Cushy Cloud is perhaps the most geographically diverse level in the game, if not the entire series. Despite its name, Cushy Cloud really doesn't take place up in the clouds too much. In fact, only the last two stages of the level features clouds.
The area is also very mountainous, along with the inclusion of a very small maze-like forest and a couple caverns. The forest portion of Cushy Clouds also has a small, peaceful lakefront.
The boss of this level does stay true to most cloud-themed levels however, and features a stormy and mechanized version of Kracko; Mecha Kracko, a ferocious machine surrounded by looming storm clouds.