"Hippo (Entrance to the Space Zone.)", alternatively the Space Zone Entrance or the Hippo Stage, is a small stage in the video game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It isn't a full world, but it is an important stage nonetheless. It is found on top of a hill on the main map. Mario must complete the Hippo stage to reach the Space Zone.
The Hippo stage consists of a Hippo that blows Soap Bubbles which Mario can hop into and fly with. The Soap Bubbles allow Mario to float as high as he wants and will only pop if touched by an enemy. Therefore, Mario can fly through the whole stage and even reach the Bonus. In order to reach the Space Zone, Mario must take the top exit in the bubble, as it is impossible to reach without a soap bubble. Furthermore, if he takes the bottom one, he will return to the main map, just to the right of the Macro Zone, directly under the Space Zone.
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