Crystal Tap

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Crystal Tap
A Crystal Tap as seen in Super Mario 64
Crystal Tap
A Crystal Tap as seen in Super Mario 64 DS

Crystal Taps,[1] also known as crystal switches,[2] are colorful octahedral switches that either lower or raise the water level in Wet-Dry World in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. If Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, or Wario touches one, the water drains or rises to the level of the Crystal Tap. There are seven in all, and they are placed in strategic locations across Wet-Dry World. There are five in the main area and two in the underwater town.

If one of the player characters activates a Crystal Tap in the downtown, there is no way for him to get back to the main area. He can swim back through the tunnel and reach the other side, but the cage is far too tall to get over. It is possible, though, to use Luigi's Power Flower ability to turn invisible and get back into the main area.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 水位変更スイッチ[3]
Suii Henkō Suicchi
Water Level Change Switch
Italian Interruttore Livello Acqua[4] Water Level Switch


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Pages 95–98.
  2. ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine. Super Mario 64 The Essential Player's Guide. Page 20.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 92.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 93