Icicle Caverns

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This article is about Icicle Caverns, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Frosted Glacier-5.
Icicle Caverns
World-Level World 4-5
World Frosted Glacier
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Icicle Caverns, or Frosted Glacier-5, is the fifth level of Frosted Glacier in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Prickly Goombas!. Its own completion opens the path to Swaying Ghost House. It is also the only level with Ice Bros.


Most of this level takes place in an underground cave that is made almost entirely out of ice. A common hazard in this level are the icicles covering the ceiling. As with Freezing-Rain Tower, the icicles vary in size and can fall onto the player. Once in a while, there are a few icicles that do not fall on the player when the player passes them.


A P-Acorn or a Balloon Baby Yoshi is required for this one. At the beginning, just before the pipe, when the giant icicle falls, a character with a P-Acorn or Balloon Baby Yoshi can fly or float to the ceiling and find a secret hole. Mario must go right to find some coins. If Mario goes more right, then he could get to the flagpole area. This is also the quickest way to obtain the third Star Coin.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1 (pictured): Near the beginning of the level, the player must find a small hidden area containing the Star Coin. The player must be quick; a giant icicle will block the player from reaching it.
  • Star Coin 2: Not too far after the Checkpoint Flag, the player must bounce off the first Ice Bro in order to reach the green Warp Pipe that leads to the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end of the level, the player must take the lower path before the giant icicles fall. The player can then use the Warp Pipe to take the player to the third Star Coin. If the giant icicle falls and not in time, the player could use a Super Acorn, a Propeller Mushroom, a Balloon Baby Yoshi or Peachette to reach the top path.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツララずらずらのどうくつ
Tsurara Zurazura no Dōkutsu
Stray-Stray Icicle Cave
Spanish Gruta Glaciar Glacier Grotto
French Grotte aux stalactites Stalactites cave
Dutch IJspegelpaniek Icicle panic
German Eisgezapft is'! Pun on "Eiszapfen"(Icicle) and "O'zapft is!", the motto of the German Oktoberfest
Italian Caverna delle stalattiti gelide Cave of the frosty stalactites
Portuguese (NOE) Caverna de Gelo Ice Cave
Russian Ледяные пещеры
Ledyanyye peshchery
Icy caves
Korean 고드름이 늘어선 아슬아슬 동굴
Godeureumi Neureoseon Aseulaseul Donggul
Icicle-Strayed Risky Cave

Level map[edit]

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