Tricky Triangles!

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Tricky Triangles!
Rainbow Ride Star 5
Super Mario 64
Luigi jumping across the pyramid platforms in Rainbow Ride
Super Mario 64 DS
Location Rainbow Ride
Mission # 5
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Tricky Triangles! is the fifth mission of Rainbow Ride in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.


Once the player reaches the four spinning platforms, they need to slide down the pole to the left. The player then has to use a seesaw to reach another platform, followed by using a swinging platform to cross the gap. The player then has to cross a series of Falling Blocks with a seesaw between them and jump across a gap while avoiding a flamethrower. Past the moving platform ahead is a gap with Falling Blocks across it, followed by a slight ramp and a few more Falling Blocks. After the player crosses these blocks, there is a large platform with a Purple Switch and pyramid platforms. Pressing the switch causes the pyramids to flip upside-down for a few seconds, allowing the player to use them as platforms. The player needs to quickly climb the platforms to reach the Power Star before the switch's timer runs out. If the player is still on a platform once the timer runs out, they fall off the pyramid and possibly slide off the course.

It is also possible to collect the Star without the pyramids by reaching the platform where the Star in the mission Somewhere Over the Rainbow is, then falling off it in a precise matter.

In the DS version, if Luigi rides the magic carpet to the right of the spinning platforms, then rides the carpet to the left at the end of the previous carpet's path, and then lands on an L-shaped platform before another spinning platform, he can backward-somersault to the Star from there.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おおぞら アスレチック
Ōzora Asurechikku
Heavenly Athletics

Chinese 狡猾的三角[2]
Jiǎohuá de Sānjiǎo
Tricky Triangles

French Vicieux triangles! (SM64)
Triangles rusés (SM64 DS)
Vicious Triangles!
Tricky Triangles
German Überwinde die Macht der Dreiecke! (SM64)
Tückische Dreiecke (SM64 DS)
Overcome the Power of the Triangles!
Treacherous Triangles
Italian Triangoli traditori! (Super Mario 64 DS)
Il segreto delle piramide[sic][1]
Traitorous triangles!
The secret of the pyramid(s)
Korean 하늘위장애물경기
Haneul wi Jangaemul Gyeonggi
Athletics over the Sky

Spanish El secreto de las pirámides
The Secret of the Pyramids


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 90
  2. ^ From the score sheetMedia:SM64DS course list in Chinese.png and the star menu of Super Mario 64 DS as localized by iQue.