Blue Switch (Super Mario 64)

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This article is about the Blue Switch in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. For other uses, see Blue Switch (disambiguation).

The Blue Switch[1][2] (also called Blue Coin Switch[3] or Blue Coin Block[4]) is an object found in Super Mario 64 and its remake Super Mario 64 DS.

When Mario finds a Blue Switch and Ground Pounds it, Blue Coins show up nearby. Mario has a short time to gather the Blue Coins, after which they disappear. The block cannot be reused. The amount of Blue Coins that appear varies with each course, ranging from two to ten or more; they are often necessary to obtain the 100-coin Power Star from the levels they appear in. During the time that Blue Coins appears on the screen, a timer can be heard, which ticks faster when the time is running out.


  1. ^ "Ground-pound blue Switches to make blue coins appear." - Sign in Whomp's Fortress, Super Mario 64 DS
  2. ^ Nintendo Power players guide, page 8
  3. ^ Super Mario 64 instruction booklet, page 18
  4. ^ "Break open a Blue Coin Block by Pounding the Ground with the Z Button." - Sign in Whomp's Fortress, Super Mario 64