Free Flying for 8 Red Coins

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Free Flying for 8 Red Coins
Shifting Sand Land Star 5
Location Shifting Sand Land
Mission # 5 (N64) / 7 (DS)
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Free Flying for 8 Red Coins is the fifth mission of Shifting Sand Land in Super Mario 64 and its seventh and final mission in Super Mario 64 DS. While the Star number changed, the name and objective of the mission, collecting the course's eight Red Coins, did not, nor did the locations of the Red Coins themselves.


There are eight Red Coins scattered over Shifting Sand Land. Four of them are on land, and the other four are in the air, requiring the use of the Wing Cap. As such, Mario (or someone wearing Mario's cap) is required to complete this mission in Super Mario 64 DS. Alternatively, the player can use Luigi's Backward Somersault, the cannons, and the tornadoes to get the Red Coins. Additionally, none of the Red Coins are located within the pyramid. These are the locations of the eight Red Coins:

  • Behind the player's starting position at the end of a narrow path
  • In one of the blocks at the stone structure
  • In the center of the maze-like paths in the quicksand
  • In the oasis
  • The other four are located in the air near each corner of the pyramid.

Once the player collects all eight Red Coins, the Power Star appears at the Star Marker atop the stone structure with a red block and yellow block.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とびまわれ 8まいコイン
Tobimaware hachi mai koin
Fly High, 8 Coins

Chinese 为了8枚红色硬币自由飞翔[2]
Wèile 8-méi Hóngsè Yìngbì Zìyóu Fēixiáng
Fly Freely for the 8 Red Coins

French Vol vers les pièces rouges (SM64)
Vol libre pour 8 pièces rouges (SM64 DS)

Flight Toward the Red Coins
Free Flight for 8 Red Coins
German Finde die 8 roten Münzen! (SM64)
Freier Flug für 8 rote Münzen (SM64 DS)

Find the 8 Red Coins!
Free Flight for 8 Red Coins
Italian Le 8 Monete in volo libero (Super Mario 64 DS)
8 monete rosse in picchiata[1]
The 8 Coins in free flight
8 red coins in nosedive
Korean 날아올라!코인8개
Naraolla! Koin 8 gae
Fly High! Eight Coins

Spanish 8 Monedas Rojas en vuelo libre
8 Red Coins in Free Flight


  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.