Freezeflame's Blistering Core
The players starts again on the ice ring planet, though this time there are five Star Chips the player needs to collect, all of which are trapped in crystals. Once all five are collected, Pull Stars and a Launch Star will appear in the center of the ring, with the Launch Star taking the player to the Lava Core Planet.
The Lava Core Planet features large, stone platforms and structures surrounded by lava. The first area has many red Urchins and the player needs to go up a pole to reach a higher ledge and cross several platforms to find a ? Coin that will spawn a Fire Flower when touched. As Fire Mario, the player needs to head back to the area just before the pole and light a torch before the power-up wears off. Lighting the torch will cause a staircase to appear, leading to the next area.
Jumping when under the above stone platform will cause the gravity to flip. This area has several fire balls flying out of the lava in an arch over the platforms along with more red Urchin. In a bubble is another Fire Flower the player has to utilize to light up two more torches, which will cause a wall to rise when they are lit. The player then has to Wall Jump up the wall where gravity will flip again to an area with rotating platforms. The player has to stand in the right spot on the platform to make them turn in a way where the player is able to cross them. The next segment has many moving platforms and Li'l Cinders. Near the back of the area is another Fire Flower and two torches the player has to light while riding a moving platform in order to raise the gate blocking the Power Star.
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