Stoneslide Tower

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This article is about Stoneslide Tower, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Layer-Cake Desert-Tower.
Stoneslide Tower
NSMBU Stoneslide Tower Screenshot.jpg
World-Level World 2-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 500 seconds
Boss Boom Boom
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Stoneslide Tower, or Layer-Cake Desert-NSMBW Tower Icon.pngTower, is the second tower in New Super Mario Bros. U. It features stone platforms that are movable by spinning on wooden screws. After completing this level for the first time, Magikoopa flies around Peach's Castle and a tornado starts to form around it. This level is unlocked by completing either Perilous Pokey Cave or Fire Snake Cavern, and completing this level unlocks a labyrinth of connected Stone-Eyes on the overworld map that serve as the location for both Goomba and Fire Bro enemy courses. Navigating the enemy courses unlocks Spike's Spouting Sands and Dry Desert Mushrooms.


The level begins with a large Screwtop Platforms that can be moved by spinning on a wooden screw, allowing the player to reach a Warp Pipe that leads to the next section. Another screw controls a platform, allowing a ? Block containing a power-up and the platform above to be reached. Two Spike Top are found on a portion of the ground. A screw controls a pair of smaller Screwtop Platforms, along with another platform that crushes a group of Dry Bones blocking the path. More Dry Bones are found, along with a screw that controls two Screwtop Platforms. Three more Spike Tops are found. Another screw is used to control three Screwtop Platforms, allowing access to a Warp Pipe that leads to the Checkpoint Flag. Another screw controls a group of Screwtop Platforms, one of which having a Big Dry Bones on it. A Dry Bones is found, along with Spike Tops on Screwtop Platforms. Following more Screwtop Platforms and Dry Bones, a group of Pipe Cannons is found. The player must use a screw to move Screwtop Platforms out of the way, allowing the Pipe Cannons to be used to reach the boss door. Two Big Dry Bones are found, as well as a ? Block containing a Fire Flower.

Through the boss door, there is a boss battle with a Boom Boom. Magikoopa appears before the battle, giving Boom Boom the ability to attack using spin jumps. He is defeated after being jumped on three times.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: At the beginning, the player must rotate the screw and use the Screwtop Platform to jump onto a ledge on the left in order to reach the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The player must rotate the third screw, then run to the left and Wall Jump up in order to collect the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Above the Checkpoint Flag, the player must rotate the screw next to some quicksand. It causes the Screwtop Platform next to it to rise. The player must run under it and jump along the left wall to discover a hidden warp pipe. Inside, the player must use the screw to move the Screwtop Platform and guide the Grrrols so that they break the Hard Blocks. Then, by carefully avoiding them, the player must go left and grab the third Star Coin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まいてのぼって 石のとりで
Maite Nobotte Ishi no Toride
Winding Climb Stone Fortress
Spanish Torre Articulada Articulated Tower
French Tour mouvante Moving Tower
Dutch Schuursteentoren Scraping stones tower
German Trubel im Turm der bewegten Steine Confusion in the Tower of Moving Stones
Italian Torre delle pietre mobili Tower of the moving rocks
Portuguese Torre Dinâmica Dynamic Tower
Russian Башня скользящих камней
Bashnya skol'zyashchikh kamney
Sliding stone tower
Korean 돌리고 오르고 바위 요새
Dolligo Oreugo Bawi Yosae
Spin and Climb Rock Fortress


  • Stoneslide Tower is the only level in New Super Mario Bros. U to be unlocked by completing one of two levels that unlocks two levels by being completed.

Level map[edit]

NSMBU Stoneslide Tower Map.jpg