Mario begins near a number of POW Blocks, which he may activate to get coins and other items from nearby Brick Blocks. Shortly thereafter is a Red Ring Mario may pass through to make eight Red Coins appear nearby, half of which parachute down from up above along with Volcanic Debris. Just after this is the Checkpoint Flag. After this, there is a ? Switch which, when hit, causes several platforms to appear ahead, allowing Mario to cross over the lava while collecting coins. However, volcanic debris may destroy blocks or damage Mario. The Goal Pole is just ahead.
- Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is on top of a platform near the start of the stage. Mario may use a Buzzy Beetle shell to get up to it.
- Star Coin 2: Near the end of the section after the Checkpoint Flag is a protected Star Coin. Mario must wait for volcanic debris to free it before it can be collected.
- Star Coin 3: Right next to the stairs near the Goal Pole is a hidden block containing a Vine. Mario must climb it to get to a hidden area with the third and final Star Coin.