Swim for Your Life!

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This article is about Swim for Your Life, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Superstar Road-3.
Swim for Your Life!
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World-Level World 9-3
World Superstar Road
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Swim for Your Life!, or Superstar Road-3, is the third course of Superstar Road in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked when the player collects every Star Coin in Sparkling Waters.


The course is based of the underwater levels in Sparkling Waters. The level begins above the water, with a Warp Pipe that leads underwater. A ? Block is found beneath the Warp Pipe, and a Cheep Chomp appears from the left side of the screen and chases the player. Another ? Block is found, along with some Cheep Cheeps and a Warp Pipe shooting out a jet of water. A few Urchins are encountered, along with some more Warp Pipe shooting out water. A wall of Urchins is found, and can be defeated by the player or the Cheep Chomp. Some more Urchins are found, along with Cheep Cheeps. A ? Block is found, along with some Urchins moving up and down between jets of water. A wall of Cheep Cheeps is then encountered. The player must then go past some Warp Pipes shooting out jets of water, where a ? Block is found, followed by an area with Spiny Cheep Cheeps. After a row of Spiny Cheep Cheeps, a Warp Pipe is found. The Warp Pipe leads above the water, where a row of Brick Blocks and the Goal Pole are found.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is surrounded by a group of four Urchins. The player can defeat the Urchins, or allow the Cheep Chomp to defeat the Urchins for them.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is found between two water jets that constantly move the coin's location.
  • Star Coin 3: At the end of the course, two Urchins block the final Star Coin. They must be defeated in order to safely get the coin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にげきれ!大ぐちのバクバク
Nigekire! Ōguchi no Bakubaku
Get Away! Cheep Chomp with a Big Mouth
Spanish (NOA) Al agua con Cheeps glotones Dive with Cheep Chomps
Spanish (NOE) Un chapuzón con Cheep Chomp A dip with Cheep Chomp
Dutch Zwem voor je leven! Swim for your life!
German Auf der Flucht On the run
Italian Nuota per sopravvivere! Swim to Survive!
Portuguese (NOE) Foge da Bocarra! Run from the Cheep Chomp!
Korean 도망쳐라! 입이 큰 우걱우걱
Domangchyeora! Ibi Keun Ugeokugeok
Run Away! Big-mouthed Cheep Chomp

Level map[edit]

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