World 2-Castle (New Super Mario Bros.)
Ads keep the MarioWiki independent and free :)
This level is the final level of World 2. The level starts out with the player standing beneath a shallow stairway of Brick Blocks. A Giant Spiked Ball quickly destroys the Brick Blocks. The Giant Spiked Ball will roll onto the next platform, and then fall into an abyss. The player can then safely jump across the first abyss, where they can grab three coins that are floating over the abyss. The player will find a ? Block that contains a coin inside of it, right next to another abyss that has three more coins floating over it. The player can collect the coins as they jump across the abyss. Past the abyss, the player will encounter many normal-sized Spiked Balls. The player can find another ? Block that contains a power-up. Eventually, the player will see a divot that contains another Giant Spiked Ball. Above this Giant Spiked Ball is a rope, which the player can use to swing over the divot to avoid the Giant Spiked Ball. By swinging and landing low, the player can collect six coins and continue forth in the level. If the player swings and lands high, they will gain access to a previously-unseen group of platforms. These platforms host about thirty coins, and a ? Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom. Farther to the right, the player will see three more ? Blocks, two of which contain coins, and the third containing a power-up. Past the ? Blocks, the player will have to crouch down into several small divots, or jump onto higher platrorms to avoid being harmed by rolling Spiked Balls. The player will eventually see a Star Coin that must be accessed via the use of a few Wall Jump, while avoiding another Spiked Ball. On the opposite side of the abyss, the player will encounter another Spiked Ball, followed by a door that leads outside to the desert.
Outside of the castle, the player will encounter many Bullet Bills and Spiked Balls. They must avoid multiple obstacles and traps to make it to the other side of the grounds, where they gain access to the inside of the castle through double doors. The last two Star Coins can be received outside. One must be retrieved by jumping on a Bullet Bill to reach a high crevice, while the other can only be accessed via the use of a Mini Mushroom. A Mini Mushroom can be found in the level if the player swings on a rope and lands high on a platform. At the end of the grounds, the player must press a ? Switch which lowers the ground, allowing access to the door that leads to Mummipokey.
Once the player defeats Mummipokey, the player will gain access to a new world. If Mummipokey is defeated while Mario is in his Mini Mario form, he will gain access to World 4. If Mummipokey is defeated by any other means, the player will gain access to World 3.