    on the wide path.  All of this is leading into a run down the remaining 
    path to Long Jump across the gap when the double flamethrower attack 
    from this pit is not active so Mario may pass through the oddly marked 
    door.
    
    Mario will be greeted by a cage surrounding the elevated ledge he 
    resides upon, so send him left to ride the pole (DON'T be thinking gross 
    things Dave!) to land on the floor below without taking any damage (you 
    can jump and use the Ground Stomp instead if you like).  Now Mario 
    should immediately head across the room to the corner along the same 
    wall that the ledge he entered upon is attached to find a set of 
    segmented steps for him to climb up to the top to find an odd looking 
    platform with four arrows.
    
    How this platform works is that once Mario steps onto it, it will begin 
    to move in the same direction until it hit something, at which point it 
    will switch direction to travel back the way it came.  However, Mario 
    can actually change the direction of the platform at any time by 
    stepping on an arrow, the catch to this being whichever arrow you step 
    on will change the platform into moving the same direction as the arrow 
    pressed.  You will have to become proficient in your use of this 
    platform for this Power Star, so do not get discouraged if you struggle 
    with it at first.  Please note that at any time you fall off or it 
    disappears (due to Mario being off of it for too long), he just needs to 
    return to the original platform to find it waiting.  Also note that if 
    you take damage and get hurt while on the platform, Coins can be 
    collected below as well as from enemies to refill your Power Meter.
    
    Our first goal is to go up high to get the Red Coins residing out of 
    reach of the arrow platform so step onto the platform on the arrow to go 
    left.  When the platform bashes into the wall, have Mario step onto the 
    arrow to go along the wall to hit a grey block, which is the spot where 
    a jump to the platform with the pole is needed.  Now Mario will get s 
    workout as he climbs the pole to find a platform sitting there off of a 
    Wooden Block.  Board this platform to have to start moving, so Mario 
    will just need to turn towards the front of the platform (the direction 
    it move in) to get ready to punch the first Wooden Block that obstructs 
    your path, followed by Mario collecting a Red Coin [one].  Next up, 
    Mario will have to hop some stone hurdles floating in the air, grabbing 
    a Red Coin [two] in the process before riding the platform to get off on 
    a large ledge where two more Red Coins [three] [four] await pick-up.  
    Now have Mario hop on down to the ledge below to get onto the arrow 
    platform once more.
    
    Now step onto the arrow to go towards the grey stone here, stepping on 
    the arrow to it's right when it hits the grey stone.  Now Mario will be 
    moving out past another grey stone on the right, and move him to stand 
    on the far left corner of the arrow platform to punch the Wooden Block 
    to find a Red Coin [five].  Once you are clear of the grey stone on the 
    right, turn right to go after the Wooden Block there to punch it to 
    reveal another Red Coin [six].  Now turn your direction towards the far 
    wall you aimed at originally to continue along past the Mr. I (you can 
    stop and run circles on him to kill him, but you will likely need to go 
    back to the start to reclaim the arrow platform), and then jump the low 
    ledge (your arrow platform will just pass underneath.  You should then 
    change direction to move towards the Wooden Block you will see, punching 
    it when it draws near to reveal a Red Coin [seven] inside.  Mario should 
    continue on his present course to leap onto a solid ledge where a Red 
    Coin [eight] spins majestically awaiting pick-up, causing the Power Star 
    to appear on the Power Star Shadow below!  Mario should then hop to the 
    floor and make his way past any Spiders he may find to go grab the Power 
    Star!
    
    
                           ==========================
                           METAL-HEAD MARIO CAN MOVE!
                           ==========================
    
    For this Power Star to be collectible, we are going to run through how 
    to find the Green Switch first.  Mario should head down the left path to 
    run down the steep incline, to use a Long Jump to clear this obstacle to 
    go through an oddly marked door to the next area.
    
    Now Mario will see large Boulders tumbling down a small slope ahead, but 
    in between is a large hole that swallows these Boulders.  Mario will 
    have a choice of going along the left route (Long Jump to the Spinning 
    Heart, followed by a Long Jump to the ground near the slope with the 
    Boulders) or the right path (fight a Spider as you move around the 
    outside ledge, past a door, and then a simple jump to the ground by the 
    slope with the Boulders).  Now that you are here, start up the left side 
    of the slope, picking your way up the hill past the Boulders, using the 
    halfway point cubby hole as a good spot to rest (Coin to recover lost 
    Power Meter), and then you will finally reach the top.  Now you will be 
    able to go through a door too find a ring of Coins, a Yellow Block 
    containing a 1-Up Mushroom, a Power Star that is caged off from Mario, 
    and an elevator pad for Mario to ride down to the sub-caverns.
    
    Mario can either ride the elevator down to the rocky floor below, or 
    Mario can be daring and jump off the elevator, only to use the Ground 
    Stomp to avoid taking any damage (it is really funny to jump from so 
    high and take NO damage!).  Now Mario will see a smooth path leading 
    down to the water, which is a large underground lake!  Mario will need 
    to once again seek out the services of the Sea Monster, so send him to 
    get onto the back of the beast, ride it around the underground lake (do 
    this through the facing towards the door that you need to go to, which 
    is located high on a ledge with a wire dock) , and then Ground Stomp the 
    Sea Monster before moving up to the head to wait for it to rise.  Now 
    Mario should hop onto the wire dock, hop to the ledge, and then pass 
    through the metal door to take a winding path to find a liquid metal-
    like portal that will take Mario to find the...
    
    -----------------------
    Metal Cap Switch Course
    -----------------------
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------ Small cubbyhole room past the bridge
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------ Small cubbyhole room past the bridge
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------------------- On the same ledge as the Green Switch
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    [  ] ----------------------------- On the same ledge as the Green Switch
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
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    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Mario will start off as Metal Mario, so a quick word on that.  Mario 
    will be invulnerable with this Cap on, he will sink rather quickly in 
    water (impossible to swim), and it will last for a limited time.  Also 
    remember that at any time Mario falls into the swift flowing water (sans
    Metal Cap of course), he will need to either swim to the left side of 
    the cave (based on his facing along with the current as he is swept 
    away) to get onto the lower ledge there to start his charge anew, or 
    just run to this area if he is Metal Mario.  Remember, if you are washed 
    away, you will need to re-enter to complete the tasks you have to do 
    here.
    
    With this in mind, charge up the hall, jumping into the Snifits to kill 
    them, hop across the water to kill another Snifit, and then continue 
    hopping the stream to find a narrow bridge for Mario to traverse 
    (carefully) to the far side.  Now you will see a small cubby of a room 
    where a 1-Up Mushroom and two red Coins [one] [two], turning to go 
    across the two ledges to find two more Red Coins [three] [four] along 
    with the Green Switch (knock it down to fill in the Green blocks around 
    the castle).  Now Mario should go back one ledge, collect another Metal 
    Cap, and then hit the water to collect the four Red Coins [five] [six] 
    [seven] [eight] around the Green Switch ledge area to make the Power 
    Star appear in the ring of Coins near the waterfall!  Now send Mario to 
    grab it, but if you fear your Metal Cap will run out, head above water 
    to collect another for the collection process!
    
    With this out of the way, you will need to once again find your way to 
    the elevator to go down to the underground lake.  Once the elevator 
    lands on the floor below, look around to find a Green Block which 
    contains a Metal Cap.  Collect it before starting to run down the path a 
    little bit until it is possible for Mario to Long Jump down the path to 
    land in the water.  Now send Mario along the darker brown path under the 
    water to run (as fast as a Metal Mario underwater can) up the sloping 
    path to find a switch underwater that can only be tripped by Metal 
    Mario.  If you fail to reach it on time, return to the Green Block and 
    try again (keep trying till you finally succeed).
    
    Once you have succeeded, the wire cage doors will swing open, allowing 
    Mario to access the door that they protected.  Mario will see a Power 
    Star at the far end of the chamber, but a couple of deep chasms span the 
    entire width of the floor.  Run towards the first gap, a Spider will 
    leap forth (and keep leaping forth regardless of number of times you 
    kill the current one), and have Mario use a Long Jump to cross the gap 
    to reach the middle ledge (keep in mind that a full Long Jump might need 
    to be modified by you in mid-air if it is going to send Mario too far).  
    You will either: 1) stop and then perform another Long Jump to reach the 
    far side of the second gap (use if you had to slow Mario's flight) OR 2) 
    perform another Long Jump on the run (only use if you are at full 
    momentum).  Once you are across the gap, it is a simple matter of 
    grabbing the Power Star!
    
    
                          =========================
                          NAVIGATING THE TOXIC MAZE
                          =========================
    
    You would honestly think the Spider would have learned or Mario would 
    have wiped the entire species out, but once again the Spider comes at 
    Mario to start off Hazy Maze Cave.  Splat the crap out of it (not too 
    mention the internal organs and three Coins contained within oddly 
    enough) as you move towards the right fork to go left to avoid the first 
    gap (avoid the flying Spider as he does not apply to this Power Star, 
    besides Mario has enough Spider blood on his hands by now anyway).  Now 
    run by the second hole with the flamethrower on either side, Long Jump 
    the gap with the dual set of flamethrowers, and then pass through the 
    door to the next area.
    
    Here Mario will need to use the pole to safely slide down to the floor 
    below (although the jump and Ground Pound is also highly acceptable if 
    done correctly), putting Mario near a passage leading away from this 
    main chamber.  However, this is not the way to go, so send Mario along 
    the wall to take the next off-shooting hallway to pass through a door.  
    This room contains a warning of the toxic gas below (Metal Cap will make 
    it so Mario does not need to breathe it when inside the Hazy Maze) and a 
    Map of the entire lay-out that looks like this:
    
    ______________________________
    Key                           |
                                  |
    B - Blue Coin Block           |
    b - Blue Coins (From Block)   |
    D - Bottomless Pit Door       |
    E - Entrance                  |
    G - Green Box (Metal Cap)     |
    M - Monty Mole 1-Up Challenge |
    P - Power Star Door           |
    S - Snifit                    |
    W - Swoops (Bats)             |
    X - Regular Exit              |
    ______________________________|
    
          _________                 ______                ____
         |         \               /      |              |    |
         |          \_____________/       |              |  E |
         |                                |              |    |
         |_______                         |              |    |
                 |     ___________        |              |    |
     _______     |    |           |       |              |    |
    |       |    |    |           |       |              |    |
    | G     |____|    |           |       |              |    |
    |              S  |            \       \_____________|    |
    |  S              |             \                         |
    |                 |              \           1         S  |
    |        _________|               \__________________     |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                           /     |
    |       |__________________________________________/      |
    |                                                         |
    |           B         b                                 G |
    |                                                         |
    |__________      _________   b  __________________________|
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |___________________
               |    |         |                        \
               | G  |         |   b               1 b   \
               |    |         |_____________________     \
               |    |                               \     |____
               |    |                                |    |    |
               |    |                                |b  b|  D |
               |    |                                |  b |____|
               |     \                              /     |
               |      \____________________________/      |
                \  W W                                    |
                 \                                  S    /
                  \ W W                                 /
                   \___________________________________/
                                  |     |
                                  |  P  |
                                  |_____|
    
    
    This is the entire Hazy Maze, with the locations of everything that can 
    bother you and where you need to go labeled.  This time through the maze 
    your goal is to get to the "P" marked on the map, which is where the 
    Power Star we seek is located.  Fall through the hole to land in some 
    toxic gas, some jump as you run to get out of it to avoid damage, kill 
    the Snifit that floats nearby as you continue on to break the green 
    Block to grab a Metal Cap.  Now continue along the same pathway to take 
    the first left (ignoring the Blue Coin Block on the higher ledge 
    straight ahead) to pass by a Monty Mole as you continue along the 
    curving path to fight another Snifit.  Now continue along the right wall 
    to avoid the small holes in the floor (they do not kill you but delay 
    you be trapping you) until you see a ledge above, upon which Mario 
    should use a Backflip to reach the ledge and pass through the door.
    
    Upon entering the corridor, turn left to run by a Fireballer (a small 
    black cannon that shoots fireballs) to get some Coins as some Swoops 
    (Bats) and another Fireballer attack.  Upon passing all of these 
    troubles, go set foot onto the elevator pad to take a leisurely ride up 
    to the next floor.  Here you will find the Power Star that you first saw 
    on your first trip into Hazy Maze Cave that was protected by wire 
    caging, but this time you are on the proper side of the wire caging to 
    go and grab the Power Star!
    
    
                          =========================
                          A-MAZE-ING EMERGENCY EXIT
                          =========================
    
    Once again the Spider greets Mario, and once again Mario will lay him 
    out simply because he is a very spiteful arachnid.  Mario should head on 
    down the right fork once more to pass the two holes to find a gap to 
    Long Jump as he needs to pass through the door on the far side.  Use the 
    pole or a jump and Ground Pound to reach the floor below safely, 
    ignoring the passage to the left to follow the wall to take the next 
    passage up a small slope to pass through a wooden door.  Here is where 
    Mario can enter the Hazy Maze.
    
    ______________________________
    Key                           |
                                  |
    B - Blue Coin Block           |
    b - Blue Coins (From Block)   |
    D - Bottomless Pit Door       |
    E - Entrance                  |
    G - Green Box (Metal Cap)     |
    M - Monty Mole 1-Up Challenge |
    P - Power Star Door           |
    S - Snifit                    |
    W - Swoops (Bats)             |
    X - Regular Exit              |
    ______________________________|
    
          _________                 ______                ____
         |         \               /      |              |    |
         |          \_____________/       |              |  E |
         |                                |              |    |
         |_______                         |              |    |
                 |     ___________        |              |    |
     _______     |    |           |       |              |    |
    |       |    |    |           |       |              |    |
    | G     |____|    |           |       |              |    |
    |              S  |            \       \_____________|    |
    |  S              |             \                         |
    |                 |              \           1         S  |
    |        _________|               \__________________     |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                           /     |
    |       |__________________________________________/      |
    |                                                         |
    |           B         b                                 G |
    |                                                         |
    |__________      _________   b  __________________________|
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |___________________
               |    |         |                        \
               | G  |         |   b               1 b   \
               |    |         |_____________________     \
               |    |                               \     |____
               |    |                                |    |    |
               |    |                                |b  b|  D |
               |    |                                |  b |____|
               |     \                              /     |
               |      \____________________________/      |
                \  W W                                    |
                 \                                  S    /
                  \ W W                                 /
                   \___________________________________/
                                  |     |
                                  |  P  |
                                  |_____|
    
    
    This time your goal is to find the door to the Bottomless Pit, marked by 
    a "D" on this handy map of the Hazy Maze.  Fall through the hole to land 
    in some toxic gas, some jump as you run to get out of it to avoid 
    damage, kill the Snifit that floats nearby as you continue on to break 
    the green Block to grab a Metal Cap.  Now continue along the same 
    pathway to take the first left (ignoring the Blue Coin Block on the 
    higher ledge straight ahead) to pass by a Monty Mole as you continue 
    along the left wall to Backflip or Double Jump up to the ledge above to 
    pass through the door there.
    
    Work past the Swoops within this narrow corridor to find an elevator pad 
    leading upwards to a small room with a single metal door leading out to 
    the Bottomless Pit area.  Here you will see a Power Star on a platform 
    to the right and a Yellow Block on a platform to the left (it contains a 
    1-Up Mushroom).  You will need to use the wire caging above Mario here 
    to perform a hand-over-hand climb across the air below, much like Monkey 
    Bars at a playground (except most playgrounds do not have a Bottomless 
    Pit under them!).  Anyway, you should use a Double Jump to get the wire 
    caging above, making sure to hold the A Button to retain your hold, and 
    then carefully maneuver Mario out over the gap along the route on the 
    right.  When you reach a point where Mario is required to turn, it is a 
    good idea to stop moving (continue to hold the A Button), swing the 
    camera to allow a better moving ability (position it behind the 
    direction you wish to move), and then commence moving to your goal.  
    Once you are positioned over the platform with the Power Star, let go of 
    the A Button to fall down to it, and then grab the Power Star!
    
    Please note that if you go for the 1-Up Mushroom first, you can Long 
    Jump from that platform to the Power Star platform, saving you the 
    difficulty of actually getting back to the original platform before 
    climbing out over the gap below to go after the Power Star that way.  If 
    you are really impatient, you can even Long Jump from the original 
    platform to the Power Star platform, but you will need to be accurate 
    with your aim while doing so to avoid a long fall down the Bottomless 
    Pit.
    
    
                           =======================
                           WATCH FOR ROLLING ROCKS
                           =======================
    
    Mario will land again to be greeted by THE SAME DAMN SPIDER that has 
    been stalking with each trip into the level!  You think the thing would 
    catch on that it is not an effective enemy for hurting Mario as he has 
    dispatched it again and again, yet there it is fruitlessly charging the 
    Italian Plumber AGAIN!  Use Mario to send it to the graveyard AGAIN, and 
    then call in some specialists to eradicate this arachnid with some 
    chemicals or something (end rant)!
    
    Mario will need to head on down the left fork on this trip, so run full 
    speed down the slope and perform a Long Jump to clear the large gap with 
    ease to pass through the freaky door.  Now Mario will see large Boulders 
    tumbling down a small slope ahead, but in between is a large hole that 
    swallows these Boulders.  Mario will have a choice of going along the 
    left route (Long Jump to the Spinning Heart, followed by a Long Jump to 
    the ground near the slope with the Boulders) or the right path (fight a 
    Spider as you move around the outside ledge, past a door, and then a 
    simple jump to the ground by the slope with the Boulders).  Now that you 
    are here, start up the left side of the slope, picking your way up the 
    hill past the Boulders, using the halfway point cubby hole as a good 
    spot to rest (Coin to recover lost Power Meter), and then you will 
    finally reach the top.  Here is where Mario should move towards the 
    door, but instead of passing through, turn Mario to face the right wall, 
    and then jump towards it.  Now perform Wall jumps to get up to either 
    ledge (both walls have a ledge here), and then jump to get the Power 
    Star to end this task (a rather simple one after the last few being so 
    complicated, eh?).
    
    
    
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
                  III.l ------------- HAZY MAZE CAVE [coins]
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
    
    
    Now you have arrived at the Coin collecting fun for the 100 Coin Power 
    Star!  This level is quite unique in that you can perform it on any 
    Power Star and still go for the maximum total!  I always pick the Red 
    Coins out of habit though for some odd reason (maybe cause I am 
    collecting Coins as it is or something).
    
    Now that charging Spider at the start is still there, but this time you 
    welcome him as you wish to feast on his insides!!!  Actually, you just 
    want the three Coins [three] that he hides within himself, but that is 
    details I suppose.  Anyway, head down the right fork first for this 
    challenge, kill the Spider [six] coming from the chasm on the right, go 
    right pas the second chasm for five Coins [eleven], and then jump the 
    chasm with the dual flamethrower set-up to pass through an oddly 
    inscribed door.  Use the pole to go to the floor below (the jump and 
    Ground Pound works as well), and then Mario should cut right to go to 
    the next corner, climb the steps, and then set foot onto the arrow 
    platform.
    
    Since you are already familiar with the arrow platform, I will skip the 
    instructions for it.  Now that you have set foot onto the arrow 
    platform, make it go away from the ledge to hit the grey stone across 
    the way.  While it is wobbling, jump to the pole on the ledge ahead of 
    Mario to climb up and find an auto elevator platform waiting for Mario 
    to use, so hop on board.  Face forward to bust the Wooden Block in your 
    path, grab the Red Coin [thirteen], jump the stone hurdles, grabbing a 
    Red Coin [fifteen] in the process, kill the Swoop AND grab the Coin 
    [sixteen] without falling off the elevator platform, and then hop to the 
    stone ledge where two more Red Coins await Mario [twenty].  Now turn 
    back to face the way the elevator platform came from to see if the Swoop 
    followed you by jumping around (hope that it did, cause you will have to 
    ride the elevator until you bait it into attacking) and kill it for the 
    single Coin [twenty-one] it holds before hopping down to the arrow 
    platform in the corner of the room nearest Mario.
    
    Now step onto the arrow to go towards the grey stone here, stepping on 
    the arrow to it's right when it hits the grey stone.  Now Mario will be 
    moving out past another grey stone on the right, and move him to stand 
    on the far left corner of the arrow platform to punch the Wooden Block 
    to find a Red Coin [twenty-three].  Once you are clear of the grey stone 
    on the right, turn right to go after the Wooden Block there to punch it 
    to reveal another Red Coin [twenty-five].  Now turn your direction 
    towards the far wall you aimed at originally to continue along past the 
    Mr. I (you can stop and run circles on him to kill him, but you will 
    likely need to go back to the start to reclaim the arrow platform), and 
    then jump the low ledge (your arrow platform will just pass underneath.  
    You should then change direction to move towards the Wooden Block you 
    will see, punching it when it draws near to reveal a Red Coin [twenty-
    seven] inside.  Mario should continue on his present course to leap onto 
    a solid ledge where a Red Coin [twenty-nine] spins majestically awaiting 
    pick-up, causing the Power Star to appear on the Power Star Shadow 
    below.  
    
    Now Mario will need to jump back to his arrow platform to ride towards 
    the Mr. I in the corner, get off of the arrow platform, and then quickly 
    run circles around the Mr. I to kill it for a Blue Coin [thirty-Four] 
    before hopping back on the arrow platform to move towards the next Mr. I 
    on his small ledge.  Here is the last task in the air, so run around the 
    Mr. I carefully (take your time as you slowly move around it) to kill it 
    for a Blue Coin [thirty-nine] before dropping to the floor below.  Here 
    you will slaughter a couple Spiders [forty-five] before heading through 
    the door to find five Coins [fifty] before hopping through the hole to 
    pass down into the Hazy Maze itself.
    
    ______________________________
    Key                           |
                                  |
    B - Blue Coin Block           |
    b - Blue Coins (From Block)   |
    D - Bottomless Pit Door       |
    E - Entrance                  |
    G - Green Box (Metal Cap)     |
    M - Monty Mole 1-Up Challenge |
    P - Power Star Door           |
    S - Snifit                    |
    W - Swoops (Bats)             |
    X - Regular Exit              |
    ______________________________|
    
          _________                 ______                ____
         |         \               /      |              |    |
         |          \_____________/       |              |  E |
         |                                |              |    |
         |_______                         |              |    |
                 |     ___________        |              |    |
     _______     |    |           |       |              |    |
    |       |    |    |           |       |              |    |
    | G     |____|    |           |       |              |    |
    |              S  |            \       \_____________|    |
    |  S              |             \                         |
    |                 |              \           1         S  |
    |        _________|               \__________________     |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                            |    |
    |       |                                           /     |
    |       |__________________________________________/      |
    |                                                         |
    |           B         b                                 G |
    |                                                         |
    |__________      _________   b  __________________________|
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |
               |    |         |    |___________________
               |    |         |                        \
               | G  |         |   b               1 b   \
               |    |         |_____________________     \
               |    |                               \     |____
               |    |                                |    |    |
               |    |                                |b  b|  D |
               |    |                                |  b |____|
               |     \                              /     |
               |      \____________________________/      |
                \  W W                                    |
                 \                                  S    /
                  \ W W                                 /
                   \___________________________________/
                                  |     |
                                  |  P  |
                                  |_____|
    
    
    This is the entire Hazy Maze, and you will be visiting every nook and 
    cranny of it, so make good use of the Metal Caps strewn through out it 
    ok?  Head forward as fast as you can to leave the toxic gas behind as 
    you kill a Snifit [fifty-two], then go break out the Metal Cap, and then 
    back track to pass through the Monty Moles (stop and kill eight of them 
    for a 1-Up Mushroom if you wish), and then turn left at the first 
    opportunity to torch another Snifit [fifty-four].  Continue along to 
    kill yet another Snifit [fifty-six] turn right to get a Metal Cap from a 
    Green Block, and then move past the Blue Coin Block to kill off the four 
    Swoops [sixty].  Now smash the Green Block for a Metal Cap, return to 
    Ground Pound the Blue Coin Switch, and then sprint down to the lower 
    path to get the close Blue Coin before turning right immediately to run 
    up that corridor grabbing the remaining six Blue Coins in the limited 
    time [ninety-five] (this is tough, so be fast and efficient as you run 
    to get them all).
    
    You will then continue along the same direction in this corridor to kill 
    a Snifit [ninety-seven], pass the "D" ledge on the map, and continuing 
    on to jump to the "P" ledge to pass through the door.  Here you will 
    collect five Coins [one hundred] to make the Power Star appear!  Collect 
    it and you are done the challenge.  Continue on though if you wish to go 
    for the maximum Coin Score!
    
    Kill the two Swoops [one hundred two] as you dodge the Fireballer 
    attacks, the exit back into the Hazy Maze.  Head right to go up to the 
    "D" ledge to pass through the door to find two Swoops to kill [one 
    hundred four] guarding the passage to an elevator pad which Mario should 
    take upwards to find a metal door to pass through.  Here you will need 
    to go hand-over-hand on the wire caging above (hold A Button to retain 
    your grip on the wire caging) to get five Coins [one hundred nine] 
    before moving forward to bait the Swoop into attacking [one hundred 
    ten].  Jump down to the lower ledge to kill another two Swoops [one 
    hundred twelve] and then a Spider [one hundred fifteen].  Now head up 
    the slope with Boulders to get five Coins [one hundred twenty], pass 
    through the door, and then get the ring of Coins [one hundred twenty-
    eight] before using the elevator pad to head down to the next level.
    
    Bust the Green Block here for the Metal Cap, run down the brown path to 
    follow it through the water to find a switch to trip, opening the wire 
    caging to the left to reveal the door.  Pass on through the door to kill 
    the Spider [one hundred thirty-one] before returning to the main cavern.  
    Now use the sea creature to get onto the main island here to collect the 
    ring of Coins [one hundred thirty-nine] there before grabbing the Power 
    Star there to record your high score!
    
    
    
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                  III.m ----------- LETHAL LAVA LAND [stars]
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                             ==================
                             BOIL THE BIG BULLY
                             ==================
    
    There are two different options for defeating this mission/boss, and I 
    will list them here. Option 1 is the fast way, and Option 2 is the 
    originally intended way. Relax, and enjoy.
    
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    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin the stage, walk to the right a slight bit, and then begin 
    running towards the left side of the screen. Perform a long jump by 
    holding down the Z Trigger quickly, and pressing the jump button. You 
    will reach a grey island with a red exclamation point box overhead, 
    meaning that there is a Wing Cap here. If you get transported to the 
    cage with the Mr. I above you, just move around and then stand still to 
    get transported back.
    
    Break open the red exclamation point box, and equip the Wing Cap. With 
    the Wing Cap on, perform a triple jump (in place, just like a double 
    jump, only once more; not the actual triple jump with running), and you 
    will speed off into the sunset. Or something. Land near the platform 
    above the big jigsaw puzzle straight ahead, and triple jump back into 
    the air to fly. Glide over to the high up platform on the right that has 
    the Big Bully boss on it.
    
    As you could probably tell just by checking him out, he is extremely 
    large, and in charge. God, I love words that rhyme. I also love the 
    sound effects that the Big Bully boss makes. They "UH-UGH!" in a very 
    muffled way. Really funny stuff. Anyways, you will have to defeat the 
    Big Bully by knocking him into the lava on the side of the platform, but 
    this is easier said than done.
    
    Start the battle off by taking note that the Big Bully will charge VERY 
    fast towards poor old Mario's ass, and if he hits you, you will be sent 
    flying into the lava below, which will deduct three health points from 
    your health meter. You can only avoid his fast attacks by bumping him, 
    as well, as he is too fast to outrun.
    
    Simply bumping the Big Bully boss is not enough to destroy him. He will 
    quickly recover from the bump, and begin charging and bumping, himself. 
    This is definitely not good, and a complete waste of your precious time, 
    on your part. As soon as you bump him in defense, begin charging towards 
    him, and jump into the air to bump him backwards more as an offensive 
    maneuver. If you knock the Big Bully off to the left, and he lands on 
    the lava covered platform, lure him to one of the sides, and the lava 
    will melt him.
    
    Once you have felled the Big Bully into the lava, he will slowly burn 
    away to a crisp in the lava ocean below... And a Power Star will appear 
    out of nowhere! How interesting! It will appear in the background, atop 
    of a fairly large platform that is straight ahead in the back (towards 
    the top of the screen). To reach it, you will have to very quickly cross 
    a series of steps that will fall after you have touched them. Once atop 
    of the large platform, collect the Power Star to end the mission.
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    Wow, we are already at Lethal Lava Land, and boy, are my eyes tired! 
    Probably due to lack of sleep from trying to get this friggin' 
    walkthrough done... *grumble, grumble* Anyways, as we start out, we will 
    notice a LOT of lava surrounding the small floating platform that we are 
    floating on. I guess that is why they call it Lethal Lava Land, eh? 
    Remember to avoid falling into the lava, as it will take away around 
    three points off of your health.
    
    Start this mission off by walking towards the right of the platform that 
    you are currently on, and jump over to the longer platform to the right. 
    On this platform, you will want to go straight up at the fork in the 
    path. Watch out over the gold platform, as fireballs like to come out of 
    nowhere and cross the platform in an attempt to hit you, which is never 
    good.
    
    Soon, you will discover that there is a Bully on the next platform 
    straight ahead, beyond the tiny step. This thing is a very Super Mario-
    esque looking enemy that looks like a bomb with devil horns that are 
    green and yellow. You can destroy him by simply jumping and bumping him 
    until he falls off of the ledge, and into the lava below to cook to a 
    crisp. You will get a grand total of one coin for killing it. Big wow, 
    eh?
    
    Decide to travel to the left on this platform, and you will soon 
    encounter a blue steel bridge that is sliced in two pieces, and they 
    will connect every so often to create a bridge that you can cross for 
    around one full second, and then they will quickly break apart once 
    again. Simply stand near the bridge, and once it creates a full bridge, 
    walk, and jump, across it.
    
    You will now find yourself on a black, wired platform with a Mr. I enemy 
    at the center of it. Run circles around it until it falls and dies, and 
    then collect the blue coin for health, if you need. There is a teleport 
    that we do not have to take in this mission in the cage where the Mr. I 
    villain was sitting at, but I thought that I should at least note it. 
    Don't go in it, though. 
    
    Take the platform further left, and onto a gold platform with arrows 
    leading the way. You will soon find your first lava covered platform in 
    the game. This platform will become soaked with lava every second or so, 
    all the way up to where the coins are resting at. In other words, you 
    will want to be up where those coins are once that lava begins to rise 
    up. 
    
    Cross over the platform leading towards the top of the screen, all the 
    while avoiding the lava that rises up to the center of the platform 
    while you walk across it, as well as the corners every now and then, so 
    watch out for that. You will soon find a jigsaw puzzle of Bowser in the 
    center of the upcoming platform. This is, formally known, as the jigsaw 
    platform. There are several Red Coins on this platform, so take note of 
    that.
    
    The jigsaw platform is quite tricky when trying to put it into words, 
    but I will certainly try my best to sum it all up. As you walk across 
    the jigsaw platform, you will notice that there are several pieces of 
    the puzzle shifting to a different area of the core. This is completely 
    random. Like all jigsaw puzzles, this one is missing a piece, and a God 
    of sorts, is playing around with the puzzle, trying to figure it out. 
    Even if the puzzle is completed, it will not stop shifting. You can tell 
    if a piece is going to move by the trembling pieces, so be very careful 
    when crossing this platform.
    
    You will want to dart past the jigsaw platform that you are currently 
    on, and jump over to the golden arrow platform that is straight ahead. 
    Straight ahead, you will notice two Bully enemies. These things are a 
    very Super Mario-esque looking enemy that looks like a bomb with devil 
    horns that are green and yellow. You can destroy them by simply jumping 
    and bumping them until they fall off of the ledge, and into the lava 
    below to cook to a crisp. You will have to grab a grand total of one 
    coin per enemy for killing them. Big wow, eh?
    
    From here, you can walk over towards the top of the screen, and jump 
    over to the spinning pyro platform. Boy, this stage is like a big circus 
    with all of these different kinds of platforms alone. This platform will 
    provide the constant flamethrowers with a rotation that will catch your 
    buns on fire if you get hit by the flames.
    
    Jump off to the right, and onto the three wooden square pegs that are 
    floating in the lava. Contrary to popular belief, these will NOT sink 
    into the lava. However, there are fireballs that will cross the wooden 
    pegs every now and then, so still be on your toes. Your health may be 
    low by now, so jump off to the right again, and land on one of the lava 
    covered platform, collecting the coins along the way.
    
    Jump up onto the tall platform to reach the boss, Big Bully. As you 
    could probably tell just by checking him out, he is extremely large, and 
    in charge. God, I love words that rhyme. I also love the sound effects 
    that the Big Bully boss makes. They "UH-UGH!" in a very muffled way. 
    Really funny stuff. Anyways, you will have to defeat the Big Bully by 
    knocking him into the lava on the side of the platform, but this is 
    easier said than done.
    
    Start the battle off by taking note that the Big Bully will charge VERY 
    fast towards poor old Mario's ass, and if he hits you, you will be sent 
    flying into the lava below, which will deduct three health points from 
    your health meter. You can only avoid his fast attacks by bumping him, 
    as well, as he is too fast to outrun.
    
    Simply bumping the Big Bully boss is not enough to destroy him. He will 
    quickly recover from the bump, and begin charging and bumping, himself. 
    This is definitely not good, and a complete waste of your precious time, 
    on your part. As soon as you bump him in defense, begin charging towards 
    him, and jump into the air to bump him backwards more as an offensive 
    maneuver. If you knock the Big Bully off to the left, and he lands on 
    the lava covered platform, lure him to one of the sides, and the lava 
    will melt him.
    
    Once you have felled the Big Bully into the lava, he will slowly burn 
    away to a crisp in the lava ocean below... And a Power Star will appear 
    out of nowhere! How interesting! It will appear in the background, atop 
    of a fairly large platform that is straight ahead in the back (towards 
    the top of the screen). To reach it, you will have to very quickly cross 
    a series of steps that will fall after you have touched them. Once atop 
    of the large platform, collect the Power Star to end the mission.
    
    
                               =================
                               BULLY THE BULLIES
                               =================
    
    There are two options; fast, and slow. Fast will be listed as Option 1, 
    and slow will be listed at Option 2. Enjoy.
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin the stage, walk to the right a slight bit, and then begin 
    running towards the left side of the screen. Perform a long jump by 
    holding down the Z Trigger quickly, and pressing the jump button. You 
    will reach a grey island with a red exclamation point box overhead, 
    meaning that there is a Wing Cap here. If you get transported to the 
    cage with the Mr. I above you, just move around and then stand still to 
    get transported back.
    
    Break open the red exclamation point box, and equip the Wing Cap. With 
    the Wing Cap on, perform a triple jump (in place, just like a double 
    jump, only once more; not the actual triple jump with running), and you 
    will speed off into the sunset. Or something. Land near the "C" shaped 
    platform near the rotating flat-wheel platform (near volcano), and then 
    triple jump to gain more speed. Go further northeast a slight bit, and 
    land on the big brown platform with the circle of coins and three Bully 
    enemies.
    
    It is here where you will encounter THREE of the Bully bosses like we 
    discovered in the first mission on the stage. Super Mario 64 had a lot 
    of recurring fights, didn't it? Anyways, obviously the strategy is a 
    little different when dealing with three of these things at a time 
    compared to the likeness of one, but the general idea is the same, 
    regardless.
    
    Start the battle off by attacking the Bully boss on the left side; it 
    obviously has followed you towards the edge of the platform, considering 
    the fact that you jumped onto its side of the platform, so this should 
    be an instant kill. Now, all you have to is worry about the other two 
    Big Bully bosses instead.
    
    While it may seem like a good idea to march over to the last Bully boss 
    on the right and bump it off of the ledge like you did the one to the 
    left, this is a very stupid idea, as it will provoke both of the Bully 
    bosses to come after you swiftly, and with two of these things bumping 
    you at the same time, there is no hope for recovery in any circumstance. 
    Not that you can also Ground Pound all three Bullies off of the ledge 
    once you lure them over to a side.
    
    With the two left, my best advice is to simply out-butt them one at a 
    time. If you charge at the one at center, and push him towards the back, 
    he will have very little time to recover, at best. So try to knock him 
    off out the back door, k? As for the last one left... Oh, come on. He 
    cannot be TOO much trouble compared to the others. They're all the same, 
    for crying out loud! Just simply bump him off of the platform by bumping 
    him over and over again until he finally falls off.
    
    This will trigger another baddie, though, and that baddie is the Big 
    Bully from the last mission. Oh yes, he is back and meaner than all of 
    hell put together. Actually, he is identical to the last boss battle 
    that we had with him in the first mission of the game, but oh well. No 
    bother, right?
    
    Start the battle off by taking note that the Big Bully will charge VERY 
    fast towards poor old Mario's ass, and if he hits you, you will be sent 
    flying into the lava below, which will deduct three health points from 
    your health meter. You can only avoid his fast attacks by bumping him, 
    as well, as he is too fast to outrun.
    
    Simply bumping the Big Bully boss is not enough to destroy him. He will 
    quickly recover from the bump, and begin charging and bumping, himself. 
    This is definitely not good, and a complete waste of your precious time, 
    on your part. As soon as you bump him in defense, begin charging towards 
    him, and jump into the air to bump him backwards more as an offensive 
    maneuver. After the boss fight is over with, take the Power Star from 
    the center of the platform to exit the stage.
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    Start this mission off by walking towards the right of the platform that 
    you are currently on, and jump over to the longer platform to the right. 
    On this platform, you will want to go straight up at the fork in the 
    path. Watch out over the gold platform, as fireballs like to come out of 
    nowhere and cross the platform in an attempt to hit you, which is never 
    good.
    
    Soon, you will discover that there is a Bully on the next platform 
    straight ahead, beyond the tiny step. This thing is a very Super Mario-
    esque looking enemy that looks like a bomb with devil horns that are 
    green and yellow. You can destroy him by simply jumping and bumping him 
    until he falls off of the ledge, and into the lava below to cook to a 
    crisp. You will have to grab a grand total of one coin for killing it.
    
    After you have destroyed the Bully up here and collected the coin, go to 
    the right on this platform. You will have to cross a wired burner, where 
    a flame will come up ever now and then. Time the way you walk, and walk 
    right over it when you see fit. Turn, and begin walking towards the top 
    of the screen. It is here where you will encounter the wobbly platforms.
    
    Jump onto the wobbly platform straight ahead. You will notice that, 
    whichever direction that you turn in, the wobbly platform will dip down 
    into the lava. In other words, be EXTREMELY careful on this platform, as 
    you can, and will, get burnt. Jump over to the next wobbly platform 
    located above the first one, and jump over to the rotating flat-wheel 
    platform near the volcano to northwest of the screen.
    
    From here, you will soon notice that this platform likes to spin in 
    circles to the point that you expect Mario to blow chunks everywhere. If 
    this were Conker's Bad Fur Day, Mario probably would have blown chunks 
    everywhere. Anyways, as this platform spins in circles, the volcano in 
    the center will spit out nasty fireballs at random, so be careful not to 
    get hit by them.
    
    After you have the basic pattern of this down, go to the top of the 
    rotating flat-wheel platform, and jump onto the flamethrower platform to 
    collect a 1-Up Mushroom. Be very careful when doing this, however, as 
    the platform itself is quite narrow. Jump back over to the rotating 
    flat-wheel platform.
    
    Once you are back on the rotating flat-wheel platform, you can go to the 
    lava covered platform, and begin walking across it, collecting the coins 
    along the way. Watch out for the lava as it rises near your poor feet. 
    Once you make it across this platform, jump over to the trailing 
    platform that sort of looks like a big maze. As you make your way across 
    this one, watch out at the "elbows" of the platform, as random fireballs 
    like to cross over it.
    
    After you have made your way completely around the trailing platform, 
    you can ignore the bouncing box, and jump off over on the lava rising 
    mini-platforms. Every bit except for the tips of the center will cover 
    up with lava, so you can wait it out in the center of them all. There 
    are four of them, and they are all connected together to make traveling 
    a little easier on us all.
    
    You will want to trail on over towards the left side of the lava covered 
    mini-platforms, march upwards, and wait for the floating cage to come 
    by. This cage will not sink when you jump onto it; it merely sways back 
    and forth so that you can reach the big dark brown platform up ahead. 
    Once you reach your destination, jump off onto it.
    
    It is here where you will encounter THREE of the Bully bosses like we 
    discovered in the first mission on the stage. Super Mario 64 had a lot 
    of recurring fights, didn't it? Anyways, obviously the strategy is a 
    little different when dealing with three of these things at a time 
    compared to the likeness of one, but the general idea is the same, 
    regardless.
    
    Start the battle off by attacking the Bully boss on the left side; it 
    obviously has followed you towards the edge of the platform, considering 
    the fact that you jumped onto its side of the platform, so this should 
    be an instant kill. Now, all you have to is worry about the other two 
    Big Bully bosses instead.
    
    While it may seem like a good idea to march over to the last Bully boss 
    on the right and bump it off of the ledge like you did the one to the 
    left, this is a very stupid idea, as it will provoke both of the Bully 
    bosses to come after you swiftly, and with two of these things bumping 
    you at the same time, there is no hope for recovery in any circumstance. 
    Not that you can also Ground Pound all three Bullies off of the ledge 
    once you lure them over to a side.
    
    With the two left, my best advice is to simply out-butt them one at a 
    time. If you charge at the one at center, and push him towards the back, 
    he will have very little time to recover, at best. So try to knock him 
    off out the back door, k? As for the last one left... Oh, come on. He 
    cannot be TOO much trouble compared to the others. They're all the same, 
    for crying out loud! Just simply bump him off of the platform by bumping 
    him over and over again until he finally falls off.
    
    This will trigger another baddie, though, and that baddie is the Big 
    Bully from the last mission. Oh yes, he is back and meaner than all of 
    hell put together. Actually, he is identical to the last boss battle 
    that we had with him in the first mission of the game, but oh well. No 
    bother, right?
    
    Start the battle off by taking note that the Big Bully will charge VERY 
    fast towards poor old Mario's ass, and if he hits you, you will be sent 
    flying into the lava below, which will deduct three health points from 
    your health meter. You can only avoid his fast attacks by bumping him, 
    as well, as he is too fast to outrun.
    
    Simply bumping the Big Bully boss is not enough to destroy him. He will 
    quickly recover from the bump, and begin charging and bumping, himself. 
    This is definitely not good, and a complete waste of your precious time, 
    on your part. As soon as you bump him in defense, begin charging towards 
    him, and jump into the air to bump him backwards more as an offensive 
    maneuver. After the boss fight is over with, take the Power Star from 
    the center of the platform to exit the stage.
    
    
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                           8 COIN PUZZLE WITH 15 PIECES
                           ============================
    
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    One of the MANY, MANY reasons that I am smarter than Brian is that I 
    chose to write for this stage, which contains (literally) the easiest 
    Power Star to get in the entire game, and that Power Star is the eight 
    Red Coins in Lethal Lava Land. It's okay, Brian, I have to do Wet-Dry 
    World, which is the most annoying thing on the face of the planet.
    
    Start this mission off by walking towards the right of the platform that 
    you are currently on, and jump over to the longer platform to the right. 
    On this platform, you will want to go straight up at the fork in the 
    path. Watch out over the gold platform, as fireballs like to come out of 
    nowhere and cross the platform in an attempt to hit you, which is never 
    good. Soon, you will discover that there is a Bully on the next platform 
    straight ahead, beyond the tiny step. You will get a grand total of one 
    coin for killing it, so I hope that you do not need any health.
    
    Decide to travel to the left on this platform, and you will soon 
    encounter a blue steel bridge that is sliced in two pieces, and they 
    will connect every so often to create a bridge that you can cross for 
    around one full second, and then they will quickly break apart once 
    again. Simply stand near the bridge, and once it creates a full bridge, 
    walk, and jump, across it.
    
    You will now find yourself on a black, wired platform with a Mr. I enemy 
    at the center of it. Run circles around it until it falls and dies, and 
    then collect the blue coin for health, if you need. There is a teleport 
    that we do not have to take in this mission in the cage where the Mr. I 
    villain was sitting at, but I thought that I should at least note it. 
    Don't go in it, though. 
    
    Take the platform further left, and onto a gold platform with arrows 
    leading the way. You will soon find a lava covered platform that is 
    quite tricky. Actually, you did it in the first mission. This platform 
    will become soaked with lava every second or so, all the way up to where 
    the coins are resting at. In other words, you will want to be up where 
    those coins are once that lava begins to rise up. 
    
    Cross over the platform leading towards the top of the screen, all the 
    while avoiding the lava that rises up to the center of the platform 
    while you walk across it, as well as the corners every now and then, so 
    watch out for that. You will soon find a jigsaw puzzle of Bowser in the 
    center of the upcoming platform. This is, formally known, as the jigsaw 
    platform.
    
    The jigsaw platform is quite tricky when trying to put it into words, 
    but I will certainly try my best to sum it all up. As you walk across 
    the jigsaw platform, you will notice that there are several pieces of 
    the puzzle shifting to a different area of the core. This is completely 
    random. Like all jigsaw puzzles, this one is missing a piece, and a God 
    of sorts, is playing around with the puzzle, trying to figure it out. 
    Even if the puzzle is completed, it will not stop shifting. You can tell 
    if a piece is going to move by the trembling pieces, so be very careful 
    when maneuvering on this platform.
    
    Here is an ASCII map of the jigsaw puzzle, and the Red Coin locations on 
    it. Keep in mind that ALL eight Red Coins are on this jigsaw puzzle, and 
    the Power Star appears in the upper right-hand corner once you have 
    collected all eight Red Coins on the jigsaw puzzle itself. Enjoy.
    
    
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    #  1  ##  B  ##  2  ##  B  #@  X  @
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    #  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  #
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    #  3  ##  B  ##  4  ##  B  ##  5  #
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    #  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  #
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    #  6  ##  B  ##  7  ##  B  ##  8  #
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    ###################################
    
    Key:
    B = Blank
    1 = Red Coin
    2 = Red Coin
    3 = Red Coin
    4 = Red Coin
    5 = Red Coin
    6 = Red Coin
    7 = Red Coin
    8 = Red Coin
    X = Power Star Location
    
    
    As stated before, this is the easiest Power Star to get in the entire 
    game, in my opinion. The map indicates where all of the eight Red Coins 
    are, so get them in any fashion you like. With the way the jigsaw puzzle 
    moves, there are no tips that I can give you besides to move whenever 
    the jigsaw piece that you are standing on moves. I think this is easy 
    enough that you can do it on your own. Once you collect the eight Red 
    Coins, collect the Power Star on the lone platform northeast on the 
    puzzle to exit the stage.
    
    
                             ===================
                             RED HOT LOG ROLLING
                             ===================
    
    Starting this stage off, let me state that there are two options that 
    you can use. The first option in a short-cut, and the second option is 
    the intended path to take from the developers perspective. Obviously, 
    the short-cut is a lot easier to pull off than the actual path, but it 
    is entirely up to you. I will list them both in full walkthrough format, 
    for your reading pleasure. In fact, I will include a bonus third option 
    that is an alteration of the first option.
    
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    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin the stage, walk to the right a slight bit, and then begin 
    running towards the left side of the screen. Perform a long jump by 
    holding down the Z Trigger quickly, and pressing the jump button. You 
    will reach a grey island with a red exclamation point box overhead, 
    meaning that there is a Wing Cap here. If you get transported to the 
    cage with the Mr. I above you, just move around and then stand still to 
    get transported back.
    
    Break open the red exclamation point box, and equip the Wing Cap. With 
    the Wing Cap on, perform a triple jump (in place, just like a double 
    jump, only once more; not the actual triple jump with running), and you 
    will speed off into the sunset. Or something. Glide over to the black 
    platform in a straight line, that is right near the golden arrow 
    entrance to the actual stage.
    
    Once you have landed, quickly hop up, and face northeast. Perform 
    another standing still triple jump, and glide into the air. You will 
    want to go around the black cage to your right. So slightly begin 
    pulling right, and make it around the cage. Completely ignore the log 
    that rests here, and glide straight in to reach the Power Star. Wasn't 
    that easy?
    
    
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    Option 2
    --------
    
    You can start out by running over to the right of the platform, and 
    performing a double jump over the lava pit. On the other side of the 
    lava pit is where you will (hopefully) land. Continue walking over to 
    the right, and you will soon find the arch entrance to enter. Go through 
    the golden arrow platform, dodging the fireballs that come out and 
    stroll over the platform to the other side.
    
    Climb the stairs (or one step, however you put it), and knock the Bully 
    off and into the lava above the platform. Collect the coin that the body 
    will spit out, and travel over to the right. Pass over the flamethrower 
    that is inside of the platform, and walk up the golden arrow platform. 
    Jump over to the first wobbly platform.
    
    From here, jump on over to the next wobbly platform directly above this 
    one. Now you can simply jump over to the lava covered platform straight 
    ahead (once the lava is not rising, of course), and walk along to the 
    right, following the path. Change the camera angle so that it is in back 
    of Mario, and jump over to the next lava covered platform to the right, 
    once the lava is down.
    
    Walk along the lava covered platform until you reach the golden arrow 
    platform, and take that one to the taller, larger, grey platform 
    straight ahead. Jump up onto it, and you will face a gang of Bullies yet 
    again, much like in the second mission. There are a total of two (big 
    wow) Bullies on this platform, so lure them to an edge, and knock them 
    off. If they knock you into the lava, grab a few of the coins on this 
    platform.
    
    Now, jump on over to the black caged platform to the right (south), and 
    it will take you further south to a new area. Ignore the three flame 
    jets that will pierce through the lava in an attempt to hit you by 
    maneuvering yourself on the black caged platform to avoid them. Finally, 
    jump off onto the grey stone platform steps.
    
    Climb up the few platforms that are here by simply walking forward, and 
    jump onto the log that is awaiting your arrival. You will want to hug 
    the left side a little bit while running towards the right, to make the 
    log roll over towards the west. Stop running every second or so, and 
    wait a half of a second to catch up with falling back, and then continue 
    running. Run over towards the top of the log, and jump off to the 
    platform. Walk down the golden arrow hill to reach the Power Star.
    
    
    --------
    Option 3
    --------
    
    Start this mission off by walking towards the right of the platform that 
    you are currently on, and jump over to the longer platform to the right. 
    On this platform, you will want to go straight up at the fork in the 
    path. Watch out over the gold platform, as fireballs like to come out of 
    nowhere and cross the platform in an attempt to hit you, which is never 
    good. Destroy the Big Bully on the next platform.
    
    Decide to travel to the left on this platform, and you will soon 
    encounter a blue steel bridge that is sliced in two pieces, and they 
    will connect every so often to create a bridge that you can cross for 
    around one full second, and then they will quickly break apart once 
    again. Simply stand near the bridge, and once it creates a full bridge, 
    walk, and jump, across it.
    
    You will now find yourself on a black, wired platform with a Mr. I enemy 
    at the center of it. Run circles around it until it falls and dies, and 
    then collect the blue coin for health, if you need. There is a teleport 
    that we do will have to take in this mission in the cage where the Mr. I 
    villain was sitting at. Simply drop down to teleport to the island. 
    
    You will be teleported to a grey island that is to the southwest of the 
    full screen, with a red exclamation point box overhead, meaning that 
    there is a Wing Cap here. If you get transported to the cage with the 
    Mr. I above you, just move around and then stand still to get 
    transported back.
    
    Break open the red exclamation point box, and equip the Wing Cap. With 
    the Wing Cap on, perform a triple jump (in place, just like a double 
    jump, only once more; not the actual triple jump with running), and you 
    will speed off into the sunset. Or something. Glide over to the black 
    platform in a straight line, that is right near the golden arrow 
    entrance to the actual stage.
    
    Once you have landed, quickly hop up, and face northeast. Perform 
    another standing still triple jump, and glide into the air. You will 
    want to go around the black cage to your right. So slightly begin 
    pulling right, and make it around the cage. Completely ignore the log 
    that rests here, and glide straight in to reach the Power Star. Wasn't 
    that easy?
    
    
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                          HOT FOOT IT IN THE VOLCANO
                          ==========================
    
    As a child, I could never figure out what in the bloody hell the last 
    two missions were, because I cannot read Kanji, and considering my 
    version is Japanese, it presented a problem. But eventually, I found out 
    exactly what to do, and I shall now tell you exactly how to do what to 
    do that it is that you must do. Whoopideedoo!
    
    You can start out by running over to the right of the platform, and 
    performing a double jump over the lava pit. On the other side of the 
    lava pit is where you will (hopefully) land. Continue walking over to 
    the right, and you will soon find the arch entrance to enter. Go through 
    the golden arrow platform, dodging the fireballs that come out and 
    stroll over the platform to the other side.
    
    Climb the lone step that waits for you, and knock the Bully off and into 
    the lava above the platform. Collect the coin that the body will spit 
    out, and travel over to the right. Pass over the flamethrower that is 
    inside of the platform, and walk up the golden arrow platform. Jump over 
    to the first wobbly platform.
    
    From here, jump on over to the next wobbly platform directly above this 
    one. Now you can simply jump over to the rotating flat-wheel platform on 
    the left of the platform that you are currently wobbling back and forth 
    on top of. Once you have made it over here, get prepared to be spun 
    around in circles, and avoid the fireballs that come out of the volcano.
    
    Heeeey... Speaking of that volcano, I wonder what it looks like on the 
    inside--don't you?? Try a swift triple jump from the rotating flat-wheel 
    platform, straight into the volcano ONCE it stops spitting out those 
    fireballs left and right. You will land very safely inside of this deep 
    volcano... It certainly did not look this big from the outside, that's 
    for sure. 
    
    There will be two missions that you must complete inside of this volcano 
    for Power Stars five and six (and the seventh, actually), but we will 
    complete the fifth right now. From the dark rock you are currently 
    standing on, jump on over to the next dark rock to the right. There will 
    be a small line of coins on this rock, and watch out for those pesky, 
    darn fireballs that will cross the dark rock.
    
    At the end of the platform, you will have to make a high jump over to 
    the next platform, which is a long, winding series around the walls of 
    the volcano that leads to the fifth Power Star, but after a small bit of 
    struggle, at best. Collect the coins as you walk up the winding 
    platform, and ignore the wall unit that spits out flames every now and 
    then. 
    
    Once you reach the end of the line for this platform, simply jump up 
    onto the next that will wind around the volcano, or at least part of it. 
    Up here, you will notice a Bully that is quite angry at you, for some 
    god-awful reason. The easy way to get rid of its pesky attitude is by 
    simply ignoring it. You can knock it off of the right side, though, and 
    you will still collect your coin, even from this high up.
    
    Jump up onto the next platform above the one that you are currently on, 
    and walk slowly towards the next area. All of the sudden, you will 
    notice that the wall is mechanical, and it will soon come crashing down 
    in front of you. Taking this to heart, you can triple jump up to the 
    next platform easily whilst dodging the crashing wall, or you can simply 
    backflip up to the platform by pressing your back against the wall and 
    holding the Z trigger, then jumping. Your choice, really.
    
    Once you have made it up onto this platform, walk on over straight 
    ahead. You can now jump over to the first floating platform, as well as 
    jump on over to the right to hit the heart container refill icon 
    thingymajigger. From here, jump back over to the next floating platform, 
    and cross over the series of floating platforms throughout, until you 
    reach a solid platform up ahead.
    
    Patiently wait until the first wall unit stops blowing flames out, and 
    jump over to the platform where it is located at. Quickly run through 
    here, collecting the coins as you go, and avoiding the flamethrower wall 
    units even faster. Jump over the small ledge directly after the two wall 
    units.
    
    Once you have reached this platform, you will notice a Bully that is 
    directly in front of you. Just bump into him a few times until he falls 
    off dead ahead, near where the lavafall (hehe, like a waterfall, only 
    with lava) is. Collect his coin if you need it, and walk over the 
    bridge-like platform, and to the bamboo that you can climb.
    
    Begin climbing the first piece of bamboo all the way to the top, and 
    position yourself to where you will cling onto the piece of bamboo to 
    the left. From here, jump off again without moving Mario a single inch. 
    He will cling onto the piece of bamboo to the right with ease. Now, sway 
    on over to where you will fly off of this piece of bamboo, and to the 
    one in the background (last piece).
    
    Once you have clung yourself to the very last piece of bamboo, simply 
    turn yourself to an angle which you will fall onto the last platform, 
    where the rubble and Power Star rests. Jump off, and you will likely 
    land near the collapsed podiums. Regardless, hop up, and walk over to 
    the Power Star and collect it to end the mission.
    
    
                        ============================
                        ELEVATOR TOUR IN THE VOLCANO
                        ============================
    
    Ahhhh, another one of the two volcano missions that I discussed in the 
    last mission's description! This one is a little bit like the last, only 
    without all of the hard parts added to it. Start out by jumping over the 
    decent sized gap to the right to reach the other side. Follow this path 
    a slight bit until you reach the golden arrow platform.
    
    From here, head straight, and watch out for the fireballs that will 
    cross over the bridge here. Jump over the small step, and land directly 
    bumping chests with the Bully that lays on this platform. This should 
    send the poor devil over the edge and into the pit of lava on the other 
    side of this place. Poor little thing. Take the coin that it will spit 
    out upon death.
    
    Here, go to the right, and jump straight over to the golden arrows 
    platform, completely ignoring the flamethrower black cage that was in 
    the way of the other path. With this done, jump straight onto the first 
    wobbly platform, and jump up and onto the second one towards the top of 
    the screen compared to the rest. From here, double jump over to the 
    rotating flat-wheel platform on the left of the platform that you are 
    currently on.
    
    Once you arrive on the rotating flat-wheel platform, you will likely be 
    spun into a dizzy daze, all the while avoiding the rainfall of fireballs 
    that the volcano will violently spit out. If you wish, you can collect a 
    few of the 1-Ups in this area, including the one of top of the 
    flamethrower, and the one to the northwest of the volcano (long jump to 
    reach the "C" shaped platform). Once the fireballs stop coming out, 
    triple jump into the volcano.
    
    Now that you have safely landed inside of the big, bad volcano, quickly 
    turn your camera angle around to adjust where you are located at. 
    Instead of going to the right like before, we are going to go to the 
    left, hence why I had you turn the camera angle around. Jump over to the 
    next dark platform, and the one after that, as well.
    
    On this dark platform, you will notice that the next platform in line 
    for you to jump to has a lone coin on it, as well as a elevator platform 
    that will take you around the volcano on a little "mission," if you 
    will. To reach the platform, simply jump over, and if your jump was not 
    high enough, simply jump kick to gain an added boost.
    
    Hop onto the elevator platform, and get prepared to boogie-oogie-oogie 
    'till you just can't boogie no more. Okay, so some disco songs are okay. 
    The elevator platform will move around in a full circle before take off. 
    Once it begins spiraling upwards, you will soon notice a second elevator 
    platform in the distance. 
    
    You will also notice that the black balls have run out, meaning the 
    elevator platform that you are currently on is about to crash into the 
    lava below. In other words, just jump over to the next damn elevator 
    platform before you get yourself killed! Once you have landed on this 
    elevator platform, it will waste no time to get rolling towards the top 
    of the volcano.
    
    Now, you will soon have to take note of a long bamboo stick that is on a 
    very tiny floating platform that is so little, that Mario could not even 
    fit one foot on it. You will also notice that the black balls wrap 
    around the bamboo pole, and then cut off, so you must jump from the 
    elevator platform to the bamboo stick, and hang on tightly.
    
    Begin climbing up to the very top of the bamboo stick, but be VERY 
    careful not to get burnt by the dual rotating constant flamethrowers on 
    the platform. Jump over to the platform, and remember that if you get 
    burnt, to run around in CIRCLES on this platform to cool off, that way 
    you do not plummet to your fiery grave down below.
    
    From this dual rotating constant flamethrower platform, you must jump 
    over to the next long bamboo stick, and begin climbing up. There is no 
    danger at the top, so feel free to climb as fast as you wish to. Jump 
    off very lightly to the small floating platform above, and now you must 
    cross a total of two very tiny platforms to reach the Power Star. 
    Collect it to exit the stage.
    
    
    
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                  III.n ----------- LETHAL LAVA LAND [coins]
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    Starting off with our 100 coin walkthrough for Lethal Lava Land, let me 
    warn you that getting all of the coins in this stage is very tough. 
    There are 133 of them in this stage, so please follow my directions 
    carefully if you wish to obtain them all. Start out by selecting the 
    mission five. Now, start out by turning left, and long jumping over to 
    the platform.
    
    From here, break open that red exclamation point box, and equip the Wing 
    Cap. From here, fly over to the complete northeast side of the screen. 
    Stop of the rotating flat-wheel platform to get another boost, and land 
    on the tall sliding platform. Quickly collect the five coins here 
    [five], as well as the extra life that stands with them. With the Wing 
    Cap still equipped, quickly fly down to the platform with the three 
    Bullies.
    
    Once you are on this platform, quickly begin to eliminate each of the 
    Bullies in a swift manner, and remember to knock them off at an easy 
    part of the platform; if we are collecting all of the coins in this 
    stage, we will definitely want to make sure that we collect the coins of 
    the Bully enemies, as they do, indeed, add up.
    
    Collect the three coins from the Bully enemies, as well as all of the 
    coins in the circle on this platform [sixteen], and quickly jump off of 
    the platform, and to the four lava covered platforms in a row below 
    before the Big Bully gets to you. Collect the four coins down here 
    [twenty] while the lava is down. Remember, patience is perfect!
    
    After this, follow the trail down below, and pick up the bouncing box 
    while aiming towards the four lava covered platforms that you just 
    crossed while the lava in up. Hold down, and you will land on the 
    platforms, and the coins will not be eaten by the lava, dammit! Oh yay 
    oh yay oh yay! This brings our total to twenty-five.
    
    From the lava covered platforms yet again, jump onto the winding dark 
    platform with the "elbow bends" in it, and perform a long jump from the 
    first elbow bend to the tiny grey island with the Mr. I enemy attached. 
    Run around in a circle to collect the coins [thirty-three], and then run 
    around further to defeat the Mr. I enemy and steal his blue coin 
    [thirty-eight].
    
    Now that this is completed, long jump back over to the four lava covered 
    platforms once the lava lowers from the course. Now, hop back onto the 
    dark grey winding platform, and you will soon come up on the golden 
    arrows platform to the left of the path you are on (south). Jump over to 
    it, and to over to the taller, grey platform.
    
    There will be two Bullies up here, so knock both of them off and collect 
    their coins that they spit out upon their death. This will raise your 
    coin total to forty-eight, including the line of coins in a circle on 
    this platform, as well. Now, backtrack over the golden arrows platform, 
    and jump over to the first lava covered platform, and then to the 
    second. Collect the line of coins on the second [fifty-three].
    
    From this platform, jump on over to the rotating flat-wheel platform, 
    and run in circles to collect the row of coins here [fifty-six]. You 
    will notice that there are some coins, as well as an extra life, on a 
    "C" shaped platform to the northwest of this rotating flat-wheel 
    platform, so make a long jump to reach them once the platform you are 
    currently on stops moving. Collect the coins [sixty], as well as the 
    extra life, to boot.
    
    To reach solid ground, perform a long jump that may send you into the 
    lava. Regardless, land safely on the rotating flat-wheel platform. From 
    here, run over towards the southeast, and jump onto the wobbly platform. 
    Cross over the wobbly platform to another wobbly platform, and from 
    here, to the golden arrows platform.
    
    Cross over the black caged flamethrower platform gently, and quickly 
    knock the Bully into the lava, and collect the coin it spits out upon 
    death [sixty-one]. Decide to go down, and follow the golden arrow path 
    where the fireballs cross over. Take a right, and to the charcoal 
    circular platform. Jump up, and bust open the turtle shell.
    
    Quickly hop onto the turtle shell, and ride it over to the left and up. 
    Jump over the golden arrow platform, as if you bump into anything, you 
    will automatically lose your turtle shell. Our destination is underneath 
    the light blue mechanical bridge. We will want to travel underneath it, 
    and collect the coins that are lined up there. Pass under it whenever 
    the bridge lifts, and collect the coins [sixty-six]. Remember that 
    randomly jumping can save your ass, as well as your turtle shell.
    
    Still riding the turtle shell, ride up onto the big sloping brown 
    platform and collect the 1-Up Mushroom, then turn back around and go 
    underneath the bridge again. Jump onto the golden arrow platform, and 
    crash safely on the lone step that sits there. From there, climb up the 
    step, and decide to go to the right.
    
    Pass over the light blue mechanical bridge once it forms into a full 
    bridge to cross over, and you will soon find the Mr. I enemy sitting in 
    the center of the black caged platform. Run around in circles in front 
    of the Mr. I enemy, and he will spin out of control until he dies. 
    Collect his blue coin [seventy-one] afterwards.
    
    Jump onto the lava covered platform to the left after you pass over the 
    golden arrow platform, and be careful of the sides of the lava covered 
    platform to get... well, covered in lava. Off to the southwest of the 
    platform (lower left-hand side), you will notice a "C" shaped platform. 
    Double jump over there to reach it, and collect the coins that lay there 
    [seventy-four].
    
    Double jump back over to the lava covered platform once it is no longer 
    covered in lava on that side, and safely land. Hop back up, and collect 
    the line of coins on this lava covered platform [seventy-nine]. Jump 
    over to the jigsaw puzzle platform, and collect the first Red Coin 
    automatically by jumping over there [eighty-one]. Here is the ASCII map 
    on the Red Coins...
    
    
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    #     ##     ##     ##     #@     @
    #  1  ##  B  ##  2  ##  B  #@  X  @
    #     ##     ##     ##     #@     @
    ############################@@@@@@@
    ###################################
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    #  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  #
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    ###################################
    ###################################
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    #  3  ##  B  ##  4  ##  B  ##  5  #
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    ###################################
    ###################################
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    #  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  ##  B  #
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    ###################################
    ###################################
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    #  6  ##  B  ##  7  ##  B  ##  8  #
    #     ##     ##     ##     ##     #
    ###################################
    
    Key:
    B = Blank
    1 = Red Coin
    2 = Red Coin
    3 = Red Coin
    4 = Red Coin
    5 = Red Coin
    6 = Red Coin
    7 = Red Coin
    8 = Red Coin
    X = Power Star Location
    
    
    From here, you can carefully run across the platforms, and jump into the 
    air to collect the Red Coins. As you collect the red coins, five regular 
    coins will come out from the center. DROP EVERYTHING AND COLLECT THESE 
    FIVE COINS BEFORE THEY FALL INTO THE LAVA. Do not collect the Power Star 
    after you have all of the red coins [one hundred even]. Collect the 
    Power Star fresh from the 100 coins, and continue the round.
    
    Cross over the rest of the jigsaw puzzle very carefully, and run over to 
    the golden arrow platform. From here, continue walking forward, and you 
    will encounter two Bullies. Beat them up, and knock them into the lake 
    of lava, and collect your two coins [one hundred and two]. Now you can 
    walk over the wire cage, and to the next platform.
    
    This next platform is a rotating dual flamethrower, so be on the lookout 
    for what is going on. Run over to the right whilst jumping over the 
    flames that go by, and jump onto to the brown platform, and dodge the 
    fireballs that cross over this platform, as well. Jump straight over to 
    the lava covered platform, and collect the line of coins [one hundred 
    and seven].
    
    Backtrack across to the brown platform from where the fireballs zoom 
    across, and jump back over to the dual mechanical flamethrower platform, 
    and back over past the long platform where the two Bullies were. Cross 
    over the jigsaw puzzle, and hop over the lava covered platform to the 
    golden arrow platform to the right.
    
    Continue backtracking past the black caged platform where the Mr. I was, 
    and jump into the hole where the Mr. I enemy was sitting. This will 
    teleport you to the small island with the red Wing Cap box in mid-air. 
    Bust it open, and triple jump to begin flying towards the volcano. From 
    here, simply glide into the volcano, or to the rotating flat-wheel 
    platform, and climb into the volcano from here.
    
    From the start of the inside of the volcano, begin traveling towards the 
    right of the screen, and collect the line of coins on the next platform 
    [one hundred and ten]. Avoid those darn fireballs that cross over the 
    dark colored platform, and jump onto the next platform as soon as you 
    have the chance.
    
    Begin running up this platform, collecting the coins as you go along. 
    Watch out for the flamethrowing wall unit that is built in halfway 
    through the platform. Collect the last two coins on this platform [one 
    hundred and fifteen]. Jump onto the next platform, and collect the two 
    coins, as well as the one that you receive from knocking the Bully into 
    the lava (which can be tricky) for a new total of one hundred and 
    eighteen. 
    
    Jump onto the next platform, and await the crashing down of the fake 
    mechanical wall that slams down into the platform in front of you. 
    Taking this to heart, you can triple jump up to the next platform easily 
    whilst dodging the crashing wall, or you can simply backflip up to the 
    platform by pressing your back against the wall and holding the Z 
    trigger, then jumping. Your choice, really.
    
    After you have reached the top of this next platform, you will have to 
    cross over a series of four small floating platforms, all of which have 
    coins on them [one hundred and twenty-two]. Time your next jump to reach 
    the next platform without getting burnt by the two flamethrowing wall 
    units that are built in.
    
    Once you have made your jump over to them, collect the lone coin that is 
    lined up along the path [one hundred and twenty-three]. Quickly jump up 
    to the next platform, and quickly knock the Bully off of the platform to 
    the left (where you came from) very carefully, and push him down towards 
    the ground until you can collect his lone coin from a drop off spot [one 
    hundred and twenty-four], then backtrack up to the top and collect the 
    coins that are lined up near the bamboo [one hundred and twenty-nine].
    
    Now you can safely backtrack to the beginning of the volcano area of the 
    stage, but we sure to make your jumps when crossing the small floating 
    platforms, and be sure to wait until the mechanical fake wall goes back 
    inside, as the top is a slide that will send you tumbling into the lava 
    below. Once you are back at the start, go to the left this time.
    
    Collect the lone coin on the platform next to the elevator platform [one 
    hundred and thirty]. Jump onto the elevator platform, and begin riding 
    it upwards. The elevator platform will move around in a full circle 
    before take off. Once it begins spiraling upwards, you will soon notice 
    a second elevator platform in the distance. 
    
    You will also notice that the black balls have run out, meaning the 
    elevator platform that you are currently on is about to crash into the 
    lava below. In other words, just jump over to the next damn elevator 
    platform before you get yourself killed! Once you have landed on this 
    elevator platform, it will waste no time to get rolling towards the top 
    of the volcano.
    
    Now, you will soon have to take note of a long bamboo stick that is on a 
    very tiny floating platform that is so little, that Mario could not even 
    fit one foot on it. You will also notice that the black balls wrap 
    around the bamboo pole, and then cut off, so you must jump from the 
    elevator platform to the bamboo stick, and hang on tightly.
    
    Begin climbing up to the very top of the bamboo stick, but be VERY 
    careful not to get burnt by the dual rotating constant flamethrowers on 
    the platform. Jump over to the platform, and remember that if you get 
    burnt, to run around in CIRCLES on this platform to cool off, that way 
    you do not plummet to your fiery grave down below.
    
    From this dual rotating constant flamethrower platform, you must jump 
    over to the next long bamboo stick, and begin climbing up. There is no 
    danger at the top, so feel free to climb as fast as you wish to. Jump 
    off very lightly to the small floating platform above, and now you must 
    cross a total of two very tiny platforms that have three coins on them 
    [one hundred and thirty-three] to reach the Power Star. Collect it to 
    exit the stage. Woohaa!
    
    
    
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                  III.o --------- SHIFTING SAND LAND [stars]
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                       =============================
                       IN THE TALONS OF THE BIG BIRD
                       =============================
    
    Welcome to Shifting Sand Land and be sure to watch your step 
    (literally).  This course is covered in areas where the fast flowing 
    sand will suck Mario underneath it to suffocate him in record time (must 
    be the super sinky sand Bowser ordered or something).  Anyway, be sure 
    to watch your step around quicksand pools, quicksand expanses, and 
    anywhere around the Pyramid in general.  Your goal here is to hunt down 
    Klepto, a BIG BIRD (no, NOT the one from Sesame Street!) that carries a 
    Power Star within its talon grip.
    
    Anyway, you will appear near the edge of the course where quicksand 
    leads down a slope to a quick death so take care NOT to step onto it as 
    you move forward to find a couple Bob-Ombs wandering the desert.  
    Following them are a couple new enemies, one being a Shy Guy (red dude 
    flying in the sky) and a Pokey (a cactus with a segmented body).  After 
    passing that area, you will arrive at a grey stone structure where a few 
    options become available to Mario on how to proceed through the level.
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    This is the tried and true method of navigating the level, which is to 
    go through the level the way it was designed to torture you thanks to 
    the programmers.  Head on by the grey stone structure to find another 
    Pokey wandering around the entrance to a set of stone blocks that form a 
    path over the instant death of a massive quicksand area that looks like 
    this:
    
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    Key                       |
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    ST - Start                |
    SP - Safe Spot            |
    RB - Red Block (Wing Cap) |
    RC - Red Coin             |
    CN - Cannon               |
    EX - Exit                 |
    TP - Teleport Point       |
    __________________________|
    
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    |EX|  |  |SP|  |  |        |  |SP|  |  |RC|           |  |     |TP|
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    So there is the entire lay-out of the stone path where the Toxic Boxes 
    patrol.  The "SP" are Safe Spots, which are areas where Mario can stand 
    and the one side of the Toxic Box that has a hole will fall down to 
    allow Mario to stand on that square without being squished as he would 
    be on other squares.  Work your way across the stones, making sure that 
    you are using the proper safe spots and not falling off of the stones as 
    you go to exit the area.  
    
    Now you will be standing near a Pink Bob-Omb (I highly suggest you talk 
    to him to open the Cannons since he is handy right now), a tree by some 
    water, and a Pokey.  Your goal here is to run up the pillar that is 
    nearby (YES, run up the pillar that is somehow climbable despite the 
    large slope involved) to stand on the very top.  Here you will see 
    Klepto (if he is hovering over another pillar, wait for him to fly to 
    this pillar) flying around the pillar, so have Mario jump up to touch 
    Klepto as he passes by to cause the Power Star to float to the ground 
    below.  Now send Mario down to the sandy area by the five Coins to grab 
    the Power Star!
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    Instead of moving by the grey stone structure, you will instead back up 
    and perform a Triple Jump to get onto the roof of the grey stone 
    structure.  Here you will find a Red Block waiting to be broken open so 
    do so and grab the Wing Cap.  Now perform a Triple Jump to wing to the 
    skies and aim Mario to go towards whichever pillar Klepto is circling.  
    Remember to land on any pillar along the route to re-start your flying 
    trajectory, as it will give you better height than you would normally.
    
    Once you track him down, you will see flying around the pillar, so have 
    Mario jump up to touch Klepto as he passes by to cause the Power Star to 
    float to the ground below.  Now send Mario down to the sandy area by the 
    five Coins to grab the Power Star (if he is caught by any pillar other 
    than the one listed in Option One, you will need to fly to the area near 
    that pillar for the Power Star)!
    
    ------------
    Option Three
    ------------
    
    Instead of moving by the grey stone structure, you will instead back up 
    and perform a Triple Jump to get onto the roof of the grey stone 
    structure.  Here you will find a Yellow Block waiting to be broken open 
    so do so and grab the Green Koopa Shell.  Now Mario will begin to surf 
    around on the Green Koopa Shell, so aim Mario to go towards whichever 
    pillar Klepto is circling.  Remember to avoid any walls as they will 
    cause the Koopa Sheel to disintegrate (usually leading to instant death) 
    as well as avoiding the Tox Boxes due to their ability to do the same 
    thing to the Koopa Troopa Shell.
    
    Once you track him down, you will see flying around the pillar, so have 
    Mario jump up to touch Klepto as he passes by to cause the Power Star to 
    float to the ground below.  Now send Mario down to the sandy area by the 
    five Coins to grab the Power Star (if he is caught by any pillar other 
    than the one listed in Option One, you will need to "surf" across the 
    course to grab the Power Star)!
    
    
                         ========================
                         SHINING ATOP THE PYRAMID
                         ========================
    
    A challenge that has a few ways for Mario to go about mastering the path 
    to the Power Star.  The first option will be the conventional method, 
    the next two being more of the shortcut method that comes with some 
    dangers involved.
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    Mario will start out by moving past the Bob-Ombs, Shy Guy, and Pokey to 
    turn left to skirt the grey stone structure.  Mario should then continue 
    along the same trajectory to pass another Pokey to find this:
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    ST - Start                |
    SP - Safe Spot            |
    RB - Red Block (Wing Cap) |
    RC - Red Coin             |
    CN - Cannon               |
    EX - Exit                 |
    TP - Teleport Point       |
    __________________________|
    
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    |EX|  |  |SP|  |  |        |  |SP|  |  |RC|           |  |     |TP|
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    So there is the entire lay-out of the stone path where the Toxic Boxes 
    patrol.  The "SP" are Safe Spots, which are areas where Mario can stand 
    and the one side of the Toxic Box that has a hole will fall down to 
    allow Mario to stand on that square without being squished as he would 
    be on other squares.  Work your way across the stones, making sure that 
    you are using the proper safe spots and not falling off of the stones as 
    you go to exit the area.  
    
    Once he has exited the stone path area, Klepto will be circling nearby 
    to attack Mario in an attempt to steal his hat (throw a Jump Kick or a 
    Punch at Klepto to stop his attack momentarily), and then move on around 
    the Pyramid (passing a Pokey).  Now continue along to pass another Pokey 
    as you start to move around the quicksand pit quickly to dodge the Sand 
    Devil that whips up (if t grabs you, just wait for it to let Mario go 
    before guiding Mario to safe ground as he floats downwards).
    
    Once Mario has moved onto the Pyramid, send him to the right of the 
    entrance (provided he is facing it) to jump to a higher ledge leading 
    around the Pyramid, go past the Fireballer on the corner as you jump to 
    the next ledge, and then outrun the following fireball.  Now continue 
    along to find a Shyguy who will likely open up the hostilities with a 
    few fireballs so dodge them nimbly until the Shy Guy finally charges, 
    allowing Mario to finish the masked meanie off.  Now jump up to the next 
    ledge to walk across the narrow path to then jump up to the next narrow 
    path to collect the Power Star from the small cubby hole it resides in!
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    This method calls for the use of the Wing Cap to grab the Power Star.  
    Start off by moving past the Bob-Ombs, the Shy Guy, and the Pokey to 
    find the grey stone structure.  Here is where Mario needs to perform a 
    Triple Jump to reach the roof of the grey stone structure and then break 
    open the Red Block to get the Wing Cap inside.
    
    After performing the needed Triple Jump to get airborne, land on the 
    nearest pillar and then perform another Triple Jump to get airborne at a 
    higher altitude.  Now Mario should aim for the left side of the Pyramid 
    (the same side where the entrance to the Pyramid is located.  A small 
    cubbyhole should then be visible near the peak of the Pyramid, so fl 
    towards it to land inside the cubbyhole where the Power Star awaits!  
    Please note that if you miss, Mario will slide down the side of the 
    slanted Pyramid, so be warned that you may die from this attempt if you 
    miss.
    
    ------------
    Option Three
    ------------
    
    This method requires the need of the Green Koopa Shell, and it has the 
    extra danger of the Green Koopa Shell getting smashed.  Start off by 
    moving past the Bob-Ombs, the Shy Guy, and the Pokey to find the grey 
    stone structure.  Here is where Mario needs to perform a Triple Jump to 
    reach the roof of the grey stone structure and then break open the 
    Yellow Block to get the Green Koopa Shell inside.
    
    Send Mario off of the roof towards the Pyramid, surfing over the 
    quicksand to pass the closest pillar on the left side.  Next you will 
    move towards the slope of the Pyramid that leads up to the lowest ledge 
    on the Pyramid (the same one the entrance is located at), followed by 
    cutting right to head up the slope.  Start across the slope to the left 
    to find the small cubbyhole where the Power Star twinkles as it waits!  
    Please note that crashing the Green Koopa Shell can often lead to death 
    due to Mario sliding down the Pyramid slope towards the quicksand below.
    
    
                           ==========================
                           INSIDE THE ANCIENT PYRAMID
                           ==========================
    
    You will finally get to journey inside the Pyramid, so your first duty 
    is to make it into the structure.  Please note that an alternate method 
    of getting this Star will be covered in the last paragraph of this 
    section (it is a rather different but neat way to do this Power Star).
    Your first job is to find the entrance to the Pyramid, so you have a few 
    options.  
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    Mario will start out by moving past the Bob-Ombs, Shy Guy, and Pokey to 
    turn left to skirt the grey stone structure.  Mario should then continue 
    along the same trajectory to pass another Pokey to find this:
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    ST - Start                |
    SP - Safe Spot            |
    RB - Red Block (Wing Cap) |
    RC - Red Coin             |
    CN - Cannon               |
    EX - Exit                 |
    TP - Teleport Point       |
    __________________________|
    
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       |SP|  |  |  |SP|        |  |        |  |        |  |  |  |  |  |
       |__|__|__|  |__|__ __ __|__|   __ __|__|        |__|__|__|__|__|
       |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |                    |RB|
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    |EX|  |  |SP|  |  |        |  |SP|  |  |RC|           |  |     |TP|
    |__|__|  |__|__|__|        |__|__|__|  |__|           |__|     |__|
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    So there is the entire lay-out of the stone path where the Toxic Boxes 
    patrol.  The "SP" are Safe Spots, which are areas where Mario can stand 
    and the one side of the Toxic Box that has a hole will fall down to 
    allow Mario to stand on that square without being squished as he would 
    be on other squares.  Work your way across the stones, making sure that 
    you are using the proper safe spots and not falling off of the stones as 
    you go to exit the area.  
    
    Once he has exited the stone path area, Klepto will be circling nearby 
    to attack Mario in an attempt to steal his hat (throw a Jump Kick or a 
    Punch at Klepto to stop his attack momentarily), and then move on around 
    the Pyramid (passing a Pokey).  Now continue along to pass another Pokey 
    as you start to move around the quicksand pit quickly to dodge the Sand 
    Devil that whips up (if t grabs you, just wait for it to let Mario go 
    before guiding Mario to safe ground as he floats downwards).
    
    Once Mario has moved onto the Pyramid, send him down the hole straight 
    ahead to enter the Pyramid.
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    This method calls for the use of the Wing Cap to grab the Power Star.  
    Start off by moving past the Bob-Ombs, the Shy Guy, and the Pokey to 
    find the grey stone structure.  Here is where Mario needs to perform a 
    Triple Jump to reach the roof of the grey stone structure and then break 
    open the Red Block to get the Wing Cap inside.
    
    After performing the needed Triple Jump to get airborne, land on the 
    nearest pillar and then perform another Triple Jump to get airborne at a 
    higher altitude.  Now Mario should aim for the left side of the Pyramid 
    to land on the wide ledge below for setting foot down into the hole to 
    find the entrance to the Pyramid.
    
    ------------
    Option Three
    ------------
    
    This method requires the need of the Green Koopa Shell, and it has the 
    extra danger of the Green Koopa Shell getting smashed.  Start off by 
    moving past the Bob-Ombs, the Shy Guy, and the Pokey to find the grey 
    stone structure.  Here is where Mario needs to perform a Triple Jump to 
    reach the roof of the grey stone structure and then break open the 
    Yellow Block to get the Green Koopa Shell inside.
    
    Send Mario off of the roof towards the Pyramid, surfing over the 
    quicksand to pass the closest pillar on the left side.  Next you will 
    move towards the slope of the Pyramid that leads up to the lowest ledge 
    on the Pyramid (the same one the entrance is located at), followed by 
    going down the hole to enter the Pyramid.
    
    ------------------
    Inside The Pyramid
    ------------------
    
    To accomplish this Power Star, the path required is to head right from 
    the entrance to find three Goombas scurrying around the corner, which 
    are then followed by a massive Mummy Thwomp.  You can either perform a 
    Backflip to get onto the Mummy Thwomp and then step up to the second 
    level of the Pyramid (join the walkthrough at the start of the next 
    paragraph) or you can continue on underneath it to find a solo Goomba.  
    Continue along the path to jump across a couple gaps of sand (if you 
    fall in, find the short stones in the sand to get back onto the solid 
    rock along the perimeter of the Pyramid) and then climb the inclines to 
    arrive at the second floor.
    
    Head past the Amp and the wire caging (you can grab onto it to get the 
    Coins if you wish) and then mess up the Goomba before crossing the gap 
    where the Mummy Thwomp moves up and down.  After you destroy the two 
    Goombas here, climb the pole to the next floor to go right to find a 
    wire caging that Mario can either cross over on (hold the A Button to 
    retain his hold) or perform a Wall Kick to get onto the top of the wire 
    caging to cross on top.
    
    Jump on up the small steps, followed by looking forward to see where the 
    Crusher will be located.  Wait for it to start towards the far end, run 
    forward, and then decide if you will play it safe and hide in the small 
    cubbyhole in the wall or will you run forward to jump over the rolling 
    Crusher.  Continue along the path to climb up the moving brick steps to 
    get to the next level of the Pyramid.
    
    Here you will start down the new path to find that a couple Amps will 
    start to appear as you progress forward.  These Amps will then try to 
    hit Mario, so work across the narrow path carefully but at a moderately 
    fast pace so the Amps will not be able to effectively zero in on Mario.  
    Once you have managed to cross the ledge successfully, climb the pole to 
    find a bridge across the top of the Pyramid where a Mummy Thwomp 
    patrols.  Your job is to cross under it when it is coming back across 
    the bridge OR jump on top of the Mummy Thwomp to get across to the far 
    side where Mario should follow the line of Coins to do a Backflip to the 
    next ledge to find the Power Star!
    
    ---------------
    Unique Shortcut
    ---------------
    
    You will have to be fast and accurate to pull this off, and it begins 
    with the same techniques used in the next Power Star challenge.  When 
    you appear back at the starting point, head on past the Bob-Ombs, the 
    Shy Guy, and the Pokey towards the grey stone structure.  Here is the 
    easiest spot for Mario to go grab the Wing Cap (located on top of the 
    grey stone structure in a Red Block), but you can also move past the 
    grey stone structure, past a pokey onto the stone blocks, and then keep 
    moving to the right (jumping the gaps when necessary) to get the Wing 
    Cap from the Red Block located there before using the Cannon to launch 
    high into the air.
    
    Once you have finally attained a Wing Cap from a Red Block, it will be 
    time to start your mission off here.  Wing to the Sky and fly for the 
    closest pillar at hand, using a Ground Stomp once Mario draw directly 
    overhead so he will grab the Coin above the pillar.  Just remember that 
    if Klepto is guarding a pillar, move on by and come back afterwards or 
    he may take your hat on Mario!  Perform this feat on all four pillars 
    (grabbing all four Coins) to cause the tip of the Pyramid to shatter to 
    reveal... something.
    
    Fly to the top of the Pyramid to go down through the hole to appear on 
    an elevator that Mario would normally ride till it finished moving.  
    However, you will be ready to perform a Double Jump upon appearing, 
    bounding forward to grab the ledge ahead to pull Mario up.  Now he just 
    needs to Backflip up to the next ledge to get the Power Star!
    
    
                       ==============================
                       STAND TALL ON THE FOUR PILLARS
                       ==============================
    
    For this Power Star, Mario will need to be able to Wing to the Sky for 
    the easiest time of resolving this challenge.  However, from this point 
    on Klepto will not be actively hunting Mario.  It is not to find the 
    stolen Power Star though.  Rather, he is now in the market for a nice 
    red hat with a big old "M" on it.  If he steals it, you will take more 
    damage from enemies until you reclaim it from the thieving bird.
    
    Anyway, when you appear back at the starting point, head on past the 
    Bob-Ombs, the Shy Guy, and the Pokey towards the grey stone structure.  
    Here is the easiest spot for Mario to go grab the Wing Cap (located on 
    top of the grey stone structure in a Red Block), but you can also move 
    past the grey stone structure, past a pokey onto the stone blocks, and 
    then keep moving to the right (jumping the gaps when necessary) to get 
    the Wing Cap from the Red Block located there before using the Cannon to 
    launch high into the air.
    
    Once you have finally attained a Wing Cap from a Red Block, it will be 
    time to start your mission off here.  Wing to the Sky and fly for the 
    closest pillar at hand, using a Ground Stomp once Mario draw directly 
    overhead so he will grab the Coin above the pillar.  Just remember that 
    if Klepto is guarding a pillar, move on by and come back afterwards or 
    he may take your hat on Mario!  Perform this feat on all four pillars 
    (grabbing all four Coins) to cause the tip of the Pyramid to shatter to 
    reveal... something.
    
    Now Mario will have to find his way up to the top and he has two options 
    for how to do so.
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    Simply wing to the sky here to fly and drop into the hole that has been 
    uncovered.  When you appear, you will see that you are on an elevator 
    carrying Mario downwards, so just wait for the ride to end.  When Mario 
    finally stops his descent, an opening in the multi-coloured structure 
    will be available for passing through, so Mario naturally goes crashing 
    in headfirst without performing any recon first.  When Mario lands, walk 
    forward towards the altar to cause the evil enemy Eyerok to awaken and a 
    battle will ensue!
    
    Eyerok has a few powerful attacks to call upon so make sure to watch him 
    for a tip-off as to which one he is about to use.  If he sends one hand 
    out to get Mario it will attempt one squish of Mario before withdrawing 
    his fist (he will attempt to drag Mario with him to then try and squish 
    him at his home base).  Another attack is when both hands move forward 
    through the air, they will then start smashing their way across the 
    platform in one solid direction (if they ctach you, it is likely they 
    will crush you into a messy little Italian smudge on the ancient 
    bricks).  He will also attempt to just shove Mario off of the cliff, so 
    be sure to quickly attack the exposed eye to stop this attack.  
    
    You will need to attack the exposed eyes in the palm of the rock hands 
    to defeat him.  However, each hand requires three hits each before they 
    will lay down for Mario to relinquish a Power Star.  The best times to 
    attack are when the hand pushes Mario towards a cliff edge (the eye will 
    be exposed for easy attacking) and after he retracts a hand form a 
    crushing attack he will often hold the palm open to expose the eye for a 
    few seconds.  Just be VERY wary of the line crushing he will perform as 
    this attack can kill a fully healthy Mario!
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    Make your way through the air to land near the bottom entrance to the 
    Pyramid, go past it to jump to a higher ledge leading around the 
    Pyramid, go past the Fireballer on the corner as you jump to the next 
    ledge, and then outrun the following fireball.  Now continue along to 
    find a Shyguy who will likely open up the hostilities with a few 
    fireballs so dodge them nimbly until the Shy Guy finally changes, 
    allowing Mario to finish the masked meanie off.  Now jump up to the next 
    ledge to walk across the narrow path to then jump up to the new peak on 
    the Pyramid to drop through the hole.
    
    When you appear, you will see that you are on an elevator carrying Mario 
    downwards, so just wait for the ride to end.  When Mario finally stops 
    his descent, an opening in the multi-coloured structure will be 
    available for passing through, so Mario naturally goes crashing in 
    headfirst without performing any recon first.  When Mario lands, walk 
    forward towards the altar to cause the evil enemy Eyerok to awaken and a 
    battle will ensue!
    
    Eyerok has a few powerful attacks to call upon so make sure to watch him 
    for a tip-off as to which one he is about to use.  If he sends one hand 
    out to get Mario it will attempt one squish of Mario before withdrawing 
    his fist (he will attempt to drag Mario with him to then try and squish 
    him at his home base).  Another attack is when both hands move forward 
    through the air, they will then start smashing their way across the 
    platform in one solid direction (if they catch you, it is likely they 
    will crush you into a messy little Italian smudge on the ancient 
    bricks).  He will also attempt to just shove Mario off of the cliff, so 
    be sure to quickly attack the exposed eye to stop this attack.  
    
    You will need to attack the exposed eyes in the palm of the rock hands 
    to defeat him.  However, each hand requires three hits each before they 
    will lay down for Mario to relinquish a Power Star.  The best times to 
    attack are when the hand pushes Mario towards a cliff edge (the eye will 
    be exposed for easy attacking) and after he retracts a hand form a 
    crushing attack he will often hold the palm open to expose the eye for a 
    few seconds.  Just be VERY wary of the line crushing he will perform as 
    this attack can kill a fully healthy Mario!
    
    
                         ===========================
                         FREE FLYING FOR 8 RED COINS
                         ===========================
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------------ Turn around at the start
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------- Punch the Wooden Block in the grey stone structure
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------ Go across the stone path while dodging the Toxic Boxes
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------- Check the water by the small tree past the stone path
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- Floating in the air between two pillars
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- Floating in the air between two pillars
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- Floating in the air between two pillars
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- Floating in the air between two pillars
    ========================================================================
    
    
    As the name suggests, you will need to wing to the sky for some Red 
    Coins.  However, not all are to be found in the great blue expanse, as 
    you will soon read.
    
    Our first goal is to grab the four Red Coins that are scattered out 
    among the ground surrounding the Pyramid before going to the sky to grab 
    the remaining Red Coins.  Immediately upon starting the course, turn 
    around and head backwards along the base of the hill to carefully 
    approach the Red Coin [one].  Now return back to the starting point, go 
    past the Bob-Ombs, the Shy guy, and the Pokey to enter the grey stone 
    structure to go destroy the Wooden Block closer to the stone path to 
    find a Red Coin [two].  Now Mario should head out into the stone path.
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    ST - Start                |
    SP - Safe Spot            |
    RB - Red Block (Wing Cap) |
    RC - Red Coin             |
    CN - Cannon               |
    EX - Exit                 |
    TP - Teleport Point       |
    __________________________|
    
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    |EX|  |  |SP|  |  |        |  |SP|  |  |RC|           |  |     |TP|
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                                                 |__|     |__|
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                                                 |__|
                                                 |SP|
                                                 |__|
                                                 |ST|
                                                 |__|
    
    Here I advise you to take the Green Koopa Shell, but only if you can 
    successfully control it so it does get smashed (that will lead to 
    certain death).  After collecting the Red Coin marked on the map 
    [three], you should continue across the wasteland here to leave the 
    stone path behind to find Klepto as you delve into the water here at the 
    oasis to grab the Red Coin [four] contained within.  Now Mario should 
    work past the couple of Pokies that you will encounter (passing two 
    pillars), past the whirlwind, and then go left when you come onto the 
    Pyramid to grab a Wing Cap from the Red Block.
    
    Perform a Long Jump towards the closest pillar, run up the side of it, 
    and then use the extra height as you face towards the next pillar in the 
    line to perform a Triple Jump to take to the air.  Now Mario should land 
    on that pillar, perform another Triple Jump to fly again, and then he 
    will be lined up for the Red Coin [five] and another Red Coin [six] if 
    his flight plan is controlled properly.  Now land Mario on the pillar he 
    is flying towards, perform a Triple jump to take off, and fly to a 
    pillar he has not been yet.  Now face the direction that the Red Coins 
    [seven] [eight] spin and take off to grab them to cause the Power Star 
    to appear!  Fly Mario to the top of the grey stone structure to collect 
    the Power Star from the Stars Shadow location!
    
    
                               ==============
                               PYRAMID PUZZLE
                               ==============
    
    For this Power Star, you must return to the Pyramid.  However, there are 
    two paths to take to get to the main challenge of this Power Star, so 
    both will be covered for you here (go to Puzzle Challenge after 
    completing the option you chose).
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    You will need to get to the Pyramid, so I will leave it to you to decide 
    on how to do this.  The walkthrough for this option begins in the 
    Pyramid.
    
    To accomplish this Power Star, the path required is to head right from 
    the entrance to find three Goombas scurrying around the corner, which 
    are then followed by a massive Mummy Thwomp.  You can either perform a 
    Backflip to get onto the Mummy Thwomp and then step up to the second 
    level of the Pyramid (join the walkthrough at the start of the next 
    paragraph) or you can continue on underneath it to find a solo Goomba.  
    Continue along the path to jump across a couple gaps of sand (if you 
    fall in, find the short stones in the sand to get back onto the solid 
    rock along the perimeter of the Pyramid) and then climb the inclines to 
    arrive at the second floor.
    
    Head past the Amp and the wire caging (you can grab onto it to get the 
    Coins if you wish) and then mess up the Goomba before crossing the gap 
    where the Mummy Thwomp moves up and down.  After you destroy the two 
    Goombas here, climb the pole to the next floor to go right to find a 
    wire caging that Mario can either cross over on (hold the A Button to 
    retain his hold) or perform a Wall Kick to get onto the top of the wire 
    caging to cross on top.
    
    Jump on up the small steps, followed by looking forward to see where the 
    Crusher will be located.  Wait for it to start towards the far end, run 
    forward, and then decide if you will play it safe and hide in the small 
    cubbyhole in the wall or will you run forward to jump over the rolling 
    Crusher.  Continue along the path to climb up the moving brick steps to 
    get to the next level of the Pyramid.
    
    Here you will start down the new path to find that a couple Amps will 
    start to appear as you progress forward.  These Amps will then try to 
    hit Mario, so work across the narrow path carefully but at a moderately 
    fast pace so the Amps will not be able to effectively zero in on Mario.  
    Once you have managed to cross the ledge successfully, climb the pole to 
    find a bridge across the top of the Pyramid where a Mummy Thwomp 
    patrols.  Your job is to cross under it when it is coming back across 
    the bridge OR jump on top of the Mummy Thwomp to get across to the far 
    side where Mario should follow the line of Coins to the highest level he 
    can walk to.  Here Mario should walk slowly off of the ledge where the 
    wall dips to fall down to the ledge below to see a "1" appear.
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    You will have to be fast and accurate to pull this off, and it begins 
    with the same techniques used in the next Power Star challenge.  When 
    you appear back at the starting point, head on past the Bob-Ombs, the 
    Shy Guy, and the Pokey towards the grey stone structure.  Here is the 
    easiest spot for Mario to go grab the Wing Cap (located on top of the 
    grey stone structure in a Red Block), but you can also move past the 
    grey stone structure, past a pokey onto the stone blocks, and then keep 
    moving to the right (jumping the gaps when necessary) to get the Wing 
    Cap from the Red Block located there before using the Cannon to launch 
    high into the air.
    
    Once you have finally attained a Wing Cap from a Red Block, it will be 
    time to start your mission off here.  Wing to the Sky and fly for the 
    closest pillar at hand, using a Ground Stomp once Mario draw directly 
    overhead so he will grab the Coin above the pillar.  Just remember that 
    if Klepto is guarding a pillar, move on by and come back afterwards or 
    he may take your hat on Mario!  Perform this feat on all four pillars 
    (grabbing all four Coins) to cause the tip of the Pyramid to shatter to 
    reveal... something.
    
    Fly to the top of the Pyramid to go down through the hole to appear on 
    an elevator that Mario would normally ride till it finished moving.  
    However, you will be ready to perform a Double Jump upon appearing, 
    bounding forward to grab the ledge ahead to pull Mario up.  Now he just 
    needs to fall down to the ledge below by walking off of the ledge where 
    the wall lowers to land on a platform where a "1" appears.  Note that 
    you may jump straight to this ledge from the elevator, but it is a much 
    smaller target.
    
    ----------------
    Puzzle Challenge
    ----------------
    
    Now you know that the challenge is to find and collect the five Coins 
    that are "numbered", and you already have "1"!  Jump off of the left 
    side to land on a platform on the far side of the sand falls (JUST on 
    the other side so a small jump) to collect a Coin for "2", then jump off 
    of your current platform to the right side to land on a small ledge 
    where a coin rests that happens to be "3".  Now jump down into the sand 
    "river" and walk forward, occasionally jumping to stay above the sand 
    and this will lead to Coins "4" and "5", which will release the Power 
    Star!  Now Mario needs to continue down the sand "river", but be sure to 
    keep him on top of the flow by hopping continually, and then take it 
    slow as you hop to grab the Power Star to finish this challenge!
    
    
    
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                  III.p --------- SHIFTING SAND LAND [coins]
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    Here it is, another 100 Coin Power Star walkthrough!  You will not have 
    to worry on your Power Star selection as each one allows for the full 
    collection of every Coin.
    
    Immediately upon starting, turn around to go back as far as you can to 
    carefully pluck the Red Coin [two] from the narrow land ledge without 
    falling victim to the quicksand.  Now head back to the starting area, 
    kill the two Bob-Ombs [four] and the Shy Guy [six] before grabbing the 
    Crazy Box to cause it to bounce around three times before exploding to 
    reveal Coins [eleven] (just remember to aim to an area where solid land 
    is and then control your bouncing so the Coins will not fall into 
    quicksand).  Now head to the left of the quicksand pool to find a Pokey, 
    so Punch it until you can crack the head for the Blue Coin [sixteen] it 
    possesses, and then kill the three Goombas in the grey stone structure 
    for a Coin each [nineteen].
    
    Next up is a Wooden Block smash to reveal a Red Coin [twenty-one], then 
    pick up the small Wooden Block to throw against a support in the grey 
    stone structure to get the three Coins [twenty-four] that reside inside.  
    Now continue on to destroy the Pokey [twenty-nine] before setting foot 
    onto the stone path.
    
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    Key                       |
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    ST - Start                |
    SP - Safe Spot            |
    RB - Red Block (Wing Cap) |
    RC - Red Coin             |
    CN - Cannon               |
    EX - Exit                 |
    TP - Teleport Point       |
    __________________________|
    
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    You will grab the Red Coin [thirty-one] as you move through this area to 
    exit near Klepto (kick it if it annoys you) as you head into the water 
    by the tree for the Red Coin [thirty-three] that rests in there.  Now go 
    take out the Pokey [thirty-eight] while dodging both Klepto and the 
    Fireballer shots before running through the line of five Coins [forty-
    three] to continue on to find yet another Pokey [forty-eight].  Now you 
    will need to pick up the Crazy box, taking the time to properly line 
    Mario up so he will be able to control the Box's flight while keeping it 
    possible to grab all the Coins [fifty-three] inside.
    
    Your next step is to go around the quicksand pool (watch out for the 
    Sand Devil and be sure to just float to safety if it catches you) to 
    grab the Wing Cap from the Red Block.  Now have Mario Triple Jump to fly 
    to the nearest pillar, climb up it to the top to get a Coin [fifty-
    four], turn to face the direction of the grey stone structure, and then 
    take off to get the two Red Coins [fifty-eight] before landing on the 
    next pillar [fifty-nine].  Now wait for the Shy Guy to draw right over 
    the ledge to kill it [sixty-one], perform a Triple Jump, and fly to the 
    next ledge to get a Coin [sixty-two] as you land.  Now take off towards 
    the nearest pillar to get two Red Coins [sixty-six] and then a single 
    Coin [sixty-seven] as you land, causing the roof to blow off of the 
    Pyramid.  
    
    Now you should aim Mario to go along the left slope of the Pyramid (if 
    you were looking towards the far side of the level) to land on the ledge 
    there to get five Coins [seventy-two], turn around to start climbing 
    higher up the Pyramid to kill the Shy Guy [seventy-four].  Now you just 
    need it go wrap around to the front of the Pyramid to enter through the 
    lower opening.
    
    Upon entering the Pyramid, go left to kill the two Goombas along this 
    branch [seventy-six] before returning to the starting area to hit the 
    Blue Coin Switch and then jump to get the three Blue Coins [ninety-one] 
    that are over the large sandy area.  After moving right to use a stone 
    platform to get back onto the outside path, kill the three Goombas 
    [ninety-four], run under the Mummy Thwomp to fight another Goomba 
    [ninety-five], and then jump a couple sand gaps to get two Coins 
    [ninety-seven] as you climb the slope to the second level of the 
    Pyramid.
    
    Use the wire caging you will find nearby to get the eight Coins [one 
    hundred five] to make the Power Star appear!  Grab it to finish off your 
    need to be here, but you can continue onwards for a High Score!  Kill 
    the Goomba [one hundred six] before crossing the gap over the Mummy 
    Thwomp and then kill two more Goombas [one hundred eight] as you move to 
    climb the pole to third floor of the Pyramid.  
    
    Use the wire caging to cross the gap as you grab five Coins [one hundred 
    thirteen], followed by climbing the steps [one hundred seventeen], and 
    then  head through the next area (get around the Crusher).  Now you 
    should grab the four Coins [one hundred twenty-one] as you climb the 
    moving steps to the fourth level of the Pyramid where Mario should run 
    to the right to pass by a couple appearing Amps to then move across a 
    narrow ledge as quick as safety allows so the Amps can not hit him 
    before he climbs to the next level of the Pyramid on a pole.
    
    Move past the Mummy Thwomp on the narrow bridge by either going over the 
    top of it or move under it to find a slope leading up to a line of Coins 
    [one hundred thirty-one] before dropping to the lower ledge where the 
    wall is lowered [one hundred thirty-two].  Jump off of the left side to 
    land on a platform on the far side of the sand falls (JUST on the other 
    side so a small jump) to collect a Coin [one hundred thirty-three], then 
    jump off of your current platform to the right side to land on a small 
    ledge where a Coin rests [one hundred thirty-four].  Now jump down into 
    the sand "river" and walk forward, occasionally jumping to stay above 
    the sand and this will lead to Coins [one hundred thirty-six], which 
    will release the Power Star!
    
    
    
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                  III.q ------------ DIRE DIRE DOCKS [stars]
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                              ==================
                              BOARD BOWSER's SUB
                              ==================
    
    As you start the stage out, you will soon realize that this is a water 
    stage again! You see, me (Zoop) and Brian divided certain stages. He got 
    the first water stage, and I got the first snow stage. See? That way it 
    isn't like we are completing the same environment over and over again! 
    We're so smart, I say!
    
    This mission is very simple. As you are launched into the pool of water, 
    begin swimming downwards, but not in the center, as there is a nasty 
    whirlpool in the center, and if you get sucked in by it, you will 
    automatically die. If you begin to get sucked in by the whirlpool, keep 
    pressing the A button every second to swim out of it (hopefully). 
    
    Swim towards the left a slight bit, and you will soon notice a hole in 
    the wall that you can swim into. Keep on battling for speed, and once 
    you make it to the hole, collect a couple of coins to replenish your 
    health that is currently missing from being underwater.
    
    You must now navigate your way through this tunnel by going forward, and 
    then up. You will eventually reach an air pocket, which you likely do 
    not currently need. Swim above the surface, going forwards a little bit, 
    and then dive back down, and swim in this direction for quite some time. 
    Slowly ease up off of the Control Stick to level Mario out to going 
    straight this time. You will now reach the big pool.
    
    Quickly surface to get some fresh air, which you will likely not need, 
    but we do not need to be underwater any longer, anyway, and you will 
    notice a gigantic submarine in the center of the room. The Power Star 
    that we are looking for resides on the top of this submarine--but how 
    can we retrieve it?
    
    Don't even begin to think that you can climb up the submarine by simply 
    jumping onto the fins and climbing up, because this will not work. I 
    should know, I tried it enough as a child. Instead, go over towards the 
    right of the first fin, and around to the other side. You will soon 
    notice that there is a ground switch to the right, on a dry platform.
    
    Swim over towards the ground switch, and jump out of the water and onto 
    the platform that it is on. Dry ground! At last, matte! Simply walk over 
    to the ground switch, and walk atop of it to activate the ground switch 
    itself. If you are curious as to what it does, just look over to the 
    left of poor Mario's slow ass to find out.
    
    There will be several brown blocks that appear to the left, that will 
    lead to the top of the submarine, but you will have to cross over them 
    very quickly to reach it in time. The blocks are in simple format, as 
    they will just continue upon themselves, sort of like stairs. Just walk 
    in a straight line, and jump when needed. Perform another jump to climb 
    more stairs, and once you reach the top, jump over to the submarine. 
    Simply walk over to the right, past the Bowser logo, and collect the 
    Power Star in back of it.
    
    
                             =====================
                             CHESTS IN THE CURRENT
                             =====================
    
    Yep, you read that title correctly. We will have to revolve this mission 
    around the beginning of the stage without getting sucked into that damn 
    whirlpool. May God have mercy on our souls, and I'm not even a praying 
    man! Begin swimming towards the bottom of the ocean, and you will soon 
    notice that there are four treasure chests at the bottom of this ocean. 
    
    Of course, the puzzle can be solved and the Power Star can be revealed 
    by simply opening the treasure chests at the bottom of this ocean 
    floor... in order. The order isn't that obscure in comparison to how it 
    could have been. As you go down to the ocean floor, you will notice 
    treasure chests that are in this order...
    
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                             /                 \
                            /   2               \
                           |      /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ\   1  |
                           |     /         \     |
                           |    | 4  /Ż\    |    |
                           |    |    |W|    |    |
                           |    |    \_/    |    |
                           |S    \         /     |
                           |      \_______/   3  |
                            \                   /
                             \                 /
                              ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Key:
    1 = Chest 1
    2 = Chest 2
    3 = Chest 3
    4 = Chest 4
    W = Whirlpool (Avoid)
    S = Power Star
    
    
    Start off by swimming towards the first chest, and swim around to the 
    front of it after you dodge the Shark enemy. Unlock it, and collect the 
    air bubble inside. Swim over to the right (when facing front of chest) 
    to find the second chest. Swim around to the front of it, and unlock it. 
    Collect the air bubble inside of it for some health.
    
    Swim around further to reach the last treasure chest on the ocean 
    floor's lowest point. Open it from the front, and collect the air bubble 
    inside. Now swim towards the fourth treasure chest. I suggest backing up 
    towards the hole in the wall, and swimming forwards, right at the face 
    plate of the lock. Once it is unlocked, quickly turn around and swim 
    hard to get away from the current. Swim over to the Power Star while 
    avoiding the Shark enemy, and collect it near the wall (see "S" on map).
    
    
                           ==========================
                           POLE JUMPING FOR RED COINS
                           ==========================
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------------------------- On suspended platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- To left of first Red Coin, on pole path
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- To left of first Red Coin, on pole path
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------- To left of first Red Coin, on pole path
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------ Inside of caged suspended platform across blue coin platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------ Near the big red caged wall, on the default side
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------------- Near the big red caged wall, on alternate side
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------------- Near the big red caged wall, on alternate side
    ========================================================================
    
    
    NOTE: You MUST complete the second Bowser stage before you complete this 
    mission. There are no excuses around it. I'm sorry, so sorry," as Howie 
    Day once said. 
    
    As you are launched into the pool of water, begin swimming downwards, 
    but not in the center, as there is a nasty whirlpool in the center, and 
    if you get sucked in by it, you will automatically die. If you begin to 
    get sucked in by the whirlpool, keep pressing the A button every second 
    to swim out of it (hopefully). 
    
    Swim towards the left a slight bit, and you will soon notice a hole in 
    the wall that you can swim into. Keep on battling for speed, and once 
    you make it to the hole, collect a couple of coins to replenish your 
    health that is currently missing from being underwater.
    
    You must now navigate your way through this tunnel by going forward, and 
    then up. You will eventually reach an air pocket, which you likely do 
    not currently need. Swim above the surface, going forwards a little bit, 
    and then dive back down, and swim in this direction for quite some time. 
    Slowly ease up off of the Control Stick to level Mario out to going 
    straight this time. You will now reach the big pool.
    
    Once in here, you will notice a gigantic submarine in the dead center of 
    the room. Swim towards the right, and make your way around the submarine 
    completely. You will soon notice the ground switch from the first 
    mission in this stage to the right, so swim near the platform that it is 
    on, and jump onto the platform.
    
    It is now that you should turn your camera angle around, to where you 
    were once facing before, and walk over onto the ground switch to 
    activate it. Besides the last set of brown blocks that you climbed to 
    reach the top of the submarine, there is a second set of blocks further 
    up, and to the right. Run over to them.
    
    Begin quickly climbing up the second set of brown blocks, and you will 
    soon reach a suspended-in-air platform up above. It is here that you 
    will notice that there are several rotating poles that are dangling from 
    the ceiling area (these will not be here if you did not complete the 
    Bowser In The Fire Sea stage), and the possibility that waits by 
    crossing them.
    
    On this platform that you are currently on, grab the Red Coin [one] that 
    is directly in front of you. That is an easy Red Coin, indeed. Continue 
    on your Red Coin collecting spree by going over to the left path, where 
    you will patiently await the arrival of the mechanical pole that dangles 
    from the ceiling, so jump onto it.
    
    With a side view, you will now have to collect three Red Coins along the 
    way. Here is an ASCII chart of where the placement of the Red Coins are, 
    and the like, in side-view format...
    
    
                ==============================
                                      2      | 
                                             |  
                                3            | 
                         4                   |  M
                       -----                 --------
    
    
    Key: 
    M = Mario
    2 = Second Red Coin
    3 = Third Red Coin
    4 = Fourth Red Coin
    | = Pole
    --- = Platform
    === = Rafters
    
    
    As you can obviously see from the chart, you should go towards the top 
    of the pole as soon as you jump onto the darn sucker. As you move along 
    with the sideways view, collect the second Red Coin [two], and slide 
    down around two notches to collect the third Red Coin [three]. Slide 
    down towards the very bottom to collect the fourth Red Coin [four], and 
    stay attached to the mechanical pole until it rolls back around to the 
    platform that you started out on.
    
    From the original platform, take the mechanical pole on the right this 
    time instead of the left. There's nothing of importance on this pole's 
    path, so jump off once you have reached your destination. From here, 
    jump over onto the mechanical pole to the left of where you land, and 
    await your arrival in the center.
    
    From this mechanical pole, you will be taken to another mechanical pole 
    to the right, where you must jump off from this mechanical pole to that 
    one. Now, you will be dragged a bit further on. Slide down a slight bit, 
    and situate yourself to jump off to the left onto yet another mechanical 
    pole once you reach it. Now you can safely jump off of the mechanical 
    poles, and to the suspended platform with the blue coin ground switch.
    
    You can ground pound the blue coin ground switch, and you will have to 
    collect all six blue coins on this platform. They appear lined up in 
    orderly fashion, so it should not be too much trouble. After you have 
    collected all six of the blue coins, jump over to the next mechanical 
    pole that appears straight ahead.
    
    This mechanical pole will begin taking you to the next platform across 
    from where you were. Once you reach your destination, you will find 
    yourself in a small caged, suspended platform. Jump off, and collect the 
    Red Coin [five] inside of here. Very quickly, rush back over to the 
    mechanical pole, and hop onto it. Cling your way to the other side, and 
    jump off.
    
    Oh yes, we must backtrack across the alternating mechanical poles that 
    we encountered last time! Jump onto the first mechanical pole from the 
    suspended platform, and jump over to the next mechanical pole once you 
    reach it. On this mechanical pole, patiently await your arrival to the 
    next one, and jump off to the right after sliding down a bit to reach it 
    safely. Ride this mechanical pole to the suspended platform, and safely 
    jump off.
    
    Once here, there is only one area left to inspect, and that area is to 
    the left. Walk over to that portion of the platform, and jump onto the 
    mechanical pole once you have it spotted in its tracks. Ride the 
    mechanical pole over to the next mechanical pole. They will come 
    together, so jump over to the next on the left.
    
    Once attached to this mechanical pole, it will begin moving against one 
    another with the other mechanical pole that is on the other side of the 
    big red see-through wall that is in between the two mechanical poles. 
    Instead of jumping off to cling to the other mechanical pole once they 
    cross paths, stay on the path with this mechanical pole, and you will 
    reach a Red Coin [six].
    
    On the way back, you will want to position yourself to where you can 
    jump over to the next mechanical platform once they cross paths by 
    sliding down a little bit, and move Mario towards the right. Once they 
    cross paths, jump over to the mechanical pole, and slide down a slight 
    bit. Stay attached to it until you have collect both of the Red Coins; 
    one on the left [seven], and one on the right [eight].
    
    The Power Star will appear on the "main access" suspended platform in 
    the area. Position yourself, and jump over to the mechanical pole to the 
    left, and ride it over until you reach the next mechanical pole to the 
    right. Jump off, and cling onto this mechanical pole. This one will 
    carry you all the way back over to the "main access" suspended platform, 
    so jump off, and collect that Power Star!
    
    
                          ======================
                          THROUGH THE JET STREAM
                          ======================
    
    As you are launched into the pool of water, begin swimming downwards, 
    but not in the center, as there is a nasty whirlpool in the center, and 
    if you get sucked in by it, you will automatically die. If you begin to 
    get sucked in by the whirlpool, keep pressing the A button every second 
    to swim out of it (hopefully). 
    
    Swim towards the left a slight bit, and you will soon notice a hole in 
    the wall that you can swim into. Keep on battling for speed, and once 
    you make it to the hole, collect a couple of coins to replenish your 
    health that is currently missing from being underwater.
    
    You must now navigate your way through this tunnel by going forward, and 
    then up. You will eventually reach an air pocket, which you likely do 
    not currently need. Swim above the surface, going forwards a little bit, 
    and then dive back down, and swim in this direction for quite some time. 
    Slowly ease up off of the Control Stick to level Mario out to going 
    straight this time. You will now reach the big pool.
    
    From here, you may want to surface to catch your breath. Mama-mia! Or 
    something. Anyways, swim back underneath the water, and you will notice 
    a fairly large jet stream down at the bottom that is spitting out rings 
    in the water. These rings are transparent, but you can notice them 
    easily (sort of like a wet invisible man, yanno?).
    
    You will need to swim through five of these transparent water rings in a 
    row. That means none of that "getting three rings and resurfacing, only 
    to dive back down and get the last two" stuff. You must get all five of 
    them in a row. Swim to a region where you are almost directly above the 
    jet stream that spits out the transparent water rings, and float towards 
    the top.
    
    Once you are set in place, you can dive underneath the water, and swim 
    down directly to the core. You shouldn't budge off to the sides much, 
    and it should be a surefire hit for all five coins in only about two 
    seconds or so. An awesome technique that I found by goofing off. I'm 
    just so special, I say. 
    
    Once you have unlocked the Power Star via going through all five of the 
    transparent water rings in a row, it will settle down right where the 
    jet stream is, meaning you cannot reach it by simply swimming. Rise from 
    the water, and swim over towards the platform with the green exclamation 
    point box, and break it open. Collect the Metal Cap, and jump into the 
    water. Once you sink to the bottom, walk straight, and over the hill to 
    collect the Power Star!
    
    
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                             THE MANTA RAY's REWARD
                             ======================
    
    This particular quest is both a pain in the ass to write for, as well as 
    a pain in the ass to play through. As we start off by getting launched 
    into the big pool, we will have to focus all of our concentration on 
    diving down underneath the water, and looking for the illusive Manta Ray 
    that circles around this premise, looking for love in all of the wrong 
    places. He is near the top, and towards the right, moving to the left.
    
    All of this mission will take place inside of this particular pool of 
    water, somewhat like the second mission of Dire Dire Docks. Another 
    mission that this one takes from the mission four, the last one that we 
    completed, in the fact that you must go through a total of five 
    transparent water rings in order to unlock the Power Star.
    
    But, where exactly are the five transparent water rings, considering the 
    only real thing that could possibly produce them is on the other side of 
    the pool? That Manta Ray that we are following! It will spit out an 
    ongoing series of transparent water rings, and you must follow behind it 
    and go through the transparent water rings as it spits them out!
    
    Along the way, be sure to watch out for your health meter every now and 
    then, in case you mess up, and remember to hit all five transparent 
    water rings in a row, as if you do not, you will have to start from 
    scratch all over again. Do not swim too fast, either, as you could 
    seriously screw yourself over. Collect the Power Star, which is above 
    the whirlpool in the center of the pool, to exit the stage.
    
    
                             ================
                             COLLECT THE CAPS
                             ================
    
    As you are launched into the pool of water, begin swimming downwards, 
    but not in the center, as there is a nasty whirlpool in the center, and 
    if you get sucked in by it, you will automatically die. If you begin to 
    get sucked in by the whirlpool, keep pressing the A button every second 
    to swim out of it (hopefully). 
    
    Swim towards the left a slight bit, and you will soon notice a hole in 
    the wall that you can swim into. Keep on battling for speed, and once 
    you make it to the hole, collect a couple of coins to replenish your 
    health that is currently missing from being underwater.
    
    You must now navigate your way through this tunnel by going forward, and 
    then up. You will eventually reach an air pocket, which you likely do 
    not currently need. Swim above the surface, going forwards a little bit, 
    and then dive back down, and swim in this direction for quite some time. 
    Slowly ease up off of the Control Stick to level Mario out to going 
    straight this time. You will now reach the big pool.
    
    Once in here, you will notice a gigantic submarine in the dead center of 
    the room. Swim towards the right, and make your way around the submarine 
    from the straight-away side (straight ahead, basically), and jump up on 
    top of the platform that has the blue exclamation point box above it. 
    Jump into the air to break open the blue exclamation point box.
    
    From here, collect the Vanish Cap, and walk straight through the red 
    wall to the left, and jump into the air to break open the green 
    exclamation point box. Collect the Metal Cap, as well. You can also 
    complete this mission without collecting the Metal Cap, if you wish. 
    Quickly jump into the water. Sink all the way to the bottom, and quickly 
    begin running to the right (and forwards, to boot) to see a Power Star 
    in a cage. Go right through the cage to reach the Power Star! Woohoo!
    
    
    
    
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                  III.r ------------ DIRE DIRE DOCKS [coins]
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    Starting out with this tough 100 coin stage, you will want to take note 
    of something right away: There are only 106 coins in this stage. So you 
    cannot afford to miss any along the way. Also, you can choose on any of 
    the six missions that you wish, as it will not make a difference no 
    matter what you choose to do.
    
    Begin swimming towards the right to find the first five coins on a slope 
    near the hollow top [five]. Dive underneath the water, rushing through 
    to the bottom whilst avoiding the Shark that circles around the first 
    pool. You will notice a long string of coins leading downwards to the 
    ocean floor. Collect them all [ten], and you will notice a second set 
    near the whirlpool. Stay still, and let the whirlpool pull you slightly, 
    setting up for an easy way to swim and collect all of the coins in a 
    straight line [fifteen].
    
    From here, swim back down to the ocean floor, and swim in a circle 
    completely around it to collect a total of three coins down here 
    [eighteen]. The rest of the coins in this first pool can be found over 
    near the exit tunnel, in two loops. Collect the first loop fairly easily 
    due to the whirlpool [twenty-six], and then collect the second loop of 
    coins by moving backwards and forth [thirty-four].
    
    Begin swimming through the exit tunnel, and you will soon find a third 
    loop of coins that patiently awaits your return. Collect all of them by 
    moving backwards and forth [forty-two]. Swim straight, and make a sharp 
    turn to swim upwards once you see the arrow as clear as day. Once up 
    here, you can rise from the water to catch your breath. Dive back down 
    into the water, and swim downwards, and let up off of the Control Stick 
    once you feel you can level out.
    
    Once again, we have found ourselves in the second (and bigger) pool of 
    water, with the gigantic submarine. Dive underneath the water, and turn 
    to the left. You will see a huge hole in the wall that is busted open, 
    so swim towards it, but on the ocean floor. This is somewhat like the 
    second pool's whirlpool, basically. There is a line of coins here, so 
    carefully collect them [forty-seven], and surface from the water.
    
    Begin swimming forwards to reach the small platforms that are divided 
    between each other with the red caged walls, and jump onto the first one 
    with the green exclamation point lurking overhead. Jump into the air to 
    break the box open, and equip that lovely Metal Cap. Jump into the 
    water, and wait until you sink to the very bottom of the ocean floor. 
    
    Once this has happened, begin walking over to the far left. You do not 
    NEED the Metal Cap, but it will simply give you more air supply for 
    grabbing the coins and such. Walk over to the first clam that you see, 
    and grab the turtle shell from its mouth. Zoom back over to where you 
    came from and collect the coins in a circle [fifty-five]. 
    
    Surface from the water, and swim back over towards the ground switch 
    platform. Jump onto the platform, as well. Walk to the left to find five 
    coins [sixty], and backtrack. It is now that you should turn your camera 
    angle around, to where you were once facing before, and walk over onto 
    the ground switch to activate it. Besides the last set of brown blocks 
    that you climbed to reach the top of the submarine, there is a second 
    set of blocks further up, and to the right. Run over to them.
    
    Begin quickly climbing up the second set of brown blocks, and you will 
    soon reach a suspended-in-air platform up above. It is here that you 
    will notice that there are several rotating poles that are dangling from 
    the ceiling area (these will not be here if you did not complete the 
    Bowser In The Fire Sea stage), and the possibility that waits by 
    crossing them.
    
    On this platform that you are currently on, grab the Red Coin [sixty-
    two] that is directly in front of you. That is an easy Red Coin, indeed. 
    Continue on your Red Coin collecting spree by going over to the left 
    path, where you will patiently await the arrival of the mechanical pole 
    that dangles from the ceiling, so jump onto it.
    
    With a side view, you will now have to collect three Red Coins along the 
    way. Here is an ASCII chart of where the placement of the Red Coins are, 
    and the like, in side-view format...
    
    
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                                      2      | 
                                             |  
                                3            | 
                         4                   |  M
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    Key: 
    M = Mario
    2 = Second Red Coin
    3 = Third Red Coin
    4 = Fourth Red Coin
    | = Pole
    --- = Platform
    === = Rafters
    
    
    As you can obviously see from the chart, you should go towards the top 
    of the pole as soon as you jump onto the darn sucker. As you move along 
    with the sideways view, collect the second Red Coin [sixty-four], and 
    slide down around two notches to collect the third Red Coin [sixty-six]. 
    Slide down towards the very bottom to collect the fourth Red Coin 
    [sixty-eight], and stay attached to the mechanical pole until it rolls 
    back around to the platform that you started out on.
    
    From the original platform, take the mechanical pole on the right this 
    time instead of the left. There's nothing of importance on this pole's 
    path, so jump off once you have reached your destination. From here, 
    jump over onto the mechanical pole to the left of where you land, and 
    await your arrival in the center.
    
    From this mechanical pole, you will be taken to another mechanical pole 
    to the right, where you must jump off from this mechanical pole to that 
    one. Now, you will be dragged a bit further on. Slide down a slight bit, 
    and situate yourself to jump off to the left onto yet another mechanical 
    pole once you reach it. Now you can safely jump off of the mechanical 
    poles, and to the suspended platform with the blue coin ground switch.
    
    You can ground pound the blue coin ground switch, and you will have to 
    collect all six blue coins [ninety-eight] on this platform. They appear 
    lined up in orderly fashion, so it should not be too much trouble. After 
    you have collected all six of the blue coins, jump over to the next 
    mechanical pole that appears straight ahead.
    
    This mechanical pole will begin taking you to the next platform across 
    from where you were. Once you reach your destination, you will find 
    yourself in a small caged, suspended platform. Jump off, and collect the 
    Red Coin [one hundred even] inside of here. Collect the Power Star, and 
    continue. Very quickly, rush back over to the mechanical pole, and hop 
    onto it. Cling your way to the other side, and jump off.
    
    Oh yes, we must backtrack across the alternating mechanical poles that 
    we encountered last time! Jump onto the first mechanical pole from the 
    suspended platform, and jump over to the next mechanical pole once you 
    reach it. On this mechanical pole, patiently await your arrival to the 
    next one, and jump off to the right after sliding down a bit to reach it 
    safely. Ride this mechanical pole to the suspended platform, and safely 
    jump off.
    
    Once here, there is only one area left to inspect, and that area is to 
    the left. Walk over to that portion of the platform, and jump onto the 
    mechanical pole once you have it spotted in its tracks. Ride the 
    mechanical pole over to the next mechanical pole. They will come 
    together, so jump over to the next on the left.
    
    Once attached to this mechanical pole, it will begin moving against one 
    another with the other mechanical pole that is on the other side of the 
    big red see-through wall that is in between the two mechanical poles. 
    Instead of jumping off to cling to the other mechanical pole once they 
    cross paths, stay on the path with this mechanical pole, and you will 
    reach a Red Coin [one hundred and two].
    
    On the way back, you will want to position yourself to where you can 
    jump over to the next mechanical platform once they cross paths by 
    sliding down a little bit, and move Mario towards the right. Once they 
    cross paths, jump over to the mechanical pole, and slide down a slight 
    bit. Stay attached to it until you have collect both of the Red Coins; 
    one on the left [one hundred and four], and one on the right [one 
    hundred and six].
    
    The Power Star will appear on the "main access" suspended platform in 
    the area. Position yourself, and jump over to the mechanical pole to the 
    left, and ride it over until you reach the next mechanical pole to the 
    right. Jump off, and cling onto this mechanical pole. This one will 
    carry you all the way back over to the "main access" suspended platform, 
    so jump off, and collect that Power Star to exit with the highest coin 
    score.
    
    
    
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                  BOW.2 ------------- BOWSER IN THE FIRE SEA
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    You have likely came here from the Dire Dire Docks walkthrough, after 
    mission two, right? Well, it is your lucky day, as I, Zoop, will now 
    provide you with a wonderful walkthrough that goes straight through, as 
    well as a second objective that will allow you to obtain all eight of 
    the Red Coins. Let's start off with the main objective, shall we?
    
    
                                 =============
                                 QUICK PASSAGE
                                 =============
    
    Start the stage off by walking towards the right. Go down the sloping 
    hill, and jump onto the black caged platform. Ride it a little ways, and 
    then jump onto the platform in front of you. Jump over to the 1-Up 
    Mushroom, and then jump back over to the black caged platform once it 
    resurfaces to the right.
    
    Once again, you will have to jump over to someplace else in comparison 
    to boiling in the lava as the black caged platform sinks below, so jump 
    over to the yellow wobbly platform on the left, and collect the lone 
    coin if you need health. Jump over to the next yellow wobbly platform to 
    the right, collect the coin, and jump back over to the black caged 
    platform once it resurfaces on the right side this time.
    
    At this time, you will have to jump off of the black caged platform, and 
    to the right, where you will find a row of three lava covered platforms. 
    Cross them, and a Bully enemy will greet you on the next platform. 
    Simply jump into the air slightly, and bump him with your body on the 
    way down until he falls off and into the lava. 
    
    Afterwards, walk towards the right a bit further, and you will discover 
    three Goombas that walk amongst the dust. Punch them in the face once 
    they get a bit closer, and laugh at them. Take their coins, and continue 
    to the right. You will soon find a caged pole platform that will rise 
    up, and then lower back into the lava; worst of all, an Amp enemy buzzes 
    around the pole as it is lowered.
    
    Jump onto the pole as it begins going up, and quickly kick off to the 
    right. Bust open the crate here and collect the three coins that come 
    out for some health, if needed (there was a heart container spinner down 
    below, though). Jump over to the left side, and keep walking across the  
    teeter-totter platforms (walk in the middle to avoid falling off) until 
    you find another pole.
    
    Leap onto the pole that rests here, and start climbing up the pole. At 
    the top, you will collect a 1-Up Mushroom if you perform a hand-stand on 
    the top of the pole (press Up once you have reached the top). Kick off, 
    and begin walking towards the left. You will soon discover an elevator 
    platform that will take you to the top of the next area.
    
    Once you have reached the top of this area, begin walking slowly towards 
    the right. You will find that there is a platform that will slide in and 
    out of the platform that you are currently standing on, so you must walk 
    across it once it goes to the other side. Jump over to the other side, 
    if you do not make it in time. And watch out for that pesky flamethrower 
    unit, as well.
    
    Run up the slanted platform, and run down it on the other side. Jump 
    into the air underneath the ceiling cage, and hold the Jump Button to 
    cling onto the ceiling of the cage. Climb to the left slowly, and 
    release the button to drop down. This stage is like one of those 
    military workout camps, I say.
    
    On the other side of the ceiling cage reverse-platform, continue running 
    to the left, and you will soon cross a pair of two shifting platforms. 
    Take it slowly as you cross them, and play it smart by crossing them, 
    from the middle, and once the platform are crossing each others' paths 
    in the center, as well.
    
    Once on the other side of the crossing paths shifting platforms, 
    continue trailing along to the left, and you will encounter a couple (2) 
    of Bully enemies that will want to brawl with you, so knock them off of 
    the ledges by throwing a few punches their way. After this, walk up the 
    platform to the left.
    
    These platforms will rise, and lower, depending on how long you sit 
    there. You will notice the shadow of a box in the sky overhead, so wait 
    patiently near the shadow, and perform a backflip to hit the box early, 
    and collect the 1-Up Mushroom inside of it. Afterwards, walk upwards 
    towards the right, and fall through the hole to collect a row of coins 
    that trail down here.
    
    Backtrack up the raising/lowering platform after you have collected the 
    line of coins on the way down, and climb up the next raising/lowering 
    platform, and take it to the next raising/lowering platform. You will 
    eventually reach a long grey platform, so wait until it moves all the 
    way to the top, where you can jump off to the left.
    
    Once you have reached the next set of platforms, walk left, and then 
    carry along towards the top of the platform. Watch out for the 
    Fireballer enemy, and run up the steep slope to the right once you make 
    it over there. You will eventually come to a platform with the Bob-Omb 
    enemy, as well as a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Pick up the 
    Bob-Omb and throw him into the lava, and then burst open the exclamation 
    point box to reveal some coins.
    
    You will now have to cross over a series of lava covered platforms that 
    have obstacles over them, or connected with them. The first lava covered 
    platform is clear, however, the second contains a flamethrower unit. 
    After you pass that, the third will have an Amp enemy buzzing over the 
    ground. The fourth lava covered platform has yet another flamethrower 
    unit with a Red Coin near the unit itself. The last lava covered 
    platform is fine.
    
    From the last lava covered platform, jump over to the solid platform to 
    the right. This platform has a well placed heart container spinner (or 
    Heart Spinner, for you folks that get all uppity on "real names" and 
    such) to heal your wounds, so do so, if need be. Jump over onto the top 
    of the pole to the right, that way you can avoid the lava once it dips 
    down.
    
    Jump off, and to the right once the pole is raised up to your standards 
    of platforming, and walk over towards the right side a bit further. You 
    can, and should, wall jump up by climbing this pole to the top, and 
    jumping off to the right. Wall kick your way to the top, and you will 
    notice a yellow exclamation point box containing a 1-Up Mushroom inside 
    of it on the right platform, not the left. 
    
    Once you have safely collected the 1-Up Mushroom from the yellow 
    exclamation point box, you can jump off to the right, and collect a Red 
    Coin to boost up your health on the way down (to find it, press Start 
    and look on the pause screen). Jog to the right, and go over the falling 
    bridge as fast as you possibly can. Jump into the funny pipe once you 
    have made it to the other side.
    
    When you land, you will feel the world shaking from underneath you... 
    Out of nowhere, it seems as if Bowser has come after you, and it was his 
    fat ass that was shaking the world as we know it! Speaking of which, 
    that final form of Bowser was scary in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the 
    GameCube. Anyways, it is up to us to stop Bowser once again, and it will 
    not be a pretty sight, especially with his large ass in the way 80% of 
    the time. Urgh...
    
    Starting this epic battle off, Bowser will leap high into the sky, and 
    let out a thunderous roar as he comes crashing down onto the platform, 
    spiking the entire platform up on one side (the side he is on) in an 
    attempt to send you tumbling to your doom. This attack can easily be 
    avoided from making you lose your balance by simply running in the 
    opposite way of where the platform is lopsided.
    
    After this vicious opening encounter with the whole splash attack, 
    Bowser will now walk about, in a curious stumper, and will be pretty 
    easy to defeat in comparison with how you envisioned the fight, more 
    than likely. Get close to Bowser, and begin running around in circles in 
    an attempt to get behind him to reach his tail.
    
    More than likely, Bowser will take offense to your constant running 
    around in circles like someone that just escaped from the funny farm, 
    and transport himself to a distant area of the battlefield to "flee" the 
    battle. Little does he know that he cannot run from Mario! Run over to 
    him, and jog in circles around him yet again, and whenever you feel as 
    if you can grab his tail, dive through the air and grab it. Spin him in 
    about ten circles, and then release him with the B Button. This should 
    kill him, as long as he gets near the bomb ledge. Congratulations! You 
    can now continue Dire Dire Docks, or wherever you were planning on 
    going!
    
    
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                                 RED COIN PASSAGE
                                 ================
    
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    [  ] -------- On wire floored platform suspended in air near first Bully
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------- On first teeter-totter platform, right side in air
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------- In caged box, upper right-hand corner, in air
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------- Underneath caged box elevator
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------ On middle tier slanted platform area, with Bully
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------- On second to last raising/lowering platform, high in air
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------- Near the last flamethrower unit on lava covered platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------------------------- Jump off of 1-Up Mushroom platform
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Start the stage off by walking towards the right. Go down the sloping 
    hill, and jump onto the black caged platform. Ride it a little ways, and 
    then jump onto the platform in front of you. Jump over to the 1-Up 
    Mushroom, and then jump back over to the black caged platform once it 
    resurfaces to the right.
    
    Once again, you will have to jump over to someplace else in comparison 
    to boiling in the lava as the black caged platform sinks below, so jump 
    over to the yellow wobbly platform on the left, and collect the lone 
    coin if you need health. Jump over to the next yellow wobbly platform to 
    the right, collect the coin, and jump back over to the black caged 
    platform once it resurfaces on the right side this time.
    
    At this time, you will have to jump off of the black caged platform, and 
    to the right, where you will find a row of three lava covered platforms. 
    Cross them, and a Bully enemy will greet you on the next platform. 
    Simply jump into the air slightly, and bump him with your body on the 
    way down until he falls off and into the lava. 
    
    Once you have destroyed the Bully on this platform, you will notice a 
    wire flooring that expands in the background. Begin walking up the wire 
    flooring, and walking around the holes in the wire flooring to the left 
    as you carry on, and you will soon notice that there is a Red Coin in 
    the center on the platform that is missing. Jump and collect it [one] 
    over the platform without falling in. Collect the coins around this, and 
    backtrack towards the right.
    
    Afterwards, walk towards the right a bit further, and you will discover 
    three Goombas that walk amongst the dust. Punch them in the face once 
    they get a bit closer, and laugh at them. Take their coins, and continue 
    to the right. You will soon find a caged pole platform that will rise 
    up, and then lower back into the lava; worst of all, an Amp enemy buzzes 
    around the pole as it is lowered.
    
    Jump onto the pole as it begins going up, and quickly kick off to the 
    right. Bust open the crate here and collect the three coins that come 
    out for some health, if needed (there was a heart container spinner down 
    below, though). Jump over to the left side, and keep walking across the  
    teeter-totter platforms until you notice a Red Coin. Collect it [two], 
    and carry on without falling (walk in the middle to avoid falling off) 
    until you find another pole.
    
    Leap onto the pole that rests here, and start climbing up the pole. At 
    the top, you will collect a 1-Up Mushroom if you perform a hand-stand on 
    the top of the pole (press Up once you have reached the top). Kick off, 
    and you will notice a Red Coin in the upper right-hand corner that you 
    can reach via a double jump [three]. Begin walking towards the left. You 
    will soon discover an elevator platform that will take you to the top of 
    the next area. Do not enter it just yet, and instead, let it go up, but 
    stay on the ground. You will see a Red Coin [four] where the elevator 
    platform was. Jump off and collect it, and then backtrack to the 
    elevator.
    
    This time, take the elevator platform to the top. Once you have reached 
    the top of this area, begin walking slowly towards the right. You will 
    find that there is a platform that will slide in and out of the platform 
    that you are currently standing on, so you must walk across it once it 
    goes to the other side. Jump over to the other side, if you do not make 
    it in time. And watch out for that pesky flamethrower unit, as well.
    
    Run up the slanted platform, and you will notice that there is a board 
    that leads to the background. Take the board to the back, and up the 
    platform to the left. Up here, you will find a Bully guarding a Red 
    Coin. Knock the Bully off, and collect the Red Coin [five]. Backtrack, 
    and run down the slanted platform on the other side this time. Jump into 
    the air underneath the ceiling cage, and hold the Jump Button to cling 
    onto the ceiling of the cage. Climb to the left slowly, and release the 
    button to drop down. This stage is like one of those military workout 
    camps, I say.
    
    On the other side of the ceiling cage reverse-platform, continue running 
    to the left, and you will soon cross a pair of two shifting platforms. 
    Take it slowly as you cross them, and play it smart by crossing them, 
    from the middle, and once the platform are crossing each others' paths 
    in the center, as well.
    
    Once on the other side of the crossing paths shifting platforms, 
    continue trailing along to the left, and you will encounter a couple (2) 
    of Bully enemies that will want to brawl with you, so knock them off of 
    the ledges by throwing a few punches their way. After this, walk up the 
    platform to the left.
    
    These platforms will rise, and lower, depending on how long you sit 
    there. You will notice the shadow of a box in the sky overhead, so wait 
    patiently near the shadow, and perform a backflip to hit the box early, 
    and collect the 1-Up Mushroom inside of it. Afterwards, walk upwards 
    towards the right, and fall through the hole to collect a row of coins 
    that trail down here.
    
    Backtrack up the raising/lowering platform after you have collected the 
    line of coins on the way down, and climb up the next raising/lowering 
    platform, and you will see the shadow of a Red Coin on this platform. 
    Collect it when it comes around [six], and take it to the next 
    raising/lowering platform. You will eventually reach a long grey 
    platform, so wait until it moves all the way to the top, where you can 
    jump off to the left.
    
    Once you have reached the next set of platforms, walk left, and then 
    carry along towards the top of the platform. Watch out for the 
    Fireballer enemy, and run up the steep slope to the right once you make 
    it over there. You will eventually come to a platform with the Bob-Omb 
    enemy, as well as a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Pick up the 
    Bob-Omb and throw him into the lava, and then burst open the exclamation 
    point box to reveal some coins.
    
    You will now have to cross over a series of lava covered platforms that 
    have obstacles over them, or connected with them. The first lava covered 
    platform is clear, however, the second contains a flamethrower unit. 
    After you pass that, the third will have an Amp enemy buzzing over the 
    ground. The fourth lava covered platform has yet another flamethrower 
    unit with a Red Coin [seven] near the unit itself. The last lava covered 
    platform is fine.
    
    From the last lava covered platform, jump over to the solid platform to 
    the right. This platform has a well placed heart container spinner (or 
    Heart Spinner, for you folks that get all uppity on "real names" and 
    such) to heal your wounds, so do so, if need be. Jump over onto the top 
    of the pole to the right, that way you can avoid the lava once it dips 
    down.
    
    Jump off, and to the right once the pole is raised up to your standards 
    of platforming, and walk over towards the right side a bit further. You 
    can, and should, wall jump up by climbing this pole to the top, and 
    jumping off to the right. Wall kick your way to the top, and you will 
    notice a yellow exclamation point box containing a 1-Up Mushroom inside 
    of it on the right platform, not the left. 
    
    Once you have safely collected the 1-Up Mushroom from the yellow 
    exclamation point box, you can jump off to the right, and collect a Red 
    Coin [eight] to boost up your health on the way down (to find it, press 
    Start and look on the pause screen). Go back around, and perform the 
    wall kicks yet again to reach the tall platform to the left, where the 
    Power Star is located at. Collect the Star, and exit!
    
    
    
    
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                               SNOWMAN's BIG HEAD
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    Welcome to the second of the two Snow Worlds!  Although this one is 
    small in comparison to Cool Cool Mountain, it is actually exceptionally 
    harder to find and win the Power Stars.  Shall we get to this sub zero 
    trekking shall we?
    
    When Mario flips into the Course, turn to the right to pass the Red Coin 
    Shadow Star to fight a Snowman before crossing the expanse of of a windy 
    area (use a Long Jump to avoid being held up).  As you round the corner 
    of the slope on the left to find a Red Coin and a Flower Spinner ac you 
    continue on past the SUPER ICY pond on the left (treat it like a lava 
    pool) to find a plateau where a couple Flower Spinners, a Snowman,  and 
    a Coin Purse protect a Yellow Block with a 1-Up inside (the single Coin 
    is the Coin Purse hiding).
    
    After Mario crosses a small hump in the landscape, he will find a Flower 
    Spinner just short of the ICY pond (it can be swum in, but it will drain 
    Mario of his Power Meter steadily as well as not refilling the Power 
    Meter when he surfaces on the water) that Mario must jump to the land 
    platform in the pond.  You will need to take out the Flower Spinner on 
    this platform before moving towards the turn to the left that the humps 
    of ice are sliding down.  Your job now is to perform accurate jumping to 
    clear the sliding ice humps as you progress towards the spot where the 
    humps originate from, but you will then need to time a Double or Triple 
    Jump to get onto the ledge above.
    
    Now that you are on the winding path, follow it upwards to take a narrow 
    wooden ledge to a higher ledge where another narrow wooden ledge leads 
    to an ice bridge where a penguin paces back and forth.  As soon as Mario 
    sets foot onto the bridge, the Big Snowman will blab about some things, 
    summing it up by blowing a nasty wind that will not only send Mario back 
    to the starting area of the level BUT it will also remove Mario's Hat 
    (if this happens, just go grab the Hat upon getting off of your back)!  
    The trick to crossing this bridge is to either: 1) hitch a tide on the 
    head of the Penguin or 2) walk directly behind the Penguin as it moves 
    across the bridge.  I recommend the first option as it is far easier to 
    accomplish than the second option.  Once you have made it across, use 
    the small outcropping of rocks to Backflip to the top of the Snowman's 
    head and then go grab the Power Star to complete your trek!
    
    
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                             CHIIL WITH THE BULLY
                             ====================
    
    You will remember from Lethal Lava Land the bullies that frequented the 
    level?  Well, another Bully is in this level, this one with a slight 
    change in colour but the same mean demeanor, so you should go deal with 
    him as it is warranted.
    
    Turn right to pass the Red Coin Shadow Star to find a Snowman as you 
    jump across the windy passage ahead.  Now have Mario continue around the 
    base of the slope on his left to find a Red Coin and a Flower Spinner, 
    followed by a narrow slope leading upwards to an ice plateau where the 
    Bully awaits!
    
    As you know, your job is to push the Bully off of the platform, but this 
    time your goal is to land him in the SUPER ICY pond below where he will 
    be destroyed.  However, while you are attempting to attack the big blue 
    baddy, he too will be attempting to send Mario down into the very same 
    SUPER ICY pond!  To complicate matters, the icy plateau upon which you 
    fight can be a real pain to navigate as you jockey for position with the 
    Bully.  Your best bet for taking him down is to just charge right onto 
    the platform and then use a Jump Kick (A Button + B Button) to knock him 
    backwards, and then keep charging and Jump Kicking until he takes his 
    SUPER ICY bath to release the Power Star he hoards!  Then Mario should 
    carefully walk across the icy surface (to avoid the SUPER ICY water 
    below if he slips on by) to grab the Power Star to complete this 
    challenge!
    
    
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                            IN THE DEEP FREEZE
                            ==================
    
    This is a Power Star that frustrates many to no end, even though it 
    requires very LITTLE work to actually get it.  I will lay out the 
    simplest way to get it as who wants to go through hell and unnecessary 
    steps that seem to be the norm for most in this place anyway?
    
    Upon flipping into the course, look to Mario's left to see an icehouse 
    that resembles the outside of a greenhouse (although no greenhouse would 
    ever be made of ice), and set Mario out to walk towards it.  As you draw 
    near, start walking around it on the left side, and then jump into the 
    ice house from this side.  Once Mario is standing in the entrance, walk 
    forward so Mario will have moved one whole block space before stopping, 
    and then perform a Backflip.  If you are positioned correctly, Mario 
    will land on a higher ledge of ice, which is where he will jump to the 
    roof of the icehouse (choose the flat spot, NOT the slope or you will 
    have to come back in through the bottom area again), and then it is just 
    a simple matter of diving down the nearby hole to grab the Power Star!
    
    The following diagram will help to illustrate the above directions (keep 
    in mind that the bottom of the icehouse diagram is closest to the 
    position Mario sees the icehouse from as he approaches from the starting 
    point):
    
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    Key               |
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    E - Entrance      |
    B - Backflip Spot |
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      E   B   |
      |       |
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                       WHIRL FROM THE FREEZING POND
                       ============================
    
    Start off by heading right past the Red Coin Shadow Star and a Snowman 
    to then pass through a vicious wind.  Continue along to pass a Red Coin 
    and Flower Spinner to find a SUPER ICY pond on your left you should run 
    around.  As you are performing this, you will enter a small field where  
    a couple Flower Spinners, a Snowman, and a Coin Purse guard a 1-Up 
    Mushroom in Yellow Block, so pass them to find a Flower Spinner guarding 
    the ICY pond.
    
    After killing/dodging the Flower Spinner, jump to the next ledge (in the 
    middle of the ICY pond) to kill another Flower Spinner before moving 
    down the landform so Mario is positioned past the spot where the ice 
    humps can reach.  Here is where a Flower Spinner will start to move out 
    of the water, so use a jump to bounce off of it's head, and use the 
    momentum of your slow descent to go forward over the high wall!  Once 
    you are steady on your legs again, bust the left Yellow Block (from the 
    perspective of the area you just came from) to find the Power Star!  A 
    neat trick is to jump and hit the box, but immediately press the Z 
    Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound that will allow Mario to also 
    grab the Star on the same jump (not useful, but a neat thing none the 
    less!).
    
    
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                         SHELL SHREDDIN' FOR RED COINS
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    [  ] ------------------------------------------- Near the SUPER ICY pond
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    [  ] --------------------- By a Yellow Block with Flower Spinners nearby
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    [  ] ----------------- To the left of the Green Koopa Shell on the ledge
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    [  ] ----------------- To the left of the Green Koopa Shell on the ledge
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    [  ] ----------------- To the left of the Green Koopa Shell on the ledge
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    [  ] ----------------- To the left of the Green Koopa Shell on the ledge
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------- On the SUPER ICY pond
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------- On the SUPER ICY pond
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    Start off by heading right past the Red Coin Shadow Star and a Snowman 
    to then pass through a vicious wind.  Continue along to get a Red Coin 
    [one]and Flower Spinner to find a SUPER ICY pond on your left you should 
    run around.  As you are performing this, you will enter a small field 
    where  a couple Flower Spinners, a Snowman, and a Coin Purse guard a 1-
    Up Mushroom in Yellow Block as well as a Red Coin [two], so pass them to 
    find a Flower Spinner guarding the ICY pond.
    
    After killing/dodging the Flower Spinner, jump to the next ledge (in the 
    middle of the ICY pond) to kill another Flower Spinner before moving 
    down the landform so Mario is positioned past the spot where the ice 
    humps can reach.  Here is where a Flower Spinner will start to move out 
    of the water, so use a jump to bounce off of it's head, and use the 
    momentum of your slow descent to go forward over the high wall!  Once 
    you are steady on your legs again, bust the right Yellow Block (from the 
    perspective of the area you just came from) to find a Green Koopa Shell!
    
    Once you set foot onto the little and lovely Green Koopa Shell, head up 
    the small path and then cut up the slope to the left to go get four Red 
    Coins [three] [four] [five] [six] while dodging the snowy projectiles of 
    a Snowman.  Now move on down to the lowr area to head towards the SUPER 
    ICY pond (the one with the Bully wandering around overhead on the icy 
    plateau) to surf across the top of the killer water scot free to grab 
    the Red Coins [seven] [eight] to cause the Power Star to appear (note 
    that you can get the Red Coins here WITHOUT the Green Koopa Shell, but 
    you will need to be super accurate jumping to them as you fall into the 
    deadly water before bouncing out in yowling pain to repeat the process 
    again.  Just note that it is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DO THIS!).  Now head 
    on towards the start (take the wind tunnel area) to grab the Power Star 
    from the Shadow Star place to complete the challenge!
    
    
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                               INTO THE IGLOO
                               ==============
    
    This star requires Mario to first gain access to the Igloo, and he has 
    two method of doing.  Both will be listed here for your convenience.
    
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    Option One
    ----------
    
    This option seeks to gain use of the Green Koopa Shell for transporting 
    Mario to the Igloo.  Start off by heading right past the Red Coin Shadow 
    Star and a Snowman to then pass through a vicious wind.  Continue along 
    to pass a Red Coin and Flower Spinner to find a SUPER ICY pond on your 
    left you should run around.  As you are performing this, you will enter 
    a small field where  a couple Flower Spinners, a Snowman, and a Coin 
    Purse guard a 1-Up Mushroom in Yellow Block, so pass them to find a 
    Flower Spinner guarding the ICY pond.
    
    After killing/dodging the Flower Spinner, jump to the next ledge (in the 
    middle of the ICY pond) to kill another Flower Spinner before moving 
    down the landform so Mario is positioned past the spot where the ice 
    humps can reach.  Here is where a Flower Spinner will start to move out 
    of the water, so use a jump to bounce off of it's head, and use the 
    momentum of your slow descent to go forward over the high wall!  Once 
    you are steady on your legs again, bust the rightYellow Block (from the 
    perspective of the area you just came from) to find the Green Koopa 
    Shell!
    
    Get on it to start your surfing as you aim Mario back towards the ICY 
    pond to surf around the center platform (do NOT go near the ice humps) 
    to get to the far side of the ICY pond.  Here you will find a trail of 
    Coins leading up a steep slope, so follow that upwards to jump the fence 
    to get inside it before crashing the Green Koopa Troopa Shell into the 
    fence.  Now go in front of the opening, Hold the Z Button to crouch, and 
    then move forward to Crawl into the Igloo.
    
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    Option Two
    ----------
    
    When Mario flips into the Course, turn to the right to pass the Red Coin 
    Shadow Star to fight a Snowman before crossing the expanse of of a windy 
    area (use a Long Jump to avoid being held up).  As you round the corner 
    of the slope on the left to find a Red Coin and a Flower Spinner ac you 
    continue on past the SUPER ICY pond on the left (treat it like a lava 
    pool) to find a plateau where a couple Flower Spinners, a Snowman,  and 
    a Coin Purse protect a Yellow Block with a 1-Up inside (the single Coin 
    is the Coin Purse hiding).
    
    After Mario crosses a small hump in the landscape, he will find a Flower 
    Spinner just short of the ICY pond (it can be swum in, but it will drain 
    Mario of his Power Meter steadily as well as not refilling the Power 
    Meter when he surfaces on the water) that Mario must jump to the land 
    platform in the pond.  You will need to take out the Flower Spinner on 
    this platform before moving towards the turn to the left that the humps 
    of ice are sliding down.  Your job now is to perform accurate jumping to 
    clear the sliding ice humps as you progress towards the spot where the 
    humps originate from, but you will then need to time a Double or Triple 
    Jump to get onto the ledge above.
    
    Now that you are on the winding path, follow it upwards to take a narrow 
    wooden ledge to a higher ledge where another narrow wooden ledge leads 
    to an ice bridge where a penguin paces back and forth.  As soon as Mario 
    sets foot onto the bridge, the Big Snowman will blab about some things, 
    summing it up by blowing a nasty wind that will not only send Mario back 
    to the starting area of the level BUT it will also remove Mario's Hat 
    (if this happens, just go grab the Hat upon getting off of your back)!  
    The trick to crossing this bridge is to either: 1) hitch a tide on the 
    head of the Penguin or 2) walk directly behind the Penguin as it moves 
    across the bridge.  I recommend the first option as it is far easier to 
    accomplish than the second option.  Once you have made it across, look 
    below (back towards the ice bridge) and then jump down to the fenced in 
    igloo area to Crouch (hold the Z Button) before moving forward to crawl 
    into said igloo.
    
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    Inside The Igloo
    ----------------
    
    Upon entering, you will see a Power Star locked in the ice, so how can 
    you possibly get it!?  Well, you would need to be able to pass through 
    matter, so it is once again time to enlist the services of a Vanish Cap!  
    Your first job is to find the Vanish Cap, so head straight to fight a 
    Goomba underneath the Power Star before continuing straight until you 
    hit a wall.  Take the path just to the right to the white back wall (it 
    is NOT ice) to fight a Goomba, then turn right around the corner to 
    enter a small room where a Flower Spinner and a Goomba waits for Mario 
    (kill it quickly).  Now Mario can see a Blue Box through the ice wall 
    (the Vanish Cap!), so use a Backflip/Reverse Backflip to get over the 
    wall, break the Blue Box for your Vanish Cap, and then get ready to go 
    claim your Power Star!  Go straight back towards the entrance of the 
    igloo, passing through a wall with a 1-Up Mushroom and then a wall of 
    twenty Coins, followed by turning around at the wall to go jump to the 
    wooden platform to grab the Power Star!
    
    
    
    
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    You know the drill here by now.  I guide you through how to find all the 
    Coins you need for a 100 Coin Power Star, and then I continue on to 
    cover the remaining Coins in the level for the high score!  Choose any 
    Power Star for this as it does not change the level in any conceivable 
    way.
    
    Start off by heading left from the starting point, keeping the icehouse 
    on your left as you grab the first two Coins [two] before going after 
    the three Flower Spinners for their Coins [eleven].  Now go after the 
    lone remaining Coin, causing it to turn into a Coin Purse that you need 
    to kill for it's Coins [sixteen], but try to kill it near a wall so it's 
    Coins will not go flying too far from your reach.  Now head back towards 
    the Red Coin Shadow Star and then go on past it to find a Snowman to run 
    around to make dizzy for it's Coins [nineteen], then head towards the 
    Cannon to find another Snowman [twenty-two] followed up by climbing the 
    hill to the left to kill a Flower Spinner [twenty-five].
    
    Now Long Jump towards the far hill to find a Shy Guy [twenty-seven], a 
    Flower Spinner [thirty], and then a Red Coin [thirty-two] before heading 
    on past the SUPER ICY pond to find an open area where two Flower 
    Spinners [thirty-eight], a Snowman [forty-one], a Red Coin [forty-
    three], and a Coin Purse [forty-eight] all protect a Yellow Block with a 
    1-Up Mushroom inside.  Now head left towards the ICY pond to kill a 
    Flower Spinner [fifty-one], jump to the next ledge to kill another 
    Flower Spinner [fifty-four], and then move past the ice humps to bait 
    both of the Flower Spinners from the ICY pond to kill them [sixty] on 
    your island in the ICY pond (you will likely need to draw the second one 
    closer through swimming, s be quick or you will rapidly lose your Power 
    Meter!).
    
    Now Mario needs to head past the ice humps to Double/Triple Jump to the 
    higher ledge, climb the path to get two Coins [sixty-two] from the first 
    wooden ledge as you climb up to get another Coin [sixty-three] from the 
    next wooden ledge before using the Penguin to cross the ice bridge in 
    front of the Snowman.  Once you are across, you will find two Coins 
    [sixty-five], and then Mario will need to get off of the Snowman (Long 
    Jump into the ICY pond for convenience).
    
    Now you may be wondering how you will be able to get over the wall ahead 
    as you used the Flower Spinners to do so in the past.  Well, there is 
    another way to get there, it is just a little bit harder and you needed 
    those Coins for the High Score run anyway.  Head back the to the sign 
    near ICY pond.  Here you will jump into the tree closest to the high 
    ledge (you will remember that some Red Coins are up there), climb to the 
    top of the tree, go into a Handstand, and then turn Mario's back to the 
    target before jumping as you push the ANALOG stick towards the wall.  
    When you land, you will still be on the slope, so immediately jump a 
    couple times and then use a Dive (B Button) while in the air to make it 
    up to the ledge.  Now go forward to spin a Snowman into submission 
    [sixty-eight] before grabbing the four Red Coins [seventy-six] as you 
    head for the small area where the right Yellow Block contains your Green 
    Koopa Shell that you need to get the rest of the Coins outside the 
    igloo.
    
    Start off by surfing over the ICY pond to head back towards the SUPER 
    ICY pond to collect the two Red Coins [eighty] before returning to the 
    ICY pond.  Now jump up the steep slope here to grab the eight Coins 
    [eighty-eight] before crawling into the igloo.
    
    Upon entering the short-ceiling structure, whack two Flower Spinners 
    [ninety-four] before passing through the opening to kill a Goomba 
    [ninety-five].  Take the first right to kill a Goomba [ninety-six], then 
    backtrack a little go around the Coin wall to find three Coins [ninety-
    nine] on the ground.  Now send Mario to kill a Goomba down the corridor 
    [one hundred] for the Power Star!
    
    To continue towards the High Score you need to get going forward to then 
    take the left passage to the wall.  Now send Mario right to fit through 
    the opening to find the Pink Bob-Omb (talk to him to open the Cannon), 
    and then go bust the Yellow Block nearby for three Coins [one hundred 
    three] .  Another Yellow Block is nearby with a 1-Up Mushroom inside, so 
    grab it before you backtrack to the main hallway again, this time going 
    to the back wall of the igloo before turning right around the wall to 
    enter a room where a Flower Spinner [one hundred six] awaits Mario.  Now 
    perform a Backflip/Reverse Backflip to jump the ice wall to go bust the 
    Blue Block for the Vanish Cap, and then go collect the 20 Coins [one 
    hundred twenty-six] before grabbing the Power Star from the wooden ledge 
    that is encased in ice (using your Vanish Cap to do so) to save your 
    High Score!
    
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    Hidden Coin
    -----------
    
    This is a neat trick that I attained from Brightguy's website dedicated 
    to this game!  Get into the Cannon near the start, aim towards the tree 
    by itself (right of the Snowman's Head), line your left and right arrows 
    so the ground below the tree cuts them in half, and then move the aimer 
    right until the dark ridge on the Snowman's Head cuts the top arrow in 
    half before firing.  If you have done this correctly, you will receive a 
    Coin that is hidden in the wall!
    
    
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                  III.u -------------- WET-DRY WORLD [stars]
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                             SHOCKING ARROW LIFTS!
                             =====================
    
    Welcome to Wet-Dry World, where the water level depends completely on 
    you!  It can not only be adjusted within the level itself, but also by 
    adjusting it as you enter the level (low entry = low water, medium entry 
    = middle water, high entry = high water).  For this Power Star, set the 
    water to medium for the normal run through on the level or high for a 
    somewhat unexpected method of getting the Power Star.
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    When you enter at the medium setting, you will flip down to land on the 
    floating block.  Jump up to the dock behind Mario to cruise on by a 
    Fireballer to trip the switch, causing the platforms to appear.  Follow 
    the platforms (jump the first couple of gaps as you head out) to get on 
    top of the grey structure to find Coins and a water adjuster 
    (raises/lowers water).  Now send Mario to swim towards the wooden blocks 
    that float up near an Amp protecting a set of platforms, using the 
    wooden blocks to get up to the higher stone ones beside the arrow 
    platforms.
    
    Now you have a choice of the easy method of succeeding here, which is to 
    Long Jump across the ledge that the Yellow Block hangs over (allowing 
    Mario to just pop the Yellow Block for the Power Star), or you can be 
    stubborn and use the arrow platforms.  Anyway, if you go the harder (and 
    entirely unnecessary route), start off by stepping onto the platform 
    beside your stone platform to ride it to the next one, which is where 
    you board it to do the same, and so on and so forth until you make it 
    across to the far ledge (not hard but annoying to ride the five 
    platforms like that).
    
    Now that you are there, walk towards the Yellow Block and dodge the 
    incoming Fireballer attack as you break out the Power Star for 
    collection!  A neat trick is to jump and hit the box, but immediately 
    press the Z Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound that will allow 
    Mario to also grab the Star on the same jump (not useful, but a neat 
    thing none the less!).
    
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    Option Two
    ----------
    
    Enter the painting at the higher area to cause the water to be at the 
    highest level it can possibly be (this includes the in-level water 
    adjusters).  Swim towards the cage off in the distance, but veer left to 
    follow an underwater ramp to it's finish before swimming right to find a 
    water adjuster.  Now the water will drop slightly, and Mario should then 
    head for the opposite corner of the Course.
    
    When you see a grey formation jutting out of the water, swim towards it.  
    Now you have the choice of either swimming under the Yellow Block to 
    jump out of the water (DOWN + A Button) to break the Power Star from 
    it's hiding place (somewhat annoying to do) OR you can go on top of the 
    grey structure and use a Ground Pound from above to break the Yellow 
    Block open fro the Power Star.  Either method is far easier to pull off 
    than the conventional ways listed above, but I try to follow the name of 
    the Power Star guidelines first!
    
    
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                                TOP O' THE TOWN
                                ===============
    
    For this Power Star, choosing the highest setting of the water is easily 
    the best way to go about getting the Power Star.  Once you enter, swim 
    towards the far wall and then climb onto the dry land there.  Now send 
    Mario across the gap to fight a Purple Bob-Omb (grab and throw it from 
    behind), and then get Mario positioned onto the plank nearby.
    
    Now your duty is to wander across this plank carefully (the best camera 
    angle is to have Mario run TOWARDS the screen for easiest time), dodging 
    the circling Amps to find a small circular ledge where a Fireballer 
    protects it's territory.  Quickly turn left (Mario's left) as you get 
    off the plank to jump to a spinning platform and make your way to the 
    outside region of it.  Now you will need to time your jump off so the 
    spinning platform is just starting to align with the small platform that 
    is nearby, followed up by breaking the Yellow Block to get the Power 
    Star hiding within.  A neat trick is to jump and hit the box, but 
    immediately press the Z Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound that 
    will allow Mario to also grab the Star on the same jump (not useful, but 
    a neat thing none the less!).
    
    
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                        SECRETS IN THE SHALLOWS & SKY
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    For this Power Star, the easiest thing to do is to start with the water 
    at it's middle level.  However, starting at a low level is acceptable as 
    well, but it requires Mario to raise the level and climb the structures 
    as opposed to just dropping the water level instead.  Therefore, the 
    easier method will be covered as it does not have to deal with using the 
    Chuckyas.  Also note that the [number] indicate which of the five 
    special spots you are touching as you go through the Power Star 
    challenge.
    
    Start off by swimming straight for the winding ramp that leads upward 
    (watch out for the Water Bug), and then head up the slope to reach a 
    flat area (watch out for the Fireballer when you arrive).  First you 
    should head left to find a switch that Mario must trip, and then follow 
    the Wooden Block staircase to hit the Yellow Block [one].  After 
    collecting the Coins (optional), head down to the ground below to move 
    towards a Chuckya and an Amp guarding a cylinder-shaped platform.  Here 
    is where you should use a Double Jump or a quick Backflip to get on top 
    of this platform, where Mario should hit the Yellow Block [two].
    
    Now Mario will need to find his way back towards the winding ramp (hit 
    the water ASAP though for a less enemy-filled trip), and then dive down 
    to the bottom of the Course to hit the lowest water adjuster.  With the 
    water now at it's minimal level, head towards the opposite corner of the 
    Course.  Here is where Mario will find a big metal box that he should 
    push towards the corner of the Course [three] to stop pushing when it is 
    positioned under a Yellow Block, allowing Mario to break it [four].  Now 
    Mario is ready to go to the next highest ledge (it has a couple 
    Fireballers and a Chuckya to contend with) to find a metal box within 
    the wall that he will push in [five].
    
    This will cause the Power Star to appear on the dock near the starting 
    point, but Mario will first need to adjust the water level.  Head 
    towards the grey stone structure with the circling Amp (it is nearby) to 
    hit e water adjuster, and then start swimming for the wooden platform 
    that Mario always flips down to start each trip into the level.  Now 
    jump onto the dock and go grab the Power Star while dodging the 
    Fireballer attacks to finish this challenge!
    
    
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                        EXPRESS ELEVATOR--HURRY UP!
                        ===========================
    
    For this Power Star, Mario should have the lowest possible water 
    setting, so jump in at the very bottom of the painting.  Send Mario to 
    the left towards a Wooden Block near some wire caging, and when he 
    arrives, break it open.  Now send Mario left along the wall to find a 
    ledge with a Blue Coin Block on it, along with a nearby Fireballer.  Go 
    along the ledge to find a Chuckya (it has a metal plate in it's 
    appendages) before baiting it to throw Mario to the next ledge (draw it 
    close to the wall and then get Mario onto the shovel WHEN the Chuckya is 
    facing away from the wall at 90 degrees).
    
    Now Mario is on the next highest ledge, which is where another Chuckya 
    patrols nearby.  Mario will need to once again use the Chuckya (same 
    procedure as before) to get lobbed up to a higher ledge.  When Mario 
    regains his footing, send him across the ledge past some wooden blocks 
    to find a switch, which will make a Wooden Block stairway leading to the 
    top of the wire caging structure.  Hear Mario can see the Power Star 
    below on the elevator, so you will need to be able to get in there.
    
    Have Mario drop down onto the wooden elevator section outside the wire 
    caging that is not on the same section as the Power Star to start the 
    elevator moving downwards.  Now Mario should jump off od the elevator, 
    use a Ground Pound just before hitting the ground, and then enter the 
    elevator shaft though the small opening (the first Wooden Block you 
    smashed allows access) to use a Backflip (hard), Reverse Backflip 
    (intermediate), or a Wall Kick (easiest) to get onto the elevator.  Now 
    Mario just needs to ride a leisurely ride upwards to grab the Power Star 
    when he arrives at the top floor!  Please note that a Wall Kick regiment 
    can be used by the impatient to get the Power Star earlier, but it runs 
    the risk of screwing up your chances by falling down the wrong side of 
    the shaft upon a mistake.
    
    
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                             GO TO TOWN FOR RED COINS
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    [  ] ------------------------- On the roof of a building in Wooden Block
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    [  ] ------------------------- On the roof of a building in Wooden Block 
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    [  ] ------------------------- On the roof of a building in Wooden Block 
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    [  ] ------------------------- On the roof of a building in Wooden Block 
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    [  ] -------------------------------- On the thin wall in a Wooden Block
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    [  ] -------------------------------- On the thin wall in a Wooden Block
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    [  ] --------------------------- Above the main square in a Wooden Block
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    [  ] ---------------------------------- On the roof of the main building
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    For this Power Star, Mario will need to find his way into the town 
    portion of the Course (it is an area he has yet to go to).  For the 
    easiest time in this Power Star challenge, enter the painting in the 
    highest portion possible.
    
    You have two choices for getting into the entrance area to the town.  
    The first option is to head directly towards the wire caging ahead, ump 
    out of the water to grab the side of the wire caging, and then pull 
    Mario on top of it before going down into the water on the far side of 
    the wire caging.  The second option is to turn left after landing in the 
    course to swim until you find a wooden platform near a floating stone 
    platform.  Here is where Mario should jump up to the higher ledge to 
    talk to the Pink Bob-Omb to get it to open the Cannon.  Now continue 
    along your original trajectory to swim to the slope that leads to the 
    high up Cannon.  Aim your Cannon at the background city, then raise it 
    so it is slightly above this background city before firing to land 
    inside the cage.
    
    Start off this portion of the challenge by swimming straight down the 
    shaft to turn with the tunnel to swim through the straightaway before 
    turning again to go under the hanging cage wall, followed by swimming 
    above the next cage wall to enter the town area.  Immediately swim 
    downwards and then swim to the nearest corner to hit the water adjuster 
    to make the water drop down to make the whole area above water.
    
    Now you can finally begin your exploration to grab the Red Coins.  Start 
    off by heading for the Blue Block off in the distance, turning right 
    when you arrive there to enter a small alley before performing Wall 
    Jumps to get onto the roof of the building nearby.  Carefully walk down 
    the slope to jump into the Wooden Block to shatter it, revealing a Red 
    Coin [one].  Now Mario needs to long jump across to the next roof (you 
    need to hit the thin strip where it is flat and not the slope) to find a 
    Wooden Block to punch to reveal a Red Coin [two].  Your next job is to 
    use the slope to slide off of the roof to the ground below, and then 
    head across the town (ignoring the main square) to turn right to find 
    another wire cage and a building wall to Wall Kick up to get onto the 
    roof.
    
    When you first arrive on the roof, immediately move away from the edge 
    of the roof as a Fireballer will be attacking Mario.  Work your way 
    towards the Wooden Block to break it open to find a Red Coin [three], 
    followed by Long Jumping towards the lower roof nearby.  Here is another 
    Wooden Block waiting to be smashed open to find yet another Red Coin 
    [four].  Now look towards the main square of the town to find two Wooden 
    Blocks sitting on top of thin walls, so make a running leap to get on 
    top of one of them, followed by centering Mario on it before using a 
    Ground Pound to break it to get the Red Coin [five] inside.  Your next 
    job is to jump across the gap to grab the Wooden block to pull Mario up 
    before ground pounding the Wooden Block for the Red Coin [six] contained 
    within.  If you fall of the wall, a well timed Wall Jump or Reverse 
    Backflip from below will allow Mario to grab the wall and pull himself 
    up to go and walk to the Wooden Block to get the prize.
    
    Now send Mario down into the town square to pass by a Water Bug to jump 
    up to the higher ledge to find a Wooden Block just begging to be cracked 
    open (well it would be if it could talk anyway) to reveal a Red Coin 
    [seven].  Now Mario will need to continue up to the next ledge, position 
    him with his back to the building, and then perform a Backflip to reach 
    the roof where a Red Coin [eight] waits for him.  This causes the Power 
    Star to appear in a near impossible-to-collect position of just below 
    Mario.  Yes, he just needs to walk of the roof and turn around to 
    collect the Power Star to finish up the challenge!
    
    
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                         QUICK RACE THROUGH DOWNTOWN!
                         ============================
    
    For the easiest time in this Power Star challenge, enter the painting in 
    the highest portion possible.
    
    You have two choices for getting into the entrance area to the town.  
    The first option is to head directly towards the wire caging ahead, ump 
    out of the water to grab the side of the wire caging, and then pull 
    Mario on top of it before going down into the water on the far side of 
    the wire caging.  The second option is to turn left after landing in the 
    course to swim until you find a wooden platform near a floating stone 
    platform.  Here is where Mario should jump up to the higher ledge to 
    talk to the Pink Bob-Omb to get it to open the Cannon.  Now continue 
    along your original trajectory to swim to the slope that leads to the 
    high up Cannon.  Aim your Cannon at the background city, then raise it 
    so it is slightly above this background city before firing to land 
    inside the cage.
    
    Start off this portion of the challenge by swimming straight down the 
    shaft to turn with the tunnel to swim through the straightaway before 
    turning again to go under the hanging cage wall, followed by swimming 
    above the next cage wall to enter the town area.  Immediately swim 
    downwards and then swim to the nearest corner to hit the water adjuster 
    to make the water drop down to make the whole area above water.
    
    Start off by heading for the Blue Block off in the distance, busting it 
    open when you get there to and grab the Vanish Cap.  Now have Mario run 
    back the way he came, changing his aim to run through the thin walls in 
    the main square, and then turn right to run towards (and through) the 
    wire caging.  Now Mario needs to wait for the Vanish Cap effect to wear, 
    use a Wall Kick or two to get onto the platform above, and then 
    carefully pick your way up the remaining few steps on this structure to 
    grab the waiting Power Star on the very highest ledge!
    
    
    
    
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                  III.v -------------- WET-DRY WORLD [coins]
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    Choose the lowest water level to start your journey for the 100 Coin 
    Power Star as well as a high score.  Choose any Power Star you wish for 
    this Power Star.
    
    Kill the Water Bug [three] nearby before going to break the four Wooden 
    Blocks by the wall [fifteen] for three Coins from each.  Now send Mario 
    to find the other Water Bug [eighteen] before going to crush the Blue 
    Coin Block near the Fireballers and then collect the arc of Blue Coins 
    along the edge of the platform [forty-eight].  Now Mario will want to 
    return to the bottom floor of the Course to head for the corner where a 
    metal box sits waiting for Mario to push it underneath the Yellow Block 
    so he can bust it open for the Coins inside [fifty-eight].
    
    Now Mario can raise the water level, so set off to do just that by 
    running past a wooden platform to find a set of stair platforms set into 
    a stone structure that is guarded by an Amp as Mario jumps up to hit the 
    water adjuster.  Now have Mario return to the same wooden platform that 
    Mario always begin this Course on, and have Mario jump onto the dock to 
    break the Yellow Block [sixty-one] before hoofing it past the Fireballer 
    to trip the switch.  Make your way carefully over the platforms to get 
    onto the stone structure to grab the five Coins [sixty-six] before 
    hitting the water adjuster to further raise the water level.
    
    Mario should now swim towards the ledge that is not covered in water 
    (use the wooden blocks to the left for easy access) to go trip the 
    switch on the corner of the ledge before climbing the nearby Wooden 
    Block staircase to hit the Yellow Block for the Coins inside [seventy-
    six].  Now Mario should return to the ledge below, head towards the Amp 
    circling the platform which you will jump onto to break the Yellow Block 
    to get the Coins inside [eighty-six] before going down to circle the 
    platform for eight Coins [ninety-four] (take care to avoid the Amp and 
    the Chuckya).  Now Mario will move on to the wall to stand on the very 
    edge of the metal box and Backflip to break the Yellow Block for Coins 
    [ninety-seven].
    
    Mario should push the Metal Box away from the closer wall, doing so 
    until he is close enough to jump to the higher ledge here, and then use 
    a Backflip to make it to the next ledge up.  Send Mario to grab the 
    Yellow Coins [one hundred two] on the side that leads towards the water 
    to get the Power Star to appear!  If you wish to continue on for the 
    High Score, then continue on with his entry.  Hit the water adjuster 
    that is visible as the slope leads toward the water, and then back track 
    to jump to the other high ledge up here to fight a Purple Bob-Omb (grab 
    from behind and throw to kill) [one hundred seven].  Mario should then 
    head down into the water below to swim to the Cannon (located in 
    opposite corner from the wire caging).
    
    Mario will need to aim at the wire caging first, followed by moving the 
    aim upwards until it is aiming just above the background city scenery 
    before firing the Cannon so Mario can get into the wire caging area.  
    Start off this portion of the challenge by swimming straight down the 
    shaft to turn with the tunnel to swim through the straightaway before 
    turning again to go under the hanging cage wall, followed by swimming 
    above the next cage wall to enter the town area.  Immediately swim 
    downwards and then swim to the nearest corner to hit the water adjuster 
    to make the water drop down to make the whole area above water.
    
    Start off by heading for the Blue Block off in the distance, turning 
    right when you arrive there to enter a small alley before performing 
    Wall Jumps to get onto the roof of the building nearby.  Carefully walk 
    down the slope to jump into the Wooden Block to shatter it, revealing a 
    Red Coin [one hundred nine].  Now Mario needs to long jump across to the 
    next roof (you need to hit the thin strip where it is flat and not the 
    slope) to find a Wooden Block to punch to reveal a Red Coin [one hundred 
    eleven].  Your next job is to use the slope to slide off of the roof to 
    the ground below, and then head across the town (ignoring the main 
    square) to turn right to find another wire cage and a building wall to 
    Wall Kick up to get onto the roof.
    
    When you first arrive on the roof, immediately move away from the edge 
    of the roof as a Fireballer will be attacking Mario.  Work your way 
    towards the Wooden Block to break it open to find a Red Coin [one 
    hundred thirteen], followed by grabbing the five Yellow Coins [one 
    hundred eighteen] along the protective lip on the roof.  Now have Mario 
    Long Jump to the lower roof nearby t break the Wooden Block there for a 
    Red Coin [one hundred twenty] as well as the five Yellow Coins [one 
    hundred twenty-five] before jumping across thegap to grab and then break 
    the Wooden Block for a Red Coin [one hundred twenty-seven].  If you fall 
    of the wall, a well timed Wall Jump or Reverse Backflip from below will 
    allow Mario to grab the wall and pull himself up to go and walk to the 
    Wooden Block to get the prize.
    
    Grab the Yellow Coins [one hundred thirty-seven] around the monolith in 
    the main square and then kill the two Water Bugs [one hundred forty-
    three] (please note that there location is random due to the lowering 
    water level) before hopping up to a higher ledge to break a Wooden Block 
    for a Red Coin [one hundred forty-five].  Now get onto the roof of the 
    small building here to get a Red Coin [one hundred forty-seven] to make 
    the Power Star you will grab soon appear.  However, Mario needs to climb 
    up the pole on the roof of the building first to get to a higher ledge 
    where a small bridge leads across the gap. Giving up five Coins as it 
    does so [one hundred fifty-two].  Now send Mario to collect that Red 
    Coin Power Star to achieve the highest Coin Score!
    
    
    
    
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                  III.w --------- TALL TALL MOUNTAIN [stars]
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                              SCALE THE MOUNTAIN 
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    There are two options to this stage, the slow, intended way, and the 
    faster way. The slow way is option 1, and the fast way is option 2. 
    Enjoy both options.
    
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    Option 1
    --------
    
    This stage is the small picture on the third floor. Upon entering, you 
    will soon realize that you are on a tall, tall mountain. HEY! A PUN! 
    Anyways, starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up Mushroom 
    to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to reach it. 
    Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running.
    
    You will notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the 
    black-ish platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them 
    out with a few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario 
    Brothers" attack of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I 
    suggest is to stand still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump 
    straight in the air to land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. Anyways, you can completely ignore 
    them this time, but we will come back here for another mission in the 
    near future. Round the next corner, and you will be happily greeted by 
    three Bob-Ombs that can easily be avoided, or killed, if you need the 
    health via the coins.
    
    After you cross this area, you will encounter a Purple Bob-Omb! No, this 
    is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that open up the cannons 
    for you in every stage. These things are big and nasty, and resemble a 
    King Bob-Omb from an attacking standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-
    Omb's automatic attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just 
    moving out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to him. 
    Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to throw him. 
    That'll teach them!
    
    Collect the five coins from the blown up Purple Bob-Omb enemy, and carry 
    on straight ahead. You will be forced to walk along a thin wooden bridge 
    with several coins resting on it, and double jump onto the next platform 
    located on the cliff straight ahead. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy 
    that is buzzing around overhead, because if you get burnt with his 
    fireballs, Mario will go out of control.
    
    Once up on the main platform, jump into the air and pound on the flying 
    Shy Guy's head to kill him, and balance yourself out for once you land 
    safely. There is a monkey on this platform, as well, and he is VERY, 
    VERY annoying. If you pick him up, he will steal your cap. Little 
    bastard. Anyways, your destination is not going up on this platform, but 
    going down.
    
    Carefully walk along to the bottom of the platform, and you will notice 
    a big log just like in Lethal Lava Land. You will want to hug the left 
    side a little bit while running towards the right, to make the log roll 
    over towards the west. Stop running every second or so, and wait a half 
    of a second to catch up with falling back, and then continue running. 
    Run over towards the top of the log, and jump off to the platform.
    
    Begin running up the platform, and watch out for those pesky rolling 
    black balls that will come down from the top of this section. You can 
    easily do this by zig-zagging your way up to the top, and avoiding those 
    last few black balls that fall from the sky and crash down right near 
    the exit ramp.
    
    Go right past the last point where the black balls come crashing down 
    at, and slide down a little bit. You will now find a set of three 
    Goombas that are blood thirsty! If Goombas can become blood thirsty, 
    anyway... Now, destroy all three of them for some well-needed health 
    from their coins, and begin walking up the hill. Collect the 1-Up 
    Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    Simply follow the path instead of wanting revenge on the Mr. Cloud that 
    tried to blow you off of the platform, and you will soon encounter 
    several Goombas that are in a "pit" of vines. The vines play a lot like 
    the quick sand in Shifting Sand Land, so your jumps will be hampered. So 
    attack them with your hands instead of your feet, silly!
    
    Try to jump out of the pit, and you will instead cling onto the side of 
    the platform above the one that you are currently on. Climb up, and you 
    can step onto the ground switch and jump on top of the yellow brick. 
    Double jump to collect all of the coins up here, and continue forward. 
    You will now be at the front of the waterfall. Cross over the very thin 
    platform that is way out ahead of the waterfall VERY slowly.
    
    Once you have made it to the other side of the waterfall, you can now 
    continue running along your merry way. Run up the grey stone colored 
    platform, and to the brownish tan colored platform. Run up this area, 
    and you will finally be atop the tall mountain! Jump into the air to 
    collect the Power Star, and exit the stage.
    
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    Option 2
    --------
    
    This stage is the small picture on the third floor. Upon entering, you 
    will soon realize that you are on a tall, tall mountain. HEY! A PUN! 
    Anyways, starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up Mushroom 
    to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to reach it. 
    Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running.
    
    You will notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the 
    blackish platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them 
    out with a few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario 
    Brothers" attack of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I 
    suggest is to stand still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump 
    straight in the air to land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. For the faster option of reaching the 
    top, it starts here! Set up your camera angle to where it is facing the 
    left side of the wall.
    
    There will be two sides that you can climb up from here: the left, and 
    the right. Choose the right, and jump over to the fairly high cliff with 
    the safe space on the side. From here, dart up to the right, and wall 
    kick off of the wall to land on the left, collecting a Red Coin along 
    the way. After this, jump onto the high platform with the Red Coin on 
    it.
    
    Afterwards, face towards the left, and perform a Backflip up to the next 
    tier of platforms. This is known as the second/top tier. From here, jump 
    over to the right, and avoid the onslaught on Monty Moles. Double jump 
    up to the top of the vined-ceiling area, and jump over to the platform 
    in the background to the right. Follow this path.
    
    You will now find a set of three Goombas that are blood thirsty! If 
    Goombas can become blood thirsty, anyway... Now, destroy all three of 
    them for some well-needed health from their coins, and begin walking up 
    the hill. Collect the 1-Up Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near 
    the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    Simply follow the path instead of wanting revenge on the Mr. Cloud that 
    tried to blow you off of the platform, and you will soon encounter 
    several Goombas that are in a "pit" of vines. The vines play a lot like 
    the quick sand in Shifting Sand Land, so your jumps will be hampered. So 
    attack them with your hands instead of your feet, silly!
    
    Try to jump out of the pit, and you will instead cling onto the side of 
    the platform above the one that you are currently on. Climb up, and you 
    can step onto the ground switch and jump on top of the yellow brick. 
    Double jump to collect all of the coins up here, and continue forward. 
    You will now be at the front of the waterfall. Cross over the very thin 
    platform that is way out ahead of the waterfall VERY slowly.
    
    Once you have made it to the other side of the waterfall, you can now 
    continue running along your merry way. Run up the grey stone colored 
    platform, and to the brown-ish tan colored platform. Run up this area, 
    and you will finally be atop the tall mountain! Jump into the air to 
    collect the Power Star, and exit the stage.
    
    
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                         MYSTERY OF THE MONKEY CAGE
                         ==========================
    
    There are two options to this stage, the slow, intended way, and the 
    faster way. The slow way is option 1, and the fast way is option 2. 
    Enjoy both options.
    
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    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. Anyways, you can completely ignore 
    them this time, but we will come back here for another mission in the 
    near future. Round the next corner, and you will be happily greeted by 
    three Bob-Ombs that can easily be avoided, or killed, if you need the 
    health via the coins.
    
    After you cross this area, you will encounter a Purple Bob-Omb! No, this 
    is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that open up the cannons 
    for you in every stage. These things are big and nasty, and resemble a 
    King Bob-Omb from an attacking standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-
    Omb's automatic attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just 
    moving out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to him. 
    Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to throw him. 
    That'll teach them!
    
    Collect the five coins from the blown up Purple Bob-Omb enemy, and carry 
    on straight ahead. You will be forced to walk along a thin wooden bridge 
    with several coins resting on it, and double jump onto the next platform 
    located on the cliff straight ahead. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy 
    that is buzzing around overhead, because if you get burnt with his 
    fireballs, Mario will go out of control.
    
    Once up on the main platform, jump into the air and pound on the flying 
    Shy Guy's head to kill him, and balance yourself out for once you land 
    safely. There is a monkey on this platform, as well, and he is VERY, 
    VERY annoying. If you pick him up, he will steal your cap. Little 
    bastard. Anyways, your destination is not going up on this platform, but 
    going down.
    
    Carefully walk along to the bottom of the platform, and you will notice 
    a big log just like in Lethal Lava Land. You will want to hug the left 
    side a little bit while running towards the right, to make the log roll 
    over towards the west. Stop running every second or so, and wait a half 
    of a second to catch up with falling back, and then continue running. 
    Run over towards the top of the log, and jump off to the platform.
    
    Begin running up the platform, and watch out for those pesky rolling 
    black balls that will come down from the top of this section. You can 
    easily do this by zig-zagging your way up to the top, and avoiding those 
    last few black balls that fall from the sky and crash down right near 
    the exit ramp.
    
    Go right past the last point where the black balls come crashing down 
    at, and slide down a little bit. You will now find a set of three 
    Goombas that are blood thirsty! If Goombas can become blood thirsty, 
    anyway... Now, destroy all three of them for some well-needed health 
    from their coins, and begin walking up the hill. Collect the 1-Up 
    Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    Simply follow the path instead of wanting revenge on the Mr. Cloud that 
    tried to blow you off of the platform, and you will soon encounter 
    several Goombas that are in a "pit" of vines. The vines play a lot like 
    the quick sand in Shifting Sand Land, so your jumps will be hampered. So 
    attack them with your hands instead of your feet, silly!
    
    Try to jump out of the pit, and you will instead cling onto the side of 
    the platform above the one that you are currently on. Climb up, and you 
    can step onto the ground switch and jump on top of the yellow brick. 
    Double jump to collect all of the coins up here, and continue forward. 
    You will now be at the front of the waterfall. Cross over the very thin 
    platform that is way out ahead of the waterfall VERY slowly. You will 
    notice a caged Power Star to the left.
    
    Once across, follow the path as it turns towards the left. Once you 
    reach the top, you will spot a monkey! You must chase this monkey, who 
    reminds me a lot of the one from A Link To The Past. There really is no 
    "good" way to capture him. It is sort of like that damn rabbit in the 
    basement of the castle.
    
    One of the very few tips that I can provide you with is to chase him 
    into a side, and he will slowly jump over your body. Get prepared to 
    grab him as he lands, and proceed to do so. Afterwards, you will agree 
    to let him go in favor of him unlocking that Power Star in the cage near 
    the waterfall. Follow him down the hill, and he will knock the caged 
    Power Star down. Jump down, and collect the Power Star to exit.
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. For the faster option of reaching the 
    top, it starts here! Set up your camera angle to where it is facing the 
    left side of the wall.
    
    There will be two sides that you can climb up from here: the left, and 
    the right. Choose the right, and jump over to the fairly high cliff with 
    the safe space on the side. From here, dart up to the right, and wall 
    kick off of the wall to land on the left, collecting a Red Coin along 
    the way. After this, jump onto the high platform with the Red Coin on 
    it.
    
    Afterwards, face towards the left, and perform a backflip up to the next 
    tier of platforms. This is known as the second/top tier. From here, jump 
    over to the right, and avoid the onslaught on Monty Moles. Double jump 
    up to the top of the vined-ceiling area, and jump over to the platform 
    in the background to the right. Follow this path.
    
    You will now find a set of three Goombas that are blood thirsty! If 
    Goombas can become blood thirsty, anyway... Now, destroy all three of 
    them for some well-needed health from their coins, and begin walking up 
    the hill. Collect the 1-Up Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near 
    the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    Simply follow the path instead of wanting revenge on the Mr. Cloud that 
    tried to blow you off of the platform, and you will soon encounter 
    several Goombas that are in a "pit" of vines. The vines play a lot like 
    the quick sand in Shifting Sand Land, so your jumps will be hampered. So 
    attack them with your hands instead of your feet, silly!
    
    Try to jump out of the pit, and you will instead cling onto the side of 
    the platform above the one that you are currently on. Climb up, and you 
    can step onto the ground switch and jump on top of the yellow brick. 
    Double jump to collect all of the coins up here, and continue forward. 
    You will now be at the front of the waterfall. Cross over the very thin 
    platform that is way out ahead of the waterfall VERY slowly. You will 
    notice a caged Power Star to the left.
    
    Once across, follow the path as it turns towards the left. Once you 
    reach the top, you will spot a monkey! You must chase this monkey, who 
    reminds me a lot of the one from A Link To The Past. There really is no 
    "good" way to capture him. It is sort of like that damn rabbit in the 
    basement of the castle.
    
    One of the very few tips that I can provide you with is to chase him 
    into a side, and he will slowly jump over your body. Get prepared to 
    grab him as he lands, and proceed to do so. Afterwards, you will agree 
    to let him go in favor of him unlocking that Power Star in the cage near 
    the waterfall. Follow him down the hill, and he will knock the caged 
    Power Star down. Jump down, and collect the Power Star to exit.
    
    
                             =======================
                             SCARY SHROOM, RED COINS
                             =======================
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------------- On one of the mushrooms
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------------- On one of the mushrooms
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------------- On one of the mushrooms
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------------- On one of the mushrooms
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -- Near Monty Moles, against wall on left. Climb platforms to reach
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------- To the left on a higher platform from Red Coin #5
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------- On small ledge of second tier
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------- High above seventh Red Coin, jump platforms to reach it
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Ahhh, yes, the lovely Red Coin missions! Ignore the title of this 
    mission, as there will be no Alice In Wonderland-esque pipe smoking, sad 
    to say. As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-
    grab 1-Up Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a 
    catwalk to reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. 
    You will notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the 
    black-ish platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them 
    out with a few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario 
    Brothers" attack of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I 
    suggest is to stand still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump 
    straight in the air to land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. I guess it is here 
    where I will lay out an ASCII map of the mushrooms themselves, and where 
    to find everything that is on/above them.
    
    ______
          \
       /ŻŻ\\
            \
       \__/  \
              \
          /ŻŻŻ\\
            4   \
          \___/  \
    /Ż\           \
     3            \
    \_/           \
              /Ż\  \
         /Ż\       \
          W   \_/  \
         \_/       \
    /ŻŻ\           \
      2            \
    \__/   /ŻŻŻ\   /
             U    /
           \___/ /
    /ŻŻ\         /
           /ŻŻ\ /
    \__/        /
           \__/ /
                /
       /ŻŻŻ\   /
         1    /
       \___/ /
            /
           /
    ______/
    
    _______________________________________
    Key                                    |
                                           |
    1 = First Red Coin                     |
    2 = Second Red Coin                    |
    3 = Third Red Coin                     |
    4 = Fourth Red Coin                    |
    U = 1-Up Yellow Exclamation Point Box  |
    W = Warp                               |
    _______________________________________|
    
    
    Terrible ASCII chart, I know, but hey, it is better than nothing. You 
    try writing a map for this thing without it looking crappy (Brian's 
    note: I probably could do it Zoop)! =P Try jumping onto the big mushroom
    at the beginning of the trail, and jump into the air to collect the Red 
    Coin [one]. From here, you can jump over onto the right, and jump over 
    to the one across (to the left).
    
    From here, jump onto the medium-sized mushroom straight ahead to collect 
    the Red Coin here [two]. Adjust your camera angle, and VERY CAREFULLY 
    jump over to the tiny mushroom straight ahead yet again, and collect the 
    Red Coin atop of it. Make sure that if you go another path to reach this 
    Red Coin mushroom that you do not take the one with the warp on it, as 
    the warp is for the sixth Power Star mission.
    
    Once you have safely landed on this tiny mushroom and collected the Red 
    Coin [three], you will have to jump over to the very large mushroom 
    (especially in comparison) to the dead-ahead right, and collect the Red 
    Coin [four] that floats above it. After you have collected the last Red 
    Coin on the mushrooms, jump over to the solid mountain, and begin 
    running up.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. For the faster option of reaching the 
    top, it starts here! Set up your camera angle to where it is facing the 
    left side of the wall.
    
    There will be two sides that you can climb up from here: the left, and 
    the right. Choose the right, and jump over to the fairly high cliff with 
    the safe space on the side. From here, dart up to the right, and wall 
    kick off of the wall to land on the left, collecting a Red Coin [five] 
    along the way. 
    
    Once you have complete this task, fall down to the left, and face 
    towards the right. Perform a Backflip to reach a high platform with a 
    Red Coin. Grab it [six]. Afterwards, face towards the left, and perform 
    a Backflip up to the next tier of platforms. This is known as the 
    second/top tier. 
    
    Run over to the right, and jump up the platform that is here. Turn 
    around, and jump over to the platform in the wall to retrieve the 
    seventh Red Coin [seven]. From here, jump over to the higher platform to 
    the right by wall kicking on the left. Jump up the slightly sloping 
    platform to the left, and jump up to the next platform on the high 
    right. Collect the Red Coin [eight] up here to complete the fold.
    
    The Power Star will appear down below on a mushroom that is out in the 
    middle of the ocean a tad bit. Jump down slightly to the beginning of 
    the second/top tier, and walk over towards the far right. Go into first 
    person view, and look off facing the television screen, and look down. 
    Jump off of the "plank" to reach the mushroom, and the Power Star. Note 
    that this will take away three health points, and you can also reach it 
    with a long jump on the ground. This is simply faster.
    
    
                          =======================
                          MYSTERIOUS MOUNTAINSIDE
                          =======================
    
    There are two options to this stage, the slow, intended way, and the 
    faster way. The slow way is option 1, and the fast way is option 2. 
    Enjoy both options.
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. Anyways, you can completely ignore 
    them this time, but we will come back here for another mission in the 
    near future. Round the next corner, and you will be happily greeted by 
    three Bob-Ombs that can easily be avoided, or killed, if you need the 
    health via the coins.
    
    After you cross this area, you will encounter a Purple Bob-Omb! No, this 
    is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that open up the cannons 
    for you in every stage. These things are big and nasty, and resemble a 
    King Bob-Omb from an attacking standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-
    Omb's automatic attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just 
    moving out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to him. 
    Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to throw him. 
    That'll teach them!
    
    Collect the five coins from the blown up Purple Bob-Omb enemy, and carry 
    on straight ahead. You will be forced to walk along a thin wooden bridge 
    with several coins resting on it, and double jump onto the next platform 
    located on the cliff straight ahead. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy 
    that is buzzing around overhead, because if you get burnt with his 
    fireballs, Mario will go out of control.
    
    Once up on the main platform, jump into the air and pound on the flying 
    Shy Guy's head to kill him, and balance yourself out for once you land 
    safely. There is a monkey on this platform, as well, and he is VERY, 
    VERY annoying. If you pick him up, he will steal your cap. Little 
    bastard. Anyways, your destination is not going up on this platform, but 
    going down.
    
    Carefully walk along to the bottom of the platform, and you will notice 
    a big log just like in Lethal Lava Land. You will want to hug the left 
    side a little bit while running towards the right, to make the log roll 
    over towards the west. Stop running every second or so, and wait a half 
    of a second to catch up with falling back, and then continue running. 
    Run over towards the top of the log, and jump off to the platform.
    
    Begin running up the platform, and watch out for those pesky rolling 
    black balls that will come down from the top of this section. You can 
    easily do this by zig-zagging your way up to the top, and avoiding those 
    last few black balls that fall from the sky and crash down right near 
    the exit ramp.
    
    Go right past the last point where the black balls come crashing down 
    at, and slide down a little bit. You will now find a set of three 
    Goombas that are blood thirsty! If Goombas can become blood thirsty, 
    anyway... Now, destroy all three of them for some well-needed health 
    from their coins, and begin walking up the hill. Collect the 1-Up 
    Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    You will soon discover that there is a hidden portrait to the left. Yes, 
    much like the hidden portraits like Shifting Sand Land's entrance! Look 
    along the left past the Mr. Cloud enemy, and you will soon discover a 
    flat part of the mountainside. Walk over to it, and it will jiggle, 
    which means it is an entrance for you to jump into! So do so already!
    
    You will land in an area where the interior is based off of the elevator 
    that you spotted in Shifting Sand Land. Walk forward a little bit, and 
    you will soon discover that this area is another slide, much like the 
    Princess' Secret Slide (check Castle Secret Stars for more details) and 
    the slide area in Cool Cool Mountain. Must be a thing with the mountains 
    that have the same name twice. Here is some ASCII art of the slide by 
    Brian. Thank him, I'm clueless to this stuff.
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    xxxx - Finish Line        |
    1-UP - 1-Up Mushroom      |
    B    - Blue Coin          |
    #C   - Coin Group Numbers |
    ---- - Drop In The Track  |
    S    - Secret Passage     |
    __________________________|
    
    
    o-----------o
    | Phase One |
    o-----------o
     ____________
    | HIGH SPOT  |
    |            |
    |    1-UP    |
    |            |
    |____    ____|
       __|  |__
      |1-UP  1C|
      |        |
      |--------|
      |        |
      |        |
      |        |
      |        |
      |   5C   |
      |        |
      |  1-UP  |
      |        |
      |   5C   |
      |        |
      |   1C   |
      |        |
      |        |
      \         \
       \         \____________
        \                     \
        _\                     \
       |  \_____________        \
       |      |___      \        \
       |      |          \    B   \
       |      5C          |   1C   |
       |      |___        |        |
       |      |           |   1C   |
        \      \         /        /
         \      \_______/   1C   /
          \                     /
           \    B   1-UP  B    /
            \_________________/
    
    o-----------o
    | Phase Two |
    o-----------o
    
      _________________     _______
           |     |     |           \
      A  1C|   1C|   5C|            \
      _____|_____|_____|    ___      \
                               \ 3C   \
              |      |          \      \
              |  1C  |           |      |
              |      |           |      |
              |      |           |      |
               \      \         / 3C   /
                \      \_______/      /
                 \                   /
                  \     1C          /
                   \_______________/
    
    o-------------o
    | Phase Three |
    o-------------o
     _________
    |         |
    |         |
    | E       |____________________
    | X       x        |           \
    | I       x        |5C     1C   \
    | T       x________|_________    \
    |         |                  \    \
    |         |                   \1C  \
    |_________|                    |    |
                                   |1C  |
                                   |    |
         _______________          /1C  /
        /          1C   \________/    /
       /      1C         1C    1C    /
      |       ______________________/
      |      /
      |     /
      |  A  |
    
    
    As you begin sliding down the mountain, you should collect the first row 
    of coins in the center, as well as the 1-Up Mushroom that appears right 
    after, as the slide swirls up and down. This could make Mario vomit. You 
    will soon encounter a huge rump bump near the turn, and if you hit it 
    too hard, you could be sent flying backwards, off of the slide itself, 
    so be careful around here.
    
    After the rump bump turn course, you will be sent to the left, and you 
    will soon have to make a few more turns. A Blue Coin will appear, so 
    make sure to collect it as it bounces away. Turn to the right, and 
    collect the 1-Up Mushroom that appears at center, drifting towards the 
    left to soon fall off of the slide. Catch it!
    
    Soon after this, you will have little time to take in the scenic 
    backgrounds, as must collect a couple more blue coins. If you continue 
    following the tan-colored platform, you will lead to a dead end, and die 
    instantly by falling to your doom. So quickly make a sharp right, and  
    follow along the wooden path instead. I hope Mario doesn't have any 
    splinters in his butt after this one!
    
    There will be several bumps to send you flying, as well as a few coins 
    scattered, as well as lined up. Hug the right a little bit, and we are 
    back on the tan-colored slide! Whee! Follow this path a little bit, 
    collecting the scattered coins as we go along, and the platform will 
    soon turn into wooden, as well as staying tan. Stay on the tan side, and 
    hug right as the wooden side on the left ends.
    
    You will be thrust into a few more turns to the left, going around in a 
    circle, and then pushed off onto a slide down below. Take this one all 
    the way to the wooden room, and slide straight into the red/brown-
    colored slide that leads to the hole in the floor. Once you fall 
    through, you will be dropped off at a hole in the side of the mountain 
    where a Power Star rests. Collect it to complete the mission.
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the blackish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. For the faster option of reaching the 
    top, it starts here! Set up your camera angle to where it is facing the 
    left side of the wall.
    
    There will be two sides that you can climb up from here: the left, and 
    the right. Choose the right, and jump over to the fairly high cliff with 
    the safe space on the side. From here, dart up to the right, and wall 
    kick off of the wall to land on the left, collecting a Red Coin along 
    the way. After this, jump onto the high platform with the Red Coin on 
    it.
    
    Afterwards, face towards the left, and perform a Backflip up to the next 
    tier of platforms. This is known as the second/top tier. From here, jump 
    over to the right, and avoid the onslaught on Monty Moles. Double jump 
    up to the top of the vined-ceiling area, and jump over to the platform 
    in the background to the right. Follow this path.
    
    You will now find a set of three Goombas that are blood thirsty! If 
    Goombas can become blood thirsty, anyway... Now, destroy all three of 
    them for some well-needed health from their coins, and begin walking up 
    the hill. Collect the 1-Up Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near 
    the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    You will soon discover that there is a hidden portrait to the left. Yes, 
    much like the hidden portraits like Shifting Sand Land's entrance! Look 
    along the left past the Mr. Cloud enemy, and you will soon discover a 
    flat part of the mountainside. Walk over to it, and it will jiggle, 
    which means it is an entrance for you to jump into! So do so already!
    
    You will land in an area where the interior is based off of the elevator 
    that you spotted in Shifting Sand Land. Walk forward a little bit, and 
    you will soon discover that this area is another slide, much like the 
    Princess' Secret Slide (check Castle Secret Stars for more details) and 
    the slide area in Cool Cool Mountain. Must be a thing with the mountains 
    that have the same name twice. Thank Brian for the upcoming ASCII art of 
    the slide. He is God.
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    xxxx - Finish Line        |
    1-UP - 1-Up Mushroom      |
    B    - Blue Coin          |
    #C   - Coin Group Numbers |
    ---- - Drop In The Track  |
    S    - Secret Passage     |
    __________________________|
    
    
    o-----------o
    | Phase One |
    o-----------o
     ____________
    | HIGH SPOT  |
    |            |
    |    1-UP    |
    |            |
    |____    ____|
       __|  |__
      |1-UP  1C|
      |        |
      |--------|
      |        |
      |        |
      |        |
      |        |
      |   5C   |
      |        |
      |  1-UP  |
      |        |
      |   5C   |
      |        |
      |   1C   |
      |        |
      |        |
      \         \
       \         \____________
        \                     \
        _\                     \
       |  \_____________        \
       |      |___      \        \
       |      |          \    B   \
       |      5C          |   1C   |
       |      |___        |        |
       |      |           |   1C   |
        \      \         /        /
         \      \_______/   1C   /
          \                     /
           \    B   1-UP  B    /
            \_________________/
    
    o-----------o
    | Phase Two |
    o-----------o
    
      __________________    _______
           |     |     |           \
      A  1C|   1C|   5C|            \
      _____|_____|_____|    ___      \
                               \ 3C   \
              |      |          \      \
              |  1C  |           |      |
              |      |           |      |
              |      |           |      |
               \      \         / 3C   /
                \      \_______/      /
                 \                   /
                  \     1C          /
                   \_______________/
    
    o-------------o
    | Phase Three |
    o-------------o
     _________
    |         |
    |         |
    | E       |____________________
    | X       x        |           \
    | I       x        |5C     1C   \
    | T       x________|_________    \
    |         |                  \    \
    |         |                   \1C  \
    |_________|                    |    |
                                   |1C  |
                                   |    |
         _______________          /1C  /
        /          1C   \________/    /
       /      1C         1C    1C    /
      |       ______________________/
      |      /
      |     /
      |  A  |
    
    
    As you begin sliding down the mountain, you should collect the first row 
    of coins in the center, as well as the 1-Up Mushroom that appears right 
    after, as the slide swirls up and down. This could make Mario vomit. You 
    will soon encounter a huge rump bump near the turn, and if you hit it 
    too hard, you could be sent flying backwards, off of the slide itself, 
    so be careful around here.
    
    After the rump bump turn course, you will be sent to the left, and you 
    will soon have to make a few more turns. A Blue Coin will appear, so 
    make sure to collect it as it bounces away. Turn to the right, and 
    collect the 1-Up Mushroom that appears at center, drifting towards the 
    left to soon fall off of the slide. Catch it!
    
    Soon after this, you will have little time to take in the scenic 
    backgrounds, as must collect a couple more blue coins. If you continue 
    following the tan-colored platform, you will lead to a dead end, and die 
    instantly by falling to your doom. So quickly make a sharp right, and  
    follow along the wooden path instead. I hope Mario doesn't have any 
    splinters in his butt after this one!
    
    There will be several bumps to send you flying, as well as a few coins 
    scattered, as well as lined up. Hug the right a little bit, and we are 
    back on the tan-colored slide! Whee! Follow this path a little bit, 
    collecting the scattered coins as we go along, and the platform will 
    soon turn into wooden, as well as staying tan. Stay on the tan side, and 
    hug right as the wooden side on the left ends.
    
    You will be thrust into a few more turns to the left, going around in a 
    circle, and then pushed off onto a slide down below. Take this one all 
    the way to the wooden room, and slide straight into the red/brown-
    colored slide that leads to the hole in the floor. Once you fall 
    through, you will be dropped off at a hole in the side of the mountain 
    where a Power Star rests. Collect it to complete the mission.
    
    
                      =================================
                      BREATHTAKING VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
                      =================================
    
    There are two options to this stage, the slow, intended way, and the 
    faster way. The slow way is option 1, and the fast way is option 2. 
    Enjoy both options.
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. Anyways, you can completely ignore 
    them this time, but we will come back here for another mission in the 
    near future. Round the next corner, and you will be happily greeted by 
    three Bob-Ombs that can easily be avoided, or killed, if you need the 
    health via the coins.
    
    After you cross this area, you will encounter a Purple Bob-Omb! No, this 
    is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that open up the cannons 
    for you in every stage. These things are big and nasty, and resemble a 
    King Bob-Omb from an attacking standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-
    Omb's automatic attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just 
    moving out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to him. 
    Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to throw him. 
    That'll teach them!
    
    Collect the five coins from the blown up Purple Bob-Omb enemy, and carry 
    on straight ahead. You will be forced to walk along a thin wooden bridge 
    with several coins resting on it, and double jump onto the next platform 
    located on the cliff straight ahead. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy 
    that is buzzing around overhead, because if you get burnt with his 
    fireballs, Mario will go out of control.
    
    Once up on the main platform, jump into the air and pound on the flying 
    Shy Guy's head to kill him, and balance yourself out for once you land 
    safely. There is a monkey on this platform, as well, and he is VERY, 
    VERY annoying. If you pick him up, he will steal your cap. Little 
    bastard. Anyways, your destination is not going up on this platform, but 
    going down.
    
    Carefully walk along to the bottom of the platform, and you will notice 
    a big log just like in Lethal Lava Land. You will want to hug the left 
    side a little bit while running towards the right, to make the log roll 
    over towards the west. Stop running every second or so, and wait a half 
    of a second to catch up with falling back, and then continue running. 
    Run over towards the top of the log, and jump off to the platform.
    
    Begin running up the platform, and watch out for those pesky rolling 
    black balls that will come down from the top of this section. You can 
    easily do this by zig-zagging your way up to the top, and avoiding those 
    last few black balls that fall from the sky and crash down right near 
    the exit ramp.
    
    Go right past the last point where the black balls come crashing down 
    at, and slide down a little bit. You will now find a set of three 
    Goombas that are blood thirsty! If Goombas can become blood thirsty, 
    anyway... Now, destroy all three of them for some well-needed health 
    from their coins, and begin walking up the hill. Collect the 1-Up 
    Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    Simply follow the path instead of wanting revenge on the Mr. Cloud that 
    tried to blow you off of the platform, and you will soon encounter 
    several Goombas that are in a "pit" of vines. The vines play a lot like 
    the quick sand in Shifting Sand Land, so your jumps will be hampered. So 
    attack them with your hands instead of your feet, silly!
    
    Try to jump out of the pit, and you will instead cling onto the side of 
    the platform above the one that you are currently on. Climb up, and you 
    will have to step onto the ground switch, and ignore the yellow brick 
    straight in front of you. Quickly run over to the small catwalk, and run 
    to the middle. Face the left with the camera angle, and you will notice 
    a yellow step brick in front of the waterfall, leading to a Power Star 
    Jump across to big gap to the yellow brick very quickly, and collect the 
    Power Star inside of the crease in the waterfall to exit. Easy pickens!
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. For the faster option of reaching the 
    top, it starts here! Set up your camera angle to where it is facing the 
    left side of the wall.
    
    There will be two sides that you can climb up from here: the left, and 
    the right. Choose the right, and jump over to the fairly high cliff with 
    the safe space on the side. From here, dart up to the right, and wall 
    kick off of the wall to land on the left, collecting a Red Coin along 
    the way. After this, jump onto the high platform with the Red Coin on 
    it.
    
    Afterwards, face towards the left, and perform a Backflip up to the next 
    tier of platforms. This is known as the second/top tier. From here, jump 
    over to the right, and avoid the onslaught on Monty Moles. Double jump 
    up to the top of the vined-ceiling area, and jump over to the platform 
    in the background to the right. Follow this path.
    
    You will now find a set of three Goombas that are blood thirsty! If 
    Goombas can become blood thirsty, anyway... Now, destroy all three of 
    them for some well-needed health from their coins, and begin walking up 
    the hill. Collect the 1-Up Mushroom on the left side of the ledge near 
    the waterfall.
    
    Backtrack a slight bit, and run off of the ledge with a HUGE long jump. 
    Once you land, begin running away from the screen as fast as possible, 
    as you do not want to get knocked off by the gust of wind provided by 
    the Mr. Cloud enemy that drifts off to the right of the platform here. 
    Do not bother trying to kill it, it won't work.
    
    Simply follow the path instead of wanting revenge on the Mr. Cloud that 
    tried to blow you off of the platform, and you will soon encounter 
    several Goombas that are in a "pit" of vines. The vines play a lot like 
    the quick sand in Shifting Sand Land, so your jumps will be hampered. So 
    attack them with your hands instead of your feet, silly!
    
    Try to jump out of the pit, and you will instead cling onto the side of 
    the platform above the one that you are currently on. Climb up, and you 
    will have to step onto the ground switch, and ignore the yellow brick 
    straight in front of you. Quickly run over to the small catwalk, and run 
    to the middle. Face the left with the camera angle, and you will notice 
    a yellow step brick in front of the waterfall, leading to a Power Star 
    Jump across to big gap to the yellow brick very quickly, and collect the 
    Power Star inside of the crease in the waterfall to exit. Easy pickins!
    
    
                         ============================
                         BLAST TO THE LONELY MUSHROOM
                         ============================
    
    Awww... What a sad name for this already sad mission. There are two 
    options to go about completing this mission (boy, it always seems like 
    there are two options for every mission in Tall Tall Mountain). The 
    first option is the slow option, as usual, and the second option will be 
    the fast way to go about doing things. Enjoy!
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. Anyways, you can completely ignore 
    them this time, but we will come back here for another mission in the 
    near future. Round the next corner, and you will be happily greeted by 
    three Bob-Ombs that can easily be avoided, or killed, if you need the 
    health via the coins.
    
    After you cross this area, you will encounter a Purple Bob-Omb! No, this 
    is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that open up the cannons 
    for you in every stage. These things are big and nasty, and resemble a 
    King Bob-Omb from an attacking standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-
    Omb's automatic attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just 
    moving out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to him. 
    Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to throw him. 
    That'll teach them!
    
    Collect the five coins from the blown up Purple Bob-Omb enemy, and carry 
    on straight ahead. You will be forced to walk along a thin wooden bridge 
    with several coins resting on it. After the bridge, rest at the platform 
    here, and destroy the flying Shy Guy once it swoops down to get you. 
    Afterwards, on this same platform, look down to the left, and you will 
    notice a small platform.
    
    Carefully jump down to this platform below the one that you are on, and 
    you will notice a Pink Bob-Omb to the right. Talk to him, and he will 
    activate the cannons throughout the stage. How thoughtful! To get back 
    up to where you were, you will have to start out from the beginning by 
    jumping off on the side where the Pink Bob-Omb is, and climb out of the 
    water. Climb up the area where the Goombas were, and long jump across 
    both of the platforms, and back to the area with the mushroom. Stop 
    here.
    
    ______
          \
       /ŻŻ\\
            \
       \__/  \
              \
          /ŻŻŻ\\
            4   \
          \___/  \
    /Ż\           \
     3            \
    \_/           \
              /Ż\  \
         /Ż\       \
          W   \_/  \
         \_/       \
    /ŻŻ\           \
      2            \
    \__/   /ŻŻŻ\   /
             U    /
           \___/ /
    /ŻŻ\         /
           /ŻŻ\ /
    \__/        /
           \__/ /
                /
       /ŻŻŻ\   /
         1    /
       \___/ /
            /
           /
    ______/
    
    _______________________________________
    Key                                    |
                                           |
    1 = First Red Coin                     |
    2 = Second Red Coin                    |
    3 = Third Red Coin                     |
    4 = Fourth Red Coin                    |
    U = 1-Up Yellow Exclamation Point Box  |
    W = Warp                               |
    _______________________________________|
    
    
    There is the ASCII chart of where you will want to go; ignore all of the 
    Red Coins, and head straight for the tiny mushroom with the teleport 
    (warp) located on it. You can reach it by jumping onto the mushroom at 
    the bottom (1 on the map), and jumping over to the medium mushroom to 
    the right (2), and hop across to the one on the left (3). Afterwards, 
    jump straight up to the next mushroom (4), and adjust the camera angle 
    to face the left. Now VERY CAREFULLY jump over to the next mushroom (W) 
    and stand there until you are teleported.
    
    You will now be transported to a cliffy-catwalk underneath the area that 
    you were at before this. Begin jogging over to the left, and you will 
    reach a small ledge in the cliff where you can take a small break before 
    returning to walking along the catwalks. You can walk a slight bit up, 
    but soon enough, press Mario up against the wall to perform the catwalk 
    stepping. Once you reach the cannon, let go, and drop into it.
    
    Now, this is EXTREMELY tricky compared to everything else that we have 
    done in the game thus far, as well we have to aim VERY PRECISE in order 
    to hit that Power Star that is on top of that lone mushroom out at sea. 
    If we mess up, we will zoom completely over the platform, and to our 
    deaths. Aim the cannon like this...
    
          \Ż/
        \     /
    
        /     \
          /_\
    
    
    
    
           *
        (ŻŻŻŻŻŻ)
    
    
    Around three lengths higher than the Power Star itself, and you will 
    land directly on it to collect it. If this fails, it is time for Option 
    #2 instead...
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    As we begin with starting the stage off, there is an easy-to-grab 1-Up 
    Mushroom to the left, but you will have to walk across a catwalk to 
    reach it. Afterwards, go back to the right and begin running. You will 
    notice a pack of three Goombas that are to the right of the black-ish 
    platform that is up from the ground. You can easily take them out with a 
    few punches, or you could use the classic "Super Mario Brothers" attack 
    of simply jumping on their heads. One thing that I suggest is to stand 
    still, and once the Goombas come to you, jump straight in the air to 
    land on their heads.
    
    After you collect the three coins from the dead Goombas, you can 
    continue marching forward (the camera angle automatically shifts to see 
    proper fit), and perform a double jump over the big gap that rests here. 
    If you do not make it across the large gap, you can perform wall kicks 
    to reach the ledge that you were aiming for (but remember to start the 
    wall kicks off on the right side).
    
    You will encounter yet another one of those long gaps in the ground, 
    however, this one is not that long compared to the previous one. Simply 
    long jump across this one, as there is plenty of ground to cover your 
    ass in case you over-jump, unlike the previous long gap. Continue to 
    carry along with your mission of getting to the top of the tall 
    mountain.
    
    As you continue carrying out your objective, you will notice some funky 
    mushrooms to the left. Okay, we know what Miyamoto was doing when he 
    made up the concept for the Mario Brothers series. There is one fairly 
    large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Jump onto 
    it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal a 1-Up 
    Mushroom. Take it, jump back over to the right, and continue marching 
    forward.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. Anyways, you can completely ignore 
    them this time, but we will come back here for another mission in the 
    near future. Round the next corner, and you will be happily greeted by 
    three Bob-Ombs that can easily be avoided, or killed, if you need the 
    health via the coins.
    
    After you cross this area, you will encounter a Purple Bob-Omb! No, this 
    is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that open up the cannons 
    for you in every stage. These things are big and nasty, and resemble a 
    King Bob-Omb from an attacking standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-
    Omb's automatic attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just 
    moving out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to him. 
    Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to throw him. 
    That'll teach them!
    
    Collect the five coins from the blown up Purple Bob-Omb enemy, and carry 
    on straight ahead. You will be forced to walk along a thin wooden bridge 
    with several coins resting on it, and double jump onto the next platform 
    located on the cliff straight ahead. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy 
    that is buzzing around overhead, because if you get burnt with his 
    fireballs, Mario will go out of control.
    
    Go towards the bottom of this platform, where the big log is, without 
    killing the flying Shy Guy. Now, look in the background, to the right. 
    You can see the lonely mushroom with the Power Star above it! Dodge the 
    fireballs, and once the flying Shy Guy swoops down to hit you, jump on 
    his head. You will begin spinning whilst gliding down, so take off and 
    aim for the lonely mushroom in air! You will make it without a problem, 
    so collect the Power Star to complete the mission!
    
    
    
    
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                  III.x --------- TALL TALL MOUNTAIN [coins]
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    NOTE: Enemies can fall off throughout the course of the stage. If they 
    fall, you cannot collect their coin. If you are looking for a perfect 
    score, keep this in mind. Thank you.
    
    Select the first mission. Tall Tall Mountain is one of the worst stages 
    for collecting all of the times in due to the fact that there are a lot 
    of "mess up, and you start over again" coins to collect (with the secret 
    slide and all). Start the stage off by jumping on top of the three 
    Goomba heads in the area after you lure them away from the sides of the 
    stage. Collect the three coins [three].
    
    Begin walking up the slope, and perform two long jumps in a row to get 
    over the two large gaps that rest here. Ignore the Red Coins on the 
    mushrooms for a minute, and continue walking along the path here. You 
    will soon round the corner, so jump over the Monty Mole enemies that 
    rest here, and continue walking until you reach the next area.
    
    In this area, you will encounter a total of three Bob-Ombs. Lure them 
    all three away from the edge of the stage, as we definitely do not want 
    to lose our precious coins from them. Pick each one up individually, and 
    throw them away from the ledge. Collect the three coins [six], and 
    continue walking along the area.
    
    Once you reach the next large platform, you will have to do battle with 
    that darn Purple Bob-Omb, as it will chase you down quite a bit. Jump 
    over the top of its head, and pick it up from behind, and throw it 
    towards the middle. Collect the five coins from inside of it [eleven], 
    and cross the wooden bridge straight ahead, collecting the coins as you 
    go [sixteen].
    
    Double jump over to the next platform cliff, and jump up to the top. A 
    flying Shy Guy will appear out of nowhere. Lure him over towards the 
    middle of the platform, and jump onto his head. Land where you were 
    standing as you float back down, and quick collect his two coins 
    [eighteen]. Go downwards, and jump onto the rolling log.
    
    Once you have successfully jumped onto the log, you will want to hug the 
    left side a little bit while running towards the right, to make the log 
    roll over towards the west. Stop running every second or so, and wait a 
    half of a second to catch up with falling back, and then continue 
    running. Run over towards the top of the log, and jump off to the 
    platform.
    
    Now that we are on the other side of things, follow the path leading to 
    the right. You will have to dodge a series of black balls that sweep 
    down through to the bottom of the mountain, and the only way to do so is 
    by watching their pattern, and zig-zagging around them as they fall 
    down. They are pretty wide, so watch your step to make sure that you do 
    not get hit by them.
    
    Once you have reached the top of where the black balls fall from, you 
    will have to slide down the hill, and lure all three of the Goombas that 
    are down here over towards the left wall. Once this has been done, stomp 
    on their heads to give them a nice ringy-dingy. Collect all of their 
    coins [twenty-one], and begin charging up the hill ahead.
    
    You will soon reach a nasty gap between the two sides of the mountain 
    that you must get across. If you need an extra life, there is one to the 
    left of the ledge... Whilst charging up the hill, perform a long jump 
    once you reach the ledge. This will get you to the other side. A Mr. 
    Cloud enemy is waiting for you, but he contains no coins, as he is 
    invincible. So instead, we will want to walk up the mountain a little 
    bit more, and look to the left. Collect the row of coins here [twenty-
    six], and go through the hidden portrait to reach the Mountain's Secret 
    Slide.
    
    Since we are in here, you probably know the drill, and you probably want 
    to kill me for taking you this way. You must now slide down the Secret 
    Slide, collecting all of the coins that the slide contains. Let me try 
    to help you out here, although the wording may seem a bit flaky. Just 
    try and stay with on this one, mmmk? Here is some ASCII art of the slide 
    by Brian, my favorite little duder.
    
    __________________________
    Key                       |
                              |
    xxxx - Finish Line        |
    1-UP - 1-Up Mushroom      |
    B    - Blue Coin          |
    #C   - Coin Group Numbers |
    ---- - Drop In The Track  |
    S    - Secret Passage     |
    __________________________|
    
    
    o-----------o
    | Phase One |
    o-----------o
     ____________
    | HIGH SPOT  |
    |            |
    |    1-UP    |
    |            |
    |____    ____|
       __|  |__
      |1-UP  1C|
      |        |
      |--------|
      |        |
      |        |
      |        |
      |        |
      |   5C   |
      |        |
      |  1-UP  |
      |        |
      |   5C   |
      |        |
      |   1C   |
      |        |
      |        |
      \         \
       \         \____________
        \                     \
        _\                     \
       |  \_____________        \
       |      |___      \        \
       |      |          \    B   \
       |      5C          |   1C   |
       |      |___        |        |
       |      |           |   1C   |
        \      \         /        /
         \      \_______/   1C   /
          \                     /
           \    B   1-UP  B    /
            \_________________/
    
    o-----------o
    | Phase Two |
    o-----------o
    
      __________________    _______
           |     |     |           \
      A  1C|   1C|   5C|            \
      _____|_____|_____|    ___      \
                               \ 3C   \
              |      |          \      \
              |  1C  |           |      |
              |      |           |      |
              |      |           |      |
               \      \         / 3C   /
                \      \_______/      /
                 \                   /
                  \     1C          /
                   \_______________/
    
    o-------------o
    | Phase Three |
    o-------------o
     _________
    |         |
    |         |
    | E       |____________________
    | X       x        |           \
    | I       x        |5C     1C   \
    | T       x________|_________    \
    |         |                  \    \
    |         |                   \1C  \
    |_________|                    |    |
                                   |1C  |
                                   |    |
         _______________          /1C  /
        /          1C   \________/    /
       /      1C         1C    1C    /
      |       ______________________/
      |      /
      |     /
      |  A  |
    
    
    Turn around, and collect the lone coin [twenty-seven] and 1-Up Mushroom. 
    Begin sliding down the Secret Slide, and collect the row of coins in the 
    center of it. After you have collected this row of coins, a 1-Up 
    Mushroom will appear in the middle, so stay put. You will now collect 
    another row of coins [thirty-seven] and begin sliding on a more visible 
    pace compared to the bumps and bruises of the last part that we 
    encountered.
    
    There will be a lone coin sitting on the slide, so collect it [thirty-
    eight]. We will now turn, and encounter a few scattered coins mixed in 
    with three Blue Coins as we slide down. Collect all of them [fifty-six], 
    which is easier said than done, right? Keep on trucking down the slide, 
    and you will soon notice that there is a line of coins leading to the 
    right. Go there, and collect them along the way [sixty-one].
    
    There will now be several lone coins that are sitting throughout this 
    bumpy part of the slide. Collect them all [sixty-eight]. Keep on 
    sliding, and you will soon collect a set of three coins that are 
    scattered in a row [seventy-one], and the coins will break off, leading 
    to another set of three coins lined up in a row [seventy-four].
    
    After this, you will discover another lone coin that is sitting on the 
    slide [seventy-five], which leads to a tunnel, where you will have to 
    grab one coin on the right [seventy-six], one coin on the left [seventy-
    seven], and one coin on the right again [seventy-eight]. Stay put on 
    this side, and you will collect another two coins [eighty], which leads 
    to another three coins at the bend [eighty-three].
    
    As you lean towards the exit, you will collect another five coins 
    [eighty-eight] on one of the slides. Now, head straight into the hole 
    that is up ahead! Once you have entered, ignore the Power Star here, and 
    look with first person mode. You can safely jump down to the left (or 
    right, if you're viewing Mario and not AS Mario). Once down here, 
    collect the extra life.
    
    Ignore the Goombas. Instead of walking forward, you will want to go down 
    the slope that is off to the right a little bit. Contrary to what you 
    think, do not grab the bouncing block just yet. Collect the ring of 
    coins in between the walls [ninety-six], and backtrack to the bouncing 
    block. Pick it up facing the area with the two walls closed in, and 
    collect all of the coins once the bouncing block breaks open [one 
    hundred and one]. Collect your Power Star, and continue.
    
    Walk back up the slope, and turn around, going the other way. Long jump 
    across the two gapping platforms, and you will have to collect those Red 
    Coins across the mushrooms once again. Here we go... 
    
    ______
          \
       /ŻŻ\\
            \
       \__/  \
              \
          /ŻŻŻ\\
            4   \
          \___/  \
    /Ż\           \
     3            \
    \_/           \
              /Ż\  \
         /Ż\       \
          W   \_/  \
         \_/       \
    /ŻŻ\           \
      2            \
    \__/   /ŻŻŻ\   /
             U    /
           \___/ /
    /ŻŻ\         /
           /ŻŻ\ /
    \__/        /
           \__/ /
                /
       /ŻŻŻ\   /
         1    /
       \___/ /
            /
           /
    ______/
    
    _______________________________________
    Key                                    |
                                           |
    1 = First Red Coin                     |
    2 = Second Red Coin                    |
    3 = Third Red Coin                     |
    4 = Fourth Red Coin                    |
    U = 1-Up Yellow Exclamation Point Box  |
    W = Warp                               |
    _______________________________________|
    
    Terrible ASCII chart, I know, but hey, it is better than nothing. You 
    try writing a map for this thing without it looking crappy (Brian's 
    note: I probably could do it Zoop)! =P Try jumping onto the big mushroom
    at the beginning of the trail, and jump into the air to collect the Red 
    Coin [one hundred and three]. From here, you can jump over onto the 
    right, and jump over to the one across (to the left).
    
    From here, jump onto the medium-sized mushroom straight ahead to collect 
    the Red Coin here [one hundred and five]. Adjust your camera angle, and 
    VERY CAREFULLY jump over to the tiny mushroom straight ahead yet again, 
    and collect the Red Coin atop of it [one hundred and seven]. Make sure 
    that if you go another path to reach this Red Coin mushroom that you do 
    not take the one with the warp on it, as the warp is for the sixth Power 
    Star mission.
    
    Once you have safely landed on this tiny mushroom and collected the Red 
    Coin, you will have to jump over to the very large mushroom (especially 
    in comparison) to the dead-ahead right, and collect the Red Coin [one 
    hundred and nine] that floats above it. After you have collected the 
    last Red Coin on the mushrooms, jump over to the solid mountain, and 
    begin running up.
    
    Once you have rounded the corner, you will encounter a few of those damn 
    pesky Monty Mole enemies that simply will not die no matter what you do 
    to them. I wish this game had a flamethrower, like in Ratchet & Clank, 
    then I would toast those bastards. For the faster option of reaching the 
    top, it starts here! Set up your camera angle to where it is facing the 
    left side of the wall.
    
    There will be two sides that you can climb up from here: the left, and 
    the right. Choose the right, and jump over to the fairly high cliff with 
    the safe space on the side. From here, dart up to the right, and wall 
    kick off of the wall to land on the left, collecting a Red Coin [one 
    hundred and eleven] along the way. 
    
    Once you have complete this task, fall down to the left, and face 
    towards the right. Perform a backflip to reach a high platform with a 
    Red Coin. Grab it [one hundred and thirteen]. Afterwards, face towards 
    the left, and perform a backflip up to the next tier of platforms. This 
    is known as the second/top tier. 
    
    Run over to the right, and jump up the platform that is here. Turn 
    around, and jump over to the platform in the wall to retrieve the 
    seventh Red Coin [one hundred and fifteen]. From here, jump over to the 
    higher platform to the right by wall kicking on the left. Jump up the 
    slightly sloping platform to the left, and jump up to the next platform 
    on the high right. Collect the Red Coin [one hundred and seventeen] up 
    here.
    
    To the far left, on the sloping road, there will be two faster fast Bob-
    Omb waiting for you. Walk over to attract them, and keep jumping out of 
    its way to make them blow up. Take the coins [one hundred and nineteen], 
    and walk back over to the right. Walk in front of the screen, and double 
    jump to cling onto the vine-ceiling of the "tent." Walk along it to 
    collect five coins [one hundred and twenty-four].
    
    Climb back up to the top of the area (as if we were performing the 
    second option of a mission in this stage), and go to the right. You will 
    encounter those three Goombas that you killed before (after the black 
    ball dodging), so you can ignore them. Perform a long jump across the 
    huge gap, and ignore the Mr. Cloud enemy by keep on trucking up above.
    
    You will soon discover that there are three Goombas inside of the vine 
    pit located towards the very top of the mountain. You can defeat the 
    three Goombas by punching them in the face, and collect their coins [one 
    hundred and twenty-seven]. Just be sure not to punch them off of their 
    platform. Now you can climb out of the vine pit by jumping short, and 
    clinging onto the ledge to the right.
    
    Once you have climbed out of the vine pit, walk onto the ground switch 
    to activate the yellow block in front of you. Quickly jump onto it, and 
    double jump in the air to collect all of the five coins [one hundred and 
    thirty-two]. Now you can walk across the bridge to collect the last five 
    coins [one hundred and thirty-seven], and walk up the other side of the 
    mountain to collect mission one's Power Star. Congratulations, as this 
    is a hell of a task.
    
    
    
    
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                  III.y ----------- TINY-HUGE ISLAND [stars]
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    Before starting Tiny-Huge Island, I will state one thing: The portrait 
    that is straight ahead is NOT real. The portrait to the left is Tiny 
    Island, and the portrait to the right is Huge Island. They are both the 
    same stage, just altered, and you can switch stages mid-way through by 
    going through one of the warp pipes in the stage. This will bring you to 
    the opposite size of what you entered.
    
    
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                          PLUCK THE PIRANHA PLANTS
                          ========================
    
    There are two options for this stage. The first is the easy way, and the 
    second is the hard way. Enjoy.
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    Start this stage out by going through the Tiny portrait to the left. 
    Once you enter, you will notice a tiny Goomba on the small island that 
    you are standing on. Hold me closer, tiny Goooooombaaaaa. Okay, no more 
    singing, sorry... Anyways, if it runs into you, you will lose no health, 
    but it will die without giving you a coin. Keep this in mind for the 100 
    coin walkthrough later on.
    
    Jump over to the next island to the left. You will likely fall into the 
    water. There is a Fireballer enemy on this tiny island, so be very 
    careful when you jump onto it. There is a 1-Up Mushroom inside of the 
    yellow exclamation point box overhead, so pound it with your skull, and 
    collect the 1-Up Mushroom whilst jumping over the Fireballers fireball.
    
    Jump into the water on the left, and jump onto the next platform that 
    you see to the left. Up here, there are several Piranha Plants that are 
    underground, and according to where you step, they will pop up. You can 
    avoid them in the Tiny section of the stage, and simply jump into the 
    warp pipe to transport yourself to where you need to actually be.
    
    Once you pop out of the warp pipe, you will be on Huge Island, and 
    remember those Piranha Plants from the Tiny Island? Well, they just got 
    a tad bit bigger than usual. Once again, according to where you are 
    standing at, or walking for that matter, a Piranha Plant will pop up 
    from the ground, and will want to duel. This mission's objective is to 
    find all five of the Piranha Plants on this island, and destroy them 
    all. Here is an ASCII chart of where they are located at...
    
     ____________
    |            |
    |       1    |
    |            |
    | 5        2/
    |          |
    |    O    3|
    |    4     |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Key:
    1 = Piranha Plant
    2 = Piranha Plant
    3 = Piranha Plant
    4 = Piranha Plant
    5 = Piranha Plant
    O = Warp Pipe
    
    
    You will want to start off with taking out the Piranha Plant near where 
    you start out (1), as he will likely throw a fireball at you when you 
    try to take out your next target, which is number 2, near the ledge 
    where the platform begins to cut off. Destroy him without falling off, 
    and walk along the cut off platform to reach number 3. Bop him in the 
    head, despite your limited range, and carry it over to behind the pipe 
    (4). You can destroy him easily. Now backtrack around the other side of 
    the pipe, and walk along. You will eventually find the final Piranha 
    Plant (5), so bop him in the head, and collect the Power Star once it 
    appears. Simple mission.
    
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    Option 2
    --------
    
    Start off by hopping through the Huge Island portrait on the right. Once 
    inside of the stage, you will encounter three VERY big Goombas. You can 
    jump into the air, and ground pound onto their heads to receive a Blue 
    Coin instead of the casual couple of coins that you would normally 
    receive. This is VERY worthy of note when considered in the 100 coin 
    walkthrough for this stage, so keep it in mind, in case you do not read 
    the walkthrough for it (what a maroon!).
    
    Walk through the tiny doorway that is straight ahead, and you will soon 
    encounter water... and lots of it. Keep on walking straight ahead until 
    you are complete dipped into the water, and begin swimming. Swim over to 
    the beach to the left, and you will soon encounter Lakitu. Gah, I hate 
    Lakitu. He's so cool, yet so cruel. This is a bad Lakitu, I guess, 
    considering a good one is controlling the camera (and doing a piss-poor 
    job of it, might I add).
    
    You can destroy Lakitu by jumping and bumping underneath his cloud. This 
    will earn you five yellow coins, but it is extremely tough to do. I 
    suggest jumping as soon as you exit the water. Afterwards, you will have 
    to deal with a flying Shy Guy. Pop him in the head, and land on the 
    Koopa's head as you come down. Quickly jump onto the turtle shell, and 
    ride across the water.
    
    Since you are riding across the water, the big fish (Bubba). If you 
    happen to get caught swimming near the Bubba, it will swallow you whole, 
    defeating any purpose of you completing any task you may want to 
    complete. Don't even BEGIN to think about defeating this guy. Just look 
    how big the sucker is! Just swim away from him, and you should be okay.
    
    Once you reach the other side of the water-filled area, you will notice 
    a locked cannon. Use the turtle shell to run into the big Goomba there, 
    and crash into a fence. From here, collect the coins from the Goomba, 
    and jump over to the next platform by Long Jumping. Once over here, 
    perform a simple jump over to the next platform, and a gust of wind will 
    help you reach it.
    
    After you have reached this platform, bust open the yellow exclamation 
    point box overhead to collect the 1-Up Mushroom from it. Now you must 
    walk along the small wooden catwalk, collecting the five yellow coins 
    along the way. Once you reach the other side, you can destroy the two 
    Goombas that are up here. 
    
    You will want to avoid the gust of wind, and go to the other side of 
    this platform, and to the left, where you will notice a large wooden 
    plank leading downwards. Begin running down it, and a strong gust of 
    wind will come from the right, so be aware. Once you have made it to the 
    other side, you must now avoid black balls, much like we did in both 
    Bob-Omb Battlefield, and Tall Tall Mountain.
    
    Double jump up the first platform, and run along, collecting the coins 
    as you go. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy in this region, as well. 
    Once you make it up to the main land, walk over to the right, and look 
    down. You will notice a platform with a warp pipe on it down below. Jump 
    down, and perform a jump kick halfway down to break your fall.
    
    Once again, according to where you are standing at, or walking for that 
    matter, a Piranha Plant will pop up from the ground, and will want to 
    duel. This mission's objective is to find all five of the Piranha Plants 
    on this island, and destroy them all. Here is an ASCII chart of where 
    they are located at...
    
     ____________
    |            |
    |       1    |
    |            |
    | 5        2/
    |          |
    |    O    3|
    |    4     |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Key:
    1 = Piranha Plant
    2 = Piranha Plant
    3 = Piranha Plant
    4 = Piranha Plant
    5 = Piranha Plant
    O = Warp Pipe
    
    
    You will want to start off with taking out the Piranha Plant near where 
    you start out (1), as he will likely throw a fireball at you when you 
    try to take out your next target, which is number 2, near the ledge 
    where the platform begins to cut off. Destroy him without falling off, 
    and walk along the cut off platform to reach number 3. Bop him in the 
    head, despite your limited range, and carry it over to behind the pipe 
    (4). You can destroy him easily. Now backtrack around the other side of 
    the pipe, and walk along. You will eventually find the final Piranha 
    Plant (5), so bop him in the head, and collect the Power Star once it 
    appears. Simple mission.
    
    
                        ==============================
                        THE TIP TOP OF THE HUGE ISLAND
                        ==============================
    
    Several options for this Power Star, so choose the one you seem most fit 
    to beat without much trouble. The first option is the intended option, 
    and is also the hardest. Enjoy.
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    Start off by hopping through the Huge Island portrait on the right 
    instead of the Tiny Island portrait like we did last time. Once inside 
    of the stage, you will encounter three VERY big Goombas. You can jump 
    into the air, and ground pound onto their heads to receive a Blue Coin 
    instead of the casual couple of coins that you would normally receive. 
    This is VERY worthy of note when considered in the 100 coin walkthrough 
    for this stage, so keep it in mind, in case you do not read the 
    walkthrough for it (what a maroon!).
    
    Walk through the tiny doorway that is straight ahead, and you will soon 
    encounter water... and lots of it. Keep on walking straight ahead until 
    you are complete dipped into the water, and begin swimming. Swim over to 
    the beach to the left, and you will soon encounter Lakitu. Gah, I hate 
    Lakitu. He's so cool, yet so cruel. This is a bad Lakitu, I guess, 
    considering a good one is controlling the camera (and doing a piss-poor 
    job of it, might I add).
    
    You can destroy Lakitu by jumping and bumping underneath his cloud. This 
    will earn you five yellow coins, but it is extremely tough to do. I 
    suggest jumping as soon as you exit the water. Afterwards, you will have 
    to deal with a flying Shy Guy. Pop him in the head, and land on the 
    Koopa's head as you come down. Quickly jump onto the turtle shell, and 
    ride across the water.
    
    Since you are riding across the water, the big fish (Bubba). If you 
    happen to get caught swimming near the Bubba, it will swallow you whole, 
    defeating any purpose of you completing any task you may want to 
    complete. Don't even BEGIN to think about defeating this guy. Just look 
    how big the sucker is! Just swim away from him, and you should be okay.
    
    Once you reach the other side of the water-filled area, you will notice 
    a locked cannon. Use the turtle shell to run into the big Goomba there, 
    and crash into a fence. From here, collect the coins from the Goomba, 
    and jump over to the next platform by Long Jumping. Once over here, 
    perform a simple jump over to the next platform, and a gust of wind will 
    help you reach it.
    
    After you have reached this platform, bust open the yellow exclamation 
    point box overhead to collect the 1-Up Mushroom from it. Now you must 
    walk along the small wooden catwalk, collecting the five yellow coins 
    along the way. Once you reach the other side, you can destroy the two 
    Goombas that are up here. 
    
    You will want to avoid the gust of wind, and go to the other side of 
    this platform, and to the left, where you will notice a large wooden 
    plank leading downwards. Begin running down it, and a strong gust of 
    wind will come from the right, so be aware. Once you have made it to the 
    other side, you must now avoid black balls, much like we did in both 
    Bob-Omb Battlefield, and Tall Tall Mountain.
    
    Double jump up the first platform, and run along, collecting the coins 
    as you go. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy in this region, as well. 
    Once you make it up to the main land, go up the steep hill to the left, 
    and you will soon find a warp pipe. Do NOT go into the warp pipe. 
    Instead, walk over towards the right, and jump up the platform.
    
    From here, you will want to ground pound the Goomba that rests here to 
    collect a Blue Coin. Afterwards, climb up the platform to the left via a 
    double jump, and perform yet another double jump to reach the platform 
    with the Purple Bob-Omb enemy. Get behind the Purple Bob-Omb, and pick 
    him up after he charges. Throw him over to an area where you can collect 
    the five coins that spouts out of him after his death.
    
    After the death of the Purple Bob-Omb, you can now walk over to the 
    wooden platform, and begin to cross it. Once you have made it to the 
    other side of the mountain, begin running up the grassy mountainside. 
    Once up, you will notice a yellow exclamation point box that is looming 
    over the mountain. Break it open to collect the Power Star above you!
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    As we begin, jump through the Tiny portrait instead of the Huge portrait 
    (the Tiny portrait is to the left, not the right). You will notice a 
    tiny Goomba on the small island that you are standing on. Hold me 
    closer, tiny Goooooombaaaaa. Okay, no more singing, sorry... Anyways, if 
    it runs into you, you will lose no health, but it will die without 
    giving you a coin. Keep this in mind for the 100 coin walkthrough later 
    on.
    
    Jump over to the next island to the left. You will likely fall into the 
    water. There is a Fireballer enemy on this tiny island, so be very 
    careful when you jump onto it. There is a 1-Up Mushroom inside of the 
    yellow exclamation point box overhead, so pound it with your skull, and 
    collect the 1-Up Mushroom whilst jumping over the Fireballers fireball.
    
    Jump into the water on the left, and jump onto the next platform that 
    you see to the left. Up here, there are several Piranha Plants that are 
    underground, and according to where you step, they will pop up. You can 
    avoid them by simply falling off of the platform to the right. You will 
    likely land on a ground switch that will activate a bridge of yellow 
    bricks. 
    
    Standing on the yellow brick road (damn, more Elton John references in 
    this stage alone), you will want to double jump over to the right, and 
    cling onto the sloping platform. Pull yourself up, and dodge the tiny 
    black balls as they begin rolling downhill by jumping over them as you 
    see them. Go towards the right, up the hill, and go through the big warp 
    pipe to reach the Huge Island.
    
    Jump up the platform. From here, you will want to ground pound the 
    Goomba that rests here to collect a Blue Coin. Afterwards, climb up the 
    platform to the left via a double jump, and perform yet another double 
    jump to reach the platform with the Purple Bob-Omb enemy. Get behind the 
    Purple Bob-Omb, and pick him up after he charges. Throw him over to an 
    area where you can collect the five coins that spouts out of him after 
    his death.
    
    After the death of the Purple Bob-Omb, you can now walk over to the 
    wooden platform, and begin to cross it. Once you have made it to the 
    other side of the mountain, begin running up the grassy mountainside. 
    Once up, you will notice a yellow exclamation point box that is looming 
    over the mountain. Break it open to collect the Power Star above you!
    
    
                        ============================
                        REMATCH WITH KOOPA THE QUICK
                        ============================
    
    There are three options to getting around to Koopa The Quick, and I will 
    provide them. The hard way is Option 1, and the faster, easier way is 
    Option 2. The EXTREMELY COMPLICATED, CREATED BY BRIAN SULPHER way is 
    Option 3. If you are Jesus, attempt Option 3. Thanks, and have fun with 
    it.
    
    --------
    Option 1
    --------
    
    Start off by hopping through the Huge Island portrait on the right. Once 
    inside of the stage, you will encounter three VERY big Goombas. You can 
    jump into the air, and ground pound onto their heads to receive a Blue 
    Coin instead of the casual couple of coins that you would normally 
    receive. This is VERY worthy of note when considered in the 100 coin 
    walkthrough for this stage, so keep it in mind, in case you do not read 
    the walkthrough for it (what a maroon!).
    
    Walk through the tiny doorway that is straight ahead, and you will soon 
    encounter water... and lots of it. Keep on walking straight ahead until 
    you are complete dipped into the water, and begin swimming. Swim over to 
    the beach to the left, and you will soon encounter Lakitu. Gah, I hate 
    Lakitu. He's so cool, yet so cruel. This is a bad Lakitu, I guess, 
    considering a good one is controlling the camera (and doing a piss-poor 
    job of it, might I add).
    
    You can destroy Lakitu by jumping and bumping underneath his cloud. This 
    will earn you five yellow coins, but it is extremely tough to do. I 
    suggest jumping as soon as you exit the water. Afterwards, you will have 
    to deal with a flying Shy Guy. Pop him in the head, and land on the 
    Koopa's head as you come down. Quickly jump onto the turtle shell, and 
    ride across the water.
    
    Since you are riding across the water, the big fish (Bubba). If you 
    happen to get caught swimming near the Bubba, it will swallow you whole, 
    defeating any purpose of you completing any task you may want to 
    complete. Don't even BEGIN to think about defeating this guy. Just look 
    how big the sucker is! Just swim away from him, and you should be okay.
    
    Once you reach the other side of the water-filled area, you will notice 
    a locked cannon. Use the turtle shell to run into the big Goomba there, 
    and crash into a fence. From here, collect the coins from the Goomba, 
    and jump over to the next platform by Long Jumping. Once over here, 
    perform a simple jump over to the next platform, and a gust of wind will 
    help you reach it.
    
    After you have reached this platform, bust open the yellow exclamation 
    point box overhead to collect the 1-Up Mushroom from it. Now you must 
    walk along the small wooden catwalk, collecting the five yellow coins 
    along the way. Once you reach the other side, you can destroy the two 
    Goombas that are up here. 
    
    You will want to avoid the gust of wind, and go to the other side of 
    this platform, and to the left, where you will notice a large wooden 
    plank leading downwards. Begin running down it, and a strong gust of 
    wind will come from the right, so be aware. Once you have made it to the 
    other side, you must now avoid black balls, much like we did in both 
    Bob-Omb Battlefield, and Tall Tall Mountain.
    
    Double jump up the first platform, and run along, collecting the coins 
    as you go. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy in this region, as well. 
    Once you make it up to the main land, keep walking straight, and 
    eventually, the black balls will cease fire against you. Keep on walking 
    from here, and you will soon encounter a couple of Goombas, and the 
    dastardly Koopa The Quick!
    
    Accept his challenge, and begin darting through the little fenced in 
    area by jumping over the fence, long jumping, and jumping over the other 
    part of the fence. This may slow you down, depending on if you do it 
    correctly. Otherwise, it is a huge advantage. As soon as you do this, 
    begin performing long jumps down the slope, and watch out for the black 
    balls that come out of the white structure.
    
    Begin long jumping down each of the ledges that you encounter along the 
    way at the VERY ledge of them, otherwise you will likely take damage for 
    the extra few seconds of hang-time before you fall on each one. Once you 
    reach the windy wooden bridge, do NOT long jump anymore. Instead, simply 
    run forward. 
    
    The wind gusts will NOT affect Koopa The Quick's speed, sadly. He will 
    come charging through this area once the wind gusts have begun to slow 
    you down, and he will pick up speed where you left off. Stay in the 
    middle of the bridge, and he will actually push you along with him. Once 
    you get back on solid ground with no wind, you obviously have the speed 
    advantage, and since he has been pushing you, you are likely in front. 
    Walk over to the flagpole to claim your prize, given you win, the Power 
    Star!
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    As we begin, jump through the Tiny portrait instead of the Huge portrait 
    (the Tiny portrait is to the left, not the right). You will notice a 
    tiny Goomba on the small island that you are standing on. Hold me 
    closer, tiny Goooooombaaaaa. Okay, no more singing, sorry... Anyways, if 
    it runs into you, you will lose no health, but it will die without 
    giving you a coin. Keep this in mind for the 100 coin walkthrough later 
    on.
    
    Jump over to the next island to the left. You will likely fall into the 
    water. There is a Fireballer enemy on this tiny island, so be very 
    careful when you jump onto it. There is a 1-Up Mushroom inside of the 
    yellow exclamation point box overhead, so pound it with your skull, and 
    collect the 1-Up Mushroom whilst jumping over the Fireballers fireball.
    
    Jump into the water on the left, and jump onto the next platform that 
    you see to the left. Up here, there are several Piranha Plants that are 
    underground, and according to where you step, they will pop up. You can 
    avoid them by simply falling off of the platform to the right. You will 
    likely land on a ground switch that will activate a bridge of yellow 
    bricks. 
    
    Standing on the yellow brick road (damn, more Elton John references in 
    this stage alone), you will want to double jump over to the right, and 
    cling onto the sloping platform. Pull yourself up, and dodge the tiny 
    black balls as they begin rolling downhill by jumping over them as you 
    see them. Go towards the right, up the hill, and go through the big warp 
    pipe to reach the Huge Island. Return along the path, and eventually, 
    the black balls will cease fire against you. Keep on walking from here, 
    and you will soon encounter a couple of Goombas, and the dastardly Koopa 
    The Quick!
    
    Accept his challenge, and begin darting through the little fenced in 
    area by jumping over the fence, long jumping, and jumping over the other 
    part of the fence. This may slow you down, depending on if you do it 
    correctly. Otherwise, it is a huge advantage. As soon as you do this, 
    begin performing long jumps down the slope, and watch out for the black 
    balls that come out of the white structure.
    
    Begin long jumping down each of the ledges that you encounter along the 
    way at the VERY ledge of them, otherwise you will likely take damage for 
    the extra few seconds of hang-time before you fall on each one. Once you 
    reach the windy wooden bridge, do NOT long jump anymore. Instead, simply 
    run forward. 
    
    The wind gusts will NOT affect Koopa The Quick's speed, sadly. He will 
    come charging through this area once the wind gusts have begun to slow 
    you down, and he will pick up speed where you left off. Stay in the 
    middle of the bridge, and he will actually push you along with him. Once 
    you get back on solid ground with no wind, you obviously have the speed 
    advantage, and since he has been pushing you, you are likely in front. 
    Walk over to the flagpole to claim your prize, given you win, the Power 
    Star!
    
    --------
    Option 3
    --------
    
    Start off by hopping through the Huge Island portrait on the right. Once 
    inside of the stage, you will encounter three VERY big Goombas. You can 
    jump into the air, and ground pound onto their heads to receive a Blue 
    Coin instead of the casual couple of coins that you would normally 
    receive. This is VERY worthy of note when considered in the 100 coin 
    walkthrough for this stage, so keep it in mind, in case you do not read 
    the walkthrough for it (what a maroon!).
    
    Walk through the tiny doorway that is straight ahead, and you will soon 
    encounter water... and lots of it. Keep on walking straight ahead until 
    you are complete dipped into the water, and begin swimming. Swim over to 
    the beach to the left, and you will soon encounter Lakitu. Gah, I hate 
    Lakitu. He's so cool, yet so cruel. This is a bad Lakitu, I guess, 
    considering a good one is controlling the camera (and doing a piss-poor 
    job of it, might I add).
    
    You can destroy Lakitu by jumping and bumping underneath his cloud. This 
    will earn you five yellow coins, but it is extremely tough to do. I 
    suggest jumping as soon as you exit the water. Afterwards, you will have 
    to deal with a flying Shy Guy. Pop him in the head, and land on the 
    Koopa's head as you come down. Quickly jump onto the turtle shell, and 
    ride across the water.
    
    Since you are riding across the water, the big fish (Bubba). If you 
    happen to get caught swimming near the Bubba, it will swallow you whole, 
    defeating any purpose of you completing any task you may want to 
    complete. Don't even BEGIN to think about defeating this guy. Just look 
    how big the sucker is! Just swim away from him, and you should be okay.
    
    Once you reach the other side of the water-filled area, you will notice 
    a locked cannon. Use the turtle shell to run into the big Goomba there, 
    and crash into a fence. From here, collect the coins from the Goomba, 
    and jump over to the next platform by Long Jumping. Once over here, 
    perform a simple jump over to the next platform, and a gust of wind will 
    help you reach it.
    
    After you have reached this platform, bust open the yellow exclamation 
    point box overhead to collect the 1-Up Mushroom from it. Now you must 
    walk along the small wooden catwalk, collecting the five yellow coins 
    along the way. Once you reach the other side, you can destroy the two 
    Goombas that are up here. 
    
    You will want to avoid the gust of wind, and go to the other side of 
    this platform, and to the left, where you will notice a large wooden 
    plank leading downwards. Begin running down it, and a strong gust of 
    wind will come from the right, so be aware. Once you have made it to the 
    other side, you must now avoid black balls, much like we did in both 
    Bob-Omb Battlefield, and Tall Tall Mountain.
    
    Double jump up the first platform, and run along, collecting the coins 
    as you go. Watch out for the flying Shy Guy in this region, as well. 
    Once you make it up to the main land, keep walking straight, and 
    eventually, the black balls will cease fire against you. Keep on walking 
    from here, and you will soon encounter a couple of Goombas, and the 
    dastardly Koopa The Quick!
    
    Remember that this is a fast way to do the race, but it requires you to 
    be very good at your actions (do not waste time).  Get to Koopa The 
    Quick to start his pre-race blather and accept (he is not as full of it 
    as he was in the first Course at least) to start the race.  Now have 
    Mario leap to the slope on the right (use the Ground Pound to avoid 
    damage and save time) and then hijack the Koopa Shell from the Green 
    Koopa Troopa immediately.  Start to head around the mountain by jumping 
    repeatedly to climb the slope on the right.  Mario will then need to cut 
    left to start towards the rock slope, which he must jump onto at a lower 
    part.  Now Mario needs to jump his way across the slope, taking care to 
    head down towards the Pipe below where the Koopa the Quick Finish Line 
    Flag (patent pending) waits.  Press the Z Button to kill the Green Koopa 
    Shell and then wait for Koopa The Quick to show.
    
    
                          =======================
                          FIVE ITTY BITTY SECRETS
                          =======================
    
    In this mission, you must find all five of the secret locations that 
    will "click," so to speak, in the Tiny Island. Here is a basic list of 
    all five of the secrets. I will detail how to reach them in the 
    paragraphs ...
    
        ____________________________________________________________
       |------------------------------------------------------------|
       |  ---------------------- Very top of the mountain, in pool |
       |  --------- The brick structure that spits out black balls |
       |  -------------------- Red Coin entrance, above beach area |
       |  -------- Doorway to the right of start point, other side |
       |  -------------------------------------------- Cannon slot |
       |------------------------------------------------------------|
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    Starting the stage off, you will notice the tiny Goomba yet again. You 
    can stomp onto his head, and collect his coin. Afterwards, jump into the 
    water. Swim over, and jump over to the next island to the left. You will 
    likely fall into the water. There is a Fireballer enemy on this tiny 
    island, so be very careful when you jump onto it. There is a 1-Up 
    Mushroom inside of the yellow exclamation point box overhead, so pound 
    it with your skull, and collect the 1-Up Mushroom whilst jumping over 
    the Fireballers fireball.
    
    Jump into the water on the left, and jump onto the next platform that 
    you see to the left. Up here, there are several Piranha Plants that are 
    underground, and according to where you step, they will pop up. You can 
    avoid them by simply falling off of the platform to the right. You will 
    likely land on a ground switch that will activate a bridge of yellow 
    bricks. 
    
    From here, jump onto the side of the wall and cling to it. Climb up and 
    dodge the abundance of black balls that will begin rolling down the 
    sloping hill. Go up the slope, and jump over to the left and climb up 
    after you cling over there. You will wind up near the warp pipe, but do 
    not enter it. Instead, begin walking forward, and either ignore or take 
    out the tiny Goomba that will attempt to attack you.
    
    There are two platforms that you can climb up to. After the first one, 
    you will notice another tiny Goomba that is on the platform where the 
    Purple Bob-Omb would usually be located in the Huge Island. Now, walk 
    across the very thin wooden catwalk that would normally be fairly large 
    in the Huge Island half of the stage.
    
    Once you have made it over this, climb up the rest of the platform, and 
    enter the tiny pool of water. Once you reach the center, the number "1" 
    will appear above it, indicating that you have activated it. From where 
    you entered the pool, slide off straight ahead to land where the 
    mountain path begins.
    
    From here, you will notice that the brick building structure that spits 
    out the black ball objects is your second destination. Actually, you 
    will not notice it, but you will if you're reading this guide, by golly! 
    Walk over to the front plate of the brick building structure, and a 
    number "2" should appear overhead, indicating that you have activated 
    it.
    
    After you have the first two secret locations activated, you will have 
    to jump off of the right side of where Koopa The Quick rests. Speaking 
    of him, you can stomp on his head to collect a Blue Coin, if you are 
    truly sadistic. THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR WANTING TO RACE! MWA HA HA! 
    Anyways... Once you reach the beach area, you will notice a small hole 
    in the wall overhead, where a bridge leads. Simply jump in the air near 
    it to activate it with the number "3" buzzing over it.
    
    Now that you have three of the five secret area locations found, we must 
    work on those last two... But where, oh where could they be? Chances 
    are, they are right under our noses... YEP! They are! Simply walk over 
    towards the left, and jump into the water. Swim over to the doorway 
    entrance to the other side, and you will lock in with a nice fat "4" 
    overhead!
    
    Once you have completed the fourth secret area finding task, you can 
    travel over to the right of the beach. Swim through to where the cannon 
    slot is in the Huge Island, and simply walk over it to activate it with 
    a nice, big number "5" popping up over it. Once you have collect all 
    five of the big secret areas, a Power Star will appear out of nowhere. 
    Now, I will give you directions on where to find it.
    
    Go straight, and talk to the Pink Bob-Omb to activate the cannons for 
    future missions that you will have to accomplish. Afterwards, you will 
    have to jump over to the next grassy platform, all while dodging the 
    fireballs being spit out by the Fireballer on the platform that you are 
    currently standing on.
    
    Destroy the tiny Goomba that is resting on the platform that you are 
    currently on by letting him run into you. Afterwards, jump onto the 
    platform to the high left, and break open the yellow exclamation point 
    box to reveal a set of yellow coins. After this, you will have to walk 
    across the catwalk that is straight ahead. Or not, as it is impossible, 
    to my knowledge. 
    
    So instead of doing THAT, we will have to long jump from this platform 
    to the one with the two tiny Goombas on it over to the far away right. 
    And yes, this one IS possible, so no worries. After this is done, pop 
    the two tiny Goombas by pounding their heads with your huge body, or you 
    can just wait for them to run into you, your choice.
    
    Afterwards, walk down the wooden plank (carefully, might I add), and 
    dodge the black balls as the wooden plank folds into the grassy platform 
    ahead. With this out of the way, you will want to climb to the top of 
    the mountain ahead, and jump off to the right (or straight ahead) to 
    land on the platform with the tiny Piranha Plants.
    
    Last part of this mission revolves around avoiding the mini Piranha 
    Plants, and falling off of the side as usual. Hit the Ground Switch to 
    activate the yellow brick road, and follow it completely to a small 
    island out in the middle of nowhere to the left of the Ground Switch. 
    The Power Star is located there. Nice job!
    
    
                             ===================
                             WIGGLER's RED COINS
                             ===================
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------- Inside of cave that the oddly shaped wooden bridge leads to
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------------------- Ahead of first one on another platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------- To the left of the second one, on another platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------- To the left of the third one, on another platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------ To the far left of the fourth one, on another platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------- Jump cattycornered to the next platform from Red Coin #5
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------------------- On high platform with Blue Coin Switch
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------- Wall kick where Power Star appears in between pillars
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Start the stage off over in the Tiny Island, which you should know by 
    now is the portrait to the left, not the portrait to the right. Starting 
    the stage off, you will notice the tiny Goomba yet again. You can stomp 
    onto his head, and collect his coin. Afterwards, jump into the water. 
    Swim over, and jump over to the next island to the left. You will likely 
    fall into the water. There is a Fireballer enemy on this tiny island, so 
    be very careful when you jump onto it. There is a 1-Up Mushroom inside 
    of the yellow exclamation point box overhead, so pound it with your 
    skull, and collect the 1-Up Mushroom whilst jumping over the Fireballers 
    fireball.
    
    Jump into the water on the left, and jump onto the next platform that 
    you see to the left. Up here, there are several Piranha Plants that are 
    underground, and according to where you step, they will pop up. You can 
    avoid them by simply falling off of the platform to the right. You will 
    likely land on a ground switch that will activate a bridge of yellow 
    bricks. 
    
    From here, jump onto the side of the wall and cling to it. Climb up and 
    dodge the abundance of black balls that will begin rolling down the 
    sloping hill. Go up the slope, and jump over to the left and climb up 
    after you cling over there. You will wind up near the warp pipe, but do 
    not enter it. Instead, begin walking forward, and either ignore or take 
    out the tiny Goomba that will attempt to attack you.
    
    You will now want to charge past the brick structure that spits out the 
    black balls, and over to where the tiny Koopa The Quick is standing at. 
    Jump off to the right, and from the beach, you must travel through the 
    water to reach the small grassy area to the right. Once up here, walk 
    over to the Pink Bob-Omb and talk to him to activate the cannon in the 
    Huge Island portion of the stage.
    
    Backtrack through the water that leads to the beachy sands, and walk 
    along them towards the top. Backflip up to the platform where Koopa The 
    Quick is/was, and from here, backtrack to where the brick structure is 
    that spits out the black balls. From here, walk over to the warp pipe 
    that leads to the Huge Island, and take it through.
    
    Once you have come out on the other side of things on the Huge Island, 
    make your way around, past the brick building structure that spits out 
    the black balls, and past the fenced area with the Goombas and Koopa The 
    Quick. Jump down onto the beach area, and from here, travel down and 
    through the water to the right to reach the cannon area yet again. Hop 
    into that cannon, li'l doggie!
    
    Aim the cannon up high and to the far right. You will find a tree up in 
    the air. You can successfully aim at it by aiming up above the tree to 
    where the tree is at the bottom of the screen. Once you release the 
    trigger, you will fly up onto the platform, and land on the tree. Slide 
    down carefully, and walk to the left. Ground Pound the Goomba to gain a 
    Blue Coin, and heal, if you need to.
    
    From here, you will have to walk across this very small wooden bridge 
    that is somewhat obscure in shape to reach a cave that leads to all of 
    the eight Red Coins in this stage, but they are definitely not as easy 
    to collect as the eight Red Coins in Lethal Lava Land. Once you make it 
    over the bridge and collect the 5 yellow coins, walk into the cavern.
    
    Once inside of the cavern area, walk forward carefully, and the platform 
    will expand a little bit larger. You will also notice a Red Coin that is 
    sitting near the ledge. Collect it [one] and jump straight across to the 
    next platform, where another Red Coin [two] sits. To the left of this 
    platform is another platform with a Red Coin on it, so jump over to it 
    and collect the next Red Coin [three].
    
    With three Red Coins already out of the way, it is time to collect the 
    rest of them. Jump over straight ahead to reach the next Red Coin 
    platform. Collect the Red Coin once you land [four]. Once this is done, 
    it is time to collect the more complicated Red Coins. To the far left of 
    this platform, you will see a platform in the distance below with a Red 
    Coin on it. Jump over to it, and collect the Red Coin [five].
    
    Now that you have made it to here, we will now have to collect the other 
    Red Coins. While it may seem like a terribly long jump, run towards the 
    corner of this platform and jump off regularly to reach a fairly large 
    platform with a Red Coin perched on it to the far right. Walk over to 
    it, and collect it [six].
    
    With this one out of the way, we have two more to collect. The next one 
    is the most difficult of them all, in my opinion. You will have to jump 
    up onto the ledge behind you. You can do this with either a regular jump 
    (what I prefer) or a double jump, which is more complicated, but it 
    works. Once up here, Ground Pound the Blue Coin Switch and collect the 
    Blue Coins up here, as well as the Red Coin [seven]. Dodge that 
    Fireballer, though!
    
    After you are finished with Red Coin #7, you will have to jump down back 
    to the platform where you found Red Coin #6 at. From here, you will have 
    to jump over to the platform to the right (very large platform where the 
    Power Star shadow is). Once you are over here, you will have to Wall 
    Kick between the pillars (where the Power Star shadow is), and collect 
    the Red Coin on the right pillar [eight]. There's also a 1-Up Mushroom 
    on the other side. Jump down in the center to collect the Power Star!
    
    
                               ===================
                               MAKE WIGGLER SQUIRM
                               ===================
    
    Continue along your mission in the Tiny Island entrance on the left. 
    Starting the stage off, you will notice the tiny Goomba yet again. You 
    can stomp onto his head, and collect his coin. Afterwards, jump into the 
    water. Swim over, and jump over to the next island to the left. You will 
    likely fall into the water. There is a Fireballer enemy on this tiny 
    island, so be very careful when you jump onto it. There is a 1-Up 
    Mushroom inside of the yellow exclamation point box overhead, so pound 
    it with your skull, and collect the 1-Up Mushroom whilst jumping over 
    the Fireballers fireball.
    
    Jump into the water on the left, and jump onto the next platform that 
    you see to the left. Up here, there are several Piranha Plants that are 
    underground, and according to where you step, they will pop up. You can 
    avoid them by simply falling off of the platform to the right. You will 
    likely land on a ground switch that will activate a bridge of yellow 
    bricks. 
    
    From here, jump onto the side of the wall and cling to it. Climb up and 
    dodge the abundance of black balls that will begin rolling down the 
    sloping hill. Go up the slope, and jump over to the left and climb up 
    after you cling over there. You will wind up near the warp pipe, but do 
    not enter it. Instead, begin walking forward, and either ignore or take 
    out the tiny Goomba that will attempt to attack you.
    
    There are two platforms that you can climb up to. After the first one, 
    you will notice another tiny Goomba that is on the platform where the 
    Purple Bob-Omb would usually be located in the Huge Island. Now, walk 
    across the very thin wooden catwalk that would normally be fairly large 
    in the Huge Island half of the stage.
    
    Once you have made it over this, climb up the rest of the platform, and 
    enter the tiny pool of water. Once you reach the center, you will want 
    to perform a Ground Pound to drain all of the water out of the pool. 
    This sort of reminds me of the hedge maze in The Shining, only happy, 
    for some reason. Anyways, once this is done, slide down the mountain 
    straight ahead.
    
    You should be near the warp pipe once you land, so go over to the warp 
    pipe and jump right in! From here, you will want to ground pound the 
    Goomba that rests here to collect a Blue Coin. Afterwards, climb up the 
    platform to the left via a double jump, and perform yet another double 
    jump to reach the platform with the Purple Bob-Omb enemy. Get behind the 
    Purple Bob-Omb, and pick him up after he charges. Throw him over to an 
    area where you can collect the five coins that spouts out of him after 
    his death.
    
    After the death of the Purple Bob-Omb, you can now walk over to the 
    wooden platform, and begin to cross it. Once you have made it to the 
    other side of the mountain, begin running up the grassy mountainside. 
    Once up, you will want to climb up the mountain completely, which is a 
    simple task in itself. Once you have made it to the top, drop down into 
    the hole in the center of the empty pool.
    
    Oh me! Oh my! Oh lordy! It is Wiggler! As you enter Wiggler's part of 
    the stage, he will be extremely angry that you have interrupted his soap 
    operas, as he JUST LOVES Days Of Our Lives. Or is that me? Regardless, 
    he doesn't like unwanted guests in his home, so he is REALLY wanting to 
    kick your ass right now, and rightfully so.
    
    As the battle starts off at a rough pace, you will want to hop down from 
    the grassy platform that you are currently standing on. Keep in mind 
    that there is no way to exit this part of the stage, so you will have to 
    now defeat Wiggler in order to complete the sixth Power Star mission in 
    Tiny-Huge Island.
    
    As soon as you jump down from the grassy platform, run over to one of 
    the empty corners with no coins, and patiently await for the Wiggler to 
    come over by you. Once it does, you will want to jump on top of the head 
    of the Wiggler to do some damage to it. After you do damage to the 
    Wiggler's head, it will become mighty angry at you for roughing up the 
    flower atop of its head!
    
    You could have probably guessed that this would happen, but the Wiggler 
    now becomes a lot faster since you have pounded the top of its head 
    once, so you will have to do it again. You will want to jump a bit 
    prematurely in comparison to last time, as the Wiggler is moving faster, 
    and that means that hitting it successfully will be different from last 
    time. Watch out after you hit it, as it will leap into the air and crash 
    down.
    
    If you happen to take any damage whatsoever, you can run over to one of 
    the two lines of five coins in opposite corners of one another on the 
    caged floor. Collect them as you see fit, and then attack Wiggler before 
    it can attack you. My best advice is to slow down on your jump, but just 
    slightly, and you will land on its head. Collect the Power Star after 
    you defeat it to end the regular Power Star collection in Tiny-Huge 
    Island!
    
    
    
    
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                  III.z ----------- TINY-HUGE ISLAND [coins]
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    This has to be, hands down, both the easiest and the hardest 100 coin 
    walkthrough known to man. Easiest because there are a whopping 186 coins 
    in this stage, and hard because of the fact that we must travel through 
    both worlds to get them, and if you are going for a full 186 coins in 
    this stage, all I can say is "BEWARE!" While it is not as annoying as 
    Tall Tall Mountain, it is a very unpleasant stage to play through like 
    this.
    
    Start off by jumping through the Tiny Island portrait on the left. We 
    will want to complete the Tiny Island before moving on over to the Huge 
    Island. Start off by jumping into the air, and slamming down upon the 
    tiny Goomba's head. Collect the coin that spouts out [one]. Afterwards, 
    jump into the pool over to the left, and swim over to the next platform 
    that you see.
    
    Jump up here, and carefully watch out for the Fireballers fireball that 
    it will spit out. Jump into the air and break open the yellow 
    exclamation point box that will reveal a 1-Up Mushroom that will land on 
    the platform. Collect it, and then perform a long jump over to the next 
    platform on the left side of the screen.
    
    Once you are over on the grassy platform with the nasty tiny Piranha 
    Plant, you will want to step on its head to destroy it, and collect the 
    single yellow coin that pops out [two]. After this, fall off of the side 
    of the platform, and press the Ground Switch into the ground to create 
    the bridge. Once this has been done, run along the yellow bridge to the 
    lone platform out in the middle of nowhere, and collect the lone coin 
    [three]. Now quickly run back and cling onto the side of the wall to 
    Mario's right.
    
    Climb up the wall, and walk down the hill a slight bit to collect the 
    coins that are sitting there [five]. Walk back up, and dodge the Black 
    Balls as you run up the sloping hill. Once you have jumped over the 
    several platforms, you will want to walk towards the left once you reach 
    the leveled platform, over to where the warp pipe is (do not go in). 
    There will be a tiny Goomba on the platform above. Jump onto his head to 
    squish him, and take him coin [six].
    
    With this out of the way, begin ascending the mountain. You will find 
    another tiny Goomba where the Purple Bob-Omb usually is in the Huge 
    Island portion of the stage. Bust him up, and collect his coin [seven]. 
    Now walk along the small wooden catwalk to your right, and collect the 
    row of coins here [twelve]. Climb all of the way to the very top of the 
    mountain, and ground pound the pool to drain it for later on in the Huge 
    Island.
    
    Now, slide down the mountain straight ahead from where you entered the 
    pool at. You should land near the brick building structure that spits 
    out the black balls that roll down the hill. Walk along this path, and 
    you will collect a couple of coins [fourteen], including a hidden one. 
    You will come to the range area, where you will find a lone coin 
    [fifteen], Koopa The Quick and a tiny Goomba. Stomp the tiny Goomba and 
    collect his coin [sixteen], and then bust up Koopa The Quick for that 
    tough race, and take his Blue Coin [twenty-one].
    
    Jump down from this area over to the beach straight ahead, and collect 
    the two coins in between the Fireballer [twenty-three]. From here, 
    double jump into the air over on the right, and collect the coin that is 
    sitting on the tiny bridge that leads to the eight Red Coins in the Huge 
    Island portion of the stage [twenty-four.
    
    With this set out of the way, let us continue our journey. Try climbing 
    up the platforms to the right of the beach starting now. If this fails, 
    long jump from the Koopa The Quick platform. Watch out for the 
    Fireballer that is covered up by the tree that is sitting here, too. 
    There is a tiny Goomba on this platform, so quickly step on him and 
    collect his coin [twenty-five]. 
    
    Begin stepping down the platforms below this one, and you will find a 
    tiny Goomba. Crush it, and collect the coin [twenty-six]. After this, 
    jump down to the platform with the tiny Goomba, the Fireballer, and the 
    Pink Bob-Omb. Destroy the tiny Goomba [twenty-seven], and jump across 
    this platform to the next, and kill the tiny Goomba there for another 
    coin [twenty-eight].
    
    Jump over to the next platform on the left, and break open the yellow 
    exclamation point box with your head. You will want to jump into the air 
    as it bursts, and collect the coins inside of it [thirty-one]. After 
    this, long jump over to the next platform to the far distanced right, 
    and kill the two tiny Goombas up here, and steal their coins, to boot 
    [thirty-three].
    
    You may now enter the warp pipe to reach the Huge Island at this time. 
    If you are aiming for all 186 coins, then you will want to save Wigglers 
    lair for last. But most important of all, you will have to ground pound 
    the two huge Goombas on this platform. If you ground pound a huge 
    Goomba, you will receive a Blue Coin. If you just jump on them, you will 
    NOT receive a Blue Coin. You will have to ground pound all of the huge 
    Goombas in this stage.
    
    So start off all of that ground pounding with the two huge Goombas on 
    this platform [forty-three]. Once you have done this, let's go over to 
    the wooden bridge with the wind gusts, and walk down. Jump up onto the 
    next platform once you have reached it, and collect the line of coins 
    that is here [forty-eight]. 
    
    Once you have walked up towards the top, right at the very large 
    platform that you must double jump to climb, a flying Shy Guy will 
    appear, throwing fireballs at you. Not nice! Award him by bashing his 
    brains in, and collecting his two coins [fifty]. Now you can safely 
    climb up the platform.
    
    After you have climbed to the top like Rocky, you will want to look off 
    of the right side of this platform, and fall down to land where the big 
    Piranha Plants are located at. Remember to perform a kick or something 
    like that to break your fall as you go tumbling down to where the big 
    Piranha Plants are. Here is an ASCII chart of the Piranha Plants...
    
     ____________
    |            |
    |       1    |
    |            |
    | 5        2/
    |          |
    |    O    3|
    |    4     |
     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    Key:
    1 = Piranha Plant
    2 = Piranha Plant
    3 = Piranha Plant
    4 = Piranha Plant
    5 = Piranha Plant
    O = Warp Pipe
    
    
    You will want to start off with taking out the Piranha Plant near where 
    you start out (1) and collect the two coins [fifty-two], as he will 
    likely throw a fireball at you when you try to take out your next 
    target, which is number 2. Collect the two coins [fifty-four], near the 
    ledge where the platform begins to cut off. Destroy him without falling 
    off, and walk along the cut off platform to reach number 3. Bop him in 
    the head, despite your limited range, and collect the coins [fifty-six], 
    and carry it over to behind the pipe (4). You can destroy him easily. 
    Collect his coins, too [fifty-eight]. Now backtrack around the other 
    side of the pipe, and walk along. You will eventually find the final 
    Piranha Plant (5), so bop him in the head, and collect the two coins 
    [sixty]. Now you can jump into the warp pipe to go to the Tiny Island.
    
    It is here that you will want to fall off on the side, and hit the 
    Ground Switch to activate the yellow brick road. Follow the yellow brick 
    road a little bit, and then jump onto the wall to cling onto it, and 
    pull yourself up. Avoid the crashing black balls, and run up the 
    platform. Now, go through the warp pipe to return to the Huge Island.
    
    Once you are back here, you will want to walk along against the black 
    ball path, and collect the row of four coins along the way [sixty-four]. 
    Now you will want to jump over into the fenced-in area, and ground pound 
    the nasty huge Goomba that is here, and collect the blue coin it spits 
    out [sixty-nine]. There is another huge Goomba outside of the fenced-in 
    area, so ground pound him and collect his blue coin [seventy-four].
    
    With this over with, you will now want to jump down to the right, and 
    onto the beach area. Once you land, collect the two yellow coins towards 
    the back [seventy-six] and collect the 1-Up Mushroom that appears in 
    between where they used to be before you got to them. After this, begin 
    going towards the bottom of the beach, and take out the flying Shy Guy 
    for another two yellow coins [seventy-eight].
    
    Go into the water, and lure the Lakitu to come over near the beach. Once 
    he does, you will want to jump into the air and hit him underneath his 
    cloud. This will make him spit out several (5) yellow coins [eighty-
    three]. Move towards the back of the beach once more, and pop the Koopa 
    out of his shell. Ground Pound his body to collect a blue coin [eighty-
    eight]. 
    
    Jump onto the turtle shell, and ride it over the water and to the left. 
    That's right, the left. Press the Z button to get rid of the turtle 
    shell, and then walk through the doorway that is here. It is here where 
    you will find three huge Goombas that want some attention. Ground Pound 
    each and every one of them, and collect all three of the Blue Coins that 
    they spit out [one hundred and three]. Now you can collect the Power 
    Star, and continue your quest. Run around the post here to collect five 
    more coins [one hundred and eight].
    
    Backtrack to where the pool of the water is, and swim through it. Try 
    not to get eaten by the Bubba that swims around here, and make it to the 
    other side. Once you are over here, you will want to bust up the flying 
    Shy Guy that has a tendency to be annoying and collect his two coins 
    [one hundred and ten], and then Ground Pound the huge Goomba that is on 
    this platform, and collect his blue coin, as well [one hundred and 
    fifteen].
    
    Hop into the cannon that is on this platform, and aim high over the tree 
    on the upper right portion of the screen. Aim it to where the tree is 
    near the bottom of the screen, and release the trigger to be fired up 
    onto the tree. Once up here, you will want to ground pound the huge 
    Goomba, and collect his blue coin [one hundred and twenty], and then 
    walk across the obscure wooden bridge whilst collecting the five coins 
    on it [one hundred and twenty-five], and then enter the cavern.
    
    Once inside of the cavern area, walk forward carefully, and the platform 
    will expand a little bit larger. You will also notice a Red Coin that is 
    sitting near the ledge. Collect it [one hundred and twenty-seven] and 
    jump straight across to the next platform, where another Red Coin [one 
    hundred and twenty-nine] sits. To the left of this platform is another 
    platform with a Red Coin on it, so jump over to it and collect the next 
    Red Coin [one hundred and thirty-one].
    
    With three Red Coins already out of the way, it is time to collect the 
    rest of them. Jump over straight ahead to reach the next Red Coin 
    platform. Collect the Red Coin once you land [one hundred and thirty-
    three]. Once this is done, it is time to collect the more complicated 
    Red Coins. To the far left of this platform, you will see a platform in 
    the distance below with a Red Coin on it. Jump over to it, and collect 
    the Red Coin [one hundred and thirty-five].
    
    Now that you have made it to here, we will now have to collect the other 
    Red Coins. While it may seem like a terribly long jump, run towards the 
    corner of this platform and jump off regularly to reach a fairly large 
    platform with a Red Coin perched on it to the far right. Walk over to 
    it, and collect it [one hundred and thirty-seven].
    
    With this one out of the way, we have two more to collect. The next one 
    is the most difficult of them all, in my opinion. You will have to jump 
    up onto the ledge behind you. You can do this with either a regular jump 
    (what I prefer) or a double jump, which is more complicated, but it 
    works. Once up here, Ground Pound the Blue Coin Switch and collect the 
    Blue Coins up here [one hundred and forty-seven], as well as the Red 
    Coin [one hundred and forty-nine]. Dodge that Fireballer, though!
    
    After you are finished with Red Coin #7, you will have to jump down back 
    to the platform where you found Red Coin #6 at. From here, you will have 
    to jump over to the platform to the right (very large platform where the 
    Power Star shadow is). Once you are over here, you will have to Wall 
    Kick between the pillars (where the Power Star shadow is), and collect 
    the Red Coin on the right pillar [one hundred and fifty-one]. There's 
    also a 1-Up Mushroom on the other side. Jump down, but do NOT collect 
    the Power Star.
    
    Once you have collected all eight of the Red Coins, you can now 
    backtrack across these platforms, and reach the exit to the cavern from 
    the way that you came in. Walk across the obscure wooden bridge, and 
    fall down where the tree is, straight down below. Perform a Ground Pound 
    on the way down, just in case the huge Goomba is underneath you. If not, 
    then look for him, and ground pound to kill him. Collect his blue coin 
    [one hundred and fifty-three], then fall off into the water.
    
    Swim back over to the platform with the cannon on it, and go into the 
    cannon. Aim for the small island with the post on it, and rocket over. 
    Run rings around the post, and collect the five coins [one hundred and 
    sixty-one]. Backtrack to the isle you were on, and you will want to jump 
    across this platform, over to the next platform. After this, let the 
    gust of wind push you up to reach the next platform with the yellow 
    exclamation point box overhead. Sadly, this box contains a 1-Up 
    Mushroom, and no coins.
    
    Walk along the catwalk to reach the area that you first encountered as 
    Small Mario in the Huge Island. There are five coins along the catwalk, 
    so collect them [one hundred and sixty-five]. Now, you should follow the 
    path down the wooden bridge yet again, and over the sloping platforms 
    that the black balls roll down.
    
    Once you have made it to the top of this area, you will want to walk 
    over to the left, and begin climbing up the platforms. First off, you 
    will have to deal with a fairly large Goomba that will want to play. 
    Bash his brains in with a Ground Pound, and collect the Blue Coin that 
    he spits out [one hundred and seventy-one]. 
    
    After this, you will have to climb up another platform. After you have 
    made it on top of this one, you will have to do it yet again. Up here, 
    you will find a Purple Bob-Omb, so be cautious up here. Grab him from 
    behind, and throw him off to the side to destroy him. Collect the five 
    coins that he spits out [one hundred and seventy-six].
    
    Now that the Purple Bob-Omb has been destroyed, you will want to walk 
    across the wooden bridge that leads to the other side. Collect the five 
    coins that are on it [one hundred and eighty-one], and then you will 
    have to ignore the yellow exclamation point box, as it contains a Power 
    Star. Instead, climb up all of the way, and jump into the Wiggler's 
    lair!
    
    Oh me! Oh my! Oh lordy! It is Wiggler! As you enter Wiggler's part of 
    the stage, he will be extremely angry that you have interrupted his soap 
    operas, as he JUST LOVES Days Of Our Lives. Or is that me? Regardless, 
    he doesn't like unwanted guests in his home, so he is REALLY wanting to 
    kick your ass right now, and rightfully so.
    
    As the battle starts off at a rough pace, you will want to hop down from 
    the grassy platform that you are currently standing on. Keep in mind 
    that there is no way to exit this part of the stage, so you will have to 
    now defeat Wiggler in order to complete the sixth Power Star mission in 
    Tiny-Huge Island.
    
    As soon as you jump down from the grassy platform, run over to one of 
    the empty corners with no coins, and patiently await for the Wiggler to 
    come over by you. Once it does, you will want to jump on top of the head 
    of the Wiggler to do some damage to it. After you do damage to the 
    Wiggler's head, it will become mighty angry at you for roughing up the 
    flower atop of its head!
    
    You could have probably guessed that this would happen, but the Wiggler 
    now becomes a lot faster since you have pounded the top of its head 
    once, so you will have to do it again. You will want to jump a bit 
    prematurely in comparison to last time, as the Wiggler is moving faster, 
    and that means that hitting it successfully will be different from last 
    time. Watch out after you hit it, as it will leap into the air and crash 
    down.
    
    If you happen to take any damage whatsoever, you can run over to one of 
    the two lines of five coins in opposite corners of one another on the 
    caged floor. Collect them all to complete the 191 total [one hundred and 
    ninety-one], and then attack Wiggler before it can attack you. My best 
    advice is to slow down on your jump, but just slightly, and you will 
    land on its head. Collect the Power Star after you defeat it to end the 
    Power Star collection in Tiny-Huge Island! YEEHAW!
    
    
    
    
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                  III.aa ----------- TICK TOCK CLOCK [stars]
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    There is a secret that you can perform in Tick Tock Clock to make the 
    missions easier, and it is much like the portrait secret in Wet-Dry 
    World. Depending on the time on the face of the clock, the level will be 
    different in speed. Enjoy.
    
    
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                            ROLL INTO THE ROLL CAGE
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    Before you jump into this stage, it is best if all of the gears are 
    turned off. The best way to do this is to make sure that, when you enter 
    the portrait, the minute hand (big hand) on the clock is at "12," it 
    doesn't matter what the hour hand is at. 
    
    Once you enter the stage, start off by ignoring everything over to the 
    right, and run over towards the left. The clock here is stopped, so it 
    will not sway backwards and forth like it normally does whenever the 
    clock is turned on. Jump across to the next platform, and you will 
    notice some stair-like platforms that you must walk up to reach the next 
    part of the stage.
    
    After you have made it up here, you will want to walk along the shut 
    down escalator and make it over to a big square block. If this stage 
    were moving instead of stopped, these bricks would "hop" a slight bit, 
    and then turn over. But they will not, since you entered with the big 
    hand on 12. Jump across, over to the thin platform that runs against the 
    wall. 
    
    There is a yellow exclamation point box containing three coins over to 
    the right. Break it open, if you wish to do so. Afterwards, run back 
    over to the left, and walk up the large, winding platform. You will soon 
    encounter three of those hop blocks that are in mid-air here. Since they 
    are shut down, it shouldn't be a problem. Jump over to the first one, 
    and jump up the second one to the left, and then climb up the last one 
    in back of you.
    
    Once this is done, you will want to jump over to the next platform, and 
    take note of the small block that is sticking out of the wall. Normally, 
    this would spring out from the wall in an attempt to knock you off of 
    the course. Thankfully, it is stopped right now, so we can simply jump 
    over it. You gotta love being able to control this sort of stuff, don't 
    you?
    
    Now that you are on top of a big cage with all eight of the Red Coins 
    underneath you, you can walk over to the center of the caged platform 
    and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal several coins 
    to collect, in case you are wounded (which I doubt, but, if you fell off 
    before, you may need them now).
    
    Watch out for the Fireballer that is sitting on the platform that you 
    are currently standing on, and move towards the left, in back. You will 
    notice another shut down escalator that is against the wall here, so hop 
    onto it, and from here, jump onto the high platform above. With this 
    done, you will notice several gears stacked up that you must climb. Even 
    when they are moving, they are not much of a hassle.
    
    After you have made it to the top of the stacked gears, you will have to 
    jump sort of cattycornered to successfully reach the slanted platform 
    that soon runs up against the wall straight ahead. Follow this path 
    until you reach a square spring box, which you should jump over. 
    Afterwards, you will want to jump onto the gear to the left of the 
    platform, and jump over to the shut down escalator. Inside of the cage, 
    you will find the first Power Star. Collect it to exit.
    
    
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                         THE PIT AND THE PENDULUMS
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    Before you jump into this stage, it is best if all of the gears are 
    turned off. The best way to do this is to make sure that, when you enter 
    the portrait, the minute hand (big hand) on the clock is at "12," it 
    doesn't matter what the hour hand is at. 
    
    Once you enter the stage, start off by ignoring everything over to the 
    right, and run over towards the left. The clock here is stopped, so it 
    will not sway backwards and forth like it normally does whenever the 
    clock is turned on. Jump across to the next platform, and you will 
    notice some stair-like platforms that you must walk up to reach the next 
    part of the stage.
    
    After you have made it up here, you will want to walk along the shut 
    down escalator and make it over to a big square block. If this stage 
    were moving instead of stopped, these bricks would "hop" a slight bit, 
    and then turn over. But they will not, since you entered with the big 
    hand on 12. Jump across, over to the thin platform that runs against the 
    wall. 
    
    There is a yellow exclamation point box containing three coins over to 
    the right. Break it open, if you wish to do so. Afterwards, run back 
    over to the left, and walk up the large, winding platform. You will soon 
    encounter three of those hop blocks that are in mid-air here. Since they 
    are shut down, it shouldn't be a problem. Jump over to the first one, 
    and jump up the second one to the left, and then climb up the last one 
    in back of you.
    
    Once this is done, you will want to jump over to the next platform, and 
    take note of the small block that is sticking out of the wall. Normally, 
    this would spring out from the wall in an attempt to knock you off of 
    the course. Thankfully, it is stopped right now, so we can simply jump 
    over it. You gotta love being able to control this sort of stuff, don't 
    you?
    
    Now that you are on top of a big cage with all eight of the Red Coins 
    underneath you, you can walk over to the center of the caged platform 
    and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal several coins 
    to collect, in case you are wounded (which I doubt, but, if you fell off 
    before, you may need them now).
    
    Watch out for the Fireballer that is sitting on the platform that you 
    are currently standing on, and move towards the left, in back. You will 
    notice another shut down escalator that is against the wall here, so hop 
    onto it, and from here, jump onto the high platform above. With this 
    done, you will notice several gears stacked up that you must climb. Even 
    when they are moving, they are not much of a hassle.
    
    After you have made it to the top of the stacked gears, you will have to 
    jump sort of cattycornered to successfully reach the slanted platform 
    that soon runs up against the wall straight ahead. Follow this path 
    until you reach a square spring box, which you should jump over. 
    Afterwards, you will want to jump on top of the caged area where we 
    collected the first Power Star.
    
    Run over towards the left of the top of this caged area, and walk down a 
    sloping platform. Jump onto the stopped moving platform, and backflip up 
    to the next platform. Up here, you will find five yellow coins, as well 
    as an Amp enemy that spins around the object that you will use as a rope 
    to climb up to the top with. Once you reach the top of this rope object, 
    press up to collect a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    Jump off of the rope object, to the left. Once you have landed, begin 
    following this over to the left. You will soon find two yellow 
    exclamation point boxes with three yellow coins each, as well as a VERY 
    nasty Shovel enemy. Just completely avoid it at all costs to get around 
    it, and head farther left. Jump over to the triangle platform to get 
    away from the villain.
    
    Now that you are over here, we can have some fun! Jump over to the next 
    platform, where a big clock is stopped. Reminds me of Chrono Trigger, 
    the greatest game EVER. Anyways, if you wish, you can walk along the 
    thin platform and Ground Pound the Blue Coin Switch to reveal a LOT of 
    Blue Coins near the platform that you jumped onto to begin with. Not 
    that far away, but your choice.
    
    Next up, once all of this is done, you will have to go over and grab 
    that Power Star that you see in the distance. Whoa, not so fast, little 
    buddy. It may look as if you can walk across this platform to that 
    straight one right there, but you cannot. There is a gap there, so jump 
    over to the platform, if ya know what's good for ya. From here, walk 
    along this thin platform, and jump to the platform with the Power Star 
    on it. Now, jump into the air to collect the Power Star. Nice moves, 
    skeezicks!
    
    
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                                    GET A HAND
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    There are two options for this one; the intended version, and a slightly 
    more "lucked out" version. They will be in that order. Thanks, and 
    enjoy!
    
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    Option 1
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    Starting the mission out, you will want to jump through the portrait 
    once the big hand is on "3." This will keep the gears and such at a 
    moderate speed, but if you accidentally jumped in at 12, search for 
    Option 2 underneath this option to see a way to collect the Power Star 
    with the power on the clock "off."
    
    Start the stage off by saying "forget what's over on the right!" and 
    check out the left again. After all, only the Red Coin mission deserves 
    a peek over at the right. Watch out for the swaying clock whenever you 
    cross the platform to reach the caged stairs. Climb up these stairs, and 
    you will have to jump over to an escalator that is moving backwards. 
    Talk about an exercise machine.
    
    Once you are on the escalator, you will want to walk towards the left, 
    and from here, jump onto the hop block. With the hop blocks actually 
    moving this time, you may face some timing difficulties here. Just sit 
    here a moment, and wait until the hop block sort of "jumps" a tad bit, 
    and then jump into the air after that, as the "jump" indicates that the 
    hop block will be turning shortly after that.
    
    After you have mastered the hop blocks technique of tricking you into 
    falling, you can jump over to the next platform after the clock passes, 
    and collect the three yellow coins inside of the yellow exclamation 
    point box on this thin platform, to the right. Once this is done and 
    over with, head over to the far left, and you will soon discover that 
    the three hop blocks here are, indeed, moving.
    
    Getting across the three hop blocks is not that tough, really. What I 
    suggest doing is simply jumping onto the first one, and waiting for it 
    to "hop" before it turns to the other side. Jump into the air here, and 
    perform a double jump as soon as you land on the fresh side. Hug to the 
    left/straight a bit whilst in mid-air to reach the next hop block. Wait 
    for this one to "hop," and from here, perform a jump, and a double jump 
    on the fresh side while hugging towards the back. Once you reach you 
    last hop block, simply jump on over to the solid platform.
    
    Begin walking towards the left/background, and avoid the spring box that 
    shoots out of the wall. Wait to cross once it begins pulling itself back 
    into position. Jump over to the caged platform with the eight Red Coins 
    underneath you, and avoid the fireballs from the Fireballer towards the 
    front of the platform, on the left. You will want to wait here until the 
    clock hand comes around.
    
    While you are waiting, might I recommend having a Pina Colada? Or maybe 
    a Bloody Mary? Well, how about some yellow coins inside of that yellow 
    exclamation point box? Good! Now jump onto the clock hand as it rolls 
    around, and allow it to carry you (while you stand near the tip) around 
    to the opposite side of the room. You will have to avoid an Amp once you 
    get near the Power Star. Once you are close enough, jump into the 
    cubbyhole and collect the Power Star!
    
    --------
    Option 2
    --------
    
    Before you jump into this stage, it is best if all of the gears are 
    turned off. The best way to do this is to make sure that, when you enter 
    the portrait, the minute hand (big hand) on the clock is at "12," it 
    doesn't matter what the hour hand is at. 
    
    Once you enter the stage, start off by ignoring everything over to the 
    right, and run over towards the left. The clock here is stopped, so it 
    will not sway backwards and forth like it normally does whenever the 
    clock is turned on. Jump across to the next platform, and you will 
    notice some stair-like platforms that you must walk up to reach the next 
    part of the stage.
    
    After you have made it up here, you will want to walk along the shut 
    down escalator and make it over to a big square block. If this stage 
    were moving instead of stopped, these bricks would "hop" a slight bit, 
    and then turn over. But they will not, since you entered with the big 
    hand on 12. Jump across, over to the thin platform that runs against the 
    wall. 
    
    There is a yellow exclamation point box containing three coins over to 
    the right. Break it open, if you wish to do so. Afterwards, run back 
    over to the left, and walk up the large, winding platform. You will soon 
    encounter three of those hop blocks that are in mid-air here. Since they 
    are shut down, it shouldn't be a problem. Jump over to the first one, 
    and jump up the second one to the left, and then climb up the last one 
    in back of you.
    
    Once this is done, you will want to jump over to the next platform, and 
    take note of the small block that is sticking out of the wall. Normally, 
    this would spring out from the wall in an attempt to knock you off of 
    the course. Thankfully, it is stopped right now, so we can simply jump 
    over it. You gotta love being able to control this sort of stuff, don't 
    you?
    
    Now that you are on top of a big cage with all eight of the Red Coins 
    underneath you, you can walk over to the center of the caged platform 
    and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal several coins 
    to collect, in case you are wounded (which I doubt, but, if you fell off 
    before, you may need them now).
    
    Watch out for the Fireballer that is sitting on the platform that you 
    are currently standing on, and move towards the left, in back. You will 
    notice another shut down escalator that is against the wall here, so hop 
    onto it, and from here, jump onto the high platform above. With this 
    done, you will notice several gears stacked up that you must climb. Even 
    when they are moving, they are not much of a hassle.
    
    After you have made it to the top of the stacked gears, you will have to 
    jump sort of cattycornered to successfully reach the slanted platform 
    that soon runs up against the wall straight ahead. Follow this path 
    until you reach a square spring box, which you should jump over. 
    Afterwards, you will want to jump onto the gear to the left of the 
    platform. Go to a long view of the camera angle, and notice the Power 
    Star in a cove underneath the shut down escalator. Carefully jump down 
    into the cubbyhole, and collect the Power Star.
    
    
                           ===================
                           STOMP ON THE THWOMP
                           ===================
    
    Starting the mission out, you will want to jump through the portrait 
    once the big hand is on "3." This will keep the gears and such at a 
    moderate speed.
    
    Start the stage off by saying "forget what's over on the right!" and 
    check out the left again. After all, only the Red Coin mission deserves 
    a peek over at the right. Watch out for the swaying clock whenever you 
    cross the platform to reach the caged stairs. Climb up these stairs, and 
    you will have to jump over to an escalator that is moving backwards. 
    Talk about an exercise machine.
    
    Once you are on the escalator, you will want to walk towards the left, 
    and from here, jump onto the hop block. With the hop blocks actually 
    moving this time, you may face some timing difficulties here. Just sit 
    here a moment, and wait until the hop block sort of "jumps" a tad bit, 
    and then jump into the air after that, as the "jump" indicates that the 
    hop block will be turning shortly after that.
    
    After you have mastered the hop blocks technique of tricking you into 
    falling, you can jump over to the next platform after the clock passes, 
    and collect the three yellow coins inside of the yellow exclamation 
    point box on this thin platform, to the right. Once this is done and 
    over with, head over to the far left, and you will soon discover that 
    the three hop blocks here are, indeed, moving.
    
    Getting across the three hop blocks is not that tough, really. What I 
    suggest doing is simply jumping onto the first one, and waiting for it 
    to "hop" before it turns to the other side. Jump into the air here, and 
    perform a double jump as soon as you land on the fresh side. Hug to the 
    left/straight a bit whilst in mid-air to reach the next hop block. Wait 
    for this one to "hop," and from here, perform a jump, and a double jump 
    on the fresh side while hugging towards the back. Once you reach you 
    last hop block, simply jump on over to the solid platform.
    
    Begin walking towards the left/background, and avoid the spring box that 
    shoots out of the wall. Wait to cross once it begins pulling itself back 
    into position. Jump over to the caged platform with the eight Red Coins 
    underneath you, and avoid the fireballs from the Fireballer towards the 
    front of the platform, on the left.
    
    After this, you will want to go towards the background, and to the left. 
    From here, you will have to jump over to the escalator that is slowing 
    pushing backwards. Afterwards, jump onto the solid platform that does 
    not move up ahead, and jump onto the first in the large set of gears. 
    Getting on top of them is not that hard, despite their movement, so I 
    highly doubt that you will have a lot of trouble.
    
    Once you have made it to the top of the four stacked grinding gears, you 
    will have to jump somewhat cattycornered to the thin platform straight 
    ahead, as the platform sort of tilts in that direction a slight bit, so 
    be very careful when you cross over to it. Once you have made it over 
    here, begin walking along the path, but be very cautious of the spring 
    box that will pop out of the wall once you cross this path.
    
    From here, you will want to jump over the caged platform where the first 
    Power Star of the stage was sitting, and make your way around to the 
    other side of it. It is here where you will want to jump over to the 
    moving platform after you make your way over the thin, slightly winding 
    one. There is a line of five yellow coins here, as well as an Amp enemy 
    that will circle around the pole object, so be careful.
    
    Begin climbing up the pole object in front of you, and once you reach 
    the very top of it, pres up to perform a hand stand, and collect a 1-Up 
    Mushroom that is hidden at the tip of it. Afterwards, jump off of the 
    pole object, and jump over to the higher platform on the right, where 
    the heart container spinner rests. It is here where you will want to 
    begin watching for a moving platform on the left.
    
    Jump onto the moving platform once it makes its way down to you, and 
    ride it towards the top. You will want to jump off, over to the rotating 
    triangle platform that is straight down in an angle of the screen. You 
    will notice three of the spring boxes that pop out of the wall over to 
    the left, and they lead to a 1-Up Mushroom, so I advise straying from 
    them, and instead, jumping over to the gear on the right.
    
    Once you have made it over to the gear on the right, you will want to 
    jump over to the solid platform in the background. Once you have this 
    accomplished, you will want to jump over to the platform in the 
    background. From here, you will notice two big hop blocks in the area. 
    Jump onto the one on the right, and then back up towards the right a 
    bit, and turn around. Jump into the air if the hop block "hops."
    
    From here, you will have to perform a running jump to cling onto the 
    second hop block that is on the far left. Climb up after you cling onto 
    it, and backflip up to the platform high above and to the left. You will 
    now want to back up towards the right, and perform a double jump to the 
    high platform on the far left.
    
    You should make it up here without much trouble at all. Once you have 
    confirmed your landing, you will notice a long row of spring boxes in a 
    tight corridor that has a caged roof overhead that is actually a cage 
    that can be entered through the other side (the yellow exclamation point 
    box has coins inside of it). Zoom right past all of the spring boxes as 
    soon as they go into the wall.
    
    Once you have reached the other side of the spring boxes, you will have 
    to jump onto the escalator that is moving to the left. This is a row of 
    three escalators that end right near each other, and as you climb up, 
    you will find it harder and harder to maintain your balance on these 
    escalators. Once you do make it to the top of them, you will have to 
    jump over to the platform straight ahead.
    
    After you reach this platform, you will notice several "wing" platforms, 
    as I like to call them, to your right. They are all moving in orderly 
    fashion, and they lead to a small suspended platform that has a yellow 
    exclamation point box that contains a 1-Up Mushroom inside of it. I 
    highly suggest avoiding it, as getting up here alone is quite tricky, 
    much less crossing those only to fall to your death, or near the 
    beginning of the stage.
    
    So instead of going through all of those road hazards to the right, just 
    follow the path, and you will soon discover that there are two wing 
    platforms that are moving in opposite directions of one another. You 
    will want to jump onto the first one when it is coming around, but looks 
    stable enough to hold you. Quickly jump over to the second one, and 
    double jump to the safe platform as soon as you hit the second wing 
    platform. 
    
    Along this platform, you will have to climb towards the very top of the 
    steep, thin lines, and then you will encounter triangle hops. These 
    things are almost the same as the hop blocks, only they are not blocks, 
    and they are harder to cling onto the ledges of them. So instead, you 
    will want to double jump up to both of them, and be highly aware of when 
    they "hop" into the air slightly to indicate they will be moving.
    
    Jump onto the next platform as soon as possible, and watch out for the 
    nasty Fireballer that shows up out of nowhere to flame your ass. There 
    are a couple of yellow exclamation point boxes containing coins and a 1-
    Up Mushroom up here. You will want to stick around on this platform, as 
    the clock hand will roll around like it did before with Power Star #3 
    (Option 1).
    
    Once it rolls around, quickly jump onto the hand. The Fireballers 
    fireballs cannot hit you while you are riding on the clock hand. Take 
    the clock hand mid-way through the stage, to the other side of where you 
    were, and jump off onto the escalator. You will have to time your triple 
    jump to reach the top of the Thwomp as it lands, so begin charging. Once 
    atop of the Thwomp, you will have to jump over to the next platform and 
    collect the Power Star. Mission accomplished!
    
    
                        ==========================
                        TIMED JUMPS ON MOVING BARS
                        ==========================
    
    Starting the mission out, you will want to jump through the portrait 
    once the big hand is on "3." This will keep the gears and such at a 
    moderate speed.
    
    Start the stage off by saying "forget what's over on the right!" and 
    check out the left again. After all, only the Red Coin mission deserves 
    a peek over at the right. Watch out for the swaying clock whenever you 
    cross the platform to reach the caged stairs. Climb up these stairs, and 
    you will have to jump over to an escalator that is moving backwards. 
    Talk about an exercise machine.
    
    Once you are on the escalator, you will want to walk towards the left, 
    and from here, jump onto the hop block. With the hop blocks actually 
    moving this time, you may face some timing difficulties here. Just sit 
    here a moment, and wait until the hop block sort of "jumps" a tad bit, 
    and then jump into the air after that, as the "jump" indicates that the 
    hop block will be turning shortly after that.
    
    After you have mastered the hop blocks technique of tricking you into 
    falling, you can jump over to the next platform after the clock passes, 
    and collect the three yellow coins inside of the yellow exclamation 
    point box on this thin platform, to the right. Once this is done and 
    over with, head over to the far left, and you will soon discover that 
    the three hop blocks here are, indeed, moving.
    
    Getting across the three hop blocks is not that tough, really. What I 
    suggest doing is simply jumping onto the first one, and waiting for it 
    to "hop" before it turns to the other side. Jump into the air here, and 
    perform a double jump as soon as you land on the fresh side. Hug to the 
    left/straight a bit whilst in mid-air to reach the next hop block. Wait 
    for this one to "hop," and from here, perform a jump, and a double jump 
    on the fresh side while hugging towards the back. Once you reach you 
    last hop block, simply jump on over to the solid platform.
    
    Begin walking towards the left/background, and avoid the spring box that 
    shoots out of the wall. Wait to cross once it begins pulling itself back 
    into position. Jump over to the caged platform with the eight Red Coins 
    underneath you, and avoid the fireballs from the Fireballer towards the 
    front of the platform, on the left.
    
    After this, you will want to go towards the background, and to the left. 
    From here, you will have to jump over to the escalator that is slowing 
    pushing backwards. Afterwards, jump onto the solid platform that does 
    not move up ahead, and jump onto the first in the large set of gears. 
    Getting on top of them is not that hard, despite their movement, so I 
    highly doubt that you will have a lot of trouble.
    
    Once you have made it to the top of the four stacked grinding gears, you 
    will have to jump somewhat cattycornered to the thin platform straight 
    ahead, as the platform sort of tilts in that direction a slight bit, so 
    be very careful when you cross over to it. Once you have made it over 
    here, begin walking along the path, but be very cautious of the spring 
    box that will pop out of the wall once you cross this path.
    
    From here, you will want to jump over the caged platform where the first 
    Power Star of the stage was sitting, and make your way around to the 
    other side of it. It is here where you will want to jump over to the 
    moving platform after you make your way over the thin, slightly winding 
    one. There is a line of five yellow coins here, as well as an Amp enemy 
    that will circle around the pole object, so be careful.
    
    Begin climbing up the pole object in front of you, and once you reach 
    the very top of it, pres up to perform a hand stand, and collect a 1-Up 
    Mushroom that is hidden at the tip of it. Afterwards, jump off of the 
    pole object, and jump over to the higher platform on the right, where 
    the heart container spinner rests. It is here where you will want to 
    begin watching for a moving platform on the left.
    
    Jump onto the moving platform once it makes its way down to you, and 
    ride it towards the top. You will want to jump off, over to the rotating 
    triangle platform that is straight down in an angle of the screen. You 
    will notice three of the spring boxes that pop out of the wall over to 
    the left, and they lead to a 1-Up Mushroom, so I advise straying from 
    them, and instead, jumping over to the gear on the right.
    
    Once you have made it over to the gear on the right, you will want to 
    jump over to the solid platform in the background. Once you have this 
    accomplished, you will want to jump over to the top of the caged area on 
    the far right. Here, you will notice that there are several (three) 
    spring boxes coming out of the wall. Jump up to higher ground, and jump 
    over to the first spring box on the left, then the second on the right 
    as soon as it comes out, then the last on the left once it comes up. 
    Jump inside of the cage on the left, and jump into the air to collect 
    the Power Star. 
    
    
                          =======================
                          STOP TIME FOR RED COINS
                          =======================
    
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- On turning maze
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    [  ] -------------------------- To the right, same platform as the first
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------------------------------- Straight up from the first
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    [  ] --------------------------------------- Straight up from the second
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    [  ] ------------------------------------ To the upper left of the third
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------------ To the left of the fifth
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------ To the far upper right of Red Coins five and six
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------- To the left of the seventh Red Coin
    ========================================================================
    
    
    For this mission, you will HAVE to stop the time, meaning all gears MUST 
    be turned off, as it is nearly impossible to complete the task with the 
    time moving. So walk into the portrait when it is on "12." Starting the 
    mission off, you will now FINALLY want to go over to the right instead 
    of to the left. Avoid the two Bob-Ombs in the area, and drop down once 
    you reach the drop point.
    
    Once you are down here, and have successfully avoided the two Bob-Ombs, 
    it is time to get to work with collecting those eight Red Coins that are 
    hovering up above, in between all of those turn dials. Urgh. But do not 
    fear, it is not very hard, I just said "Urgh" because this one brings 
    back painful memories of me trying to complete this mission when the 
    gears were churning. Grrr...
    
    Zoom out with the camera completely, and you will notice that you have 
    to jump onto the first turn gear. Jump onto it with a backflip, and 
    double jump up to the next one to the right. Along the way on the jump, 
    you will collect a Red Coin [one], and to the right on this same 
    platform, you can collect yet another Red Coin [two]. Because one is the 
    loneliest number...
    
    Jump over to the left to the next of the turning dials, and you will 
    have to jump over to the right with a double jump. Once you do, you will 
    collect another Red Coin [three]. There is yet another Red Coin over to 
    the right on this platform, and you can easily reach it without much 
    trouble at all, so walk over and collect it [four].
    
    From here, you will want to jump over to the other pair of turning dials 
    to the left, where you will find not one, but two of the Red Coins at. 
    To collect the first one, simply jump over the very tiny gap to the next 
    platform on the left [five], and the next Red Coin is to the left of the 
    fifth, suspended in air on the very ledge of the platform. Jump to 
    collect it [six].
    
    After this is over with, you will need a mere two more Red Coins to 
    complete your collection. Woo! To reach them, you will have to backtrack 
    over to the turning dial to the right, and double jump up to the next 
    platform in the sky, on the right, as well. Once you have made it up 
    here, you will want to jump into the air on the right side of the 
    turning dial to collect the Red Coin [seven].
    
    With only one more to go, we will want to back up, and perform a double 
    jump over to the turning dial that is high, to the left. You will 
    automatically collect the Red Coin as you go for the platform [eight], 
    and you will notice that the Power Star from them is suspended in air. 
    You will want to fall down to the left from the high platform, and jump 
    off of the left of the dual turning dials to collect the Power Star!
    
    
    
    
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
                  III.bb ----------- TICK TOCK CLOCK [coins]
                ‡=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=+=--=‡
    
    
    Woo! Zoop here, and after this Power Star is done, I am outta here! So 
    long, suckers! *realizes Brian is reading* Hmm... Nevermind. You will 
    want to jump through the portrait once the big hand reaches "12," that 
    way the course will be stopped completely. This will be tough to get all 
    of the coins, however, it is our only way to do so without getting 
    terribly frustrated. Let us begin...
    
    Starting the stage off, you will want to begin walking over near the 
    right, and lift up the Bob-Omb that is pacing there. Throw him over onto 
    the other Bob-Omb to explode them both, and collect both of their coins 
    [two]. After this, you will want to jump down further on the right, and 
    you will soon notice a yellow exclamation point box that is hovering 
    above the platform, to the right. Break it open, and quickly collect the 
    ten coins [twelve].
    
    Zoom out with the camera completely, and you will notice that you have 
    to jump onto the first turn gear. Jump onto it with a backflip, and 
    double jump up to the next one to the right. Along the way on the jump, 
    you will collect a Red Coin [fourteen], and to the right on this same 
    platform, you can collect yet another Red Coin [sixteen]. Because one is 
    the loneliest number...
    
    Jump over to the left to the next of the turning dials, and you will 
    have to jump over to the right with a double jump. Once you do, you will 
    collect another Red Coin [eighteen]. There is yet another Red Coin over 
    to the right on this platform, and you can easily reach it without much 
    trouble at all, so walk over and collect it [twenty].
    
    From here, you will want to jump over to the other pair of turning dials 
    to the left, where you will find not one, but two of the Red Coins at. 
    To collect the first one, simply jump over the very tiny gap to the next 
    platform on the left [twenty-two], and the next Red Coin is to the left 
    of the fifth, suspended in air on the very ledge of the platform. Jump 
    to collect it [twenty-four].
    
    After this is over with, you will need a mere two more Red Coins to 
    complete your collection. Woo! To reach them, you will have to backtrack 
    over to the turning dial to the right, and double jump up to the next 
    platform in the sky, on the right, as well. Once you have made it up 
    here, you will want to jump into the air on the right side of the 
    turning dial to collect the Red Coin [twenty-six].
    
    With only one more to go, we will want to back up, and perform a double 
    jump over to the turning dial that is high, to the left. You will 
    automatically collect the Red Coin as you go for the platform [twenty-
    eight], and simply jump down, coming towards the screen, ignoring the 
    Power Star that has appeared. You will likely take some damage from the 
    fall, but you can simply run through the heart container spinner that is 
    on this platform.
    
    Climb back up on the left, and run over towards the left. The clock here 
    is stopped, so it will not sway backwards and forth like it normally 
    does whenever the clock is turned on. Jump across to the next platform, 
    and you will notice some stair-like platforms that you must walk up to 
    reach the next part of the stage.
    
    After you have made it up here, you will want to walk along the shut 
    down escalator and make it over to a big square block. If this stage 
    were moving instead of stopped, these bricks would "hop" a slight bit, 
    and then turn over. But they will not, since you entered with the big 
    hand on 12. There are a few coins that are atop of the hop block, so 
    jump up to collect them [thirty]. Now, jump across, over to the thin 
    platform that runs against the wall. 
    
    There is a yellow exclamation point box containing three coins over to 
    the right. Break it open to collect the coins [thirty-three]. 
    Afterwards, run back over to the left, and walk up the large, winding 
    platform. You will soon encounter three of those hop blocks that are in 
    mid-air here. Since they are shut down, it shouldn't be a problem. Jump 
    over to the first one, and jump up the second one to the left, and then 
    climb up the last one in back of you.
    
    Once this is done, you will want to jump over to the next platform, and 
    take note of the small block that is sticking out of the wall. Normally, 
    this would spring out from the wall in an attempt to knock you off of 
    the course. Thankfully, it is stopped right now, so we can simply jump 
    over it. You gotta love being able to control this sort of stuff, don't 
    you?
    
    Now that you are on top of a big cage where all eight of the Red Coins 
    were underneath you, you can walk over to the center of the caged 
    platform and break open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal 
    several coins to collect, so you better get on the clock hand and do so 
    [thirty-six]. 
    
    Afterwards, watch out for the Fireballer that is sitting on the platform 
    that you are currently standing on, and move towards the left, in back. 
    You will notice another shut down escalator that is against the wall 
    here, so hop onto it, and from here, jump onto the high platform above. 
    With this done, you will notice several gears stacked up that you must 
    climb. Even when they are moving, they are not much of a hassle.
    
    After you have made it to the top of the stacked gears, you will have to 
    jump sort of cattycornered to successfully reach the slanted platform 
    that soon runs up against the wall straight ahead. Follow this path 
    until you reach a square spring box, which you should jump over. You 
    will now want to double jump to reach the top of the caged platform in 
    front of you, once again ignoring the Power Star inside of the caged 
    platform underneath you.
    
    Run over towards the left of the top of this caged area, and walk down a 
    sloping platform. Jump onto the stopped moving platform, and backflip up 
    to the next platform. Up here, you will find five yellow coins [forty-
    one], as well as an Amp enemy that spins around the object that you will 
    use as a rope to climb up to the top with. Once you reach the top of 
    this rope object, press up to collect a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    Jump off of the rope object, to the left. Once you have landed, begin 
    following this over to the left. You will soon find two yellow 
    exclamation point boxes with three yellow coins each [forty-four and 
    forty-seven], as well as a VERY nasty Chuckya enemy. Just completely 
    avoid it at all costs to get around it, and head farther left. Jump over 
    to the triangle platform to get away from the villain.
    
    Now that you are over here, we can have some fun! Jump over to the next 
    platform, where a big clock is stopped. Reminds me of Chrono Trigger, 
    the greatest game EVER. Anyways, if you wish, you can walk along the 
    thin platform and Ground Pound the Blue Coin Switch to reveal a LOT of 
    Blue Coins near the platform that you jumped onto to begin with. Pound 
    it in, and run towards the platform, collecting all of the Blue Coins 
    [eighty-two]. Whew! That was a huge chunk down!
    
    Now you will want to backtrack over the triangle platform, and back to 
    the platform with the scary Chuckya enemy that can throw you off. Avoid 
    it completely, and go back to where the rope object ended, and jump up 
    to the platform to the right of it with a backflip. Once up here, you 
    will want to double jump, and wall kick your way to the triangle 
    platform high above. THIS IS HIGHLY RISKY, BUT OUR ONLY CHANCE TO 
    COLLECT ALL OF THE COINS. Be very cautious.
    
    Once you have made it onto the gear platform from up here, you will want 
    to jump over to the solid platform near the background, and jump up to 
    the area where the two hop blocks are located. Jump onto the first hop 
    block, and move over towards the right of the block, then turn around. 
    Begin performing a timely jump to the other hop block platform. Once you 
    have made it over here, perform a backflip to reach the platform above 
    this one, to the left.
    
    Afterwards, you will want to walk over to the far right of the platform, 
    and jump over to the top of the caged platform. Break open the yellow 
    exclamation point block to collect some yellow coins [eighty-five]. Now 
    jump back over. Perform a double jump to reach the somewhat higher 
    platform towards the left. 
    
    Once you have made it up here, you will have to have to perform catwalk-
    esque maneuvers to get around four spring boxes that are sticking out. 
    If you are careful enough, it should not be a problem. Once you have 
    made it to the other side, enter the cage, and run to the back. Break 
    open the yellow exclamation point box to reveal ten coins. Collect them 
    all [ninety-five] and exit the cage.
    
    You will have to jump over to the left, where there are three stacked 
    escalators. Thankfully, they are not moving this time to push us off 
    like the last time that we were up here. Whew. Climb up the three of 
    them, and you will want to jump over to the next platform straight 
    ahead. There is a 1-Up Mushroom in the yellow exclamation point across 
    the wing platforms to the right.
    
    Walk along the platform that you are currently on, and you will soon 
    find a yellow exclamation point box. Break it open, and collect the 
    three coins inside [ninety-eight]. We're getting close to the end, I can 
    feel it! Carry along this path, and you will find another pair of wing 
    shaped platforms that lead to the next main road. Since they are leveled 
    out now, it shouldn't be a problem crossing them.
    
    You will notice a big open area to the right. Walk up the platform a 
    little bit more, and turn around. You will have to perform a timely long 
    jump over to this open area. Once you make it over there, walk around to 
    the back of the podium, and break open the yellow exclamation point box 
    containing ten coins [one hundred and eight], and collect that lovely 
    Power Star! Continue the mission.
     
    Now you will want to timely jump back over to the thin platform that you 
    were once on. Remember, a long jump is too much, as you were lower 
    before and needed the speed and height. Look with the upper C button at 
    the center of the room, and you will notice a yellow exclamation point 
    box that is on a caged platform. Looks awkward, but jump over and bust 
    it open, and collect the ten coins [one hundred and eighteen], and then 
    jump back over to the platform you were once on. Once back over here, 
    follow the platform towards the top, and you will have to jump up two 
    triangle hops. These things are like the hop blocks, only triangles. 
    Jump up them easily, considering they are stopped.
    
    Jump over to the next platform, and quickly avoid the fireballs coming 
    from the Fireballer. As soon as the fireball dies out, you will want to 
    break the first yellow exclamation point box and collect the ten coins 
    inside [one hundred and twenty-eight]. This completes our total, so 
    simply backtrack down to where Power Star #5 was, and backflip up the 
    spring boxes that are sticking out, and collect the Power Star! Easy as 
    pie!
    
    
    
    
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                          ==========================
                          CRUISER ACROSS THE RAINBOW
                          ========================== 
    
    Welcome to the what can be considered the most difficult Course in the 
    game!  However, if you are confident in your jumping abilities, you will 
    not find this Course to be a rather fun place to show off your MAD 
    SKILLZ YO (please note that Zoop DOES NOT take responsibility for the 
    terrible street talk tendencies of his fellow author)!  Anyway, choose 
    the Power Star and let us start the journey...
    
    Send Mario across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the 
    flying carpet.  A quick crash course into flying carpets for you, the 
    reader.  Their control is dictated for their direction and path traveled 
    by the rainbow paths that lead out in front of them.  If Mario leaves 
    them, he has a few seconds away from them before the flying carpet 
    starts to flicker before finally disappearing for good (so do not leave 
    them for long).  They only travel to specific destinations, but they can 
    pass through objects that Mario can not as they travel along.  Got it?  
    Good.
    
    Mario will be carried over a platform below the path before being forced 
    to jump a block in his path (face towards the opposite direction of the 
    path of the flying carpet is traveling and then perform a Backflip to 
    clear it for easy doing so), followed by riding the flying carpet until 
    the Flamethrower attacks once before jumping to the platform nearby to 
    run past the range of the flamethrower to wait for the flying carpet to 
    draw past the danger before re-boarding (get Coins and avoid the Amp if 
    you wish).  Now Mario should ride the flying carpet to the end of the 
    rainbow path, where the carpet will fall off to the nothingness below, 
    so take leave of it by jumping to the platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after Mario (just stand still and 
    jump into the bottom of his cloud to kill him right off).  Head across 
    the spinning platform to go right to find eight Coins as you continue to 
    find a small platform where a new flying carpet awaits Mario.  
    Immediately set Mario up to Backflip over the coming barrier, riding the 
    flying carpet to get a Coin before jumping up the small stairs.  Quickly 
    touch the flying carpet in the small gap before jumping to the next 
    ledge to move by/destroy the Wooden Block before rejoining the flying 
    carpet.  Ride it to the end where the choice of two flying carpets are 
    presented, and you will choose the one on the left for this Power Star.
    
    Ride this flying carpet towards the spinning structure, jumping the 
    rotating the arms as they cross Mario's path while he spirals around 
    this platform.  Once Mario clears this area, he will enter an area where 
    he needs to jump his way past the blocks here (Backflips are no good 
    here as they are too slow to recover from) to land on some Donut Lifts, 
    and then Mario needs to leap to the wooden plank (do so quickly with a 
    Double Jump to avoid falling because of the Donut Lifts).  Now make 
    Mario maneuver across the stone path to get onto the ship to bypass Bob-
    Ombs and the strong wind to grab the Power Star on the stern!
    
    
                          ========================
                          THE BIG HOUSE IN THE SKY
                          ========================
    
    Send Mario across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the 
    flying carpet.  A quick crash course into flying carpets for you, the 
    reader.  Their control is dictated for their direction and path traveled 
    by the rainbow paths that lead out in front of them.  If Mario leaves 
    them, he has a few seconds away from them before the flying carpet 
    starts to flicker before finally disappearing for good (so do not leave 
    them for long).  They only travel to specific destinations, but they can 
    pass through objects that Mario cannot as they travel along.  Got it?  
    Good.
    
    Mario will be carried over a platform below the path before being forced 
    to jump a block in his path (face towards the opposite direction of the 
    path of the flying carpet is traveling and then perform a Backflip to 
    clear it for easy doing so), followed by riding the flying carpet until 
    the Flamethrower attacks once before jumping to the platform nearby to 
    run past the range of the flamethrower to wait for the flying carpet to 
    draw past the danger before re-boarding (get Coins and avoid the Amp if 
    you wish).  Now Mario should ride the flying carpet to the end of the 
    rainbow path, where the carpet will fall off to the nothingness below, 
    so take leave of it by jumping to the platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after Mario (just stand still and 
    jump into the bottom of his cloud to kill him right off).  Head across 
    the spinning platform to go right to find eight Coins as you continue to 
    find a small platform where a new flying carpet awaits Mario.  
    Immediately set Mario up to Backflip over the coming barrier, riding the 
    flying carpet to get a Coin before jumping up the small stairs.  Quickly 
    touch the flying carpet in the small gap before jumping to the next 
    ledge to move by/destroy the Wooden Block before rejoining the flying 
    carpet.  Ride it to the end where the choice of two flying carpets are 
    presented, and you will choose the one on the right for this Power Star.
    
    Ride this flying carpet forward until it meets the platform ahead, at 
    which point Mario should Backflip to the Donut Platform (they fall under 
    his weight) before turning 180 degrees to quickly perform another 
    Backflip to the platform above to then drop to the flying carpet.  Now 
    repeat this for the next set before riding the magic carpet into the 
    house.  However, you need to vacate the flying carpet until the 
    Flamethrower in the fireplace shoots once before re-boarding the flying 
    carpet to leave the house.  Now Mario will be faced with the challenge 
    of a couple platforms with Amps patrolling on them for him to jump onto 
    to wait for his flying carpet to exit out from so he can re-board it 
    before it disappears.  Now when Mario rides down towards the middle of 
    the house again, leave the flying carpet to avoid a Flamethrower attack, 
    and then re-board once more to ride through the roof to find a Yellow 
    Block with a 1-Up Mushroom as well as the Power Star!
    
    
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                            COINS AMASSED IN A MAZE
                            =======================
    
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    [  ] ----------------------------- Just above the Shadow Star on a ledge
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    [  ] ------------------ Right above the first Red Coin on the next level
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------------------- Fall down the hole to land near the above Coin
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------------------- Backflip off the small step
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Jump to the left from above Red Coin
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------------------- Long Jump to the left from above Coin
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ----------------------- Head right from #4 down slope to jump to it
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------ Fall off ledge to the right from landing on above Coin
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Send Mario across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the 
    flying carpet.  A quick crash course into flying carpets for you, the 
    reader.  Their control is dictated for their direction and path traveled 
    by the rainbow paths that lead out in front of them.  If Mario leaves 
    them, he has a few seconds away from them before the flying carpet 
    starts to flicker before finally disappearing for good (so do not leave 
    them for long).  They only travel to specific destinations, but they can 
    pass through objects that Mario can not as they travel along.  Got it?  
    Good.
    
    Mario will be carried over a platform below the path before being forced 
    to jump a block in his path (face towards the opposite direction of the 
    path of the flying carpet is traveling and then perform a Backflip to 
    clear it for easy doing so), followed by riding the flying carpet until 
    the Flamethrower attacks once before jumping to the platform nearby to 
    run past the range of the flamethrower to wait for the flying carpet to 
    draw past the danger before re-boarding (get Coins and avoid the Amp if 
    you wish).  Now Mario should ride the flying carpet to the end of the 
    rainbow path, where the carpet will fall off to the nothingness below, 
    so take leave of it by jumping to the platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after Mario (just stand still and 
    jump into the bottom of his cloud to kill him right off).  Head across 
    the spinning platform to go to the one with the Spinner Heart before 
    using the yellow platform to cross into the dark grey stone area.  This 
    is the maze, and contained within are the 8 Red Coins that you must 
    acquire to get the Power Star.  However, a really sneaky tip for getting 
    all of the Red Coins is to pause the game repeatedly, which shows the 
    locations of the Red Coins within the maze (not really a thing that is 
    thought of, but useful none the less).  This map is a fairly accurate 
    representation of the same thing.
    
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    Key                     |
                            |
    B - Blue Coin Block     |
    b - Blue Coin           |
    F - Fireballer          |
    P - Power Star Location |
    R - Red Coin            |
    x - blue platform       |
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        b|      |     |               |
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       B
    
    
    Start off by getting to the Shadow Star (which is where the Power Star 
    appears after getting all 8 Red Coins), followed by jumping up to the 
    left ledge to grab the Red Coin [one] there.  Cross the gap to jump up 
    two ledges to go left towards a Fireballer (dodge the attacks) to get a 
    Red Coin [two] before retreating to the edge of platform as you hop up 
    to a higher ledge.  Go left to drop down a gap as you grab the Red Coin 
    [three] located there, re-trace your steps, and then go left again to 
    use the small step to Backflip off of to get to the next platform up to 
    grab the Red Coin [four] there.  
    
    Now jump to the left for a Red Coin [five], perform a Long Jump to the 
    left for another Red Coin [six], and then head back to the right to 
    slide down the slope to jump forward for the Red Coin [seven] to land 
    on a ledge below, which is just above one more Red Coin [eight] (the 
    Power Star will appear!).  Now sand Mario to the ground below, go past 
    the Bob-Ombs as they attack, and then grab the Power Star to finish up 
    the challenge!
    
    
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                             SWINGIN' IN THE BREEZE
                             ======================
    
    You will have two options of how to go about the passage here to get the 
    Power Star at the beginning, so both ways will be covered.  The REJOINED 
    path will be marked accordingly.
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    Also known as the "real" way, it takes more time to perform.  Send Mario 
    across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the flying carpet.  
    Mario will be carried over a platform below the path before being forced 
    to jump a block in his path (face towards the opposite direction of the 
    path of the flying carpet is traveling and then perform a Backflip to 
    clear it for easy doing so), followed by riding the flying carpet until 
    the Flamethrower attacks once before jumping to the platform nearby to 
    run past the range of the flamethrower to wait for the flying carpet to 
    draw past the danger before re-boarding (get Coins and avoid the Amp if 
    you wish).  Now Mario should ride the flying carpet to the end of the 
    rainbow path, where the carpet will fall off to the nothingness below, 
    so take leave of it by jumping to the platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after Mario (just stand still and 
    jump into the bottom of his cloud to kill him right off).  Now go across 
    to the platform on the left before jumping towards the stable platform 
    on the left where it leads to a pole that goes downward.
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    Switch the camera angle around until a blue and black pole is visible 
    off in the distance while remaining fairly close, which is what Mario 
    will Long Jump towards to grab a hold of.  If you do miss the pole, 
    Mario will often land on the ledge below it, but taking some damage 
    doing so.
    
    --------
    Rejoined
    --------
    
    You will face a Shy Guy as you move down towards the wobbly platform to 
    sit on the end near the open space for a second before running up the 
    slope to jump to the higher ledge (if you fall down at any point to the 
    lower area here, use the pole by the wobbly platform to get back to this 
    level).  The next challenge for Mario is the large grey swing here, so 
    jump onto it as it nears your ledge and ride it across to jump to the 
    next ledge.  Now Mario should jump across the gap, quickly running 
    across the Donut Lifts to jump to the wobbly platform, and then balance 
    it so Mario can jump to the next Donut Lift.  Here Mario should 
    immediately crouch and then perform a Backlip, followed by turning 
    around to Long Jump past the Flamethrower.  Now Mario should use a Long 
    Jump to skip the Donut Lifts to reach the yellow platform (time it so it 
    is moving TOWARDS Mario's position) before jumping off of the platform 
    to kill a Goomba.
    
    Mario should then hop up the wooden steps to his left to find a few 
    Coins before he jumps onto a swing.  He should then jump up to the high 
    platform after the Flamethrower finishes it's round of attack, and then 
    grab the Power Star!
    
    
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                                 TRICKY TRIANGLES!
                                 =================
    
    You will have two options of how to go about the passage here to get the 
    Power Star at the beginning, so both ways will be covered.  The REJOINED 
    path will be marked accordingly.
    
    ----------
    Option One
    ----------
    
    Also known as the "real" way, it takes more time to perform.  Send Mario 
    across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the flying carpet.  
    Mario will be carried over a platform below the path before being forced 
    to jump a block in his path (face towards the opposite direction of the 
    path of the flying carpet is traveling and then perform a Backflip to 
    clear it for easy doing so), followed by riding the flying carpet until 
    the Flamethrower attacks once before jumping to the platform nearby to 
    run past the range of the flamethrower to wait for the flying carpet to 
    draw past the danger before re-boarding (get Coins and avoid the Amp if 
    you wish).  Now Mario should ride the flying carpet to the end of the 
    rainbow path, where the carpet will fall off to the nothingness below, 
    so take leave of it by jumping to the platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after Mario (just stand still and 
    jump into the bottom of his cloud to kill him right off).  Now go across 
    to the platform on the left before jumping towards the stable platform 
    on the left where it leads to a pole that goes downward.
    
    ----------
    Option Two
    ----------
    
    Switch the camera angle around until a blue and black pole is visible 
    off in the distance while remaining fairly close, which is what Mario 
    will Long Jump towards to grab a hold of.  If you do miss the pole, 
    Mario will often land on the ledge below it, but taking some damage 
    doing so.
    
    --------
    Rejoined
    --------
    
    You will face a Shy Guy as you move down towards the wobbly platform to 
    sit on the end near the open space for a second before running up the 
    slope to jump to the higher ledge (if you fall down at any point to the 
    lower area here, use the pole by the wobbly platform to get back to this 
    level).  The next challenge for Mario is the large grey swing here, so 
    jump onto it as it nears your ledge and ride it across to jump to the 
    next ledge.  Now Mario should jump across the gap, quickly running 
    across the Donut Lifts to jump to the wobbly platform, and then balance 
    it so Mario can jump to the next Donut Lift.  Here Mario should 
    immediately crouch and then perform a Backlip, followed by turning 
    around to Long Jump past the Flamethrower.  Now Mario should use a Long 
    Jump to skip the Donut Lifts to reach the yellow platform (time it so it 
    is moving TOWARDS Mario's position) before jumping off of the platform 
    to kill a Goomba.
    
    Now Mario should continue forward to jump the gap to run across the 
    Donut Lifts, run up the hill, and then hop down off of the slope to the 
    Donut Lifts below before performing a couple Long Jumps over a couple of 
    gaps (watch out for the Flamethrower) to clear the Donut Lifts quickly.  
    Mario will find a switch just begging to be tripped, which will turn the 
    "tricky triangles" into flat platforms for him to jump across, although 
    he has limited time to do so.  Hit the switch, run forward to jump up 
    the first two platforms, run down to the lower one, and then jump to the 
    next one before quickly Backflipping to the higher one Mario id not 
    facing.  Now quickly turn around to jump to the next platform and then 
    perform another jump immediately to Double Jump to reach the ledge where 
    the Power Star sits!
    
    
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    SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
    ==========================
    
    WAY UP HIGH!  Oh, I am not to sing in the FAQ, right!  Actually, for 
    this challenge to be completed, Mario will need to find the Pink Bob-
    Omb, so he will first need to head towards the Red Coin Maze!
    
    Send Mario across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the 
    flying carpet.  Mario will be carried over a platform below the path 
    before being forced to jump a block in his path (face towards the 
    opposite direction of the path of the flying carpet is traveling and 
    then perform a Backflip to clear it for easy doing so), followed by 
    riding the flying carpet until the Flamethrower attacks once before 
    jumping to the platform nearby to run past the range of the 
    flamethrower to wait for the flying carpet to draw past the danger 
    before re-boarding (get Coins and avoid the Amp if you wish).  Now Mario 
    should ride the flying carpet to the end of the rainbow path, where the 
    carpet will fall off to the nothingness below, so take leave of it by 
    jumping to the platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after Mario (just stand still and 
    jump into the bottom of his cloud to kill him right off).  Now go across 
    to the platform with the Heart Spinner, jump down to the ledge below to 
    blow by the Bob-Ombs, and then turn right to pass the Blue Coin Block to 
    Wall Kick up the two walls to end up on the top ledge.  
    
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    Key                     |
                            |
    B - Blue Coin Block     |
    b - Blue Coin           |
    F - Fireballer          |
    P - Power Star Location |
    R - Red Coin            |
    x - blue platform       |
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     |   |       |   | \_    |  __| | |
     |   |       |   |   |  _| |    | | R
     |   |   ____|   |___| |_  |  __| |__
     |   |  |  R             | | |__   __|
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     |   |  | R
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        b|      |     |               |
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    Hear Mario will need to talk to the Pink Bob-Omb to get it to open the 
    Cannon, which means the final Power Star is accessible.  Mario needs to 
    then continue along the path to ride the blue platform down to the 
    bottom, and then Mario needs to head onto the spinning platforms, this 
    time going left to find a flying carpet waiting for him.  Immediately 
    set Mario up to Backflip over the coming barrier, riding the flying 
    carpet to get a Coin before jumping up the small stairs.  Quickly touch 
    the flying carpet in the small gap before jumping to the next ledge to 
    move by/destroy the Wooden Block before rejoining the flying carpet.  
    Ride it to the end where the choice of two flying carpets are presented, 
    and you will choose the one on the left for this Power Star.
    
    Ride this flying carpet towards the spinning structure, jumping the 
    rotating the arms as they cross Mario's path while he spirals around 
    this platform.  Once Mario clears this area, he will enter an area where 
    he needs to jump his way past the blocks here (Backflips are no good 
    here as they are too slow to recover from) to land on some Donut Lifts, 
    and then Mario needs to leap to the wooden plank (do so quickly with a 
    Double Jump to avoid falling because of the Donut Lifts).  Now make 
    Mario maneuver across the stone path to get onto the ship to bypass Bob-
    Ombs and a Lakitu as you go with the wind to find the Cannon on the 
    stern of the ship.
    
    The aimer will be positioned in a rainbow circle, so adjust it so the 
    aimer is going right through the middle of the rainbow and then fire to 
    grab the pole on the small island.  Either take out the Purple Bob-Omb 
    or kill the Purple Bob-Omb before busting the Yellow Block to get the 
    Power Star contained within!  A neat trick is to jump and hit the box, 
    but immediately press the Z Button to make Mario start a Ground Pound 
    that will allow Mario to also grab the Star on the same jump (not 
    useful, but a neat thing none the less!).
    
    
    
    
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    Here you are on the final course, going for the 100 Coin Power Star!  
    You will have noticed by now that Coins may be grouped in fairly large 
    areas, but many areas are tough to leave once you enter them, meaning a 
    specific order of collection is needed for the High Score (although the 
    100 Coins are surprisingly easy to collect with a little bit of work).  
    Come hither and we shall go on a jolly old treasure hunt by choosing any 
    of the Power Stars (does not matter which one)!
    
    Send Mario across the wooden bridge ahead to take his place on the 
    flying carpet.  Mario will be carried over a platform below the path 
    before being forced to jump a block in his path (face towards the 
    opposite direction of the path of the flying carpet is traveling and 
    then perform a Backflip to clear it for easy doing so), followed by 
    riding the flying carpet until the Flamethrower attacks once before 
    jumping to the platform nearby to run past the range of the flamethrower 
    to wait for the flying carpet to draw past the danger before re-boarding 
    (get the Coins [eight] as you avoid the Amp).  Now Mario should ride the 
    flying carpet to the end of the rainbow path, where the carpet will fall 
    off to the nothingness below, so take leave of it by jumping to the 
    platform ahead.
    
    Now hop to the first spinning platform to enter the first fork in your 
    path, which will also bring Lakitu after so jump to kill it [thirteen] 
    as it approaches before collecting the ring of Coins [twenty-one] when 
    Mario jumps to the spinning platform on his left.  Mario should then 
    continue left to jump to the stable platform ahead before sliding down 
    the long pole to the platform far below.  Here Mario will find a Shy Guy 
    to kill [twenty-three] (careful to get Coins before they fall off the 
    cliff), grab the Coins nearby [twenty-eight], and then use the wobbly 
    platform to get up to the higher ledge.  Now Mario will need to get onto 
    the swing, collect the five Coins [thirty-three] as the swing crosses 
    the gap, and then Mario should jump to the next ledge.
    
    Mario will need to cross the gaps here by using the Donut Lifts to reach 
    the wobbly platform (using his weight to get to the higher ledge), which 
    has two Coins [thirty-five] to collect before Mario jump to the next set 
    of Donut Lifts for two more Coin [thirty-seven] and then on to the 
    stable platform nearby (be wary of the Flamethrower).  Now Mario should 
    use a Long Jump to skip the Donut Lifts to reach the yellow platform 
    (time it so it is moving TOWARDS Mario's position) before jumping off of 
    the platform to kill a Goomba [thirty-eight].  Now Mario will need to 
    climb the wooden stairs to find five Coins [forty-three] before 
    returning to the bottom of the stairs to go jump the gap, run up the 
    slope through the Coins, slide down through the Coins [forty-eight], and 
    then jump across the gaps past a Flamethrower.  
    
    Mario will now need to return to the spinning platform area, so cross 
    back over the Donut Lifts to go and then down the slope, stop on a Donut 
    Lift, and then ride it down to the wobbly platform below.  Now Mario 
    needs to go up the steps in the sloping platform to climb the pole back 
    up to go left across the spinning platforms to find the maze.  Here 
    Mario will first need to take out the Bob-Ombs [fifty] (be wary of them 
    walking off the cliffs like morons) before continuing down to the end to 
    find a Blue Coin Block.  
    
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    B - Blue Coin Block     |
    b - Blue Coin           |
    F - Fireballer          |
    P - Power Star Location |
    R - Red Coin            |
    x - blue platform       |
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    Mario will now need to stomp the Blue Coins Block, go forward to get 
    lined up, and then Wall Kick up to the highest passage (above the maze 
    area) while grabbing a Blue Coin [fifty-five] along the way.  If you 
    have done this as fast as possible, Mario can then go after the other 
    five Blue Coins [eight] spread out over this area as you go past the 
    Pink Bob-Omb to take the blue platform down.
    
    Now Mario should head for the Shadow Star (where the Red Coin Power Star 
    will appear) to get the Red Coin [eighty-two] on the ledge above.  Cross 
    the gap to jump up two ledges to go left towards a Fireballer (dodge the 
    attacks) to get a Red Coin [eighty-four] before retreating to the edge 
    of platform as you hop up to a higher ledge.  Go left to drop down a gap 
    as you grab the Red Coin [eighty-six] located there, re-trace your 
    steps, and then go left again to use the small step to Backflip off of 
    to get to the next platform up to grab the Red Coin [eighty-eight] 
    there.  Now jump to the left for a Red Coin [ninety], perform a Long 
    Jump to the left for another Red Coin [ninety-two], and then head back 
    to the right to slide down the slope to jump forward for the Red Coin 
    [ninety-four] to land on a ledge below, which is just above one more Red 
    Coin [ninety-six].  Now Mario will be ready to return to the spinning 
    platform area again.
    
    After jumping across the small platforms to reach the spinning 
    platforms, go left to find eight Coins [one hundred four] to make the 
    100 Coin Power Star appear!  If you wish to tempt the fates and go for 
    the high score, continue on to the next paragraph.
    
    Mario will jump to find a small platform where a new flying carpet 
    awaits Mario.  Immediately set Mario up to Backflip over the coming 
    barrier, jump on top of the next platform for a Coin [one hundred five] 
    riding the flying carpet to get a Coin [one hundred six] before jumping 
    up the small stairs.  Quickly touch the flying carpet in the small gap 
    before jumping to the next ledge to move by/destroy the Wooden Block 
    before rejoining the flying carpet.  Ride it to the end where the choice 
    of two flying carpets are presented, and you will choose the one on the 
    right for this Power Star.  However, as soon as you land from the jump 
    onto the flying carpet, perform another jump (Double Jump) to land on 
    the Donut Lifts above, followed by a Backflip to grab the five Coins 
    [one hundred eleven] while falling back to the flying carpet below (it 
    will not have moved yet).
    
    Ride this flying carpet forward until it meets the platform ahead, at 
    which point Mario should Backflip to the Donut Platform (they fall under 
    his weight) before turning 180 degrees to quickly perform another 
    Backflip to the platform above to then drop to the flying carpet.  Now 
    repeat this for the next set before riding the magic carpet into the 
    house.  However, you need to vacate the flying carpet to grab the five 
    Coins [one hundred sixteen] and until the Flamethrower in the fireplace 
    shoots once before re-boarding the flying carpet to leave the house.  
    Now Mario will be faced with the challenge of a couple platforms with 
    Amps patrolling on them for him to jump onto to wait for his flying 
    carpet to exit out from so he can re-board it before it disappears (grab 
    the five Coins [one hundred twenty-one]).  Now when Mario rides through 
    five Coins [one hundred twenty-six] before going down towards the middle 
    of the house again, leave the flying carpet to avoid a Flamethrower 
    attack, and then re-board once more to ride through the roof to find a 
    Yellow Block with a 1-Up Mushroom inside of it.
    
    Now Mario needs to return to the inside of the house, walk out onto the 
    balcony, and then go to the edge of it before Mario stops moving so he 
    can use the warp.  Mario will appear on a windy ledge where a Yellow 
    Block contains a 1-Up Mushroom, so head down the ledge to find a Donut 
    Lift for Mario to ride downwards to land on the small platforms near the 
    spinning platforms (a 1-Up Mushroom will fall down to Mario form the 
    Donut Lift maneuver).  Have Mario head across the spinning platforms to 
    the left to ride the flying carpet there past the obstacles in his path 
    to reach the fork in the rainbow road, this time moving onto the flying 
    carpet on the left.
    
    Mario will now need to ride this flying carpet up past the spinning 
    structure (be wary of the flames when you first start spiraling around 
    it) by jumping the swinging arms of it as you climb past it.  Now Mario 
    will need to jump over a few small platforms as they present themselves, 
    followed by Mario using a Double Jump off of the Donut Lifts to grab the 
    solid ledge above.  Now maneuver Mario onto the ship to kill the two 
    Bob-Ombs [one hundred twenty-eight], the eight Coins in the ring [one 
    hundred thirty-six], and kill the Lakitu [one hundred forty-one] before 
    entering the Cannon on the stern of the ship.  Aim Mario for the 
    absolute center of the rainbow circles before firing to land on the pole 
    on the ledge, followed by moving down to kill the Purple Bob-Omb [one 
    hundred forty-six], and then go bust the Yellow Block to make the sixth 
    Power Star appear to save your High Score!
    
    
    
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                                 =============
                                 QUICK PASSAGE
                                 =============
    
    Start off by jumping the gaps between the platforms to go get on top of 
    the moving block ledge before bypassing the metal box to go across the 
    tipsy platform (use the effects of Mario's weight to keep the ledge 
    relatively level) to the far side.  Run on up the hill to find a grey 
    stone path that is patrolled by a couple Goombas (OOOOOO!  REALLY 
    SCARY!), and the path will end when it reaches a spinning platform that 
    has an Amp guarding the way and a Yellow Block with a 1-Up Mushroom 
    inside.
    
    Mario will then find a Piranha Plant guarding the stone path up ahead 
    (near a Red Coin), which then leads to a wobbly board that is 
    manipulated so Mario can jump to an elevator set rotating around for 
    Mario to jump onto and ride.  Mario can take a shortcut by facing 
    towards the far ledge and then watch for the ledge above to run out so 
    Mario can perform a Backflip to reach that ledge above (join the 
    walkthrough in the next paragraph if you take this route).  Otherwise, 
    Mario will jump to the far ledge to go fake out a Whomp (just jump right 
    to his base and run underneath him as he attacks) to then find a ledge 
    where a Fireballer attacks.  Mario will need to go to that ledge, turn 
    around, and then run to perform a jump to the small ledge, followed by a 
    Double Jump to the high ledge to battle a Purple Bob-Omb.
    
    Mario will need to cross this windy path to hit the switch before 
    jumping the gap to climb the recently created stairs.  Mario will run up 
    the slope, stop short of the Flamethrower, reach the top, and then jump 
    past the next two Flamethrowers on the downslope or just wait for them 
    to die out before running down the slope.  A Piranha Plant attacks as he 
    starts across the chess board platform to find an arrow platform that 
    Mario must ride across the gap while jumping the blocks that obstruct 
    his path to find a couple Bob-Ombs waiting to greet him upon his 
    arrival.  Mario can get onto the pole on top of the blue slopes above 
    the Bob-Ombs, he can skip to the next paragraph of the walkthrough for a 
    neat shortcut.  Mario will then have to work past a spinning platform 
    with a Fireballer to find a couple Amps on another spinning platform 
    guarding the pole to the next floor of this area.
    
    Mario will see his old friends the Goombas waiting (no, not the Italian 
    Goombas!), followed by a pair of extending and retracting platforms on 
    opposite sides of the pole sticking up.  Mario will have the easiest 
    time of just jumping to the pole, followed by putting Mario's back 
    toward the far platform before performing a full jump to get there.  
    Mario will need to deal with a couple Bob-Ombs as he goes onto the stone 
    path to run by a Fireballer to find an elevator to board.  Here Mario 
    will need to be ready to jump to the next elevator on the left before 
    jumping left again to get back onto solid ground.  Mario will go to a 
    platform where Goombas and the vicious winds will assault Mario as he 
    crosses to the far side to climb the stairs to find the Pipe to the 
    final battle with the King Of The Koopas!
    
    Bowser will stomp into view with the creepy organ music blaring, so you 
    KNOW this fight is going to be far tougher than the previous ones with 
    the Koopa King!  Bowser will still have his fire breath attack (it has 
    the added blue flame attack that split up to snake out into various 
    directions), He can send out two waves of sonic energy when he mini-
    stomps the ground, and he can charge at Mario.  Mario will need to be 
    able to get behind Bowser to grab his tail, which is only possible while 
    Bowser is spewing flames or when Bowser does his charge.  Mario is then 
    required to spin the ANALOG Stick to make Bowser spin, and then throw 
    Bolwser into one of the waiting Bombs lining the platform (use LEFT C 
    Button and RIGHT C Button to see the Bombs easier).  However, Bowser 
    does not quit after one Bomb hit, nor does he quite after two Bomb hits.  
    After the second Bomb hit, run to the middle of the platform to wait for 
    Bowser to return and consequently stomp the platform to turn it into the 
    shape of a Power Star!  Now Mario will need to work in the much tighter 
    quarters to get Bowser by the tail and then throw him with super strong 
    accuracy because NO Bombs touch your platform anymore.  After landing 
    this final blow, Mario will have succeeded in his quest to save Princess 
    "Peach" Toadstool because Mario recovered the symbolic Power Star that 
    binds the other Power Stars together!  ENJOY THE ENDING!  YOU DESERVE 
    IT!
    
    
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                                RED COIN PASSAGE
                                ================
    
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------- Push the metal box backwards to be able to reach it
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------------------------------- On main path near a Piranha Plant
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------------------------------ On platform below first wobbly 
    platform on small ledge to the side
    ========================================================================
    [  ] - Carefully jump to the Red Coin at the top of the large slope area
    ========================================================================
    [  ] -------- While riding the arrow platform, jump to the high platform
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ---------------------------- On a spinning platform by a Fireballer
    ========================================================================
    [  ] ------------- On top of the pole on the main path after two Goombas
    ========================================================================
    [  ] --------- Check on the ledge below the bridge to the pipe to Bowser
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Start off by jumping the gaps between the platforms to go get on top of 
    the moving block ledge before pushing the metal box back the way you 
    came to then use it to get the Red Coin [one] floating above.  Now send 
    Mario across the tipsy platform (use the effects of Mario's weight to 
    keep the ledge relatively level) to the far side to then run on up the 
    hill to find a grey stone path that is patrolled by a couple Goombas 
    (OOOOOO!  REALLY SCARY!), and the path will end when it reaches a 
    spinning platform that has an Amp guarding the way and a Yellow Block 
    with a 1-Up Mushroom inside.
    
    Mario will then find a Piranha Plant guarding the stone path up ahead 
    where it guards a Red Coin [two], which then leads to the wobble 
    platform.  However, Take the small grey ledges to the platform far below 
    to look for a small ledge off of the main platform that contains a Red 
    Coin [three].  Climb back up from the lower platform to set foot onto 
    the wobble board to then run up it to jump to the elevator ahead.  Mario 
    can take a shortcut by facing towards the far ledge and then watch for 
    the ledge above to run out so Mario can perform a Backflip to reach that 
    ledge above (join the walkthrough in the next paragraph if you take this 
    route).  Otherwise, Mario will jump to the far ledge to go fake out a 
    Whomp (just jump right to his base and run underneath him as he attacks) 
    to then find a ledge where a Fireballer attacks.  Mario will need to go 
    to that ledge, turn around, and then run to perform a jump to the small 
    ledge, followed by a Double Jump to the high ledge to battle a Purple 
    Bob-Omb.
    
    Mario will need to cross this windy path to hit the switch before 
    jumping the gap to climb the recently created stairs.  Mario will run up 
    the slope, stop short of the Flamethrower, reach the top to carefully 
    grab the Red Coin [four], and then jump past the next two Flamethrowers 
    on the downslope or just wait for them to die out before running down 
    the slope.  A Piranha Plant attacks as he starts across the chess board 
    platform to find an arrow platform that Mario must ride across the gap 
    while jumping the blocks (taking the time to get the Red Coin [five] 
    from the higher block partway across) that obstruct his path to find a 
    couple Bob-Ombs waiting to greet him upon his arrival.  Mario will then 
    have to work past a spinning platform with a Fireballer  and a Red Coin 
    [six] to find a couple Amps on another spinning platform guarding the 
    pole to the next floor of this area.
    
    Go past or kill the Goombas that greet Mario, Long Jump to the pole, 
    climb to the top and put Mario facing away from far platform (grabbing 
    the Red Coin [seven] in the process), and then hop tot the far ledge.  
    Mario will need to deal with a couple Bob-Ombs as he goes onto the stone 
    path to run by a Fireballer to find an elevator to board.  Here Mario 
    will need to be ready to jump to the next elevator on the left before 
    jumping left again to get back onto solid ground.  Mario will go to a 
    platform where Goombas and the vicious winds will assault Mario as he 
    crosses to the far side to find the stairs past the Spinner heart.  Jump 
    to the ledge below the stair bridge to go underneath to find the Red 
    Coin [eight] to make the Power Star appear near the Pipe!  Go grab it 
    and save your progress before go down the Pipe to the final battle with 
    the King Of The Koopas!
    
    Bowser will stomp into view with the creepy organ music blaring, so you 
    KNOW this fight is going to be far tougher than the previous ones with 
    the Koopa King!  Bowser will still have his fire breath attack (it has 
    the added blue flame attack that split up to snake out into various 
    directions), He can send out two waves of sonic energy when he mini-
    stomps the ground, and he can charge at Mario.  Mario will need to be 
    able to get behind Bowser to grab his tail, which is only possible while 
    Bowser is spewing flames or when Bowser does his charge.  Mario is then 
    required to spin the ANALOG Stick to make Bowser spin, and then throw 
    Bolwser into one of the waiting Bombs lining the platform (use LEFT C 
    Button and RIGHT C Button to see the Bombs easier).  However, Bowser 
    does not quit after one Bomb hit, nor does he quite after two Bomb hits.  
    After the second Bomb hit, run to the middle of the platform to wait for 
    Bowser to return and consequently stomp the platform to turn it into the 
    shape of a Power Star!  Now Mario will need to work in the much tighter 
    quarters to get Bowser by the tail and then throw him with super strong 
    accuracy because NO Bombs touch your platform anymore.  After landing 
    this final blow, Mario will have succeeded in his quest to save Princess 
    "Peach" Toadstool because Mario recovered the symbolic Power Star that 
    binds the other Power Stars together!  ENJOY THE ENDING!  YOU DESERVE 
    IT!
    
    
    
    
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    Along with the Caps and Bowsers stages that are covered in the actual 
    walkthrough for the regular stages and such, there are several Secret 
    Stars throughout the castle itself, and I, Zoop, am here to help you 
    recover those stars in order to find Yoshi up on the rooftop for that 
    ultra lame prize!
    
    
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                                   CASTLE 1
                                   ========
    
    In the basement, walk through the corridors, and you will eventually 
    reach the door that leads to the metallic pit that is Hazy Maze Cave. Do 
    not go it, but instead, look around for Toad. Once you have found him, 
    talk to him, and he will simply GIVE you a Star. Simple as that, eh?
    
    
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                                   CASTLE 2
                                   ========
    
    On the second floor of the castle (not the one that you enter from the 
    outside), there is another Toad that will simply give you a Star by just 
    talking to him. He is in the portrait room corridor. Talk to him, and 
    you get a Star. That simple, eh?
    
    
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                                   CASTLE 3
                                   ========
    
    On the third floor, right next to the Tick Tock Clock entrance, you will 
    discover that yet another Toad has shown up, and he has a present! No, 
    no, it's not a swift kick in the crotch, but it is another Star! Just 
    simply start a conversation with him, and he will fork it over, because 
    he is awfully nice like that and stuff.
    
    
                                   ========
                                   CASTLE 4
                                   ========
    
    More notably called the "Bunny Quest," it is still located inside of the 
    castle, and thus, that is why I say it is a Castle Star. Start out in 
    the basement area, and go through the wooden door at the end of the 
    winding hall. You will be greeted by a fork in the path, so take it 
    right, and begin running. You will now see a bunny (named M.I.P.S.) that 
    is dead ahead. You must capture this bunny by picking him up, or the 
    easier method is diving into him.
    
    You will proceed to chase him. He will run in a circle, and go to the 
    left (where you came from). Continue to follow him, as he rounds the 
    corner that Toad is in down here. You can attempt to dive right now to 
    grab him, but it is unlikely. When you follow him this time, he will be 
    in the same place, but he will run over to the right instead of 
    straight, and make his way around. He will run towards Shifting Sand 
    Land's entrance, so make an effort to capture him before he reaches 
    there, as it is easy to jump into that level's entrance instead of grab 
    him. After you capture him, he will give you the Star. Congratulations!
    
    
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                                   CASTLE 5
                                   ========
    
    After 50 Power Stars, you will have to perform the old rabbit thing 
    again. Start out in the basement area, and go through the wooden door at 
    the end of the winding hall. You will be greeted by a fork in the path, 
    so take it right, and begin running. You will now see a bunny (named 
    M.I.P.S.) that is dead ahead. You must capture this bunny by picking him 
    up, or the easier method is diving into him.
    
    You will proceed to chase him. He will run in a circle, and is extremely 
    fast compared to the last version that you had to face. Go to the left 
    (where you came from). Continue to follow him, as he rounds the corner 
    that Toad is in down here. You can attempt to dive right now to grab 
    him, but it is unlikely. When you follow him this time, he will be in 
    the same place, but he will run over to the right instead of straight, 
    and make his way around. He will run towards Shifting Sand Land's 
    entrance, so make an effort to capture him before he reaches there, as 
    it is easy to jump into that level's entrance instead of grab him. After 
    you capture him, he will give you the Star. Congratulations!
    
    
                           ======================
                           PRINCESS' SECRET SLIDE
                           ======================
    
    From the main hall, go up the staircase directly at the center of the 
    room, and go to the door on the right. If you have at least 1 Star, you 
    will be prompted to unlock the door. Afterwards, you will enter a small 
    room that has three stained-glass windows of the Princess (or "Peach," 
    whatever her new name was in this game). Jump into the stained-glass 
    window to the right to reach this Secret Star area.
    
    As we start off, Mario will be dropped from the sky. Long way down, eh? 
    Head over to the right slightly to find a Blue Coin Button. Butt-Slam 
    onto it to activate the Blue Coins... But where are they at? Move 
    straight-forward to reach the Princess' Secret Slide. Oh boy! Collect 
    the yellow coins in orderly fashion as you slide down. I suggest diving 
    onto the slide to increase your speed.
    
    Here comes Brian with some crafty ASCII art to spice up the FAQ. You 
    give me an object and he could map it. Take it away, Bri-Guy...
    
    NOTE: No Coins will be marked on this slide, just because it is not for 
    an official Course count.  The 1-Up Mushroom will be marked.
    
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    You will notice a small trail of Blue Coins that are worth five regular 
    coins each as you slide down, and if you followed the regular, yellow 
    coins, you should collect them all before the time expires. As you 
    probably have noticed by now, you are racing down this slide to reach 
    the exit in under/on the time listed on the upper right-hand corner of 
    the screen. The time limit is EXACTLY 21 Seconds. Get under that.
    
    This may take a few tries, but just follow my tips, and you should be 
    okay on it. After you have collected the Blue Coins that popped up since 
    you pounded in the Blue Coin Button, you will be presented with a steady 
    turn to the left. Try not to get ahead of this turn, as if you do, you 
    will likely run straight into the wall, ruining your chances of breaking 
    the time limit of 21 seconds on the dot.
    
    After you round this corner swiftly, yet successfully, you will be 
    greeted by a huge lift up, and an even bigger let down. Whee! Like a 
    rollercoaster! Now, soon after this, you will have to slide along a turn 
    that moderately turns to the right. Do NOT make this as a sharp turn; if 
    you do, you will, without a doubt, fall off. 
    
    Soon after this, a 1-Up Mushroom will appear to the left (after you have 
    made the long and winding turn). If you do not take it, it will fall off 
    to the left of the slide. It is up to you; you may risk a half of a 
    second grabbing it, considering you will lose a bit of speed doing so. I 
    know a half of a second doesn't sound like much, but trust me, it 
    definitely is.
    
    You should have around 13 seconds on your timer by now. After the whole 
    1-Up gag, you will encounter another steep hill, and a less-than-above-
    average drop, which I sorta guess that makes it an average drop. Heh. 
    Quick! Turn to the left and position yourself in the middle, and 
    slightly turn back to the right when the time comes, but still lean 
    towards the middle. Again, turn to the left, but stay towards the 
    middle. Whew. Sharp turns suck, but staying near the center of the slide 
    will DEFINITELY help on your time.
    
    The exit is straight ahead, so pull forward (hold up) and hold onto your 
    britches. After you have crossed the line and defeated the time limited, 
    bust open the exclamation point crate to reveal a Star! Yeehaw! Oh yeah, 
    take that other Star on the platform before the crate Star, as it is the 
    most important one. You will receive the Star in the box no matter what, 
    but the Star simply floating is rewarded by breaking the time limit. To 
    get the Crate Power Star, simply go back through without worrying over 
    the time limit. Two Stars in one stage. Gotta love it.
    
    
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                               SECRET AQUARIUM
                               ===============
    
    To reach the Secret Aquarium, you must go to the right of the start, and 
    into the door that leads to the portrait of Jolly Roger Bay. Once you 
    have reached inside of this room, you will have to align yourself 
    towards the left, and begin performing a double jump towards the right. 
    You will notice a black hole in the wall. You will have to jump inside 
    of that to reach the Secret Aquarium. You can find a 1-Up Mushroom 
    inside of the hole on the opposite end.
    
    Once inside, you will soon realize a small objective that you must 
    perform. You will have to collect the eight Red Coins in this secret 
    level, and collect the Star towards the bottom of the stage. Begin 
    swimming  straight ahead to collect the first Red Coin [one]. From here, 
    turn to the left, and begin swimming yet again. Go through the first 
    ring of coins to collect the Red Coin [two].
    
    Turn slightly towards the left yet again, and you will soon encounter 
    another ring of coins with a Red Coin in the center. Go through to 
    collect the third Red Coin [three]. Once again, ever-so-slightly turn 
    towards the left, and you will encounter yet another ring of coins with 
    a Red Coin in the center. Once again, take the Red Coin [four]. If you 
    need some air, simply collect a coin or two to refill Mario's poor 
    lungs. 
    
    From here, turn to go towards the bottom. Swim forwards as you go down, 
    and you will notice a Red Coin in the upper right-hand corner on the 
    flooring. Collect it [five], and begin trailing over towards the upper 
    left-hand corner. Yet again, take the Red Coin here [six]. Begin 
    swimming to the next two corners, and collect the Red Coins that rest 
    there [seven and eight]. This will reveal the Star in the center of the 
    flooring. Take it to complete the task! Oh yeah, and this music kicks 
    ass.
    
    
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                                WING CAP HEAVEN
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    [  ] ---------------------------------------------- On starting platform
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    [  ] ---------------- Cloud to the left of dark cloud with 1-Up Mushroom
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    [  ] ----------------------- On pink floating platform with Pink Bob-Omb
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    [  ] --------------------- Aim far right with the first cannon, on cloud
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    [  ] ---------------------------- Inside of a dark cloud high in the air
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    [  ] ---------------------------- Hanging on one of the green poles that 
    dangle from bottom of a platform
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    [  ] -------------------------- On top cloud of stage, above Red Coin #6
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    [  ] -------------------------- On top cloud of stage, above Red Coin #6
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    Ugh, I forgot how much I hated this goddamn stage. Brian stuck me with 
    this one ON PURPOSE!!! Anyways, you can reach it by going to the attic, 
    where Tick Tock Clock and Rainbow Ride are located at, and going through 
    the other window opposite of Rainbow Ride's window. Try to avoid death 
    in this stage, as you will be dropped off on the OUTSIDE of the castle, 
    in the water. Son of a...
    
    Starting out, walk over behind you and collect an easy Red Coin [one], 
    then bust open the red exclamation point box and equip the Wing Cap that 
    comes out of it. Perform a triple jump, and begin gliding towards the 
    pink solid platform that is floating down below the one that you start 
    out on.
    
    Once you safely land on this platform, triple jump yet again and glide 
    your way through the dark cloud to the right for the extra life, and 
    land on the next cloud with a red exclamation point box and a Red Coin 
    [two]. Collect the Red Coin, and triple jump to glide down to the next 
    pink floating platform.
    
    Once you have safely landed on this pink floating platform, collect the 
    Red Coin [three] and walk over to the Pink Bob-Omb. Talk to him, and he 
    will release the locks on all of the cannons in the stage. Sweet! There 
    is a 1-Up Mushroom at the top of the green pole on this platform, if you 
    desire it. Walk over and bust open the red exclamation point box, and 
    collect the Wing Cap inside. Now you can safely load yourself into the 
    cannon.
    
    Aim yourself inside of the cannon over towards the far right (as far as 
    it will go), and launch yourself. Once you straight out, turn around and 
    you will notice a Red Coin [four] on a cloud with a red exclamation 
    point box overhead. Land and collect the Red Coin that rests here, then 
    break open the red exclamation point box and equip the fresh Wing Cap.
    
    Triple jump and begin gliding towards the pink floating platform with 
    the first cannon again. Be extremely careful as you glide your way over 
    there. Once you land, crack open the red exclamation point box and equip 
    another fresh Wing Cap, then jump into the cannon at center. Aim the 
    cannon towards the right yet again, but land on the center platform to 
    the left this time.
    
    Bust open the red exclamation point box, and collect the fresh Wing Cap 
    inside of it. Now triple jump yet again, and glide over to the pink 
    floating platform now that the cannon is open. Quickly rush inside of 
    the cannon, and aim for the dark cloud straight ahead (aim high), and 
    launch yourself out of it. You will likely pass it, but once you are 
    leveled out, go back around and go through the dark cloud to collect the 
    Red Coin [five] inside of it.
    
    Make your way around to the center platform once again, and break open 
    the red exclamation point for a new Wing Cap to put on, since the other 
    one may be close to wearing out by now. From here, glide down once again 
    to the cannon, and aim to the high left, where you spot several green 
    poles dangling down from the cloud. Direct Mario to the short, center 
    pole to reach the Red Coin [six].
    
    Glide back over to that cannon yet again, and dive inside of it. Aim 
    towards the left, back where you got the sixth Red Coin, but aim VERY 
    high into the air. Launch yourself into the air, and glide upwards. 
    Above the green poles, and on top of the cloud there are two Red Coins. 
    Land on the cloud and collect both of the Red Coins [seven and eight]. 
    
    Now run over and break open the yellow exclamation point box, and take 
    the 1-Up Mushroom inside. With this done, break open the red exclamation 
    point box and equip the fresh Wing Cap. Triple jump, and begin gliding 
    down to the "main" platform. Collect the Power Star that has appeared 
    due to the eight Red Coins being collected, and exit the stage!
    
    
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                             WING CAP SWITCH COURSE
                             ======================
    
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    [  ] ---------------------------- Straight ahead, in spiral leading left
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    [  ] ---------------------------- Straight ahead, in spiral leading left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 1 and 2, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 1 and 2, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 3 and 4, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 3 and 4, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 5 and 6, to the left
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Below Red Coins 5 and 6, to the left
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    Once you have ten (10) Stars, go to the center of the main hall, where 
    the sun is beating down from the painting on the ceiling. Go into first 
    person view, and look up to discover a hidden stage. This is where you 
    can unlock the Wing Cap for use whenever you see a red exclamation point 
    box anywhere! As the stage starts off, you will notice a few coins over 
    to the right. These coins will spiral downwards, following a trail of 
    eight Red Coins. You will have to pull down (up on the Control Stick) to 
    manage to reach most of the coins. 
    
    This is all about skill; not what a strategy guide can help you with. 
    Stay calm, and do not hug up too much (down on the Control Stick), as it 
    will ruin your flight. To catch an extra boost of speed, you can pull up 
    on the Control Stick, and then level yourself back out to gain a wind 
    boost to glide through the air. If you miss a Red Coin, make a 360 
    degree turn to reach the area again, and level yourself out. 
    
    Keep in mind that the Wing Cap will wear out quickly, so if you miss a 
    Red Coin around three times, the Wing Cap will wear off, and you will 
    fall to your exit. Once you have come to a safe landing, head over to 
    the big red button and pound it into the ground to activate the Wing 
    Cap. Afterwards, grab that lovely little Star from the center of the 
    platform, and jump off to exit the area.
    
    
                          ========================
                          VANISH CAP SWITCH COURSE
                          ========================
    
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] --------------------------------------------------- See ASCII Chart
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    [  ] ------------------------------- First moving platform set, very top
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    [  ] ------------------- On the teeter-totter in the middle of the stage
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    [  ] ----------------- On third set of moving platforms, high in the air
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    [  ] -------------------------------------------------- Near blue switch
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    Ahhhh, another good old cap in the trinity. Okay, to reach the Vanish 
    Cap Switch Course, you will need to have defeated the first Bowser, and 
    have at least eight Power Stars to your good name. Now that we have the 
    basics out of the way, let us get to the good stuff, shall we?
    
    Start out by running into the main hall of the castle from the outside 
    starting point. From here, on the first floor, you will notice that 
    there are two different wooden doors on each side of the main staircase, 
    but they will both lead to the same exact area. Enter one of the two, 
    and then drop down to the stairway off to the side.
    
    Begin descending the stairway, and once you have reached the bottom of 
    the stairs, go through the door with the big keyhole on the front of it. 
    After this, you will notice that there is a dark hall to the right. Go 
    through the winding hall until you eventually reach a door. Go through 
    the door to reach the next dimly lit corridor.
    
    Once inside of this area, you can go to the right at the starting fork 
    in the path, and take it to the right yet again once this path ends. You 
    will notice a regular old wooden door that is to the right yet again. 
    Starting to sound redundant, eh? Go through this door, and you will 
    notice some water that is filled inside of a pool. 
    
    Jump right in, and swim through to the other side. Once you have reached 
    this side, jump out on the left side, and jump over to the first pillar 
    in the water. Perform a ground pound (Jump button + Z trigger) to lower 
    it. Now, jump over to the second pillar in the water, and perform 
    another ground pound onto it. This will lower the water in the moat.
    
    Fall down, and take a step outside via the steel door straight ahead. 
    Trail over towards the right, and you will soon find an empty hole in 
    the ground that is far from where you exited the "moat deflating" room 
    from. Fall into this hole to begin the Vanish Cap Switch Course.
    
    As you begin the switch course, you will be greeted with an introduction 
    screen that I dunno what the hell it says because I (Zoop) am playing 
    the Japanese version of the game. Oh well. Instead of explaining this in 
    a very complicated manner, I have created an ASCII map of the whole 
    thing that I feel would be better used instead of very complicated 
    instructions; and remember, obtaining the Red Coins are MUCH MORE 
    IMPORTANT THAN THE 1-UP MUSHROOMS. Thank you.
    
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    --\_1_/---------------------------
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    ---------\_2_/--------------------
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    ---------------------\_!_/--------
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    ------------\_3_/-----------------
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    -------------\_4_/----------------
    ---------\_5_/------\_6_/---------
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    1 = Red Coin
    2 = Red Coin
    3 = 1-Up
    4 = Red Coin
    5 = 1-Up
    6 = Red Coin
    ! = Exclamation Point Block containing 1-Up
    
    Whew. That took a lot of time. Anyways, start off by jumping off to the 
    left, and land where the first Red Coin is. Collect it [one], and jump 
    off to the right a slight bit to land where number 2 is on the ASCII 
    chart. Any health that you lose from falling will soon be regained once 
    you collect the Red Coin on this platform [two].
    
    Jump over to the far right, and you will reach a platform that is 
    slightly smaller in width, but longer in length, that contains an 
    exclamation point block with a 1-Up Mushroom inside of it. After you 
    have collected the extra life, jump back over to the left to land where 
    number 3 is located on the ASCII chart. You can collect another extra 
    life here.
    
    Fall down to the right just slightly, and hug the left back a tad bit to 
    land on the platform with the Red Coin [three]. Remember, to come to a 
    swift stop, jump as you slide on your stomach on a flat surface. 
    Afterwards, there is an extra life to the left that we can avoid, so 
    jump over to the right to collect the fourth Red Coin [four, duh] 
    instead, as we are in more of a dire need for it instead of another 
    extra life, yanno?
    
    Once you have reached the lower platform where the slide ends, watch out 
    for the two Fireballers down below here, if the Vanish Cap has worn off 
    already, which it likely has. Go over to the right of this platform, and 
    you will soon discover a line of coins in between four Fireballers, so 
    quickly follow the string of coins. Jump onto the wooden teeter-totter.
    
    Stand towards the bottom side for a second or two (enough for the teeter 
    totter to lift up so that you can reach the next platform), and quickly 
    double jump up to the platform. There will be a Fireballer surrounded by 
    an Amp enemy that will spin in circles; get close, and get electrocuted. 
    Carry onward, and jump to the next platform.
    
    Bust open the exclamation point block to reveal some coins stashed away 
    here. To the right, you will notice several rotating platforms that look 
    to be a very nasty way for us to die whilst having collected four of the 
    eight Red Coins already. In other words, you are simply going to despise 
    the living hell out of this area, if you are slow with the controller.
    
    Start out by jumping onto one of the two rotating platforms heavily, to 
    the point where you will not get caught by clinging to the ledge. After 
    this, wait until the rotating platform takes you to the highest 
    available point on the right before it tips over, and grab the Red Coin 
    [five] from mid-air as you land on the second wooden teeter totter in 
    this stage.
    
    Walk over by jumping continually, over and over again, to the right side 
    of the teeter totter, ever-so gently, at that. Double jump to collect 
    the next Red Coin, which is high in the air on the right side of the 
    teeter totter [six]. After that, jump over to the higher rotating 
    platforms to the right, but only after you have elevated the teeter 
    totter to fit your situation.
    
    From here, very carefully adjust yourself to leap over to the next 
    rotating platform (not the next set, just the next one) before the one 
    that you are on decides to flip over to the other side, which would be 
    very bad, and send you tumbling to your death. Not good. From here, 
    quickly jump over to the next set of rotating platforms before you have 
    to repeat what you just completed.
    
    Simply wait on this rotating platform until it begins to come back 
    around. You will soon spot the shadow of the next Red Coin on the 
    rotating platform that you are on. Double jump to collect it [seven], 
    and then quickly cling onto the next rotating platform to the right of 
    where you currently are. 
    
    Quickly jump over to the solid grounds to the right. You will now see 
    that wonderful big, blue switch. Jump on top of it to activate the 
    Vanish Caps all across the stages and beyond. Oh so lovely! Afterwards, 
    hit the Vanish Cap block to the left, and run towards the right, and 
    then down to collect the last Red Coin [eight]. Adjust your camera 
    angle, and run through the wire fences that block the Power Star with 
    the Vanish Cap still equipped. Collect the Power Star to finish this 
    awfully frustrating sub-stage!
    
    
                           =======================
                           METAL CAP SWITCH COURSE
                           =======================
    
    Please note that the first section of this is the directions to pass 
    through Hazy Maze Cave to find the Metal Cap Switch Course.  If you know 
    the way, just skip past those directions
    
    Now Mario will see large Boulders tumbling down a small slope ahead, but 
    in between is a large hole that swallows these Boulders.  Mario will 
    have a choice of going along the left route (Long Jump to the Spinning 
    Heart, followed by a Long Jump to the ground near the slope with the 
    Boulders) or the right path (fight a Spider as you move around the 
    outside ledge, past a door, and then a simple jump to the ground by the 
    slope with the Boulders).  Now that you are here, start up the left side 
    of the slope, picking your way up the hill past the Boulders, using the 
    halfway point cubby hole as a good spot to rest (Coin to recover lost 
    Power Meter), and then you will finally reach the top.  Now you will be 
    able to go through a door too find a ring of Coins, a Yellow Block 
    containing a 1-Up Mushroom, a Power Star that is caged off from Mario, 
    and an elevator pad for Mario to ride down to the sub-caverns.
    
    Mario can either ride the elevator down to the rocky floor below, or 
    Mario can be daring and jump off the elevator, only to use the Ground 
    Stomp to avoid taking any damage (it is really funny to jump from so 
    high and take NO damage!).  Now Mario will see a smooth path leading 
    down to the water, which is a large underground lake!  Mario will need 
    to once again seek out the services of the Sea Monster, so send him to 
    get onto the back of the beast, ride it around the underground lake (do 
    this through the facing towards the door that you need to go to, which 
    is located high on a ledge with a wire dock) , and then Ground Stomp the 
    Sea Monster before moving up to the head to wait for it to rise.  Now 
    Mario should hop onto the wire dock, hop to the ledge, and then pass 
    through the metal door to take a winding path to find a liquid metal-
    like portal that will take Mario to find the...
    
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    Metal Cap Switch Course
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Small cubbyhole room past the bridge
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    [  ] ------------------------------ Small cubbyhole room past the bridge
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    [  ] ----------------------------- On the same ledge as the Green Switch
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    [  ] ----------------------------- On the same ledge as the Green Switch
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    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
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    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
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    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
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    [  ] ------------------------ In the water around the Green Switch ledge
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    Mario will start off as Metal Mario, so a quick word on that.  Mario 
    will be invulnerable with this Cap on, he will sink rather quickly in 
    water (impossible to swim), and it will last for a limited time.  Also 
    remember that at any time Mario falls into the swift flowing water (sans
    Metal Cap of course), he will need to either swim to the left side of 
    the cave (based on his facing along with the current as he is swept 
    away) to get onto the lower ledge there to start his charge anew, or 
    just run to this area if he is Metal Mario.  Remember, if you are washed 
    away, you will need to re-enter to complete the tasks you have to do 
    here.
    
    With this in mind, charge up the hall, jumping into the Snifits to kill 
    them, hop across the water to kill another Snifit, and then continue 
    hopping the stream to find a narrow bridge for Mario to traverse 
    (carefully) to the far side.  Now you will see a small cubby of a room 
    where a 1-Up Mushroom and two red Coins [one] [two], turning to go 
    across the two ledges to find two more Red Coins [three] [four] along 
    with the Green Switch (knock it down to fill in the Green blocks around 
    the castle).  Now Mario should go back one ledge, collect another Metal 
    Cap, and then hit the water to collect the four Red Coins [five] [six] 
    [seven] [eight] around the Green Switch ledge area to make the Power 
    Star appear in the ring of Coins near the waterfall!  Now send Mario to 
    grab it, but if you fear your Metal Cap will run out, head above water 
    to collect another for the collection process!
    
    
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                     BOWSER IN THE DARK WORLD's RED COINS
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    [  ] --------- Trip the switch and go out on wooden block near the first 
    flamethrower
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    [  ] ------- Trip the switch and head back to start to use wooden blocks
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    [  ] ----------- Hiding behind a crystal on a slope with an Amp guarding
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    [  ] --------------------- The second side of the moving yellow platform
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    [  ] -- Floating by the moving platforms past the moving yellow platform
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    [  ] --- After the dual set of moving platforms, go across narrow bridge
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    [  ] -------------------------------------- Look above the wobble boards
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    [  ] ----------------------------- Look to the side of the wobble boards
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    Head down the slope here to cross the gap, courtesy of the plank (or 
    just Long Jump instead) to find a flamethrower burning the air above the 
    path.  Wait for the flames to subside before tripping the switch here 
    and turning right to quickly grab the Red Coin [one] courtesy of the 
    wooden block that appeared before jumping back to the solid platform 
    (away from the flames).  Now run back to the start quickly to go out on 
    the wooden blocks to get the Red Coin [two] and then return to solid 
    ground quickly.  Just note that the time for collecting these two red 
    Coins may prove to be too tough to do on one timer, so you may wish to 
    collect one, wait for the timer to run out, and then re-start it to get 
    the second one.
    
    Head down the slope here to cross the gap, courtesy of the plank (or 
    just Long Jump instead) to find a flamethrower burning the air above the 
    path.  Wait for the flames to subside before heading down the lope to 
    get onto the moving platforms, and ride across the gap.  Now run up the 
    slope ahead, stopping just short of the flat portion ahead to allow the 
    flamethrower to stop before going to the next slope to beat Mario's feet 
    up to the top of the structure.
    
    You will need to get onto the ferris wheel set of platforms here, riding 
    the structure to the far side to find three Goombas guarding a Yellow 
    Block, which contains a 1-Up Mushroom.  Now Mario will need to venture 
    across a small bridge that leads to a twisty path where Amps will circle 
    small crystal formations.  You will run up this slope, either 
    jumping/running around the crystals, trying to steer clear of the 
    hovering Amps electrical charge, and be sure to grab the Red Coin.
    
    Now Mario needs to wait for the yellow platform to ahead to extend out 
    so he can set foot onto it, followed by going across it as it retracts 
    to get onto the solid grey platform with the Yellow Block (Coins).  Now 
    Mario should edge forward till he hangs on the edge of the platform and 
    then drop down to get the Red Coin [four] while the yellow platform is 
    extended before hopping back to the grey platform to be safe.  Now use a 
    small jump to go to the platform below (if you jump too short or just 
    walk off, Mario will grab the grey platform, wasting valuable time for 
    crossing the gap ahead with the moving platform fully extended), and he 
    should quickly hop across to the next platform to wait for a moving 
    platform to present itself so he can ride it to get the Red Coin [five] 
    hovering in the one corner before hopping to a moving platform in the 
    next set of moving platforms to gain a ride to the far side.
    
    Once Mario arrives at the solid platform, take care of the Goomba before 
    turning to the right to go across the narrow bridge here to deal with a 
    circling Amp as some Coins, a red Coin [six], and a yellow block 
    containing a 1-Up Mushroom present themselves.  Now retrace your steps 
    back to the platform you came from, continuing in the same direction to 
    find the wobble boards.  Mario will need to jump to these things, using 
    his weight to tip them so that the needed height will be met so he can 
    get to the next wobble board.  However, if he does tip it too far, he 
    will be unable to get up to the next wobble board because his slope is 
    too much for him to run up.  Mario's goal here is to get onto the second 
    wobble board, move to the far side, and then tip the wobble board so 
    Mario can run up it to jump to the ledge above (between the two wobble 
    boards).
    
    Once Mario is on this ledge, grab the 1-Up Mushroom before using a Long 
    Jump to the next ledge to find a Red Coin [seven].  Now Mario should 
    Long Jump across the two high ledges here, followed by dropping down to 
    the ledge below (line up using the support column for your ledge) to get 
    a Red Coin [eight], making the Power Star appear near the pipe to 
    Bowser!  Now Mario needs to fight the two Goombas before climbing the 
    platforms leading to the higher area.  Trip the switch here, causing the 
    slope to become stairs, and then quickly head up the steps before the 
    switch timer runs out to grab the Power Star! 
    
    
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                      BOWSER IN THE FIRE SEA's RED COINS
                      ==================================
    
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    [  ] -------- On wire floored platform suspended in air near first Bully
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    [  ] ---------------- On first teeter-totter platform, right side in air
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    [  ] --------------------- In caged box, upper right-hand corner, in air
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    [  ] ------------------------------------- Underneath caged box elevator
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    [  ] ------------------ On middle tier slanted platform area, with Bully
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    [  ] ---------- On second to last raising/lowering platform, high in air
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    [  ] ---------- Near the last flamethrower unit on lava covered platform
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    [  ] -------------------------------- Jump off of 1-Up Mushroom platform
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    Start the stage off by walking towards the right. Go down the sloping 
    hill, and jump onto the black caged platform. Ride it a little ways, and 
    then jump onto the platform in front of you. Jump over to the 1-Up 
    Mushroom, and then jump back over to the black caged platform once it 
    resurfaces to the right.
    
    Once again, you will have to jump over to someplace else in comparison 
    to boiling in the lava as the black caged platform sinks below, so jump 
    over to the yellow wobbly platform on the left, and collect the lone 
    coin if you need health. Jump over to the next yellow wobbly platform to 
    the right, collect the coin, and jump back over to the black caged 
    platform once it resurfaces on the right side this time.
    
    At this time, you will have to jump off of the black caged platform, and 
    to the right, where you will find a row of three lava covered platforms. 
    Cross them, and a Bully enemy will greet you on the next platform. 
    Simply jump into the air slightly, and bump him with your body on the 
    way down until he falls off and into the lava. 
    
    Once you have destroyed the Bully on this platform, you will notice a 
    wire flooring that expands in the background. Begin walking up the wire 
    flooring, and walking around the holes in the wire flooring to the left 
    as you carry on, and you will soon notice that there is a Red Coin in 
    the center on the platform that is missing. Jump and collect it [one] 
    over the platform without falling in. Collect the coins around this, and 
    backtrack towards the right.
    
    Afterwards, walk towards the right a bit further, and you will discover 
    three Goombas that walk amongst the dust. Punch them in the face once 
    they get a bit closer, and laugh at them. Take their coins, and continue 
    to the right. You will soon find a caged pole platform that will rise 
    up, and then lower back into the lava; worst of all, an Amp enemy buzzes 
    around the pole as it is lowered.
    
    Jump onto the pole as it begins going up, and quickly kick off to the 
    right. Bust open the crate here and collect the three coins that come 
    out for some health, if needed (there was a heart container spinner down 
    below, though). Jump over to the left side, and keep walking across the  
    teeter-totter platforms until you notice a Red Coin. Collect it [two], 
    and carry on without falling (walk in the middle to avoid falling off) 
    until you find another pole.
    
    Leap onto the pole that rests here, and start climbing up the pole. At 
    the top, you will collect a 1-Up Mushroom if you perform a hand-stand on 
    the top of the pole (press Up once you have reached the top). Kick off, 
    and you will notice a Red Coin in the upper right-hand corner that you 
    can reach via a double jump [three]. Begin walking towards the left. You 
    will soon discover an elevator platform that will take you to the top of 
    the next area. Do not enter it just yet, and instead, let it go up, but 
    stay on the ground. You will see a Red Coin [four] where the elevator 
    platform was. Jump off and collect it, and then backtrack to the 
    elevator.
    
    This time, take the elevator platform to the top. Once you have reached 
    the top of this area, begin walking slowly towards the right. You will 
    find that there is a platform that will slide in and out of the platform 
    that you are currently standing on, so you must walk across it once it 
    goes to the other side. Jump over to the other side, if you do not make 
    it in time. And watch out for that pesky flamethrower unit, as well.
    
    Run up the slanted platform, and you will notice that there is a board 
    that leads to the background. Take the board to the back, and up the 
    platform to the left. Up here, you will find a Bully guarding a Red 
    Coin. Knock the Bully off, and collect the Red Coin [five]. Backtrack, 
    and run down the slanted platform on the other side this time. Jump into 
    the air underneath the ceiling cage, and hold the Jump Button to cling 
    onto the ceiling of the cage. Climb to the left slowly, and release the 
    button to drop down. This stage is like one of those military workout 
    camps, I say.
    
    On the other side of the ceiling cage reverse-platform, continue running 
    to the left, and you will soon cross a pair of two shifting platforms. 
    Take it slowly as you cross them, and play it smart by crossing them, 
    from the middle, and once the platform are crossing each others' paths 
    in the center, as well.
    
    Once on the other side of the crossing paths shifting platforms, 
    continue trailing along to the left, and you will encounter a couple (2) 
    of Bully enemies that will want to brawl with you, so knock them off of 
    the ledges by throwing a few punches their way. After this, walk up the 
    platform to the left.
    
    These platforms will rise, and lower, depending on how long you sit 
    there. You will notice the shadow of a box in the sky overhead, so wait 
    patiently near the shadow, and perform a backflip to hit the box early, 
    and collect the 1-Up Mushroom inside of it. Afterwards, walk upwards 
    towards the right, and fall through the hole to collect a row of coins 
    that trail down here.
    
    Backtrack up the raising/lowering platform after you have collected the 
    line of coins on the way down, and climb up the next raising/lowering 
    platform, and you will see the shadow of a Red Coin on this platform. 
    Collect it when it comes around [six], and take it to the next 
    raising/lowering platform. You will eventually reach a long grey 
    platform, so wait until it moves all the way to the top, where you can 
    jump off to the left.
    
    Once you have reached the next set of platforms, walk left, and then 
    carry along towards the top of the platform. Watch out for the 
    Fireballer enemy, and run up the steep slope to the right once you make 
    it over there. You will eventually come to a platform with the Bob-Omb 
    enemy, as well as a yellow exclamation point box overhead. Pick up the 
    Bob-Omb and throw him into the lava, and then burst open the exclamation 
    point box to reveal some coins.
    
    You will now have to cross over a series of lava covered platforms that 
    have obstacles over them, or connected with them. The first lava covered 
    platform is clear, however, the second contains a flamethrower unit. 
    After you pass that, the third will have an Amp enemy buzzing over the 
    ground. The fourth lava covered platform has yet another flamethrower 
    unit with a Red Coin [seven] near the unit itself. The last lava covered 
    platform is fine.
    
    From the last lava covered platform, jump over to the solid platform to 
    the right. This platform has a well placed heart container spinner (or 
    Heart Spinner, for you folks that get all uppity on "real names" and 
    such) to heal your wounds, so do so, if need be. Jump over onto the top 
    of the pole to the right, that way you can avoid the lava once it dips 
    down.
    
    Jump off, and to the right once the pole is raised up to your standards 
    of platforming, and walk over towards the right side a bit further. You 
    can, and should, wall jump up by climbing this pole to the top, and 
    jumping off to the right. Wall kick your way to the top, and you will 
    notice a yellow exclamation point box containing a 1-Up Mushroom inside 
    of it on the right platform, not the left. 
    
    Once you have safely collected the 1-Up Mushroom from the yellow 
    exclamation point box, you can jump off to the right, and collect a Red 
    Coin [eight] to boost up your health on the way down (to find it, press 
    Start and look on the pause screen). Go back around, and perform the 
    wall kicks yet again to reach the tall platform to the left, where the 
    Power Star is located at. Collect the Star, and exit!
    
    
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                        BOWSER IN THE SKY's RED COINS
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    [  ] --------------- Push the metal box backwards to be able to reach it
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    [  ] --------------------------------- On main path near a Piranha Plant
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    [  ] ------------------------------------ On platform below first wobbly 
    platform on small ledge to the side
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    [  ] - Carefully jump to the Red Coin at the top of the large slope area
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    [  ] -------- While riding the arrow platform, jump to the high platform
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    [  ] ---------------------------- On a spinning platform by a Fireballer
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    [  ] ------------- On top of the pole on the main path after two Goombas
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    [  ] --------- Check on the ledge below the bridge to the pipe to Bowser
    ========================================================================
    
    
    Start off by jumping the gaps between the platforms to go get on top of 
    the moving block ledge before pushing the metal box back the way you 
    came to then use it to get the Red Coin [one] floating above.  Now send 
    Mario across the tipsy platform (use the effects of Mario's weight to 
    keep the ledge relatively level) to the far side to then run on up the 
    hill to find a grey stone path that is patrolled by a couple Goombas 
    (OOOOOO!  REALLY SCARY!), and the path will end when it reaches a 
    spinning platform that has an Amp guarding the way and a Yellow Block 
    with a 1-Up Mushroom inside.
    
    Mario will then find a Piranha Plant guarding the stone path up ahead 
    where it guards a Red Coin [two], which then leads to the wobble 
    platform.  However, Take the small grey ledges to the platform far below 
    to look for a small ledge off of the main platform that contains a Red 
    Coin [three].  Climb back up from the lower platform to set foot onto 
    the wobble board to then run up it to jump to the elevator ahead.  Mario 
    can take a shortcut by facing towards the far ledge and then watch for 
    the ledge above to run out so Mario can perform a Backflip to reach that 
    ledge above (join the walkthrough in the next paragraph if you take this 
    route).  Otherwise, Mario will jump to the far ledge to go fake out a 
    Whomp (just jump right to his base and run underneath him as he attacks) 
    to then find a ledge where a Fireballer attacks.  Mario will need to go 
    to that ledge, turn around, and then run to perform a jump to the small 
    ledge, followed by a Double Jump to the high ledge to battle a Purple 
    Bob-Omb.
    
    Mario will need to cross this windy path to hit the switch before 
    jumping the gap to climb the recently created stairs.  Mario will run up 
    the slope, stop short of the Flamethrower, reach the top to carefully 
    grab the Red Coin [four], and then jump past the next two Flamethrowers 
    on the downslope or just wait for them to die out before running down 
    the slope.  A Piranha Plant attacks as he starts across the chess board 
    platform to find an arrow platform that Mario must ride across the gap 
    while jumping the blocks (taking the time to get the Red Coin [five] 
    from the higher block partway across) that obstruct his path to find a 
    couple Bob-Ombs waiting to greet him upon his arrival.  Mario will then 
    have to work past a spinning platform with a Fireballer  and a Red Coin 
    [six] to find a couple Amps on another spinning platform guarding the 
    pole to the next floor of this area.
    
    Go past or kill the Goombas that greet Mario, Long Jump to the pole, 
    climb to the top and put Mario facing away from far platform (grabbing 
    the Red Coin [seven] in the process), and then hop tot the far ledge.  
    Mario will need to deal with a couple Bob-Ombs as he goes onto the stone 
    path to run by a Fireballer to find an elevator to board.  Here Mario 
    will need to be ready to jump to the next elevator on the left before 
    jumping left again to get back onto solid ground.  Mario will go to a 
    platform where Goombas and the vicious winds will assault Mario as he 
    crosses to the far side to find the stairs past the Spinner heart.  Jump 
    to the ledge below the stair bridge to go underneath to find the Red 
    Coin [eight] to make the Power Star appear near the Pipe!  Go grab it 
    and save your progress before go down the Pipe to the final battle with 
    the King Of The Koopas!
    
    Bowser will stomp into view with the creepy organ music blaring, so you 
    KNOW this fight is going to be far tougher than the previous ones with 
    the Koopa King!  Bowser will still have his fire breath attack (it has 
    the added blue flame attack that split up to snake out into various 
    directions), He can send out two waves of sonic energy when he mini-
    stomps the ground, and he can charge at Mario.  Mario will need to be 
    able to get behind Bowser to grab his tail, which is only possible while 
    Bowser is spewing flames or when Bowser does his charge.  Mario is then 
    required to spin the ANALOG Stick to make Bowser spin, and then throw 
    Bolwser into one of the waiting Bombs lining the platform (use LEFT C 
    Button and RIGHT C Button to see the Bombs easier).  However, Bowser 
    does not quit after one Bomb hit, nor does he quite after two Bomb hits.  
    After the second Bomb hit, run to the middle of the platform to wait for 
    Bowser to return and consequently stomp the platform to turn it into the 
    shape of a Power Star!  Now Mario will need to work in the much tighter 
    quarters to get Bowser by the tail and then throw him with super strong 
    accuracy because NO Bombs touch your platform anymore.  After landing 
    this final blow, Mario will have succeeded in his quest to save Princess 
    "Peach" Toadstool because Mario recovered the symbolic Power Star that 
    binds the other Power Stars together!  ENJOY THE ENDING!  YOU DESERVE 
    IT!
    
    
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  :::   SECTION IV. - ENEMIES LIST   :::  :::  :::  :::
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    Here, you can find a full list of enemies in the game, from A-Z. 
    Directly below, you will find a basic demonstration of what this will 
    look like... Enjoy.
    
    
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    /{AMP}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES }\_________________________________
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    These small balls of electricity will patrol in a circle     |
    around a central location, shocking whoever is foolish enough|
    to draw too near.  Avoid them as they can not be harmed by   |
    any of Mario's attacks.                                      |
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    /{BALCONY BIGGER BOO}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\____________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    My suggestions for defeating this Bigger Boo are pretty      |
    complex compared to the ones I used before for the other two |
    Bigger Boo bosses, but regardless, I am myself, so I cannot  |
    be too intelligent to give that complex of answers. ;-) Try  |
    hiding in one of the two corners near the door of the balcony|
    with your back turned to lure the Bigger Boo in towards you. |
    It is now when you should take action by running towards the |
    other corner of the balcony. Bigger Boo will be a little bit |
    too slow to catch up with your lightning fast ass, so he will|
    barely turn around in time to catch on to what you are doing.|
    REMEMBER TO SLOW DOWN BEFORE YOU THROW A PUNCH. If you do not|
    slow down with your speed, you will likely dive, and diving  |
    is a huge no-no on this balcony, considering the fact that   |
    you could fall all the way down, and having to start the     |
    battle over again. Continuing using the "hiding in the       |
    corners" method, you will have to punch the poor old bastard |
    straight in the butt yet again, but remember to halt your    |
    running to reach him. By time you reach the third form, the  |
    Bigger Boo will be a LOT faster this time around. Ouch. Once |
    again, the "hiding in corners" trick is the best for the job.|
    Remember, once he is so far, you can turn around, walk       |
    through him, turn back around and punch him in the butt to   |
    get the victory, as well.                                    |
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    /{BIG BOO}\/{MANSION COURTYARD}\_____________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    BOOOOOOOOOOO! Scared ya, didn't I? The Big Boos are very big |
    enemies that are ghosts in the long-running Mario Brothers   |
    series, and they live to haunt you! You can easily destroy   |
    them by getting behind them, and giving them a good walloping|
    until they die. You can provoke them by having your back     |
    turned. Killing him will allow you to enter the Big Boo's    |
    Haunt stage.                                                 |
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    /{BIG BULLY}\/{LETHAL LAVA LAND, SNOWMAN's LAND}\____________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    As you could probably tell just by checking him out, he is   |
    extremely large, and in charge. God, I love words that rhyme.|
    I also love the sound effects that the Big Bully boss makes. |
    They "UH-UGH!" in a very muffled way. Really funny stuff.    |
    Anyways, you will have to defeat the Big Bully by knocking   |
    him into the lava on the side of the platform, but this is   |
    easier said than done. Start the battle off by taking note   |
    that the Big Bully will charge VERY fast towards poor old    |
    Mario's ass, and if he hits you, you will be sent flying into|
    the lava below, which will deduct three health points from   |
    your health meter. You can only avoid his fast attacks by    |
    bumping him, as well, as he is too fast to outrun. Simply    |
    bumping the Big Bully boss is not enough to destroy him. He  |
    will quickly recover from the bump, and begin charging and   |
    bumping, himself. This is definitely not good, and a complete|
    waste of your precious time, on your part. As soon as you    |
    bump him in defense, begin charging towards him, and jump    |
    into the air to bump him backwards more as an offensive      |
    maneuver. If you knock the Big Bully off to the left, and he |
    lands on the lava covered platform, lure him to one of the   |
    sides, and the lava will melt him. In Snowman's land, the    |
    platform is different, he is a shade of blue, and he only has|
    one horn.                                                    |
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    /{BIGGER BOO}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\____________________________
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    Oh no! It's a boss fight! It is Bigger Boo! AHHHH!!!! This   |
    boss fight is actually pretty simple. Starting out the fight,|
    position yourself with your back facing the Bigger Boo enemy |
    to provoke him into attack mode. After this, he will begin   |
    gliding towards you like you were a four year old and he was |
    Michael Jackson doing the moonwalk. Scary. What you will have|
    to do now is run around to the back of him, and dive into his|
    butt. No, this is not as dirty as it sounds. He will begin   |
    shrinking in size with every hit. After this hit, simply turn|
     your back to the Bigger Boo yet again, and await for him to |
    come at you. Once he does, make another run-around, and dive |
    straight into his backside. On the third try, you will have  |
    to run more towards the center of the stage, and turn your   |
    back to the Bigger Boo yet again. He will begin zooming      |
    towards you at a very fast pace, so watch out. Run around the|
    poor Bigger Boo, and dive straight into his buttocks. Boy,   |
    that's a funny word. This will destroy Bigger Boo. Go towards|
    the center of the screen, and a staircase will raise. Climb  |
    up and grab your Star!                                       |
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    /{BOB-OMB}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES}\______________________________
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    These walking, ticking, hissing bombs will just wander around| 
    aimlessly until Mario either picks it up or it sees Mario.   |
    At this point in time the Bob-Omb's fuse will activate, and  |
    will explode in the very near future.  Mario should either   |
    avoid the explosive, or pick it up and then throw it away to |
    watch it explode harmlessly.  Upon exploding, these enemies  |
    leave a single Coin for Mario to collect.                    |
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    /{BOO}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\___________________________________
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    BOOOOOOOOOOO! Scared ya, didn't I? The Boos are your typical |
    enemy that is a ghost in the long-running Mario Brothers     |
    series, and they live to haunt you! You can easily destroy   |
    them by getting behind them, and giving them a good walloping|
    until they die. You can provoke them by having your back     |
    turned. One blue coin is the prize for killing it.           |
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    /{BOOK OF CURSES}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\________________________
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    The Book of Curses enemy is, indeed, a book of curses. It has|
    very sharp teeth that will show once the book opens, and it  |
    can be spotted in the Big Boo's Haunt stage in the game. You |
    can easily destroy the Book of Curses by getting underneath  |
    it, and jumping into it with your head, sort of like the     |
    exclamation point blocks. One blue coin is what you will get |
    for destroying it.                                           |
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    /{BOULDER}\/{HAZY MAZE CAVE}\________________________________
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    These rolling mounds of rock will tumble in a relentless set |
    down a slope in hazy Maze Cave, attempting to hit Mario for a|
    Large reduction in the Power Meter department.  Just avoid   |
    them as you progress up this slope, and you will have nothing|
    to worry about.                                              |
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    /{BOUNCING SNOWMAN}\/{COOL COOL MOUNTAIN}\___________________
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    The Bouncing Snowman is a fairly tough enemy to avoid, and   |
    even peskier when carrying that damn baby penguin over the   |
    bridge that you must cross to reach its mother. You can avoid|
    them by simply jogging underneath them whenever they bounce  |
    over Mario's head.                                           |
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    /{BUBBA}\/{TINY-HUGE ISLAND}\________________________________
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    If you happen to get caught swimming near the Bubba, it will |
    swallow you whole, defeating any purpose of you completing   |
    any task you may want to complete. Don't even BEGIN to think |
    about defeating this guy. Just look how big the sucker is!   |
    Just swim away from him, and you should be okay. Bubba is    |
    also in Dire Dire Docks, but he will not attack you.         |
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    /{BULLET BILL}\/{WHOMP's FORTRESS}\__________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Only one of these launchers exist in the entire game, and it |
    will only fire of Mario draws near enough to warrant it.  No |
    way to kill these living ammunition shells, so just avoid    |
    them as they fire out from their cannon on top of the        |
    Fortress.                                                    |
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    /{BULLY}\/{LETHAL LAVA LAND}\________________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    This thing is a very Super Mario-esque looking enemy that    |
    looks like a bomb with devil horns that are green and yellow.|
    You can destroy him by simply jumping and bumping him until  |
    he falls off of the ledge, and into the lava below to cook to|
    a crisp. You will get a grand total of one coin for killing  |
    it. Big wow, eh?                                             |
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    /{CANNONBALL}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES}\___________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Found rolling around in depressions in the landscape (making |
    blockades against Mario) or rolling down a slope to try and  |
    Mario.  Your goal is to avoid these bad boys, so either run  |
    Or jump past them when they present themselves.              |
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    /{CHAIN CHOMP}\/{BOB-OMB BATTLEFIELD}\_______________________
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    A large black ball attached to a post by a chain, this bad   |
    attitude barking enemy will look to remove a large chunk of  |
    Mario's Power Meter.  Only one exists in the game, it can not|
    be harmed, and it covers a part of a well-traveled path by   |
    Mario.  However, you will soon learn that not all enemies are|
    completely bad...                                            |
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    /{CHUCKYA}\/{WET-DRY WORLD, TICK TOCK CLOCK}\________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These odd enemies have a metal shovel attached to their two  |
    appendages, which they use to throw Mario high into the air. |
    However, Mario will take damage from this usually (two pieces|
    of the Power Meter) unless he hits a higher ledge (a common  |
    use for them in Wet-Dry World) and they can not be killed so |
    avoid them unless you need to harness their incredible       |
    launching powers.                                            |
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    /{CLAM}\/{JOLLY ROGER BAY, DIRE DIRE DOCKS}\_________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These shelled crustaceans litter the water beds of both large|
    water areas in the game, opening and closing as Mario draws  |
    near.  Although they are invulnerable, they will often       |
    conceal little prizes inside (like Coins).                   |
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    /{COIN PURSE}\/{SNOWMAN's LAND}\_____________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These deceptive enemies appear to be a simple Yellow Coin,   |
    but they will change into the hopping enemy they are.  Any   |
    attack will bring them down, but just be ready to go after   |
    the five Yellow Coins they produce as these Coins will fly in|
    multiple directions usually.                                 |
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    /{CRUSHER}\/{SHIFTING SAND LAND}\____________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    This one of a king enemy is a large stone roller that patrols|
    one small section of the Pyramid in the desert.  It can      |
    remove a fairly substantial chunk of Power Meter with one    |
    hit, so be sure to either jump it or hide in a nearby cubby  |
    hole when it charges at you.                                 |
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    /{EEL}\/{JOLLY ROGER BAY}\___________________________________
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    This gigantic underwater creature will be a bane of your     | 
    existence in this Course, as it removes a large chunk of your|
    Power Meter and it is directly involved in the collection of |
    The first two Power Stars.  It can not be harmed so avoid    |
    Whenever possible, and carefully deal with it when the time  |
    To do so arises.                                             |
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    /{FIREBALLERS}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES}\__________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These small black balls will expel fireballs at Mario that   |
    will not only deal a fairly damaging blow, but cause Mario to|
    run around the area like a moron (his eyes will "X" over).   |
    All you can do is dodge the fireballs as the balls themselves|
    are invulnerable to attack.                                  |
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    /{FLOWER SPINNER}\/{COOL COOL MOUNTAIN}\_____________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    The Flower Spinners are very unique enemies that will first  |
    appear in the Cool Cool Mountain stage. You can destroy them |
    easily by either jumping on top of their heads, which will   |
    cause old Mario to spin in circles in the air, and slowly    |
    come down from the sky, or you could simply punch them, or   |
    dive into them. Your choice. Three coins is the bounty on its|
    head.                                                        |
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    /{FLYING FURNITURE}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\______________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    The Flying Furniture presents itself in most of the room in  |
    Big Boo's Haunt. You can destroy the Flying Furniture by     |
    simply punching it as it comes right at you, or you can dodge|
    it, and it will destroy itself up against a wall or something|
    to that nature.                                              |
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    /{GIGANTIC MR. I}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Gigantic Mr. I is literally NOTHING to defeat. One of the    |
    easiest bosses in gaming history, in my humble opinion. The  |
    only thing that you must fret over is the fact that, the     |
    Gigantic Mr. I boss is incredibly large, and you might run   |
    into him at least a couple of times throughout the "battle," |
    or lack thereof. Basically, all you have to keep in mind is  |
    that you can, and should, run along the outer corners of the |
    sides of the corridor, which tend to be extremely small      |
    compared to the length of this massive room. So just run     |
    along the sides, but tend to be a lot quicker than you       |
    normally would be, and you should be able to run around in   |
    circles with no problems at all. The only attack that the    |
    Gigantic Mr. I boss will use, besides his large ass eyeball, |
    is a basic "tear" attack that even the smaller Mr. I enemies |
    use against you. The only way that he will even use this     |
    attack is if you simply stand still in one place for around 5|
    to 10 seconds straight, and that is very highly unlikely.    |
    After you have defeated him, collect the Power Star near the |
    back of this fairly large corridor.                          |
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    /{GOOMBA}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES}\_______________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These small, brown, renegade residents of the Mushroom       |
    Kingdom have been harassing Mario since the original Super   |
    Mario Brothers, and they exist here as well.  They are rather|
    Slow in movement, low on intelligence, and very easy targets |
    to kill.  Use any type of attack to take them down, but be   |
    wary of them bumping into Mario to cause one piece of Power  |
    Meter damage.  A regular Goomba is worth 1 Yellow Coin for   |
    killing them, but if you use a Ground Stomp on the large     |
    version on Tiny-Huge Island, you will receive 1 Blue Coin    |
    worth 5 Coins).                                              |
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    /{GREEN KOOPA TROOPA}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES}\___________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Found in more than a few locations around the all the        |
    Courses, this turtle from the original Super Mario Brothers  |
    game will actually make an attempt to avoid Mario rather than|
    attack him.  However, if you jump on the shell, you will send|
    the body inside out to the open where it is vulnerable to be |
    killed for a Blue Coin (worth 5 Coins).  You may also wish to|
    jump onto the remaining Green Koopa Troopa shell to go surf  |
    the level in style (allowing Mario to pass over water or     |
    lava, but it will die the second Mario moves it into a solid |
    object).                                                     |
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    /{GREY BLOCK}\/{WHOMP's FORTRESS}\___________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Found in one small area of the game, these living groupings  |
    stone will push in and out of the solid wall in an attempt to|
    push Mario off of the path.  No way to kill them, so just    |
    avoid their attack as you move up the path.                  |
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    /{KING BOB-OMB}\/{BOB-OMB BATTLEFIELD}\______________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    King Bob-Omb challenges Mario to throw him around (mainly    |
    cause he thinks he is too tough to be beat), so Mario will be|
    attempting to get behind him to pull of this feat.  Start off|
    by moving Mario to a position not so near the edge of the    |
    plateau, and let the Bob-Omb King draw near before running   |
    behind him, stop moving at a run and press the B Button while|
    positioned behind the Bob-Omb King to pluck him from his feet|
    (if you do not stop running, Mario will just dive fruitlessly|
    past the Bob-Omb King).  Now that you have the Bob-Omb King  |
    by the behind (butt?), turn Mario so he is not facing towards|
    a nearby cliff (if you chuck him off a cliff, he will scold  |
    you for cheating and restart the fight), and then press the B|
    Button to throw the Bob-Omb King so he hits the ground,      |
    taking damage.  Now repeat the same pattern of getting behind|
    him (get him walking first so it will be easier to get behind|
    him), grab him, and then throw him to the ground two more    |
    times to get the victory!                                    |
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    /{KLEPTO}\/{SHIFTING SAND LAND}\_____________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    This BIG BIRD (no, NOT the Sesame Street one) is a rather    |
    large vulture that hold the first Power Star here, and then  |
    amuses himself by hanging out near the oasis and trying to   |
    steal Mario's Hat.  Attack him to momentarily stun him, but  |
    he can not be defeated permanently.                          |
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    /{LAKITU}\/{TINY-HUGE ISLAND, RAINBOW RIDE}\_________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Here is an enemy that made the debut in the original Super   |
    Mario Brothers, but has then flipped-flopped around on being |
    good and bad.  Good Lakitu operates the camera in this game, |
    but you will find bad Lakitus in these two areas where they  |
    will perform their classic attack of throwing Spinies at     |
    Mario.  To defeat them, jump into them or attack them for the|
    five Yellow Coins they carry.                                |
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    /{MAD PIANO}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT}\_____________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    The Mad Piano is the scariest enemy in the game--literally!  |
    The Mad Piano is indestructible, meaning you cannot damage   |
    it, much less destroy it. If you get near it, it will begin  |
    chomping in an angry rage. Be careful around this one. There |
    is no coin total for this kill, since you can't even begin to|
    damage it, much less kill it, knucklehead!                   |
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    /{MR. CLOUD}\/{TALL TALL MOUNTAIN}\__________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Mr. Cloud is an enemy that cannot be destroyed, so no coins  |
    for you, young man! You will encounter Mr. Cloud as you climb|
    up the tall mountain in Tall Tall Mountain, and he will await|
    your arrival from the other side of the waterfall. He will   |
    attempt to blow you off of the stage. What a big old meanie  |
    face!                                                        |
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    /{MR. I}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT,HAZY MAZE CAVE,LETHAL LAVA LAND}\_
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    The Mr. I enemies are one of the easier enemies in the game  |
    to both avoid, and kill. They are a lot like the regular     |
    Snowmen in the game, as they can easily be destroyed by      |
    simply running around in circles around them. They will spit |
    out a blue coin after they are dead, which is always a lovely|
    gift. One blue coin is the total value of five Yellow Coins. |
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    /{MUMMY THWOMP}\/{SHIFTING SAND LAND}\_______________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These maniacally grinning stompers act the same as a Thwomp, |
    but they are bandaged up and slightly larger.  No way to kill|
    them, so just run under/go over them as you progress near    |
    them.                                                        |
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    /{PIRANHA PLANT}\/{WHOMP's FORTRESS}\________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Sleeping peacefully in their flowerbeds, these carnivorous   |
    plants will wake up if Mario approaches any faster than a tip|
    toe.  They can be killed while they sleep, so tip toe up to  |
    punch them OR perform a running dive attack to get them      |
    before they wake up to kill them.  A Blue Coin (worth 5      |
    Coins) is your reward.                                       |
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    /{POISON CRATE}\/{JOLLY ROGER BAY}\__________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Found on the Sunken Ship after it has been lifted from the   |
    bottom of the Bay, it can not be hurt as it tumbles back and |
    forth across the deck.  Just avoid it as you go about your   |
    business.                                                    |
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    /{POKEY}\/{SHIFTING SAND LAND}\______________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    This stack of segmented body parts makes up an unique cactus |
    being that can regenerate missing body segments.  To kill it,|
    Mario must kill the head off, which will award him a Blue    |
    Coin.                                                        |
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    /{PURPLE BOB-OMB}\/{TALL TALL MOUNTAIN, WET-DRY WORLD}\______
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    No, this is not the cute little friendly Pink Bob-Ombs that  |
    open up the cannons for you in every stage. These things are |
    big and nasty, and resemble a King Bob-Omb from an attacking |
    standpoint. You can dodge the Purple Bob-Omb's automatic     |
    attacks (he moves like an awkward vehicle) by just moving    |
    out of the way from him. Now, get behind him, and walk up to |
    him. Hit the punch button to pick him up, and once again to  |
    throw him. That'll teach'em! You will get five coins for this|
    kill. The Purple Bob-Omb also appears in the Tiny-Huge World,|
    but it could not fit on this format. Damn. And Rainbow Ride, |
    too! Jeez!                                                   |
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    /{SHARK}\/{DIRE DIRE DOCKS}\_________________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Ahhhh, yes, the little Shark enemies that swirls around at   |
    the beginning of Dire Dire Docks. As you attempt to complete |
    the second objective with the treasure chests, you will be   |
    in constant danger of the Shark attacking you. There is no   |
    way to destroy him; just simply avoid him by staying low to  |
    the ground at all times.                                     |
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    /{SHY GUY}\/{MULTIPLE COURSES}\______________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    A red fellow who hides behind an odd white mask, he flies    |
    around in the air, attacking by swooping down at Mario as    |
    as shooting fireballs.  If Mario jumps on one, he will spin  |
    off into the air rotating like helicopter blades as he slowly|
    descends.  Also note that other attacks will also bring the  |
    enemy down, and it will donate two Yellow Coins to Mario's   |
    pockets.                                                     |
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     ________  ________________
    /{SNIFIT}\/{HAZY MAZE CAVE}\_________________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These masked beings float in the air, patrolling a specific  |
    area as they fire off round after round of bullets.  Use a   |
    jump or punch attack to kill it for a couple Coins.          |
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    /{SNOWMAN}\/{COOL COOL MOUNTAIN, SNOWMAN's LAND}\____________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These things are extremely pesky, especially on slope-y areas|
    in the game. They will follow wherever you go, as long as    |
    you are near them, and throw snowballs at you, to boot! To   |
    defeat them, you must simply run around in circles until they|
    fall over and die. Very easy, but a real pain in the butt if |
    they are on a sloped area. Kill value is worth a lovely grand|
    total of three coins.                                        |
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    /{SPIDER}\/{BIG BOO's HAUNT, HAZY MAZE CAVE}\________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These orange and yellow arachnids will charge Mario to try   |
    and remove a small portion of the Power Meter through touch. |
    They are weak though, so any type of attack will take them   |
    down for the count and three Coins.  Note that ones that jump|
    from pits can only be harvested of their Coins once despite  |
    their repeated appearances.                                  |
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    /{SUPER SNOWMAN}\/{SNOWMAN's LAND}\__________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    He is the Massive Snowman that his Course is built around.   |
    He guards the ice bridge that crosses in front of his face by|
    using his arctic breath to blow anyone attempting to cross   |
    off of his bridge.  This attack will not hurt Mario, but it  |
    will cause Mario to lose his Hat!  No way to defeat him, so  |
    use the Penguin to pass his blowhard tactics!                |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     _______  ________________
    /{SWOOP}\/{HAZY MAZE CAVE}\__________________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These small blue bats litter this course, staying still until|
    Mario draws near enough to warrant them swooping down at him.|
    A simple attack in any manner will kill them, but they can be|
    erratic in their movements, making it tough to get the Coin  |
    they surrender upon defeat.                                  |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     ________  ___________________
    /{THWOMP}\/{WHOMP's FORTRESS }\______________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    The massive blue granite baddies will move up and down, up   |
    and down in an attempt to crush whatever is found underneath |
    them.  They are invulnerable as well, so no way to kill them,|
    but they can make for some excellent stepping stones in      |
    certain situations.                                          |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     ___________  ____________________
    /{TOXIC BOX}\/{SHIFTING SAND LAND}\__________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Only a few of these exist in the game and they are limited to|
    a set area of the level.  However, they also occupy a narrow |
    area where Mario is forced to cross.  They have one side of  |
    their six that has a small hole that will not crush Mario if |
    it falls on him.  They can not be killed, so do your best to |
    dodge their attacks.                                         |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     ___________  _______________
    /{WATER BUG}\/{WET-DRY WORLD}\_______________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These water skimming baddies are not a direct threat to Mario|
    as they do not try to intentionally attack Mario.  However,  |
    they remove one quarter of a power meter per touch, so take  |
    them out whenever they draw near for their three Yellow      |
    Coins.                                                       |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     _______  __________________
    /{WHOMP}\/{WHOMP's FORTRESS}\________________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    These grey slabs of granite will ponderously wander around a |
    set area, waiting for Mario to appear| so they can bellyflop |
    their impressive girth onto the plumber.  They are killed by |
    using a Ground Pound on their bandaged back when they are    |
    lying on the ground, which will result in five Coins.        |
    However, if you use five regular jumps on the bandaged back  |
    first, you will receive five additional Coins (one for each  |
    jump) to the regular five for killing them.                  |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     ____________  __________________
    /{WHOMP KING}\/{WHOMP's FORTRESS}\___________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    A MASSIVE Whomp, this is the guardian of a Power Star.  He   |
    will be dealt with in the same fashion as his smaller        | 
    counterparts, but the difference is that he takes three      |
    Ground Pounds to the bandage on his crack after baiting him  |
    to fall to the ground below.                                 |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
     _________  __________________
    /{WIGGLER}\/{TINY-HUGE ISLAND}\______________________________
    -------------------------------------------------------------\
    Oh me! Oh my! Oh lordy! It is Wiggler! As you enter Wiggler's|
    part of the stage, he will be extremely angry that you have  |
    interrupted his soap operas, as he JUST LOVES Days Of Our    |
    Lives. Or is that me? Regardless, he doesn't like unwanted   |
    guests in his home, so he is REALLY wanting to kick your ass |
    right now, and rightfully so. As the battle starts off at a  |
    rough pace, you will want to hop down from the grassy        |
    platform that you are currently standing on. Keep in mind    |
    that there is no way to exit this part of the stage, so you  |
    will have to now defeat Wiggler in order to complete the     |
    sixth Power Star mission in Tiny-Huge Island. As soon as you |
    jump down from the grassy platform, run over to one of the   |
    empty corners with no coins, and patiently await for the     |
    Wiggler to come over by you. Once it does, you will want to  |
    jump on top of the head of the Wiggler to do some damage to  |
    it. After you do damage to the Wiggler's head, it will become|
    mighty angry at you for roughing up the flower atop of its   |
    head! You could have probably guessed that this would happen,|
    but the Wiggler now becomes a lot faster since you have      |
    pounded the top of its head once, so you will have to do it  |
    again. You will want to jump a bit prematurely in comparison |
    to last time, as the Wiggler is moving faster, and that means|
    that hitting it successfully will be different from last     |
    time. Watch out after you hit it, as it will leap into the   |
    air and crash down. If you happen to take any damage         |
    whatsoever, you can run over to one of the two lines of five |
    coins in opposite corners of one another on the caged floor. |
    Collect them as you see fit, and then attack Wiggler before  |
    it can attack you. My best advice is to slow down on your    |
    jump, but just slightly, and you will land on its head.      |
    Collect the Power Star after you defeat it to end the regular|
    Power Star collection in Tiny-Huge Island!                   |
    -------------------------------------------------------------/
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  :::   SECTION V. - ITEMS/OBJECTS   :::  :::  :::  :::
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
    
    
    In this section, I will list every object that you may wonder "What does 
    that do?" and every item that you can collect, to boot. As always, this 
    list is from A to Z, so everything is included here. Enjoy!
    
    
                                 =============
                                 1-UP MUSHROOM
                                 =============
    
    Whenever Mario find one of these little dandies, he will gain an extra 
    chance to take down Bowser and his minions.  They can be found lying 
    around, hiding on trees/poles, in boxes, and attained from performing 
    certain feats.
    
    
                               ===============
                               BLUE COIN BLOCK
                               ===============
    
    A few levels contain these little beauties, and they present the chance 
    to score a nice windfall in Coins.  How they work are Mario will have to 
    Ground Pound the Block, which causes some Blue Coins to appear for a 
    limited time.  Mario will need to collect them within the time limit or 
    he will be unable to get them on that run through the level.
    
    
                                   =======
                                   CANNONS
                                   =======
    
    Owned by the Pink Bob-Ombs who are the allies of Mario, they can be used 
    once the Pink Bob-Omb within the specific area is located,  Mario can 
    then enter them, aim himself, and then fire out into the wild blue 
    yonder.  Please note that although Mario will not be damaged from the 
    potentially long falls, he will be vulnerable to flying off of cliffs if 
    you mess up your aim.
    
    
                                    =====
                                    COINS
                                    =====
    
    These little beauties have been around since Mario Brothers (in the 
    arcade), and they have expanded over time to include new types.  This 
    game has a wide selection of new Coin types for Mario to collect.  Mario 
    can collect Yellow Coins (worth the amount you collect), Red Coins that 
    are worth two Yellow Coins (eight of these collected on the same run in 
    each course and some special areas will reveal a Power Star there), and 
    Blue Coins worth a staggering five Yellow Coins.
    
    These little beauties serve more than a few purposes, which include: 1) 
    refilling Mario's Power Meter, 2) collect 100 Coins in each Course for 
    an additional Power Star, and 3) for every 50 Coin in your possession 
    when you complete a Power Star Challenge, an extra life will be awarded 
    to Mario!
    
    
                              ==============
                              BOUNCING BLOCK
                              ==============
    
    You can find the Bouncing Blocks throughout the game, but one of the 
    more notable Bouncing Blocks lies in Lethal Lava Land. Once you pick up 
    a Bouncing Block, it will leap into the air, and bounce three times, 
    higher and higher. On the third drop off, it will explode, revealing 
    several coins.
    
    
                              =============
                              HEART SPINNER
                              =============
    
    These semi-transparent hearts are scattered throughout the various 
    Courses and Bowser areas, and they can be used to rejuvenate the Power 
    Meter of a damaged Mario.  Run on through them to cause the Power Meter 
    to revive.  Each revolution of the heart causes one piece of the Power 
    Meter to refill, so going through at a higher speed is more effective 
    than at a slow speed.  Also note that they do not run out, so return to 
    them if you are running low on your Power Meter.
    
    
                            =================
                            GREEN KOOPA SHELL
                            =================
    
    These special little Items can be found in a few Courses throughout the 
    game, and they are rather powerful little objects.  If Mario can get 
    onto the back of these Shells, he can then surf across the surfaces of 
    matter that would normally affect Mario adversely (water, quicksand, 
    lava) with ease, but be wary of walls as they smash these little 
    beauties.  Mari can also smash these by pressing the Z Button while 
    riding.
    
    
                             =============
                             GROUND SWITCH
                             =============
    
    The Ground Switch can easily be activated by simply walking over it. It 
    all depends on exactly the stage of what will happen once you walk over 
    the Ground Switch, but in most instances, you will activate a row of 
    bricks to appear, which will lead to some new area or something of the 
    sort.
    
    
                                =========
                                METAL CAP
                                =========
    
    This is the second or third Cap that you will find and unlock from it's 
    Switch Course.  After busting a Green Block to find a Cap to put on 
    Mario's head, he becomes Metal Mario, an invincible and shiny being who 
    stomps around with authority.  However, while Metal Mario, swimming is 
    impossible and Mario will sink like a stone.
    
    Go poking around in the Hazy Maze Cave to find this Switch Course.
    
    
                                  ====
                                  PIPE
                                  ====
    
    These exist only in Tiny-Huge Island, where they transport Mario between 
    the Tiny Island and the Huge Island whenever he passes through them.  
    These portals are necessary for Mario to be able to collect all of the 
    Power Stars and Coins on Tiny-Huge Island. Bowser Courses have Pipes 
    that will send Mario to face the King Of the Koopas himself
    
    
                              ===========
                              POWER STARS
                              ===========
    
    These are the objects of power that Bowser has stolen and distributed 
    throughout the hidden Courses within the castle to render the Castle his.  
    However, they can be recovered to open new areas of the Castle, but 
    Mario must perform specific tasks in each Course to win them.  There are 
    6 regular Power Stars per course as well as an additional Power Star for 
    collecting 100 Coins in each level.  
    
    Not all are needed to complete the game, but many consider collecting 
    all of the to be the true accomplishment in finishing this game.
    
    
                               ==========
                               VANISH CAP
                               ==========
    
    This is the second or third Cap that you will find and unlock from it's 
    Switch Course.  After busting a Blue Block to find a Cap to put on 
    Mario's head, he becomes partially invisible, allowing him to pass 
    through thin walls and most enemies without being damaged.  Please note 
    however that Wall Kicks off of said thin walls will not work.
    
    The basement of the Castle holds a way of unlocking the secret of the 
    moat, allowing this Switch Course to be accessed.
    
    
                                ========
                                WING CAP
                                ========
    
    This is the first Cap that you will find and unlock from it's Switch 
    Course.  After busting a Red Block to find a Cap to put on Mario's head, 
    he becomes... Mario in a Cap with Wings that allow him to soar through 
    the air.  However, to get airbourne, he will need to use a Triple Jump 
    to get airbourne in the first place.
    
    When in the lobby on the ground floor of the castle, look to the "light" 
    to find this Switch Course.
    
    
                              ============
                              WOODEN BLOCK
                              ============
    
    Two types of Wooden Blocks to be found in the game, both of which can 
    contain Coins.  Wooden Blocks can be attacked with a Punch, Kick, or 
    Ground pound to break them open, sometimes unveiling three Yellow Coins 
    contained within.  Small Wooden Blocks offer three Yellow Coins as well, 
    but this smaller version must be picked up and thrown into a solid wall 
    to cause the breaking of the casing.
     
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  :::    SECTION VI.   -  SECRETS    :::  :::  :::  :::
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
    
    
    If there is an unturned stone in the lake, me (Zoop) and Brian will find 
    it, and list it here. Have fun, kiddos.
    
    
                                  ============
                                  SLEEPY MARIO
                                  ============
    
    Not a major secret, but worth noting. If you leave the game running 
    without playing (moving), Mario will eventually yawn and fall fast 
    asleep. Narcolepsy, possibly?
    
    
                                  ============
                                  MARIO's FACE
                                  ============
    
    One of the most known secrets throughout the game lies in the fact that 
    you can use the Control Stick and A Button to play with Mario's face on 
    the main title screen. This was turned into a minigame in the Nintendo 
    64 title, Mario Party.
    
    
                                =================
                                THE CREAKY FLOOR?
                                =================
    
    When you have defeated Bowser In The Dark World (or any time there 
    after), enter the Cool Cool Mountain painting room, and then go walk 
    slowly past the real painting to the right slowly to hear the floor make 
    an odd noise.  If you did it correctly, Mario will have passed close 
    enough to the Big Boo in the hallway that leads to the fifth course (Big 
    Boo's Haunt) to make it chitter and start to run away as if you were in 
    it's hallway.
    
    
                            =======================
                            MASSIVE DANCING GOOMBAS
                            =======================
    
    On Tiny-Huge Island, enter the side where Mario will be tiny in 
    comparison to the enemies and structures.  Find the Green Koopa Troopa 
    and relieve him of his shell, followed by riding the Shell to an area 
    where the Goombas patrol.  Here Mario can run into them with the shell 
    to make them hop up and down, even doing this frequently enough to make 
    them dance continually!
    
    
                            ========================
                            MARIO's HAT LOST FOREVER
                            ========================
    
    Mario can lose his hat forever (Thanks to Coffee for this info from his 
    FAQ) in Snowman's Land.  Whenever the Snowman's head blows Mario off of 
    the ice bridge, Mario will lose his hat as he falls back to somewhere 
    near the starting area (as does his Hat).  However, if Mario's Hat 
    happens to land inside the ice house, it may be get stuck accidentally 
    underneath the Power Star within the ice house.  Mario can not reach it 
    as he will always grab the Power Star first and thus he will need to 
    finish the game hatless!
    
    
                      =====================================
                      BOWSER IS THE KEY TO UNLIMITED LIVES?
                      =====================================
    
    This trick, contrary to popular belief can indeed be performed on both
    version NSTC and PAL versions, so the game other than the Japanese one 
    (Nintendo Power themselves reported it just before the magazine became 
    utterly useless).  Mario will need to go fight any Bowser, collecting 
    the Coins that appear from his fire breath, and do so until the total 
    exceeds 1000.  Now purposely kill off Mario to see your extra lives 
    total goes up by one instead of dropping.  This effect will remain in 
    place until you shut the game off.
    
    
                          ============================
                          TINY-HUGE GOOMBA COIN SECRET
                          ============================
    
    While Mario is dwarfed by the large Goombas, he can use a Ground pound 
    to gain a Blue Coin instead of two Yellow Coins from any other method of 
    killing them.
    
    
                               ==================
                               PENGUIN MAMA DRAMA
                               ==================
    
    Talk about baby mama drama. After you rescue the baby penguin, you can 
    pick it up again. This will enrage the momma penguin, and she will chase 
    you, but not very far. She must be incredibly out of shape, considering 
    the fact that she takes like, four steps and gives up. I would, too, if 
    my baby cried that much. =P
    
    
                             ======================
                             THROW LI'L PENGUIN OFF
                             ======================
    
    Not really a secret. Just grab the baby penguin, and jump off of the 
    stage. Sure, it doesn't do anything important, and you will lose a life, 
    but think about it for a second... You can kill that baby penguin, which 
    will finally shut it up. Wasting one of your 9 lives isn't THAT bad in 
    comparison to the complete joy that you will have of shutting the baby 
    penguin up for five seconds!
    
    
                               ==================
                               RAIL DANCIN' MARIO
                               ==================
    
    This trick is performed in the same room as the entry to Hazy Maze Cave.  
    Find the Toad that resides in this room, jump in behind him (this means 
    avoiding speaking to him as you do so, so jump from afar), and then 
    speak to Toad to make the Power Star he is holding appear.  Now jump up 
    to collect the Power Star, and if you did it correctly, Mario will 
    perform his spin while balancing precariously on the railing that lines 
    the higher ledge of the room!
    
    
                        ===============================
                        KOOPA THE QUICK BEAT IN 0'00"00
                        ===============================
    
    Although this trick will cause Koopa The Quick to never appear at the 
    finishing area, it is still an unique and fun thing to do.  The 
    requirements are you have opened the Cannons (REALLY TOUGH to do when 
    the Pink Bob-Omb is in plain sight at the start) and Mario must have hit 
    the Wing Cap Switch (so he must have AT LEAST 10 Power Stars).
    
    Go past Koopa The Quick at the start and go towards the Red Block along 
    the boundary wall of the level (on your right upon entering the Course).  
    After collecting the Wing Cap, you need to perform a Triple Jump with 
    the third jump happening right beside Koopa The Quick that DOES NOT 
    start the conversation with him.  Now fly Mario over the Cannon nearby 
    and use a Ground Pound to throw him directly into the Cannon (DO NOT 
    touch the ground).  Launch Mario into the air from the Cannon and fly 
    him towards the grey slope encased Cannon and use another Ground Pound 
    for accurate dropping the Cannon and then launch him into the air again.  
    From here you can either fly up to the pole at the top (land Mario near 
    it) or you can try to use the Cannon on top of the floating island for 
    another launch (not really needed).
    
    As soon as you land beside the flagpole, Koopa The Quick will go through 
    his challenge spiel, at which point you will accept his challenge and 
    the race ends immediately becaue Mario is at the finish.  However, THIS 
    WILL MAKE KOOPA THE QUICK DISAPPEAR AND THUS THE POWER STAR IS NOT 
    COLLECTIBLE!
    
    
                           ======================
                           BIGGER, FATTER PENGUIN
                           ======================
    
    After collecting 120 Power Stars, Mario can go race an elongated version 
    of the Penguin he faced originally in the Cool Cool Mountain slide.  
    However, this guy is heavier meaning he may start a little slower, but 
    he is much faster once he starts moving along!
    
    
                            ===================
                            BLACK ROOM OF DEATH
                            ===================
    
    When you use the cannon outside the castle and point at one of the walls 
    of the small towers; you fall right through it. I believe most people 
    refer to it as the "black room of death" ... You actually end up in the 
    wall between the castle and the garden.
    
    Thanks to Gobicamel for the above secret!
    
    
                             =================
                             YOSHI ON THE ROOF
                             =================
    
    After collecting 120 Power Stars, Mario will be able to use the Cannon 
    in the courtyard of the Castle.  If he fires himself onto the roof, he 
    can find Yoshi to hear a message from the Super Mario 64 programming 
    crew as well as having his extra lives bumped up to an incredible 100 
    Lives!
    
    
                            ===================
                            ALTERED TRIPLE JUMP
                            ===================
    
    Mario will gain an altered Triple Jump once he has collected 120 Power 
    Stars.  He will now have a nifty little sidejump in the movements as well
    as some sparkle to make it look it's "Superstar Best"!
    
    
                           =======================
                           LUIGI IN SUPER MARIO 64
                           =======================
    
    Is a complete crock of crap.  HE DOES NOT EXIST!  So we want no e-mails 
    to the contrary.  "L is real 2041" is the child of overactive 
    imaginations and we do not want crap concerning it.  Thank you.
    
    
                            ======================
                            WET-DRY WORLD PORTRAIT
                            ======================
    
    A rather simple secret, if you jump into the top of the portrait on Wet-
    Dry World, the water will be to the top. If you jump in towards the 
    bottom, the water will be at the lowest possible. Use this to your 
    advantage!
    
    
                          ==========================
                          TINY-HUGE ISLAND PORTRAITS
                          ==========================
    
    Yet another one of the portrait tricks is with Tiny-Huge Island. There 
    are three portraits: A fake one (middle), Tiny Island (left), and Huge 
    Island (right). You can transport between the two islands inside of the 
    stage by going through the warp pipes.
    
    
                           ========================
                           TICK TOCK CLOCK PORTRAIT
                           ========================
    
    Depending on what the time is when you jump into the portrait, the 
    stages gears will grind either really fast, or really slow. Use this to 
    your advantage!
    
    
                         =============================
                         BOB-OMB BATTLEFIELD TELEPORTS
                         =============================
    
    Near the Green Koopa Troopa that is in the green field off to the side 
    of the Chain Chomp, there is a patch of flowers that can be walked into 
    the middle of to stop moving to cause Mario to warp to another patch of 
    flowers located in the Bob-Omb and water balloon attack meadow.  Mario 
    will be between the mountain and the lower field where the Red Coin 
    Power Star appears.  Not really useful for Mario in any situation.
    
    While climbing the mountain, have Mario duck into the first Cannonball 
    spawning cave and walk to the back to and stop moving to warp to the 
    second Cannonball spawning cave.  Very useful for climbing the mountain 
    with minimal fuss.
    
    
                          =========================
                          WHOMP's FORTRESS TELEPORT
                          =========================
    
    If you take the brown path from the start to find the Green Box by a 
    Thwomp, walk to the corner across from the Green Box (the farthest 
    corner from the Thwomp) to stop walking to be warped to the flagpole 
    platform (you will appear near the edge of the platform).  A great way 
    to skip a pile of problems like moving platforms, Piranha Plants, and 
    Thwomps.
    
    
                         ===========================
                         COOL COOL MOUNTAIN TELEPORT
                         ===========================
    
    To find the Cool Cool Mountain teleport, you must simply walk over to 
    the right from the start of the stage. At the end of the broken bridge 
    over here lies the teleport, and it will take you to the broken bridge 
    down below, where you cross a bridge to reach a Red Coin. This teleport 
    is essential in completing this stage, as several Power Stars are linked 
    to this teleport, including the Red Coin mission.
    
    
                          =========================
                          LETHAL LAVA LAND TELEPORT
                          =========================
    
    You can easily hunt down the Lethal Lava Land teleport by turning around 
    to the left at the starting point of the stage, and performing a long 
    jump over to the small island. The teleport is near the center of the 
    island, and it will lead you above and slightly to the right, where a 
    Mr. I enemy is above you. Of course, the intended teleport is vice-
    versa, but who needs a teleport when you can reach this island from the 
    starting point, eh?
    
    
                         ============================
                         SHIFTING SAND LAND TELEPORTS
                         ============================
    
    When you enter the stone path with the Toxic Boxes, you will notice a 
    separate set of stone blocks off to the side of the deadly quicksand 
    covered area.  While facing that area, the stone block to the right of 
    the Red Block has the warp which takes Mario to a spot beside the lone 
    tree near the water (Klepto patrols this area).  It is an alternate path 
    across this annoying stone path area, allowing Mario to not have to deal 
    with the Toxic Boxes.
    
    In the Pyramid where you climb a pole to go to the third level of 
    platforms, walk towards the wall behind the pole (the opposite direction 
    from the wire caging to be used to cross the slope ahead) and it will 
    deposit Mario on top of the wire caging on the second level where a 1-Up 
    Mushroom sits above some Coins and an Amp (note that it is a one-way 
    warp).  There is no real applicable use for this one, but it is in the 
    game none the less.
    
    
                          =======================
                          SNOWMAN's LAND TELEPORT
                          =======================
    
    After crossing the Windy section of the course near the starting area, 
    two trees will be visible.  Go stand under the second one (further one) 
    to warp down to be near the ICY pond.  Not really useful, but it will 
    save a few seconds on your trip to that area of the Course.
    
    
                           ======================
                           WET-DRY WORLD TELEPORT
                           ======================
    
    Making sure that the water is at its lowest level, go to find the 
    stairway stack that leads to a water level adjuster.  Instead of 
    climbing it though, stand in the spot where the two walls meet (if you 
    looked from above, you stand in between the two lines that form the "V" 
    shape).  Mario will be sent to the high platform where the Cannon is 
    found.  Rather useful as it allows Mario to get ANYWHERE in the Course 
    with the water at it's lowest point.
    
    
                         ===========================
                         TALL TALL MOUNTAIN TELEPORT
                         ===========================
    
    The Tall Tall Mountain teleport, much like the Cool Cool Mountain 
    teleport, is absolutely essential is complete a given mission in the 
    game. On the area with the lot of funky mushrooms to the left, you can 
    find the teleport on the small mushroom in the middle of the pack. It 
    will take you to the area underneath the area that you are currently at, 
    that leads to a cannon, which can lead to the sixth Power Star in the 
    stage.
    
    
                          =========================
                          TINY-HUGE ISLAND TELEPORT
                          =========================
    
    If you trip the switch just past the Piranha Plant area and then run 
    across the new bridge, you will find a small island with a single Coin 
    on it.  Stop moving where the single Coin is and you will be warped back 
    to the Piranha Plant area (it is one way only).  Useful because you 
    would be stuck on that island after the Wooden Block bridge disappeared.
    
    
                            =====================
                            RAINBOW RIDE TELEPORT
                            =====================
    
    Find your way onto the roof of the maze to go towards the far end of it 
    to warp to appear on the outside of the Mansion.  It is useful, but only 
    if you have fallen off the carpet and you managed to grab the roof on 
    the way down.
    
    
    
    
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      :::  :::  :::  SECTION VII. - 1-UP MUSHROOM LOCATIONS  :::  :::  :::
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
    
    
    In this section, we will both list every location of a 1-Up Mushroom in 
    every stage in the entire game. If you know something that we do not, 
    just e-mail one of us to let us know, and we will confirm it. Thanks!
    
    
                                   ======
                                   CASTLE
                                   ======
    
    ONE-In the entrance hole across from the Secret Aquarium. It will appear 
    instantly, and run straight into you. One of the easier 1-Up Mushrooms 
    to find in the game.
    
    TWO-Outside, third closest tree to the castle.
    
    THREE-Land an accurate attack on a Butterfly in the group of Butterflies 
    outside.
    
    FOUR-Land an accurate attack on a Butterfly in the other group of 
    Butterflies outside.
    
    FIVE-If Mario collects both Coins under the main bridge (do this after 
    the moat is drained) to cause a 1-Up Mushroom to appear.
    
    SIX-On top of the roof.
    
    SEVEN-On top of the roof.
    
    EIGHT-On top of the roof.
    
    NINE-After you have collected 120 Power Stars, use the cannon near the 
    water to launch yourself up to the castle rooftop, where Yoshi will give 
    you 120 1-Ups. What a waste.
    
    
                           ======================
                           PRINCESS' SECRET SLIDE
                           ======================
    
    ONE-After you round a very long turn, a 1-Up Mushroom will appear and 
    flow towards the left of the screen. Take it before it falls off of the 
    slide! Hurry, dammit! RUN! RUUNNN!!! Wait... You can't run on the 
    slide...
    
    TWO-If Mario slides up the stairs and off of the back of the platform, 
    this 1-Up Mushroom will put in an appearance.
    
    
                              ===============
                              WING CAP HEAVEN
                              ===============
    
    ONE-In transparent dark cloud
    
    TWO-On the very bottom of the middle "rope" near the top of the stage.
    
    THREE-On the long green pole that is located on the platform with the 
    Pink Bob-Omb.
    
    FOUR-With Red Coins #7 and #8, inside of a yellow exclamation point box.
    
    
                          ========================
                          VANISH CAP SWITCH COURSE
                          ========================
    
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    --\_1_/---------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ---------\_2_/--------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ---------------------\_!_/--------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ------------\_3_/-----------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    -------------\_4_/----------------
    ---------\_5_/------\_6_/---------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    
    1 = Red Coin
    2 = Red Coin
    3 = 1-Up
    4 = Red Coin
    5 = 1-Up
    6 = Red Coin
    ! = Exclamation Point Block containing 1-Up
    
    Enough said. Land where the 1-Up Mushrooms are located on the ASCII 
    chart of the big slide at the beginning of the sub-stage.
    
    FOUR-Collect the three Coins inside the caged area at the end to make 
    this 1-Up Mushroom appear (thanks to Brightguy for this one).
    
    
                          =======================
                          METAL CAP SWITCH COURSE
                          =======================
    
    ONE-Go right after exiting the original corridor to bust the Yellow 
    Block for the 1-Up Mushroom inside.  Please note that you need to be 
    Metal Mario to get this one.
    
    TWO-After crossing the small bridge, look between the two Red Coins in 
    the cubbyhole to find a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    
                         ========================
                         BOWSER IN THE DARK WORLD
                         ========================
    
    ONE-The first Yellow Block along the main path contains a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    TWO-Take the left fork to go across a narrow bridge (as opposed to the 
    wobbly boards fork) to find an Amp guarding eight Coins and a Yellow 
    Block with a 1-Up Mushroom inside.
    
    THREE&FOUR-Jump off of the first wobbly board to the left to find two 1-
    Up Mushrooms in the first two ledges between the tall supports.
    
    FIVE&SIX-Above the wobble boards are two 1-Up Mushroom on the ledges.
    
    
                          ======================
                          BOSWER IN THE FIRE SEA
                          ======================
    
    ONE-There is a 1-Up Mushroom sitting on top of a platform near the 
    beginning that you cross over. Walk into it to obtain it.
    
    TWO-After getting off of the first platform for the final time, grab the 
    1-Up Mushroom sitting there.
    
    THREE- On the top of the pole that leads to the caged area, a 1-Up 
    Mushroom will appear and come to you.
    
    FOUR-Inside of the Yellow Block on the railings and platforms that move 
    to the west of the screen.
    
    FIVE-In the area right after the lava covered platforms, there are two 
    walls where you can make swift wall kick jumps, and reach the top of the 
    second one. From here, break the yellow exclamation point box, and 
    retrieve the 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    SIX-Check around the above area to find a 1-Up Mushroom that is sitting 
    there.
    
    
                             =================
                             BOWSER IN THE SKY
                             =================
    
    ONE-The first Yellow Block encountered (it is on a spinning platform 
    with an Amp patrolling) to find a 1-Up Mushroom inside.
    
    TWO-When you see the first wobble board, drop down a ledge first to grab 
    the 1-Up Mushroom hidden below.
    
    THREE-While riding the arrow platform, look for a 1-Up Mushroom on the 
    right side of a block.
    
    FOUR-The first ferris wheel contraption has a 1-Up Mushroom sitting in 
    the middle of it.
    
    FIVE-Look behind a pillar on the left as you run through the windy 
    section near the pipe to Bowser.
    
    SIX-When on the spinning platform with two Amps guarding a pole, collect 
    the three Yellow Coins to make the 1-Up Mushroom appear.
    
    
                           ===================
                           BOB-OMB BATTLEFIELD
                           ===================
    
    ONE-Upon entering the higher of the two meadows near one another (the 
    one with water balloon attacks and Bob-Ombs), look for a flower patch 
    surrounded by a ring of Coins.  Run around the flower patch grabbing the 
    Coins to cause a 1-Up Mushroom to appear for Mario to grab.
    
    TWO-Underneath the grey slope that leads through the opening in the cage 
    wall above, you will find a Bob-Omb guarding a stationary 1-Up Mushroom 
    along with a Red Coin.
    
    THREE-Climb the tree near the grey pyramid Cannon structure tomake this 
    1-Up Mushroom appear.
    
    
                             ================
                             WHOMP's FORTRESS
                             ================
    
    ONE-Instead of climbing the brown stone slope at the start, head along 
    the grass to find two flower patches from which butterflies take flight.  
    Perform a Jump Kick on the right one (no way to distinguish between 
    them) to have it turn into a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    TWO-Board the swinging bridge to run to the idle, run out to the edge of 
    it after it passes under the barrier, and then ride it around to make a 
    1-Up Mushroom appear.  You will need to chase it to the lower level 
    before most likely.
    
    THREE-Climb the massive flagpole in this level to the very top that 
    Mario can reach (just below the ball on top) to cause a 1-Up Mushroom to 
    appear that will fall right into him for an easy pick-up.
    
    FOUR-Go around the tower on top of the fortress until Mario arrives on 
    the side that is facing the flagpole.  Punch the wall to break it and 
    reveal a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    
                             ===============
                             JOLLY ROGER BAY
                             ===============
    
    ONE-Swim through the ring of Coins near the underwater cavern to make a 
    1-Up Mushroom appear.
    
    TWO-Use the Cannon to aim Mario for the middle of the three large 
    pillars to land on it, then climb the to the top to perform a Handstand 
    to collect the 1-Up Mushroom floating there.
    
    
                            ==================
                            COOL COOL MOUNTAIN
                            ==================
    
    ONE&TWO-On the slide where you race the penguin, there will be a row of 
    coins leading into the wall. Take the row of coins into the wall, where 
    the path has a 1-Up Mushroom descending down it as well as a hidden area 
    that contains a 1-Up Mushroom within a Yellow Block.
    
    THREE-In back of the ski lift area, up top. You must perform a double 
    jump to burst open the crate containing the 1-Up Mushroom, and chase it 
    down to collect it.
    
    FOUR-On the platform where you find the last of the Red Coins (that you 
    can reach via the icy slopes), you will find an exclamation point crate 
    floating in the sky to the left of the Red Coin. Bust it open, and 
    collect the 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    FIVE-Look around carefully after sliding down the outside of the 
    mountain to find a 1-Up Mushroom hiding in a corner.
    
    
                             ===============
                             BIG BOO's HAUNT
                             ===============
    
    ONE-The roof over the building that leads down to the merry-go-round has 
    a 1-Up Mushroom balanced upon it's peak.
    
    TWO-On the highest rooftop of them all, where you collect the fifth 
    Power Star in the stage. Inside of an exclamation point block, and it 
    will land where you are standing, assuming you are standing underneath 
    the exclamation point block.
    
    
                             ==============
                             HAZY MAZE CAVE
                             ==============
    
    ONE-Once you have passed the Bottomless Pit area and you have run up the 
    Boulder infested slope to enter the door, hit the Yellow Block to find a 
    1-Up Mushroom.
    
    TWO-Use the Wire caging high above the Bottomless Pit to go to the 
    platform with a Yellow Block to find a 1-Up Mushroom contained within.
    
    THREE-When you are within the Hazy Maze, destroy eight Monty Moles in a 
    row where two of them inhabit for a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    FOUR-When you are within the Hazy Maze, destroy eight Monty Moles in a 
    row where one of them inhabit for a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    
                            ================
                            LETHAL LAVA LAND
                            ================
    
    ONE-On the rotating flat-wheel platform (where the volcano is), go 
    towards the upper part of the platform, and jump onto the flamethrower 
    platform to collect a 1-Up Mushroom that is simply sitting there. Be 
    very careful to not fall into the lava, though, as the platform is quite 
    tiny in length and width.
    
    TWO-In the far northwest corner of the entire stage. To reach it, 
    perform a long jump to the left from the start to grab the Wing Cap out 
    of the red exclamation point box, and perform a triple jump. Glide to 
    reach it.
    
    THREE- In the far northeast corner of the entire stage, on a tall 
    platform that slides with a few coins. To reach it, perform a long jump 
    to the left from the start to grab the Wing Cap out of the red 
    exclamation point box, and perform a triple jump. Glide to another 
    platform, and then glide again to reach it.
    
    FOUR-To the southwest of the volcano, on another one of those platforms 
    that slides down is a 1-Up Mushroom sitting atop of the platform, all by 
    its lonesome. To reach it, perform a long jump to the left from the 
    start to grab the Wing Cap out of the red exclamation point box, and 
    perform a triple jump. Glide to reach it.
    
    FIVE-To the northwest of the volcano, on a small "C" shaped platform in 
    the middle of the lava ocean is a 1-Up Mushroom sitting on the platform. 
    Long jump over from the rotating flat-wheel platform to reach it.
    
    SIX-Behind the tallest platform in the stage, where the Power Star 
    appears after mission one is completed. Near the lava, use the turtle 
    shell or Wing Cap to reach it.
    
    SEVEN-Near the Red Coin puzzle is a flame that Mario can run around to 
    make the 1-Up Mushroom appear.
    
    EIGHT-Look for this 1-Up Mushroom by the sixth Power Star, which is 
    located in the Volcano.
    
    
                             ===================
                             SHIFTING SANDS LAND
                             ===================
    
    ONE-The quicksand pool near the grey stone structure has a 1-Up Mushroom 
    positioned over the quicksand below.
    
    TWO-Look over towards the iron cage wall from near the starting area to 
    see a 1-Up Mushroom sitting on some solid sand.
    
    THREE-After passing the Tox Box stone path (the tumbling boxes that 
    attempt to crush Mario, jump into the small tree bear the water here to 
    climb to the top and perform a Handstand at the top to make a 1-Up 
    Mushroom appear and fall into Mario's hands.
    
    FOUR-Look inside the Yellow Block to the right of the Pyramid entrance 
    (when you are facing the entrance) to find a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    FIVE-Upon entering the Pyramid, go left to follow the path to the end to 
    find a Yellow Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    SIX-Look above the Mummified Thwomp if you go left from the entrance of 
    the Pyramid.
    
    SEVEN-As you head around the Pyramid to start up a slope to the second 
    floor, go down the slope on the other side of the structure first to 
    find a Yellow Block with a 1-Up Mushroom contained within it.
    
    EIGHT-Just as you step up to the second floor of the Pyramid, look at 
    the wire caging above some Coins and a circling Amp to find a 1-Up 
    Mushroom on top of the wire caging.
    
    NINE-Upon going right from the entrance of the Pyramid, jump into the 
    sand area in the middle of the Pyramid to find five stone platforms near 
    a pole.  Step onto the stone platforms, the fifth one causing a 1-Up 
    Mushroom to appear. 
    
    
    
                               ===============
                               DIRE DIRE DOCKS
                               ===============
    
    ONE-Look in a Clam on the sea floor of the sea area near the whirlpool 
    to find a 1-Up Mushroom waiting for Mario.
    
    
                                ==============
                                SNOWMAN's LAND
                                ==============
    
    ONE-Scale the tree at they very top of the Super Snowman and perform a 
    Handstand to make the 1-Up Mushroom appear and get collected.
    
    TWO-After passing the ICY pond that the Big Bully patrols, hit the 
    Yellow Block for the 1-Up Mushroom contained inside.
    
    THREE-One of the two Yellow Blocks by the Pink Bob-Omb in th eigllo has 
    a 1-Up Mushroom inside.
    
    FOUR-Using the Vanish Cap, grab this visible 1-Up from the wall of ice 
    in the igloo.
    
    
                                =============
                                WET-DRY WORLD
                                =============
    
    ONE-At the top of town step into a ring of Coins to cause this 1-Up 
    Mushroom to appear.
    
    TWO-Check in the cylinder high in the sky for these 1-Up Mushrooms.
    
    THREE-Check in the cylinder high in the sky for these 1-Up Mushrooms.
    
    FOUR-While in the Town separate form the main area, set foot in a garden 
    to make this appear.
    
    
                              ==================
                              TALL TALL MOUNTAIN
                              ==================
    
    ONE-Right behind the start of the stage, on a sloping ledge behind the 
    big rock.
    
    TWO-In the area with the several funky mushrooms to the left, there is 
    one large mushroom with a yellow exclamation point box hovering 
    overhead. Jump onto it, and break open the yellow exclamation point box 
    to reveal the 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    THREE-On the top tier of the vine walls area, to the left on a small 
    ledge platform.
    
    FOUR-On the left side of the ledge near the waterfall as you get closer 
    to the top of the tall mountain. Fairly obvious.
    
    FIVE-In the secret slide, after first row of coins, in center of the 
    slide.
    
    SIX-On the secret slide, right after the bouncing Blue Coin's turn.  In 
    center of the slide, drifting towards the left before falling off of it.
    
    SEVEN-On the secret slide, near the first coin behind the entrance to 
    the slide itself (not the slide world), opposite side of the yellow 
    coin.
    
    EIGHT-Kill eight Monty Moles by the viney area (just past the Red Coins) 
    to find this 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    NINE-Go touch all four corners of the room above the mountain slide to 
    make a 1-Up Mushroom appear.
    
    TEN-After leaving the above room, look right to find a 1-Up Mushroom in 
    the corner.
    
    ELEVEN-In the viney area, Jump Kick the Butterflies to make a 1-Up 
    Mushroom appear (thanks to Brightguy)
    
    
                               ===============
                               TINY-HUGE WORLD
                               ===============
    
    ONE-(Large Mario) On island across from starting point, inside of yellow 
    exclamation point box. Dodge the Fireballer's fireballs whilst getting 
    the 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    TWO-(Small Mario) In the cannon where the Pink Bob-Omb is (large), aim 
    for the tree that is to the right slightly. To aim correctly, aim at the 
    tree with where the tree is on the very bottom of the screen, starting 
    to peek out.
    
    THREE-(Small Mario) In between the two coins near the Koopa after you 
    collect both coins.
    
    FOUR-(Small Mario)  Inside of the cavern with the eight Red Coins, on 
    the high platform across from Red Coin #8.
    
    FIVE-(Small Mario) Platform after the catwalk, inside of a yellow 
    exclamation point box.
    
    SIX-(Large Mario)Take out the Butterflies with Jump Kicks near the 
    beginning area of the Course for the 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    SEVEN-(Small Mario)Between the Piranha Plant island (a pipe on it) and 
    the grey stone island, guarded by a Bubba.
    
    EIGHT-(Small Mario)Take out a Butterfly near the Tree listed as TWO to 
    make a 1-Up Mushroom appear.
    
    NINE-(Small Mario)Near the windy abyss is a small island with a Yellow 
    Block holding a 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    TEN-(Small Mario)On the grey stone island near the Bubba, you need to 
    drop down from the ledges higher up to reach it (you can not jump to 
    it).
    
    
                               ===============
                               TICK TOCK CLOCK
                               ===============
    
    ONE-Past the first Power Star is a pole that will yield a 1-Up Mushroom 
    when it is vacated.
    
    TWO-The Yellow Block at the highest point in the clock contains a 1-Up 
    Mushroom.
    
    THREE-Look for a Yellow Block to bust open near the fourth Power Star to 
    find a 1-Up Mushroom
    
    FOUR-Look to the ledges above the second Power Star to find this 1-Up 
    Mushroom (thanks to Brightguy)
    
    
                                ============
                                RAINBOW RIDE
                                ============
    
    ONE-Look on top of the house in the sky in a Yellow Block.
    
    TWO-Get this 1-Up Mushroom off the top of the spinning structure near 
    the winged ship.
    
    THREE-Below the first swing along the route to fourth and fifth Power 
    Star.
    
    FOUR- On top of the Maze structure in a Yellow Block.
    
    FIVE-Climb the pole on the winged ship to the crow's nest to perform a 
    Handstand to make this 1-Up Mushroom appear and fall to Mario.
    
    SIX-The farthest triangle in the "Tricky Triangles!" area of the level.
    
    SEVEN-Look on the bow of the ship to find this 1-Up Mushroom.
    
    EIGHT-If you ride the Donut Lift down from the top of the Maze 
    structure, the 1-Up Mushroom will appear and go to Mario.
    
    NINE-Take the flying carpet on the right to get the 1-Up Mushroom from 
    the Donut Lifts along that path.
    
    
    
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
      :::  :::  :::  :::   SECTION VIII. - GOOD GUYS    :::  :::  :::  :::
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
    
    In this section, we will create a small list of the essential good guys 
    that you know, and love. Or hate, in Toad's case. Please enjoy the list, 
    gang.
    
    
                                     =====
                                     LUIGI
                                     =====
    
    Yes! You, too, can unlock Luigi in Super Mario 64! All you have to do is 
    take your Nintendo 64, as well as your television set, and throw it out 
    of a (minimal) five story window. Then, you will have to flush your 
    cartridge of Super Mario 64 down the toilet. Lastly, the final step in 
    unlocking Luigi lies in pouring gasoline on your head, and setting your 
    hair on fire! After you do these three separate tasks, you will unlock 
    Luigi, who will call you a complete moron. (NOTE: This is sarcasm. Do 
    not try this, as Luigi DOES NOT EXIST! Thank you.)
    
    
                                     =====
                                     MARIO
                                     =====
    
    Yes! You did not expect a list of good guys without mentioning the 
    wonderfully stupendous hero of the game, right? Mario is the little guy 
    dressed in red and blue that loses his hat an awful lot throughout the 
    course of the game. You will control Mario throughout the entire game, 
    with no help from anyone else. Because he is a big boy now, gosh darnit!
    
    
                                 ==============
                                 PRINCESS PEACH
                                 ==============
    
    This game is pretty noteworthy to all four of you Princess Peach fanboys 
    out there, as it was the first game that Princess Toadstool was referred 
    to as "Princess Peach." Wow! We are all so much damn smarter now! As 
    always in these games, you will have to rescue the wonder Princess Peach 
    so that Mario can go from being the plumber in Long Island to the Prince 
    of wherever the hell Princess Peach is from. Yippie!
    
    
                                     ====
                                     TOAD
                                     ====
    
    What a loser that Toad is. Toad appears in several different areas of 
    the Princess' castle like he is David Copperfield or something. Really 
    creepy. He will give out several Power Stars at random throughout the 
    castle just by talking to him. See? He has to PAY people to talk to him! 
    The only other person I can think of that has to pay people to talk to 
    them in Brian Sulpher, my partner for this FAQ/Walkthrough.
    
    
                                     =====
                                     YOSHI
                                     =====
    
    Our favorite little green dinosaur that enjoys swallowing several 
    different enemies has made his big leap into 3-D! But no, Mario cannot 
    ride Yoshi. In fact, Yoshi only there to give you 120 1-Up Mushrooms 
    AFTER you collect all 120 Power Stars in the game. So what in the hell 
    is the purpose of any of that??? Seriously! Why give us 120 1-Up 
    Mushrooms in the game AFTER we get through all of the problems?? So we 
    can jump into the lava over and over again in Lethal Lava Land??? Yoshi 
    is playable in Super Mario Sunshine, but not in Super Mario 64. Sorry!
    
    
    
    
    
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
      :::  :::  :::  :::    SECTION IX.   -   CREDITS   :::  :::  :::  :::
    ::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::---::
    
    
                           ===========================
                           ZOOP would like to THANK...
                           ===========================
    
    
    I would like to dedicate my part of this FAQ to Taco, the 1980s 
    "broadway"-esque performer that covered and released the 12th Wonder of 
    The World, "Puttin' On The Ritz." If you're blue and you dunno where to 
    go to why don'tcha go where fashion sits? Puttin' on the ritz!
    
    ::::Val, for being so wonderful and healthy for me.
    
    ::::Ceejaycee for having three letters as his nickname.
    
    ::::Stephen Ng over at IGN for being cool and having an easy last name to 
    remember.
    
    ::::Andrew Shultz for allowing me to move on by taking Mickey Mouse: 
    Castle of Illusion off of my hands.
    
    ::::Nintendo for making great games, and making the kiddie games omgnooo. 
    Joking, joking.
    
    ::::Mr. Miyamoto for being GOD! Or was that Morgan Freeman? Easy to 
    confuse them, I know.
    
    ::::Gobicamel for a tip in the secrets section.
    
    ::::Coffee for being a wonderfull "100 Coin" reference in my time of 
    need. READ HIS STUFF! He rocks.
    
    ::::Bananagirl, for being an inspiration for the Red Coin checklists.
    
    ::::You, the reader. Now stop bothering me via e-mail. Thank you!
    
    ::::Steve McFadden for allowing me to punch him in the crotch.
    
    ::::McFadden's mom for all of her services.
    
    ::::Me, for being purdy.
    
    ::::The Watchmen for releasing the greatest song ever created, "Brighter 
    Hell."
    
    ::::Anti-Thanks to the guy that was once my friend on the old AOL message 
    boards (VGS) that set me up with looking like I made a fake Luigi image 
    file. I was framed, nobody believed me, and my reputation was ruined 
    over there. I'm an award-winning writer now, so POOH ON YOU!!!
    
    ::::Lastly, Brian Sulpher for making this thing as strong as his 
    reputation. Or buns of steel, either way. Regardless, this guy is THE 
    MAN and should be regarded that way for years upon years. Check out his 
    other work, and mine, too, while you're at it.
    
    
                       ====================================
                       BRIAN SULPHER would like to THANK...
                       ====================================
    
    
    ::::Chad Steele for tipping me off to the alternate Power Star strategy 
    for the Jet Stream in Jolly Roger Bay
    
    ::::Dave "Zoop" McCutcheon for being such a cool dude and great writer, 
    even if he is a huge fat arse.
    
    ::::Brightguy for his great website that I used to double check some 1-Up 
    locations on (specifically Castle 1-Ups and the HIDDEN COIN in Snowman's 
    Land), so thanks man for your great dedication to the game.
    
    ::::Jennifer Dixon, for being not only my friend, confidante, anchor, and 
    one amazing gal, but also for being the love of my life.  I love you 
    with all the fiber of my soul and my being babe!
    
    ::::The Mike Tyson Board, for their continued dedication to their craft 
    and for inspiring my first FAQ that started me on my road to FAQing.
    
    ::::Trace Jackson for being himself and true to what he believes.  You 
    never change man, unless it is for the best.
    
    ::::CWall for his gracious offer of comparing our info to his.  This led 
    to finding Brightguy's superb website, so thanks Christan.
    
    ::::Coffee for one of the secrets.
    
    :::: http://www.geocities.com/sm64home/
    
    
    
    
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