Pillar Pass (or World 2-9) is the sixth level of Rubble Ruins. It takes place in an area filled with pillars, Boomerang Bros and Fire Bros. This level has a secret exit that leads to Mini-Mega Island.
- 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 that's close to some Buzzy Beetles. 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 Star Coin.
A Super Mushroom is required for this secret exit. Go down the quicksand pit before the two Sledge Bros and break the Brick Blocks to the red pipe. The secret exit provides access to Mini-Mega Island.
|Rubble Ruins / Soggy Sewers|
|Areas||Levels||Cactus Cove • Gushing Gutter • Dripdrop Drains • Cascade Chasm • Pipeline Tower • Barrelband Wilds • Urchin Seasands • Windworn Dunes • Searing Sands • Pillar Pass • Fossil Tunnel • Pyramid Castle • Sandship|
|Other||Dusty Drugstore • Challenge House B • Desert Music House|
|Enemies||Enemies||Angry Sun • Big Cheep Cheep • Big Dry Bones • Big Piranha Plant • Big Thwomp • Big Urchin • Big Venus Fire Trap • Bob-omb • Boomerang Bro • Buzzy Beetle • Cheep Cheep • Dry Bones • Fire Bro • Fire Snake • Goomba • Huckit Crab • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Mechakoopa • Muncher • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Sledge Bro • Spike • Spike Top • Spiny • Thwomp • Urchin • Venus Fire Trap|
|Bosses||King Thwomp • Roy Koopa|