World 2-Castle (New Super Mario Bros. 2)

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World 2-Castle course iconCastle
World 2-Castle NSMB2.png
World World 2
Game New Super Mario Bros. 2
Time limit 500 seconds
Coin Rush limit 100 seconds
Boss Iggy Koopa
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World 2-Castle course iconCastle is the castle of World 2 in New Super Mario Bros. 2. The level is spent nearly entirely on a platform that only moves if the player is stepping on it. Fireballs attempt to lurch out and hurt the player in this level.


The player starts out on a flat surface, where the raft is docked on the lava. After jumping on the moving platform in the first half, a few Buzzy Beetles are encountered, moving around on rotating Brick Block structures. When the player approaches the structures, they fold out at a 90-degree angle, dropping the Buzzy Beetles onto the platform. Soon after, Thwomps appear. The player can bait these Thwomps into crashing into lava, destroying them. Shortly after, the Checkpoint Flag appears along with two ? Blocks, one of which has a Super Leaf inside. Another raft is docked here. Throughout the second half, the raft quickly approaches a quad of fireball arches that travel in an arch shape and the second Star Coin rotating above. The level's Red Ring is located directly after this, floating above a set of rotating Brick Block structures. Shortly after, two sets of fireball arches and a red pipe appear on-screen. A few more sets of fireball arches are followed by a vertical section of coins with Hidden Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom in between them. The player will then approach the boss door; a Hidden Block containing a Super Leaf is next to the door.

Boss battle[edit]

The boss is Iggy Koopa. Unlike other Koopaling battles in this game, he is riding around in his Chain Chomp carriage. The battle plays similarly to that of his castle battle in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The Chain Chomp carriage travels on a rectangular grid layout and can exit the room either above the player or below the ground. Some sand will appear upon entering in the opposite direction. The player must use the four smaller blue platforms and stomp on Iggy's head three times to defeat him.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin coin can be seen right above the second set of folding brick block platforms that rotate 90 degrees. To reach it, the player needs to use the platforms that are under the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The second coin is swinging back and forth on the ceiling. The player can either use the springboard (from the nearby ? block) or they can try to jump for it.
  • Star Coin 3: The player will need the springboard, hiding in the ? block near the second Star Coin, to reach a red pipe in the ceiling. In this area, the player should run to the left and hit the P Switch in the left block. This will allow the player to get the final Star Coin. Alternatively, the player can use a Super Leaf to enter the red pipe. There are also two Hidden Blocks on both sides of the room that have 1-Up Mushrooms.


Sprite Name Count
Buzzy Beetle Buzzy Beetle 5
Fireball 28
ThwompNSMB2.png Thwomp 2
Big Chain Chomp 1
Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa (boss)

Note: Iggy is riding his Chain Chomp carriage.

Level map[edit]

Level map