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    Star Coin Location Guide by RX7InfinitiIII

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    Star Coin location guide
    
    Version 1.01
    June 21, 2006
    By Ben Farrar
    Email: RX7InfinitiIII@gmail.com
    
    This guide is Copyright Ben Farrar 2006. It may be reposted on any site as long
    as the original text remains unaltered. The latest version of this guide can
    always be found at www.gamefaqs.com. All material in this guide was found by
    the author, with no help from outside sources. Due to the nature of this guide,
    I expect that contributions or other emails will be minimal; however, if there
    is something you absolutely must let me know about, feel free to email me about
    it, and if I include it in the guide, I will certainly credit you.
    
    Material in this guide can be easily found by pressing ctrl+f and searching for
    the world number you are on (~x.x~). Towers will be notated as (~x.T~) or
    (~x.T2~), castles will be notated as (~x.S~) (or ~x.W~ in the case of Bowser's
    Castle), and Ghost Houses will be notated as (~x.H~), with "x" being the number
    of the world. Lettered levels (x.A, etc.) will always appear after the final
    castle of the world.
    
    Quick note: I played this game with the classic controls (A = jump, B = dash).
    The game defaults to A/B = jump, X/Y = dash, so this may be a source of
    confusion for some. When I say "Hold B", I mean "Hold the dash button", which
    may or may not be B for you.
    
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    Version History/Submission Credits
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    1.00 - June 4, 2006 - First version of the guide. Complete.
    
    1.01 - June 21, 2006 - Revised Coin 3 section in stage 2-T, submission by Alex
           (axel_rod44@sbcglobal.net).
    
    1.02 - June 26, 2006 - Revised Coin 1 section in stage 6-B, submissions by
           stylishalastor@yahoo.com and Super Espio. Revised Coin 3 section in
           stage 3-S, submissions by navyinthemaroons@hotmail.com and Connor
           (connor6c@gmail.com). Revised Coin 2 section in stage 5-4, submission by
           navyinthemaroons@hotmail.com. Revised Coin 2 section in stage 4-4,
           submission by Ryan (TheVoidIncarnae).
    
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    World 1
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    Stage ~1.1~
    
    Coin 1: About halfway through the level, there is a pipe followed by five
            blocks hovering in the air. The coin can be clearly seen just after
            these blocks; just jump for it.
    
    Coin 2: Just before the checkpoint flag comes up, there is a pipe that you can
            go down. At the end of the cavern, the coin is hovering above the pipe
            leading back to the surface. Jump on top of the pipe, and jump for the
            coin.
    
    Coin 3: About 3/4 of the way through the level, the coin can be seen under some
            blocks. As Big Mario or Flower Mario, ground-pound the blocks and drop
            down to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~1.2~
    
    Coin 1: Near the beginning of the level, the coin can be seen in an overhang.
            From the bridge before the over hang, jump to the set of blocks nearest
            to the bridge, then the next set of blocks, then to the overhang.
    
    Coin 2: Near the middle of the level, the coin can be seen under some blocks.
            As Big Mario or Flower Mario, ground-pound the blocks to get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end of the level, there is a seesaw type of thing, with rocks
            indicating the top of the level starting on the right side. Stand on
            the left side of the seesaw until the right side is pointed at about a
            45 degree angle upwards, then run and jump so that you land above the
            top of the level on the right side. Run past the exit pipe and drop
            down to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~1.3~
    
    Coin 1: Early on in the level, there is a spinning thing that will launch you
            into the air. Jump from that, and fly to the right to get to another.
            Jump from that, and fly right to see a pink mushroom top. Landing on
            this mushroom will bounce you higher, allowing you to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: From the first coin, fly downwards, following the trail of coins. They
            will lead you directly to the second coin. Alternatively, halfway
            through the level, jump to the second coin from the mushroom on the
            right.
    
    Coin 3: Just after the flag, jump at the coin when the rising and lowering
            mushroom reaches its peak.
    
    
    Stage ~1.T~
    
    Coin 1: 1/3 of the way through the level, run across the rising and lowering
            stone and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: At the checkpoint flag, there is a cannon pipe. Launch yourself out of
            this, then hold left to slide down the left wall. Press A to wall jump
            and enter the door. Get to the coin in this room somehow; my methods
            vary each time.
    
    Coin 3: Just before the checkpoint flag, blocks with spikes can be seen sliding
            back and forth. Make your way up through this area and grab the coin on
            the way by.
    
    
    Stage ~1.4~
    
    Coin 1: 1/4 of the way through the level, hit the ? block and grab the mini
            mushroom. Go back a few steps to see a tiny pipe; go down that. The
            coin is on the right side of this area.
    
    Coin 2: A bit more than halfway through the level, there is a large walled-in
            area with a red turtle before it. Step on the turtle, then grab it by
            holding the B button; throw its shell into the walled off area, then
            when it finished bouncing around, go down the pipe. Do not collect the
            coins; instead, hit the last block before the up pipe, then hit the P
            switch. Jump up the blocks and collect the coin.
    
    Coin 3: A bit more than 3/4 of the way through the level, the coin can be seen
            under an overhang. As little Mario, hold B and dash across the hole in
            the ground, then grab the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~1.5~
    
    Coin 1: Can be seen near the beginning of the level. Press A as you bounce off
            the mushroom to grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Near the first set of hanging platforms. Standing on the left platform
            for a bit will raise the right one; however, it is possible to just
            dash-jump and get the coin without bothering to raise the right
            platform. Make sure you do not accidentally break off the left
            platform as you stand on it, however.
    
    Coin 3: A pipe is above the right platform on the third set of hanging
            platforms. This one will require you to raise the right platform; stand
            on the left one briefly, then jump to the right one once it it raised
            enough. Hold Up to enter the pipe. Jump on the mushroom above all the
            others, and make sure you stay on it. Jump to get the coin once you get
            to it.
    
    Stage ~1.S~
    
    Coin 1: More than halfway through the level, the coin can be seen between two
            rising and lowering blocks with spikes. Wall jump up the two blocks to
            get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway between the checkpoint flag and the end, the coin is over what
            appears to be just lava. However, a platform will appear below it
            briefly as the block next to it reaches its lowest point. Jump and get
            the coin at this time.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, there is a long rope. There is a pipe directly above the
            exact center of this rope. Jump and hold Up to enter the pipe. Grab the
            coin.
    
    
    Stage ~1.A~
    
    Coin 1: A third of the way through the level, just swim up and get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the first coin, swim up and enter the tube at the top. Jump
            up and get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, either swin through the crack as little Mario and get the
            coin, or double back around the other side to get it as Big or Flower
            Mario.
    
    
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    World 2
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    Stage ~2.1~
    
    Coin 1: Near the beginning, just jump and get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Near the halfway point, jump and get the coin when the rising and
            lowering platform with the cactus thing is at its peak.
    
    Coin 3: A bit after the checkpoint, jump down to the lower platform and get the
            coin.
    
    
    Stage ~2.2~
    
    Coin 1: About a quarter of the way through the level, a Lakitu should show up.
            Shoot it with a fireball and steal its cloud, then press up to rise
            to the top of the level. Fly right until you see the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, the coin is under an overhang. Ground-pound
            the blocks and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, there is a green cannon
            pipe. Hold Up as you shoot upwards to enter the yellow pipe at the top;
            shoot out of either green pipe in this new area to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~2.3~
    
    Coin 1: As you enter the level, before you go through the first stomp door,
            there is a path upwards. Walljump up to this higher area and grab the
            coin.
    
    Coin 2: In the area with the piranha plant, enter through the right flip-door
            and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: After the area with the giant piranha plant, head upwards. Head left
            and continue left past the small piranha plant. Jump upwards, then take
            the right path at the fork. Run off the edge of this path to land on a
            small platform to the right. Grab the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~2.4~
    
    Coin 1: A fifth of the way through the level, wall jump off the wall when the
            piranha plant isn't out and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: In the water area, swim under the ground on the right side, taking care
            not to go too low and drown. Go down the red pipe in the new area. Swim
            across and go up the next red pipe. Walk across the new area without
            hitting the switch and get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end, between two rows of blocks. Just grab it.
    
    
    Stage ~2.T~
    
    Coin 1: At the bottom of the orbit of the fifth platform-moving thing, you can
            jump down onto the floor. Run to the right until you can grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: At the top of the orbit of the fourth platform-moving thing, there is
            a way up visible on the left side. Jump over to there and walljump
            upwards to the door. Go through the door. Walljump continuously in the
            yellow-blocked thing until you get to a point where you can drop out.
            Quickly jump up the platforms until you can jump on top of the moving
            yellow-block thing. Jump for the coin from there.
    
    Coin 3: At the end of the level, before entering the final red pipe, hit the
            block to activate the rotating blocks. Backtrack to the left edge of
            the platform to find a third rotating block; jump on that to get up to
            a step on the left. Walljump off the left wall to get the coin. (For
            some reason, I had quite a bit of trouble with this method my second
            time; however, I can assure you that it works. Just retry until you
            jump high enough.)
    
            Alex (axel_rod44@sbcglobal.net) points out an easier way to get this
            coin: "On your guide for the star coin locations you left something out
            on world 2 tower. You have the location of the star correct, but there
            is a better way get it. Once you hit the block that brings up the
            revolving red blocks jump on to the second one and wall jump in between
            the wall and the red pipe untill you hit a other red block. Then jump
            on to the third revolving block and you'll see few more revolving
            blocks that make it way easier to get the block. This can all be done
            with any size mario (execpt mega mario) but it is easiest with tiny
            mario." After testing this method, it is indeed easier. Thanks, Alex!
    
    
    Stage ~2.5~
    
    Coin 1: Very close to the beginning of the level; stand on top of the bouncing
            thing with three blocks on top of it, and wait for it to jump. At the
            peak of its jump, jump off and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: After the checkpoint, there are many coins floating in the air. Do not
            collect them. After the second fire thing, there are three floating
            blocks. Hitting the middle one will make a P switch come out. Jump up
            on top of the blocks using the jumping thing as a launch pad, then hit
            the switch. Follow the blocks to the left to grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Fall into the sand waterfall right at the end before the yellow pipe.
            Keep jumping to stay afloat, and work your way right. You can jump out
            of the sand waterfall at the metal block. Exit to the right. Do not
            jump in this next area, as you may accidentally jump out of the area.
            Instead, fall down the blocks, eventually getting to the underground
            cavern. Jump on top of the jumping thing, and let him carry you to the
            coin. Jump to reach it if you have to.
    
    
    Stage ~2.6~
    
    Coin 1: A third of the way through the level, just jump and grab the coin. Jump
            from the rising platform if you need to, but it isn't necessary.
    
    Coin 2: Two thirds of the way through the level, just jump and grab the coin.
            Jump from the secondary platform if you need to, but it isn't
            necessary.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end of the level, just jump and grab the coin. Jump from
            the platform with the piranha plant on it if you need to, but it isn't
            necessary.
    
    
    Stage ~2.S~
    
    Coin 1: A bit before halfway through the level, walljump up to the overhang
            where the coin can be seen, and dash to get past the rolling spiked
            ball. Grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Just after you get aboveground, the coin can be seen in an overhang.
            Hold A as you land on top of a bullet shot at you and you will be
            launched upwards; hold left to fall into the overhang.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, use the rope above the HUGE spiked ball to jump onto the
            overhang with two ? blocks. The ? block on the right will yield a mini
            mushroom. As mini Mario, jump over the pit, then go through the
            staircase and grab the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~2.A~
    
    Coin 1: Near the beginning of the level, you can see the coin underneath the
            log. Backtrack a bit until you see a way down; just follow below the
            normal path until you can jump and get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin can be seen
            floating under a log. Launch upwards and fly below the log to grab the
            coin.
    
    Coin 3: Launch from the pad nearest to the pipes at the end, and spin down near
            the pipes, avoiding the logs. Land on the koopa to lauch yourself up,
            and enter the yellow pipe. Jump up and grab the coin.
    
    
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    World 3
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    Stage ~3.1~
    
    Coin 1: After the checkpoint, there are pipes blowing bubbles upwards. The
            second set of pipes is a red followed by two greens; enter the first
            green pipe (the middle pipe of the set) and swim across the cavern to
            get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: About two thirds of the way through the level, the coin can be seen at
            the top, between two bubble-blowing pipes. Swim up and get it, but
            beware the purple fish that will swim after you.
    
    Coin 3: About three quarters of the way through the level, there is a P switch.
            Hit the switch and immediately swim right; the coin is easily grabbable
            at this point.
    
    
    Stage ~3.2~
    
    Coin 1: Just after the checkpoint, go down the yellow pipe. Jump to reach the
            coin as the mushroom reaches its peak.
    
    Coin 2: After the checkpoint, continue across two sets of connected platforms;
            jumping off the second platform of the second set towards the right
            will have you land on the coin's platform.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end of the level, you will see the coin at the top of the
            screen. Launch off the Paratroopa (hold A while jumping on it) to get
            the coin. (You can also be able to get it just by jumping; this is just
            a bit more difficult.)
    
    
    Stage ~3.T~
    
    Coin 1: After shooting out of the middle cannon, drop back down to the lowest
            grating. Climb up the left side this time, to the platform at the top.
            Walljump off the left side to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Get to the front side of the grating through any door; the coin is
            clearly visible on the left side near the top of the first room.
    
    Coin 3: Break through the blocks on the right side of the first room and work
            your way to the top. Through the door is a switch and grating; hit the
            switch and climb to the top quickly, as the red blocks will eventually
            disappear. The coin is at the top of the room.
    
    
    Stage ~3.3~
    
    Coin 1: Halfway through the level, drop down near the switch that turns off the
            bubble-blowing pipes. The coin is directly to the left.
    
    Coin 2: In the area with seven pipes all in a row, go down the third one. This
            will open into a large cave area; the coin is all the way down and to
            the right.
    
    Coin 3: Near the exit pipe, head down past all the bubble-blowing pipes. The
            coin is at the bottom.
    
    
    Stage ~3.H~
    
    Coin 1: Near the second stair-raising switch, there is a door. Enter. The coin
            must be grabbed by launching off the back of a pumpkin-thing.
    
    Coin 2: Hit the second stair-raising switch, then climb the staircase. Jump
            left to the other staircase; climb it and fall down the other side. The
            coin is right there.
    
    Coin 3: After entering the door opened by the third stair-raising switch, jump
            to the left on top of the blocks. Then jump up the platforms until you
            see a lottery block. Jump when it highlights the shell. Then raise the
            stairs in this area. When you reach the top, dash holding B to slide
            using your shell. This will break the blocks at the top, allowing you
            to reach the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~3.S~
    
    Coin 1: A quarter of the way into the level, the coin can be seen below a
            platform. Drop down to get the coin, avoiding the spiked thing.
    
    Coin 2: When you see the rope near the big Thwomp, jump off to the left. Run
            left, and when you reach what seems to be a dead end, jump up and left
            to get on top of the level. Run left until you can drop down onto the
            coin.
    
    Coin 3: At the end of the level, go under the overhang as little Mario. Swim
            and jump onto the platform, then walljump to get the coin. This would
            be MUCH easier as mini Mario, but there is no spawn point in this
            level, so it is not required. However, it is indeed quite difficult as
            little Mario, and the checkpoint is a ways back, so I would suggest
            getting a mini mushroom from some other level (2-S perhaps) so that you
            can be mini here.
    
            navyinthemaroons@hotmail.com simplifies this method: "For the 3rd star
            coin on stage 3-S, you don't need to be little Mario, you can just do a
            dash-and-squat type thing, and you don't need to wall jump either, just
            hold the dash button while you jump and you'll get up there." Both
            true, and they should make it easier to get the coin without dying.
            Thanks, NITM! Connor (connor6c@gmail.com) also submitted this method,
            but was beaten to the punch by NITM by 4 days. Ouch.
    
    
    Stage ~3.A~
    
    Coin 1: Just after the checkpoint, dive underwater and let the spidery thing
            bust all the blocks for you, allowing you to swim to the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Two-thirds of the way through the level, the coin can be seen floating
            above a barrel. Launch off the Koopa's back and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: As mini Mario, go through the pipe four-fifths of the way through
            the level at the top of the screen. Run across the water and jump to
            get the coin. (There is a mini mushroom earlier in the level,
            underwater.)
    
    
    Stage ~3.B~
    
    Coin 1: Halfway through the level, at the big conglomeration of pipes, go down
            the red one in the middle that is very low on the screen. Head right,
            then go up the first red pipe you see. The coin is right above you.
    
    Coin 2: Right at the checkpoint, the coin can be seen in a boxed-in area at the
            top of the screen. Go back to the first pipe you can stand on top of
            before this box; walljump on the pipes to get above the red one. You
            should get into the box and get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Easily seen, near the end; just drop down and get it, avoiding the
            piranha plants.
    
    
    Stage ~3.C~
    
    Coin 1: Seen a quarter of the way through the level, below some falling logs.
            Simply drop down and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Seen under a log that does not fall, halfway through the level. Swim
            under the outcropping and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Just after coin 2, halfway through the level, there is a P switch. Hit
            the switch and quickly run right; jump up into the red pipe. This will
            drop you down directly onto the coin.
    
    
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    World 4
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    Stage ~4.1~
    
    Coin 1: About one third of the way through the level, the coin can be seen
            floating above two spiders. Launch off the second spider to get the
            coin.
    
    Coin 2: Soon after the checkpoint, the coin can be seen floating above another
            spider. Launch off the spider to get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end of the level, the coin can be seen between two spiders and
            under a set of blocks. Kill one spider, then grab the coin, being
            careful not to stand on any one block for too long, as they will drop
            into the acid.
    
    
    Stage ~4.2~
    
    Coin 1: A bit more than a third of the way through the level, the coin can be
            seen above a block. Wall jumping off the wall to the left of the coin
            will put you high enough to get it.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the checkpoint, the second coin can be seen below a bendy
            mushroom. Slide down the side of the mushroom as it bends to get the
            coin, but be sure to jump off before you fall.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, there will be and end to the mushrooms, and solid ground
            will pop up. There will be a block on the ground; do not hit it.
            Instead, go past the ground and jump back into the hollowed-out area
            underneath it. Jump into the block from underneath to activate a vine.
            Climb the vine and proceed, hitting another block to create another
            vine. Jump at the top to reach the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~4.3~
    
    Coin 1: One quarter of the way through the level, the coin can easily be seen
            under and outcropping. Swim quickly past the overhang and double back
            to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the checkpoint, the coin is at the bottom of the screen.
            Drop down and get it.
    
    Coin 3: Two thirds of the way through the level, hit the ? switch at the top of
            the screen, then swim quickly down to the last green pipe at the bottom
            of the screen. The coin is in this area, easy to get.
    
    
    Stage ~4.T~
    
    Coin 1: Two-fifths of the way through the level, the coin is on the left, on
            the back of some grating. You will have to run to the left from the
            right past a rising and falling stone.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, the coin is above some grating on the right
            side surrounded by electric ball things. Just jump up and get it.
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin is on the right
            side above a moving stone. Jump up and get it.
    
    
    Stage ~4.4~
    
    Coin 1: Two-fifths of the way through the level, the coin is visible below an
            overhang. Slide down the left wall and walljump into the hollowed-out
            area to grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the checkpoint, there are two blocks and a way up. Walljump
            up through this area, then look left. There should be a caterpillar and
            two blocks in a lower area. The coin is up and to the left, at the very
            top of this area; it can be reached by running and jumping onto these
            two blocks, then jumping and walljumping to reach the coin.
    
            Ryan (TheVoidIncarnae on GameFAQs) notes an easier method: "Immediately
            to the left of the two blocks you mention, there is an invisible block
            that grows a vine when you hit it from below.  Climb the vine up to
            easily reach the coin." Works perfectly. Thanks, Ryan!
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin can be seen below
            a cliff. Slide down the cliff to get the coin, then walljump to safety.
    
    
    Stage ~4.H~
    
    Coin 1: Enter the first door you see and hit the ? switch. Stand on top of one
            of the blocks until it goes up. The resulting placement will put you
            directly to the left of the first coin.
    
    Coin 2: In the room where the red switch is all the way on the left and pushing
            it causes two long, tall pillars of red blocks to appear, walljump up
            these blocks into the area overhead. The coin is just overhead.
    
    Coin 3: As mini Mario, in the same room as Coin 2, jump on top of the pipe
            instead of into it; walljump off the pipe as high as you can jump, and
            land on the platform across the gap to the right. Walljump up this area
            and get the coin. (Becoming mini Mario is an issue in this case; I
            suggest getting the mini mushroom from stage 2-S and simply being mini
            all throughout this stage.)
    
    
    Stage ~4.5~
    
    Coin 1: Just after the checkpoint, the coin can be seen under some unbreakable
            blocks. Step on a bob-omb, then grab it with B and throw it as you
            would a koopa shell, so that it lands near the coin. Once the blast
            breaks the blocks, walk in and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: At the second drawbridge area, the coin can be seen at the top of the
            screen. Jump and hit the block below the bob-omb; it will explode and
            break the blocks underneath it, allowing you to jump up and grab the
            coin.
    
    Coin 3: About 3/4 of the way through the level, there will be a drawbridge and
            a pipe beneath it, and a pipe at the top with bob-ombs coming out. You
            must blast the blocks on top of the pipe below the drawbridge with a
            bob-omb, then go down the pipe. In the new area, blast your way through
            to the coin using the bob-ombs; there is no set pattern to follow.
    
    
    Stage ~4.6~
    
    Coin 1: About one quarter of the way through the level, there is a floating
            island of sorts. The coin is sitting right on top of this island.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the checkpoint, there is an island with a P switch. Hit this
            switch, then jump directly right to grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: After a section of pipes with piranha plants, there is a red switch.
            Hit this switch by jumping off the Plesiosaur's head; jump then to the
            pipe to the right that the red blocks appeared under. Enter the pipe
            and proceed; the coin is just down the hill.
    
    
    Stage ~4.S~
    
    Coin 1: The third swinging platform leads to solid ground with an overhang; the
            coin lies on the overhang. Jump when the swinging platform reaches its
            peak to land on the overhang and get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Almost halfway through the level is a huge Thwomp. Let him break all
            three layers of blocks, then drop down below him when he rises back up.
            The coin is down in this recessed area.
    
    Coin 3: Just after the checkpoint is a swinging platform with the coin under
            it. Drop off the platform when it is all the way to one side, collect
            the coin, then jump back on the platform.
    
    
    Stage ~4.A~
    
    Coin 1: Soon after the first checkpoint, the coin is visible above a movable
            platform. Simply jump up to get it.
    
    Coin 2: About halfway through the level, a vine can be seen barely hanging from
            the top of the screen. Launch from a Paratroopa to get there; then
            swing to the right and go into the pipe. Hit the P switch on top of the
            blocks in this new area, then drop down to collect the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Just before the pipe leading to the surface, there are three pipes that
            go into the acid: two green and a yellow. Drop down into the lowest
            green pipe. The coin is easy to see in this new area.
    
    
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    World 5
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    Stage ~5.1~
    
    Coin 1: Two-fifths of the way through the level, the coin can be seen high up
            near a tree. Jump from the ? block near the tree to reach the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the checkpoint, the coin can be seen above a snow pit. Jump
            from the floating ? block or launch from the Paratroopa to get to the
            coin.
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin can be seen near a
            snowball-throwing penguin. Hit the block below it 3 times to make it
            grow, then jump from the top of this pillar to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~5.2~
    
    Coin 1: In the section a quarter of the way through with many piranha plants,
            the coin is in an alcove above the path with blocks covering it. You
            must be Big Mario or Flower Mario to break the blocks, but it is
            otherwise easy to get.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the piranha plant section, a yellow pipe and a red pipe can
            be seen at the top of the screen. Walljump off the adjacent blocks and
            enter the yellow pipe. The coin is across the new area; you can
            walljump to get it.
    
    Coin 3: Almost halfway through, the coin can be seen high on the screen. Jump
            on the springpad to get high enough; just make sure you do not hit the
            shelled things.
    
    
    Stage ~5.T~
    
    Coin 1: Right near the beginning, this coin is impossible to miss. Just grab it
            as the elevator moves up.
    
    Coin 2: Again, impossible to miss. Halfway through the course, the elevator
            brings you right to it.
    
    Coin 3: Three-quarters of the way through, on the right side of the screen.
            Just about as impossible to miss as the previous two.
    
    
    Stage ~5.3~
    
    Coin 1: About one third of the way through the level, there is a floating bunch
            of ice blocks. Jump on top of this, then off the right side; the coin
            is readily visible.
    
    Coin 2: As Big or Flower Mario, find the point just after the checkpoint,
            but on the bottom level, where a little Mario could just fit beneath
            a huge cliff of ice. Run up to this point and crouch and slide so that
            you continue along in the tiny crevice. When you reach the end, break
            the blocks above you and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Just after the checkpoint, down the slope, there is an assembly of
            blocks, with three on the bottom and one on the top. Hit the top block
            from underneath to create a vine. Climb this vine and continue along
            the ice islands. Near the end, there will be a trail of coins leading
            down into the ice. Slide down the right side of this trail, then wall
            jump to the left to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~5.H~
    
    Coin 1: When you come to a place where the boxing glove thing breaks through a
            4-block high wall with a 2-block high wall right below it, let him go
            past, then stand behind him so he doubles back. He will break through
            the 2-block high wall for you. Stomp him or whatever at this point. Go
            down the stairs to the right and look up; there should be a way up.
            Walljump up this area until you get to the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Right after Coin 1, go out, up and right, then up and left. You should
            see a door up and to the left. Jump from the top part of the stairs to
            this door. Go in, and immediately jump up to the coin and then exit to
            avoid the boxing glove things. To get up there, you must jump to the
            top of the first set of blocks, then walljump off the third set the get
            high enough.
    
    Coin 3: Continue up and right from Coin 2, then go up and left. Three blocks
            should be hanging horizontally in midair. Jump on top of them, then
            jump up again to reveal three more blocks. Get up to the second set,
            go to the middle block, crouch, and jump while crouching. This will
            activate a vine. Follow the vine up and enter the door. Wait for the
            elevator to drop out from under you faster than you fall, then make
            your way to the right side of the shaft. As the elevator rockets up,
            keep pushing right until you fall into a recessed area. The coin is
            all the way over to the right.
    
    
    Stage ~5.4~
    
    Coin 1: Halfway through the map, there is an overhang with the coin on it; jump
            from the nearest mushroom to get to it.
    
    Coin 2: If you are mini Mario, you can simply proceed through the crack next to
            Coin 1; if not, you will have to circle around and dash back to get it
            before it goes offscreen.
    
            navyinthemaroons@hotmail.com shows an easier method: "On stage 5-4, you
            can still get the coin when it's offscreen by shooting the koopa shell
            in that direction." There is indeed a Koopa right after the coin, and
            this method is quicker and easier than running back for it. Thanks,
            NITM!
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin is below a small
            platform. The best way to get the coin is to jump quickly from the
            platform above it to the mushroom to the left of it, then to the coin
            itself without allowing the mushroom to rise.
    
    
    Stage ~5.S~
    
    Coin 1: About one sixth of the way through the map, the coin is visible on a
            platform near the bottom of the screen. The best way to get it is to
            wait for the piranha plant to settle, then shoot it with a fireball,
            then jump down and get the coin. However, it is also possible to run
            and grab the coin before the piranha plant gets there, escaping to the
            right.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, the coin can be seen in an overhang. Wait
            for a spring pad to come along down the conveyor belt, then launch
            yourself up onto the overhang and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, there is a ? block with a
            break in the ice above it. From the slightly higher ground to the
            right, jump onto this block, then jump up on top of the level, using a
            wall jump for the final push. This is difficult, but possible; if you
            are having excessive difficulty, it is easier as mini Mario. Run to the
            right and drop down to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~5.A~
    
    Coin 1: Just after the checkpoint, look down for another mushroom to jump to.
            Go there, and jump to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: A third of the way between the checkpoint and the end, there is a lone
            block just sitting in midair. Hit it from below to create a vine. Climb
            up the vine, then hit the P switch and launch from the spinner. Land
            on the blocks and jump for the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, the coin is visible below the mushrooms. Just drop down
            to the mushroom below them carefully to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~5.B~
    
    Coin 1: Halfway through the level, there is a coin below an overhang. Go past
            the overhang, then double back to grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: The coin can be seen right after the checkpoint; however, you must go
            to the end of the row to find how to get up. A P switch is present at
            the right end of the row; hit the switch, then carefully but quickly
            make your way left to get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, when you reach a fork, go down; the coin is at the bottom
            of this "staircase".
    
    
    Stage ~5.C~
    
    Coin 1: At the second boxing glove guy, jump over him and head back the way he
            came; do not kill him. As he follows you, he will break into the box
            where the coin is held. You can then easily go grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, at the rising and falling platforms, there
            is an overhang after the falling platforms. Get off the platform below
            the overhang, and immediately stomp on the shell that slides at you,
            then grab it with B. Throw the shell off the side of the ground towards
            the coin, and the coin will activate as if you had hit it. COIN GET!
    
    Coin 3: This one took me ages to find. Right after the checkpoint, a boxing
            glove guy will come down a set of "stairs" after you. Fireball or stomp
            him. Then jump up onto the set of four blocks above you. Destroy the
            fourth block ON THE TOP OF THE LEVEL from the break at left. Then hit
            the last block on the set of four you're standing on from underneath.
            This will create a vine that you should now climb. Beware of the boxing
            glove guy; stay above him. Once you're on the same platform as the P
            switch, wait for him to go to your right, then hit the switch. Run left
            as fast as you can, and wait for him to follow and destroy the blocks.
            Now you can fireball him or whatever and grab the coin.
    
    
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    World 6
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    Stage ~6.1~
    
    Coin 1: A third of the way through the level, just after the whole first
            section of ledges, there is a section that you can jump to up hanging
            from what seems like nothing. From here you can jump up the wall and
            walljump to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Right at the checkpoint, if you look left and up, there is a hollowed-
            out area above you. Jump there, and the coin is visible.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, drop down below the ledge to grab the coin. Simple.
    
    
    Stage ~6.2~
    
    Coin 1: About one fifth of the way into the level, there is a ? block with a
            palm tree in the background to its right. One square to the right of
            and three or four squares above this block is a secret block; it is
            just above water level, so you can bump it out that way. Just to the
            right of that block is another secret block, this one with a vine.
            Climb the vine and hit the block for a P switch. Jump carefully but
            quickly across the floating ? blocks, then across the blocks and
            finally get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, the coin is readily visible at the top of a
            cavern. Just jump up and grab it when the water level goes up.
    
    Coin 3: Past the checkpoint, the coin is visible under an overhang. Being
            careful of the numerous spiny guys, double back under the overhang and
            grab the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~6.T~
    
    Coin 1: A quarter of the way up the tower, the coin is all the way to the left
            in the path of a spiky pillar. Run to get it, then crouch down in the
            recess underneath for safety.
    
    Coin 2: Near the top of the tower, the coin is unmissable. It is at the left
            in the path of a spiky pillar; jump up to the top level to safety, then
            drop back down to get it once the pillar has receded.
    
    Coin 3: Right before the door, there is a Dry Bones; stomp him, then run and
            leap from the platform with the door on it to the opposite wall.
            Continue walljumping back and forth between the two walls (this may
            take a while) until you get up to the new platform. Even if it doesn't
            look like you're making any headway on the jumping, you are, just very
            little each time. Once you get to the new platform, enter the pipe.
            Jump quickly to the center platform and crouch so that the pillars
            don't hit you. Jump to the coin, then back to the center platform and
            crouch. Jump back to the pipe and you're safe.
    
    
    Stage ~6.3~
    
    Coin 1: Right at the beginning, jump on top of the bouncing ? block, wait for
            it to carry you upwards, then jump for the coin.
    
    Coin 2: In the section with all the pipes, go down the second green one from
            the left. The coin is right there.
    
    Coin 3: After the second cavern, there should be a spinning ? block with spikes
            on one side; activate it, then go to the right of it. You will need to
            run left, jump onto it, and then jump off it, all while dashing, to get
            the right momentum to carry you over the large green pipe. Once you get
            over it, just jump for the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~6.4~
    
    Coin 1: Right at the beginning, after passing the first fire swirl, walljump
            to the cavity above you; the coin is right up here.
    
    Coin 2: Two thirds of the way through the level, the coin is simply on a
            floating island just before the checkpoint. Jump over to the left from
            the checkpoint and grab it.
    
    Coin 3: When at the huge series of ledges, after going through the pipe after
            the checkpoint, go as far up as possible, then through the pipe; the
            coin is at the far right of this cavern.
    
    
    Stage ~6.T2~
    
    Coin 1: One quarter of the way through the level, the coin is all the way to
            the right, up against some spikes.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin is in the middle
            of a complex floating island. As Big or Flower Mario, ride the
            conveyor belt to the blocks, then smash them. Jump up and grab the
            coin.
    
    Coin 3: Just below the door to the end, the coin is at the opposite end of a
            rope. Just climb over and get it.
    
    
    Stage ~6.5~
    
    Coin 1: One fifth of the way through the level, the coin is clearly visible
            right at the top. Just beware of the green fish that appear as you get
            it.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, go up the yellow pipe at
            the top of the screen. The coin is visible in this room; just beware of
            the 6 or 7 green fish.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, when you see a whirlpool with blocks surrounding its
            base, allow yourself to be sucked in. The coin is right in this new
            area.
    
    
    Stage ~6.6~
    
    Coin 1: Way over to the left near the top of the first area lies the coin. Spin
            down through the long pillar of blocks next to it to reveal a P switch;
            hit this switch and go collect the coin.
    
    Coin 2: On top of the chain chomp's post at the very left-top of the field;
            spin up to the platform, then grab it, trying to avoid the chain chomp.
            No tricks here.
    
    Coin 3: At the bottom right of the area past the checkpoint, get on the spinner
            at the bottom left. This will allow you to fly to the spinner in the
            center via the huge block in the center. Pop out of the center spinner
            and land on the paratroopa; this will launch you up into the P switch.
            Now, still spinning, land on the koopa on the ground; this will launch
            you up so that you can enter the green pipe that you normally wouldn't
            be able to reach. In the new area, spin up, then slide down the pipes,
            starting with the right, but switching to the left via wall jump when
            necessary. The star coin is along the left pipe.
    
    
    Stage ~6.S~
    
    Coin 1: A third of the way through the level, the coin is over lava, and
            appears to be unreachable, but you can grab a koopa shell and throw it
            at the coin to get it. Quite simple.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, the coin is in a three-sided box; drop down
            onto the moving platform and let it take you to the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Right after the checkpoint, there is a segment with two paths: one on
            the bottom, with little other than a moving platform and lava; and one
            on the top, with a moving platform and a koopa. Right after these paths
            are two vertical stone pillars that smash together. You must run along
            the top path, timing your jumps so that you land on top of the top
            crushing stone pillar. Run across the top of the level and drop down
            into the recess to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~6.A~
    
    Coin 1: Launch out of the first cyclone and fly right. The coin is right there.
    
    Coin 2: This one took me ages to figure out as well. Just below the first coin
            and a bit to the right, about a quarter of the way into the level,
            there is a sand waterfall. It is very skinny; about 2 blocks wide. Let
            yourself be sucked into this. Slide down the left wall of this new area
            and simply walljump up to the coin.
    
    Coin 3: A bit more than halfway between the checkpoint and the end, there is a
            set of pipes. One set, green and yellow, is set lower than the others.
            Go down this yellow pipe. In the new area, jump over the giant piranha
            plant, and grab the coin as you go by.
    
    
    Stage ~6.B~
    
    Coin 1: About a fifth of the way into the level, the coin is clearly visible
            below a moving pole. Get at the end of the pole and swing it back and
            forth as you reach the bottom of the pole's orbit. Eventually, with the
            correct timing, you should reach the coin.
    
            An alternative and easier way to get this coin, as suggested by
            stylishalastor@yahoo.com: "Hi, I'm using your FAQ on GameFAQs to help
            me in my New Super Mario Bros. game, and in World 6-B I was trying to
            get coin 1, and I noticed you could throw the red koopa shel downl on
            the slope down at the coin, and it would get it a lot easier. Thought
            you might want to add that to your FAQ, Thanks." This is indeed much
            more simple. Thanks, SA! Super Espio also found this method and sent it
            to me a mere 20 hours and 21 minutes after SA's came in. I believe this
            calls for... MOOOOORTAAAAAL KOOOOOMBAAAAAAT!!
    
    Coin 2: Two-fifths of the way into the level, after shooting out of a cannon,
            the coin should be visible up and to the left. Launch off the back of
            the oh-so-conveniently-placed paratroopa to get to the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Near the end, there are two circular-orbit moving poles next to each
            other. On the second one, swing up and right as far as possible, then
            jump off onto the overhang. Crouch immediately to slide under the
            crag and grab the coin.
    
    
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    World 7
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    Stage ~7.1~
    
    Coin 1: If you stay on the second moving platform past the dropoff point, it
            doubles back, allowing you to jump up and get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: In the area about a third of the way through where there are quite a
            few moving platforms, a winged ? block will fly by. Jump on top of it
            without activiating it. It will carry you to a new pipe. Enter. Follow
            the moving poles upwards, and at the top there is the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Past the checkpoint, jumping on the top moving platform will bring you
            directly past the second coin. Just jump up and grab it.
    
    
    Stage ~7.H~
    
    Coin 1: Enter the mid-left door of the five; the coin is right above the wavy
            pool of goo.
    
    Coin 2: Enter the top door of the five; Stomp down on the left side of the goo
            multiple times to reach the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Enter the bottom right door of five, hit where the hands are pointing,
            flip the switch, and climb up to the next room. Hit the P switch above
            your head, then run right as fast as possible. You must get up to the
            second tier at the right side. Run right from there, and grab the coin
            at the end of the area.
    
    
    Stage ~7.2~
    
    Coin 1: A quarter of the way in on the right side of the screen. You must be
            Big Mario or Flower Mario to break the blocks; otherwise unmissable.
    
    Coin 2: About two-thirds of the way up; throw a koopa shell into the cage on
            the left side, and it will work its way down to the coin on the right
            side.
    
    Coin 3: Near the top; work left, avoiding the paratroopas, then grab the coin.
            Work right immediately to make it out in time.
    
    
    Stage ~7.3~
    
    Coin 1: A third of the way into the level, the coin can be seen above a
            platform at the top of the screen with a boomerang guy on it. Dash and
            jump to get up there, then grab the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Near to the end, the coin can be seen on a platform near the top of the
            screen. Dash and jump or launch yourself from a paratroopa to get up
            there, then grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Right at the end, after you go through the end pipe, there is a
            staircase of blocks going down. Ground-pound the first block to make a
            vine appear, then pound the second block to get to it. Climb down.
            From here, just jump to the right to get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~7.T~
    
    Coin 1: Soon after you enter the first red pipe, the coin can be seen sitting
            in an alcove. Go up above it and simply drop down onto it.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin can be seen in an
            alcove on the right side of the screen. Drop from stone pillar to stone
            pillar until you get over there.
    
    Coin 3: The coin can be seen directly to the right of the exit door. Just jump
            over and grab it when all the blocks recede.
    
    
    Stage ~7.4~
    
    Coin 1: At the beginning, run all the way to the right and spin off the
            rightmost spinner. The coin is directly above you; just spin up again
            and fly over to get it.
    
    Coin 2: The coin can be seen on a mushroom to the right about a quarter of the
            way through the level. Just fly over and get it.
    
    Coin 3: Soon after the checkpoint, near the top of the area, the coin can be
            seen floating in midair. Spin and bounce off the pink mushroom to get
            it.
    
    
    Stage ~7.5~
    
    Coin 1: One fifth of the way into the level, the coin can be seen at the top
            of the screen. Go past its box, then launch yourself from a bullet to
            reach the coin.
    
    Coin 2: As mini Mario, find the tiny pipe leading down about a third of the
            way through the level. Stomp a bob-omb and kick it at the block
            covering the pipe to clear the way. Go down the pipe. The coin can be
            seen directly to the right of where you come down. However, you can't
            get to it yet. Over to the right there is a ? block that yields a mega
            mushroom; take it and become Giant Mario. Walk over to the left, and
            push the pipe blocking the coin over to the right. Drop down and get
            the coin.
    
    Coin 3: The coin can be seen near the end of the level between two bullet
            shooting guys. Just drop down and grab it.
    
    
    Stage ~7.6~
    
    Coin 1: Just after the checkpoint, there are two rows of blocks. Break the
            middle block in the top row, then hit the middle block in the bottom
            row from underneath to activate a vine. Climb up the vine and jump on
            the mushroom. It will carry you to the coin; just jump up and grab it.
    
    Coin 2: Soon after the checkpoint, the coin can be seen in an alcove. Drop
            down below it, then jump up into the area to get it.
    
    Coin 3: A third of the way between the checkpoint and the end, there is a
            yellow pipe next to a green pipe. Go down the yellow pipe, and launch
            across the three paratroopas to the right. Go up the red pipe and the
            coin is right there.
    
    
    Stage ~7.7~
    
    Coin 1: On the first rotating platform, the coin is near the bottom. Just wait
            at the end of the movement to dip down to the coin, then jump off.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway through the level, the coin is below some falling blocks. Stand
            on one of the blocks and wait for it to fall down to the coin, then
            jump back up.
    
    Coin 3: Just after the checkpoint, the coin can be seen up and to the left.
            Jump from the top of the "pyramid" of falling blocks at get to it.
    
    
    Stage ~7.S~
    
    Coin 1: A quarter of the way through the level, the coin can be seen above and
            to the left of the orbit of the green blocks. Jump from the green
            blocks to get the coin, then hold left to land back on the blocks.
    
    Coin 2: Down at the bottom of the screen a bit past the checkpoint. Drop down
            onto it as the green blocks move left, then jump back up onto the
            green blocks as they move back to the right.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end. As the green blocks fall at the end, fall with the
            last one until you can jump off and grab the coin as you go by.
    
    
    Stage ~7.A~
    
    Coin 1: In the first area inside, there is a row of purple blocks. Go below and
            to the right of these blocks and jump up to activate a row of three
            secret blocks. Now jump up onto the purple blocks and enter the pipe to
            the right. The coin is right there.
    
    Coin 2: In the second "area", there is a cannon on the right sidethat will
            shoot you straight up. As you begin to fall back down, slide down the
            right wall. Walljump to the left when you see an opening in the pipe
            on the left, then enter the pipe from below. You will be deposited next
            to the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, there is a ? block that
            yields a mini mushroom. Grab it to become mini Mario, then go all the
            way left. Walljump up the tiny crevice all the way to the left between
            two pipes and you will see a mini pipe. Enter. The coin is directly
            to your right.
    
    
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    World 8
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    Stage ~8.1~
    
    Coin 1: A bit before halfway through, a ? block is visible near the bottom of
            the screen with two regular blocks below it. Activate the ? block from
            below to create a spring pad. Grab the pad and bring it to the two
            regular blocks further right. Jump off it there to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Halfway between the checkpoint and the end, the coin is clearly visible
            at the top of the screen. Launch off a bullet to get to it.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end, the coin is visible at the bottom of the screen.
            Simply drop down to get it, avoiding the giant bullet.
    
    
    Stage ~8.2~
    
    Coin 1: About halfway through, where you are stomping through blocks, stay to
            the right on the third set of blocks. Stomping through the fifth row
            from the right will have you land directly on the coin.
    
    Coin 2: Just after the checkpoint, hit the ? switch to make the water rise, and
            the coin is at the top of this chamber. You will have to launch off one
            of the bomb-dropping spiders to get up to it.
    
    Coin 3: Just before the end, there is an area where a ? switch will raise the
            water level, and there are two ways up, separated by a long stone
            pillar hanging from the ceiling. Go up the right path; the coin is at
            the top.
    
    
    Stage ~8.T~
    
    Coin 1: Right at the beginning, stay to the left and go up. The coin is right
            in an alcove that you can easily jump to.
    
    Coin 2: Just before the checkpoint, as little Mario, go to the left, avoiding
            the spiky guys, and work your way through the crevice between the
            stones. Jump up to get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Above the door and a bit to the left are two secret blocks. Hit them to
            activate them, then launch from the back of one of the Dry Bones onto
            the blocks. Jump for the coin from there. You may also use the winged
            ? block to get up there if necessary.
    
    
    Stage ~8.3~
    
    Coin 1: About two-thirds of the way through the level, the coin can be seen
            right at the bottom of the screen. No tricks here; just drop down and
            grab it.
    
    Coin 2: Just after coin 1, about 3/4 of the way through the level, the coin is
            easily seen at the top of the screen. You must be Big or Flower Mario
            to break the blocks, but other than that, an easy coin.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end of the level, the coin can be seen at the bottom of
            the screen under some blocks. Just double back and grab it.
    
    
    Stage ~8.4~
    
    Coin 1: One third of the way into the level, the coin can be seen in a cutout
            at the top of the screen. Run and jump from the ? blocks to the left to
            make it up there.
    
    Coin 2: One third of the way between the checkpoint and the end, the coin can
            be seen above a floating platform. Run and jump on the platform, then
            jump immediately without losing momentum to get the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end, there is a tiny pipe. You will need to work your
            way all the way through the level as mini Mario to go down this pipe.
            Once down there (patience is a virtue...) you'll be able to see the
            coin. Go all the way right and you'll see an opening near the top; at
            this point, you'll have to wait for every goomba to get near you so you
            can stomp it, or else you'll die trying to get across. Once all three
            goombas are gone, you can run across and grab the coin. Chances are,
            time is running low, so evacuate quickly.
    
    
    Stage ~8.S~
    
    Coin 1: You can see the coin at the top of the screen right near the beginning;
            go past it, then hit the red block on the next platform. This will
            spawn a moving platform at the top of the screen that will take you
            directly back to the coin.
    
    Coin 2: About a third of the way through the level, at the place with three
            lines showing the movement of the moving platforms, the coin can be
            seen on the lowest level. Hit the red block once to make the platform
            be on the highest level, then simply ride it down to the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Halfway through, right after the second coin, make sure that the
            moving platform you are about to jump on is on the BOTTOM level.
            Proceed as you normally would, but now when you reach the end there
            will be a new moving platform. Drop onto it, crouching as necessary.
            Jump onto the spinning rectangles; although it looks like there are
            only two, a third will appear when they are on end vertically. Jump to
            get the coin.
    
    
    Stage ~8.5~
    
    Coin 1: One quarter of the way through the level, the coin can be seen below
            the platform on an unstable rock. Jump down, grab it, jump back up.
    
    Coin 2: Two-thirds of the way through the level, the coin can be seen near the
            bottom of the screen hanging over lava. Throw a koopa shell at it to
            collect it.
    
    Coin 3: Right near the end, the coin is at the top of the screen. Run and jump
            from the highest unstable rock to grab it.
    
    
    Stage ~8.6~
    
    Coin 1: Right near the beginning; when the coin is visible, go into the pipe
            near it; the pipe will shoot you into the area (although you may need
            to cross over the sides of the screen once to get there). Easy to grab
            once you're there.
    
    Coin 2: Nearly halfway up, the coin is visible in a box below some blocks. Spin
            up and drill down on the blocks to break them, then grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Two-thirds of the way up, the coin is on the right side of the bottom
            of the final cannon pipe. Easy to grab.
    
    
    Stage ~8.7~
    
    Coin 1: One sixth of the way through the level, the coin is visible under a
            bridge of sorts with a hammer-throwing guy. Go past him, then double
            back and drop down. Dash across the blocks by holding B to get the
            coin.
    
    Coin 2: Two-thirds of the way through, the coin is easily visible on the
            boomerang guy's platform. Just grab it once he's out of the way.
    
    Coin 3: Three-fifths of the way through, the coin is, again, easily visible
            between two rows of breakable blocks. Ground-pound the blocks to get
            the coin; just make sure you do not break the second row by accident,
            or you will DIE BWAHAHAHA.
    
    
    Stage ~8.8~
    
    Coin 1: Just as the level begins, the coin is visible at the top of the screen.
            Go past it, jump on the set of four breakable blocks, then jump back
            and run across to the left to get the coin.
    
    Coin 2: This coin requires a mini mushroom; I suggest getting the one from 7-A,
            as it is the easiest to get without dying in my opinion. Go through the
            level until you reach the checkpoint; just after that, there should be
            three sets of two breakable blocks set into the ground. Wait for the
            flying debris to break the blocks on the middle section, then drop into
            the pipe underneath them. Work your way through the maze; short of full
            directions, I can tell you that I started somewhat to the left and went
            to the leftmost bank of coins, then worked my way right to the star
            coin. Once you get the coin, just head out of the area.
    
    Coin 3: A quarter of the way between the checkpoint and the end, the coin is
            clearly visible in the center of the screen. Just wait for the debris
            to smash the blocks around it, and you can jump up and get it.
    
    
    Stage ~8.T2~
    
    Coin 1: A quarter of the way through the level, the coin is right above you as
            you ride the green blocks; just jump to get it.
    
    Coin 2: A bit more than halfway through, the coin is visible on an overhang;
            jump up to the overhang as you reach it and grab the coin.
    
    Coin 3: Four-fifths of the way through, the coin is over on the left where a
            spiky ball busted out. Jump over to get it, then quickly jump back.
            Easy, as long as you go quickly.
    
    
    Stage ~8.W~
    
    Coin 1: After the second time through the room with all the fire jets, as you
            enter the room with the mini thwomps, you can see the coin right above
            you. Ignore it for now. As you get past the three mini thwomps, jump
            back and run left to get it. Alternatively, you can go to the top left
            once you have flipped the room, and slip past the mini-thwomp to get
            the coin. I find the second way to be a bit easier, but either way gets
            the job done.
    
    Coin 2: If you flipped the switch on the left side of the flamejet room the
            second time around a while back, now's your chance to make good on it.
            Jump on the rising and falling platform and jump to the other door on
            the far left. The coin is under the overhang all the way to the right.
    
    Coin 3: After making it through the endless loop of buzzes and dings (after the
            checkpoint, if you don't know what I'm talking about), the coin is
            quite visible in an alcove at the bottom of the screen. Bust the blocks
            as Big or Flower Mario, then jump up to the platform on the right. Dash
            back to the left, and as you near the box, crouch to slide under. Stand
            up and grab the final coin. CONGRATULATION! YOU'RE WINNER!
    
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    END OF GUIDE: Thanks for reading! ALL YOUR STAR COIN ARE BELONG TO ME