Searing Sands, or World 2-8, is the fifth level of Rubble Ruins. It's home to an Angry Sun.
The level is divided into two main parts. In the first half of the level, Mario must deal with an Angry sun whilst dodging Koopa Troopas, Fire Snakes, and Piranha Plants. Ice Flowers are a very common power up in this section.
After reaching the checkpoint, a warp pipe will allow access to the second part of the level. This part is underground, and introduced Spinies.
- Star Coin #1: Use the springboard at the beginning of the level, and once you see the Star Coin in plain sight, bounce off the springboard, but watch out for the Angry Sun.
- Star Coin #2: The Yellow Switch is required for this one. Once the the Info Block is reached, go to an alcove to the left of the first falling quicksand abyss, then go into the green warp pipe. The Star Coin is visible upon entering.
- Star Coin #3: Hit the right Brick Block that the second Fire Bro. is guarding to reveal a P-Switch. Hit it, and follow the quicksand abyss of blue coins resembling an arrow. Upon entering, do a running jump to get the Star Coin.