Metal-Head Mario Can Move!

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Metal-Head Mario Can Move! (N64) / Metal-Head Wario Can Move (DS)
Location Hazy Maze Cave
Mission # 3
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Metal-Head Mario Can Move! is the third mission of Hazy Maze Cave in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, though it is renamed Metal-Head Wario Can Move in the latter due to Wario being the only one who can turn metal. The mission involves using the Metal power-up to activate a Purple Switch underwater.


From the start of the level, the player has to take the path on the left and make their way to the underground cavern, similar to in the first mission. Once the player reaches the cavern, they need to hit the Green Block in the N64 version or the ? Block as Wario in the DS version to turn into Metal form. Once the player has turned to metal, they need to quickly follow the path into and under the water that leads to a Purple Switch (although the switch can be pressed with a well timed Side Somersault into Ground-Pound or triple jump[1]). Pressing the switch will open the nearby gate blocking the door into the room with the Power Star. The Star rests at the end of the room, and the player needs to do a couple of long jumps to cross the gaps to reach it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メタルで ダッシュ
Metaru de dasshu
Dash in Metal
French (NOE) Course de Metal Mario Metal Mario Race
German Laufe auf dem Grund des Sees! Walk on the Bottom of the Lake!
Chinese 金属马力欧
Jīnshǔ Mǎlìōu
Metal Mario

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はしれ!メタルワリオ
Hashire! Metaru Wario
Run! Metal Wario
Spanish (NOE) ¡Wario, el hombre de hierro! Wario, the iron man!
French (NOE) Fonce, Wario métal! Go For It, Metal Wario!
German Wario, der Metallschädel Wario, the Metal Skull
Italian Wario di Ferro la può spostare Metal Wario Can Move It
Korean 달려라!메탈와리오
Dallyeora! Metal Wario
Run! Metal Wario
Chinese 金属瓦力欧快跑[2]
Jīnshǔ Wǎlìōu Kuàipǎo
Metal Wario Run


  1. ^ (December 19, 2018). Metal-Head Mario Can Move! Without Metal Cap. YouTube. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.