Rise of the Piranha Plants, also known as Acorn Plains-5, is the fifth level of Acorn Plains in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. The level is filled with different kinds of Piranha Plants.


The level is filled with different types of Piranha Plants, both in the large and small sizes. The stage contains differing ledges that can rise, fall or slant, which can impede progress through the level.

Star Coins

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin can be easily spotted as you progress through the level, it will be floating above a giant Piranha Plant. You can either destroy the enemy before collecting it, or simply jump over him and collect as you pass by.
  • Star Coin 2: As you progress through the level, you'll come across a pipe shaped like a backwards L. The pipe itself is guarded by a Giant Piranha Plant. Destroy the enemy and then wait for the platform to rise, which allows you to enter the pipe. Once you enter the subsection, defeat the three giant Piranha Plant that guard the Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: The last Star Coin can be seen as you reach the Hammer Bro. that jumps between the different rows of blows. Wait until he is at his lowest before you jump and defeat him. Jump to the top row of platforms and collect it.