World 1-A (New Super Mario Bros. 2)

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World 1-A
World 1-A
World World 1
Game New Super Mario Bros. 2
Time limit 500 seconds
Coin Rush limit 100 seconds
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World 1-A is the first secret level of New Super Mario Bros. 2. A payment of five Star Coins is required to unlock this level.


This level takes place in a maze of pipes, making it similar to Pipe Land from Super Mario Bros. 3. It contains one-way flippers from New Super Mario Bros., pipes that launch Mario and a few Gold Rings to grab many coins from golden enemies. At the end of the stage is the Goal Pole, which is set past four Piranha Plant-infested pipes that can be used to grab the tip of the pole.

Completing this level allows Mario to unlock a red Toad House and access World 1-Castle Icon.png, skipping World 1-5.


Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first one-way flipper (located on the floor) is blocked by breakable Brick Blocks. Going down the path will lead Mario to a small room with a red Koopa Troopa and the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is located after the area with the checkpoint (right after a Roulette Coin Block). The one way flippers will block Mario's path to the Star Coin. He needs to move away from the flipper, being careful not to move out of the next flipper, until it returns to its position. Mario can now obtain the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: At the end of the level, there are pipes that forms stairs, then pipes with four Piranha Plants in (in shape of a cross) and then the Goal Pole. Between the two set of pipes, there is a Hidden Block close to the horizontal pipe coming out of the stairs. Hit that block, and then get in that horizontal pipe. It will lead to a room where there is a Big Piranha Plant and a Koopa Troopa. The player can use the Koopa's shell to defeat the Big Piranha Plant, and make it safer to get to the last Star Coin.


Sprite Name Count
KoopaTroopaNSMB2.png Green Koopa Troopa 3
Red Koopa Troopa Red Koopa Troopa 7
Goomba Goomba 15, including 12 from towers
PiranhaPlantNSMB2.png Piranha Plant 21
Goomba Tower NSMB2.png Goomba Tower 3
(2 stacks of 3,
1 stack of 6)
A Big Piranha Plant in New Super Mario Bros. 2 Big Piranha Plant 2
Koopa Paratroopa Green Koopa Paratroopa 1
Gold Goomba Gold Goomba if Gold Ring is collected
A Gold Goomba Tower Gold Goomba Tower if Gold Ring is collected
A Gold Koopa Gold Koopa if Gold Ring is collected
A Gold Koopa Paratroopa Gold Koopa Paratroopa if Gold Ring is collected
A Gold Piranha Plant Gold Piranha Plant if Gold Ring is collected
A rare golden Big boi in his natural habitat. (aka, A big golden piranha plant in world 1-A) Gold Big Piranha Plant if Gold Ring is collected

Level map[edit]

Level map