Funky is a long level, consisting of one long screen and only 200 seconds on the Timer to reach the Giant Gate. To make up for the low amount of time, the level has several Green Berries in it, the only level in which they appear (aside from the intro level). When eaten, these berries give Mario or Luigi extra time to complete the level. This level contains nine green berries, giving the player a maximum of 380 seconds if all are eaten. This level also contains five Dragon Coins and features a rare Yellow Koopa Paratroopa amid other colored Koopa Paratroopas and Koopa Troopas.
The entire level can be flown through if the player has a Cape; however, it is tricky as the player will need to fly above the screen to clear a blue and yellow Warp Pipe. If the player has no cape, the player should start the level with a Yoshi to eat Green Berries to add seconds on the timer. Early in the level, Yoshi can be found in a high up ? Block.
After the player gets past the Sumo Bro. on the ? Blocks and under the Used Blocks, a P-Switch can be found in the first Turning Block in the group of two. The P-Switch will turn some ? Blocks to coins, which is helpful for the next area with two Sumo Bros. After defeating two Chargin' Chucks and jumping off the Grab Blocks, the player will come to another Sumo Bro. on some Jump Blocks. The level follows the same pattern from here until the end: Koopas mixed in between some gaps and Sumo Bros. Right before the final stretch, the player needs to get past three Confused Chucks.
After beating this level, the player is given the option to save. The overworld will also change from spring to autumn in the SNES version; in the Game Boy Advance remake, the season changes only once all 96 exits are found.
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