Layer-Cake Desert

Layer-Cake Desert
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Appearance New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Levels 9

Layer-Cake Desert is the second World of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and is unlocked after completing the Acorn Plains. This World consists of mainly desserts, such as a large layered cake and ice cream, hence the title of the World. Also shown are shifting head statues, which appear in most of the levels. This World consists of six main levels, a Tower level, a Castle level, and a secret level. Also there are two red Toad Houses and one green Toad house, as well as an enemy course consisting of Goomba and a Fire Bro. The boss of this World is Morton Koopa Jr. Completing this World will allow you to access either the Sparkling Waters or Frosted Glacier.

Contents

[edit] New Super Mario Bros. U

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 1

Mario in 'Stone-Eye Zone'.

Stone-Eye Zone is the title of this level and the first level of the Layer-Cake Desert. This level consists of many shifting head statues and sand geysers, as well as ice cream cones and cakes in the background. Completing this level will allow you to access both Layer-Cake Desert - 2, Perilous Pokey Cave and Layer Cake-Desert - 3, Fire Snake Cavern. Completing the level will also show the introduction to Nabbit who likes to steal items from Toad Houses, as well as allow the player to use Warp Pipes to quickly warp between any World that the player has currently unlocked.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The Star Coin is above a head statue. Jump on the statue and quickly jump off to grab the coin before the statue sinks into the sand.
  • Star Coin 2: After the checkpoint, use the Super Acorn to reach the top of the tree, which leads to a Warp Pipe, holding the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: The Star Coin is over a bottomless pit and you must jump towards the coin as the sand geyser is rising up, so you won't fall into the pit and die.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 2

Mario in 'Perilous Pokey Cave'.

Perilous Pokey Cave is the title of the level and the second level of the Layer-Cake Desert. This level consists of many Pokeys and sand geysers. At the end of the first section, you can obtain Yoshi from a question block. The second portion of this cave is completely dark, so you must make your way through the level carefully. This is one of two levels that, if completed, will allow you to access Layer-Cake Desert - Tower, Stoneslide Tower.

If you have a Super Acorn, you can actually bypass the entire level entirely. Before entering the cave, use the Super Acorn to fly over the wall, leading you immediately to the Goal Pole.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: You'll come across multiple sand geysers, a red Koopa, and a floating question block. Jump on top of the question block to reach the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Immediately after the first coin you'll encounter two upside down Pokeys. Ride the sand geyser in between them and jump to reveal a hidden block. Use that block to jump over the ceiling to the right and follow the path to the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After the checkpoint, grab Yoshi from the question block and go down the bottom left Warp Pipe. You can use the Super Acorn suit as well if you want. You'll enter a very dark room. Head to the first small platform, which appears after the long platform, and jump to reveal a hidden block. Use the block to enter a green Warp Pipe above, leading you to the room with the final Star Coin, which can be obtained by using Yoshi to bounce off the Pokey's head, or simply use the Super Acorn suit.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 3

Mario in 'Fire Snake Cavern'.

Fire Snake Cavern is the title of this level and is the third level of the Layer-Cake Desert. For the majority of the level, the cave is very dark and consists of many tilting platforms. It features mainly the Podoboos and Fire Bros. enemies. This level introduces the Yellow Baby Yoshi, whose ability is to light up dark areas, as well as stun nearby enemies. This is one of two levels that, if completed, will allow you to access Layer-Cake Desert - Tower, Stoneslide Tower.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: In the beginning you will encounter multiple tilting platforms. Jump on the highest platform and wait until the right side tilt upwards. Then, run and jump to reach the secret path, leading to the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the checkpoint, you'll reach tilting platforms with bricks in between them. Ground Pound the bricks to reach the Warp Pipe below. In the next area, hit the P-Switch to gain access to the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Jump on the tilted platform with the Fire Bro, and above you can reach the Warp Pipe, leading you to the final Star Coin.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - Tower

Mario in 'Stoneslide Tower'.

Stoneslide Tower is the title of this level and is the second tower in New Super Mario Bros. U. This level features movable platforms that can only be moved by rotating the screws. At the top of the Tower, the player will once again encounter the boss, Boom Boom, who gains the ability to spin jump. Completing this stage will allow you to access either Layer-Cake Desert - 4, Spike's Spouting Sands or Layer-Cake Desert - 5, Dry Desert Mushrooms.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: At the beginning, rotate the screw to lower the stone platform and also reveal a Star Coin on the left. Quickly use the stone platform to reach the left platform and grab the Star Coin before it retreats back into the wall.
  • Star Coin 2: Later on, you'll encounter three stone platforms and multiple Dry Bones. Use the screw to move the stone platforms and on the left you'll see a shaft you can access by wall jumping, which will lead you to the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After the checkpoint, rotate the screw, which will raise a stone platform on your left. Quickly run under the platform and jump along the left wall, which will reveal a hidden Warp Pipe. In the secret area, the Star Coin is closed off by metal blocks. Use the nearby screw to guide the enemy on the platform, towards the blocks to break them, allowing you to grab the coin.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 4

Mario in 'Spike's Spouting Sands'.

Spike's Spouting Sands is the title of the level and is the fourth level of the Layer-Cake Desert. This level consists of mainly Spike's and sand geysers, as well as the head statues in the background. This is one of two levels that, if completed, will allow you to access Layer-Cake Desert 6, Blooming Lakitus.

[edit] Secret Exit

After the third Star Coin, there's a pillar with an arrow pointing in the 'right' direction. Drop down to the orange platform and walk towards the left into the pillar as Mini Mario or run and slide as normal Mario. In there, is a Warp Pipe that will lead you to the secret exit. Finding this exit will allow you to access Layer-Cake Desert - Ice, Piranha Plants on Ice.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: In the beginning, the Star Coin is shown under the orange platform. Run under the platform and use the question blocks to reach the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Stand on the first sand geyser you encounter after the first Star Coin and jump to reveal a hidden block, consisting of a beanstalk. Climb it to reach the area where the second Star Coin is held.
  • Star Coin 3: After the checkpoint, you'll encounter muliplte sand geysers and a Spike. The platform after it consists of a hidden Warp Pipe that you can access. In that area, grab the Mini Mushroom and exit from the other pipe. Afterwards, run towards the right while avoiding the sand geysers, and you'll reach the final Star Coin.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 5

Mario in 'Dry Desert Mushrooms'.

Dry Desert Mushrooms is the title of the level and is the fifth level of the Layer-Cake Desert. This level takes place in the sky and is filled with Stone Spikes, moving platforms, and mushrooms that expand and shrink. This is one of two levels that, if completed, will allow you to access Layer-Cake Desert 6, Blooming Lakitus.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The coin is between two platforms. Jump on the top platform and as it moves, drop to the lower platform, allowing you to grab the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After the checkpoint, the coin will be above an expanding/shrinking mushroom, in between two Stone Spikes. Wait until the mushroom expands, allowing you to jump in between the two Stone Spikes and grab the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Immediately after, you'll encounter a Warp Pipe below a moving platform. Inside the next area, you'll notice the coin is suspended in the air. Use the POW block once the mushroom below expands, so you can drop the Star Coin and grab it, without the coin falling into a bottomless pit.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 6

Mario in 'Blooming Lakitus'.

Blooming Lakitus is the title of the level and is the sixth level of the Layer-Cake Desert. This level consists of Lakitus, Piranha Plants of varying sizes, and rolling hills. If you defeat a Lakitu, you can ride its cloud, accessing any possible secret areas. Completing this level will allow you to access Layer-Cake Desert - 6, Morton's Compactor Castle.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The coin is suspended in the air. Simply use the set of blocks to reach it.
  • Star Coin 2: Around the area of the POW Block, defeat a Lakitu and jump on its cloud. Ride it upwards and towards the right until you reach a Warp Pipe. In the next area, use the blocks to obtain the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end, the coin is on a rolling hill in between the Piranha Plants. Wait until there's a big enough gap among the Piranha Plants before grabbing it.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - Castle

Mario in 'Morton's Compactor Castle'.

Morton's Compactor Castle is the title of the level and is the second Castle of New Super Mario Bros. U. The entire castle takes place over a pit of lava, similar to the first castle. This particular level features blocks and platforms that movie back and forth, which can possibly crush the player if they aren't careful. The end of the level will lead to the top of the Castle, where the you will enter a cannon, shooting you onto Morton Koopa Jr's airship.

[edit] Boss Battle

The Boss Battle of this Castle is Morton Koopa Jr. He will spawn a giant Pokey and use his hammer to hit each segment of it towards you. Afterwards, you'll get an opportunity to jump on him, and then the process repeats. His attack pattern doesn't change throughout the boss fight. Hit him three times and you clear the boss fight, thus clearing the Layer-Cake Desert, allowing you to move on to either the Sparkling Waters or Frosted Glacier.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1:In the beginning, you'll see the coin over a pit of lava. Wait until the blocks shift towards each other, so you can cross the gap, grabbing the Star Coin along the way.
  • Star Coin 2: Later on, you'll encounter a Red Warp Pipe above, but you can't enter it. Instead, Wall Jump using that Warp Pipe and the wall to the right of the pipe so you can reach the top of the ceiling. Walk to the right and you'll reach a hidden Warp Pipe, leading to the next area, where you can wall jump your way to the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: After the checkpoint, you'll see the final coin over a lava pit. Wait carefully until the block in the lava come towards you. Drop on the block and use it to help nab the final Star Coin.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - Ice

Mario in 'Piranha Plants on Ice'.

Piranha Plants on Ice is the title of the level and the secret level of the Layer-Cake Desert. This level is filled with Fire Piranha Plants and ice blocks. The Piranha Plants are placed, where they are able to melt some of the ice blocks, which can hinder the player in many ways. Completing the level will allow you to skip the Sparkling Waters and Frosted Glacier Worlds, and access the Soda Jungle.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: In the beginning you'll see a Warp Pipe, where you have to quickly head inside it before the ice block above falls, closing off the pipe. The Warp Pipe will lead you to the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: After you pass the green ring, you'll see two ice blocks above you. Above those set of ice blocks is a Warp Pipe. Wall jump among those two blocks before the nearby Piranha Plant melts the ice. Enter the Warp Pipe and in the next area, wait for the Piranha Plants to melt the ice blocks surrounding the Star Coin, giving you the opportunity to grab it.
  • Star Coin 3: When you return from the area of the 2nd Star Coin, quickly jump across the series of ice blocks before the Piranha Plants melt them. At the end of the series of the floating ice blocks is the final Star Coin.

[edit] New Super Luigi U

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 1

Spike's Tumbling Desert

Spike's Tumbling Desert is the first main stage of the Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. The common enemies in this stage are the Spike's who toss spiked balls towards the player. They appear more frequent in this stage, than in any other stage in this game. Besides them, players must also avoid going into the quicksand, which will cause you to sink and lose a life, if you don't quickly jump out. Completing this stage will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - 2, Underground Grrrols and Layer-Cake Desert - 3, Piranhas in the Dark.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is above the first Spike at the beginning of the stage. Defeat it and grab the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Defeat the fifth Spike and head into the wall on the left to uncover a hidden area, where the second Star Coin is held.
  • Star Coin 3: The final Star Coin is above the Spike after the P-Switch. Hit the switch and use the Brick Blocks to grab the final coin while avoiding the Spike.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 2

Underground Grrrols

Underground Grrrols is the second main stage of the Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. This stage takes place entirely underground. The common enemies in this stage are the Grrrols of various sizes and are undefeatable, and Pokeys. Throughout the stage, are areas where pillars can crush the player, therefore players must carefully progress to the end. Completing this stage will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - Tower, Wind-Up Tower.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: After entering underground, wait for the Grrrol to defeat the Pokey on the left. Afterwards, head to the platform on the left and the first Star Coin will appear.
  • Star Coin 2: After the P Switch, quickly run between the pillars and grab the second Star Coin in plain sight before you get crushed.
  • Star Coin 3: At the end of the stage, when the platform rises, grab the final Star Coin while avoiding the giant Grrrol.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 3

Piranhas in the Dark

Piranhas in the Dark is the third main stage of the Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U and also takes place entirely underground, except there's limited light in this stage. There's a yellow Baby Yoshi in this stage, which illuminates dark areas. Players have to progress using the moving, tilted platforms while avoiding large Piranha Plants, which launch fireballs, as well as the occasional Fire Bro. Completing this stage will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - Tower, Wind-Up Tower.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is held over a large Piranha Plant. Carefully jump over the enemy, while grabbing the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: Before the flat platform, you'll see the second Star Coin on the tilted platform, but the Piranha Plant is preventing access. Defeat it with Fire Mario to gain access to it.
  • Star Coin 3: Near the end, you'll see many Piranha Plants appearing from the Warp Pipes. Defeat the Piranha Plant appearing from the Green Warp Pipe on the ceiling. Enter the pipe, and once you appear above ground, you'll see the final Star Coin above you. Jump and grab it.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - Tower

Wind-Up Tower

Wind-Up Tower is the Tower stage of the Layer-Cake Desert and the second Tower of New Super Luigi U. The players must use the screws to temporarily access stone bloacks, which they must quickly use as platforms to proceed to the next area, otherwise the blocks will recede into the wall. Near the end, players must use the screw to open a path. The players must quickly ascend on the platforms, before the path closes up, causing the player to get crushed. Players battle Boom Boom at the end, which plays out similar to New Super Mario Bros. U. Completing this stage will allow access to both Layer-Cake Desert - 4, The Walls Have Eyes and Layer-Cake Desert - 5, Stone Spike Conveyors.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: After the first screw, quickly use the stone blocks to reach the first Star Coin before it recedes back into the block.
  • Star Coin 2: Similar to the first Star Coin, after winding the screw in the 2nd area, quickly use the stone blocks to grab the second Star Coin, on the right of the 3rd stone block.
  • Star Coin 3: As with the previous two Star Coins, in the final area, after winding the screw, quickly climb and grab the final Star Coin(in the picture) on the left before it recedes into the wall.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 4

The Walls Have Eyes

The Walls Have Eyes is the fourth main stage of the Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. This stage is filled with head statues as well as large Piranha Plants. In the beginning, are an infinite amount of the head statues moving to the left, so the player must jump over them to progress. Afterwards, the player must go through an area with multiple Piranha Plants before reaching the goal. Completing this stage will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - 6, Spinning Sandstones.

[edit] Secret Exit

After the area with the three statues forming the bridge, on the next platform, before the Mini Warp Pipe, Ground Pound to reveal a hidden Warp Pipe that will blast you to the sky, leading to an area that holds the secret exit. Finding the secret exit will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - Piranha Plant, Slippery Rope Ladders.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: You'll see the first Star Coin following a head statue. You must ground pound that statue to lower it, gaining access to the coin.
  • Star Coin 2: At the area, where there are 3 head statues forming a bridge and a nearby Waddlewing flying around, ground pound the middle statue for it to sink. Afterwards, jump to reveal a hidden block holding a Beanstalk. Climb it to reach the area of the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: It's above a bottomless pit. Use the two head statues, when they are high enough, to wall jump towards the coin without falling into the pit.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 5

Stone Spike Conveyors

Stone Spike Conveyors is the fifth main stage of the Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. The stage is filled with moving platforms, some which are required to ride in order to progress. There are also Spikes, which tosses spiked balls toward the players. Near the end, players must ride the platform while avoiding the Spikes from above. Completing this stage will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - 6, Spinning Sandstones.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Defeat the Spike at the very beginning, and use the moving platform to reach the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: You'll see a set of yellow moving platforms. Ride one of them until you see a small, red mushroom platform with a Spike on it. Defeat it and jump above to reach the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Ride the final yellow platform to the end and grab the final Star Coin as you pass it. Don't jump too early, otherwise you'll won't be able to obtain it, as the coin is held over a bottomless pit.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - 6

Spinning Sandstones

Spinning Sandstones is the sixth main stage of the Layer-Cake Desert in New Super Luigi U. This stage has players using the many rolling hills to progress to the end. There are also sand geysers, some which hold Piranha Plants, which can hinder you if your jumps are mistimed. At the end consists of more Piranha Plants and a Lakitu, who will launch Spinies towards the player. Completing this stage will allow access to Layer-Cake Desert - Castle, Morton's Lava Block Castle.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: You'll see the first Star Coin above two Piranha Plants. When they blow hard enough for the green spike ball to rise up, quickly jump to grab the coin before the green spike balls block access once again.
  • Star Coin 2: After the first Star Coin, you'll reach an area with 5 sand geysers. Stand on the 4th geyser and jump to reveal a hidden block, containing a Beanstalk. Climb it to the secret room and grab the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Defeat the large Piranha Plant at the end, and walk into the wall on the right to reach the final Star Coin.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - Castle

Morton's Lava Block Castle

Morton's Lava Block Castle is the Castle stage of the Layer-Cake Desert and the second castle of New Super Luigi U. This stage mainly consists of platforms rising and sinking into the lava, so players must move carefully. As with the previous castle, the common enemies in this stage are the Dry Bones. At the end, players will encounter Morton Koopa, who's boss battle plays out similar to New Super Mario Bros. U. Completing this stage will allow access to either the Sparkling Waters or Frosted Glacier Worlds.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: It is enclosed in Brick Blocks. Carefully use the rising and falling platforms to get on top of the Brick Blocks. Then, ground pound the block to gain access to the first Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 2: The second Star Coin is partially submerged in the lava. There's a platform that rises and sinks. Stand on the platform and let it sink you towards the coin. Jump immediately after you grab the coin, so you won't come in contact with the lava.
  • Star Coin 3: Run along the last set of blocks and jump to reach the final Star Coin, above the boss door. You can use the Super Acorn as an alternative and double jump your way to the coin.

[edit] Layer-Cake Desert - Piranha Plant

Slippery Rope Ladders

Slippery Rope Ladders is the secret stage of the Layer-Cake Desert and it is in an ice setting, despite it being at a desert world. This stage is filled with many Piranha Plants of various sizes. There are ladders, which players must carefully use to progress through the stage. Also throughout the stage are slippery platforms, which can hinder the player if they are not careful. Completing this stage will allow you to skip the Sparkling Waters and Frosted Glacier Worlds, and access the Soda Jungle.

[edit] Star Coin Locations

  • Star Coin 1: Climb down the ladder and jump towards the wall on the left. Slide down until you reach the first Star Coin and immediately jump back to the ladder before you fall into the bottomless pit.
  • Star Coin 2: You'll reach an area where you must climb two ladders on the right while avoiding the fireballs that the Piranha Plants launches at you. Before making it to the top of the second ladder jump to the ladder on the left and climb it to reach the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: Immediately after that coin, you'll see the final Star Coin above surrounded by ice blocks. Let the Fire Bros use their fireballs to melt the ice. Then defeat them and grab the final Star Coin.
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