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
World-Level World 2-Fort Icon.png
World Layer-Cake Desert
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 500 seconds
Boss Boom Boom
Notes The second tower of the game.
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Stoneslide Tower, or Layer-Cake Desert-Fort 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, Kamek 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 course has large stone platforms that can be moved by spinning on wooden screws. Grrrols make their appearance in this tower. At the top, there is a boss battle with a Boom Boom.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: At the beginning, Mario must rotate the screw and use the stone platform to jump onto a ledge on the left.
  • Star Coin 2: Mario must rotate the third screw, then run to the left and Wall Jump up.
  • Star Coin 3: Above the Checkpoint Flag, Mario must rotate the screw next to some quicksand. It causes stone platfrom next to it to rise. Mario must run under it and jump along the left wall to discover a hidden warp pipe. Inside, Mario must use the screw to move the platform and guide the Grrrols so that they break the stone blocks. Then, by carefully avoiding them, Mario 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


  • 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.