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Questions tagged [super-mario-64]

The first 3D Mario game. Released for Nintendo 64 in 1996.

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Why does N64 screen go black after 1 or 2 hours of playing?

I bought a used N64. I can play Mario 64 for 1 or 2 hours normally, but after this time, colours of the game slowly change to green and brown, and finally black screen appear. I don't know what's ...
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In what levels is the Green Demon Challenge possible?

I've seen some youtubers do that challenge where in SM64, you trigger a 1UP that follows you until it gave you the 1UP, and then try to take all 8 red coins and the star before it reaches you. Most ...
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Does King Bob-omb’s health reset if you throw him off the mountain?

When Mario fights King Bob-omb in Bob-omb Battlefield, if the king throws Mario off the mountain, the fight will restart and the King will be restored to full health. In contrast, if Mario tries to ...
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Are Koopa the Quick times constant?

When racing Koopa the Quick in Super Mario 64, is the time of Koopa the Quick always the same? If so, what times do you have to beat to get the star?
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Why does collecting “Blast Away The Wall” without a cannon mute the in-game music?

There's a speedrunning trick in Super Mario 64 where you can collect the star "Blast Away The Wall" in Whomp's Fortress without using the cannon. A bizarre side-effect of collecting the star without ...
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Did the Mario Stretching minigame before the Press Start screen do anything?

In Mario 64, before the start button screen shows, you have some kind of mini-game where you could strech marios face in many ways. Did that mini game do anything? Had any effect on the main game? Or ...
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What is written on the 'L is real 2401' plaque?

There's an old folktale of the Mario 64 era that said that this plaque here is reading 'L is real 2401', and rumors said it meant that Luigi was somewhere in the game. What is really written on that ...
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In Mario 64 speedruns, why are the keys necessary?

I've been a fan of TAS (Tool Assisted Speedrun) videos for a long time, and always go back to watch the various Mario 64 Speedruns because they're so good, but after watching a few videos, I wonder: ...
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How can I get through the jet stream in Super Mario 64?

I am playing Super Mario 64 on my Wii using a GameCube controller. I have gotten very far, but I'm still stuck on getting the last star (Through The Jet Stream) for Course 3: Jolly Roger Bay. I have ...
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Can I change the controls for Super Mario 64?

I'm finding it difficult to play super Mario with the analog joystick. Is there any way that I can turn it off and just use the d-pad on the left of the controller instead?
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

It is still in 4:3, and I've seen people say it is still only rendered at 640x480... which is disappointing, it would be cool to see some basic upgrades like widescreen and a higher native resolution. ...
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What does Mario say when he's throwing Bowser?

I can't fully understand what Mario actually means when he throws Bowser in to the mine. It sounds a little blurry, so I hoped someone could translate that for me.
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Is there any significance to the two coins under the first bridge in Super Mario 64? [duplicate]

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? I ...
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How do I access the cannon outside the castle?

There is a cannon just outside of the castle in Super Mario 64 but it's locked! The cannon is near the water on the beach. Can I get access to the cannon? 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 in the castle courtyard?

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?