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Searing Sands
Game Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Level number 2-8
Time 525
World Rubble Ruins
Level type Desert
Enemies Angry Sun
Fire Bros
Fire Snakes
Koopa Troopas (Red)
Piranha Plants
Venus Fire Traps
Game Progression
Previous level (2-5) Barrelband Wilds
Next level (2-9) Pillar Pass
Watch out! Angry Sun is lurking around this level, following Mario's every move and ready to make his day a bit hotter...
~ The official Newer website.

Searing Sands (or World 2-8) is the fifth level of Rubble Ruins in Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii. It takes place in a burning desert, home of the Angry Sun, before segueing into a small underground section.

Searing Sands is unlocked by completing the normal exit of Barrelband Wilds. Completing it will unlock Pillar Pass.


The level is divided into two distinct parts. In the first half of the level, Mario must deal with an Angry Sun whilst dodging enemies on the way. Ice Flowers are a very common powerup in this section. After reaching the checkpoint, a Warp Pipe will allow access to the second part of the level, an underground cave with many Spinies and Fire Bros.

Star Coins

  • Star Coin 1: Use the Springboard at the beginning of the level, and once you see the Star Coin in plain sight, bounce off of it. Watch out for the Angry Sun.
  • Star Coin 2: Once the Info Block is reached, go to an alcove to the left of the first falling Quicksand abyss, then go into the green Warp Pipe. The Star Coin is visible upon entering, though you have to be careful since Venus Fire Traps are everywhere. This will be easier to reach with the yellow blocks turned on.
  • Star Coin 3: Hit the right Brick Block that the second Fire Bro is guarding to reveal a P Switch. Hit it, then follow the Blue Coins resembling an arrow. Continuously jump up the second to last quicksand cluster to reach a secret room. Upon entering, do a running jump to get the Star Coin.



Newer Super Mario Bros Wii World 2-8 Searing Sands