Safe by a Sandslide

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Safe by a Sandslide
Location Doop Doop Dunes
Mission # 5
Game Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
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Safe by a Sandslide (known as Quicksand Rescue in the British English version) is the fifth mission of Doop Doop Dunes in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. The North American name is a pun on the phrase "safe by a landslide", which means that an objective has been accomplished with no problem.


In this mission, Paper Toads are falling down a sand flow. Mario and co. can move left, center, and right, collecting coins, using the hammer to smash Big Blocks, using Trio Hammer to smash Rock Blocks and free a Paper Toad if one comes down on a Rock Block, and avoiding Mega Bob-ombs. Mario and co. also have three lives, and losing the last one results in a "Too Bad!" The mission is completed once five Paper Toads are rescued.

In the Hard Mode variant, more blocks are encountered, and they move much faster.

In-game text[edit]


  • "Save all the Paper Toads that are trapped in the sand flowNOA / quicksandNOE. Be careful not to get hit by any bombs or blocks."


  • "Rescue all the Paper Toads."

Hard Mode Objective[edit]

  • "Rescue all the Paper Toads. Hard Mode!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 流しキノピオ
Nagashi Kinopio
Floating Toads

Italian Salvataggio dalle sabbie mobili
Rescue from the quicksands