Sparkling Waters

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Platformer World
Sparkling Waters
SparklingWaters-NSMBU.png
Appearance New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Levels 9
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Sparkling Waters is the tropical third world of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Players can reach it by moving south from the end of Layer-Cake Desert. Sparkling Waters lies east of Acorn Plains, south-east from Layer-Cake Desert, south from Frosted Glacier, west from Soda Jungle and Rock-Candy Mines and south-west from Meringue Clouds and Peach's Castle. Sparkling Waters is an archipelago with bubbling Water Spouts, which is quite similar to World 3 from New Super Mario Bros. as that tropical world also had multiple islands. It's one of two of the worlds that the player can choose from after beating Morton Koopa Jr. in Morton's Compactor Castle, the other being Frosted Glacier. Because of this, it is quite possible to play through the game without ever reaching Sparkling Waters. The world's name is possibly a reference to carbonated water. There are 9 levels in this world, consisting of 5 normal levels, a Sunken Ship, a secret level, the Tower level and the Castle level. The boss of this world is Larry Koopa. One colour of each Toad House can be found here, along with the Secret Island, seen just left of Sparkling Waters.

Levels[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Sparkling Waters-1 Waterspout Beach World3-1StarCoin1.jpg This level features several Huckit Crabs and water geysers.
Sparkling Waters-2 Tropical Refresher Underwater Mega Urchin NSMBU.jpg An underwater course where many pipes and Mega Urchins are found.
Sparkling Waters-Fort Icon.png Giant Skewer Tower World3-TowerStarCoin2.jpg This tower level has many Skewers. The bottom of this tower is flooded with water.
Sparkling Waters-Ghost Icon.pngGhost House Haunted Shipwreck NSMBUGhostHouse.jpg The ruins of a ship infested with Boos. Like Giant Skewer Tower, part of this level is underwater. This level is a reference to Super Mario World's Sunken Ghost Ship.
Sparkling Waters-3 Above the Cheep Cheep Seas NSMBUM&LYoshi.jpg A course with Yoshi and giant Water Spouts and full of leaping Cheep Cheeps.
Sparkling Waters-4 Urchin Shoals World3-4StarCoin1P2.jpg The fourth level of Sparkling Waters includes the two types Urchins and water spouts. This level is where a Nabbit catching takes place.
Sparkling Waters-5 Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto World3-5StarCoin1.jpg Introduces Dragoneel, who follows and attacks the players.
Sparkling Waters-Castle Icon.pngCastle Larry's Torpedo Castle Rocket Engine Castle NSMBU.png This castle contains many fences, Rocket Engines, and Torpedo Teds.
Sparkling Waters-TurtleyLeaf SPM.png Skyward Stalk World3-SecretAStarCoin1.jpg A course which consists of climbing a giant beanstalk. This level's leaf platforms turn brown and fall. This is the only level in the game that features Balloon Goombas.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Sparkling Waters-1 Huckit Beach Resort Nsluscreen4.png A course with Huckit Crabs and wooden huts.
Sparkling Waters-2 Urchin Reef Romp Urchin Reef Romp.PNG An underwater course with many Urchins, Yellow Cheep Cheeps, and undertows.
Sparkling Waters-Fort Icon.png Shish-Kebab Tower Shish-Kebab Tower.PNG Sparkling Waters' Tower. It features many Skewers, Fire Bros, and high speed elevators.
Sparkling Waters-Ghost Icon.pngGhost House Haunted Cargo Hold Haunted Cargo Hold.PNG The shipwreck level in Sparkling Waters.
Sparkling Waters-3 Waterspout Sprint Watersprout Sprint.PNG A level where waterspouts and palm trees are the main footholds. Goombrats and Piranha Plants are in this stage.
Sparkling Waters-4 The Great Geysers The Great Geysers.PNG A waterfall stage with giant geysers. Ptooies and flying Cheep-Cheeps make an appearance in this level.
Sparkling Waters-5 Dragoneel Depths Dragoneel Depths.PNG Another underwater level featuring 2 Dragoneels. There are also Urchins that tumble down from above.
Sparkling Waters-Castle Icon.pngCastle Larry's Trigger-Happy Castle NSLU-Nintendo Direct May3.png A castle with King Bills and Larry being the boss.
Sparkling Waters-TurtleyLeaf SPM.png Beanstalk Jungle NSLUscreen6.jpg An auto-scrolling level where Luigi must climb many beanstalks while avoiding Lakitu, Piranha Plants and Waddlewings. Yoshi makes an appearance in this level.

Challenge Mode original courses[edit]

Enemies[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Main article: Sparkling Waters (golf course)
Sparkling Waters in Mario Golf: World Tour.

Sparkling Waters appears in the Flower Pack DLC of Mario Golf: World Tour. It is a remake of Yoshi's Island from Mario Golf, updated with the style and assets of Sparkling Waters.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミントしょとう
Minto Shotou
Mint Archipelago
Spanish Archipiélago de Almíbar Syrup (canned peaches) Archipelago
French (NOA) Eaux Petillantes Sparkling Waters
French (NOE) Mer Mentalo Peppermint Sea, Mentalo coming from Menthe à l'eau, meaning "pettermint cordial".
Dutch Suikerwaterzee Sugar Water Sea
German Minzmeer Mint Sea
Italian Acque frizzanti Sparkling Waters
Portuguese Mar de Menta Mint Sea
Korean 민트 제도
Minteu Jedo
Mint Archipelago

Trivia[edit]

  • In the underwater reef sections, red Cheep-Cheeps can be seen in the background.