Subject: MARIO 64 FAQ UPDATE! Now 117 STARS!
From: FerrisB@gnn.com (RiGoR)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 12:33:39
Message-ID: <4s3l1c$mht@news-e2b.gnn.com>

	This is NOT a pro quality FAQ, but as long as you explore the level 
somewhat, you should find this very 
useful. I put it together rather quickly, but it's all correct info. If you 
do find something that is wrong, 
please let me know at FerrisB@gnn.com
	Some of the stuff is a little tough to explain, but I did my best to 
explain it as clearly as I could, 
but, also as briefly. Thanks, & I hope this helps you out!



	Red coins = 2 yellow coins & the big blue coins = 5 yellow coins	
	
	Red "!" blocks

When you get 10 stars, there will be a bright light shining down in the main 
hall of the castle. Look up at it 

to go into a bonus stage. You can also get a star from getting the 8 red 
coins here.

	Green "!" blocks

To get this, go into the lower part of the castle & go in course 6 (where 
you jump into a silvery liqid). Go 
where Nessie is, get on him, use him to get to the door that has red bars 
before it, but NOT blocking it 
(that's a different door). Go through there, & jump into the other silvery 
liquid. You can also get a star by 
getting all 8 red coins here.

	Blue "!" blocks

You must first drain the moat, by going into the lower part of the castle, & 
go through the door the plain 
wooden door. When you come to the water with 2 cement blocks sticking out, 
do a butt stomp on 1 of them (I 
forgot if its right or left) & the water will drain. Now go outside & jump 
in the hole in themoat where the 
water use to be. You can also get a star by getting all 8 red coins here.

	Princess Pic Bonus

In the main hall of the castle, the upstairs door on the right is a room 
that has 3 pics of the princess in 
there. Jump through the one on the right for a bonus stage with a star in 
it.

	Sea Bonus Level

In the hall where the pic of the Sea level is, near the top of the ceiling 
is on each side is a black square 
hole. Jump in them. The one on the left is free guy, & the one on the right 
is a bonus stage where you must 
get all 8 red coins to get the star.

	After 20 Stars

There will be a bunny down in the lower part of the castle, where stages 6-8 
are. Catch him for a star.

Toad will appear in the hall where you go into stage 6 (the silvery liquid). 
Talk to him for a star.

A big ghost will appear in the hall to the back door of the castle. Go 
outside, & the ghost near the far back 
left will have a wierd looking thing in the middle of him. Do a butt stomp 
on him, & you can now go into 
course 5, the ghost house stage.

	Also...

After you have 50 stars, the bunny is in the hall again. Catch him again for 
another star.

In the 2nd part of the castle (where stages 10-13 are), there are 2 Toads in 
there. 1 of the 2 will you give a 

star if you talk to him.

In the 3rd part of the castle (where stages 14 & 15 are), talk to Toad & 
he'll give you a star.

In the top hall (stages 14 & 15), there is bright lights shining out near 
the top on each side of the ceiling. 

The one on the left is a bonus stage where you can get a star by getting all 
8 red coins, the right is course 
15.

If you jump into the grandfather clock when the time is 3, 6, 9, or 12, ALL 
the insides will be stopped. Very 
helpful, but cant get all the stars this way. 

On the 3 Bowser stages, you can get all 8 red coins, each giving you a star.


	Course 1 / Bomb Guys Pic

STAR 1 = on top of mountain, beat the Bomb boss
STAR 2 = race the turtle from the beginning of the stage to the top of the 
mountain
STAR 3 = in the yellow box on the island in the air
STAR 4 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 5 = fly through the rings of coins in the air by the island in the air 
& get the 5 middle ones
STAR 6 = stomp the log where the chain monster is by the gate & he'll open 
it for you
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 2 / Castle Tower Pic

STAR 1 = on top of mountain, beat the boss
STAR 2 = on top of mountain, on the tower
STAR 3 = shoot out of the cannon to underneath the BIG flagpole
STAR 4 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 5 = on island in the air, use the bird by climbing the tree at the very 
beginning of the level
STAR 6 = shoot out of cannon & break the right brick wall that you can see. 
Hit it in the thin/top corner
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 3 / Sea Pic
STAR 1 = lure the giant eel out of the ship, go inside. Unlock the chest in 
this order, as they face you...

			Chest 1
		
		Chest 4

				Chest 2

	
		   Chest 3

STAR 2 = lure the giant eel out of the hole, it's on his tail
STAR 3 = swim through the hole to dry land. Unlock the chest in this order, 
as they face you...

			Chest 1

	Chest 2			Chest 3 

			Chest 4

STAR 4 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 5 = shoot out of the cannon onto the small ledge. Has to be aimed 
PERFECTLY! 
STAR 6 = get the T2 Mario so you can walk down in the bubbles to grab the 
star
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 4 / Ice & Snow Pic

STAR 1 = go down the chimney & then down the slide
STAR 2 = take the baby penguin by the chimney to his Mama down at the bottom 
of the mountain
STAR 3 = go down the chimney, race the penguin down the slide, dont use the 
shortcut
STAR 4 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 5 = race the snowball down the mountain, then stand right next to the 
other snowball. They'll combine, 
them talk to him for the star.
STAR 6 = shoot out of the cannon so that you hit where the tree is (you can 
see it when you're in the cannon). 

Then go along that path & its up top.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 5 / Ghost Warp

STAR 1 = kill about 3 or so little ghost, then kill the big ghost that 
appears in the main hall
STAR 2 = Go to the merry-go-round in the small house. Kill a bunch of those 
little ghost there, then kill the 
big one that appears.
STAR 3 = Somewhere in the upstairs rooms, you'll find a bookcase that has 3 
books sticking out of it. Hit them 

in the right order as follows, from top to bottom...

			Book 1
	
	Book 3

				Book2
STAR 4 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 5 = In the upstairs room on the very right, go until you see a 
platform, with nothing on it. Look up, & 
you'll see a high floor. Jump off the wall to get up there. Kill the ghost 
outside. You can then jump on the 
roof to get where he puts the star.
STAR 6 = Grab the blue "Pixel Mario" on the upstairs balcony, then proceed 
just like STAR 5, but instaed of 
going outside, go through the blue ghost painting. Kill the big eye for a 
star.

	Course 6 / Silvery Liquid

STAR 1 = on middle of island, down where Nessie is. Use him to get to it.
STAR 2 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 3 = Use T2 Mario, walk down the underwater road (where Nessie is) & 
step on the flat "!" block so it will 

open the red bars. Then go in that door.
STAR 4 = Go in to the fog maze. Look around for ledges up top. There will be 
2 of them. One leads to an 
elevator that takes you up to a star that is behind the red gate.
STAR 5 = Same as STAR 4, but the other door takes you to where you climb 
across the red bars to a star above 
the big boulders.
STAR 6 = Right where the door that you go through by the big boulders, wall 
jump between the 2 walls & there 
is a ledge up top with the star.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 7 / Fire Pic

STAR 1 = knock the BIG "viking ball" type guy into the lava
STAR 2 = knock ALL the little "viking ball" type guys into the lava, then 
the big one that appears
STAR 3 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 4 = go through level & over the spinning log in the corner of the stage
STAR 5 = jump into the volcano. Go up the side route & its up top
STAR 6 = jump into volcano. Follow the path with the moving blocks. Its up 
top
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 8 / Desert

STAR 1 = flying bird by pryamid has it
STAR 2 = follow edges of pryamid to the top
STAR 3 = inside the pryamid, up the path to the top
STAR 4 = inside the red building inside the pryamid, gotta get on top of it, 
then fall so that Mario grabs on 
to the ledge, then beat the "Hands" boss
STAR 5 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 6 = there are 5 special coins inside the pyramid. Got to get them.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 9 / Blue Liquid Wall

STAR 1 = on top of the submarine
STAR 2 = dive down & unlock the chest in this order...

			Chest 1
					Clam	

		Chest 4
			Bubbles

	Chest 2 

				Chest 3 

STAR 3 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 4 = swim down through the rings given off from under the submarine
STAR 5 = swim down through the rings given off by the manta ray
STAR 6 = in the red gate in th water. Must use the T2 Mario & the blue box 
(Pixel Mario)
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 10 / Secret Ice stage - in the mirror room, the big blank wall

STAR 1 = On top of the mountain, use the penguin to block the wind
STAR 2 = knock the "Marble Man" off the ice platform
STAR 3 = get the star in the transparent ice puzzle
STAR 4 = use the helicopter guy near the triangular speed bumps that come at 
you to fly over to the ledge to the right. The left box is a star, the right 
is a turtle shell.
STAR 5 = use the turtle shell (explained above) to get all 8 red coins
STAR 6 = use the turtle shell to gp up the wall where there is a path of 
yellow coins. Crawl into the igloo. Use the blue block (pixel Mario) to get 
the star.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 11 / Water Spider Pic

STAR 1 = in the yellow box near the cannon
STAR 2 = go across the wooden plank in th air, its in the yellow box
STAR 3 = touch all 5 "secret spots"
STAR 4 = inside the red cage. Must make the water very low, then make the 
elevator go down, get on it before 
it goes back up, but on the inside.
STAR 5 = use the cannon to shoot into the cage in the corner, Then get all 8 
red coins.
STAR 6 = same as STAR 5, but its up top in the level.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 12 / Mushrooms Pic

STAR 1 = on the very top of the mountain
STAR 2 = catch the monkey on TOP of the mountain (2nd monkey). Follow him
STAR 3 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 4 = up top, there will be a very flat wall (same size as a pic you jump 
through). jump in, its a bonus 
slide level with a star at the end
STAR 5 = up top, step on the flat "!" block, then run to the waterfall. 
There is a temporary box in front of 
it so you can get the star
STAR 6 = use the cannon to shoot on to the top of the mushroom. The cannon 
is near the gophers, but on a SMALL 
ledge below them.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins (will need to do slide bonus)

	Course 13 / BIG + small world

STAR 1 = ?
STAR 2 = all the way on top of the mountain, in yellow box (BIG world)
STAR 3 = ?
STAR 4 = find all 5 "secret spots" (small world)
STAR 5 = inside mountain, use wooden plank to get in, get all 8 red coins 
(BIG world)
STAR 6 = do 2 butt stomps on top of island (small world), then make the 
world BIG, drop into hole you made, & 
beat the catapillar for a star
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 14 / Clock

STAR 1 = follow path around to the top (can have clock stopped)
STAR 2 = also up top (can have clock stopped)
STAR 3 = stand on clock hand that rotates horizontally, its on the other 
side (must have clock moving)
STAR 4 = at the VERY top of the stage (must have clock moving)
STAR 5 = up top (must have clock moving)
STAR 6 = get all 8 red coins (can have clock stopped)
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins

	Course 15 / Air + Rainbow Level

STAR 1 = on the boat up top
STAR 2 = all the way up top, take carpets as high as you can go, its on the 
top of the green roofed building
STAR 3 = get all 8 red coins
STAR 4 = go across dragon swing path, then up the "pyramid blocks"
STAR 5 = same as STAR 4, but across a differnet dragon swing
STAR 6 = use the cannon on the boat to get to the island in the air.
EXTRA  = get 100 yellow coins