Spike's Spouting Sands

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This article is about Spike's Spouting Sands, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Layer-Cake Desert-4.
Spike's Spouting Sands
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World-Level World 2-4
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 500 seconds
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Spike's Spouting Sands, or Layer-Cake Desert-4, is the fourth course of Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked by completing Stoneslide Tower, and completing this level unlocks Blooming Lakitus and, via the secret exit, Piranha Plants on Ice.


The course takes place in the part of the desert with Stone-Eyes and slanted structures. The main platforms are Stone-Eyes, but unlike the others introduced, they are immobile. Spikes appear in this course and throw Spiked Balls, usually on rising Sand Geysers.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is found below a structure of semisolid platforms.
  • Star Coin 2: The first Sand Geyser after the first Star Coin has a vine above it that leads to a room with the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After a hidden room with a Mini Mushroom, the player must dash through various Sand Spouts to reach the final Star Coin.

Secret Exit[edit]

The location of the exit

Using a Mini Mushroom, the player must head to the structure left of the Spike that comes after the third Star Coin to get to a Pipe Cannon that leads to the secret exit. The secret hole is found at the very bottom of the tower. Alternatively, the player can also run and crouch to slide through the small hole, although when the player enters, the coins are out of reach without Mini Mario. The exit unlocks Piranha Plants on Ice.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 坂道ゴロゴロ ガボンのてっきゅう
Sakamichi gorogoro Gabon no tekkyū
Spike's Slope-Rumbling Iron Ball
Spanish (NOA) Escupicos y las arenas movedizas Spikes and the quicksands
Spanish (NOE) Spike y las arenas movedizas Spike and the quicksands
French Désert aux geysers Geysers Desert
Dutch Zinderend zand Sizzling sand
German Spikes Sandkasten Spike's Sandbox
Italian Sabbie spunzose Sparkling sands
Portuguese Espigões na Areia Spikes on Sand
Russian Песчаные гейзеры Спайка
Peschanyye geyzery Spayka
Spike's sand geysers
Korean 위에서 데굴데굴 가봉의 철구
Wieseo Deguldegul Gabongui Cheolgu
Spike's Iron Ball Rolling From Above

Level map[edit]

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