The Pit and the Pendulums

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The Pit and the Pendulums
Location Tick Tock Clock
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario 64
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The Pit and the Pendulums is the second mission of Tick Tock Clock, exclusive to Super Mario 64. In Super Mario 64 DS, it is replaced with The Pendulum Switch Star. This mission can be done at any of the clock's speeds. The name of this mission is a pun on the short story "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe.


Mario needs to climb the clockworks until he gets to the pole with the Amp circling it. After climbing the pole, Mario needs to cross the platform with the Heave-Ho and jump across a spinning platform to reach two swinging pendulums. Mario needs to jump and use the platform between the pendulums without getting pushed off to reach the Power Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふりこの へや
Furiko no Heya
The Room of Pendulums
French Les trous et le pendule The holes and the pendulum
Chinese 小洞和钟摆 [1]
Xiǎo Dòng hé Zhōngbǎi
Small Hole and Pendulum
  1. ^ From the star select screen of Super Mario 64 as localized by iQue.