Jolly Roger Bay

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Jolly Roger Bay
Jolly Roger Bay Star 1SM64DS Unagi the eel.png 
How to unlock 3 Power Stars 
Boss(es) None 
Level(s) Super Mario 64
Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Can the Eel Come Out to Play?
Treasure in the Ocean Cave
Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
Blast to the Stone Pillar
Through the Jet Stream

Super Mario 64 DS
Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Can the Eel Come Out to Play?
Treasure in the Ocean Cave
Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
Blast to the Stone Pillar
Through the Jet Stream
Switch Star of the Bay 
Stars Super Mario 64:
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Super Mario 64 DS:
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Jolly Roger Bay is the third course in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. The entrance to the course is through the door to the far right of the first floor of the Mushroom Castle, and three Power Stars are needed to unlock the door. The course is a large lake with several rocks, platforms, and a pirate ship. It gets its name from "Jolly Roger," a name given to typical pirate flags.

Layout[edit]

Map of Jolly Roger Bay
Map of Jolly Roger Bay ship
Map of Jolly Roger Bay (left) and the inside of the sunken ship (right) in Super Mario 64 DS

The player starts on the shore of the lake, which consists of an orange ! Block to the left and a Metal Box (? Block in the DS version) to the right. In the DS remake, the shore also contains Goombas and a block containing a Shiny Shell. Over to the right is a platform with a Bob-omb Buddy, who will open the cannon of the level when talked to. A large spire with a Red Coin at the top is located nearby, and going across the platform on the water will lead to a series of platforms and another Metal Box/? Block. Pressing the Purple Switch will make additional platforms appear, making it easier to cross them all. At the end of these platforms is the raised pirate ship, but only in missions two and onward. The pirate ship provides a platform for the player to reach three of the Red Coins in the level, as well as the location of the Power Star that appears when all the Red Coins are collected.

Jolly Roger Bay before and after Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Jolly Roger Bay before and after Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Jolly Roger Bay before and after Plunder in the Sunken Ship

In the Nintendo 64 version, during the first mission, Plunder in the Sunken Ship, a thin fog covers the area, and the sky is darker than in other missions. The player can enter the ship in the lake through a broken window after luring Unagi out. The inside of the ship is full of water and contains several treasure chests and platforms. Opening these chests in the correct order will drain the ship and allow the player to jump up the platforms and collect the Power Star at the top. Strangely, the drained ship's interior remains upright when it should be horizontal, as the ship is presumably floating on the water. After the player collects the first Star, the fog and dark sky effects will bizarrely not return anywhere in the level, even if replaying Plunder in the Sunken Ship.

Above the water, near the start of the level, is a cannon that is needed to reach the Power Star during the mission Blast to the Stone Pillar. Below the cannon underwater is a ring of coins and two clams: The one on the right has a Shiny Shell, and the other has a Red Coin. Past the three stone pillars is a large trench where the pirate ship lies during the first mission. During any other mission, a jet stream is in the ship's place and the Unagi eel moved to a crevice up above. A large cavern is to the west, containing many large rocks that fall on the player if they get too close, Goombas, and a Metal Box/? Block. At the back of the cave are several treasure chests that will provide the third Star when opened in the correct order and, in the DS version, a large fenced-off area containing the seventh Star.

Missions[edit]

Mission Appears in Summary
Plunder in the Sunken Ship.png
Plunder in the Sunken Ship
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS
This mission involves collecting a Power Star inside a sunken ship.
Jolly Roger Bay Star 2
Can the Eel Come Out to Play?
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS
The mission's objective involves grabbing a Power Star connected to Unagi the eel.
Jolly Roger Bay Star 3
Treasure of the Ocean Cave (N64) /
Treasure in the Ocean Cave (DS)
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS
This mission involves collecting a Power Star hidden by The Cap'n.
Jolly Roger Bay Star 4
Red Coins on the Ship Afloat
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS
This mission involves collecting eight Red Coins located throughout the bay.
Jolly Roger Bay Star 5
Blast to the Stone Pillar
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS
The goal of this mission is to grab a Power Star on a high platform.
Jolly Roger Bay Star 6
Through the Jet Stream
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS
This mission's objective is to grab a Power Star inside a jet stream by using metal power.
Switch Star of the Bay.png
Switch Star of the Bay
Super Mario 64 DS This mission's objective is to use a Star Switch to grab a Power Star in a cage.

Enemies[edit]

Statistics from Super Mario 64[edit]

  • Total Number of Coins: 104 (128 in Super Mario 64 DS)
  • Caps Found: Metal Cap (3)
  • Spinning Heart: (none)
  • Cannons: 1
  • 1-Up Mushrooms (2):
    • Static Mushrooms : #1 On top of one of the pillars near Star 5.
    • Triggered Mushroom : #2 Appears after the player swims through the coin ring by the eel.
  • Warps: (none)

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かいぞくの いりえ
Kaizoku no irie
Pirate's Cove
Chinese 海盗湾[1]
Hǎidào Wān
Pirate Gulf
French Baie des Pirates Pirates Bay
German Piratenbucht Panik Pirate Bay Panic
Italian Baia Pirata Pirate Bay
Korean 해적들이있었던바닷가
Haejeokdeul i itsseotdeon badatga
Bay That Pirates Have Been
Spanish Bahía del Capitán Captain's Bay

Trivia[edit]

The two different paintings of Jolly Roger Bay
The two different paintings of Jolly Roger Bay
The two different paintings of Jolly Roger Bay
  • In the first release of Super Mario 64 in Japan, the entrance to Jolly Roger Bay is a painting of bubbles in a blue frame. In all subsequent releases, including the Japanese Super Mario 64: Shindō Pack Taiō Version rerelease, this is changed to a painting of a sunken ship in a gold frame. Super Mario 64 DS instead uses a retouched version of the original painting in all versions. In Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the revised ship painting is used due to the Shindō Pack re-release being the basis of the included version of Super Mario 64.
  • Exclusively in the Nintendo 64 version, a hidden pirate ship duplicate that appears only during the mission Plunder in the Sunken Ship is floating above the stage, which cannot be seen through normal means.[2]

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