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 Powerup in this section.
- 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. Watch out for the Angry Sun.
- Star Coin #2: The Yellow Switch is recommended for this Star Coin. Once 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. Though you have to be careful, since Venus Fire Traps are everywhere.
- 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.
|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|