Mad Piano

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This article is about the piano enemy from Super Mario 64. For the souvenir in WarioWare: Touched!, see Piano.
Mad Piano
Mad Piano Model SM64.png
The Mad Piano in Super Mario 64
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

The Mad Piano[1] is a piano appearing in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It looks normal at first, but when the player approaches the instrument, it begins to open and close its lid, revealing sharp teeth. The Mad Piano then proceeds to chase and attack the player (while making the sounds that sound like someone hitting its keys) until they are far enough away. The Mad Piano appears only in Big Boo's Haunt and protects a Red Coin found behind it. If hit by the Mad Piano, the player loses three wedges of health.

It is impossible to defeat this enemy in any way, despite the Nintendo Power Player's Guide erroneously stating otherwise.[1]

A similar piano makes a cameo appearance in Mario Party 2 in Horror Land at night.

Another similar piano appears in Mario Party 8 in the board King Boo's Haunted Hideaway.

What appears to be the Mad Piano makes a cameo on a poster in the hotel The Last Resort in Luigi's Mansion 3. Amadeus Wolfgeist, the boss of The Great Stage, possesses his grand piano to attack Luigi in a similar manner.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピアノ[2]
Kirā Piano

Killer Piano
French Mad Piano[4] -
German Vampiano[citation needed] Portmanteau of Vampir (vampire) and Piano
Italian Pianoforte/Pianoforte assassino
Mad Piano[5]
Piano/Killer piano


  1. ^ a b M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64のすべて」 (Super Mario 64 no Subete)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 85.
  4. ^ French edition of the sixteenth volume of Super Mario-kun, page 28.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 85