The minigame in Super Mario 64 DS
|Appears in||Super Mario 64 DS|
New Super Mario Bros.
|Type||Mario's minigame (Super Mario 64 DS)|
Variety minigame (New Super Mario Bros.)
Mario's Slides is one of Mario's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and a Variety minigame in New Super Mario Bros. Its gameplay is similar to that of another Super Mario 64 DS minigame, Connect the Characters.
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 down arrows on either side of the Touch Screen. As the minigame progresses, the lines previously drawn remain, making it harder to keep Mario away from the Piranha Plants. After Mario collects five Stars, he advances to the next stage, and the difficulty increases. Certain later stages have more than one Mario head and more than one Star, but the player can lead more than one Mario to the same Star. If Mario lands in a Piranha Plant, the minigame ends.
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.
- Super Mario 64 DS: "Guide Mario down the slides to the Star. Draw lines on the Touch Screen to create new routes for him. Collect 5 Stars to move up a stage."
- New Super Mario Bros.: "Guide Mario down the slides to the Star. Draw lines on the Touch Screen to create new routes for him. If Mario lands in a Piranha Plant, it's game over! Collect five Stars to move up a stage."
Names in other languages
|From「阿弥陀籤」(amidakuji, a traditional Japanese style of lottery), and possibly the initial of "slide" or "star"|
|French||Guide Mario vers l'étoile||Guide Mario to the Star|
|German||Marios Rutschpartien||Mario's Glissades|
|Italian||I tubi di Mario||Mario's pipes|
|The Korean name of "amidakuji"|