Forest of Illusion

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Platformer World
Forest of Illusion
ForestOfIllusion.png
Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Levels 9
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The outside of the Forest of Illusion.

The Forest of Illusion is the fifth world of Dinosaur Land in the game Super Mario World. The forest contains one fortress, one Ghost House, one Star Road, the Blue Switch Palace, many secret paths, and a whole lot of Wigglers. The world can be challenging, since beating the regular exits will only take the player in a circle, hence the name. To find the way out of the forest, the player needs to find the secret exit in one level. Forest Secret 1, #5 Roy's Castle, and Forest Fortress are the only levels without multiple exits. When any level is beaten, in addition to a path appearing, trees will disappear.

It is part of the same landmass as Cookie Mountain.

Levels[edit]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The Forest of Illusion was featured in several episodes of the Super Mario World animated series, though here it was renamed the Enchanted Forest and had a much more sinister appearance, being darker and with more horrific faces on the forest's trees and bushes.

The Enchanted Forest first appeared in the episode "Ghosts 'R' Us" where it is the main setting of the episode and was revealed to be owned by Wizenheimer; what could also be the Enchanted Forest was also in the episodes "King Scoopa Koopa" and "Mama Luigi".

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いの
Mayoi no mori
Forest of going astray/Forest of becoming lost
Spanish Bosque Ilusión Illusion Forest
French Forêt Illusoire Illusory Forest
German Wald der Illusionen Forest of Illusions
Portuguese Floresta da Ilusão Forest of Illusion

Trivia[edit]

  • The Japanese name for the Forest of Illusion is the same as that of the Lost Woods, a recurring location within The Legend of Zelda series; the concepts of both areas are also the same, involving the player getting lost.