The first 3D Mario game. Released for Nintendo64 in 1996.

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Is there any significance to the two coins under the first bridge in Super Mario 64?

I noticed that there are two coins under the first main bridge leading into the castle. I am trying to side-flip and wall bounce to get them both, but do they have any use as I am not in a 'world' ...
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Why should I “walk quietly in the hallway”?

So I was playing Super Mario 64 on an emulator, and something really bugged me. Shhh! Please walk quietly in the hallway! — Sign, Super Mario 64 Is there some secrets or easter eggs here? ...
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How do I get access to the cannon outside of the castle?

There is a cannon just outside of the castle in Super Mario Word 64 but it's locked ! It is near the water, on the beach. Can I get access to it ? If so, how ?
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Are the coins scattered around the castle only useful for health?

There are four coins in the main hallway, and a number of them in the Boos in the yard. Is there anything to gain from them other than health? Do I get anything for collecting them, perhaps in a ...
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Is there a secret star here?

In the back yard of the castle, there's the course called "Big Boos Haunt", but there's also this curious sign in the corner that says something about a triple jump and a wall kick. The thing is that ...
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How do I gain altitude with the Wing Cap?

In Super Mario 64, I'm able to fly with the Wing Cap. I'm having trouble gaining altitude though. (I'm trying to get the star in the Wing Cap course, and it's hard to get the coins that are higher ...
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Is there a reason to ignore the decree to pound the pillars?

Is there anything I miss if I don't "pound the pillars" in the basement of the castle? Am I making any of the stars inaccessible by doing so?
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How do I climb the roof after killing the Big Boo?

In the original Super Mario 64, on the Big Boo's Balcony level, I've got up to the balcony, killed the fat boo, and I've been trying to get up on to that roof for the past 2 hours. So how do I get ...
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Attaining 100% in SNES and N64 Mario Games

In Mario games on the GameCube (eg Mario Sunshine or Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door), it is possible to complete the game, beat the final boss, and attain 100% completion and save such that the ...
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What are the differences between Super Mario 64 (N64) and Super Mario 64 DS?

What are the differences between Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64 DS for the Nintendo DS? Are they just the same game or are there any significant differences?
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How do you get up the endless stairs on Super Mario 64 for Nintendo 64?

Do you need a certain amount of Stars or is there another way?