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It's Moldy Within the Hollow
Acceptable Cave
Mario, within said hollow.


World 2: Forest.


★★☆☆☆ (2/5, Easy-Normal)

Secret Exit?:


Previous Level:

Lost Forest

Next Level:

Ghost Forest.

Stage Gimmicks:

View-blocking foreground. Spade Game.


Koopa Troopa, Paratroopa, Rex, Mega Mole, Banzai Bill, Cheep Cheep, Chargin' Chuck.

Power-Ups & Items:

Super Mushroom, Feather.


Demo 6, Demo 6.5, Demo 7.

It's Moldy Within the Hollow is the fifth level in the Forest. A rather average underground level.  

Level overview[]

Starts out with a short, linear, above ground segment, with a door leading to Vivian's Shop (post demoOnly1 only). Later, Mario enters a pipe leading into the log floor, thus entering the hollow.

Hit invisible blocks to help Mario get to the floating platforms and grab the P-Switch. Press said P-Switch and head right, grabbing onto the vines if you haven't hit the Blue Switch.

Now, the path splits into three. The bottom path leads to a path of Munchers, with the last four Dragon Coins. The top path leads to a safer path, with a few Munchers here and there. The center path leads to a Spade Game.

Proceed through whichever path you prefer, as they are rather straightforward, then enter the green pipe at the end. You'll find yourself right at the goal.

Dragon Coins[]

  1. To the left of the P-Switch.
  2. When the pathways split into three, go in the bottom path.
  3. Stay in the bottom path, you'll find it floating over a path of Munchers (that you need to turn into silver coins with the Silver P-Switch to get through).
  4. After getting the third coin, go further to the right. You'll find it floating over said path as well.
  5. After getting the fourth, go even further. You'll find it on top of a pipe.

Vivian's Shop Inventory[]

[to fill up later, our apologies for the inconvenience]

Asset Sources[]


In the above ground section, there's the log graphics from the All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 2 and forest background graphics from Super Mario World.

In the underground section, there's the jungle cave background and the standard cave foreground from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

At the goal area, there is the forest background from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.


The custom music used in the above ground section is Forest and Nature Area from Kirby & the Amazing Mirror.

The underground section uses Field of Gale from Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand.

The Spade Game uses Go Red Team! Go White Team! Rah Rah Rah! from Treasure Hunter G.


Japanese version English version English patch
ウロのなかはカビだらけ (Uro no Naka wa Kabi Darake) (TBD) Acceptable Cave
Translation: It's Moldy Within The Hollow