Like World 8-1 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the course is bombarded with raining debris; unlike the aforementioned level, however, Meteor Moat does not exactly show where the fireballs come from. The platforms and ground in this course constantly move up, down. left, and right into the lava. Princess Peach's Castle can also be seen in the background.
Hit the P-Switch before the third Star Coin and dash across the coins-turned-Brick Blocks to reach the pipe in the air to get to the red Goal Pole. This unlocks Firefall Cliffs.
- Star Coin 1: In plain sight, under a few Brick Blocks and over a portion of ground that sinks into the lava.
- Star Coin 2: Underneath some Brick Blocks, the player must use Super Mario or the raining debris to break them.
- Star Coin 3: After the P Switch, inside a pit directly over lava.