Mad Piano

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The Mad Piano attacking Mario in Super Mario 64.

The Mad Piano[1] is a piano appearing in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. It looks normal at first, but when the player approaches the instrument, it begins to open and close its lid, revealing sharp teeth. The Mad Piano then proceeds to chase and attack them (while making the sounds that sound like someone hitting its keys) until they are far enough away. The Mad Piano appears only in Big Boo's Haunt and protects a Red Coin found behind it.

It is impossible to defeat this enemy; it can only be avoided. The Nintendo Power Player's Guide states that it's possible to defeat the Mad Piano, though the statement is false.[2]

A similar piano makes a cameo appearance in Mario Party 2 in Horror Land. It only appears at night.

Another similar piano appears in Mario Party 8 in the board King Boo's Haunted Hideaway.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピアノ[3]
Kirā Piano

Killer Piano
German Vampiano[citation needed] Portmanteau of Vampir (vampire) and Piano


  1. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pages 12, 50 & 54
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 12
  3. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64のすべて」 (Super Mario 64 no Subete)
  4. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64DS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook)