The Super Mario 3D All Stars collection is now available for the Nintendo Switch, allowing Mario fans to experience three iconic classic 3D platformers with a little modern retouching. If this is your first time playing through these games, you might be wondering how to ground pound in Super Mario 64. And if you’re someone who’s experienced but just needs a reminder, we’re here for you too.
How to Ground Pound in Super Mario 64
As soon as you start playing as Mario in the area in front of Princess Peach’s castle at the beginning of the game, you’ll realize that Mario has a ton of cool moves that he can perform.
You can do a triple flip if you time your jumps correctly, you can dive into the air to get a little boost, and you can even ground pound on stuff, which can damage some enemies and you’ll also need it to push down columns or buttons sometimes.
To ground pound in Super Mario 64, all you need to do is simply press the A button to jump into the air and while you’re in the air, just press the ZL button on your controller. Mario will get into a sitting position and slam the ground with his butt.
I even snapped a pic for you all to see how it looks when you do the move correctly:
And there you go! So easy. Hopefully you learned how to ground pound in Super Mario 64 for the Super Mario 3D All Stars collection on Switch. If you’re looking for even more guides like this, just search Twinfinite or look down below. You can even read our glowing review to hear our thoughts on the collection.
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