Giant Skewer Tower

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This article is about Giant Skewer Tower, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Sparkling Waters-Tower.
Giant Skewer Tower
Giant Skewer Tower
Level code World 3-Tower
World Sparkling Waters
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Primary power-up Ice Flower
Time limit 500 seconds
Boss Boom Boom
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Giant Skewer Tower (Giant Spike Pillar Tower in the British English version) or Sparkling Waters-Tower, is the Tower course of Sparkling Waters in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via Tropical Refresher, and completing the Tower unlocks Haunted Shipwreck, and a cutscene of Peach's Castle being completely shrouded in Magikoopa's tornado. However, the cutscene does not play if Freezing-Rain Tower is completed beforehand.


Boom Boom
The third Boom Boom boss fight

Similarly to World 4-Castle of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, this is a water course filled with Skewers.

The level begins in a area with Note Blocks leading to a Warp Pipe. The next section is filled with water, and there are current-pumping Warp Pipes at the beginning of the area. The area contains multiple Skewers that come out of the walls, and the player must go through sections in the wall to continue. A Red Ring is found to the left of the area. The player then exits the water, with a lift at the surface, as well as Note Blocks. A section with more Note Blocks and lifts follows, with Skewers acting as obstacles. Another Skewer, as well as a Dry Bones and a Big Dry Bones, are found before the Warp Pipe leading to the next section. A red Warp Pipe is hidden in the wall to the right, allowing the player to access a P Switch in the area with the Checkpoint Flag. More Note Blocks, Dry Bones, Skewers, and a Big Dry Bones are found as the player climbs the section. After a section in which Note Blocks are used to reach semi-solid platforms, along with two Skewers, the boss door is found.

Boom Boom is the boss of the tower. Magikoopa flies in and gives him the ability to jump. Unlike in Stoneslide Tower, however, Boom Boom keeps his spin attack, even after getting stomped on.

Star Coins[edit]

The second Star Coin
  • Star Coin 1: Where the first Skewer is, the player must go to the wall on the left for the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The player must use the Note Block to reach the second Star Coin in the air.
  • Star Coin 3: The third Star Coin is similar to the second Star Coin, only this one is above a Skewer. The Star Coin can also be obtained via POW Block.


Image Name Count
Super Mario Maker (New Super Mario Bros. U style) Skewer Skewer 11
Artwork of Mega Dry Bones in Mario Party: Star Rush (later reused as Dry Bones' artwork for Super Mario Party) Dry Bones 8
A Big Dry Bones in New Super Mario Bros. 2 Big Dry Bones 2
Boom Boom's in-game model from New Super Mario Bros. U. Boom Boom (boss)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きけん! トゲこんぼうのとりで
Kiken! Toge Konbō no Toride
Danger! Fortress of Skewers

Chinese 危险!大狼牙棒的堡垒 (Simplified)
危險!大狼牙棒的堡壘 (Traditional)
Wēixiǎn! Dà Lángyábàng de Bǎolěi
Danger! Fortress of Skewers

Dutch Spijkerharde toren
Nail-hard towers
French Tour Barbelée
Barbed Tower
German Dilemma im Turm der Dornensäulen
Dilemma in the Tower of Spike Pillar
Italian Torre dei rulli pungenti
Tower of the pungent rollers
Korean 위험! 가시기둥 요새
Wiheom! Gasi Gidung Yosae
Danger! Skewer Fortress

Portuguese Torre de Picos
Spike Tower
Russian Башня столбов с шипами
Bashnya stolbov s shipami
The spiked pole castle

Spanish Torre Espinosa
Spiky Tower

Level map[edit]

Level map