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. The Mad Piano appears only in Big Boo's Haunt and protects a Red Coin found behind it. The Mad Piano looks like a normal black piano and is harmless at first, but when the player approaches it, 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. 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]

Though the Mad Piano has not appeared in any other game of the Super Mario franchise, some pianos similar to it have made an appearance. In Mario Party 2, during the night in Horror Land, a similar piano plays in a band with a violin and trumpet. In Mario Party 8, another similar piano appears on the board King Boo's Haunted Hideaway. 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, a connection to which Nintendo of Europe's Twitter made a reference,[2] but some of the grand piano attacks involve actions such as lunging upward in an attempt to land on Luigi.


Names in other languages[edit]

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


Killer Piano; compare Killer Book

French Mad Piano[4]
German Vampiano[citation needed]
Portmanteau of "vampir" (vampire) and "piano"
Italian Mad Piano[6]


  1. ^ a b M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ - "If the haunted piano from Super Mario 64 still gives you nightmares, please keep scrolling."
  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. ^ Nintendo official French magazine N1, page 91
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 85.