A Button

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The A Button is a button on the N64 controller. Its primary purpose is to make Mario jump.

Uses

The A button is used for the following purposes in SM64:

  • Pressing A causes Mario to jump.
  • Pressing A causes Mario to read signs and talk to characters such as Bob-omb Buddies.
  • Pressing A causes Mario to fire out of a cannon.
  • Holding A causes Mario to fall slowly while wearing a Wing Cap.
  • Holding A causes Mario to fall slowly while twirling.
  • Holding A causes Mario to grab the owl.
  • Releasing A causes Mario to let go of the owl, or of a hangable ceiling.
  • Releasing A allows Mario to swim again.
  • Releasing A causes Mario to lose vertical speed during a jump.
  • Releasing A allows Mario to adjust his falling speed and acceleration while falling with a Wing Cap.
  • Releasing A allows Mario to adjust his falling speed and acceleration while twirling.

Restriction in Challenges

Some challenges restrict usage of the A Button. Some of these include: