Slip Slidin' Away (mission)

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Slip Slidin' Away
Cool, Cool Mountain Star 1
Location Cool, Cool Mountain
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Slip Slidin' Away is the first mission of Cool, Cool Mountain in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. Its objective is to go down the interior slide from top to bottom. The title is a reference to the song of the same name by Paul Simon.


Map of the ice slide in Cool, Cool Mountain
Layout of the slide

The mission's Power Star appears once the player exits through the door at the slide's end. When the player enters the level, a message pops up, directing them to the nearby cottage, which can be entered only through its chimney. A sign at the cottage's entrance, written by the Cabin Proprietor, also invites the player to enter through the chimney, comparing to how Santa Claus is known for doing so. Once the player enters, they are faced with a slide, which they must ride to the bottom without slipping off. If they skid off, they fall into a bottomless pit and are thrown out of the level. The slide has a shortcut halfway through it, marked by a line of coins, which also contains a couple of 1-UP Mushrooms. Another, faster shortcut exists right at the start of the slide: By jumping or falling off the right ledge right after starting to slide, Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, or Wario can fall all the way down to the bottom and land with a dive right in front of the start of the slide's final tunnel part.

After the player makes it to the end and exits the cottage, the Power Star flies out the door and lands in front of the player. In the original version, the Star appears regardless of the mission selected, but in the DS version, this mission must be selected to have the Star appear; if other missions are selected, the Big Penguin is present and therefore the player cannot try for this Star. It is therefore possible in the DS version to complete Big Penguin Race before Slip Slidin' Away.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパースノースライダー
Sūpā Sunō Suraidā
Super Snow Slider

Chinese 企鹅的滑梯
Qǐ'é de Huátī
Penguin's Slide

French Glissade sur glace (SM64)
Partir en glissant (SM64 DS)
Sliding on Ice
Slide Away
German Rutsche auf der Eisbahn! (SM64)
Eine rutschige Angelegenheit (SM64 DS)
Slide on the Ice-Track!
A Slippery Matter
Italian Scivolando verso la meta (Super Mario 64 DS)
In fondo allo scivolo[1]
Sliding to the goal
At the bottom of the slide
Korean 슈퍼스노우슬라이더
Syupeo seunou seullaideo
Super Snow Silder

Spanish Al final del tobogán
At the End of the Slide