Mario was invited by Princess Daisy to her castle to have cake together. When Mario arrived, he cannot find Princess Daisy... since she was captured by Bowser! Control Mario with your N64 joystick to collect Power Stars to rescue Princess Daisy!
Mario can collect power stars in different stages and in the castle, as he try to save Princess Daisy. Once Mario collect 70 stars, he can fight with the final Bowser. However, there are 120 power stars in total:
In each of the 15 stages, there are 6 stars and an extra star when Mario collects 100 coins in that stage.
The rest 15 secret stars are hidden somewhere in the castle.
( 6+ 1) x 15 + 15= 120
Once Mario collects all 120 stars, he can see his old friend Yoshi!
Red, Green and Blue ! Boxes
These boxes contain caps that give Mario special power.
Red ! allows Mario to fly, green ! turns Mario into metallic and blue ! makes Mario transparent. However, they can only be used after Mario had pressed their particular switches, which are hidden, in the castle.
The 15 Stages
There are 15 stages in this game. Each stage contain 6 stars. Sometimes Mario collects stars directly, sometimes after defeating a boss, passing certain secret places or collects 8 red coins. There is also an extra star when Mario collects 100 coins in each stage.
Mario has to defeat Bowser three times. After defeating the first one, Mario gets the 1st key to the basement. The second one holds the key to the third floor. Defeat the last one to save Princess Daisy and watch the nice ending!