World 2-A (New Super Mario Bros.)

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World 2-A
NSMB W2-A.png
World World 2
Game New Super Mario Bros.
Time limit 400 seconds
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Map of World 2-A.

World 2-A is a secret level in World 2, in New Super Mario Bros.. It is the only secret level in this world. It has two exits; the normal exit opens a pipe that leads to the world's castle, and the secret exit opens up the world's Warp Cannon.


The level takes place over a stretch of water. The level features Koopa Troopas, Koopa Paratroopas, and Spike Basses. The player must traverse across many platforms and utilize several Spin Blocks to proceed through the level. By using the Spin Blocks, the player can gain access to many coins that hover in the sky. The flagpole for the normal exit is accessed via the use of a green pipe near the end of the stage, located directly below a yellow one.

Secret Exit[edit]

To access the secret exit, the player needs to use the final Spin block at the end of the level. With correct timing, they need to jump off the Koopa Troopa and onto a platform containing a yellow Warp Pipe on it. Mario should go into the yellow pipe, where the secret exit is found. This can also be done with Small Mario by jumping on the Koopa Troopa, and then doing a Wall Jump on the left wall. It requires precise timing, though.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1 - The first Star Coin is located under some wooden platforms that are over the water.
  • Star Coin 2 - The second Star Coin is located near the end of the level, where it is required to use a Spin Block to get it.
  • Star Coin 3 - By taking the yellow pipe in the secret exit, Mario can find the final Star Coin in plain sight.


Sprite Name Count
RedKoopaTroopaNSMB.png Red Koopa Troopa 2
KoopaParatroopaNSMB.png Green Koopa Paratroopa 3
RedKoopaParatroopaNSMB.png Red Koopa Paratroopa 3
SpikeBassNSMB.png Spike Bass (infinitely respawned one at a time after death)