Sparkling Waters

Sparkling Waters
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Appearance New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Levels 9

Sparkling Waters is the third World of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. It is unlocked after completing the Layer-Cake Desert. This is a tropical World filled with mainly water geysers, small islands, and a sunken ghost ship. This World consists of 5 main levels, a sunken ship, a Tower level, a Castle level, and a secret level. It also holds a Red Toad House and a green Toad House, as well as a Red Baby Yoshi, which can be obtaining by going through an enemy course consisting of Cheep Cheeps and Urchins. It's possible to skip this world entirely due to the option of going to the Frosted Glacier instead, after finishing Layer-Cake Desert. The boss of this World is Larry Koopa and defeating him, which clears the World, will allow you to access Soda Jungle.

Contents

New Super Mario Bros. U

Sparkling Waters - 1

Mario in 'Waterspout Beach'.

Waterspout Beach is the title of the level and is the first level of the Sparkling Waters. This level features the enemy, Huckit Crabs, as well as many water geysers, which players can use as a platform, when they spout. Completing this level will allow you to access Sparkling Waters - 2, Tropical Refresher.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Simply jump off the water geyser to grab the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: It's best to have the Ice Flower. As Ice Mario, freeze the Huckit Crab and toss the ice block that he's frozen in, across the nearby water geyser to reach the second coin. Alternatively, freeze the Cheep Cheep below the coin and use that ice block as a stepping stone to grab the coin.
  • Star Coin 3: You'll encounter a POW Block and five water geysers. Drop the POW Block once the third water geyser rises, so you'll be able to drop the coin on the geyser and grab it, otherwise the coin will fall into a bottomless pit.

Sparkling Waters - 2

Mario in 'Tropical Refresher'.

Tropical Refresher is the title of the level and is the second level of the Sparkling Waters. This is an underwater course that contains many pipes that let out current, which pushes back the player. The enemies that appear in the level are Cheep Cheeps, Bloopers and Mega Urchins. Completing this level will allow you to access Sparkling Waters - Tower, Giant Skewer Tower.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Near the angled red pipes, wait until the Star Coin appears from the bottom of the screen.
  • Star Coin 2: Between the first two Mega Urchins you encounter, is a pillar with a hidden switch inside. Hit the switch and the second Star Coin will fall from above. Grab it before it falls into the pit.
  • Star Coin 3: Immediately after the second coin, go inside a nearby Green Warp Pipe. Grab the Star and quickly exit from the other pipe. Go a little further and hit the question block before your invincibility runs out and you will get another Star. Afterwards, quickly go inside the next Green Warp Pipe and take out the Mega Urchin, allowing you to access the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - Tower

Mario in 'Giant Skewer Tower'.

Giant Skewer Tower is the title of the level and is the third Tower level in New Super Mario Bros. U. The first half of the level involves the player making their way underwater while avoiding the spike pillars. The second half, the player performs basic platforming, while once again, avoiding the spike pillars. Dry Bones are the only enemy that appears in this level. Completing the level allows access to Sparkling Waters - Ghost Ship, Haunted Shipwreck.

Boss Battle

Like the previous two towers, the Boss of this tower is Boom Boom. The boss fight plays out similarly to the previous fights. The Boom Boom in this level, gains the ability to super jump, and has the spin jump from the previous encounter. Simply jump on him three times to defeat him.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: To the left of the first spike pillar is a wall you can go through and obtain the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is in plain sight. Use the note box or the platform nearby to simply grab it.
  • Star Coin 3: This is also in plain sight, but it's above a horizontal spike pillar. Wait until the spike pillar retract into the wall, then quickly use the note box to grab the final Star Coin or else the spike pillar will thrust back out and damage you.

Sparkling Waters - Ghost Ship

Mario in 'Haunted Shipwreck'.

Haunted Shipwreck is the title of the level and is the first Ghost House level of New Super Mario Bros. U, unless the player went to Frosted Glacier first, then that World holds the first Ghost House. This is the only Ghost House that takes place on a ruined ship. The ship is filled with hidden walls, Boos, an underwater portion players have to make their way through, and even a secret exit. Completing the level, without the secret exit, will allow access to Sparkling Waters - 3, Above the Cheep Cheep Seas, and Sparkling Waters - 4, Urchin Shoals.

Secret Exit

Near the end of the level, you'll be in a room with multiple hidden walls. When you reach the platform with the arrow signpost, head to the right. Afterwards, run back to the left past the arrow signpost and jump towards the wall. Wall jump a couple of times to reach the door leading to the secret exit. Finding the secret exit will allow you to access Sparkling Waters - Leaf, Skyward Stalk.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: In the beginning, when using the floating block to reach the other side, instead of jumping off to the platform, head to the area slightly below and go through a hidden wall, allowing you to grab the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: In the room where you have to go underwater, head to the third set of Circling Boos where the second Star Coin resides above them. Jump out of the water to grab it.
  • Star Coin 3: In the room with multiple hidden walls, jump to the second ledge, then jump towards the left, where there's a hidden platform, leading to the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - 3

Mario in 'Above the Cheep Cheep Seas'.

Above the Cheep Cheep Seas is the title of the level and is the third main level in the Sparkling Waters. This level is filled with many scaling platforms, water geysers of various sizes, and Cheep Cheeps. It's also one of the few levels, in which Yoshi appears. This is one of two levels, if completed, will allow you to access Sparkling Waters - 5, Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: You'll encounter the first Star Coin after the set of scaling platforms. Simply weigh the right side down to the point where you're able to grab the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the checkpoint, you'll reach the second Star Coin. Wait until the water geyser recedes, allowing you head inside the gap and grab it.
  • Star Coin 3: Yoshi is required for the final Star Coin. Near the end of the set of scaling platforms, on the very last perform, weigh it down, then use Yoshi to flutter jump over the large gap towards the Warp Pipe. In the next room, use the POW Block and the Star Coin will fall on one of the scaling platforms. Quickly grab it, otherwise the scaling platform will drop along with the coin into the bottomless pit.

Sparkling Waters - 4

Mario in 'Urchin Shoals'.

Urchin Shoals is the title of this level and is the fourth main level in the Sparkling Waters. The level is mainly filled with Urchins and Mega Urchins, similar to the previous stages, but most of them are on top of the water geysers. This is one of two levels, if completed, will allow you to access Sparkling Waters - 5, Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Mini Mario is required for the first Star Coin. Use it to run across the water, following the trail of coins, and you'll come across the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Mini Mario is also required for the second Star Coin. Immediately after the first Star Coin, use the nearby water geyser to boost you up to the mini Warp Pipe. The Star Coin is in plain sight in the next room.
  • Star Coin 3: You'll reach a platform, where underneath, there are eight Urchins on top of water geysers that leads to a Warp Pipe. Grab the nearby Koopa shell and toss it at all of the Urchins, once the water geysers lift them out of the water. This will clear the path and allow you to enter the Warp Pipe. In the next room, carefully swim in between the two Mega Urchins and grab the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - 5

Mario in 'Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto'.

Dragoneel's Undersea Grotto is the title of the level and the fifth main level in the Sparkling Waters. This is the second fully underwater level that's filled with pipes that let out current, yellow Cheep Cheeps, and Dragoneels that will chase you to a certain extent. Completing this level will allow access to Sparkling Waters - Castle, Larry's Torpedo Castle.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The first coin is in plain slight. Swim quickly towards the horizontal pipe below it, so the current won't push you too far back. If successful, you should easily reach the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the checkpoint, you'll reach the second Star Coin in between two set of Brick Blocks. Simply break the bottom set of Brick Blocks to gain access to the coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end, you'll encounter a red Warp Pipe, sticking out of the sand. Head inside it and in the next room, simply grab the coin and make your way out of the pipe while avoiding the two Dragoneels.

Sparkling Waters - Castle

Mario in 'Larry's Torpedo Castle'.

Larry's Torpedo Castle is the title of the level and the third Castle of New Super Mario Bros. U. This level is filled with moving gates, engines that spout flames, and Torpedo Teds. The first area has the player making their way through the moving gates and the flames from the engines. In the following area, the player has to avoid many Torpedo Teds while swimming underwater. Finally, the player will encounter more moving gates and engine flames, before reaching the door leading to the boss.

Boss Battle

The boss of this Castle is Larry Koopa. He shoots fireballs similar to the other Koopalings. When you hit him and he starts to spin in his shell, the water geysers can give him a boost upwards, making him difficult to avoid. Simply hit him three times to defeat him and clear the world. Completing this level unlocks the world, Soda Jungle.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: In the beginning, after avoiding the first set of moving gates, get on top of the question blocks and wall jump on the walls above to reach the first Star Coin. Wait for the engine flames recede before attempting to grab the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the checkpoint, you'll see the second Star Coin. Go further ahead past the coin until see a gap that you can use to swim back to grab the coin. Torpedo Teds are shot in that small area, so the player must quickly swim to avoid getting hit.
  • Star Coin 3: In the next area, with the moving gates, jump onto the gate which extends from the ceiling. Above is a hidden gap, where the final Star Coin is located.

Sparkling Waters - Leaf

Mario in 'Skyward Stalk'.

Skyward Stalk is the title of the level and is the secret level of the Sparkling Waters. This is the only vertical auto scrolling level in the game. The level has the player climbing a growing beanstalk, which spouts leaves and plant stems that can be used as platforms. Completing this level will allow you to skip the Soda Jungle and access the Rock-Candy Mines.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is in plain sight to the left. Simply wait for the plant stem to appear so you can safely use that platform to grab it.
  • Star Coin 2: After the first green Warp Pipe on the left, you'll see a cloud above, which is hiding the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: The final Star Coin is in plain sight to the right. Simpy jump towards it.


New Super Luigi U

Sparkling Waters - 1

Huckit Beach Resort

Huckit Beach Resort is the first main stage of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. The stage is in a tropical setting that's filled with many water geysers that can help or hinder the player. There are huts scattered throughout the stage, some which contain items. The common enemies in this stage are the Huckit Crabs, which can cause harm by tossing rocks towards you. The Huckit Crabs appear in groups, which can make avoiding their rocks more difficult. Completing this stage will allow access to Sparkling Waters - 2, Urchin Reef Romp.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is located in the first Hut after you passed the first two Huckit Crabs.
  • Star Coin 2: You'll reach a group of water geysers, each of with Huckit Crabs on them. Once the water geysers temporarily recede, look for a Green Warp Pipe in the water and enter in. Inside, swim below the Luigi structure and you'll see the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: You need to be Super Luigi for the final Star Coin. Near the end, you'll see two Huckit Crabs on the Brick Blocks towards the left and two of them on the Brick Blocks towards the right. Ground Pound the Brick Blocks on the right, and the Star Coin will appear.

Sparkling Waters - 2

Urchin Reef Romp

Urchin Reef Romp is the second main stage of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. The entire course is set underwater. There are many water currents that can hinder the player, such as getting sucked into a bottomless pit or lead you straight into an enemy. The main common enemies are the Cheep Cheeps and Urchins of various sizes. Completing this stage will allow access to Sparkling Waters - Tower, Shish-Kebab Tower.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Before entering the Green Warp Pipe to go underwater, head to the right to uncover a hidden path in the wall. Follow it to the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is below the giant Urchin, over a bottomless pit. Be careful approaching the coin, at the water current will pull you down into the pit if you don't swim quick enough.
  • Star Coin 3: The Fire Flower is required for the final Star Coin. The final Star coin is blocked by a set of Urchins. Defeat them with the Fire Flower and you will gain access to the final Star Coin. As with the second Star Coin, carefully grab it while not getting pulled into the bottomless pit from the water current.

Sparkling Waters - Tower

Shish-Kebab Tower

Shish-Kebab Tower is the Tower stage of the Sparkling Waters and the third tower of New Super Luigi U. There are many spike pillars that move quickly, therefore you must carefully platform your way to the goal. The only enemy in this stage are the Fire Bros. At the end of the stage, you'll battle Boom Boom, who's boss fight plays out similarly to New Super Mario Bros U. Completing the stage will allow access to Sparkling Waters - Ghost Ship, Haunted Cargo Hold.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: While going up the first high speed elevator, walk towards the right to uncover a hidden area in the wall, where the first Star Coin is held.
  • Star Coin 2: Shortly after the first coin, you'll see the second Star Coin towards the right as you continue climbing. Be careful of the spike pillar nearby.
  • Star Coin 3: You need to be Super Luigi to reach the final Star Coin. Near the end, when the spike pillar recede into the wall, quickly run in that direction and Ground Pound the Brick Blocks to gain access to the coin before the spike pillar comes back out.

Sparkling Waters - Ghost Ship

Haunted Cargo Hold

Haunted Cargo Hold is the Ghost House of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. It's unique in that this is the only Ghost House that takes place on a ship. Portions of this stage are underwater, although you can simply use the rotating square platforms to get through the stage. Above water, you must avoid the Boos, while the Spiny Cheep Cheeps pose a threat if you decide to remain underwater. Completing this stage will allow access to both Sparkling Waters 3 - Watersprout Sprint and Sparkling Waters 4 - The Great Geysers.

Secret Exit

Before the exit Warp Pipe, dive underwater and swim towards the right to uncover a hidden area in the wall to reach another Warp Pipe. Inside is the secret exit, which unlocks Sparkling Waters- Leaf, Beanstalk Jungle.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: It's hovering in midair. Simply use the rotating square platforms to reach the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Shortly after, you'll reach the second Star Coin underwater. Avoid the Spiny Cheep Cheeps while making your way to the coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end, the final Star Coin is shown in midair. Once again, carefully use the rotating square platforms to reach it.

Sparkling Waters - 3

Watersprout Sprint

Watersprout Sprint is the third main stage of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. This stage is filled with many water geysers and palm trees, which are the main platforms throughout the stage. Therefore, players can't stand in one spot for too long, or they will risk falling into a bottomless pit. There are Goombas and Piranha Plants of various sizes on the water geysers, which can hinder the player. Completing this stage will allow access to Sparkling Waters - 5, Dragoneel Depths.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The Star Coin is blocked by a large Piranha Plant. Defeat the nearby Koopa and grab its shell. Toss it towards the coin to grab it and at the same time, defeat the Piranha Plant.
  • Star Coin 2: After you pass the set of Goombas, you'll see the second Star Coin hovering over a bottomless pit. A water geyser, with a Piranha Plant on it will periodically block access. Simply grab a nearby Koopa shell and when the geyser recedes, quickly throw the shell towards the coin to grab it before the geyser appears again.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end, you'll see a Piranha Plant on a water geyser, blocking access to the final Star Coin. You need to use the Ice Flower to defeat the Piranha Plant, allowing you to reach the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - 4

The Great Geysers

The Great Geysers is the fourth main stage of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. As it states in the title of the stage, the main feature are the enormous geysers, which are mostly used as the main platform throughout the stage. The common enemies are the flying Cheep Cheeps, which appear from below. Completing this stage will allow access to Sparkling Waters - 5, Dragoneel Depths.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is right above the water surface, but the water geyser is blocking access. Simply wait for the geyser to recede, then quickly grab the coin before the geyser reappears.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is on top of a palm tree, which has a Koopa standing on it.
  • Star Coin 3: You'll come across a group of water Piranha Plants, each keeping a green spiked ball in the air. The player must carefully jump between the gap of the Piranha Plant and green spiked ball and grab the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - 5

Dragoneel Depths

Dragoneel Depths is the fifth main stage of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. This is another stage that takes place entirely underwater, although this stage is mainly vertical. The common enemies are the Urchins. Also, there are two Dragoneels that chases you throughout the entire stage. Completing this stage will allow access to Sparkling Waters - Castle, Larry's Trigger Happy Castle.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The Fire Flower is required for the first Star Coin. While swimming upwards, you'll see two Urchins blocking access to the coin. Defeat them with Fire Mario to gain access to it.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin appears shortly afterwards, surrounded by the four rotated, rectangle platforms. Simply swim towards it.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end towards the left, consists of a giant Urchin blocking access to a green Warp Pipe. Lure one of the Dragoneels toward the Urchin to defeat it. Enter the Warp Pipe, which will take you to the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - Castle

Larry's Trigger Happy Castle

Larry's Trigger Happy Castle is the Castle of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. This stage consists of many Bullet Bills, Torpedo Teds, and Banzai Bills. The first area has players avoiding mostly Bullet Bills and Banzai Bills. The second area is an underwater section, which consists of Homing Torpedo Teds. The final area, has a King Bill, which the player must outrun. The door leading to the boss is at the end of this area. The boss of the castle is Larry Koopa, whose boss fight is similar to the one in New Super Mario Bros U. Completing the stage will clear the World and unlock the Soda Jungle.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Between two Bullet Bill launchers is the first Star Coin, in midair. Wait for one of the launchers to shoot a Bullet Bill, then bounce off of it onto the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is in the underwater section. It's blocked off by the Brick Blocks. Simply hit the P Switch to turn the blocks into coins, allowing you to easily grab the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: In the final area, use the set of Brick Blocks over the water to reach the final Star Coin.

Sparkling Waters - Leaf

Beanstalk Jungle

Beanstalk Jungle is the secret stage of the Sparkling Waters in New Super Luigi U. This is an auto scrolling stage which have players making their way through multiple beanstalks. It's one of the few stages where Yoshi is available. The common enemies are the Lakitus, Piranha Plants and Waddlewings. Completing this stage will allow you to skip the Soda Jungle and head towards the Rock-Candy Mines.

Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: After the first beanstalk, you'll see the first Star Coin over a bottomless pit. Defeat the nearby Lakitu and ride its cloud towards the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: At the end of the first auto scrolling section, the second Star Coin will appear towards the right. Jump on the leaf quickly and grab the coin before the leaf disappears.
  • Star Coin 3: When you come outside of the Red Warp Pipe at the end, use the platforms on the beanstalk to jump into the wall on the left to access ta hidden area where the final Star Coin is held.
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