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

Course 7: Lethal Lava Land

Super Mario 64 Lethal Lava Land

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To access Lethal Lava Land from the castle entrance, enter the first door on the left of the stairs and then go down into the basement's double doors. Take the hallway to the right and jump directly into the painting with the smiling flame.

Here's how to get all of the Stars at Lethal Lava Land.

Star 1: Boil the Big Bully

Make your way across the various platforms, hang a left when you get to the small Bully. Pass the Mr. I, pass the shifting Bowser puzzle, and go right from the fire shooting island. A large Bully will be waiting for you here.

Push him into the lava to reveal a Star. Be careful while making your way up the steps to the Star as they will fall into the lava.

Star 2: Bully the Bullies

Head across the various platforms and take a right at the small Bully. Jump across the various platforms and continue to make your way to the back right of the level. You'll get to an area where four squares are rising and submerging in the lava. Wait for a good time and then cross to the large cliff on the other side.

There are three Bullys here. Push them into the lava and a Big Bully will appear. Now push the Big Bully into the lava to earn a Star.

Star 3: 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces

When you get to the lone Bully, head straight to the volcano with the rotating island. Run around this rotating platform and collect all eight Red Coins. A Star will appear in the volcano. Jump into the opening to collect it.

Star 4: Red-Hot Log Rolling

If you look where Mario is looking when he first lands in the level, you'll see a gated area. This is where you'll need to go. Make a right at the lone Bully and then head as far right as you can. You'll end up on an island with two Bullys.

There's a small grated platform in the lava. Jump on it and it will take you towards a giant log. Dodge any flames that shoot out from the ground while making this trip. Now, jump on the log and run along it so that it moves closer to the gate. When it's been moved over as far as it can, jump onto the brick and collect your Star.

Star 5: Hot-Foot-It into the Volcano

Remember that volcano in the middle of the level? Make your way over to it and jump inside. Now, make your way along the various platforms and cliffs as you climb the walls of the volcano. Eventually, you'll come upon a pair of poles.

Climb to the top of one of the poles and then jump to the cliff next to it. A Star will be waiting there for you to collect.

Star 6: Elevator Tour in the Volcano

Once more make your way to the volcano. This time when you get inside, jump across the black mounds in the lava until you reach the checkered elevator. At some point, you'll meet up with another elevator. Jump onto this new platform and then jump onto the pole that it circles.

Climb up the pole and then jump on to one of the floating platforms. Now all that's left is to walk up to the waiting Star.

Star 7: 100 Coin Power Star

You'll need to collect 100 Coins in the Lethal Lava Level to obtain this Star. Here's how to get all 100 Coins.

Note: If you hit the Yellow ! Block near the entrance, you'll get a magical Green Koopa Shell that is impervious to the lava. You can use it to quickly ride around and collect your Coins.

  • Collect each of the Red Coins to add 16 Coins to your total.
  • On your way to the Bowser puzzle, there are five Coins in a row.
  • When the shifting Bowser puzzle finally lines up correctly, 8 Coins will appear for you to collect. Just make sure you don't fall into the lava when doing so.
  • There are five Coins under the bridge that rises and falls near the entrance.
  • One of the islands in the back right corner has a Mr. I on it surrounded by eight Coins. Spin around Mr. I to defeat him and collect a Blue Coin.
  • There's a ramp in the very back right corner of this level that has a 1-Up Mushroom on it. Ride the shell up this ramp to collect five Coins.
  • The large island where you battled the three Bully enemies houses eight Coins. Defeat the three Bullys and the Big Bully to get even more Coins.
  • If all else fails, ride the shell around the level and look in places you haven't checked yet.
  • There's another Mr. I in the corner near the volcano and the Bowser puzzle. Defeating it will get you a Blue Coin.

Once you've collected 100 Coins, the Star will appear in the cage underneath where the above Mr. I was located.

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