Urchin Shoals

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This article is about Urchin Shoals, a level in New Super Mario Bros. U. For other uses, see Sparkling Waters-4.
Urchin Shoals
NSMBU Urchin Shoals Screenshot.jpg
Level code World 3-4
World Sparkling Waters
Game New Super Mario Bros. U
Time limit 400 seconds
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Urchin Shoals, or Sparkling Waters-4, is the fourth course of Sparkling Waters in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via completion of Haunted Shipwreck, and its own completion unlocks Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto. It is the location of the third Nabbit chase.


Like Waterspout Beach and Above the Cheep Cheep Seas, this level contains many Water Geysers. The level begins with a Water Geyser with a Big Urchin on it. A Goomba is found, along with another Big Urchin on a Water Geyser, found under a ? Block containing a power-up. A group of five Water Geysers follows, some of which have Urchins on them. Koopa Troopas are also found. A row of Donut Blocks is found above a Big Urchin, and causes them to fall allows access to a Brick Block containing a Mini Mushroom. A section of ground with a Koopa Troopa and a Goomba on it, with Big Urchins below, is followed by a Water Geyser. More Big Urchins on Water Geysers are found, followed by the Checkpoint Flag. A platform containing a long row of Big Urchins on Water Geysers, and is followed by a platform with a Koopa Troopa on it and a row of Urchins on Water Geysers below. Another section of Big Urchins on Water Geysers follows. A Water Geyser that leads to a platform above is found, along with a Red Ring. More Big Urchins on Water Geysers follow, with two lifted above rows of Donut Blocks before the Goal Pole.

Star Coins[edit]

Mini Mario
The second Star Coin
  • Star Coin 1: Underneath an orange bridge, a Mini Mushroom is required to reach the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Immediately after the first Star Coin is a Water Geyser that reaches up to the Warp Pipe that leads to the area with the second Star Coin. Like before, a Mini Mushroom is required to reach it.
  • Star Coin 3: Below an orange bridge is a series of Urchins and Water Geysers that creates a path to the Warp Pipe that leads to the area with the third Star Coin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とげとげウニラのいわば
Toge toge Unira no iwaba
The Rock Surface of Spiky Urchins
Chinese 刺刺海胆小子的岩礁 (Simplified)
刺刺海膽小子的岩礁 (Traditional)
Cìcì Hǎidǎn Xiǎozi de Yánjiāo
The Rock Reef of Spiky Urchins
Dutch Een samenscholing van Urchins A together-swarming of Urchins
French Bassin aux Oursins Basin to Urchins
German I-Gluck-Gluck Pun on "I-Gluck", the German name for Urchin, and "Gluck-Gluck", a bubbling noise
Italian Scogli dei Ricciospini Urchin cliff
Korean 뽀족뽀족 성게돌이 아지트
Ppyojokppyojok Seonggedori Ajiteu
Spiky Urchin Hideout
Portuguese Estuário dos Ouriços Urchins' Estuary
Russian Мелководье ежей
Melkovod'ye yezhey
Urchins' shallow water
Spanish (NOA) Ericines y erizones Urchins and Big Urchins
Spanish (NOE) Oleadas de Erinchos Urchin Floods

Level map[edit]

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