Cool, Cool Mountain

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Cool, Cool Mountain
How to unlock 3 Power Stars 
Boss(es) None 
Level(s) Super Mario 64
Slip Slidin' Away
Li'l Penguin Lost
Big Penguin Race
Frosty Slide For 8 Red Coins
Snowman's Lost His Head
Wall Kicks Will Work

Super Mario 64 DS
Slip Slidin' Away
Li'l Penguin Lost
Big Penguin Race
Frosty Slide For 8 Red Coins
Snowman's Lost His Head
Mario's Super Wall Kick
Switch Star Of Cool, Cool Mountain 
Stars Super Mario 64:
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Super Mario 64 DS:
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Map of Cool, Cool Mountain in Super Mario 64 DS.

Cool, Cool Mountain is the fourth level found inside a painting in the games Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The entrance is on the first floor of Princess Peach's Castle, and behind the other star door labeled "3". It is the home of several Penguins and Spindrifts. There are three cannons, a Slide, and a teleportation area at the end of the broken bridges. Bottomless pits surround this mountain, as it appears to be floating in the sky, so it is possible to fall off the course. Mario begins at the summit (unlike Tall, Tall Mountain) and must progress down the icy slopes all around the mountain. At the summit is a house with an oversized chimney that Mario can enter. Inside is a large penguin that will race Mario on a huge ice slide. In between the top and bottom is the Headless Snowman. A quick reference to Santa Claus, who has a more major role in other forms of Mario media (such as cartoons), is made on a sign near the starting point of Cool, Cool Mountain.


Map of the ice slide in Super Mario 64 DS.

The level titles and numbers correspond to Super Mario 64 unless otherwise noted.

Star 1: Slip Slidin' Away[edit]

Mario, on the ice slide.

This level is the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. Appearing on the summit of the mountain, Mario starts off the level near a small house with a massive chimney. A quick reference to Santa Claus, who has a more major role in other forms of Mario media (such as cartoons), is made on a sign near this chimney. Mario should jump into the chimney and will be transported into the house revealing a slide inside of it. Sliding down and avoiding falling off the slide, Mario will soon come to the end of it and land inside what appears to be another room of the house. Opening the door will take him outside and a Power Star will emerge.

The name of this level is a reference to the Paul Simon song Slip Slidin' Away.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパースノースライダー
Sūpā Sunō Suraidā
Super Snow Slider
French Glissade sur glace Sliding on ice
German Rutsche auf der Eisbahn!
Eine rutschige Angelegenheit (DS)
Slide on the ice track!
A slippery matter
Italian Scivolando verso la meta Sliding to the goal
Korean 슈퍼스노우슬라이더
Syupeo seunou seullaideo
Super Snow Silder
Chinese 企鹅的滑梯[1]
Qǐ'é de Huátī
The Penguin's Slide

Star 2: Li'l Penguin Lost[edit]

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Sliding down to the bottom of the mountain, the player should see a penguin in a small pool of water. Talking to her, Mario will find out that she has lost her daughter. Returning to the summit of the mountain, Mario will see a small baby penguin that was there upon entering the level. Realizing that it is the missing penguin, Mario picks her up and returns her to her mother. The adult penguin then rewards him with the second Power Star. There's another penguin on top of the house. If Mario gives her to the mother, she says it's not hers. This level is the same in Super Mario 64 DS, except for the fact that Mario, Luigi, and Wario can be played as. Yoshi can only beat the level if he uses a cap, as he will spit out the penguin immediately after eating it. In the original Super Mario 64, the pool around the mother penguin is liquid water. However, in the DS version, the pool is frozen to facilitate the new Switch Star.

If Mario takes the mother penguin's child after the Power Star appears, she will become upset and will start chasing him until he puts her back down.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese まいごのこペンギン
Maigo no Kopengin
Lost Little Penguin
French Petit pingouin perdu Lost little penguin
German Finde das Pinguinbaby!
Wo ist mein Baby? (DS)
Find the penguin baby!
Where is my baby?
Italian Smarrita una pinguina... Lost penguin...
Korean 길잃은아기펭귄
Gil ireun agi pengwin
Lost Little Penguin
Chinese 该回家了企鹅宝宝[1]
Gāi Huíjiā le Qǐ'é Bǎobao
Time to go home Baby Penguin

Star 3: Big Penguin Race[edit]

Mario racing the penguin.

This level is the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake. Returning to the house, Mario will find a large Penguin standing in the front of the slide. Once Mario approaches him, he will challenge the plumber to a race (much like Koopa the Quick), to see who will reach the bottom first. If Mario is able to beat the penguin, it will reward him with a Power Star. However, if Mario takes the hidden shortcut while sliding down or if he skips part of the slide by jumping to a lower part, he will be accused of cheating, and the penguin will disqualify him and tell him to play fair next time. If Luigi uses his backflip to finish the race before normally possible, in the DS version, then Luigi will be accused of cheating.

The racing penguin after becoming huge.

After Mario has 120 Power Stars (or 150 Stars in the DS remake), he can go and race the penguin again, except he has become massive and more difficult to beat since he claimed that he is "out of shape". There is no real reward for winning the race again, except for further praise from the penguin.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンギン チャンピオンレース
Pengin Chanpion Rēsu
Penguin Champion Race
French Course du pingouin Race of the penguin
German Besiege den schnellen Pinguin!
Pinguinrennen (DS)
Defeat the quick penguin!
Penguin race
Italian Sfida al pinguino gigante Race with the giant penguin
Korean 펭귄챔피언레이스
Pengwin Chaempieon Reiseu
Penguin Champion Race
Chinese 大企鹅的滑雪比赛[1]
Dà Qǐ'é de Huáxuě Bǐsài
Big Penguin's Race

Star 4: Frosty Slide For 8 Red Coins[edit]

Mario near a red coin.

Looking around, Mario will see Red Coins located in places all over the mountain in the Super Mario 64 version. The first one is located on the tree near the house. Another one is located at the bottom of the slide. One is located at the top of the rope swing, one is on the cliff in the middle of the mountain. There is a coin on a tree at the bottom and another one by the warp under the mountain. The last one is by the severed bridge after the bridge with the hopping snowmen. The other side of the bridge holds the Star Marker where the star will appear once the last coin is collected.

A slight change was made in Super Mario 64 DS. The change was that to obtain this star the player must use Yoshi, because at the beginning on the summit the first red coin is in a ice cube. Yoshi is able to eat the fire beside the snowman's head, and blow it out to melt the ice. Yoshi is also required to obtain the coin on the cliff on the middle section of the mountain, for the same reason. The other coins remain the same as the original version.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese すべって8まいあかコイン
Subette Hachi-mai Aka Koin
こおりのなかの あかコイン (DS)
Kōri no Naka no Aka Koin
Slide and [Catch] Eight Red Coins

Red Coins of the Inside of the Ice
French 8 pièces rouges givrées 8 frosty red coins
German Finde die 8 roten Münzen!
Rutschpartie um 8 Münzen (DS)
Find the 8 red coins!
Glissade for 8 coins
Italian Le 8 Monete rosse da scivolo The 8 Red Coins by slide
Korean 얼음속의레드코인
Eoreum sok ui redeukoin
Red Coin in Ice
Chinese 冰雪中的8枚红色硬币[1]
Bīngxuě zhōng de 8-méi Hóngsè Yìngbì
8 Red Coins in Ice and Snow

Star 5: Snowman's Lost His Head[edit]

Mario talking to the snowball.

This level is the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake. For Mario to acquire this Power Star, Mario should head to the left of where Tuxie is found and see a platform with a snowball on it. Upon approaching it, it will tell Mario that it is looking for a new head. Hearing that Mario knows a certain head looking for a body, it starts rolling down the slopes of the mountain, growing in size as it accumulates snow. For it to find the Snowman's head, Mario must get in front of the snow ball and direct it to its new home. If Mario does not lead it, or slides ahead the snowball and takes a shortcut into Snowman's head face, it will aimlessly miss its destination and fall off the course (or even into the cannon). Succeeding in giving the Snowman a new body, the grateful Snowman will reward Mario with his next Star.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロゴロ ゆきダルマ
Gorogoro Yukidaruma
Rolling Snowman
French Bonhomme de neige sans tête Headless snowman
German Baue einen Schneemann!
DS: Ein Schneemann ganz kopflos
Build a snowman!
DS: A snowman all headless
Italian Il pupazzo ha perso la testa The snowman lost its head
Korean 데굴데굴눈사람
Degul degul Nunsaram
Rolling Snowman
Chinese 帮助雪人寻找脑袋[1]
Bāngzhù Xuěrén Xúnzhǎo Nǎodài
Help the Snowman Find the Head

Star 6: Wall Kicks Will Work/Mario's Super Wall Kick[edit]


To obtain this star, Mario must make use of the cannon in this level, found at the base of the mountain near the exit cabin for the big slide, unless he uses a Spindrift and floats down that way or, falls to the bottom at the start of the level and lands on the other side of the large pit. Like all cannons in the game, Mario must first speak to a Bob-omb Buddy to be able to use it. The Buddy is located on a small floating island along the path of the wooden lift that is just to the left of the cannon. With the cannon, Mario must shoot himself to the tree on the other side of the level (as not to overshoot and fall). Then he must make his way along a sheer cliff face with a couple of Spindrifts, and long jump across a pit. On the other side, Mario must run up the first slope and Wall Jump to another sloped platform. Now running the other way up this platform, the player should triple jump and wall kick at the apex of the jump. (If the triple jump is botched, there is a spinning heart in plain sight that can be used to recover health). Once on the last platform, Mario will need to be careful to cross the narrow ice bridge here and claim the Power Star.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the name of the mission was changed to Mario's Super Wall Kick, since Mario is the only one who has that ability out of all the playable characters. However, Luigi is capable of reaching the star by backflipping to the higher platform, using his special twirl. In addition, the bridge the player must cross to reach the star is wider than in the original version. Other than that, the level is the same between the two games.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese かくれスーパーカベキック
Kakure Sūpā Kabe-Kikku
スーパーマリオ カベキック (DS)
Sūpā Mario Kabe-Kikku
Hidden Super Wall Kick

Super Mario Wall Kick
Spanish Patada en la pared de Mario Kick in the wall of Mario
French Murs pour rebondir Walls to bounce back
German Denke an den Wandsprung!
Marios super Wandsprung (DS)
Remember the wall kick!
Mario's super wall kick
Italian Il super salto a parete di Mario Mario's super Wall Kick
Korean 슈퍼마리오벽차기 (DS)
Syupeo Mario Byeokchagi
Super Mario Wall Kick
Chinese 超级马力欧的踢墙跳[1]
Chāojí Mǎlìōu de Tīqiángtiào
Super Mario's Wallkick Jump

Star 7 (DS): Switch Star Of Cool, Cool Mountain[edit]

Wario ground pounding the ice to get to the Star.

In Super Mario 64 DS, there is an additional star that Wario must collect in Cool, Cool Mountain. The Star Switch is on the small floating isle where the Bob-omb Buddy is, and then the Power Star will appear below the small ice beside the mother penguin is. Wario can ground pound the ice and obtain the Power Star.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆきやまの スイッチスター
Yukiyama no Suicchisutā
Switch Star of the Snow Mountain
Spanish El interruptor de la montaña The switch of the mountain
German Der Stern des kalten Berges The star of the cold mountain
Italian L'interruttore di Monte Refrigerio Cool, Cool Mountain's Switch
Korean 눈덮인산의스위치스타
Nun deopin san ui seuwichiseuta
Switch Star of the Snow-covered Mountain
Chinese 雪山上的开关星星[1]
Xuěshān shàng de Kāiguān Xīngxīng
Switch Star on the Snow Mountain


Statistics from Super Mario 64[edit]

  • Total Number of coins: 154
  • Caps Found: (none)
  • Spinning Heart: Underneath Star 6, before the player starts Wall Kicking.
  • Cannons: 3
  • 1-Up Mushrooms (6):
    • Homing Mushroom : #1 In a tree by the Headless Snowman's head.
    • Static Mushrooms : #2,3 In the slide's shortcut.
    • Box Mushroom : #4 It is found near a red coin near the ice block above and behind the Headless Snowman's head. #5 After navigating the slide through the secret shortcut on a platform. #6 The third one can be found near the Headless Snowman's head.
  • Warps :
    • The broken bridge at the top of the mountain can transfer Mario to the L-shape bridge to the right of the house at the bottom.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese さむいさむいマウンテン
Samui Samui Maunten
Cold Cold Mountain
Spanish Montaña helada Cold Mountain
French Montagne Gla-Gla Cold Cold Mountain
German Bibberberg Bob Jitter Mountain Bob
Italian Monte Refrigerio Mt. Refreshment
Korean 추워추워마운틴
Chuwo chuwo mauntin
Cold, Cold Mountain
Chinese 酷冰冰雪山[1]
Kùbīngbīng Xuěshān
Cool Icy, Icy Snow Mountain


  • In the Super Mario 64 DS version, it is possible to get 255 coins (the maximum number of coins allowed) by entering the cabin again and again and defeating the Goombas with caps and/or destroying the bricks (next to the bodiless snowman). This is also true in Snowman's Land, by entering and exiting the igloo.
  • This is the only course in the game other than Bob-omb Battlefield to have more than one cannon.
  • The music that is played here (as well as the music for Snowman's Land) is a Christmas-themed iteration of the cover of The Princess's Secret Slide's music. A remix of the music also appears as the music for the Dream Snowball Fight event in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii version).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the entrance menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.