Flight of the Para-Beetles, is the secret level of Soda Jungle in New Super Mario Bros. U. It is unlocked via secret exit in Which-Way Labyrinth and its own completion skips Rock-Candy Mines and unlocks Land of the Flying Blocks.


The course is an autoscroller that takes place in the sky containing Para-Beetles and Heavy Para-Beetles. The level begins on a platform, with a group of Para-Beetles nearby. A ? Block containing a power-up can be reached with the Para-Beetles. A Heavy Para-Beetle is found, along with more Para-Beetles. Another ? Block is found, along with another Heavy Para-Beetle and a row of Para-Beetles. The Para-Beetles are used to reach a group of Para-Beetles that moves to the right. A Red Ring is found above them, and a row of Heavy Para-Beetles follows. Para-Beetles allow access to a bridge platform with a ? Block above it. More Para-Beetles and Heavy Para-Beetles follow, and five King Bills are encountered. A bridge platform with three Brick Blocks above it is found. The middle block contains a P Switch, which causes Blue Coins to appear and act as indicators for the last two King Bills. Warp Pipes at the top of the area lead to the Goal Pole.

If the player lands on seven different Para-Beetles or Heavy Para-Beetles in a row without landing on anything else, they are granted a 1-Up Mushroom.

Star Coins

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is found in mid-air, after a series of Para-Beetles.
  • Star Coin 2: As with the first Star Coin, the second Star Coin is found in mid-air.
  • Star Coin 3: The red Warp Pipe at the end of the first section leads to an alternate pathway where the third Star Coin resides. The player must use a nearby Para-Beetle as a platform in order to enter the pipe.