Morton's Lava-Block Castle

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This article is about Morton's Lava-Block Castle, a level in New Super Luigi U. For other uses, see Layer-Cake Desert-Castle.
Morton's Lava-Block Castle
NSLU Morton's Lava Block Castle Screenshot.png
Level code Layer-Cake Desert-Castle Icon.pngCastle (2-Castle Icon.png)
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Luigi U
Time limit 100 seconds
Boss Morton Koopa Jr.
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Morton's Lava-Block Castle, or Layer-Cake Desert-Castle Icon.pngCastle is the Castle level of Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. It is unlocked by completing Spinning Sandstones and its own completion unlocks Huckit Beach Resort and Broozers and Barrels.


The player begins the level near a moving platform with a Red Ring above it. A group of smaller moving platforms are found lowering into the lava. More moving platforms are seen, along with a group of Brick Blocks. A moving platform with a Dry Bones on it appears, followed by one contains multiple Dry Bones. More moving platforms are encountered, along with a stationary platform. Several smaller platforms are found rising out of the lava. At the end of the area, the boss door is seen on a platform. Morton serves as the castle's boss, and the fight is identical to the one in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is encased inside a box made of Brick Blocks. The player must jump on top of the box and ground pound in order to retrieve the it.
  • Star Coin 2: First, the player must get an Ice Flower to freeze a Dry Bones. To get the second Star Coin, the player must wait until the stone blocks are separated and throw the Dry Bones into the lava at the Star Coin. Alternatively, the player can jump off of the middle block just as it sinks or towards it as it rises to claim it.
  • Star Coin 3: The player must jump from the last stone block in the level over the door leading to the boss fight to collect the last Star Coin.

Luigi Sightings[edit]

  • Behind the second Star Coin, there is an 8-bit Luigi that appears to be sinking in the lava.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モートンの しずむブロックの城
Mōton no Shizumu Burokku no Shiro
Morton's Castle of Sinking Block
Chinese 莫顿的下沉砖块城堡 (Simplified)
莫頓的下沉磚塊城堡 (Traditional)
Mòdùn de Xiàchén Zhuānkuài Chéngbǎo
Morton's Sinking Block Castle
Dutch Mortons drijfzandkasteel Morton's Quicksand Castle
Italian Castello affondatore di Morton Morton's sinking castle
Korean 모톤의 가라앉는 블록의 성
Motonui Garaanneun Beullogui Seong
Morton's Castle of Sinking Block
Portuguese Castelo Submergível do Morton Morton's Submergible Castle
Spanish (NOA) El Castillo Magmático de Morton Morton's Magmatic Castle

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