Mario Zone Area 1
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The level starts in a short corridor, with several semi-solid gear platforms. There is a single ? Block, containing a Mushroom or Fire Flower, and a single Koopa Troopa blocking the path. The corridor quickly turns vertical, and the player must hop on gears upwards, to enter the Warp Pipe leading into the next room. A few of the gears are small and thin, and move Mario if he steps on them, and the Warp Pipe is guided by a Yashichi. The next room is primarily horizontal, with several gears now aligned vertically, with a few Koopa Troopas guarding them as well. The bottom path contains several Spike Traps, though the gaps are large enough to jump through safely. The upper path has several coins, a ? Block containing a coin, and a Tatenoko. The next room is once again accessed through a Warp Pipe, where a ? Block containing a Carrot allows Mario to safely glide over the Spike Traps and hit the checkpoint Bell. Through the next Warp Pipe is the final room, which has the player platforming around gears and blocks, while dodging Koopa Troopas, a Yashichi, and three Neijī. A final vertical platforming challenge is at the end of the level, with a Tatenoko guarding the top. To the left is a bonus area only accessible as Fire Mario, filled with many coins. On the right is a wall blocking the Goal. After hopping over the wall, the player must dodge a few Spike Traps as they fall so they can finish the level.