Board Bowser's Sub

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Board Bowser's Sub
Dire, Dire Docks Star 1
Location Dire, Dire Docks
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Board Bowser's Sub is the first mission of Dire, Dire Docks in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.


Dire, Dire Docks Star 1
A view of Bowser's Submarine

The Power Star for this mission is located on the deck of Bowser's Submarine. To get to it, the player must first swim to the second area of the course through the tunnel, then climb onto the boardwalk along the wall. Pressing the Purple Switch causes some blocks to appear, which the player can use as platforms to reach the top of the Sub. The Power Star is on the opposite side. In Super Mario 64 DS, a Turtle Cannon is added to the Sub.

Collecting this Power Star opens the way to Bowser in the Fire Sea. Once Bowser in the Fire Sea is completed, the Sub moves out of Dire, Dire Docks through the newly opened hole. However, the Power Star remains and can still be collected with a well-executed jump from the poles. In the DS version, collecting this Star after the Sub leaves is easier by using either Yoshi's Flutter Kick, Luigi's scuttle, or Mario's balloon ability.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパの せんすいかん
Kuppa no sensuikan
Bowser's Submarine

Chinese 酷霸王的潜水艇[2]
Kúbàwáng de Qiǎnshuǐtǐng
Bowser's Submarine

French Sous-marin de Bowser
Bowser's Submarine
German Entere Bowsers U-Boot! (SM64)
Bowsers Unterwasserboot (SM64 DS)
Enter Bowser's Submarine!
Bowser's Submarine
Italian Il sottomarino di Bowser (Super Mario 64 DS)
Sopra il sottomarino[1]
Bowser's submarine
Over the submarine
Korean 쿠파의잠수함
Kupa ui jamsuham
Bowser's Submarine

Spanish Sobre el submarino
On the Submarine


  • Except for the Jumbo Star, which does not add to the Star count, this is the only Power Star required to beat the games, without the use of glitches.


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 89
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.