Super Mario 64 DS/Rabbits

One of the Toads has lost the keys to all the minigames! Once you talk to the Toad in the Rec. Room, the rabbits will appear all over the castle both inside and the castle grounds! These rabbits hold the minigame keys. Similar to MIPS, who appeared in the basement twice (when you have 15 and 50 power stars, respectively) in the original game, giving 2 power stars, they'll run around when you get near them, making them hard to grab (and in Yoshi's case, stuff in his mouth, which is a bit easier). Catching them will earn you a key and the option to save, instead of stars. Each character has seven color-coded rabbits to catch, for a whole total of 28 and their color and locations vary from character to character. Wario catches orange, Luigi catches green, Mario catches purple, and Yoshi catches yellow. It will require all 150 stars to catch every one since you'll need the castle ground's cannon unlocked to catch Luigi's last one. Yoshi has eight, because one is for opening keys to unlock the castle's front door, at the beginning of the game. These rabbits also appear in Super Mario 3D Land. The following table below shows the locations of all the rabbits, the minigames unlocked, and the amount of power stars required for the rabbits to appear and minigames to unlock.

Rabbit locationsEdit

 
One of Wario's rabbits in the Whomp's Fortress portrait.
Yoshi's Rabbits, color-coded yellow
Locations Mini-games unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, at the end of the stone bridge left, near the front of the door entrance. Puzzle Panel 1 Star
Outside the castle, at the end of the stone bridge middle, next to #1. Hide and Boo Seek 1 Star
Outside the castle, at the end of the stone bridge right, next to #1 and #2. Boom Box 1 Star
Outside the castle, in a patch of yellow flowers, past the wooden bridge, to the right. Tox Box Shuffle 1 Star
Outside the castle, in the moat (The moat must have the water drained first). Puzzle Panic 12 Stars
Outside the castle, in a small maze of hedges to the left. Which Wiggler? 1 Star
In the basement of the castle, in front of the entrance to Lethal Lava Land and Shifting Sand Land portraits. Mix a Mug 12 Stars
Mario's Rabbit, color-coded pink
Locations Minigames unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, at the left of the bridge, nearby the waterfall. Sort or 'Splode 8 Stars
Outside the castle, in the moat (The moat must have the water drained first) nearby the Black Brick, leading to the secret area The Secret Under the Moat, in the same place as Yoshi's fifth one. Shell Smash 12 Stars
Inside the room with the entrance to the Jolly Roger Bay portrait and the secret area The Secret Aquarium. Trampoline Bay 8 Stars
In the basement of the castle, in front of the entrance to the Lethal Lava Land portrait to the left. Connect the Characters 12 Stars
In the basement of the castle, in front of the entrance to the Lethal Lava Land portrait to right, next to #4. Bounce and Trounce 12 Stars
On the second floor of the castle, at the very top of the stairs, next to the 50-star door room in front of the entrance to the Wet-Dry World portrait. Trampoline Terror 31 Stars
On the second floor of the castle in the large mirror room with the entrance to the Snowman's Land portrait and Wario's portrait, Chief Chilly Challenge. Shuffle Shell 31 Stars
Luigi's Rabbits, color-coded green
Locations Minigames unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, in a small maze of hedges to the left. Pair-a-Gone and On 15 Stars
On the second floor of the castle, just to the right of the doorway, next to the Wet-Dry World portrait, in the same place as Mario's fifth one. Memory Master 31 Stars
In the back of the castle in the courtyard with the Boos, in an alcove above the door (Found by back-flipping right outside of the doorway). Picture Poker 15 Stars
In the basement of the castle, in the room, with the tunnels where you ground-pound the two pillars in order to drain the moat, after doing so. Mushroom Roulette 15 Stars
In the room with the entrance to the Bob-omb Battlefield portrait. Lucky Stars 15 Stars
In the room with the entrance to Mario's portrait, Goomboss Battle, behind the Rec. Room/Sunshine Isles. Mario Slot 15 Stars
Outside the castle on top of the roof (You'll need to use the cannon, but you will have to get all of the 150 Power Stars first or scuttle jump up the green slope). Super Mario Slot 150 Stars
Wario's Rabbits, color-coded orange-gold
Locations Minigames unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the front of the castle, nearby the trees past the wooden bridge, to the far right. Bingo Ball 31 Stars
In the room with the entrance to the Whomp's Fortress portrait. Coincentration 31 Stars
In the back of the castle in the courtyard with the Boos, behind the Star statue, near the two signs. Slots Shot 31 Stars
In the basement of the castle, in the left hall with Toad. Psyche Out! 31 Stars
In the room with the entrances to the Tiny-Huge Island portraits. Lakitu Launch 31 Stars
At the third floor of the castle, in the room with the entrances to the Tick Tock Clock and Rainbow Ride portraits and the third and final Bowser level, Bowser in the Sky. Intense Coincentration 50 Stars
Near the hole that goes to the secret course Over the Rainbows opposite to the entrance of the Rainbow Ride portrait, near #6. Giant Snowball Slalom 50 Stars

Glowing RabbitsEdit

After collecting 8 Power Stars, there will be eight glowing rabbits that will randomly appear in place of the ordinary ones that have already been caught. These rabbits have white sparkles on their body and red eyes. You can collect all of them with any character in any part of the castle, however, there is a much faster way. Switch to Yoshi and step out of the castle through the front door since six of his rabbits are out there. The seventh one can be found in the basement next to the Lethal Lava Land and Shifting Sand Land paintings. Just repeatedly enter and exit the castle to quickly summon eight glowing rabbits. The final rabbit states "It's the fastest and oldest of the family" while each rabbit then before states that they are "the second-fastest of my eight rabbits". After catching all eight, you will get the key to unlock the last white door in the character selection room, next to Wario's door, which contains a secret power star.

TriviaEdit

  • Wario is the only character that you can catch all the rabbits with without draining the moat.