- Star Coin #1: A Fire Flower, Ice Flower, or Hammer Suit is required for this one, and it's in the first yellow Warp Pipe (which is blocked off by a Piranha Plant). Go into the pipe, and upon entering, hit the ?-Switch and throw the POW Block to claim the Star Coin.
- Star Coin #2: Go into the upwards yellow Warp Pipe after a series of Thwomps. Inside, there are are a bunch of Piranha Plants with the Star Coin to the right. Get it, then watch for the Piranha Plants.
- Star Coin #3: Don't hit the ?-Switch after the checkpoint, but hit the ?-Switch immediately after to reveal a secret yellow warp pipe. Upon entering the secret area, quickly run across to get to the end of the section where the Star Coin lies.
|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|