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Chopwood Cavern
Level map
Game Newer Super Mario Bros. DS
Level number 1-2
Time 400
World Goldleaf Plains
Level type Underground
Enemies Buzzy Beetles
Koopa Paratroopas (G & R)
Piranha Plants
Game Progression
Previous level (1-1) Everbrown Meadow
Next level (1-3) Snailicorn Grove
(1-Towernsmb2.png) Ropeblast Tower (secret)

Chopwood Cavern (or World 1-2) is the second level of Goldleaf Plains in Newer Super Mario Bros. DS. It takes place in an underground cave with many logs.

Chopwood Cavern is unlocked by completing Everbrown Meadow. Completing its normal exit will unlock Snailicorn Grove, and completing its secret exit will unlock Ropeblast Tower.


Star Coins

  • Star Coin 1: Near the start, this Star Coin will be in plain sight. Just jump on the moving platforms to reach it.
  • Star Coin 2: After the first two Piranha Plants, use a Brick Block near the top of the screen to get to a secret area above. This little area will have the second Star Coin.
  • Star Coin 3: You'll need to be Super Mario or up to get this Star Coin. Immediately after the checkpoint, go down a green Warp Pipe at the bottom of the screen. This will lead you to a room where you must ground pound through a bunch of Brick Blocks. Along the way, you could stop ground pounding by pressing the up button, and get some Coins. After a bit, you'll have to stop to get the third and final Star Coin.

Secret Exit

This level features a secret exit, which'll lead you to an Item House and a shortcut to Ropeblast Tower. This secret exit is pretty easy to get. After the third Star Coin (or just after the checkpoint), go into the red Warp Pipe in the group of green Warp Pipes. You'll then find the secret exit.

Enemy Count

Enemies in Chopwood Cavern
Enemy Count
Goomba.png Goomba 3
File:Paratroopa green.png Koopa Paratroopa 9 (8 G & 1 R)
File:Piped Piranha Plant.png Piranha Plant 8
File:Buzzy Beetle.png Buzzy Beetle 3

Total: 23


Walkthrough (4:07 to 5:06)
Secret Exit (2:31 to 4:00)
Developer gameplay (4:00 to 6:07)
Secret Exit (6:14 to 7:10)


Name Music Origin Area played
Remixed underground theme from New Super Mario Bros.. Main area, underground bonus areas
Maple Treeway from Mario Kart Wii. Ending area