Spinning Platforms of Doom

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This article is about Spinning Platforms of Doom, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Superstar Road-5.
Spinning Platforms of Doom
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World-Level World 9-5
World Superstar Road
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Spinning Platforms of Doom, or Superstar Road-5, is the fifth course of Superstar Road in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked when the player collects every Star Coin in Soda Jungle. This level appears to be based off of Painted Swampland.


The course's design is based off of Painted Swampland, and it begins near a Warp Pipe and a ? Block. A group of four moving platforms that simultaneously spin in a circle is found, with a ? Block in the center. The player must ride it above poison. At the end of the track, two vines are found above the poison. A platform is the found, with Circling Boo Buddies in the middle. More Warp Pipes are found, some of which have Piranha Plants in them. A ? Block is found above one of them. A group of two spinning platforms is found on a track, surrounded by Circling Boo Buddies. The player then reaches a ground platform, where some Brick Blocks, coins, and a Piranha Plant are found. The player must then ride across a swinging platform on a track, which leads to the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is located between two platforms and Circling Boo Buddies. The player needs Peachette (New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe only) or the Super Acorn to reach this.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is found in between two spinning platforms that the player must ride.
  • Star Coin 3: The third Star Coin is found in a secret area, accessed by entering a hidden blue Warp Pipe found in a wall beneath a Warp Pipe with a Piranha Plant in it. The player must ride across two platforms of tracks to collect the Star Coin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きょうふ!かいてん足場のせかい
Kyōfu! Kaiten Ashiba no Sekai
Fear! The World of Rotating Scaffolds
Spanish (NOA) El misterio del pantano ponzoñoso The mystery of the poisonous swamp
Spanish (NOE) El misterio de la ciénaga ponzoñosa The mystery of the poisonous swamp
French Un pied dans la tourbe
Dutch Schilderachtig spookmoeras met een nieuwe draai Picturesque ghost swamp with a new twist
German Unvernunft im Sumpf Irrationality in the Swamp
Italian Terrore sulle pietre rotanti Terror of the rotating stones
Portuguese (NOE) Ascensor do Terror Terror Elevator
Korean 공포! 회전발판의 세계
Gongpo! Hoejeonbalpanui Segye
Horror! World Of Rotating Scaffold


  • While the background in Painted Swampland has a painting of Bowser, this course's background has a painting of Bowser Jr., and just like the Bowser painting in that level, the Bowser Jr. painting in this level sometimes moves its eyes.

Level map[edit]

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