Fire Snake Cavern

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This article is about Fire Snake Cavern, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Layer-Cake Desert-3.
Fire Snake Cavern
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World-Level World 2-3
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Fire Snake Cavern, or Layer-Cake Desert-3, is the third course of Layer-Cake Desert. It is a dark cave featuring the first appearance of Glowing Baby Yoshi. The level is unlocked by completing Stone-Eye Zone, and completion of this level unlocks Stoneslide Tower.


As the name suggests, this level is inhabited by Fire Snakes. The cave is almost completely shrouded in darkness, and has many metallic platforms that have lanterns at both ends and tilt frequently. Ice Flowers are a common power-up.

There is a secret path near the beginning that allows the player to skip all the underground parts but can only be found by using Peachette or the Flying Squirrel Suit.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: At the beginning, there are two metallic platforms on top of each other. The player must jump from the higher one when the right side is up to reach a ledge. Then he must run through the path to get the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the Checkpoint Flag, there are metallic platforms with bricks in between. The player must break the bricks in the middle to reach a pipe below and enter it. Next, the player must avoid the Fire Snakes and press the P Switch, then run right and jump onto the ledge to grab the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: At the end, the player encounters two Fire Bros. on standing metallic platforms. The player must jump to the highest platform, where there is a pipe. Inside the pipe is the third Star Coin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 暗やみ ファイアスネーク
Kurayami Faiasunēku
Spanish Esta gruta está que arde This grotto is that tough
Literally means "this grotto is so that way it burns", an expression.
French Tout feu tout flamme All fired up
Dutch Dapper in het donker, lafaards in het licht Brave in the dark, cowards in the light
German Loch der Loderschlangen Hole of the Fire Snakes
Italian Caverna dei Vampaserpi Caverne of the Fire Snakes
Portuguese Toca das Serpentes de Fogo Burrow of the Fire Snakes
Russian Пещера огненных змей
Peshchera ognennykh zmey
Fire snake cave
Korean 어둠 속 파이어스네이크
Eodum Sok Paieoseuneikeu
Fire Snake in the Darkness

Level map[edit]

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