World 2-6 (New Super Mario Bros.)

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World 2-6
NSMB W2-6.png
World World 2
Game New Super Mario Bros.
Time limit 300 seconds
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World 2-6 is the last level before the Castle of World 2 in New Super Mario Bros.


Mario using a pump to remove a cork from a Warp Pipe
Map of World 2-6

This level starts out with a pit full of quicksand that has a yellow Warp Pipe buried in it. The player must hop across the quicksand and the yellow pipe in order to make it to the other side of the pit. On the other side of the pit, two ? Blocks can be found, followed by a red pipe. The player must enter this pipe to continue. After Mario exits the pipe, he appears on a lift, which starts moving to the right when Mario touches it. As the player continues forth in the level, they encounter several coins, some of which are surrounding three ? Blocks. A little bit further into the level, the player begins to encounter a few Piranha Plants that ride on their own lifts. Their lifts intersect with the one Mario is riding on. Eventually, Piranha Plants are placed on the same platform as the player, providing an additional challenge to the level. More ? Blocks can be found throughout the level, some containing coins, while others contain power-ups. As the level progresses, more Piranha Plants and a Super Piranha Plant are encountered. Eventually, the player has to jump off of the original platform, and hop on smaller levitating platforms. When the player encounters a Venus Fire Trap, there are only a few more levitating platforms to jump on before solid ground can be reached. Once Mario is on solid ground, he has to use a pump to unblock a green pipe, which was blocked by a cork that has a Piranha Plant on it. After Mario exits the pipe, three more levitating platforms and a Piranha Plant can be found, followed by the pole.

The desert theme plays at the starting section before the red pipe, while the athletic theme plays in the main and ending sections, despite the latter taking place on the ground again like the starting section.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1 - The first Star Coin is located in mid-air and can be obtained easily.
  • Star Coin 2 - The second Star Coin is located in mid-air and can be obtained easily, but Piranha Plants can pose a problem.
  • Star Coin 3 - The third Star Coin is located near the bottom of the level, where it is guarded by the Venus Fire Trap.


Name Sprite Count
Piranha Plant PiranhaPlant NSMB.png 10
Venus Fire Trap Venus Fire Trap 1
Super Piranha Plant Super Piranha Plant 1