History Headscratchers / SuperMario64

27th Mar '16 2:06:29 PM klop422
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** He had two stars originally, and gave one to Mario after being beaten in the race. Then he somehow 'collected' his other star, ram through the castle into Tiny-Huge Island, and jumped into the painting. The same star let his get out of Tiny-Huge Island in the first place, and Bob-Omb Battlefield was an open room he could enter. The reason he never appears in any other levels is that he has no other stars and no way to get any because Mario took them all.
5th Mar '16 8:58:48 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Why can't Yoshi enter Big Boo's Haunt?

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* Why can't Yoshi enter Big Boo's Haunt?Haunt?
** Because as we ''all'' know, it's illegal to eat ghosts.
10th Jan '16 9:25:17 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Why exactly is BigBoosHaunt located inside of a tiny birdcage in the Castle Courtyard, instead of a painting? Is there some context to it that isnt obvious, or is it just a [[BiggerOnTheInside weird size gag?]]

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* Why exactly is BigBoosHaunt located inside of a tiny birdcage in the Castle Courtyard, instead of a painting? Is there some context to it that isnt isn't obvious, or is it just a [[BiggerOnTheInside weird size gag?]]



** Hw gets smart in the laat area, he makes the bombs VERY hard to reach.

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** Hw He gets smart in the laat last area, he makes the bombs VERY hard to reach.



** Considering the [[SuperMarioGalaxy2 Throwback Galaxy]], I'm inclined to believe it's the second option.

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** Considering the [[SuperMarioGalaxy2 [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Throwback Galaxy]], I'm inclined to believe it's the second option.



** Kind of pointless, because they're already pointedi nt he direction Mario needs to go.

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** Kind of pointless, because they're already pointedi nt he pointed in the direction Mario needs to go.



* FridgeBrilliance courtesy Medibot and [=MyNameIsKaz=] while they were playing MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga: the Princess' Secret Slide is basically an emergency escape tunnel in case of whatever. (Unfortunately for her, she hasn't been able to make use of it, ever.)

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* FridgeBrilliance courtesy Medibot and [=MyNameIsKaz=] while they were playing MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga: ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': the Princess' Secret Slide is basically an emergency escape tunnel in case of whatever. (Unfortunately for her, she hasn't been able to make use of it, ever.)



* One for the DS remake... why do the characters wearing caps share the disguises IdleAnimations? In most cases, its not too bad... but when you see Mario or Luigi scratching their butt as Wario, you begin to question why they bother.

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* One for the DS remake... why do the characters wearing caps share the disguises IdleAnimations? [[IdleAnimation Idle Animations]]? In most cases, its not too bad... but when you see Mario or Luigi scratching their butt as Wario, you begin to question why they bother.
6th Jan '16 5:50:18 PM phineas81707
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** Snowman's Land had a painting, Dire Dire Docks was a specific stall tactic on Bowser's part, and Tick Tock Clock is located inside of a clock, which it milks for all it's worth. As for the others... probably so they didn't just keep repeating the same motif over and over.
6th Jan '16 4:55:07 PM MetalMichelangelo
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** On the subject of levels that don't have paintings, what about Hazy Maze Cave, Shifting Sand Land, Dire Dire Docks, Snowman's Land, Tick Tock Clock, and Rainbow Ride?


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** Maybe he walked from one location to the other manually?
6th Jan '16 1:11:13 PM MetalMichelangelo
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** So that the developers didn't have to animate multiple idle animations for each character.

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** So that the developers didn't have to animate multiple idle animations for each character.character.
* Why can't Yoshi enter Big Boo's Haunt?
15th Dec '15 10:49:02 PM phineas81707
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**** It ''would'' have been trivial. The message in Peach's room states that the secret entrance is right there in that room. And what is the first thing that gets your attention? The stain-glass windows. In fact, they're the ''only'' thing of interest in that room apart from the sign. Therefore, finding the secret entrance is a 1/3 chance. How's it any more confusing than figuring out how to get to Big Bob-omb, let alone beat him?

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**** *** It ''would'' have been trivial. The message in Peach's room states that the secret entrance is right there in that room. And what is the first thing that gets your attention? The stain-glass windows. In fact, they're the ''only'' thing of interest in that room apart from the sign. Therefore, finding the secret entrance is a 1/3 chance. How's it any more confusing than figuring out how to get to Big Bob-omb, let alone beat him?him?
*** Remember, by your train of thought, new players wouldn't yet be exposed to jumping through paintings/windows. Bob-Omb Battlefield may be (somewhat) unfamiliar territory, but at least you can see where you can and can't go. Plus, every boss announces their weakness, and there's multiple stars initially available. At some point, we'll have to concede that Bowser wasn't too good at the whole 'foresight' thing (notice how Mario, to the best of my knowledge, has yet to beat Bowser in a straight confrontation?)
15th Dec '15 8:25:30 PM Bauglir100
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**** It ''would'' have been trivial. The message in Peach's room states that the secret entrance is right there in that room. And what is the first thing that gets your attention? The stain-glass windows. In fact, they're the ''only'' thing of interest in that room apart from the sign. Therefore, finding the secret entrance is a 1/3 chance. How's it any more confusing than figuring out how to get to Big Bob-omb, let alone beat him?
13th Dec '15 7:53:29 PM phineas81707
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*** Jumping into one of three stain-glass windows? [[SarcasmMode New players who had not been introduced to paintings would have found that trivial to find]]. In the DS version, there's the rec room stuff in here, so it makes a bit more sense, but it was possible that Bowser was locking as many doors as he could, just in case. I mean, Peach is vain, but surely a room with nothing in it but her face would have some significance that, even if Bowser had no idea what it meant, Mario would have?
13th Dec '15 7:13:02 PM Bauglir100
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** But Bowser took the time to lock a door that--to his knowledge--had no stars behind it. The secret slide was hidden from Bowser, so no troops were in it, and had not one, but TWO stars hidden withinhat Bowser knew NOTHING about. Therefore, wouldn't it have made sense if the room with the secret slide was the first unlocked room that Mario got Stars from, and Bob-omb Battlefield was the first one he'd be able to unlock after getting one of the slide's stars, and so on? The secret slide isn't even all that long or hard either, so it's not like new players would get confused by it.

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** But Bowser took the time to lock a door that--to his knowledge--had no stars behind it. The secret slide was hidden from Bowser, so no troops were in it, and had not one, but TWO stars hidden withinhat within that Bowser knew NOTHING about. Therefore, wouldn't it have made sense if the room with the secret slide was the first unlocked room that Mario got Stars from, and Bob-omb Battlefield was the first one level he'd be able to unlock after getting one of the slide's stars, and so on? The secret slide isn't even all that difficult to find, nor long or hard to navigate either, so it's not like new players would get confused by it.
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