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|Vanish Cap Under the Moat|
The entrance of Vanish Cap Under the Moat
|Star Missions||8 Red Coins|
Vanish Cap Under the Moat is one of the secret courses in Super Mario 64 where Mario can obtain one of his caps. This course will contain the Vanish Cap's ! Switch. In order to gain access to this course, Mario will need to drain the water in the moat. He will need to Ground Pound two pillars in the castles basement. After doing so, Mario will be able to jump into the hole.
Upon entering the course, Mario will be on top of a large slide, with several ledges scattered on the slide. Mario will as well be transparent due to wearing the Vanish Cap. It will not have any use on the slide. Once reaching the bottom of the slide, there is a path consisting of various moving and teetering platforms on route to the ! Switch. Mario will also come across several Amps on his way, as well as fire traps. Once hitting the ! Switch, all Blue ! Blocks will become solid and Mario will be able to use the Vanish Cap whenever he hits the block and collects the cap.
Like all Cap courses, there is one star to collect which requires the player to collect all 8 Red Coins. The first four are on the slide at the start, while the other four can be found on the way to the ! Switch. The Power Star will appear on the Star Marker located inside the cage next to the ! Switch.