Super Mario 3D All-Stars: How to unlock all Red, Green, and Blue Blocks in Super Mario 64 (2023)

Super Mario 3D All-Stars: How to unlock all Red, Green, and Blue Blocks in Super Mario 64 (1)

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Unless you figure out how to unlock the three different kinds of power-up Blocks in Super Mario 64, you're going to hit... a block and won't be able to progress any further. To unlock these Red, Blue, and Green Blocks, players must find hidden buttons scattered throughout the castle in secret levels. Having a hard time finding them? We're here to help. Here's how to unlock all Blocks in Super Mario 64.

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Wing Cap

Where to find the Red Button and unlock the Red ! Block

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  • Red ! Block: When hit, it releases a Wing Cap, allowing Mario to soar around for a limited time.

If you collect 10 Stars or more, a beam of light will fall down on the sun rug at the castle's entrance. While standing on the rug, tilt the camera to look into the light, and you'll be whisked away to a secret level.

In the center of this new area, there's a castle turret with a large button on it. If you jump on this button, it will make it so that Mario can now hit Red ! Blocks in various levels and gain a Wing Cap.

Incidentally, if you do a triple jump while wearing a Wing Cap, you'll start flying around. The Wing Cap usually wears off after a while, so you'll need to be careful when using it.

While in this secret area tower area, you can also collect a Castle Secret Star if you take the time to collect all of the Red Coins.

Metal Cap

Where to find the Green Button and unlock the Green ! Block

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  • Green ! Block: When hit, it releases a Metal Cap, which turns Mario into metal for a short time. While in this state, he is mostly invincible and doesn't lose breath while underwater.

How to get to Hazy Maze Cave:

The Green Button is hidden in the Hazy Maze Cave course. To get to that level from the castle's front door, enter the door just to the left of the stairs and then go down into the basement on your right. You'll need to have defeated Bowser in the Dark World and gotten the basement key to go down here.

From here, go through the door on the right. When you see the flame painting, go right and enter the door with a Star on it. Jump into the inky pool in the next room to enter Hazy Maze Cave.

Once you're at Hazy Maze Cave:

To get to the button from the start of the Hazy Maze Cave, head to the left and then enter the door. There's an area around the room to the left where stones are rolling down a hill. Make your way over there and then enter the door.

Now go down the elevator and make your way into the water. Swim to Nessie's back and ground-pound to make her lower her head. Jump on her head and then direct her to the door that has a red platform next to it. Upon entering through this door, jump into the inky pool to start the secret course.

You'll automatically get turn into Metal Mario. Run through the cavern and get to the waterfall at the end. There you'll find the Green Button. Jump on it to make Green ! Blocks accessible throughout the castle.

By the way, if you collect all of the Red Coins in this cavern, you'll gain a Castle Secret Star.

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Vanish Cap

Where to find the Blue Button and unlock the Blue ! Block

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  • Blue ! Block: When hit, it releases a Vanish Cap. This temporarily allows Mario to walk through walls.

How to get to the secret level:

Before you can reach this area, you must have gone through the double doors with a giant Star on it located at the castle's main entryway and defeated Bowser. Beating him gives you the key necessary to get into the basement.

From the castle's main entryway, head through the door just left of the stairs. Now go down into the basement on the right. There's a door just to the left with a blue shield Instead in front of it. Jump up onto the ramp and then dive to land on the ledge above; otherwise, you'll slide down. Now head into the door.

Theres a small cave filled with water in here. Swim down and into the other side. Now ground-pound both of the platforms sticking out of the water to drain the room. A door will get uncovered at the bottom. Jump down and Now exit the newly uncovered door. You'll come out in the drained castle moat. There's a hole on the left side of the castle. Jump inside, and you'll find yourself in the secret level.

Once you're inside the level:

Now that you're inside the secret level, slide down the ramp and make it to the Blue Button at the end. Jump on the button to unlock Blue ! Blocks throughout the castle's levels.

Incidentally, collecting all of the Red Coins along this course and then using the Vanish Cap to walk through the cage at the end will get you another Castle Secret Star.

How to unlock all Blocks in Super Mario 64

That's how you go about unlocking each of the special power-up Blocks in Super Mario 64. Once they're accessible, you should find it a lot easier to collect Stars as you make your way through the castle.

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FAQs

Can you catch the yellow bunny Mario 64? ›

Super Mario 64 players are likely to come across a slippery rabbit named Mips during their journey, and Mips holds two of the castle's 120 Power Stars. Though he may be hard to catch, he certainly isn't impossible to nab if Mario is quick enough.

What happens if you catch the rabbit in Super Mario 64? ›

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After Mario catches MIPS, the rabbit rewards him with a Power Star. MIPS appears in the basement a second time after Mario has collected 50 Power Stars, and Mario can catch MIPS again for another Power Star.

What is the Green Demon challenge Mario 64? ›

The Green Demon Challenge in Super Mario 64 is a challenge to collect all of the red coins in a world, while a green 1-UP mushroom is chasing you. The challenge is made difficult by the fact that the mushroom travels faster than Mario runs, so many tricky and evasive maneuvers are needed.

Can you unlock Yoshi in Mario 64? ›

No. In Super Mario 64, Mario is the only playable character, and the only time you'll encounter Yoshi is at this point in the game. However, in the Nintendo DS version of Super Mario 64, Yoshi is the first character available for you to play as.

How do you get 999 moons in Super Mario Bros? ›

Crush the Coin Coffer, grab the old Power Moon, and get a seed from the Steam Gardner. Take the seed to the Observation Deck by using the path created by the blue button. Throw the seed into the dirt, and ride the stalk into the sky. Use the Uproot to collect every coin and transparent Power Moon in the area.

What are the invisible blocks in Mario? ›

Hidden Blocks (also formatted as hidden blocks), also called Invisible Blocks, are ? Blocks that are invisible to players unless they hit them, turning them into Empty Blocks.

Where is the invisible cap in Mario 64? ›

The Vanish Cap can be unlocked in the course "Vanish Cap Under the Moat". This is a secret course that players can get access to after draining the moat surrounding Peach's castle. In order to drain the moat, players will need to have access to the basement of the castle.

What does the blue cap do in Mario 64? ›

The Vanish Cap, or Blue Cap, is a cap found in Super Mario 64. When worn, it turns Mario into Vanish Mario for 20 seconds. In this form, Mario can walk through enemies, metal fences, and certain walls. The Vanish Cap music is the same as the Wing Cap music.

What is the invisibility cap? ›

In classical mythology, the Cap of Invisibility is a helmet or cap that can turn the wearer invisible. It is also known as the Cap of Hades or Helm of Hades. Wearers of the cap in Greek myths include Athena, the goddess of wisdom, the messenger god Hermes, and the hero Perseus.

Is there a hidden star in Mario 64? ›

In Super Mario 64 there are Power Stars that can be earned outside of the other 15 Courses. These secret stars are hidden throughout various areas of the castle. Click on any of the links below to see the full walkthrough for that star.

Why is there no Luigi in Mario 64? ›

According to Looper, legendary Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto actually addressed the lack of Luigi in SM64 way back in 1996 when it released. Super Mario 64 was initially planned as the next Super Mario Bros. game and would feature both of the brothers, but due to "memory issues" Luigi had to be axed.

How do you fly with a Wing Cap on? ›

Mario's Wing Cap controls use an inverted scheme.
  1. Landing: Do a Ground Pound (press "ZL") to land.
  2. Takeoff: To fly, do a triple jump, and Mario stays in the air after the third jump.
  3. Flight controls: Move the left stick down to make Mario fly up, and move the stick up to make him fly down.
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How do you get Mario wings to the sky? ›

You'll want to reach the floating island like you did in the earlier mission – or you can use the red !- Block on the right side of the first bridge near the start of the level to get the Wing Cap. With the Wing Cap on, run over to the start of the level and jump into the cannon. Aim at the floating island and shoot.

What does the boo mean in Mario Golf 64? ›

Boo Classic. Boo Valley is the fifth course in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. It is located in a valley inhabited by Boos. The course is fairly large at 6,635 yards (6,067 meters). Bunkers are rare and only one hole features a water hazard.

Why are there invisible walls in Mario 64? ›

SM64 automatically puts invisible walls if there is no solid death barrier. Thus, there is always an invisible floor at the bottom of every pit, since Mario would bonk into a invisible wall if there wasn't. These invisible walls are the kind normally seen in vanilla SM64 courses.

How long does the Metal Cap last in Mario 64? ›

The Metal Cap turns Mario into Metal Mario, making him invulnerable and extremely heavy. Because of this, he can no longer make very high or long jumps, cannot swim, and sinks faster in quicksand. However, Metal Mario is also unaffected by toxic clouds and cannot drown. The effect lasts for 20 seconds.

How do you unlock Blue Toad? ›

If you want to play as Blue Toad in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe , you simply have to hover over Yellow Toad on the character select screen. Hold either ZL or L and Yellow Told will switch to Blue Toad. By doing so, Blue Toad is now playable in any level of the game including those in the New Super Luigi U expansion.

What does the blue cap do in Super Mario 64? ›

The Vanish Cap, or Blue Cap, is a cap found in Super Mario 64. When worn, it turns Mario into Vanish Mario for 20 seconds. In this form, Mario can walk through enemies, metal fences, and certain walls. The Vanish Cap music is the same as the Wing Cap music.

Where is the blue cap switch? ›

The Blue Switch is at the end of the course. Triggering it will give you access to all the Blue !- Blocks in every course and allows you to use the Vanish Cap.

Why is Toadette easy? ›

There's nothing wrong with Toadette, except that she's locked to an easier difficulty setting, as is Nabbit. Toadette is able to use the Super Crown ability that gives her extra jumping abilities, gets more time to complete a level, and can collect items inaccessible to other characters.

Is there a Purple Toad in Mario? ›

The Mailtoad is a purple Toad from Super Mario Galaxy, who is a member of the Toad Brigade. Unlike the other Toad Brigade members, Mailtoad is unique in that he periodically delivers messages to Mario in the Comet Observatory and on Starship Mario.

How do you unlock purple Toad? ›

To unlock more colors of Toads, you'll have to play some of the World Tour mode. World Tour is the single-player mode which is similar to past Super Mario series games. Make it through World 1 in World Tour mode to unlock green and purple Toads.

What is the Super Mario 64 Creepypasta? ›

The story starts out with a guy who was randomly surfing the internet. Then a pop up ad appears on his screen about a used Mario 64 cartridge in mint condition for ten dollars. The guy feeling nostalgic proceeds to buy the game despite claiming how he never trusted these ads.

Where is the invisibility cap in Mario 64? ›

The Vanish Cap can be unlocked in the course "Vanish Cap Under the Moat". This is a secret course that players can get access to after draining the moat surrounding Peach's castle. In order to drain the moat, players will need to have access to the basement of the castle.

How do you unlock a Metal Cap? ›

To unlock the Metal Cap, you must first unlock the sixth course of the game, Hazy Maze Cave. Enter Hazy Maze Cave and choose any mission. You'll need to use the elevator that leads to the watery cavern, where you'll find Dorrie, the sea creature. To get to Dorrie: From the start of the level, take the path to the left.

What power up does Mario Cape give? ›

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The Feather grants the user the ability to perform a Spin Jump roughly twice as high as a regular driver can. This can be useful for jumping over barriers, as a quick and easy shortcut, and for jumping over enemy projectiles.

Is there a 121 star in Mario 64? ›

In some copies of Super Mario 64, the 121st star is given by Yoshi when the player reaches the roof of the castle.

How do you get a wing cap 64? ›

Unlocking the Wing Cap

In Super Mario 64, the Wing Cap can be unlocked once the player has collected 10 Power Stars. It does not matter in which level or missions the Power Stars were acquired.

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