Floor is Lava Challenge

The Floor is Lava Challenge is a challenge in which one must leave the ground immediately after spawning and collect a star without ever landing, except on an object. The challenge is an individual level (IL) challenge and a full-game run cannot be completed.


  • You MAY ledge grab
  • You MAY stand on objects
  • You MAY NOT touch lava
  • You MAY NOT ride a shell on the ground

Beginning Levels

The challenge requires the player to jump on the first possible frame, and to not land on course geometry again. In most courses, this is impossible. The courses in which it is possible to move around with this challenge's rules are listed below:

Tower of the Wing Cap

The player starts out flying, not touching the ground.

Secret Aquarium

The player starts out swimming, not touching the ground.

Jolly Roger Bay

With a well-executed jump and a kick it is possible to land on the signpost near the start of the level. From there it is easy to jump into the water.

Dire, Dire Docks

The player starts out in water.

Wet Dry World

The player lands on a wooden board object when starting the course.

List of known possible stars

Course Star Video
TotWC Tower of the Wing Cap Video
SA The Secret Aquarium Video
JRB Plunder in the Sunken Ship Video
JRB Can the Eel Come out to Play? Video
JRB Through the Jet Stream (JRB) Video
JRB Red Coins on the Ship Afloat Video
JRB Blast to the Stone Pillar Video
DDD Board Bowser's Sub Video
DDD Chests in the Current Video
DDD Through the Jet Stream (DDD) Video
DDD The Manta Ray's Reward Video
DDD Pole-Jumping for Red Coins Video
DDD Collect the Caps... Video
WDW Top O' the Town Video
WDW Express Elevator--Hurry Up! Video
WDW Shocking Arrow Lifts! Video
WDW Quick Race Through Downtown! Video


The challenge was originally proposed by Timestoppa on January 27th, 2017. Strategies for the possible stars were developed and TASed in the following weeks.

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