Soda Jungle

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Soda Jungle
Outside Soda Jungle.PNG
Appearance New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Levels 12
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Soda Jungle is the jungle-themed fifth world of New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. It is the largest world in the game, both physically and in terms of courses. The world, as its name implies, takes place in a jungle inspired by Giant Land from Super Mario Bros. 3, Forest of Illusion from Super Mario World and World 4 from New Super Mario Bros. in terms of appearance, layout and theme as the jungle is giant-themed within both the world map and the normal levels, as well as big enemies or big variations of small enemies, like Big Goombas and Big Koopa Troopas. The dead trees in the center of the jungle leads to a haunted area, containing a few extra courses, including Boo Enemy Courses. When the player enters the area, the area pixelates before loading again, similar to the transition screen in Super Mario World. The name is derived from soda as a reference to the acid water in the world. There are twelve levels in this world, with the first Airship level appearing before entering the section, five normal levels in the outer areas, two that are in the haunted area along with the second Ghost House and the Boo Enemy Courses, a secret level, the Tower level and Castle level. A green Toad House and two red can be found here as well. The boss of this world is Iggy Koopa.

There are several ways to enter this world. Completing Wendy's Shifting Castle or Larry's Torpedo Castle will bring Mario to The Mighty Cannonship, the first airship in the game. However, completing Blooper's Secret Lair or Piranha Plants on Ice, Acorn Plains and Layer-Cake Desert's secret levels respectively, will immediately take Mario to Jungle of the Giants.

In the haunted area in Soda Jungle, Mario must take an alternate exit in either Painted Swampland or Deepsea Ruins (Painted Pipeworks or Deepsea Stone-Eyes for Luigi in New Super Luigi U) in order to create a pathway that will allow him to leave the haunted area and proceed through the world, in a manner similar to the Forest of Illusion in Super Mario World; taking the normal paths otherwise in either stage will bring him back to the pathway in front of Which-Way Labyrinth (Boo's Favorite Haunt in New Super Luigi U).


New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Before Soda Jungle[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-Airship Sprite.pngAirship The Mighty Cannonship Mighty Cannonship.png The first Airship course in the game with Bowser Jr. as the boss. This level features Targeting Teds in their only appearance so far.

Inside Soda Jungle[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-1 Jungle of the Giants World5-1StarCoin2P1.jpg A course with Big Blocks, Big Goombas and Big Koopa Troopas.
Soda Jungle-2 Bridge over Poisoned Waters World5-2StarCoin1.jpg This course features poison and logs that spin when stepped on. Several Brick Blocks are found here, and this level has a secret exit that goes around Soda Jungle's haunted forest.
Soda Jungle-3 Bramball Woods World5-3StarCoin1.jpg A course that takes place, as the name implies, in the dark woods with Bramballs. Several Donut Blocks are found here, too.
Soda Jungle-Fort Icon.pngTower Snake Block Tower World5-TStarCoin2.jpg A tower with Spinners, Amps, Big Amps, and large and normal sized Snake Blocks.

Haunted Forest[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-Ghost Icon.pngGhost House Which-Way Labyrinth World5-HStarCoin1P1.jpg A Ghost House with multiple doors. Glowing Baby Yoshi is found here, and this level reveals the fact that Baby Yoshis can eat Boos.
Soda Jungle-4 Painted Swampland World5-4StarCoin3.jpg A course with several unenterable Warp Pipes. This level's background is inspired by Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night.
Soda Jungle-5 Deepsea Ruins World5-5StarCoin1.jpg A haunted forest level featuring a lake where Mario must swim through. This level marks the only appearance of Bulbers and Jellybeams in the game. The lake is filled with stationary Stone-Eyes.

Outside Soda Jungle[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-6 Seesaw Bridge World5-6StarCoin2.jpg A course with poison and seesaws.
Soda Jungle-7 Wiggler Stampede World5-7StarCoin1.jpg A course with giant and normal sized Wigglers.
Soda Jungle-Castle Icon.pngCastle Iggy's Volcanic Castle World5-CStarCoin1.jpg A castle with rising tides of lava.
Soda Jungle-NSMBU-ParabeetleIcon.png Flight of the Para-Beetles World5-AStarCoin2.jpg A course with giant and normal sized Para-Beetles, along with King Bills.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Before Soda Jungle[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-Airship Sprite.pngAirship All Aboard! NSLU 5-Airship.jpg An airship level with various Hammer Bros. and Mechakoopas.

Inside Soda Jungle[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-1 Giant Swing-Along NSLU 5-1.jpg A stage in which players swing across vines to avoid giant enemies and falling into the poison.
Soda Jungle-2 Dancing Blocks, Poison Swamp NSLU 5-2.jpg A stage in which block platforms sink and rise as well as appear and retract.
Soda Jungle-3 Heart of Bramball Woods NSLU 5-3 Luigi.jpg A course with several Bramballs as obstacles.
Soda Jungle-Fort Icon.pngTower Stone-Snake Tower NSLU 5-Tower.jpg A tower stage featuring several Grrrols.

Haunted Forest[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-Ghost Icon.pngGhost House Boo's Favorite Haunt NSLU 5-Ghost.jpg A ghost house featuring several Circling Boo Buddies and rotating, swinging, and moving platforms.
Soda Jungle-4 Painted Pipeworks NSLU 5-4.jpg A painted-style level with several swinging pipes, some of which containing Piranha Plants.
Soda Jungle-5 Deepsea Stone-Eyes NSLU 5-5.jpg An underwater level containing moving Stone-Eyes.

Outside Soda Jungle[edit]

Level Number Level Name Preview Description
Soda Jungle-6 Sumo Bro Bridge CTRP LuigiU scrn02 Ev04.png A stage featuring several moving platforms and Sumo Bros.
Soda Jungle-7 Wiggler Floodlands NSLU 5-7.jpg A vertical-scrolling level in which the player must bounce off of Big Wigglers to avoid the rising poison.
Soda Jungle-Castle Icon.pngCastle Iggy's Swinging-Chains Castle Iggy Castle Luigi U.PNG A castle featuring swinging chains and waves of lava.
Soda Jungle-NSMBU-ParabeetleIcon.png Para-Beetle Parade NSLU 5-Beetle Luigi.jpg A course that primarily focuses on the Para-Beetles and Heavy Para-Beetles. Piranha Plants, Banzai Bills, King Bills, and several P Switches, are also present.

Challenge Mode courses[edit]

Boost Rush courses[edit]

New enemies[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Appearances in other games[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

Soda Jungle is the setting of Scuttlebug Forest and Spike Bar Jungle, two of the levels in World Star of Super Mario Run.

Monopoly Gamer[edit]

Soda Jungle is the ninth property on the game board in Monopoly Gamer. It is one of two properties in the Red Color Set (along with Painted Swampland).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソーダジャングル
Sōda Janguru
Soda Jungle
Spanish (NOA) Jungla Jarabe Syrup Jungle
Spanish (NOE) Jungla Sirope Syrup (Pancakes) Jungle
French (NOA) Jungle Pimentée Spicy Jungle
French (NOE) Jungle Cassis Blackcurrant Jungle
Dutch Cassismoeras Cassis Swamp
German Limonadendschungel Lemonade Jungle
Italian Giungla gassata Soda Jungle
Portuguese Selva Gelatinosa Jelly Jungle
Russian Шипучая пуща
Shipuchaya pushcha
Effervescent Forest
Korean 소다 정글
Soda Jeonggeul
Soda Jungle


  • This is the only world in the game with more than one section: The haunted forest sub-area, the outside and the inside.
  • This is also the only world in the game to have an English name actually transliterated from the original Japanese.
  • Every world before Soda Jungle leads to the latter, either by a world-skipping shortcut or completing the previous world's castle, and, Soda Jungle leads to every world afterward, besides Peach's Castle.
  • Soda Jungle, Meringue Clouds, and Layer-Cake Desert are the only three worlds to have three Toad Houses, two red and one green.
  • Soda Jungle-1 from both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U is the only stage to include pipe-dwelling Big Piranha Plants, which haven't been seen in a sidescrolling Mario title since Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • The Jungle area in Mario Golf: World Tour resembles this world.


Level maps - New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Level maps - New Super Luigi U[edit]