World 5-Castle (Super Mario 3D Land)

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World 5-Castle
Level code World 5-Castle
World World 5
Game Super Mario 3D Land
Time limit 400 seconds
Boss Tail Bowser (Magikoopa)
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World 5-Castle is the sixth and final level of World 5 and the twenty-eighth level in Super Mario 3D Land, and the second castle to appear in the game. A Tail Bowser is once again faced as a boss. 50 Star Medals are required to access this level.


In the start of the level, Mario sees two Brick Blocks and, after going up on an elevated floor, faces a Dry Bones. Near this place, he must go up on moving sinking platforms and under a swinging spiked cylinder and a Baddie Box. A cement area is found soon after this, where Mario encounters Brick Blocks, a Draglet, and three Thwomps. Going to the far right, Mario must ride wire moving rotating platforms, under another Baddie Box and a Red Ring. Jumping to a stone area, he sees three Lava Bubbles, a Checkpoint Flag, and a pair of binoculars. On the left side, there are more moving platforms and Thwomps. Soon after, a stationary ground with another Draglet and a Hammer Bro is there. After Mario crosses rising boards and Lava Bubbles, the Tail Bowser battle starts. The corridor is composed of moving platforms, a cement floor, and a bridge. After Mario hits the switch, he saves the two Toads (Green and Yellow), and the Tail Bowser is revealed to be a Magikoopa. Mario must enter a Warp Box to reach the top of a tower, where a + Clock and the Goal Pole are standing.

Star Medals[edit]

  • Star Medal 1: The first Star Medal is located on the second Thwomp near the middle of the level.
  • Star Medal 2: Directly after the first Star Medal, the second Star Medal can be obtained by jumping south of the moving platforms, while avoiding the lava.
  • Star Medal 3: After passing the checkpoint, the player is on another set of moving platforms. At the end, the third Star Medal can be obtained by jumping right before the platform enters the lava.


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