Way Cool

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Way Cool
Mario on a moving Rope, avoiding Fuzzies
Level code 9-3
World Special Zone
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 300 seconds
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Way Cool is the third level of the Special Zone in Super Mario World. Way Cool consists mostly of shifting platforms, enabling the player to traverse the level.


Way Cool consists of one long screen, with a few Warp Pipes that lead to other screens if the player wishes to take them. The level contains eight Dragon Coins, four in the Yoshi's minigame area and four more in the main area. The player has 300 seconds on the Timer to find the Giant Gate. Fuzzies, besides a few Chainsaws, are the only enemies found in the level.


The yellow Warp Pipe area

If the player has a Cape Feather, it is possible to fly through the entire level; however, it is tricky as the player will need to clear a high up yellow pipe. If the player can land on this pipe, it will lead to a ? Block where a Yoshi is found. The exit pipe of the area will lead to a short platform with another ? Block, this time the ? Block contains Yoshi's Wings, and the player can pass the level easily that way (provided that Mario or Luigi are on a Yoshi).

If the player does not have the cape, the plumbers have to navigate through a maze of Fuzzies, Chainsaws and ON/OFF Switches, which the player chooses the right direction for the moving platform where they stand to pass the stage. Alternatively, if Mario or Luigi has a Cape and a Yoshi, he can simply bounce across on the enemies.

The rest of the level consists of the heroes avoiding Fuzzies while they hang on moving Ropes.


Way Cool
Way Cool's level map.


Sprite Name Count
A Fuzzy sprite from Super Mario World Fuzzy 32
Chainsaw SMW.png Chainsaw 2

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオスタッフもビックリ コース (SNES)
Mario Sutaffu mo Bikkuri Kōsu
マリオスタッフもビックリ コース1 (GBA)
Mario Sutaffu mo Bikkuri Kōsu 1
Mario's Staff is Just as Surprised Course

Mario's Staff is Just as Surprised Course 1

French Top Cool
Super Cool
German Exklusiv
Italian Superfico[1]
Super cool
Spanish Molón