Piranhas in the Dark

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This article is about Piranhas in the Dark, a level in New Super Luigi U. For other uses, see Layer-Cake Desert-3.
Level
Piranhas in the Dark
NSLU Piranhas in the Dark Screenshot.png
World-Level World 2-3
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Luigi U
Time limit 100 seconds
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Piranhas in the Dark, or Layer-Cake Desert-3, is the third course of Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. It is unlocked by completing Spike's Tumbling Desert, and its own completion unlocks Wind-Up Tower.

Layout[edit]

The level starts in a desert setting with a Warp Pipe that takes the player to the underground portion of the level. There is a Hidden Block containing a Super Star above the Warp Pipe. The underground section is dim, with spotlights lighting portions of the area. The area begins with a section of tilting platforms on tracks, as Big Piranha Plants on Warp Pipes. A Big Piranha Plant is found on one of the tilting platforms, and is followed by a section of the ground with a ? Block containing a Glowing Baby Yoshi. A section of tilting platforms on diagonal tracks follows, with Fire Bros. on some of them. After the Fire Bros., Big Venus Fire Traps are found on Warp Pipes. A Warp Pipe is found at the end of the area, which leads above ground to the area with the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is found above the first Piranha Plant.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is below the Piranha Plant on the last platform before the second flat area.
  • Star Coin 3: A green Warp Pipe located near the end of the level has a Big Venus Fire Trap on it. It must be defeated with a Fire Flower or a Super Star, allowing the player to access the Warp Pipe. The third Star Coin is found above the exit Warp Pipe.

Luigi Sighting[edit]

If the Piranha Plant guarding the Warp Pipe leading to the third Star Coin is defeated, an 8-bit Luigi can be seen.

Enemies[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 暗やみパックンの どうくつ
Kurayami Pakkun no Dōkutsu
Dark Piranha Plant's Cave
Spanish (NOA) Esta gruta está que muerde
Dutch Piranha Plants in het pikkedonker Piranha Plants in the Pitch Darkness
Italian Piante Piranha al buio Piranha Plants in the dark
Korean 어두운 뻐끔 동굴
Eoduun Ppeokkeum Donggul
Dark Piranha Cavern
Chinese 黑暗吞食花的洞窟
Hēi'àn Tūnshí Huā de Dòngkū
Dark Piranha Plant's Cave

Trivia[edit]

  • The Big Piranha Plants of this level are seen on top of pipes, but do not go in them as if they were on the ground. This also occurs near the beginning of Slippery Rope Ladders. This may be because the pipes themselves are normal-sized rather than huge.

Level map[edit]

NSLU Piranhas in the Dark Map.png