World 5-2 (Super Mario 3D Land)

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World 5-2
World-Level World 5-2
World World 5
Game Super Mario 3D Land
Time limit 400 seconds
Notes A Legend of Zelda-inspired course.
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World 5-2 is the second level of World 5 in Super Mario 3D Land. The level is a temple played from an overhead view, as a homage to the temples from The Legend of Zelda in honor of the series' 25th anniversary.


Mario starts in a rectangular room with a ? Block and a rectangular ? Block. Going on the exit, in the right side, a similar room is found, but with a sand area and two Spinies. The next room is wider, and contains spiked cylinders and one more Spiny. Going to the right, Mario will find a very small circular place, where a spiked ball bar is spinning on the middle. Here, Mario can go in two ways: the area ahead to a Star Medal and to the left, the regular way. Going to the left area, he will see a Checkpoint Flag, Spinies and lava. A Mystery Box is also found here. An up-and-down moving platform conducts the player to a sandy corridor with a row of spiked cylinders. Entering inside a door, Mario is taken to a place with Crates, Spinies and lava geysers. The end contains a door that goes to the final area, where he can use a breaking stone to grapple the top of the Flagpole.

Star Medals[edit]

  • Star Medal 1: When the player reaches the room with the rotating spike bar, the player must go to the south end of the room and jump up into it.
  • Star Medal 2: The player must have a Fire Flower and head to the east path of the rotating Spikebar where the previous Star Medal was found. Lighting the four torches in this room causes a door blocking the room with the Star Medal to open, along with triggering the "puzzle solved" sound effect from The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Star Medal 3: Near the end of the level, there is a long row of spiked cylinders. The Star Medal is located at the very end of the room.



  • The developers of Super Mario 3D Land originally wanted this level to be World 2-5 instead, as another reference to the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, but felt that the reference would be too early if placed there. Still, 5-2 is 25 backwards.