Blast Away the Wall
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The Power Star is hidden inside the terrain, specifically the corner of the wall next to the rotating bridge and the sleeping Piranha Plant. The only intended means to release the Star is to break this corner, which can only be achieved by firing the player character into it from the cannon. (However, there are setups to collect the Star by ledge grabbing through the unbroken wall.) In Super Mario 64 DS, a short animation then shows the Power Star emerging from the wall. After that, the player can follow the path up and easily collect the Power Star. The wall to the left of the one containing the Star is similarly destructible, though nothing is inside it.
It should also be noted that in Super Mario 64, after hitting one of the destructible walls, Mario will lose one wedge of health. He may also take small fall damage if the collision is too high up. In Super Mario 64 DS, no wedges of health are lost after the player hits the wall.
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