Super Mario 3D All-Stars: How to find all 120 Stars in Super Mario 64

Course 13: Tiny-Huge Island

Super Mario 64 Tiny Huge Island

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To reach Tiny-Huge Island, you need to once more head up to the second floor of the castle and take the winding stairs. When you come into the room with the large Wet-Dry World painting, hang a left and enter the first door with a Star in it.

Note that there are different sized paintings in this room each depicting two Goombas. The size of the painting relative to Mario will determine if he is large or small in the level.

Not sure what to do here? Here's how to get all of the Tiny-Huge Island Stars.

Star 1: Pluck the Piranha Flower

Enter the small painting on the left of the room to start the course. Upon entering the level, head left and jump into the pipe down the way. When you come out of the pipe, the world will be a lot bigger. Four Piranha Flowers will pop up around you. Punch them to defeat them. Once they're all gone, a Star will appear.

Star 2: The Tip Top of the Huge Island

Enter the small painting to begin this course. You will land next to three large Goombas. Either defeat them or run past them and go through the hole in the wall. Now swim straight from the hole to the far patch of green on the other side of the water.

Make a left and jump across the various platforms. There will be a strong wind blowing, so move carefully. Next, move along the narrow wooden beam until you reach the next area of land. Instead of going down the pipe, continue down the wooden plank and up the mountain dodging falling balls along the way.

Continue on a ways longer until you can go no further. There you'll find a Yellow ! Block. Hit it to get a Star.

Star 3: Rematch with Koopa the Quick

Enter the small painting to begin this course. Once more head to the pipe on the left but instead of jumping inside it, head behind it and step on the Purple ! Button. This will temporarily create a bridge. Stand on the bridge and jump up to the ledge behind you. Move up the hill and enter the pipe to become small. You'll notice there is a flag near this pipe.

When you come out, everything will be huge. Go forward and down the slope. You'll see a small fence with a Koopa standing nearby. Talk to him to initiate a race.

Head back in the direction from which you came and beat the Koopa back to the flag located just behind the pipe. If you win the race, you'll earn a Star.

Star 4: Five Itty Bitty Secrets

Enter the small painting to begin the course. You'll need to locate five small holes around the island. They can be found in the following locations:

  1. At the very top of the island there's a small pool of water with a hole in it.
  2. You'll find another hole at the entrance to Wiggler's cave.
  3. The hole where the iron balls are rolling out from.
  4. On the other side of the hole in the wall from where you enter the level.
  5. Near the pink Bob-omb on the green slope.

After going to all these areas, the Star will appear on a floating island. To get to it, press the Purple ! Button behind the pipe near where you enter the level and then walk over on the temporary bridge.

Star 5: Wiggler's Red Coins

Head to the large painting to start this course. Once in the level, go through the hole in the wall and head to the small beach on the left. Jump on the Koopa to steal its shell. Use the shell to ride up the hill on the right.

You'll notice there's a hole in the mountain with a narrow, curved walkway leading to it. Carefully walk along this beam and enter the cave. There are 8 Red Coins on various platforms within this area. You can also jump up and swing, monkey-bar style on the ceiling to reach Red Coins. Collect them all and the Star will appear

Star 6: Make Wiggler Squirm

Enter the small painting so that you are huge when you enter the course. Make your way to the very top of the island and ground-pound into the water. This will make all of the water drop into a hole.

Now make your way to a pipe and make yourself small. Next, head back up to the top of the island and fall in the new hole. Now you've got to fight Wiggler. Ground-pound on his head three times to defeat him and get the Star.

Star 7: 100 Coin Power Star

Here's how to get 100 Coins at Tiny-Huge Island. Enter the small painting to start the course.

  • You'll get a Blue Coin for each large Goomba you defeat. There are several around the island.
  • Run around the log near the hole in the wall to get five Coins to pop out.
  • If you head through the hole in the wall near where you first enter, you'll find a Koopa on the beach. Jump on it to steal its shell, then run it over to get a Blue Coin. You can now use the Shell to hit enemies around the beach and earn additional Coins.
  • There are several rows of five Coins scattered on the path up to the top of the island.
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