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
Model of the Mad Piano from Super Mario 64
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 an enemy appearing in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It is a monstrous animate piano that follows the playable character around when approached.


Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

The Mad Piano 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 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]

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

A similar piano makes a cameo appearance in Mario Party 2 in Horror Land at night, where it plays in a band with a violin and trumpet.

Mario Party 8[edit]

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

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

In Luigi's Mansion 3, Amadeus Wolfgeist, the boss of The Great Stage, possesses his grand piano to attack Luigi in a similar manner to the Mad Piano.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピアノ[citation needed]
Kirā Piano

Killer Piano; compare Killer Book
French Mad Piano[3] -
German Vampiano[citation needed] Portmanteau of "vampir" (vampire) and "piano"
Italian Mad Piano[4] -


  1. ^ a b M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section. Page 85.
  3. ^ French edition of the sixteenth volume of Super Mario-kun. Page 28.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 85.