Stage Mode is a game mode where players travel through worlds completing puzzle stages along the way.
Each stage has an objective which is displayed on the ready screen and before the stage starts. The most common one would be to eliminate all the viruses, but some stages (usually on multiples of 5) contain coins, and the objective is to collect them all, and even fewer stages combine the virus and coin objectives. Clearing a stage for the first time rewards Heart x1.
Most stages are capsule-limited, which means the player has only a limited number of capsules available to complete each stage. Challenge stages are time-limited. Running out of capsules or time without completing the stage's objective results in stage failure. The player will have the option to exchange Diamonds x10 for Rainbow Capsule x1 + Capsule x4 for capsule-limited stages, or Seconds +15 for time-limited stages. Up to two continues can be purchased per stage attempt. The v1.4.0 update added an option for the player to spend Diamonds x15 instead for Rainbow Capsule x5.
Some stages (typically the last stage in each area) scroll, indicated by triangles at the top of the game board. This means additional rows can get added from the top after every few capsules, pushing everything else downward. Of course, if any object gets pushed below the bottom line, the player loses.
Clear Stars[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
Each stage awards up to 3 clear stars depending on the final score upon clear. Each star awards the player Coin x50 the first time they achieve that star on a stage. For example, clearing a stage for the first time with 2 stars awards 100 Coins, clearing it again with 2 stars awards 0, but clearing it again with 3 stars awards 50 for the third star that hadn't been achieved before.
Obtaining all the Clear Stars in a World rewards the player with a Platinum Medal (see World Medals section below).
There are 18 worlds, but currently up to the first area of world 17 are released. Each world has a different theme, and consists of 2 areas each consisting of 20 capsule-limited stages each. Each world's second area additionally has 3 time-limited stages known as Challenge Stages and 1 Special Stage.
- World 6: Bob-omb
- World 7: Shy Guy
- World 8: Star Bunny
- World 9: Goombrat
- World 10: Penguin
- World 11: Dry Bones
- World 12: Ant Trooper
- World 13: Bony Beetle
- World 14: Stingby
- World 15: Parabomb
- World 16: Urchin
- World 17: Yellow Shy Guy
Challenge Stages[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
These stages are unlocked after clearing 5 stages in the second area of a world. They are time-limited, which means the player will have an unlimited number of capsules, but a limited amount of time to clear the stage. Completing each of the three Challenge Stage in each world awards the player a Challenge Box. The first and second box each contain Coin x500, while the third box contains Coin x1000 + Staff Ticket x1.
Special Stages[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
Achieving 3 Stars on all 43 stages in a world will unlock a hidden Special Stage. These stages are capsule-limited and do not have requirements for clear stars, but will award 3 stars on clear. Completing this stage rewards a Special Box, which contains a Platinum World Medal for that special stage's world, Coin x1000, and a Doctor:
- World 1: Dr. Toad
- World 2: Dr. Yoshi
- World 3: Dr. Bowser Jr.
- World 4: Dr. Luigi
- World 5: Dr. Toadette
- World 6: Dr. Waluigi
- World 7: Dr. Baby Luigi
- World 8: Dr. Luma
- World 9: Dr. Diddy Kong
- World 10: Dr. Dry Bowser
- World 11: Dr. Fire Peach
- World 12: Dr. Larry
- World 13: Dr. Fire Luigi
- World 14: Dr. Peach
- World 15: Dr. Lakitu
- World 16: Dr. Koopa Troopa
World Medals[<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"></span> ]
- See also: Medals
These medals are awarded for completing stages in each world.
- Normal / Sparkly - Clear all stages in a World
- Gold / Dazzling - Clear all stages in a World with three stars
- Platinum / Brilliant - Clear the special stage in a World
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