Red-Hot Log Rolling

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Red-Hot Log Rolling
Red-Hot Log Rolling.png
Location Lethal Lava Land
Mission # 4
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Red-Hot Log Rolling is the fourth mission of Lethal Lava Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The mission involves using a rolling log to reach the Power Star.


To reach the rolling log from the start of the level, the player has to take the left path at the first split, then the right path at the next. The player then has to cross tilting and sinking platforms to reach a circular platform with a duo of Bullies. Next to that platform to the right is a steel-grated platform that will bring the player through some lava plumes to the rolling log when they stand on it. By standing on the side of the log the player wants the direction of the log to roll in, the log begins to move, though the player has to try to stay on it as they could fall off into the lava. Once the log reaches the end of its rail, the player can use a path that leads to the Power Star. Alternatively, Mario can use his Wing Cap ability to fly to the other side of the grating.

In the DS version, Luigi can use his invisibility power and backward-somersault at the starting point to go through the grating. The player can also ride a Shiny Shell across the lava to get to the Star, but only in the fifth mission or sixth mission.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロコロ まるたわたり
Korokoro maruta watari
Rolling Log Crossing
Chinese 灼热的滚木陷阱[1]
Zhuórè de Gǔnmù Xiànjǐng
Scorching Rolling-Log Trap
French Balade sur la bûche (SM64)
Roulement de rondin ardent (SM64 DS)
Ride on the Log
Hot Log Rolling
German Tanze auf dem Baumstamm! (SM64)
Rollende Stämme (SM64 DS)
Dance on the Tree Stump!
Rolling Stumps
Italian Corsa sul Tronco Ardente Race on the Scorching Log
Korean 아슬아슬통나무굴리기
Aseulaseul Tongnamu Gulligi
Risky Log Rolling
Spanish ¡Tronco, cómo quema! Log, How It Burns!


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