Switchback Hill

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This article is about Switchback Hill, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Meringue Clouds-3.
Switchback Hill
NSMBU Switchback Hill Screenshot.jpg
World-Level World 7-3
World Meringue Clouds
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Switchback Hill, or Meringue Clouds-3, is the third level of Meringue Clouds in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Land of Flying Blocks and its own completion opens the path to Slide Lift Tower.


The level takes place in a sky of white clouds and grassy platforms. The level is also infested with Bullet Bills. The main gimmick of this level are Switchbacks that help the player progress through the level.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: Near the very beginning of the level, the first Star Coin is in plain sight underneath an orange bridge. The player should take a Switchback while avoiding the Bullet Bills to safely reach the Star Coin. (see above)
  • Star Coin 2: Right before the Checkpoint Flag, there is a hidden green Warp Pipe above a Switchback. In the next area, the player must work their way through to reach the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: A POW Block can be hit to reveal the third Star Coin. However, the Star Coin falls on an unreachable Switchback. The player can either bounce off a Bullet Bill to reach it, wait until the platform drops off the Star Coin, or jump up to it using Peachette.


Monopoly Gamer[edit]

Switchback Hill is the fourteenth Property on the game board in Monopoly Gamer. It is one of two properties in the Green Color Set (along with Meringue Clouds).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すすんでもどるリフトのおか
Susunde modoru rifuto no oka
Hill of Back-and-Forth Lifts
Spanish Las mil balas The thousand bullets
Dutch Heen-en-weerheuvel Back-and-forth hill
German Hin-und-Her-Hügel Back-and-forth hill
Italian Collina avanti e indietro Back and forth hill
Portuguese (NOE) Plataformas Fugidias Fleeing Platforms
Russian Туда и обратно
Tuda i obratno
Back and forth
Korean 갔다가 돌아오는 리프트 언덕
Gattaga Doraoneun Ripeuteu Eondeok
Back-And-Forth Lift Hill

Level map[edit]

NSMBU Switchback Hill Map.png