Squizzard's Sandy Sinkhole
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The player starts on the long Starting Planet and has to follow the flow of the sand to reach the Launch Star at the end, avoiding fireballs and thorny flowers along the way. The Launch Star will send the player to the Sandy Fall Planet, which is made up of several opposing flows of sand and moving blocks. Crossing the sand path and avoiding the Cluckbooms, the player will come across a Fire Flower, which the player has to use in order to light a couple of torches and earn a 1-Up Mushroom. Avoiding getting crushed by two sets of blocks and using another block to get over a wall, the player will find a Launch Star that will send them to the Sand Slide Planet, that the player will immediately begin sliding down. Partway down, several Rhomps will begin catching up with the player and the player has to swerve between the gaps to avoid getting crushed. At the end, the slide will begin to get narrower and lead to the Launch Star leading to Squizzard's Sandy Sinkhole. Moving into the center will cause Squizzard to appear.
Squizzard attacks by hurling large balls of sand at the player. In order to damage Squizzard, the player needs to grab a Fire Flower from a floating bubble and use it to throw several fireballs into Squizzard's mouth when it opens. After taking damage, Squizzard will begin throwing large Spiked Balls, though they don't act any different from the large sand balls. After taking damage a second time, Squizzard will pull up cannons that will repeatedly fire Spiked Balls while Squizzard himself throws two large bombs. Damaging Squizzard a third time will defeat him and reward the player with the Power Star.
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