Here is the World 2 star coin location guide played through and verified by one of our hard working and Mario addicted writers. We have compiled a list of all the star coin locations in all 10 levels within World 2 with new areas in world 2 not seen in world 1 being the Boo House and one additional Alternate level “World 2-B”.
Some of these are pretty tricky to get to and are located in hidden areas and since we cannot take screen shots of each location we will do our best to explain where they are in text. By collecting the star coins you can unlock special features in the game as well as unlocking the Star world (You will need to pay 90 Star coins to unlock the main path for Star world and to reveal the Star world you must complete World 6 Castle).
World 2-1 Star Coin Locations
World 2-1 Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is just before the half way flag hidden in a nook. Wait for the blocks to move into place then make a running jump to the ledge and get the star coin.
World 2-1 Star Coin 2 Location – Second star coin is at the third set of note blocks after the half way point. Use the note blocks to jump up and grab the star coin.
World 2-1 Star Coin 3 Location – The third star coin will require you to be gold Mario, you would have gotten the gold Mario flower as you came down the pipe at the beginning of the cavern. Use the gold fireballs to convert the bricks into coins to retrieve the last star coin.
World 2-2 Star Coin Locations
World 2-2 Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is located easily just above the Hammer Bro. Use a koopa shell or fireball to defeat the Hammer Bro to retrieve the star coin.
World 2-2 Star Coin 2 Location – The Second star coin is located in a pipe in the next platform just after the red ring. Go down this pipe and watch out for the two boomberang bros. you can avoid them and still get the coin but its easier if you have fire mario.
World 2-2 Star Coin 3 Location – the third star coin is easy to find, if you are on the lower platform jump up to the upper platofrm as high as you can go then fine and defeat the Big Bro. After he is defeated move to your left to find the last star coin.
World 2-3 Star Coin Locations
World 2-3 Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is located in a hidden area, the first pipe you see cased in with bricks and three POW boxes is the location, Use the Buzzy Beetle to hit the POW block on the outside to clear a path to that pipe. Once you are in the pipe use the Buzzy Beetle to clear out any enemies.
World 2-3 Star Coin 2 Location – The second star coin is located inside a bunch of bricks and question boxes, its quite easy to spot as you move through the level. Grab a Buzzy Beetle and jump on top of the bricks and throw the Beetle to the left. This should make it hit a POW box and clear out a path to the star coin.
World 2-3 Star Coin 3 Location – The third star coin is located high above the cavern just before the green launch pipe. Use all the bricks and POW blocks prior to jump up to that location then make a running jump to grab the star coin. There are some red spike balls in the way you can use the POW blocks to defeat them
World 2-Tower Star Coin Locations
World 2-Tower Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is to the left, just stand on the moving slab and crouch to get into the area to grab the coin.
World 2-Tower Star Coin 2 Location – The second star coin is located in a door to the left, it’s the first door you see in this level. Go through the door use the moving slabs to reach the star coin.
World 2-Tower Star Coin 3 Location – The third star coin is above the final double gate/doors. You need to race under the spiky slabs to the other side and use wall jump to get to the top platform. Once there wait until the slabs are level with the platform and make a run for it!! You don’t have much time before the slabs move and you get poked.
World 2-Boo House Star Coin Locations
World 2-Boo House Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is located on a platform just above some stars after the second big square metal box looking thing (hard to explain its location in text), you need to make a running jump off the bottom platform to grab the coin. Make sure Boohemoth doesn’t get you!
World 2- Boo House Star Coin 2 Location – Second star coin is at eye level. You need to use a combination of looking at the boohemoth and little boo to clear the path to the coin.
World 2- Boo House Star Coin 3 Location – The last coin is located just before the final door, use the trampoline to jump up and grab the coin.
World 2-4 Star Coin Locations
World 2-4 Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is located in the maze of platforms at the beginning of the level. Just use your ducking slide move to enter the area and grab the coin.
World 2-4 Star Coin 2 Location – The second star coin is located inside a yellow pipewithin the maze of platforms. Go down the pipe.
World 2-4 Star Coin 3 Location – Before you drop down the tunnel with all the coins move further to the right to find the second star coin.
World 2-5 Star Coin Locations
World 2-5 Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is located behind a chain chomp, if you follow the lower path from the start of the level you will see a chain chomp with a brick wall behind him. When the chain chomp is facing towards the brick wall stomp his peg to set him free so he breaks through the wall, you can then grab the star coin. ******After you grab the star coin sink in the quicksand to enter a secret area!
World 2-5 Star Coin 2 Location – When you see a chain chomp with a red tube under it to the right, stomp its peg to set it free. When the platform sinks enter the red pipe. You will enter a secret area with 2 chain chomps.. corrdinate an effort to grab the coin when they are not looking.
World 2-5 Star Coin 3 Location – The third Star coin is located just after the half way flag in the maze of yellow platforms. You will need to either set the chain chomps free or navigate quickly and accuratly to grab that last star coin.
World 2-Castle Star Coin Locations
World 2-Castle Star Coin 1 Location – The first star coin is located near the start of the level above some moving blocks. When the blocks move towards the lava jump to the top and grab the coin.
World 2-Castle Star Coin 2 Location – Second coin is just after the mid way mark, you will need the spring board to jump up and get it, so make sure you keep the spring board you see earlier on in the level.
World 2-Castle Star Coin 3 Location – The last star coin is located in a hidden area inside a red pipe in the roof, again you will need the spring board to jump up and enter the pipe. Once you are there try to activate the invisible coins (but don’t collect them) use the P to change those coins to bricks to go and grab the star coin (also in some bricks so be quick!)
World 2-A Star Coin Locations
World 2-A Star Coin 1 Location – First star coin is basically on one of the platforms just after the coin roulette and near the top of the screen.. if I needed to explain it would be 3 moving platforms over and 2 moving platforms up.
World 2-A Star Coin 2 Location – Located just before the red half way flag, throw a koopa to get the star coin.
World 2-A Star Coin 3 Location – ok so you remember the second star coin location? Well way above that same area there is a platform with a P inside a brick, hit the P and follow the blue coins to the left, you have to move fast and travel on the bricks before the P wears off.
World 2-B Star Coin Locations
World 2-B Star Coin 1 Location – First star coin can be seen at eyes level when moving through the level, it is located under some unbreakable bricks and platforms. The only way to remove the obstacles is to stomp a Bob-ombs to clear the path.
World 2-B Star Coin 2 Location – The second star coin is in a hidden location, just after the red half way flag sink into the first quicksand that you see (its marked with 3 coins in the quicksand).
World 2-B Star Coin 3 Location – The third star coin is a little more tricky it can also be seen clearly when moving through the level. What you need to do is stand on top of the cannon and when he shoots out a Bob-ombs at the very highest point the Bob-ombs level you jump off of it to gt the star coin.
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