It's not as bad as it looks. Because the majority of the level expects just one skill of you: navigating with green springs. It's daunting at first, but since the majority of the level is just that one skill, you'll get good at it faster, and once you're good at it, you're basically good at the whole level, except the end which is a bit tricky but mostly requires you just remain VERY calm.
Well, that's 7-3. C-3 is basically the same, except adding glitchy Lakitus, which is a somewhat significant additional problem. Though having been through 7-3 as many times as I had been through it before getting to the C world, it was just a matter of getting the Lakitu out of the way at the right time, then playing the level like it's 7-3.
I think it definitely looks worse than it is. To see an extremely horrible level, look no further than: http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/939288-super-mario-bros-the-lost-levels/faqs/58473
And also: http://www.gamefaqs.com/wii/939288-super-mario-bros-the-lost-levels/faqs/57765
There's a red paratroopa flying up and down below a brick. You need to bounce off it up into that brick to sprout a beanstalk, while having enough momentum to land on the right so you can jump up to the beanstalk. --- I am snazzier, hot, hot rant. Warily slight as. Croak rush, OK? Weirder, almighty make out. ::)
New personal high score: 3684350 New personal best time: 54 minutes
Maaan, I was really in the zone. Only died 3 times. Once in 4-4, got nailed by bowser fire on the lone floating block near the end as fire mario, and was uncertain on what kind of momentum I'd have to correct once I regained control, overcompensated, fell off. The other two in 6-2, damned underwater levels!
I missed a few chances to nail the flagpole at the right time to get 1-ups, too. But otherwise, this seemed to be about as good as I could get without using that endless 1-up trick in 1-1 which kind of defeats the purpose of getting a highscore. >_> --- I am snazzier, hot, hot rant. Warily slight as. Croak rush, OK? Weirder, almighty make out. ::)