World 8-4 (New Super Mario Bros.)

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Level
World 8-4
NSMB ScuttleBug.png
World World 8
Game New Super Mario Bros.
Time Limit 300 seconds
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World 8-4 is the fifth level of World 8 in New Super Mario Bros.. It becomes accessible after completing World 8-3.

Layout[edit]

This level is a more standard overworld level, and features Scuttlebugs repeatedly dropping down from the top of the screen and trying to chase after the player.

The level begins with a pair of Scuttlebugs dropping down as soon as the player starts moving. More and more Scuttlebugs drop down as the player progresses through the level, often grouping up tightly; the player must be quick going through this level in order to avoid being overwhelmed. The player will then come across a section of moving platforms above a bottomless pit, with the Scuttlebugs making jumping between them difficult. After this, the level's checkpoint is reached.

After the checkpoint, the Scuttlebugs drop down in higher numbers, making the rest of the level harder. There are more moving platforms, most of them moving horizontally, making for hazardous platforming. The player will eventually come across a ? Block containing a Super Star, which can be used to score multiple 1-UPs thanks to the numerous Scuttlebugs. After more moving platforms, the flagpole will be reached, guarded by one final Scuttlebug hanging down from a web.

Star Coins[edit]

Location of the third Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 1: At the checkpoint; the player can either jump (while ducking) towards it while standing on the blocks to the left of its platform, or bounce off of Scuttlebugs to reach it to the right of its platform.
  • Star Coin 2: In the second area with moving platforms; found high above a small vertically-moving one.
  • Star Coin 3: A Mini Mushroom is required for this coin. Towards the end of the level, a Mini Warp Pipe can be spotted next to one of the moving platforms. Enter the pipe and get through the maze of Micro-Goombas with the provided Super Star to get the coin.

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