Snowman's Big Head

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Snowman's Big Head
Location Snowman's Land
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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“Hey! Who's there? What's climbing on me? Is it an ice ant? A snow flea? Whatever it is, it's bugging me! I think I'll blow it away!”
Snowman, Super Mario 64

Snowman's Big Head is the first mission of Snowman's Land in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The mission's objective is to climb to the top of the mountain in the center.


The player needs to make their way around the mountain, crossing the freezing pond and avoiding getting knocked into it by the sliding slopes. Once on the mountain and at the ice bridge, the player needs to wait for the penguin to get close enough for the player to safely stand next to it. The penguin will then slowly make its way across the bridge, but it moves fast, slow, and even backwards. Mario must therefore pay attention to the penguin's movements in order to safely get across the bridge. It is also possible to jump onto the penguin's head. If the player steps onto the ice bridge itself, the mountain will begin blowing air, which will knock the player back down to the start and make them lose their cap. By using the penguin to safely cross the ice bridge, the player can climb to the top of the mountain and collect the Power Star.

In the DS remake, the penguin is slightly smaller, but it is still possible to jump and stay on the penguin's head. If the player cannot do that, they should instead stand on the side of the penguin (the opposite side in which the snowman blows). However, Luigi can backflip over the ice bridge. Yoshi can flutter-jump over it, and Mario can triple-jump and then dive over it. Wario can use his metal ability and be fired from the cannon at the beginning of the level to walk through the blowing wind.

Another way to collect the Star is to utilize the cannon. In Super Mario 64 DS, Hoot can also be used to collect the Star if another mission is selected.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おおゆきダルマの おでこ
Ō Yukidaruma no Odeko
Big Snowman's Forehead
Spanish Sobre la cabeza del muñeco Above the snowman's head
French Grosse tête du bonhomme Big head of the man
Italian Il pupazzo si è montato la testa The snowman is off his head
Korean 왕눈사람의이마
Wang nunsaram ui ima
Big Snowman's Forehead
Chinese 大头雪人[1]
Dàtóu Xuěrén
Big Head Snowman


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