‘New Super Luigi U Deluxe’: All of the secret exits and world skips

Find all of the secret exits and world skips in 'New Super Luigi U Deluxe'

new super luigi u deluxe all secret exits and world skips mario bros

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe gives Nintendo’s most recent 2D sidescroller (we’re not counting Super Mario Maker) a second chance at big success on Switch.

While the main showcase is New Super Mario Bros. U, the Switch port also includes New Super Luigi U, a reworked version of the game originally released as DLC that significantly heightens the challenge. Just like his brother’s adventure, Luigi’s levels have a bounty of secrets, including the hidden exits and world skips that have been fixtures in the Super Mario franchise for decades.

Secret exits and world skips in New Super Luigi U

There are 12 secret exits across the eight worlds in New Super Luigi U. Some of them unlock hidden levels, others let you skip entire chunks of a world or even entire worlds. Our guide will help you find all of the secret exits in New Super Luigi U, so you can get as much bang for your buck as possible with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

World 1: Acorn Plains

Crooked Cavern

After floating to the ledge at the far right of the cavern holding the last star coin, you’ll see a red sign directing you to go through the warp pipe to the right. Don’t do that. Instead, ground pound the sign to smash through a false floor. Follow the new signs into the warp pipe and the secret flag will be on the other side.

Finding the secret exit will create a path to a new Acorn Plains level, A Cheep Chomp Chase. Complete that level to gain access to Soda Jungle (world 5).

World 2: Layer-Cake Desert

The Walls Have Eyes

Shortly after entering the level, you’ll come across three statues connected by skinny bridges. The right and left statue each have palm trees, and each gap between them has a question mark box. Drop off the right statue onto a platform and ground pound to reveal a secret area below. Hop in the warp pipe to fly into the sky toward the secret flag.

This secret exit unlocks a hidden level in Layer-Cake Desert, A Slippery Rope Ladder. Complete that level to gain access to Soda Jungle.

World 3: Sparkling Waters

Haunted Cargo Hold

Instead of going through the pipe at the end of the level like the arrow tells you to, you’ll want to hop in the water and swim through the gap between the steel fasteners. You’ll swim right through the wall and into a hidden pipe. The secret exit is on the other side.

Finding the secret exit unlocks a new level in Sparkling Waters called A Beanstalk Jungle. Completing the secret level creates a new path to the Rock Candy Mines (world 6).

World 4: Frosted Glacier

Peek-a-Boo Ghost House

When you reach the first group of Boos circling through the air, carefully jump above and wall jump into the gap above, then wall jump to the right. The hidden platform has the second star coin. Now, run to the left and jump again toward the ceiling to reach a hidden area with a door. Go through the door and you’ll be out of the spooky house and in sight of the secret exit flag.

This secret exit opens up a path to a hidden level in Frosted Glacier called A Fliprus Floes. Complete the hidden level to create a path to Rock Candy Mines.

World 5: Soda Jungle

Dancing Blocks, Poison Swamp

This one is probably the toughest to do. At the end of the long string of constantly dropping platforms made of boxes, you’ll see a lone question mark box at the bottom of the last platform. You have to ground pound that box to drop a rounded question mark switch onto an unfurling green vine on the right. Hit that switch to create a row of blocks below the vine. Run across the blocks and hop into the green warp pipe to reach the secret exit.

The secret exit creates a block path on the map to Soda Jungle’s Sumo Bro Bridge, letting you skip a mid-castle, haunted house, and a couple other levels.

Painted Pipeworks

With the finish line flag in sight, you’ll see a large blue pipe swaying back and forth above you in a long motion. Jump on that pipe and use it to enter the red pipe above to get to the secret exit.

The secret exit creates a path to Soda Jungle’s Wiggler Floodlands.

Deepsea Stone-Eyes

Instead of going down the pipe and into the water area from the starting room, jump onto the statue on the right side of the room. It will start moving after a moment, revealing a false wall. Run through the room and the secret flag will be at the end of it.

The secret exit also creates a path to Soda Jungle’s Wiggler Floodlands.

Boo’s Favorite Haunt

When you reach the platform with the door, rather than opening it and exiting the level as usual, jump further to the right (the squirrel suit helps) to reach a hidden platform holding the third star coin and a door. There’s also a wonderful portrait of Luigi on the wall. The door will lead you to the secret exit.

Finding the secret exit unlocks a hidden level in the Soda Jungle called A Para-Beetle Parade. Complete that level to create a path to the Meringue Clouds (world 7).

World 6: Rock Candy Mines

Rising Piranhas

Midway through the level, you’ll see a large Piranha Plant on a moving platform. Use the shell from the Koopa Troopa in the previous area to kill it. Hop across to the area with three question mark blocks. The top block has an Acorn Mushroom. Grab it, and then jump onto the now vacant platform. Jump and press R to flutter on top of the ceiling above the question mark blocks. This hidden area leads you to the secret exit.

The secret exit creates a new railway loop holding a red switch that allows you to reach the back entrance of Roy’s Ironclad Castle.

Smashing-Stone Tower

Near the top of the tower, two big Grrols (rolling spike things) will crush through a barrage of blocks. Rather than going through one of the pipes to shoot toward the boss door, wall jump across the remaining blocks left from the wreckage, then head into the green pipe on the left side of the room. In the next room, jump through the blocks to grab the third star coin, and then ground pound in the dip of the floor to find a hidden pipe. The pipe will blast Luigi into the air, out of the castle, and on his way toward the secret exit flag.

The secret exit grants you access to a new level in Rock Candy Mines called Spine Coaster Stowaways.

World 7: Meringue Clouds

Vanishing Ghost House

When the moving platform is positioned evenly, hop down to the right to drop onto a small platform holding a door. Head through the door to reach the secret exit. Alternatively, you can ride the platform to the end and drop to the left from the platform that holds the typical exit door.

The secret exit creates a rainbow path straight to Ludwig’s Block-Press Castle.

World 8: Peach’s Castle

Magma Moat

When you see the area with a long strip of blocks covering the ceiling, wait for the fireballs to break gaps between the blocks. Quickly hop on top of the blocks and jump to the right to head through a false wall and into a warp pipe that takes you to the secret exit.

The secret exit unlocks the hidden level in Peach’s Castle called Firefall Rising.


Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet

Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud gaming service, and its competitors, are ready to change the way gamers play, but in doing so they may kick off a new wave of data center growth – with unfortunate consequences for the environment.

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now.

Here are the best games to play with your friends on the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch's hybrid design adds convenience to your gaming time, allowing you to play Switch games both at home and on the go. The design also benefits multiplayer experiences, from co-op to competitive and online to offline.

Make some room in your backlog. Here are all the games to look out for in 2019

2019 is already a huge year for video games, with a large number of series getting new installments, including some that have been dormant for years. Brand new franchises are also being created.

The best video games for kids, sorted by age group, for April 2019

There are a wealth of great games out there that both parents and kids can enjoy together. We compiled a list of 30-plus games across all genres that are sure to make family game night a great time.

A beginner’s guide to flawless victory in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 is a complex fighting game with several systems to learn, but with our beginner's guide and a bit of practice, you can be finishing enemies off with a Fatality in no time.
Product Review

Gloriously gory and fantastically fluid: Mortal Kombat 11 is the best one yet

Mortal Kombatt 11 reinforces NetherRealm Studios’ status as the greatest western fighting developer on the planet, building on what made Mortal Kombat X so great while adding in a few new tricks.

Cyberpunk 2077 dev speaks on gameplay and Witcher 3 Easter eggs

A Spanish publication had the opportunity to pick the brain of Cyberpunk 2077's quest director at CD Projekt Red and he speaks on gameplay changes, player choice, and how the team approaches Easter eggs across games.

Asus launches a fleet of ROG gaming laptops with 240Hz screens and 9th-gen CPUs

Asus launched updates to nearly every gaming laptop line they have, ranging from the high-end Zephyrus to the budget-level TUF Gaming. The naming schemes might be hard to parse, but there are some impressive options in Asus' new lineup.

From fatalities to new characters, here's what we know about Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 releases April 23 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Here is everything we know about NetherRealm's latest fighting game, including its characters.

A guide to climbing the Klassic Tower and Towers of Time in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 has two Towers modes: Klassic and the Towers of Time. Klassic is an offline mode, whereas Towers of Time is an online revolving door of challenges that force you to deal with combat modifiers and wield trusty Konsumables.

Master Mortal Kombat 11's cryptic Krypt and get the best rewards

Once you complete the story mode in Mortal Kombat 11 and try out the Towers, you'll head into the Krypt to get your rewards. In our Mortal Kombat 11 Krypt guide, we'll show you how to make the most of it.

Swing Thor’s Stormbreaker during the Fortnite-Avengers: Endgame crossover

Epic Games revealed a new crossover with Marvel and Disney's Avengers: Endgame film, showing off Captain America's shield. Players will also get to summon the powers of a god as well when they wield Thor's Stormbreaker.

Here's our guide to becoming a master of Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11

Fatalities are the bread and butt of any Mortal Kombat game, and they're particularly brutal in Mortal Kombat 11. Here's how to do Fatalities in the game, and how you can unlock new ones.