Piranha Plants on Ice

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Piranha Plants on Ice
Piranha Plants on Ice
Level code World 2-Ice Block
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Primary power-up Fire Flower
Time limit 300 seconds
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Piranha Plants on Ice, or Layer-Cake Desert-Ice Block, is a secret course hidden in Layer-Cake Desert of New Super Mario Bros. U. Although this is a level in Layer-Cake Desert, the course is actually situated on a block of ice in Frosted Glacier to the right of the cake structure. To reveal this level, the player must locate the secret exit in Spike's Spouting Sands. Finishing this level unlocks a path of ice and some purple mushrooms leading the player to Jungle of the Giants in Soda Jungle, skipping Frosted Glacier and Sparkling Waters.


The level begins near a segment where a row of Fire Piranha Plants are found below slippery platforms, where they can melt Frozen Coins to make Ice Chunks fall. ? Blocks are found above the platform. Afterward, the player must cross a section of the level with a Koopa Troopa, as well as Fire Piranha Plants that cause Ice Chunks to fall from above. The slippery platform can be used to obtain a 1-Up Mushroom from a Hidden Block. A Green Ring is then found, with the Green Coins appearing around Fire Piranha Plants and more falling Ice Chunks. The player must cross over a row of Ice Chunks that Fire Piranha Plants below can make fall, followed by more Ice Chunks that fall from above, some of which having Koopa Troopas on them. After two more Fire Piranha Plants, the Goal Pole is found.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: Near the beginning of the course is a Warp Pipe. The player must reach it before the corresponding Ice Chunk blocks it to get the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Right before the first slope after the Green Ring, the player must use fallen Ice Chunks to reach a Warp Pipe in the sky that leads to the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: The third Star Coin is found after a long series of floating Ice Chunks. The player must quickly dash across said Ice Chunks before their corresponding Frozen Coins melt to collect the Star Coin.


Image Name Count
FirepiranhaNSMBU.png Fire Piranha Plant 36
KoopatroopaNSMBU.png Red Koopa Troopa 7

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パックンだらけの氷せかい
Pakkun-darake no kōri sekai
Piranha-filled Ice World

Chinese 到处都是吞食花的冰世界 (Simplified)
到處都是吞食花的冰世界 (Traditional)
Dàochù Dōushì Tūnshí Huā de Bīng Shìjiè
Piranha-filled Ice World

Dutch Piranha Plants dansen op het ijs
Piranha Plants dance on the ice
French Jardin d'hiver
Winter garden
German Piranha-Pflanzen auf Eis
Piranha Plants on ice
Italian Piante Piranha sul ghiaccio
Piranha Plants on ice
Korean 뻐끔투성이의 얼음 세계
Ppeokkeumtuseong'i-ui Eolleum Segye
Full-of-Piranhas Ice World

Portuguese Plantas Piranha no Gelo
Piranha Plants on Ice
Russian Растения-пираньи на льду
Rasteniya-piran'i na l'du
Piranha Plants on ice

Spanish (NOA) Patinaje entre plantas piraña
Ice Skating Between Piranha Plants
Spanish (NOE) Patinaje entre Plantas Piraña
Ice Skating Between Piranha Plants

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