Cactus Cove, or World 2-1, is the first level of Rubble Ruins. It serves as an introduction to the desert-themed world.
- Star Coin #1: Right before the checkpoint, in plain sight. A running jump is required to get it.
- Star Coin #2: Find a hidden alcove to the left wall after two Fire Snakes, then simply grab the Star Coin.
- Star Coin #3: Once the big green warp pipe is reached, jump onto the pipe, and then grab the Star Coin.
- Piranha Plant
- Koopa Troopa
- Fire Snake