World 8-2 is the fortieth level of Super Mario 3D Land.
World 8-2 begins with grassy platforms that Mario must traverse via jumping from poles. From here, Mario takes a ride on a moving pole, one that takes him across a large gorge. Then, Mario must traverse a pair of rotating platforms in order to reach the level's Checkpoint. Along the mountain's side, Mario travels across several donut lifts and reaches another moving pole. This one takes Mario on a ride with several fiery torches. The last leg of the level is similar to that of the previous pole ride, however, this one is more focused on the donut lift opening than the torches. From here, Mario can easily climb to the Flagpole.
Enemies that appeared in World 8-2:
- Star Medal 1: The first Star Medal is obtained by using the second pole near the beginning of the level.
- Star Medal 2: The second Star Medal can be found across the second of the rotating platforms near the level's checkpoint.
- Star Medal 3: The final Star Medal is located on the donut lifts by the final moving pole of the level.