The Shell's Secret
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To access the secret course, Mario has to climb up the large pillars in the center of Noki Bay and use the ropes between them to jump higher. Several of the ropes have Wire Traps moving along them, with the blue ones simply moving along the rope and red ones that will follow Mario. Alternatively, the player can climb up the mountainside and jump to the spiral platform across, then take the ropes to progress. Once Mario enters the purple shell, Shadow Mario will appear to take F.L.U.D.D. away and Mario will be brought to the secret course.
The Shell's Secret is made up of several spinning and moving platforms. The player will begin in a glass box that Mario has to Wall Jump out of, followed by jumping across a spinning platform and a rotating platform. The next set of platforms will slide in and out of the wall, but the ends of them will not slide in all the way. Afterward, the player needs to climb a pole then use a rope to jump onto an above platform. Mario then has to use Side Somersaults and Wall Jumps to climb up to the next segment, which is made up of long, rotating blocks and a stack of spinning platforms Mario has to use the Side Somersault to climb up. At the end of the third rotating log is the Shine Sprite.
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