Switch Star in the Basement

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Switch Star in the Basement
The location of the Star Switch in Big Boo's Haunt in Super Mario 64 DS
Location Big Boo's Haunt
Mission # 7
Game Super Mario 64 DS
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Switch Star in the Basement is the seventh and final mission of Big Boo's Haunt, exclusive to Super Mario 64 DS. The mission's objective is to collect the Switch Star near the merry-go-round.


In order to complete this mission, the player must have Wario unlocked. The player has to make their way to the basement of the mansion by using the elevator in the shack. Once they are in the hall surrounding the merry-go-round, Wario has to break the Black Brick covering the Star Switch. Once it is stepped on, the Power Star appears in the Star Sphere on the opposite side of the room. The player has to rush to collect the Power Star before it disappears. Because of Wario's low running speed, the mission can be made easier if the player uncovers the switch and then collects the Mario Cap within the basement to reach the Star Sphere by running along the edge of the basement. Alternatively, once the Star Switch is uncovered, Luigi can collect the Power Flower on the mansion's second floor and fall to the basement via the trapdoors. After activating the Star Switch while invisible, he can pass through the wire fencing separating the Star Sphere and Star Switch.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ちかしつの スイッチスター
Chikashitsu no suicchi Sutā
Switch Star at the Basement
Chinese 地下室的开关星星[1]
Dìxiàshì lǐ de Kāiguān Xīngxīng
Switch Star in the Basement
French Étoile du sous-sol Star of the Basement
German Ein Stern im Erdgeschoss A Star in the Basement
Italian Interruttore in Cantina Switch in the Basement
Korean 지하실의스위치스타
Jihasil ui seuwichiseuta
Switch Star of the Basement
Spanish El interruptor del granero The Switch of the Barn


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