Pillar Pass, or World 2-9, is the sixth level of Rubble Ruins. It takes place in an area with Boomerang Bros. and Fire Bros.
- Star Coin #1: In an alcove visible to the right of the third pillar. The Star Coin isn't automatically seen, but the player must ground pound through the middle of the bottom area to grab it.
- Star Coin #2: After the checkpoint, the player must wait for the first Sand Spout in the level to appear, then grab the Star Coin as it gets dragged up.
- Star Coin #3: The final Star Coin can be tricky to get at. The player must hit a beanstalk and go up it. The Star Coin is directly above, but some invisible ? Blocks obstruct the player's chances to get it. In order to grab it, reveal some blocks, then jump to the coin.
A Super Mushroom is required for this secret exit. Go down the quicksand pit between the two Sledge Bros. and break the Brick Blocks to the red pipe. The secret exit provides access to Mini-Mega Island.
- Spike Top
- Buzzy Beetle
- Fire Bro.
- Boomerang Bro.
- Piranha Plant
- Fire Piranha Plant
- Sledge Bro.