Prickly Goombas!

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This article is about Prickly Goombas!, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Frosted Glacier-3.
"Prickly Goombas" redirects here. For the enemy this level is named after, see Prickly Goomba.
Prickly Goombas!
Prickly Goombas!
Level code World 4-3
World Frosted Glacier
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Primary power-up Fire Flower
Time limit 400 seconds
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Prickly Goombas!, or Frosted Glacier-3, is the third level of Frosted Glacier in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Freezing-Rain Tower, and its own completion opens the path to Scaling the Mountainside and Icicle Caverns, both of which are sometimes blocked by a Cooligan enemy course. This is where the fourth Nabbit chase occurs.


The player begins the level on ground made entirely out of ice. There are two Fire Piranha Plants in Warp Pipes nearby. A ? Block is found above a regular Piranha Plant, containing a Super Mushroom or a Fire Flower, depending on the player's form. Another Piranha Plant is found, along with a Prickly Goomba next to a Fire Piranha Plant. Some rolling hills, Prickly Goombas, and Fire Piranha Plants are found. A Fire Piranha Plant is found in a Warp Pipe, followed by a ledge with a Prickly Goomba and three regular Goombas on it. The Checkpoint Flag is found, along with another ? Block. A rolling hill with a Goomba on is found, and a ? Block containing a Yoshi Egg is hidden behind a wall at the end of the hill. A Fire Bro is found, followed by a rolling hill with Prickly Goombas on it. Mario then arrives at a ? Block and a Fire Piranha Plant. A group of Prickly Goombas is found below a platform, with a Fire Bro burning their shells open. Another Prickly Goomba is found with a Fire Bro, followed by a rolling hill and a row of Piranha Plants in Warp Pipes. A group of rolling hills, Fire Piranha Plants, and regular Piranha Plants are found, with the Goal Pole at the end of the area.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is located through a Warp Pipe above a platform. Some Goombas and a Prickly Goomba are located on the platform, and must be defeated in order to access the Warp Pipe.
  • Star Coin 2: After the Midway Point, there is a pipe reachable by a hidden Yoshi that is hidden in a wall. Through the Warp Pipe, a row of Prickly Goombas can be jumped on using Yoshi in order to reach the second Star Coin. A flight powerup such as the Super Acorn can also be used, or a Fire Flower could be utilized to clear the way.
  • Star Coin 3: The third Star Coin is the air after the second Star Coin, above a Fire Bro and a row of Prickly Goombas.


Image Name Count
NSMBU Goomba Artwork.png Goomba 5
Pricklygoomba.png Prickly Goomba 24
Piranha Plant from NSMBU Piranha Plant 16
FirepiranhaNSMBU.png Fire Piranha Plant 11
Fire Bro in New Super Mario Bros. U Fire Bro 4

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パンパンはじけるイガクリボーの雪原
Panpan hajikeru Igakuribō no setsugen
Slap-Popping Prickly Goombas' Snowfield

Chinese 砰砰爆开的尖刺栗宝宝冰原 (Simplified)
砰砰爆開的尖刺栗寶寶冰原 (Traditional)
Pēngpēng Bàokāi de Jiāncì Lìbǎobǎo Bīngyuán
The Ice Field of Slap-Popping Prickly Goombas

Dutch Poolnacht met Prickly Goomba's
Polar night with Prickly Goombas
French (NOA) Goomba Épineux!
Prickly Goomba!
French (NOE) Goomb’aïe aïe aïe
Goomb'ouch, ouch, ouch
German Gletscher der Stachel-Gumbas
Glacier of the Prickly Goombas
Italian Arrivano i Goombaspini!
Here comes the Prickly Goombas!
Korean 톡톡 튀는 삐죽굼바의 설원
Toktok Twineun Ppijukgumba-ui Seorwon
Snowy Field Of Hopping Prickly Goombas

Portuguese Cuidado com os Goombas-Picos!
Beware of the Prickly Goombas!
Russian Колючие Гумбы
Kolyuchiye Gumby
Prickly Goombas

Spanish (NOA) La tundra de los Goombas espinosos
The tundra of the Prickly Goombas
Spanish (NOE) La tundra de los Goombas Espino
The tundra of the Prickly Goombas

Level map[edit]

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