Jolly Roger Bay

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Jolly Roger Bay
How to unlock 3 Power Stars 
Boss(es) None 
Level(s) Super Mario 64
Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Can the Eel Come Out to Play?
Treasure of/in the Ocean Cave
Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
Blast to the Stone Pillar
Through the Jet Stream

Super Mario 64 DS
Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Can the Eel Come Out to Play?
Treasure in the Ocean Cave
Blast to the Stone Pillar
Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
Switch Star of the Bay
Through the Jet Stream 
Stars Super Mario 64:
Super Mario 64 DS:
Map of Jolly Roger Bay in Super Mario 64 DS.

Jolly Roger Bay is the third course in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. It is a stage filled with water and surrounded by cliffs. Above the water are two Metal Cap blocks, a cannon and a ! Switch to make a bridge to a sunken pirate ship (once it rises out of the water). Under the water is the ship in the first level, Unagi when that level is completed, a third Metal Cap, and the tunnel to the pirates cave. The entrance to Jolly Roger Bay is on the main floor of Peach's castle, up the stairs to the right, and behind the star door labeled "3", meaning that three Power Stars are required to enter. Along with Dire, Dire Docks, one of this stage's most unique features is that another layer of instruments is added to the song as Mario dives in the water, and another as Mario enters the cave. Jolly Roger is also the name given to the typical pirate flags. It is also the name of the infamous pirate ship of Captain Hook, the pirate from Peter Pan.


Map of the Sunken Ship in Super Mario 64 DS.

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

Star 1: Plunder in the Sunken Ship[edit]

Mario inside the ship.

Mario will need to dive down to the bottom of the bay to the sunken ship and enter the ship's hatch. Blocking the hatch is Unagi, which will leave if Mario swims to the surface for air or touches the eel. Once it is dislodged Mario can swim inside. At the back of the ship is four chests which will need to be opened in the right order. If done correctly the ship will rise and drain out the water. The star is at the ship's bow in a yellow ! block, and Mario has to reach it by jumping over slippery platforms.

This level is basically the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake, however there is only one chest in Super Mario 64 DS.

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ちんぼつせんのおたから
Chinbotsusen no otakara
Treasure in the Sunken Ship
Spanish El botín del barco hundido The spoils of the sunken ship
French Pillez le bateau coulé Plunder the sunken ship
German Tauche in das Schiffswrack!
DS: Ein untergegangener Schatz
Dive into the wreck!
DS: A sunken treasure
Italian Il bottino della nave affondata The loot of the sunked ship
Korean 침몰선의보물
Chimmolseon ui bomul
Treasure of the Sunken Ship

Star 2: Can the Eel Come Out to Play?[edit]

Mario meets the eel.

This level is the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake. In order to get this star, Mario has to get Star 1 first. If he has, Unagi is now inside a small cave and will bite at Mario if he comes too close. When it lunges out, Unagi will swim away, and show a star at the end of its exposed tail. Mario has to carefully grab the star, if he touches the eel he will take damage.

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese でてこい きょだいウツボ
Dete koi kyodai Utsubo
Come out, Giant Moray!
Spanish La morena la vigila The eel is watching
French L'anguille veut faire joujou? The eel wanna play?
German Locke den Aal Kano heraus!
DS: Darf ich mit dem Aal spielen?
Lure out eel Unagi!
DS: May I play with the eel?
Italian Voglio giocare con l'anguilla! I want to play with the eel!
Korean 나와랏!거대곰치!
Nawarat! Geodae gomchi!
Come out! Giant Eel!

Star 3: Treasure of/in the Ocean Cave[edit]

Mario in the ocean cave.

This level is the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. The third Power Star is inside the pirate's grotto which can only be reached by diving through the water. The grotto itself features large pillars that can fall into Mario's direction, as well as a Metal Cap. In order to get the star of it, Mario has to open the four treasure chests in it in the correct order, as previously with the chests in the sunken ship. In the Nintendo 64 version, there is a Blue Coin Block in the cave which is essential to collecting the 100-coin star.

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese かいていどうくつのおたから
Kaitei doukutsu no otakara
Treasure in the Undersea Cave
Spanish Tesoro en la Cueva del Océano Treasure in the Ocean Cave
French Trésor de la caverne Treasure of the cave
German Tauche zur Schatzhöhle!
DS: Der Schatz in der Höhle
Dive to the treasure cave!
DS: The treasure in the cave
Italian Tesoro nella grotta subacquea Treasure in the underwater cave
Korean 해저동굴의보물
Haejeo donggul ui bomul
Treasure of the Undersea Cave

Star 4: Red Coins on the Ship Afloat[edit]

Mario on the ship with three Red Coins.

This star can only be obtained after rising the ship by getting the first star. Four of the Red Coins are inside clams under water. Three others are on the risen ship, which Mario can reach with special platforms which temporarily appear through a ! switch on the ground. The final red coin is on top of a stone spire which Mario can climb from a platform nearby. The Power Star itself appears on the ship when Mario has collected all Red Coins.

In Super Mario 64 DS, this level is the same, however it has been swapped with "Blast to the Stone Pillar", so that it is Star 5, not Star 4.

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese うかんだフネのあかコイン
Ukanda fune no aka koin
Red Coins around the Floating Ship
Spanish Monedas rojas como perlas del mar Red coins like pearls of the sea
French Pièces rouges à bord! Red coins aboard!
German Finde die 8 roten Münzen!
DS: Rote Münzen auf hoher See
Find the 8 red coins!
DS: Red coins on the high seas
Italian Monete rosse sulla nave Red coins on the ship
Korean 떠있는배의레드코인
Tteoitneun bae ui redeukoin
Red coins of Floating ship

Star 5: Blast to the Stone Pillar[edit]

The platform with the star next to the stone pillars.

The fifth Power Star is on a ledge on the other side of the bay from Mario's starting position. Next to it is a stone pillar Mario can climb. In order to get to it, he first has to find the Bob-omb Buddy on a different platform and use the cannon to hit the pillar and reach the ledge. The star is inside the yellow ! box on the ledge. In the Japanese version, the star is out in the open.

In Super Mario 64 DS, this level is the same except for the fact that the star isn't in the yellow ! box, mimicking the original, Japanese N64 version. Also, Stars 4 and 5 are swapped in the remake, so this level is actually entitled "Star 4: Blast to the Stone Pillar ", and comes before "Star 5: Red Coins on the Ship Afloat".

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese いわのはしらへひとっとび
ぶっとべ!いわのはしらへ (DS)
Iwa no hashira e hitottobi
Buttobe! Iwa no hasira e
Fly to a Stone Pillar
Blow off, to the Rocky Pillar!
Spanish Apunta a lo alto de la aguja Aim to the top of the needle
French Canon vers les piliers Cannon to the pillars
German Fliege zu den Steinsäulen!
DS: Schwindelnde Höhen
Fly to the stone pillars!
DS: Giddy heights
Italian Afferra il pilastro in pietra Grab the stone pillar
Korean 날아라!바위기둥으로 (DS)
Narara! Bawi gidung euro
Fly! To the Stone Pillar

Star 6 (7 in DS): Through the Jet Stream[edit]

Metal Mario near the jet stream.

In Super Mario 64, Mario needs to become Metal Mario to get the star inside at the bottom of the bay. Mario should use the Metal Cap near the ship and Long Jump in the middle of the bay. Another method is to use the cap in the cave.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the star is only obtainable by Wario, because Wario is the only character that can use the metal ability.

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふきだす みずを くぐれ
Fukidasu mizu o kugure
Pass through the Spouting Water
Spanish Que no te lleve la corriente Don't let the current drag you away
French Dans le geyser In the geyser
German Laufe durch den Strudel!
DS: Auf in luftige Höhen
Walk through the whirl!
DS: To airy heights
Italian Contro corrente Aganist the current
Korean 솟는물을뚫고들어가라
Sonneun mul eul ttulko deureogara
Pass through the Spouting Water

Star 6 (DS): Switch Star of the Bay[edit]

Invisible Luigi in the cave.

Super Mario 64 DS added an extra mission to Jolly Roger Bay. In it, Luigi must step on the Star Switch in the Pirate's Grotto, making a Power Star appear behind the cage on the other side. He will then need to grab a Power Flower in the process, which will turn him invisible, so that he can go to the cage and grab the star.

Name in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese いりえのスイッチスター
Irie no suicchisutā
Switch Star of the Bay
Spanish El Interruptor de la cueva The switch of the cave
German Ein Stern in der Bucht A star in the bay
Italian L'interruttore nella baia Switch in the bay
Korean 바닷가의스위치스타
Badatga ui seuwichiseuta
Switch Star of the Bay


Statistics from Super Mario 64[edit]

  • Total Number of coins: 104 (128 in Super Mario 64 DS)
  • Caps Found: Metal Cap (3)
  • Spinning Heart: (none)
  • Cannons: 1
  • 1-Up Mushrooms (2):
    • Static Mushrooms : #1 On top of one of the pillars near Star 5.
    • Triggered Mushroom : #2 Appears after swimming through the coin ring by the eel.
  • Warps : (none)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かいぞくのいりえ
Kaizoku no irie
Pirate's Cove
Spanish Bahía del capitán Captain's Bay
French Baie des Pirates Pirates' Bay
German Piratenbucht-Panik Pirate Bay Panic
Italian Baia Pirata Pirate Bay
Korean 해적들이있었던바닷가
Haejeokdeul i itsseotdeon badatga
Bay that Pirates have been


The two different paintings of Jolly Roger Bay.
  • The painting that acts as an entrance to Jolly Roger Bay depicts a sunken ship. However, in Japanese copies of Super Mario 64 (except for the Shindou Edition), the painting is of a cloud of bubbles. In Super Mario 64 DS, the painting is of bubbles regardless of the game region and the frame is turquoise instead of golden.
  • When Mario enters Jolly Roger Bay for the first time, the sky is dark and a layer of fog blankets everything. After obtaining the first star, the sky lights up and the fog vanishes. Unlike almost everything else in the game, even if the player replays the first star, these two effects won't return.
  • When Mario enters the sunken ship, it is in a state where it is tilted upright. However, when Mario drains the ship and it rises from the water, it is still in this matter, yet in other levels it is straight. This is illogical, because since the ship in the first level, rose out, it should be sticking out of the water with the stern underwater.