A Towering Tour

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A Towering Tour
●20 From the Top of the Tower!!<br>
Level code 20 (World-e)
Game Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Music track Ground Theme

Fortress Theme
Underground Theme
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A Towering Tour is the twentieth level in World-e of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. This card was released in Series 2 in Japan. Its official difficulty rating is ★★★☆☆. It was initially never released out of Japan, although the level eventually first became available internationally with the game's release on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2016. The level has five Advance Coins. The key art featured Ludwig von Koopa.


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A Towering Tour from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.
Map of the level.

The area is a sky-based level. Mario starts on some clouds, and must cross several motion platforms to reach another cloud platform. On this platform is a single red Koopa Troopa. After this, there are Snake Blocks, with some Koopa Paratroopas along the path. Afterward is another cloud platform, with two Seesaws that shift with Mario's weight leading to more Snake Blocks. After taking the Snake Blocks, there are two Brick Block towers, with a Pile Driver Micro-Goomba. The Warp Pipe takes the player to another Warp Pipe leading to the next room of the fortress.

This part of the fortress is a warp-around area. It is filled with solid, unbreakable blocks and spikes, but there are fast-moving lift platforms to help maneuver through them. At the bottom is a Warp Pipe leading to the next room.

The room is mostly straightforward to a pipe leading to the end. The only things in the room are Boos and a line-guided platform. However, by going down the hole created by stepping on the platform, which flies up and down off the screen, there is a pipe. This pipe leads to an underground area with several coins, and two doors, one higher up and one at the very bottom, both leading to different parts of the same room.

The upper door takes the player to an area with a red Koopa Troopa necessary to break several Brick Blocks to reach a lower part of the room. From there, the player needs to jump over the unbreakable blocks to reach a Warp Pipe leading to the end of the level. The bottom door leads to the Warp Pipe.

The end of the level has several Brick Blocks containing coins. The player must simply head over to the end.

Advance Coins[edit]

  1. Floating above the two see-saw platforms.
  2. In the area of the second spike trap.
  3. Toward the bottom of the third room,
  4. In the bonus room through the door, there is a Switch Block inside one of the near-bottom Brick Blocks, allowing the shell to continue and collect the coin.
  5. Inside one of the Brick Blocks is a Beanstalk leading up to the final coin.

New level elements[edit]


Name Count
Red Koopa Troopa
Red Koopa Troopa
Green Koopa Paratroopa
Green Koopa Paratroopa
Boo from Fortress, Castle

Flavor text[edit]

  • Japanese:
  • Romaji:
  • Translation:  

塔(とう)の一番下(いちばんした)に 何(なに)があるのか 確(たしか)かめに来(き)てみろよ!
Tō no ichiban shita ni nani ga aru no ka tashikame ni kite miro yo!
"Try coming to check what's at the bottom of the tower!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とうのうえからかかけおりろ!
Tō no Ue kara Kakeoriro!
Run Down from the Top of the Tower!