Hot Cogs

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This article is about Hot Cogs, a level in New Super Luigi U. For other uses, see Peach's Castle-3.
Hot Cogs
NSLU Hot Cogs Screenshot.png
World-Level World 8-3
World Peach's Castle
Game New Super Luigi U
Time limit 100 seconds
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Hot Cogs, or Peach's Castle-3, is the third course of Peach's Castle. It is unlocked from completing Magmaw River Cruise and its own completion unlocks Current Event. Its name is a pun on "hot dogs".


The player starts in a lava cave with a gear turning clockwise. A Lava Bubble is jumping around the gear. Another gear and Lava Bubble appear. After some distance, they encounter a Goombrat and the second Star Coin below. Another Goombrat, more Lava Bubbles and gears and a Red Ring follow. After a Goombrat, a few more Lava Bubbles and six more gears, the player reaches the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: At the very first gear, the player must wait for it to rotate a bit to reveal the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the second gear, they player must head to the area below the arrow sign and continue moving right. The Star Coin is located over a gear, almost completely submerged in lava.
  • Star Coin 3: The player must have an Ice Flower. Then, when they player encounters the third Goombrat, they must use Ice balls to defeat the Lava Bubbles, accessing the Star Coin.

Luigi Sighting[edit]

  • When Luigi reaches an arrow sign, he must break the hidden Brick Blocks to reveal a crouching 8-bit Luigi.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Engranajes al rojo Very hot gears
Dutch Verhitte tandwielen Fiery Gearwheels
Italian Lava e ingranaggi Lava and gears
Korean 용암톱니바퀴와 옆으로 튀는 버블
Yongam-Topnibakwiwa Yeopeuro Twineun Beobeul
Lava Cogwheel and Side-splashing Lava Bubble

Level map[edit]

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