Creator: apa649
BGM: "Underground BGM" from Super Mario World
Surface BGM: "Going Shopping in Ripple Town" from Super Mario RPG
Main Power-Up: Ice Flower
Suits: 2
Yoshis: 1
1-Ups: 1
Kelly: No
8-1 Feel the Heat
This dastardly SMW stage takes you inside a lava-flooded cave. The lava rises and falls gently at the start, and won't stop rising later on. Skull rafts help ferry you across, but that's assuming they're going the right direction. Bullet Bills and Lava Lotuses are ready to harangue you every step of the way, so stay alert!

On top of being extremely hazardous, there's a smattering of different secrets to find, if you're brave enough to search for them.

Secret SuitsEdit

8-1 Suit1

A short distance after the checkpoint, the 4th RMN coin can be found on a high ledge near the ceiling. From there, it's possible to jump on top of the level and follow it to this hidden door. Inside, a bubbled tanooki suit waits. If you take this route, you'll miss Yoshi, and the hammer suit will be tougher to get.

8-1 Suit2

The hammer suit is in the bottom left of the final cavern, where rising lava threatens to swallow it up before you can reach it. Entering from the main pipe puts you closer to the right, while the Yoshi and tanooki suit pipes enter from the furthest left. Getting to the suit in time is very tough from there, and Yoshi can't kick or spit the shell to open the big ? block. It's almost like you can only get one awesome power-up.


8-1 Ride

To find Yoshi, continue to the right at the end of the second section. The vertical pipe can be entered to reach the final section (and gives the best chance at the hammer suit), but following the level beyond reveals Yoshi and another pipe to enter.


8-1 Life

The only extra life in the stage can be found just before the checkpoint. Two flip blocks form a line pointing to the invisible block containing it, but the jump to reach it is too high for most characters. If you kick a shell or an ice block up there, you can knock the shroom free.

Other SecretsEdit

8-1 Secret1

Above the hedge on the right at the start, you can find an extra ice flower to get you started in the stage.

8-1 Secret2

Above the hedges at the end of the stage, an invisible block with a fire flower can be found here. Why exactly, no one can say for sure.

RMN CoinsEdit

  1. In the narrow passage at the end of the first section.
  2. Above a blue Paratroopa shortly into the second section.
  3. Behind three red Paratroopas after the checkpoint.
  4. Along the high path on the way to the tanooki suit.
  5. In the top-left corner of the rising lava section.