Backstreet Bustle

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Backstreet Bustle
SM3DW Backstreet Bustle.png
World-Level World 5-3
World World 5
Game Super Mario 3D World
Time limit 100 seconds
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Backstreet Bustle, level World 5-3, is the third level of World 5 in Super Mario 3D World. The level is unlocked by clearing Sunshine Seaside, but it is first blocked by a Bowser statue that requires 80 Green Stars to remove. Completing this level unlocks Chargin' Chuck Blockade Is Back.

It is one of the shortest levels in the game. Some of the localized titles for this level illustrate its point more clearly.


This level is a very small underground room, and players are given only 100 seconds to reach the Goal Pole on the other side. The level is filled with Multi-Vators and Double Cherries; meant to help players get through the level, collect the Green Stars, and grab the top of the Goal Pole. There are also paths that allow players to bypass the Multi-Vators entirely and head straight for the goal, but these are guarded by Fire Piranha Plants.

Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: Ground Pounding a small portion of broken tile to the immediate left of the starting point causes the first Green Star to pop out.
  • Green Star 2: Three Doubles or players need to activate a three-person Multi-Vator, which carries players across to a platform. This is illustrated in the picture above.
  • Green Star 3: This is to the left of the Multi-Vator mentioned above, and is also shown in the picture. Four Doubles or players need to activate a four-person Multi-Vator, which carries them up to a platform. Alternatively, players can use the Cat Suit to scale the wall.


  • A switch that only Toad can activate reveals the stamp. The stamp is Toad chasing a Mushroom.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ちょっとした街角
Chottoshita machikado
Little Corner
Spanish Cerezas doblando la esquina Cherries around the corner
French L'allée de tous les dangers The Alley of All the Dangers
Dutch Korte kersensteeg Short Cherry-alley
German Hektik im Hinterhof Backstreet Bustle
Italian Due passi in compagnia A little walk together
Portuguese Pátio das duplicerejas Double Cherries courtyard
Russian Суматоха на задворках
Sumatoha na zadvorkah
Fuss at the backyard