The Pit and the Pendulums

The Pit and the Pendulums
Tick Tock Clock Star 2
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 by 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 title of 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 languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふりこの へや
Furiko no Heya
The Room of Pendulums

Chinese 小洞和钟摆 [1]
Xiǎo Dòng hé Zhōngbǎi
Small Hole and Pendulum

French Les trous et le pendule
The Holes and the Pendulum
German Achte auf das Pendel!
Pay Attention to the Pendulum!
Italian L'interruttore sul pendolo[2]
The switch on the pendulum


  1. ^ From the star select screen of Super Mario 64 as localized by iQue.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 90