Impossible Pendulums

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This article is about Impossible Pendulums, a level in New Super Luigi U. For other uses, see Superstar Road-8.
Impossible Pendulums
Screenshot of Impossible Pendulums in New Super Luigi U.
Level code World 9-8
World Superstar Road
Game New Super Luigi U
Time limit 100 seconds
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Impossible Pendulums, or Superstar Road-8, is the eighth level in the ninth world of New Super Luigi U, Superstar Road. It can be accessed upon collecting all the Star Coins in Peach's Castle.


The player starts on a platform with the level background very similar to that of The Final Battle. A few platforms and several rotating Spinner pendulums are just ahead along with some ? Blocks. After the first Star Coin and a swinging pendulum, more swinging pendulums and a Red Ring will appear. The second Star Coin and more pendulums are ahead. Afterwards, a Bony Beetle and a pendulum appear just before the Warp Pipe which will transport the player to rotating pendulums, the third Star Coin and the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: Near the beginning, the player needs to jump over the first swaying pendulum and land on the platform with the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the Red Ring, the player needs to drop down to the platform in the middle to receive the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After going through the Warp Pipe, the Star Coin will be rotating in sync with the pendulums.

Luigi Sighting[edit]

At the last Spinner inside the castle, the player needs to head down to the bottom right corner to find an 8-bit Luigi in a secret area.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese むりむりっ! ふりこてっきゅうゾーン
Murimurih! Furiko Tekkyū Zōn
Can't, can't do it! Pendulum Iron Ball Zone

Chinese 不行不行了!锤摆铁球地区 (Simplified)
不行不行了!錘擺鐵球地區 (Traditional)
Búxíng búxíng le!Chuíbǎi Tiěqiú Dìqū
Can't, can't do it! Pendulum Iron Ball Zone

Italian Mazzapendoli folli
Crazy pendulum mace
Korean 이건 무리! 시계추 철구존
Igeon Muri! Sigyechu Cheolgu-jon
This Is Impossible! Pendulum Iron Ball Zone

Portuguese Dança das Maças Rotativas
Dance of the Spinning Maces
Spanish (NOA) Los péndulos imposibles
Impossible Pendulums
Spanish (NOE) Vaya mazazo...
What a Big Mace... (the suffix -azo is also used to describe hits)

Level map[edit]

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