Meteor Moat

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This article is about Meteor Moat, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Peach's Castle-1.
Meteor Moat
Meteors in World 8 in New Super Mario Bros. U
Level code World 8-1
World Peach's Castle
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Meteor Moat, or Peach's Castle-1, is the first course of Peach's Castle in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Boarding the Airship and its own completion unlocks Magma-River Cruise, while the secret exit unlocks Firefall Cliffs.


Like World 8-1 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, raining debris is found throughout the level. The level begins underneath a platform, along with a ? Block containing a power-up. The player can jump onto a ledge and go left to find a Hidden Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom. A large section of the ground that move up, down, left, and right, along with multiple Brick Block structures and Koopa Troopas. More moving block structures and sections of the ground are found, with some becoming submerged in lava briefly. The Checkpoint Flag can then be found on a stationary part of the ground. Lava Geysers are found, along with more moving platforms, with a Bony Beetle on one of them. A stationary platform with Bony Beetles on it is found. A long section of moving ground with Bony Beetles on it is found, and it occasionally becomes submerged in the lava. The Goal Pole is found at the end of the area.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: In plain sight, the first Star Coin is under a few Brick Blocks and over a portion of ground that sinks into the lava.
  • Star Coin 2: The player must use Super Mario or the meteors to break Brick Blocks blocking the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After the P Switch, the third Star Coin is inside a pit directly over lava. The player needs to freeze a Bony Beetle and throw it at the Star Coin.

Secret exit[edit]

The player needs to hit the P Switch before the third Star Coin and dash across the Coins-turned-Brick Blocks to reach a Warp Pipe in the air, which leads to the secret Goal Pole to Firefall Cliffs.

It is also possible to reach said pipe with unorthodox solutions:

  • Two players can reach it by bouncing on each other's heads if one of them has a Super Acorn; the player with the Acorn must be on top to use the air-boost to reach the pipe.
  • Three players can reach it by bouncing on each other's heads with no power-up requirement.
  • A P-Acorn will allow its user to air-boost infinitely and consequently reach the pipe.
  • Peachette's superior air boost enables her to reach the pipe on her own with a running start.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグマとほのおで足もとグラグラ
Maguma to Honō de Ashimoto Guragura
Footstep is Rumbling by Magma and Flames

Chinese 岩浆火焰令脚下晃动不已 (Simplified)
岩漿火焰令腳下晃動不已 (Traditional)
Yánjiāng Huǒyàn Lìng Jiǎoxià Huǎngdòng Búyǐ
Footstep is Nonstop-Rumbling by Lava Flames

Dutch Stomende slotgracht
Steamy moat
French Ciel de cendres
Sky of ashes
German Magma und Meteoriten
Magma and Meteorites
Italian Fossato vulcanico
Volcanic moat
Korean 마그마와 불꽃으로 발바닥은 이글이글
Mageumawa Bulkkoseuro Balbadageun Igeuligeul
Foot Sole Is Burned By Magma And Flame

Portuguese Chuva de Meteoros
Meteor Shower
Russian Магма и метеориты
Magma i meteority
Magma and meteorites

Spanish Llueve sobre quemado
Raining on Burnt Terrain
(pun on the expression llover sobre mojado, which translates to "raining over wet" and means that nothing new is contributed, like a fireball rain in a lava-filled course)

Level map[edit]

Level map