Drybone Desert
Drybone Desert
Hack SM64 Last Impact
Stars Required 20
Levels Red Coins
Number of Stars 1
Music Used Paper Mario - Dry Dry Desert Trek
Stage or HUB Level is located in Abandoned Village
Drybone Desert is a secret level in SM64 Last Impact and is based around the Flat Mushroom Power-up. It is accessed through the barred-off pipe in the second overworld, and Mario can use the Flat Mushroom from one of the ruined houses to get through the bars (align Mario parallel to the bars to slip through). The level is centered around a massive pyramid, which despite its size only holds a single red coin. Around the pyramid are chalices holding fans, which blow platforms toward the sky. There are also numerous barred-off stone buildings, a large skeleton, a giant cactus, and a Koopa statue in the corner. This level features the return of a classic Mario enemy - Dry Bones - who regenerate a short time after being jumped on.

Much of the level requires Mario to be flat, so the first thing to do is to grab the Flat Mushroom out of the ! box near the start. This allows Mario to pass through the bars throughout the level, as well as use the platforms over the fans, which he is too heavy to use normally. 

There are two more secret levels accessible through this stage. One of the Above the Clouds levels is located up a rope on the clouds, where are reached by using the cannon on top of one of the buildings, and the Secret Aquarium is entered through a barred-off circular hole in the corner of the level.

Levels Edit

Red coins Edit

Drybone Desert Red Coins

The second, third, and fifth red coins

For the only star in the level, Mario must collect 8 red coins scattered around the desert. Their locations are as follows:

  1. In a barred-off hole in the ground behind the start
  2. On top of the Koopa statue in the corner
  3. On top of the nearby skeleton
  4. Inside the barred-off cube
  5. On top of the barred-off cube
  6. Inside the other barred-off cube with the cannon on top
  7. On top of the cactus
  8. Inside the top of the pyramid

After collecting all 8 red coins, the star appears on the balcony at the base of the pyramid.

Enemies Edit

  • Dry Bones
  • Klepto
  • Pokey

Trivia Edit

  • Dry Bones were first introduced in Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The game considers Drybone Desert to be part of the overworld. This means that the course cannot be exited from the pause menu and there is also no red coin tracker. Also, collected red coins are saved if Mario leaves the stage until he enters another level.