The Princess's Secret Slide

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The Princess's Secret Slide
An aerial view of The Princess's Secret Slide.
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Mario in The Princess's Secret Slide
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The Princess's Secret Slide, referred to as Princess Toadstool's Secret Slide by a sign, is one of the secret levels in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, as well as being one of the three slides in the games. The entrance to the course is in the Princess's room, located behind the ★ door marked with a "1" on the mezzanine of the Mushroom Castle. Inside the room are three stained glass windows with images of Princess Peach on them. Jumping into the one on the right leads to the slide. In Super Mario 64 DS, the room is expanded to include the locked doors with Mario, Luigi, Wario, and a Power Star behind them, and the number of stained glass windows is reduced from three to two, but the stained glass window on the right still leads to the slide. The level is also used as one of the four courses in the VS mode.

This level and The Secret Aquarium are the only two hidden courses outside the Bowser courses to retain their original names in the DS remake.


Map of The Princess's Secret Slide
Map of The Princess's Secret Slide in Super Mario 64 DS

The player starts in a room with a Blue Coin Block to the right. Once the player enters the slide ahead, a timer begins. The slide first takes the player down a large tunnel, which leads to a steep downward slope. After a large 270-degree bend is a series of drops with a 1-UP Mushroom in this area followed by several bends, ultimately leading to the final room of the slide. If the player falls off the slide, they will be brought back to the lobby of the castle with no life lost. In the VS mode course, the first Power Star can be found at the start, the second is in the middle of the slide, and the last three are in the final room.

This is the only secret course that contains Blue Coins, and the only course that has no Red Coins in the original game.


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The bottom end of the slide

This secret stage has two Power Stars to collect, and it is the only stage in the original game to contain two of the castle's Secret Stars.

First Star[edit]

The player must ride the slide all the way to the bottom and hit the yellow block to collect the Power Star.

Second Star[edit]

This Star will appear only if the player reaches the bottom of the slide in under 21 seconds. The Star will appear in front of the yellow block that contained the first Star.


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The music that plays in the course is a variation of the "Super Mario 64 Main Theme," as well as Cool, Cool Mountain's music, involving a Western style, with an instrumentation of a harmonica, a bass, drums, a banjo, and a whistle. This music can also be heard during the races with Koopa the Quick and in most other secret courses, in secret areas that involve a slide, and in other regular courses such as Tick Tock Clock and Rainbow Ride.

This music has since been arranged in multiple future titles in the Super Mario franchise, including the Super Smash Bros. series (Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as the main track for the Rainbow Cruise stage, combined with the Underwater Theme from Super Mario Bros.); Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Tall Trunk Galaxy mission Tall Trunk's Big Slide and in the Rolling Coaster Galaxy; Paper Mario: Sticker Star during the minecart sections in Bowser's Snow Fort; Super Mario 3D World while the player rides Plessie, which was reused in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker during part of the Coins Galore minigames; and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as one of the tracks that can be played in events, which is Toad's theme in the latter game. The original song is also featured in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Maker 2.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピーチのかくれスライダー
Pīchi no Kakure Suraidā
Peach's Hidden Slider

Chinese 公主的秘密滑梯[2]
Gōngzhǔ de Mìmì Huátī
The Princess's Secret Slide

French Glissade de la Princesse
Glissade Secrète de la Princesse (VS Mode)
The Princess's Slide
The Princess's Secret Slide
German Toadstools Rutschbahn (64)
Peachs Rutschbahn (DS)
Toadstool's Slide
Peach's Slide
Italian Lo Scivolo della Principessa (Super Mario 64 DS)
Scivolo segreto della Principessa[1]
The Princess' Slide
Princess' secret slide
Korean 숨바꼭질피치슬라이더
Sumbakkokjil Pichi Seullaideo
Hide-and-Seek Peach Slider

Spanish El Tobogán de la Princesa
The Slide of the Princess



  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 91.
  2. ^ From the pause menu of the stage in iQue's localization of Super Mario 64 DS
  3. ^ TCRF. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64). The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved July 31, 2020.