The player starts put on a ? Block platform, which only contains a Cannon, which is needed to proceed to the next platform.
The next platform is in the shape of a Goomba. On this platform, there are two Baddie Boxes which constantly spawn Goombas. There is also a Roulette Block near the landing point; if a Super Star is gained, the player can then destroy the Baddie Boxes for a few coins. On the other end of the platform is a Cannon to proceed to the next platform.
After firing from the Cannon, the player will go through a Red Coin Ring which will spawn five Red Coins to collect when the player lands on the platform shaped like a Cloud Block. If the player collects all the red coins in time, they receive a Statue Leaf or 1-Up Mushroom. The player should then use the Cannon, located near the center of the platform, to proceed to the next platform.
The next platform is shaped like a Bullet Bill, and has many Bullet Bills and Tail Bullet Bills (which can give Statue Leaves) firing on it, as well as a Wide Coin Block and Flying Coin Blocks which give out multiple coins, and a few small alcoves with coins in them. If the player breaks the Brick Block near where the Bullet Bills are being fired from, they can destroy the Brick Block and go into a small corridor which branches off to the left and right; to the right is a Mystery Box where they can hit multiple Coin Blocks for coins and a 1-Up Mushroom. A green + Clock is near the next Cannon, which itself is on the other side of the platform. The player should then use the Cannon to proceed to the next platform.
The next platform is shaped like a Cheep Cheep and features a Coin Block and a ? Box that can be worn for infinite coins, but Cheep Cheeps will regularly jump out near them to hit the player. A green + Clock can also be found near the ? Box. There are also two P Switches on the platform: the one on the right spawns notes that give a 1-Up Mushroom if all of them are collected. The one on the left spawns a Control Coin which leads the player to the Cannon.
When the player fires from the Cannon, they have a chance to receive another 1-Up Mushroom that is in a triangle formation with 2 wooden 1-Ups; the one in the center is the real one.