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'''The castle''' is the level containing the majority of the other levels in SM64, along with the [[Castle Grounds|castle grounds]].
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'''The Castle''' is the level containing the entrances to the majority of the other levels in SM64. It consists of the [[Castle Grounds]], the [[Castle Lobby]], and the [[Castle Courtyard]].
 
==Coins==
 
==Coins==
Although the castle is not an actual course and the score cannot be saved, it still has coins which can be collected. Because the coin count is not reset when the player exits a level, the actual maximum coin count is 999. Thus, this list enumerates the coins that can be collected ''at'' the castle.
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Although the castle does not have any stars of its own and therefore cannot save a coin score, it still has collectable coins. The maximum coin count that can be achieved in the castle in 999, by either exiting a level after getting 999 coins, or repeatedly collecting Castle coins and going out of the area and back in to respawn them. This list enumerates the unique coins that can be collected in the castle.
{{Outside the Castle Coins}}
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{{Castle Grounds Coins}}
{{Inside the Castle Coins}}
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{{Castle Lobby Coins}}
 
{{Castle Courtyard Coins}}
 
{{Castle Courtyard Coins}}
  
==The Castle==
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==Areas==
  
 
===Castle Grounds===
 
===Castle Grounds===
 
The castle grounds are the starting location when creating a new file, loading a previous file, or dying anywhere within the castle. It features a sunny environment with birds and water sound effects in the background. There is also a cannon next to the lake that unlocks at 120 stars, which is meant to allow you to get onto the castle roof. However, it can be bypassed with precise movement. There is one secret stage on the castle grounds, [[Vanish Cap Under the Moat]].
 
The castle grounds are the starting location when creating a new file, loading a previous file, or dying anywhere within the castle. It features a sunny environment with birds and water sound effects in the background. There is also a cannon next to the lake that unlocks at 120 stars, which is meant to allow you to get onto the castle roof. However, it can be bypassed with precise movement. There is one secret stage on the castle grounds, [[Vanish Cap Under the Moat]].
  
===First Floor===
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===Castle Lobby===
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====First Floor====
 
The first floor is the introductory area of the castle. It contains 4 main courses ([[Bob-omb Battlefield]], [[Whomp's Fortress]], [[Cool, Cool Mountain]], and [[Jolly Roger Bay]]), and three secret courses ([[The Princess's Secret Slide]], [[The Secret Aquarium]], and [[Tower of the Wing Cap]]). The star door on this floor requires 8 stars to open and leads to [[Bowser in the Dark World]], the first Bowser stage. The door can be skipped with an [[LBLJ]], by [[HSWK]]ing, or with speed conserved from [[Bob-omb Battlefield]]<ref>[https://youtu.be/Rgg-pq6LLzg "(TAS) Super Mario 64: BLJLess BitDW Entry NEW ROUTE (With Comparison+Explanation)" by Superdavo0001]</ref><ref>[https://youtu.be/gEoRywkV6cw "Worship The Dar God" by Superdavo0001]</ref>. Additionally, there is a key door to the second floor, as well as one leading to the basement (the intended next area) and a regular warp door leading into the courtyard.
 
The first floor is the introductory area of the castle. It contains 4 main courses ([[Bob-omb Battlefield]], [[Whomp's Fortress]], [[Cool, Cool Mountain]], and [[Jolly Roger Bay]]), and three secret courses ([[The Princess's Secret Slide]], [[The Secret Aquarium]], and [[Tower of the Wing Cap]]). The star door on this floor requires 8 stars to open and leads to [[Bowser in the Dark World]], the first Bowser stage. The door can be skipped with an [[LBLJ]], by [[HSWK]]ing, or with speed conserved from [[Bob-omb Battlefield]]<ref>[https://youtu.be/Rgg-pq6LLzg "(TAS) Super Mario 64: BLJLess BitDW Entry NEW ROUTE (With Comparison+Explanation)" by Superdavo0001]</ref><ref>[https://youtu.be/gEoRywkV6cw "Worship The Dar God" by Superdavo0001]</ref>. Additionally, there is a key door to the second floor, as well as one leading to the basement (the intended next area) and a regular warp door leading into the courtyard.
  
===Courtyard===
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====Basement====
The courtyard is the location of [[Big Boo's Haunt]], whose entrance is hidden inside of one of the several [[Boo|Boos]] in the area. The Boos will not show up if you have less than 12 stars.
 
 
 
===Basement===
 
 
The basement has 4 main courses ([[Shifting Sand Land]], [[Lethal Lava Land]], [[Hazy Maze Cave]], and [[Dire, Dire Docks]]). It also contains the pillars normally required to unlock [[Vanish Cap Under the Moat]], although they can be bypassed with moat door skip. The star door in this area requires 30 stars which can be skipped with an [[SBLJ]], and leads to the second Bowser stage, [[Bowser in the Fire Sea]], and Dire, Dire Docks.
 
The basement has 4 main courses ([[Shifting Sand Land]], [[Lethal Lava Land]], [[Hazy Maze Cave]], and [[Dire, Dire Docks]]). It also contains the pillars normally required to unlock [[Vanish Cap Under the Moat]], although they can be bypassed with moat door skip. The star door in this area requires 30 stars which can be skipped with an [[SBLJ]], and leads to the second Bowser stage, [[Bowser in the Fire Sea]], and Dire, Dire Docks.
  
===Second Floor===
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====Second Floor====
 
Just like the others, the second floor has 4 main courses ([[Tall, Tall Mountain]], [[Wet Dry World]], [[Snowman's Land]] and [[Tiny-Huge Island]]), along with a star door that requires 50 stars to enter, which leads to the third floor. The door can be skipped using [[BLJ]]s.
 
Just like the others, the second floor has 4 main courses ([[Tall, Tall Mountain]], [[Wet Dry World]], [[Snowman's Land]] and [[Tiny-Huge Island]]), along with a star door that requires 50 stars to enter, which leads to the third floor. The door can be skipped using [[BLJ]]s.
  
===Third Floor===
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====Third Floor====
 
The third floor contains 2 main courses, [[Tick Tock Clock]] and [[Rainbow Ride]], along with one secret stage, [[Wing Mario over the Rainbow]]. Although there are "endless" stairs on this floor that require 70 stars to pass, they can easily be skipped using [[BLJ]]s. These stairs lead to the final Bowser stage, [[Bowser in the Sky]].
 
The third floor contains 2 main courses, [[Tick Tock Clock]] and [[Rainbow Ride]], along with one secret stage, [[Wing Mario over the Rainbow]]. Although there are "endless" stairs on this floor that require 70 stars to pass, they can easily be skipped using [[BLJ]]s. These stairs lead to the final Bowser stage, [[Bowser in the Sky]].
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===Courtyard===
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The courtyard is the location of [[Big Boo's Haunt]], whose entrance is hidden inside the [[Courtyard Big Boo]]. There are 9 other regular Boos in the Courtyard, spawned by [[Courtyard Boo Spawners]]. If the player has less than 12 stars, the regular Boos do not spawn, and the Big Boo spawns but immediately despawns itself.
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 01:58, 31 May 2020

The Castle
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Course Info
Terrain Grassy/Default
Setting Varied
Water Some
Course Items
Coins 6 ( Yellow Coin.gif ×6)
Enemy Coins 9 ( Yellow Coin.gif ×9)
Caps STROOP- Wing Cap Block.png ×1
Star Navigation
Challenge infobox star 1.gifChallenge infobox star 1.gifChallenge infobox star 1.gifChallenge infobox star 1.gifChallenge infobox star 1.gif
Overview
STROOP- Castle Grounds.png
STROOP- Castle Courtyard.png
STROOP- Castle Basement.png
STROOP- Castle Floor 1 Lower.png
STROOP- Castle Floor 1 Upper.png

The Castle is the level containing the entrances to the majority of the other levels in SM64. It consists of the Castle Grounds, the Castle Lobby, and the Castle Courtyard.

Coins

Although the castle does not have any stars of its own and therefore cannot save a coin score, it still has collectable coins. The maximum coin count that can be achieved in the castle in 999, by either exiting a level after getting 999 coins, or repeatedly collecting Castle coins and going out of the area and back in to respawn them. This list enumerates the unique coins that can be collected in the castle.

Location Count
(Outside the Castle) 2 yellow coins hidden underneath the bridge over moat 2
Total 2


Location Count
(Inside the Castle) In the main entrance room, 2 pairs of coins beside the staircase 4
Total 4


Location Count
(Castle Courtyard) 9 Boo Buddies (with yellow coins) 9
Total 9


Areas

Castle Grounds

The castle grounds are the starting location when creating a new file, loading a previous file, or dying anywhere within the castle. It features a sunny environment with birds and water sound effects in the background. There is also a cannon next to the lake that unlocks at 120 stars, which is meant to allow you to get onto the castle roof. However, it can be bypassed with precise movement. There is one secret stage on the castle grounds, Vanish Cap Under the Moat.

Castle Lobby

First Floor

The first floor is the introductory area of the castle. It contains 4 main courses (Bob-omb Battlefield, Whomp's Fortress, Cool, Cool Mountain, and Jolly Roger Bay), and three secret courses (The Princess's Secret Slide, The Secret Aquarium, and Tower of the Wing Cap). The star door on this floor requires 8 stars to open and leads to Bowser in the Dark World, the first Bowser stage. The door can be skipped with an LBLJ, by HSWKing, or with speed conserved from Bob-omb Battlefield[1][2]. Additionally, there is a key door to the second floor, as well as one leading to the basement (the intended next area) and a regular warp door leading into the courtyard.

Basement

The basement has 4 main courses (Shifting Sand Land, Lethal Lava Land, Hazy Maze Cave, and Dire, Dire Docks). It also contains the pillars normally required to unlock Vanish Cap Under the Moat, although they can be bypassed with moat door skip. The star door in this area requires 30 stars which can be skipped with an SBLJ, and leads to the second Bowser stage, Bowser in the Fire Sea, and Dire, Dire Docks.

Second Floor

Just like the others, the second floor has 4 main courses (Tall, Tall Mountain, Wet Dry World, Snowman's Land and Tiny-Huge Island), along with a star door that requires 50 stars to enter, which leads to the third floor. The door can be skipped using BLJs.

Third Floor

The third floor contains 2 main courses, Tick Tock Clock and Rainbow Ride, along with one secret stage, Wing Mario over the Rainbow. Although there are "endless" stairs on this floor that require 70 stars to pass, they can easily be skipped using BLJs. These stairs lead to the final Bowser stage, Bowser in the Sky.

Courtyard

The courtyard is the location of Big Boo's Haunt, whose entrance is hidden inside the Courtyard Big Boo. There are 9 other regular Boos in the Courtyard, spawned by Courtyard Boo Spawners. If the player has less than 12 stars, the regular Boos do not spawn, and the Big Boo spawns but immediately despawns itself.

References