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Tick Tock Clock
Tick Tock Clock
Mario in Tick Tock Clock.
Inhabitants Amps
First game Super Mario 64
Game(s) Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 DS

Tick Tock Clock is a level in Super Mario 64 and its Nintendo DS remake Super Mario 64 DS. The level is based on the inside of a clock. Many of the obstacles in the level are parts that one may find in a real life clock.


If the player crosses the clock painting when it shows any of these times, the speed of the clock parts in the level will be the following:

  • 12:00 = No Speed
  • 3:00 = Slow Speed
  • 6:00 = Random Speeds and Directions
  • 9:00 = Fast Speed


Star 1: Roll into the Cage (N64)

When Mario first enters the clock go to the pendulum to the left there will be a rotating block quickly jump off of it take the path to a set of three rotating blocks then take another narrow path to the namesake cage. The star will be within the cage.

Star 1: Luigi in the Cage (DS)

When Mario enters, he must find the Luigi cap (alternately, play as Luigi), and gain a Power Flower to turn transparent. Then, proceed to the cage, which the character can enter easily now.

Star 2: The Pit and the Pendulums (N64)

For the 2nd star, Mario must find an area with two swinging pendulums. After avoiding the pendulums there is a yellow ! block that holds the 2nd star of Tick Tock Clock.

Star 2: The Pendulum Switch Star (DS)

The player must find the Star Switch, and hurry in order to get the star.

Star 3: Get a Hand

Do the same as in the first star except go a bit further and Mario will see a hand. Jump on it and ride it to a slight hole the star is within.

Star 4: Stomp on the Thwomp

Star 5: Timed Jumps on Moving Bars

The player must find the moving Bars, and time his jumps to climb to the Star.

Star 6: Stop Time For Red Coins

When Mario enters go to the right and he will see platforms. Jump on the platforms to collect red coins. This star is nearly impossible without stopping the clock, hence its name.

Star 7: Tick Tock Silver Stars (DS)

Mario Kart series

In Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart 8, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Tick-Tock Clock appears as a race track.


  • Tick Tock Clock is one of the few courses not based on courses in Super Mario Bros.
  • About half of the stars require a specific speed (go or not) to complete.
  • Tick Tock Clock also appears in the Mario Kart series.
  • The world Click Clock Wood in Banjo Kazooie for the N64 may have been named after Tick Tock Clock because of their very similar names.