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Skull Coaster


World 4: Cave


★★☆☆☆ (2/5, Easy-Normal)

Secret Exit?:

Yes, to Squawks Ride.

Previous Level:

Wendy the Gal

Next Level:

The World! Stop Time!

Stage Gimmick:

Rollercoaster stage.


Koopa Paratroopa, Koopa Troopa

Power-Ups & Items:



Demo 6, Demo 6.5, Demo 7

Skull Coaster is the first level of the Cave. A rollercoaster stage inspired by the same ones in Donkey Kong Country 2.

The Level[]

The stage begins with Mario riding on a skull cart, heading towards the right. The track rises and plateaus, followed by a gap. Drop down to continue with the stage, or jump to reach a floating track with a Dragon Coin. 

After this, the track rises, plateaus and descends again. Jump over the three gaps, following shortly. The track soon rises again. Jump another gap, and the track will start to descend once more, jump at the end. 

You will find yourself on a floating track, followed by a rise, and a descend. In the descend you can jump towards a Parakoopa to obtain the second Dragon Coin. This is followed by a plateau, a rise and a gap. 

Jumping to the other side you'll see some floating track. Jump on the floating tracks to obtain the third Dragon Coin, or head underneath to proceed normally. At the rise, try to jump just before the highest point, so as to reach the lower track and get the fourth and last Dragon Coin. 

Dodge the enemy, jump the gaps, and after a descent, you'll come to the goal. 

For the secret exit, obtain all Dragon Coins. The ! blocks next to the goal will vanish and you can access the lower track. Jump behind the normal goal to find the other one. 

Asset Sources[]


The skull cart is taken from the rollercoaster stages in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, while the background is from the Haunted Hall stage from the same game.

The tracks seem to be original, based on Donkey Kong Country 2's rollercoaster tracks.


Fear Factory from Donkey Kong Country plays in the background for the entire duration of the stage.


  • The level's Japanese name is a reference to Target Terror from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, the second stage of Krazy Kremland and the first rollercoaster stage found in the game.
  • In Demo 6, Maze Cave 2 (under the name of Maze Cave) took its place in World 4's level order. Skull Coaster on the other hand, took Maze Cave 1's place, as that level didn't exist yet.

Level Names[]

Version Name
Japanese どくろコースター (Dokuro Kōsutā)

Skull Coaster

English (TBD)
Demo 7 English patch Skull Ride