- For a tutorial on speedrunning this star, see the RTA Guide
- For a tutorial on RTABC for this star, see the RTABC Guide
|Tower of the Wing Cap Red Coin Star
|Height Above Ground
|TAS World Record
|RTA World Record
||18.55 (18.53 IGT)
Tower of the Wing Cap Red Coins is a secret star in the stage Tower of the Wing Cap. To get this star, Mario must collect all 8 Red Coins in the level.
- 2 are located in each of the 4 coin rings in the level (Right, Left, Front, and Back) for a total of all 8 red coins.
There are 0x A presses required to get the star and hit the switch. This strategy doubles as the TAS WR with a time of 19"63. The star is too high to be collected with a dive recover and normally pressing the switch will make Mario fall onto the ground. However, Mario is able to perform a rollout on the first frame of landing on the wing cap switch, gaining enough height to collect the star.