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Course 7 (Lethal Lava Land):

By Walton Dell
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"How High Can You Fly?"  By Walton DellPossible!

To be a high-flyer, fly onto the top of the little arch, then launch off of it, and smoothly land on the giant fence that blocks off the corner of the course with the log.  It is possible to stand on that sliver of a fence!!  You are now standing on the highest part of the course.  Now, jump off of that fence to start flying again, and you will get a great view of the course.

Now, for added fun, you can use the "Olympic Flyer" camera techniques to change the view.  If you use the overhead view, you can do a cool butt-stomp into the volcano (from higher than normal).


"Aerial Assault"  Submitted By: James   This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell. 
Submitted as an IDEA?
Date Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2001

James says:

Can you kill the Big Bully without touching the battleground he is on?


-- Here's how to do it: --

  1. Get the flying cap.
  2. Get to a high place.
  3. Hit him while flying.  (He needs to be close to the edge.)


James says:
"Magically Disappearing Power"  
Submitted By: James  Verified Possible by Walton Dell 

Date Submitted: Monday, June 25, 2001

James says:

  1. Get down to two units of power.
  2. You know those torches near the painting you enter to reach lava land?  Light Mario's butt, then QUICKLY ENTER THE PAINTING!
  3. [Choose any star,] and as soon as Mario touches the ground, he dies!

My Reply:  

Hah hah he he!  I renamed this trick because this one could work great for playing a funny joke on a friend.  Before your friend is in the room, do steps 1 & 2 above.  Now, put down the controller (maybe even turn the TV off, but leave the N64 running) and go chat with your friend about something totally unrelated.  Then, ask your friend if he or she would like to play some video games.  When you get back to the TV (and turn it on), tell your friend that you were in the middle of a game, but he or she can take over your game.  As soon as they pick a star, Mario will die!!  Ha ha ha!

I hope I am not corrupting many young minds by sharing my "powers of trickery".  Please only use this power for good!  :-)   P.S. One of my other hobbies is performing Magic Tricks.  Those can be a lot of fun too!


"Tony Hawk Shell Surfing"  Submitted By: James   This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell.
Date Submitted: Monday, June 25, 2001

James says:  If you do this you are a shell surfing champion!

  1. Get the shell.
  2. Collect every single coin, except the ones in the volcano, without losing the shell, and there is a catch...  You cannot touch the hot lava except to get the coins under the bridge.
  3. After that go to the rolling red log star and retrieve it (but don't loose the shell or touch the ground!).


James says:
"Big Bully's New Fighting Arena"
Submitted By: N_Duran   This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell. 
Date Submitted: Thursday, June 07, 2001

Find the first big bully (not the one where you have to kill the three small bullies, the lonely one). Can you push him off of the large platform onto the smaller platform to the left (the one that periodically sinks halfway into the lava) without killing him off? This is a HARD trick to do, because I've done it twice (one on accident, the other I actually tried).

My reply: I was able to make him land on the sinking platform, but then he ran right off of it and into the lava.

N_Duran says:
"Jump To Pole"  By Walton DellPossible!

Go to the very top of the inside of the volcano, then long jump to the pole near the fire-shooter.

I've enhanced the screenshot,
but you might still need to turn up the
brightness on your monitor:
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"Stand on Arch"  By Walton DellPossible!

Stand on the arch near the beginning of the course:

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"The Record"  Submitted By:Colin   This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell. 

Colin says:

My record for coins on this course is 133 coins!  This is the most possible number of coins you can get on this level too (I am very certain).  My strategy is to first bump off all of the bomb bullies then get all the other coins. There is also hidden coins on the Bowser puzzle (just simply stand on his mouth then wait for the puzzle to be completed then 5 coins pop out. You also have to make sure that you have cleared out all of the coins outside of the volcano. Just for reference, there are 107 coins outside the volcano and 26 (two of them of which are hard to get...especially the highest bully) in the volcano! 

Then when you are inside the volcano comes the hardest part. What I mean are the two bullies that are in the volcano because their location isn't convenient for collecting the coin that pops out of both of them! The trick is to lure the first one off of its ramp onto the lower one. Then if done right it should just walk to the end and you can punch it off then grab the coin. Then the top bully is a different story! You must push it off of the edge then quickly jump off with it. Location is also an important factor...what I mean by that is you must lure the bully to the bridge then punch him off and land on a flat ground. 133 is the number to reach for in this course. In my opinion some people will get as far as 131 or 132 if they are skilled. 133 if you are really skilled! It is possible because I did it...of course after dieing or restarting about 50 times. Good Luck!


Colin says:
"Burn Your Way to the Bullies"  Submitted by a Visitor  This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell.

Visitor says:  Choose star 5 or 6 and go towards the shell. Don't use it! Instead, go right into the lava and advance your way to the little bully platform. Can you make it without dying. The trick is: When Mario is jumping in pain land on a platform and heal yourself with the coins, then keep jumping until you reach the platform. For more challenge, when you get there, get your power down to any level so you'll die if you hit the lava once, (That's 3 or under) and don't use any jump attacks, stunts. In other words don't go off ground, just use punches and kicks. Good luck...


Visitor says:
"Puzzle Surfing"  Submitted By: Matthew Villani   Verified Possible by Walton Dell

Can you get the red coins and the star on the Bowser puzzle WITHOUT losing the shell, even when the star appears? In other words, get the coins and the star using the shell. You HAVE to select star #5.

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I think this is actually the easiest way to get this star.  :-)

"Smoking Is Bad For You"  Submitted by a Visitor   Verified Possible by Walton Dell

You have to have all six course stars for this trick to work. Once you get all of the six course stars, get the turtle shell and ride it over to the rolling log. Once you get over there crash your shell into the log. Mario will be stuck under the log screaming and smoking in the process. This is not really a trick, its just a funny thing to watch.

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Submitted By: Matthew Manning.  He submitted all of the following tricks:  This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell.
  1. Try to kill all the enemies with the green shell without losing it.
  2. Fly into the volcano with the flying hat and without touching the rim.
  3. Get to the flying hat using the teleporter.
  4. Get to the flying hat without the teleporter.
  5. Get all 1 up mushrooms.
  6. Get the coins below the bridge without the shell.

I have not yet tried any of these tricks myself.

Submitted by a Visitor  This trick has not yet been verified possible by Walton Dell.

"Track down all 12 Viking bombs (the ones that try to push you off into the lava) and kill them (this includes the big ones you battle for stars). Make sure you destroy all the ones outside before venturing into the volcano."

"The bombs are territorial, so, if you stand in certain places only certain ones will come after you. (Helpful when being attacked by two or more at the same time!)"

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