Super Mario 64 Cheats - Nintendo 64
Downloadable Super Mario 64 Cheats
Primary Collection of Cheats
Ending sequence camera
After completing the game, use the Analog-stick
on controller two to control the camera in the scene featuring
Mario, Princess Peach, and her Toad guards. The camera is also
controllable on the credits screens. Note: The second controller
must be plugged in before the Nintendo 64 is turned on.
Change Mario's appearance
Wait until Mario's head appears on the opening screen.
Press [A] and use the hand that appears to grab and stretch
various parts of his face. Press [B] to make Mario's head
smaller. To keep a previously stretched piece in that position,
hold [R] and select another piece to change.
To make Mario look like a baby, grab his cheeks with the hand
and put them behind his nose so the mustache does not appear.
He will resemble how he appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's
Island on the SNES.
Hold [R] and press [B] when Mario's head appears on
the opening screen. Stretch his cap down, his mustache up behind
his nose (which you should stretch up), his ears behind his head,
and his mouth up to make him look like a baby.
To make Mario look like a hillbilly, pull his mustache up as far
as possible, then put his ears behind his head. Next, pull his
lip up all the way. Then, pull his nose to the left as far as
possible. Finally, pull his hat down all the way.
To make Mario look like a pirate, Take the left side of his mustache,
pull it up as far as possible, then cover his eye. Next, take
the other side of his mustache and move it behind his nose, just
until his nose is covering all of his mustache except the bottom.
Finally, pull his hat down until you cannot see his left eye.
To make Mario disappear under his hat, hold [R] and press
[B] until he is as small as possible. Then, put his mouth
up as far as possible. Put his left ear to the right as far as
possible, and do the same thing to his right ear. Next, put his
hat as far down as possible, then press [B]. If done correctly,
Mario will be completely hidden under his hat.
To make Mario look fat, pull his mouth halfway down. Then, put
his ears behind his back. Pull his cheeks on the left diagonally
left and his cheeks on his right diagonally right. Finally, pull
his nose down slightly.
To make Mario resemble an army sergeant, pull his cap down as
far as possible, then pull the left and right side of his mustache
over his eyes. Swing his ears behind his head. Then, pull his
lips up and out to your left (his right).
To see Mario sleeping with his eye's open, pull his hat down all
the way. When Mario starts sleeping, his eyes should be open.
To make Mario look like an alien, pull his nose all the way down.
Then, pull his mustache behind his nose. Pull his ears all the
way out. Finally, stretch his cap all the way up.
To make Mario look like he is wearing sunglasses on, pull his
mustache all the way up as far as possible. Then, pull the top
of his face down until the eyes go behind the mustache.
Easy health refill
When Mario's energy is low, find water, swim underwater,
then get some air. Another technique is to keep collecting coins.
Hidden extra life mushroom
After getting a total of three stars, enter the room
with the painting of the sunken ship. Turn to the left of the
entrance. Once in the room, press [C-Up] to look around.
Look carefully to see a black square in the wall near the ceiling.
Perform a double jump and climb into it. An extra life mushroom
will come out. Note: Make sure to choose the square to the left
of the entrance. The one on the right will lead you to the Castle's
After emptying the moat in front of the castle, use the ramp to
walk down into it. Go under the bridge and press [C-Up] to
look up to see two yellow coins. Perform a wall kick to get both
the coins. Once you get both coins, an extra life mushroom will
drop from above. This trick takes practice, and you may want to
do a double jump and then a wall kick, as the coins are very high.
Use the following trick for another way to get the two yellow
coins. If you have collected all 120 stars, cannonball yourself
to the top and get the flying hat. Jump of the castle and fly
under the bridge to get the first coin. Swing around in order
to get the last coin. Then, pound ground to land so you can get
the extra life.
Go to the first door on the left in the castle that does not have
a number on it. Enter it and jump into the painting. Select any
level and go to the cannon by the Chain Chomp's territory. Jump
onto the tree just behind it, then do a handstand to get an extra
Extra life from tree
Go outside the castle, near the waterfall. Climb the
third tree from the waterfall. Do a handstand on top of the tree
to get an extra life. Enter the castle's first floor. Then, return
outside and climb the same tree. Do another handstand for another
extra life. Repeat the trick as needed.
Extra lives near Yoshi
Go to where Yoshi is located. Look at the wall to find
some extra lives.
Enter the castle and go up the stairs all the way to
the right. Enter the room and jump through the painting on the
right. Go through the level collecting fifty or more coins and
complete the level to get an extra life. This may be done as many
times as needed as you will not lose a life if you fall off the
track. Note: Hit the blue coin switch first to get fifty coins
Go into the basement after you have unlocked it. Leap into the
picture of the fire with a face on it. After you have retrieved
the first two stars, you will make a box appear above a platform
off to your left from the beginning of the level. Open the box
and you will get a turtle shell. Ride the shell around the lava
to find plenty of extra life mushrooms.
During the first fight with Bowser, avoid him and collect
all the coins that appear. After a considerable amount of time,
you should be able to collect 1000 coins. At this point, a green
"M" will appear next to the number of lives remaining.
From this point on, when a life is lost, the number of lives increases.
The reverse is also true - gaining lives will actually lower the
number of lives remaining. The cheat will end if the number of
lives reaches zero, such as when Yoshi gives Mario 100 lives after
obtaining 120 stars. The North American version only allows 999
coins to be collected.
Obtain all 120 stars and go outside the castle. Climb
inside the cannon opening that is now located where the grating
was near the Fish Pond. Aim to land Mario onto the roof, where
he will meet Yoshi. He will speak to Mario, award a 100 life bonus
and a triple-jump move, and quickly leave.
When you start the game, you will see the castle . Go to the right
side of the castle . Start from the first tree closest to the
castle. Stand next to the tree and run forward, then press [A]x3
to do a front flip, then kick off the castle, then get to the
grass wall that stands next to the castle, Keep doing the same
thing until you get to the top of the castle, where you will find
Alternate triple jump
Obtain all 120 stars and use the cannon to see Yoshi.
Mario will be able to perform a different triple jump after you
talk to Yoshi. Instead of doing a flip while both feet are sticking
out straight, Mario will do a real flip crouched together with
sparkles. The sparkles will protect Mario from damage when triple
jumping off a high place.
Superman triple jump
Get to a location where there is a long opening in
front of you. Run and do your first jump, then your second jump.
When you do your third jump, instead of just pressing [A],
press [A] + [B] at the same time. Mario should make
the same "hoohoo" as the second jump. He will jump as
high as a normal third jump and appear as if he is flying, with
his arms straight out. This works against enemies. Note: If you
use the normal triple jump to get to the top of the picture in
the water level to make the water to the top, this technique works
Backward long jump
Run and press [A] + [Z], then release [A]
but not [Z]. When Mario lands, press [A], but keep [Z]
held the entire time. When he lands again, press [A] and
pull the Analog-stick [Back]. Mario should move slightly
backwards. When he lands again, press [A] and pull the Analog-stick
[Back]. He will jump straight back. You can do this as many
times as desired. You can also long jump in the same spot. Do
one long jump, and hold [Z] and just press [A] when
he lands. Do not touch the Analog-stick, and he will eventually
long jump in the same spot.
Hold [Z] + [Down].
Hold [Z] then press [B].
Go outside Princess Toadstool's castle. Run to the
pond and quickly press [Z] + [A].
Go outside Princess Toadstool's Castle. Go to the pond,
turn and position your back towards the pond. Then, press [Z]
Crouch with [Z], then press [A], but do not
release [Z]. Mario will do his double backflip as usual.
Time it correctly to where he lands, then press [A] again,
but keep [Z] held. Then when he lands, press [A], and
keep [Z] held, then he will land. Then, press [A]. You
can repeat this as many times as desired.
Never ending backflips
Hold [Z] and press [A], then press it again
every time you hit the ground. Note: This requires practice.
Change view while flying or swimming
To change views when flying, et a winged cap and take
off. Hold one of the "C-buttons". To change view while swimming,
jump in water then hold one of the "C-Buttons".
Get this get nine stars and defeat the first Koopa
level. A light will appear from the ceiling in the main area in
the castle after the Koopa level. Look directly at the light to
reach the flying cap level. Fly straight down to the platform
and land. Step on the red button.
Go to the caves level in the other part of the castle.
First, make a left then super jump to the other side and open
the door. Turn right and follow the path. Super jump to where
the huge boulders are located. Reach the top of where the boulders
are dropping from. Go through the door and step on the elevator.
When the elevator stops, follow the path to the under ground sea.
Find the sea dragon and get on his back. Execute a super butt
stomp on his back, then get on his head. Lead him to the part
of land that contains the red outlined blocks and jump on them.
Then, go through the door and run to the other stream. Try not
to fall in the water. Jump from land to land until reaching the
green switch. Stomp on the switch to get the steel cap.
Run through the hall that is flooded and has an unmarked
door. Enter the door and find the location where there are two
pillars in the water. Super butt slam on both of them. After the
water drains, follow the arrows that leads to another room. Go
through the door, then find the square hole in the ground. Enter
the hole and complete the rest of the level to find the hat.
Mario wearing sunglasses
At the screen where Mario's face can be altered, press
[B], then hold [R] and pull Mario's cheeks up as far
as possible and keep them that way. Mario will look like he is
Mario hangs on and dies
Get 120 Stars, jump in the cannon and shoot onto the
castle. Run on the right side of the castle until you get to an
invisible wall. On the right side, there will be the castle's
edge and an invisible wall. Walk slowly and try to hang on the
cliff between the castle's edge, the grass hill, and the invisible
wall. If done correctly, within three to five tries, Mario will
lose his hat (it will still be with you) and Bowser will laugh.
You will lay down on the drawbridge with one less life.
Stop the clock level
To stop the clock level on the third floor of the castle,
jump in at exactly 12 o'clock
Go in at 12, 3, 6, or 9 o'clock.
Read every sign you see. They can contain important
information that you need.