Super Mario 3D All-Stars: All items in Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 Koopa Shell
Super Mario 64 Koopa Shell (Image credit: iMore)

To collect Stars, you're going to need to use all items in Super Mario 64 — the first classic game in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Princess Peach needs saving, and it's not going to happen unless you manage to use all of the tools Mario can get his hands on. To help you out, we've made a list of all of the items Mario can use in Super Mario 64, along with explanations for what they do.

All items in Super Mario 64

You must first unlock the Red, Blue, and Green Blocks before you can access the special Caps they hold in Super Mario 64.

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Yellow ! BlocksThese release Coins, 1-Up Mushrooms, or Koopa Shells when hit. |
Red ! BlocksThese release Wing Caps, which allow Mario to fly for a short period of time.
Blue ! BlocksThese release Vanish Caps, which allow Mario to pass through walls for a limited time.
Green ! BlocksThese release Metal Caps, which make Mario invincible for a short amount of time.
Yellow CoinsRestores Mario's health and when Mario collects 100 Coins in a level, he earns a Star.
Red CoinsThese are worth two Coins each. Mario must find eight Red Coins in each level to get a Star.
Blue CoinsThese are worth five Coins each. If Mario discovers Blue Coin Buttons he will have a limited time to collect all of the Blue Coins that appear nearby.
CratesOnce Mario grabs hold of one, it will bounce about pulling Mario with it before bursting into Coins.
Spinning HeartReplenishes Mario's health at a speed that corresponds to how quickly Mario ran through it.
Koopa ShellsWhen Mario rides one of these he moves about quickly, can traverse lava or water, and is invincible against enemies until he jumps off or crashes.
1-Up MushroomsAdds an extra life to your total.

All items in Super Mario 64

You will need access to certain items at the right times to collect Stars in Super Mario 64. Keep an eye out for special items so you can make things easier for yourself.

Rebecca Spear
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