Bubble ring

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Bubble ring
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Wario near bubble rings in Super Mario 64 DS
Description
A blue and white ring.

First appearance

Super Mario 64 (1996)

Latest appearance

Super Mario 64 DS (2004)

Effect on player

Replenishes a wedge of Mario's health meter and awards him a Power Star when he swims through five.

The bubble ring[1], also known as Water Ring[2] or simply ring[1][3], is an underwater object appearing in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS.

History[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Mario swimming through the Manta Ray's bubble rings in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, they are seen only in the ninth course, Dire, Dire Docks. When Mario swims through a bubble ring, it will replenish one wedge of his health meter, and a number will appear above Mario. This number represents the amount of bubble rings Mario has passed through. When Mario swims through five bubble rings, he will be granted with a Power Star.

Bubble rings were required for Stars 4 and 5 in Dire, Dire Docks. In Star 4, "Through the Jet Stream", Mario must swim to the other side of the tunnel to find a jet stream spraying out bubble rings. After Mario collects five of these bubble rings, a Power Star appears above the jet stream that Metal Mario can collect. In Star 5, "The Manta Ray's Reward", Mario will find a Manta Ray swimming around underwater and leaving a trail of bubble rings. Mario must follow this trail to collect five bubble rings and make the Power Star appear.

Mario Party 4[edit]

In the Mario Party 4 minigame Manta Rings, rings appear along with a gold type created by a Manta. The blue rings are worth one point and the gold rings are worth three points. In this appearance, the rings are composed of bubbles.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リング
Ringu
Ring

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 78.
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 DS internal object name (WATER_RING)
  3. ^ Game Rules for "Manta Rings" in Mario Party 4.