Get a Hand

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Get a Hand
Tick Tock Clock Star 3
Location Tick Tock Clock
Mission # 3
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Get a Hand is the third mission of Tick Tock Clock in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. Its name is a pun on a phrase that means "to receive help."


The player needs to climb to the platform where the first clock hand spins across. If the hand is not there, the player needs to wait for it to approach. The player needs to jump onto the hand and ride it as it turns around the large chasm. Once it reaches a small alcove on the other side of the clock, the player needs to jump into it to collect the Power Star, though they need to avoid the Amp moving nearby.

The Star can also be obtained by falling from the platform above the small alcove; this is the only reliable way to reach it when the clock is stopped in the original version. In the DS version, the alcove can be reached with careful use of Luigi's Backward Somersault from higher ground. In both versions, the Heave-Ho present in the level can also launch the player into the alcove, but this is very unreliable and more likely to occur by accident.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チックタックはりの うえ
Chikkutakku Hari no Ue
On Top of the Tick-Tock Hand

Chinese 跳上指针[2]
Tiào shàng Zhǐzhēn
Jump onto the Hand

French Chevauchez l'aiguille (SM64)
Sur l'aiguille (SM64 DS)
Ride the Hand
On the Hand
German Lass dir den Weg zeigen! (SM64)
Eine Hand voll (SM64)
Let Us Point You the Way!
A Hand Full
Italian Dammi una mano (Super Mario 64 DS)
È la tua ora, Mario![1]
Give me a hand
It's your time, Mario!
Korean 시계바늘위에서
Sigye baneul wi eseo
On Top of the Clock Hand

Spanish Una manilla, por favor
A Little Hand, Please


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 90
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.