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The player must draw lines with the stylus to guide Mario to the Power Star and away from the three Piranha Plants. The player can make Mario go faster by tapping and holding the two downward arrows on either side of the Touch Screen. As the game progresses, the lines previously drawn remain, making it harder to keep Mario away from the Piranha Plants. After Mario collects five Stars, he goes on to the next stage, and the difficulty increases. On the third stage, there are two Mario heads and two Stars, but the player can lead both Marios to the same Star. If Mario lands in a Piranha Plant, the game ends. The music is an arrangement of the minigame theme from Super Mario Bros. 3, which it shares with that minigame.
The background in Super Mario 64 DS features two cliffs in a night sky, but it is different in New Super Mario Bros., instead using a background similar to that of an underground level.
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