Mysterious Mountainside

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Mysterious Mountainside
Tall, Tall Mountain Star 4
Location Tall, Tall Mountain
Mission # 4
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Mysterious Mountainside is the fourth mission of Tall, Tall Mountain in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The objective is to find and slide down the mountain's hidden slide.


Map of the secret slide in Tall, Tall Mountain
Map of the secret slide

To access the slide, the player has to climb the mountain until they get to the Fwoosh. Immediately behind the Fwoosh is a trail of coins leading to a secret portal to the slide. If the player loses a life on this slide and jumps back into the painting, they will return to the start of the slide, provided the life lost does not result in a Game Over.

The player falls into a rectangular room at the top of the slide. Touching the four corners of the room results in a 1-UP Mushroom appearing, with another 1-UP Mushroom being found against the doorway. The slide begins with a straight ramp with three dips in it, followed by a turn. After this turn is a long U-shaped bend that ends in a fork; continuing on the path leads to a drop that causes the player to lose a life, so the player needs to slide onto the wooden path to avoid it. The wooden path has two gaps in it that the player slides over onto a bend. After the bend is a twisted tunnel, which ends at a narrow road. Past this are two final bends ending in a large jump, leading to a room with the hole to the Power Star.

In the original game, the Power Star is in an alcove with a small fence, making it easy for Mario to simply perform a Backward Somersault from the ledge above to obtain the Star without having to go through the slide. In the DS version, the fence covers the entire alcove, presumably to prevent the player from performing such actions, although they can still do so using Luigi's Power Flower ability.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マウンテン スライダー
Maunten Suraidā
Mountain Slider

Chinese 山间滑道[2]
Shānjiān Huádào
Mountainside Slides

French Paroi mystérieuse (original)
Mystérieux versant de montagne (DS remake)
Mysterious Wall
Mysterious Mountain Slope
German Erforsche die Steilwand! (original)
Ein mysteriöser Berghang (DS remake)
Explore the Steep Wall!
A Mysterious Mountain Slope
Italian Pendio montano misterioso (Super Mario 64 DS)
Lo scivolo misterioso[1]
Mysterious mountain slope
The mysterious slide
Korean 마운틴슬라이더
Mauntin Seullaideo
Mountain Slider

Spanish El tobogán misterioso
The Mysterious Slide


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 90
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.