The Health Meter is the basic health guide in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.
It consists of a wooden silhouette of Mario's head and contains eight pie shaped pieces,
with the word POWER over it. Every time Mario takes damage, the number of pieces will decrease. Once Mario has only two pieces left, he will hunch over an begin to pant heavily. If all pieces run out, Mario will die and lose a life.
How to replenish health Edit
Mario can recover his health by using one of three methods:
- Collecting coins
- Yellow coins will replenish one, red ones replenish two and blue ones replenish five unit(s) of health
- Diving and getting back up to the surface
- Mario will recover all of his health one he resurfaces, if he stays in the water till his health has refilled
- Passing a large heart
- The spinning heart will recover Mario's health one by one as he circles and touches it
Color Code Edit
As Mario loses health, the pieces will change color every two pieces lost.
(The color of the text represents the color and number of pieces present)
0 pieces (A tiny portion of red still remains)