Switch Scramble Circus

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Switch Scramble Circus
SM3DW Switch Scramble Circus.png
World-Level World 1-5
World World 1
Game Super Mario 3D World
Time limit 400 seconds
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Switch Scramble Circus, also known as World 1-5, is the fifth standard course of World 1 in Super Mario 3D World. It is a large colorful circus with Switch Panels, and the music in the course changes depending on the section. The course is unlocked by completing Mount Beanpole and its own completion unlocks Bowser's Highway Showdown if cleared before Plessie's Plunging Falls.


This course begins in an area filled with Biddybuds and Switch Panels, which need to be activated in order to gain access to the next area. The same must be done in the next area, where Stingbies and moving platforms are now present, along with an Roulette Block. A Checkpoint Flag and an area with Para-Biddybuds follows. A straightforward area with Biddybuds appears soon after that. The player then reaches another Switch Panel area with a Magikoopa present. A Clear Pipe takes the player to the Goal Pole.


Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: Just before the midpoint, players must Wall Jump off the walls near the Warp Box onto a platform with the first Green Star.
  • Green Star 2: After the Checkpoint Flag, players will find a Warp Box guarded by Biddybuds that leads to a room filled with crates. The crate in the left-hand corner needs to be destroyed by a Fire Flower to reveal the second Green Star.
  • Green Star 3: Near the end of the course, right after the second Green Star, players must climb onto a moving platform with Flipswitch Panels, with the final Green Star in the middle.



Atop the platform closest to the Goal Pole is the course's stamp. If the player activates all the switches in that area, the platform will fall down. The stamp is Super Bell, which can be collected via Spin Jump. If the player is not using Rosalina, then they can accumulate the stamp by Wall Jumping.

Luigi Sightings[edit]

On the first spade-shaped mirror at the beginning of the level, an 8-bit Luigi can be seen running in its reflection.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オン!オフ!スイッチサーカス
On! Ofu! Suicchi sākasu
On! Off! Switch Circus
Spanish El circo de los interruptores The switches' circus
French Cirque aux cent clics Hundred click circus
Dutch Schakelcircus Switch Circus
German Schalter an, Manege frei Switch, Circus Free
Italian Interruttori à gogo Switches galore
Portuguese Labirinto de interruptores Maze of switches
Russian Цирк с переключателями
Tsirk s pereklyuchatelyami
Circus with switches