Big Boo's Haunt

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Big Boo's Haunt
The haunted mansion
Boss Big Boo
Star Missions Go On A Ghost Hunt

Ride Big Boo's Merry-Go-Round
Secret of the Haunted Books
Seek the 8 Red Coins
Big Boo's Balcony
Eye to Eye in the Secret Room

Big Boo's Haunt is a big mansion that is located in a small caged area. It is considered as the 5th course in Super Mario 64. Big Boo's Haunt is different from other courses. You do not enter a painting to gain access to this level but instead Mario will need to go to the castle's courtyard which can be accessed from two doors from the first floor before going to the basement. Mario will need to have collected at least 12 Power Stars and will need to defeat a Big Boo that has the mansion inside of it. Mario will shrink when entering the course. The background of the courses is moonlit night.

The course introduces Boo to Super Mario 64 and this course is full of them. Before entering the mansion, there is a small shack that Mario can access, which is located to his right. Inside the shack, there is a lift that takes you down to the basement and in the center of it, is a large merry-go round. The course will also introduce Mario to the Mad Piano and Mr. I.

There is two entrances to the mansion: the front door which you see when you first enter the level, and a back door that leads to a room containing two Boos. You can also not fall off the course because of it being caged. This is also the first course that does not have a cannon in it.


[edit] Levels

[edit] Star 1: Go On A Ghost Hunt

The first Power Star of the course is a little Ghost Hunt. Mario will have to go through the first floor of the course in search of all Boos and defeat them. Every time you defeat a Boo, there will be a message saying Boos cannot die. Once you have defeated all the Boos, the Big Boo will appear in the main room of the mansion where Mario first enter. Big Boo can be defeated by being punched from behind or Ground Pounded. If Mario faces him, then the Big Boo will turn invisible and Mario won't be able to harm him. Once defeated, the Power Star will appear on the second floor of the mansion and a staircase will appear from the ground to collect it.

[edit] Star 2: Ride Big Boo's Merry-Go Round

For the second Power Star, Mario will need to enter the shack that is on his left when he starts the level. Taking the lift to the basement, Mario will hear "circus music" as he gets closer. There will be a door that will lead him to a room with a spinning floor and Boo paintings on the walls. One of these paintings will try and burn Mario as it will shoot fire. Boos will appear out of one of the other paints and Mario will need to defeat 5 of them for the Big Boo to appear. Like in the first mission of this course, you will need to either hit Big Boo from behind or use a Ground Pound. Once the Big Boo has been defeated, the Merry-Go Round will stop and the Power Star will appear near one of the doors.

[edit] Star 3: Secret of the Haunted Books

For this mission, Mario will need to go into the mansion and venture onto the second floor. Once he has reached the second floor, he will need to take the right hand door on the left side of the room. This will lead to a small library. As Mario heads around the library, little books will spring up and shoot out from the shelves and injure him if Mario doesn't dodge them. Once rounding the corner, Mario will come to a wall that has three books sticking out. If kicked/punched in the correct order, the wall will move and reveal a door. If done wrong, Mario will be hit by books and it will reset. Going through the door will bring him to the 3rd Power Star of the course.

[edit] Star 4 Seek The 8 Red Coins

The 8 Red Coins for Big Boo's Haunt are scattered across the level. Here is where Mario can find them:

  • One behind the Mad Piano in the first door on the left.
  • Two on top of the bookcases in the second door on the left.
  • One located in the first door on the right.
  • One on the second floor in the door on the left.
  • Two on the second floor in the door on the right.
  • One on the second floor in the door on the far right past the book shelves.

Once all 8 Red Coins are collected, the Power Star will appear on the Star Marker on the second floor of the main room in the mansion.

[edit] Star 5: Big Boo's Balcony

For the Fifth Power Star of the course, Mario will need to encounter the Big Boo once more. This time the Big Boo is located on the third floor. To get access to the third floor, Mario will need to go up to the second floor and go to the door on the far right. Mario will need to do a triple jump into a wall kick to get up to the balcony. Once you defeat Big Boo for the third time, he will give up another Power Star. The Power Star will be located onto of the roof and Mario will need to get up there to collect it.

[edit] Star 6: Eye to Eye in the Secret Room

This mission will require the Vanishing Cap.

For the last Power Star mission of Big Boo's Haunt, Mario will need to return to the third floor of the mansion. Mario will see a wall with a picture of a Boo on it(much like the one on the first floor). Using the blue ! Switch, Mario will be able to use the Vanish Cap on the second floor. He will need to be quick to get back up the third floor after putting on the Vanish Cap and rush through the wall on the third floor. Once inside, Mario will need to defeat a Big Mr. I to get the Power Star.

[edit] Collecting 100 Coins

In Big Boo's Haunt, there are a total of 151 coins to collect. Here is some hints for collecting 100 coins to get the Star:

  • 17 Blue Coins(11 Boos, 3 Books, 3 Mr. I)
  • 25 Red Coins
  • 4 Blue Coins from Blue Coin Switch on Third Floor.
  • 10 Coins from ! Block outside the Mansion.

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