World 2-4 (New Super Mario Bros.)

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Level
World 2-4
NSMB W2-4.png
World World 2
Game New Super Mario Bros.
Time Limit 400 seconds
Notes The fourth level in World 2.
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Map of World 2-4.

World 2-4 is the fourth level of World 2, in New Super Mario Bros..

Layout[edit]

This level starts out with a seemingly flat desert surface. Three ? Blocks and two Brick Blocks can be found high in the air. By pressing a nearby ? Switch, the flat desert will quickly raise into the form of a steep hill, allowing the player to access the aforementioned blocks. After a few steps, the player will encounter a Goomba. Near the Goomba are six coins caged in by Brick Blocks. The player must Ground Pound the bricks if they wish to collect the coins. Past the first abyss, the player will find two Goombas and two Koopa Troopas, surrounded by Brick Blocks and ? Blocks. Past this point, the player will encounter another small abyss, followed by two Koopa Troopas and a Koopa Paratroopa. If the player stays on the lower ground level and continues rightward, they will see a warp pipe inhabited by a Piranha Plant. By Wall Jumping over the pipe, the player can collect the first Star Coin. When the player heads upwards and walks to the right, they will encounter a Koopa Troopa, a Goomba, and a downward staircase that has many Piranha Plants inside of Warp Pipes. The player can defeat the Piranha Plants with a single Koopa Shell. At the bottom of the staircase is a shallow bed of water. To the left is a Mini Warp Pipe, which can be accessed by using a Mini Mushroom. To the right are two more pipes containing Piranha Plants. A P Switch can be found on a small chunk of land. By pressing it, several Silver Coins will appear for the player to grab. Past the area with the P Switch are two paths the player can take.

Upward Path[edit]

By going up the staircase, the player will encounter a Goomba and three more Piranha Plants. Just past the Goomba is a small gap in the upper part of the wall. By wall jumping repeatedly, the player can collect several coins. As the player reaches the top of the stairs, a bridge with two Koopa Troopas can be found.

Downward Path[edit]

A narrow path resides to the right underwater. At the end of the path are two pipes. By entering the red pipe, the player will be taken to a secret underwater area. In this area, several coins and two Cheep Cheeps, one of them with a trail of coins following behind it, are found. At the other side of the underwater area, there will be a Warp Pipe on the ceiling. By using this pipe, the player will be taken underneath the aforementioned bridge. The second Star Coin can be found under th bridge. Then, by pressing the ? Switch, the ground will rise, allowing the player to get onto the bridge.

Farther right, a Paragoomba will be encountered. As the player continues, two blocks and a Piranha Plant are found. One of the blocks contains a ? Switch, and the other contains a power-up. The checkpoint can be found there. By pressing the ? Switch, the ground beneath the Piranha Plant will rise. If the player rushes to the right and goes over another hill, they can gain access to a higher elevation, allowing access to the rest of the level. Past there are two Hammer Bros. guarding the final Star Coin. After the Hammer Bros. is a staircase with a Koopa Troopa, followed by the Goal Pole.

Secret Exit[edit]

Mario will have to be Mini Mario to get to the secret exit. He will need to take the Mini Warp Pipe that is left of the upward and downwards path.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1 - Mario will need to Wall Jump while avoiding a Piranha Plant to get the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2 - Taking the downwards path will lead to a red pipe and a ? Switch. Mario should collect the second Star Coin to the left before hitting the switch.
  • Star Coin 3 - The last Star Coin is guarded by two Hammer Bros near the end of the level.

Enemies[edit]