This is the first 3-D area in the level. It is a what seems to be a large room, however, Mario/Luigi can only stand on the parts he can see. There are tiny droplets of matter, and Mario/Luigi must jump in the puddles of matter they make. He must avoid the Magikoopas in order to get to the pipe.
2D-like AreaEven though this area appears in 2D, Mario/Luigi can still fall off the edge towards the player. This place is a dark area with more matter droplets that Mario/Luigi must follow to get to the pipe. More Magikoopas are present here, trying to stop Mario/Luigi.
Spring Mario (or Luigi) Area
This is a 2-D area in the level. During this part, Mario/Luigi must grab a Spring Mushroom and climb a wall by bouncing to reach a pipe at the top. There is an ascending spotlight of matter that Mario must follow or he will fall off the planet.
Hidden Platforms AreaThis is the second 3-D area in the level. In this second dark part of the level, a small group of platforms lead to the Power Star, but are hidden until the spotlight of matter shines on them, which Mario/Luigi must, once again, follow. Once Mario reaches the Power Star, there is a Magikoopa that will appear, trying to prevent him from, receiving the star. However, the Magikoopa can easily be avoided.
Watch Your StepMario/Luigi lands on a solid platform. He then has to pass the planet until he reaches a green Warp Pipe. In this area, Mario/Luigi must follow the matter spotlight while he Wall-Jumps up walls to get to the top and into the next area. In the next area, Mario/Luigi must jump up pink platforms and destroy the Item Crystal there to release a Spring Mushroom. Mario/Luigi must then bounce up to a Question Coin to move the spotlight. Mario/Luigi must then bounce up platforms while following the spotlight to the reach the top, where a Sling Star blasts him a small distance to the next area. After being blasted onto this new area and becoming regular Mario/Luigi (he automatically becomes normal after being blasted by the Sling Star), Mario/Luigi must travel through the maze of platforms while following the spotlight. If he reaches a dead-end, it will most likely lead to him falling into Space and losing a life, unless he uses a Long-Jump back on to the correct path. In every group of four Star Bits, a Magikoopa will appear and try to hinder Mario/Luigi's progress. Once Mario/Luigi comes close enough to the Power Star, the spotlight will begin to shrink, forcing him to either jump for the star, or fall in Space and lose a life.
- Starting Planet
- 2D-Like Area
- Spring Mario (or Luigi) Area
- Hidden Platforms Area