Creator: DarklordKeinor BGM: "Dungeon" from Daikatana Main Power-Up: Fire Flower 1-Ups: 1 Kelly: No
This gloomy cavern is so barren, there aren't even many secrets to find. There's no Yoshi or Kelly to cheer you up; just winding passages filled with swoopers, hammer bros., and rolling spike balls.
No one wants to perish in a dreadful place like this. Hurry through and don't let the setting bring you down.
The stage's only 1-Up is inside its only secret section. Toward the end of the second section, a pipe juts out from the wall. It's the entrance to this chamber that seems to only contain a string of coins and a power-up. However, this invisible block is hiding at the edge of the floor.
When you first enter the second section, a big slope leads down through a whole line of goombas. The Mario Bros. can take advantage of the slide, but you'll need a little momentum to nail all the goombas.
- Behind a spike ball partway through the first section.
- Below a falling platform near the end of the first section.
- In the pool of water at the start of the second section.
- On the upper route of the water cavern.
- In an alcove at the end of the stage.
This stage was originally slated to be 5-6, but Isrieri insisted that it be bumped to 5-7, or possibly another world entirely. halibabica felt that the Fire Temple's goomba generators were difficult enough to justify its place as 5-7, but ultimately conceded.