Metal-Head Mario Can Move!

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Metal-Head Mario Can Move! (N64) / Metal-Head Wario Can Move (DS)
Hazy Maze Cave Star 3
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 the 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 Lake, like in the first mission. Once the player reaches the cavern, they need to hit the green block (or a red one 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 a Pound the Ground attack or Triple Jump).[1] Pressing the switch opens the nearby gate blocking the door into the Abandoned Mine. The Power Star rests at the end of the mine, and the player needs to do a couple of Long Jumps to cross the gaps to reach it. Alternatively, Luigi can backward-somersault to reach the end of the mine, Mario can wall-kick to get there, and Yoshi can flutter-kick to get there.

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
Chinese 金属马力欧
Jīnshǔ Mǎlìōu
Metal Mario
French Course de Metal Mario Metal Mario Race
German Laufe auf dem Grund des Sees! Walk on the Bottom of the Lake!
Italian Mario, che uomo di ferro![2] Mario, what an iron man!

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はしれ!メタルワリオ
Hashire! Metaru Wario
Run! Metal Wario
Chinese 金属瓦力欧快跑[3]
Jīnshǔ Wǎlìōu Kuàipǎo
Metal Wario Run
French 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
Spanish ¡Wario, el hombre de hierro! Wario, the iron man!


  1. ^ RedSplitsLive (December 19, 2018). Metal-Head Mario Can Move! Without Metal Cap. YouTube. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 88
  3. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.