The Goopy Inferno
As soon as the player starts the level, Shadow Mario appears and takes F.L.U.D.D. away, much like how he does before starting a secret course. The entirety of Pianta Village has become covered in burning goop, which the Piantas claim has fallen from the sky and has trapped the Pianta mayor on his golden mushroom. Without F.L.U.D.D., the player cannot wash away the burning goop, so they have to take an alternate route.
Running around the village, the player can find a hole next to the spa. Ground Pounding the panel at the bottom takes the player to the village's underside, which they must navigate to reach another hole that leads them to the mayor. The hanging paths have many Klambers and Red Electrokoopas on it the player has to avoid. To move the sliding panels, the player has to press when hanging on them, then quickly jump off once it reaches the end of its rail, as the panel falls shortly after. By using the mushroom platforms and a swing underneath the village, the player can reach the panel they need to flip through. Wall Jumping out of the hole and jumping between the breaks in the burning goop leads the player to F.L.U.D.D. and the golden mushroom the mayor is on top of. Jumping up and cleaning him off, the mayor then rewards the player with a Shine Sprite.
Alternate ways to complete the episode
There are various methods of completing this episode without using the village underside:
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