Painted Swampland

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This article is about Painted Swampland, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Soda Jungle-4.
Painted Swampland
NSMBU Painted Swampland Screenshot.png
Level code World 5-4
World Soda Jungle
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Primary power-up Fire Flower
Time limit 400 seconds
500 seconds (Deluxe)
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Painted Swampland, or Soda Jungle-4, is the fourth course of Soda Jungle in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is located in the haunted sub-area of Soda Jungle. Most notably, this course is an outdoor ghost course with the design and art style inspired by Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night.

Completing the course normally makes a path that leads back to the first point after Which-Way Labyrinth, but completing the level with its secret exit reveals the true path through Soda Jungle, leading to a section with Boo Enemy Courses and a Red Toad House, followed by Seesaw Bridge and Wiggler Stampede.


The level begins on a platform with a Boo nearby, with poison filling the bottom of the area. A ? Block containing a power-up is found, along with Warp Pipes that act as platforms in the poison. The third Warp Pipe sinks when it is stepped on. Some more Boos are found, along with Warp Pipes of various colors, some of which sink when stepped on. There is a Brick Block holding a Super Star here. A section of the ground with a ? Block containing a power-up is found, and is followed by a section with more Warp Pipes acting as platforms. Piranha Plants can be found in yellow Warp Pipes. The Checkpoint Flag is then found, with a ? Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom hidden in a wall. A section of blue Warp Pipes with Circling Boo Buddies is then found. Underneath an Arrow Sign pointing downwards is a secret area blocked by Brick Blocks, which leads to a ? Block holding a Super Acorn. A Red Ring is found above some red Warp Pipes, and a few more Warp Pipes are found leading to the Goal Pole. In the background around the end of the level, an image of Bowser with no pupils is present.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: In the course's second yellow Warp Pipe, the player can find the first Star Coin surrounded by Circling Boo Buddies.
  • Star Coin 2: Before the Checkpoint Flag, the player must get a running start off of the closest slanted pipe to reach the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After the Checkpoint Flag, the third Star Coin is found among a group of Circling Boo Buddies.

Secret exit[edit]

Unlike most secret exits in the game, this course's secret exit is required to continue through Soda Jungle. After a series of red pipes, there's a green slanted one leading to a wall. The wall contains a Warp Pipe that leads to the course's secret exit.


Image Name Count
BooNSMBU.png Boo 15
SMM-NSMBU-Boo-Circle.png Circling Boo Buddies 3
Piranha Plant from NSMBU Piranha Plant 6

Monopoly Gamer[edit]

Painted Swampland is the tenth property on the game board in Monopoly Gamer. It is one of two properties in the Red Color Set (along with Soda Jungle).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 絵の中のオバケぬま
E no naka no obake numa
Ghost Swamp inside the Painting

Chinese 油画中的幽灵沼泽 (Simplified)
油畫中的幽靈沼澤 (Traditional)
Yóuhuà Zhōng de Yōulíng Zhǎozé
Ghost Swamp inside the Oil Painting

Dutch Schilderachtig spookmoeras
Picturesque ghost marsh
French Tuile sur toile
Tiles on Canvas
German Gemalt von Geisterhand
Painted by Ghosthand
Italian Palude dipinta
Painted swamp
Korean 그림 속 유령의 늪
Geurim Sok Yuryeong-ui Neup
Ghost Swamp In The Painting

Portuguese Pântano Pintado
Painted Swampland
Russian Болотный пейзаж
Bolotnyy peyzazh
Marsh landscape

Spanish (NOA) Un pantano impresionante
An impressive swamp
Spanish (NOE) Una ciénaga de impresión
A swamp of impression

Level map[edit]

Level map