now the atmosphere is all dark and dreary... skeleton bones on the ground...
skeleton goonies... you can't ride on them
holy shit that sunset animation...
armored spear guy enemies...
found an invisible cloud/invisible pipe that lead to a bonus area, where you just ride a slow rail platform and pass by dancing spear guys that are easy enough to avoid if you stay on the platform and don't get too greedy jumping for coins.
a bunch of easy platforming with clouds that make bridges that you don't even need. then you encounter the first flame guy enemy... and super dbz bandits that you can't seem to kill
then there's a repeat of the chomps that jump at you from the background and eat the ground when they fall, except they're a lot faster in this level.
huh... did the GBA version make it so you don't actually get hurt from touching the falling chomps? I coulda sworn that was a thing when I last played this game.
then a section where skeleton goonies drop bombs on you... there are some places you can get cover.
got to the optional locked door bonus game... beat it with 100 points
Bandit cave... exactly what the level says it is... with some bandits trying to run away with red coins... and some platforming over lava and fireball enemies as well...
next section... oh wow I remember these mouse enemies that steal your eggs... these ones have a skeleton head but the rest of their body is normal, almost like they're just wearing skulls
and there's bandits that hide behind a background wall layer and run out at you when you get close
some tricky cave system with green spitting plants and baseball bandits... a lot of star clouds around here...
then a star run section
epic 100 points finish
platforming across mushrooms, with spinny logs that are like the SMB3 spinny platforms... got hit by a fuzzy for the first time... it's easy to deal with if you just hover in the air a lot.
missing. fireball enemies added in near the end... missed a few stars and 1 red coin
wow this level is cool... the first section is a bunch of moving castle texture platforms, and fireballs and big boos, and introduces a big boo that has a trail of little boos... and 2.5d rotating fire bars...
woah wtf, the next section has a refight against that blob boss from an earlier castle
then a dark section with pipes that take you between floors... the 2.5d atmosphere here kinda reminds me of Wario Land VB
those mouse enemies are here, except these ones aren't wearing skulls, so they can see better and come after you.
there's a lot of pipes... I'm guessing the one blocked by a cork with a keyhole is the progress pipe so I'll just go into all the others one by one.
then after that pipe maze, a chill easy section with a carousel that dips into lava, and a log lava ride with almost no threats...
the giant tap-tap boss is easy, but fun... got 100 points here