World 1: Sky Station Galaxy
Peewee Piranha's Temper Tantrum
As this is the first level, it serves as an easy tutorial into the game's basics. If things ever become confusing, simply move over to a signpost or monitor post to gain directions. To start the adventure, move left and enter the green pipe, which will take you to the other side of the planet. Here, move up the hill and spin the large crystal twice to destroy it, leaving a large opening. Enter the hole and you'll wind up back on the other side. Talk to the Luma nearby and it will become a launch star, leading to the next area.
Here, there will be yellow platforms that disappear and reappear every few seconds. Time your jumps correctly and you'll be able to safely move up and to the right. On the far right edge is a bonus area, where you can acquire free 1-ups. Enter the bonus stage warp and you'll be transported to a small battlefield, swarmed with enemies. You have a short time to defeat all of the enemies, which will reward you with several extra lives. If you run out of time, you'll be ejected from the area without penalty. Either way, proceed up to the top of the tower for another launch star and the next part of the level.
You'll arrive at a cylinder shaped area with giant vehicles rolling around its longitude. There are also different terrains on the planet: mud, which will slow you down, and dirt that has no effect on movement. Move right across the world, stepping in the dirt to maintain speed and avoid the vehicles. You'll reach another launch star that will take you to a check point and a life mushroom. This power up will increase your life meter to a total of six, however, if you take three damage your maximum health will be reduced to the normal amount. Continue ahead to reach another launch star and the level's boss, Peewee Piranha.
The boss may look intimidating, but defeating it is really quite simple. While you'll take damage from its head, the egg shell on its back is weak to your spin attacks. The best option is to wait for Peewee to make a leap attack, which will stun it for a few seconds, and move in for a spin attack. After a few hits, a short cutscene will play and Peewee will become enraged, increasing its movement speed.
The strategy remains the same, however Peewee won't make a leap attack until he has charged at least twice. Use this knowledge to your advantage and move in for a finishing blow. After defeating the boss, a Power Star will appear. Grab it to finish the level.
Storming the Sky Fleet
Right off the start you may notice that the first area is the same as in Peewee Piranha's Temper Tantrum, however several objects and enemies are changed. This is a common gameplay method throughout levels. Instead of the Goomba from the previous level, you'll encounter Chomps. These enemies are immune to your spin and jump attacks, so instead you'll have to hit the various green balloons scattered around the level. While the balloons don't hurt you, being hit by them will stun you and cause you to drop your accumulated star bits. Proceed through the green pipe on the right and it will take you to the other side of the planet.
There is a trapped Luma here, and one of the Chomps has the key. Use the green balloons to destroy the enemies and grab the key, freeing the Luma. It will turn into a launch star and take you to a new planet. Here, large Bullet Bills will be firing directly at you. However, you actually need to approach them and locate the opening in the floor ahead. Once inside you'll hit a check point. Proceed to the right over the moving platforms and you'll see a launch star guarded by two enemies. Hop on to one of the ascending platforms and jump down to the launch star to reach it safely.
The launch star will take you to the next area, where blue panels lead forward. Your goal is to walk over each blue panel to turn it yellow. Once all of the them are yellow, they will then turn green and unlock the path to the next area. Here, you'll have to activate more blue/yellow panels, but this time you're being chased by Cosmic Clones, duplicates of Mario that cannot take damage. Once turning all of the panels to green, the clones will be destroyed and a launch star to the next area will appear.
Here, move forward along the dirt to avoid the Bullet Bills on the right, take the path on the left and up the pole to reach several Piranha Plants. Kill the largest one with a good stomp to discover a key. Pick up the key and a Luma will appear on the right side, where the Bills are still firing. Return to where the Luma sits and it will award you a Power Star.
Table of Contents
- World 1
- World 2
- World 3
- World 4
- World 5
- World 6