Piranha Creeper Creek

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Piranha Creeper Creek
SM3DW Piranha Creeper Creek.png
Level code 4-2
World World 4
Game Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Time limit 400 seconds
Music track Piranha Creeper Creek
Music sample
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Piranha Creeper Creek, otherwise known as World 4-2, is the second course of World 4 in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. It is unlocked via completion of Ant Trooper Hill, and its own completion unlocks Brolder Blockade. It is the first jungle-themed level in the game.


The player starts out on a long, twisting platform with several Piranha Creepers and surrounded by poison. After avoiding some of the Piranha Creepers, the characters can get Fire Flowers which they can use against any following enemies. After defeating a Piranha Creeper blocking a Warp Pipe, the characters enter it, leading them to an underground area with more Piranha Creepers, this time hanging from the roof. In between two of them is a Mystery Box which leads the player to the first Green Star. After coming back into the underground world, the Checkpoint Flag is in front of a large Piranha Creeper. Soon after, the player needs to avoid some more Piranha Creepers in the water and get to the nearby pipe transporting them to the overworld with a Roulette Block nearby. The player must now traverse moving platforms with enemies on them and avoid the poisonous liquid below. A nearby pipe transports the characters to the Goal Pole.

Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: There is a Mystery Box right before the checkpoint that requires the player to use four Piranha Creepers as platforms to jump and get the first Green Star.
  • Green Star 2: After the checkpoint, the second Green Star is at the very bottom of the underwater zone.
  • Green Star 3: Near the end, the player must activate the Green Star Ring and collect the eight Green Coins to reveal the Green Star.


Wii U version
Switch version
  • After the second Green Star, the player must bounce off a Piranha Creeper to find a hidden passage with a trail of coins that leads to the stamp. The stamp is a Warp Pipe.

Secret Warp[edit]

In the second overworld section with the Roulette Block, the player must use Cat Mario to climb up the wall to a hidden platform. Then they must jump on moving platforms that lead to the poison waterfall. On the far side is an orange Warp Pipe that leads to World 5.

Luigi sightings[edit]

A very tiny 8-bit Luigi can be seen when the player completes the level, at the bottom right corner.



  • In Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, in the beginning of the level, the idle zoom does not reset if the player presses Y Button as it does in the original Wii U release.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のびのびパックンの沼
Nobinobi pakkun no numa
Piranha Creeper's Swamp
Chinese 長長吞食花沼澤
Chángcháng Tūnshíhuā Zhǎozé
Piranha Creeper's Swamp
Dutch Krioelende Piranha Creepers Crawling Piranha Creepers
French Bourbe aux Piranha rampantes Mud with Piranha Creepers
German Der Sumpf der Kriech-Piranhas The Piranha Creepers swamp
Italian Palude delle Piante Serpiranha Piranha Creepers' swamp
Korean 쭉쭉뻐끔의 천
Jjukjjuk-ppeokkeum-ui Cheon
Stream of Piranha Creeper
Portuguese Pântano das Plantas Piranha Rastejantes
Pântano das Plantas-piranha rastejantes (Super Mario 3D World)
Piranha Creepers' swamp
Russian Болото пираний-выползков
Boloto piraniy-vypolzkov
Piranha Creepers Swamp
Spanish (NOA) La ciénaga de las pirañas reptantes The Piranha Creepers' swamp
Spanish (NOE) La ciénaga de las Pirañas Reptantes Piranha Creepers' Swamp