Koopa Troopa Cave

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Koopa Troopa Cave
Koopa Troopa Cave in Super Mario 3D World.
Level code World 1-2
World World 1
Game Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Time limit 500 seconds
Music track Super Bell Hill
Underground Theme
Music sample
Underground section:
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Koopa Troopa Cave, otherwise known as World 1-2, is the second standard course of World 1 in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The course takes place in an underground cave with Koopa Troopas, Goombas, and Clear Pipes, and it is unlocked by beating Super Bell Hill, and its completion unlocks Chargin' Chuck Blockade and a Toad House.

Koopa Troopa Cave additionally appears in the background in Super Mario Maker 2, in the underground theme of the Super Mario 3D World style.


The course starts on a grassy hill with a Koopa Troopa and a Warp Pipe nearby, which leads to an underground cavern filled with Koopas and Goombas. Near the beginning of this cave is a Clear Pipe that leads to a section with a Koopa Troopa and a ? Block. To the right is an area with some pipes and a hidden 1-Up Mushroom. Following this is an area full of cloudy platforms; at the top is a straightaway, and a Clear Pipe that leads to an area with three openings. One contains a golden Warp Pipe that has three Gold Shells; the other two contain Goombas. Past this section is a Warp Pipe that leads to an area full of Goombas, with a Star near the top, and a nearby Warp Pipe leading to the Goal Pole.


Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: The first Green Star is floating among some cloud platforms.
  • Green Star 2: The player needs to climb three purple blocks to find a purple Mystery Box. Inside, they must defeat two Koopa Troopas to reveal the second Green Star.
  • Green Star 3: At the end of the level, the player finds a Goomba Tower with the final Green Star in the middle of the stack.


Wii U version
Switch version
  • Just after the Clear Pipe to the last room, there is a rectangular ? Block. The player must get on top of it and jump to reveal a hidden rectangular ? Block. Jumping on top of that block reveals another, allowing them to reach a ledge. The player can then enter the Clear Pipe on the wall to warp into an enclosure below the ledge, containing the Stamp and several Coin stacks. The stamp is a Coin.


Luigi sightings[edit]

Right at the beginning, if the player turns the camera to the right, then an 8-bit Luigi can be seen on the wall, crouching and uncrouching. A second 8-bit Luigi can be seen at the beginning. If the player waits until the in-game timer says 104, a Luigi will exit the pipe, and go back in at 99 on the timer. A third 8-bit Luigi can be seen on the world map. A Luigi will eventually exit the pipe on the top of the icon.

Secret Warp[edit]

Cat Mario is required. Slightly to the right of the clear pipe leading to the stamp, Cat Mario must climb the wall to reach the ledge with a World Warp Pipe that leads to World 2.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコノコ地下洞窟
Nokonoko chika dōkutsu
Koopa Troopa Underground Cave

Chinese (simplified) 慢慢龟地下洞窟
Mànmànguī Dìxià Dòngkū
Koopa Troopa Underground Cave

Chinese (traditional) 慢慢龜地下洞窟
Mànmànguī Dìxià Dòngkū
Koopa Troopa Underground Cave

Dutch Koopa Troopa-grot
Koopa Troopa-cave
French Caverne Koopa
Koopa Cave
German Ärger in der Koopa-Grotte
Trouble in the Koopa Grotto
Italian Grotta dei Koopa
Koopa Grotto
Korean 엉금엉금 지하 동굴
Eonggeum-eonggeum jiha donggul
Koopa Troopa Underground Cave

Portuguese Gruta dos Koopas
Koopa Grotto
Russian Подземелье куп-труп
Podzemelye kup-trup
Underground of Koopa Troopas

Spanish (NOA) La gruta de los koopas
The Koopas' grotto
Spanish (NOE) La gruta de los Koopas
Koopas' Cave