This level should seem pretty familiar to you, considering it was featured not too long ago. Grab the power-up (Boomerang Flower) from the ?-Block at the start of the level, as you will be needing it. As the course chugs along, you will come across a long chain of Biddybuds. Not long after this, there will be a Fire Piranha Plant firing at you from a moving block, but there will be another block with Green Star #1 on it moving with it; chuck a boomerang to collect it. A Big Piranha Plant will be guarding the way forward, then you will have to contend with some spinning Fire Bars.
Immediately after the four-pronged Fire Bar will be a clear pipe, with Green Star #2 at the one end. Also in the vicinity will be a Double Cherry, although this isn’t really needed at all, but it does allow you to take an extra hit. Eventually, the platforms will stop and you will need to wait for more pieces to join up with the main path. Be patient here, especially with taking the clear pipes, as you don’t want to end up falling into the abyss. There will also be the gunner’s gauntlet with the Fire Piranha Plants and after that, some ice platforms surrounded by lava ones.
Here, shoot a boomerang on the left side to collect Green Star #3. Go through the clear pipe, but keep moving in circles until the platform on the other side finally appears. Your final challenge here will be to defeat three Mega Piranha Plants, each of which take two hits. If you don’t have a ranged power-up, simply bait them into attacking, then jump on them. After using the Warp Box that appears, quickly jump onto the platforms before more come to block you from reaching the top of the Goal Pole.