Blast Away the Wall

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Blast Away the Wall
Location Whomp's Fortress
Mission # 6
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Blast Away the Wall is the sixth mission of Whomp's Fortress in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. Its objective is to obtain the Power Star inside a wall.


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 Star can be accessed only if the wall is destroyed, and the wall can be destroyed only by using the cannon. The player must use the cannon to launch themselves to the wall, causing it to crumble and release the Star. In Super Mario 64 DS, a short animation 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 lose an additional two wedges of health if his fall is too high. In Super Mario 64 DS, no wedges of health are lost after the player hits the wall.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいほうで ぶっこわせ!
Taihō de Bukkowase!
Destroy with the Cannon!
Spanish A cañonazos contra el muro A cannon against the wall
French Canon vers un mur... Cannon to a wall...
German Zerstöre die Felswand!
Die Wand ist im Weg (DS)
Destroy the Crag!
The wall is in the way
Italian Distruggi il muro Destroy the wall
Korean 대포로부숴라!
Daepo ro busweora!
Wreck with the Cannon!
Chinese 破壁摘星[1]
Pòbì Zhāixīng
Break The Wall And Pick The Star


  1. ^ From iQue's localization of Super Mario 64 DS.