Tox Box Switch Star

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Tox Box Switch Star
The Star Switch of Shifting Sand Land in Super Mario 64 DS
Location Shifting Sand Land
Mission # 5
Game Super Mario 64 DS
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Tox Box Switch Star is the fifth mission of Shifting Sand Land, exclusive to Super Mario 64 DS. In the original game, Free Flying for 8 Red Coins was the fifth mission, but it was moved to the seventh mission of the course in the DS version. This mission requires Wario to be unlocked.


The player needs to make it to the northeastern corner of the course, where the cannon is. There is a Black Brick that only Wario can destroy, and underneath it is the Star Switch. Pressing the switch causes the Power Star to appear in the Star Sphere in the oasis, on the opposite end of the course. Wario can then long-jump across the paths to reach it. Punching away the Tox Boxes beforehand can make this easier. Alternatively, the player can make use of a nearby warp to bring them close to the Star Sphere. The player can also switch to Mario and shoot out of the cannon, using the Wings to fly to the Star Sphere after breaking the Black Brick with Wario. Breaking the Star Sphere rewards the player with the Power Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オニマスクンの スイッチスター
Onimasukun no Suicchi Sutā
The Switch Star of Tox Box

Chinese 鬼面的开关星星[1]
Guǐmiàn de Kāiguān Xīngxīng
Switch Star of the Ghost Face

French Étoile de boîte-piège
Box-Trap Star
German Ein Stern in der Kiste
A Star in the Box
Italian Interruttore nella cassa
Switch in the box
Korean 되도깨비의스위치스타
Doedokkaebi ui seuwichi seuta
The Switch Star of Tox Box

Spanish Interruptor entre cajones
Switch Between Big Boxes


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