Giant Land

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This article is about the world in Super Mario Bros. 3. For the course in Super Mario 64, see Tiny-Huge Island.
Giant Land
SMAS-Big Island Map.PNG
Greater Location Mushroom World
Ruler Unnamed King (games);
Prince Hugo (cartoons)
Inhabitants Giant Goombas, Giant Koopas
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)

Giant Land[1][2] (alternatively Big Island[3] or the Land Of The Giants[4]) is the fourth world of Super Mario Bros. 3. This world contains six levels, three Sledge Brothers, two Fortresses, two Spade Panels, four Toad Houses, and a king's palace. Everything in this world is huge, including the ? Blocks and Goombas, hence the name. Power-ups, Cheep Cheeps, Spinies, Buzzy Beetles, Venus Fire Traps, and Bullet Bills are exceptions to this and thus remain in their original size.

The Koopaling in charge of Giant Land is the comparatively-small Iggy Koopa. The real king of Giant Land is a shirtless man with a turban on his head. During the events of the game, he gets turned into a dinosaur by the Koopalings; the SNES and Game Boy Advance versions of Super Mario Bros. 3 see him get turned into Donkey Kong Jr.

The map in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 shows that it is to the east of Water Land, and to the west of Sky Land.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Prince Hugo is depicted as the most recent ruler, likely replacing the one seen in the game. Madzilla also lives here.

Level Information[edit]

Level Preview Summary
World 4-1 SMAS 4-1.PNG The first level of Giant Land, which introduces several large enemies.
World 4-2 SMAS 4-2.PNG A level with large Warp Pipes and jumping Cheep Cheeps.
World 4-3 SMAS 4-3.PNG An underground cavern with large gaps the player has to jump across.
World 4-Fortress1-SMB3.png 1 SMAS 4-C1.PNG The first fortress level of Giant Land introduces Hot Foots and sliding Thwomps.
World 4-4 SMAS 4-4.PNG An underwater stage with Lakitu tossing Spiny Eggs at the player.
World 4-5 SMAS 4-5.PNG A level that introduces Missile Bills.
World 4-6 SMAS 4-6.PNG A level with Magic Doors that change the size of the enemies and obstacles.
World 4-Fortress1-SMB3.png 2 SMAS 4-C2.PNG The second fortress level of Giant Land with Donut Blocks.
World 4-Airship.gif SMAS 4-A2.PNG The Airship level, manned by Iggy Koopa.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Giant Land in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Giant Land appeared in two episodes of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and was mentioned in two others. It was shown to be similar to the game in appearance, with oversized blocks and pipes. However, the citizens of Giant Land were shown to be actual giants. Giant Land is ruled by Prince Hugo the Huge, who was stated to be the "new ruler" by Big Mouth Koopa.

Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas: Bowser wants to take over Giant Land, so he transforms Bully, Big Mouth, Cheatsy and Kooky into Sneaky Lying Cheating Giant Ninja Koopas, enabling to storm through Giant Land and capture Prince Hugo the Huge. Mario and his friends show up at Prince Hugo's castle to offer their help, but the Royal Parrot dismisses them due to their small size. Mario and Luigi explore Giant Land to find a Super Leaf, evading an Angry Sun in the process. As Raccoon Mario and Raccoon Luigi, the brothers head back to the castle, but are unable to stop the Koopalings. They both lose their Raccoon Power and Luigi gets captured, along with Princess Toadstool, Toad and Prince Hugo. Mario manages to avoid capture by flying away on the Royal Parrot. He later rescues Prince Hugo and his friends from Kastle Koopa.

Princess Toadstool for President: Although Giant Land does not appear, Bowser and Cheatsy unleash a pack of hungry Giant Land Paragoombas upon a crop in the Mushroom Kingdom, but Mario and Luigi show up and defeat them.

Dadzilla: Once Madzilla is freed from Big Mouth and Kootie Pie, after Princess Toadstool corruptly says that they'll take him to enjoy a new life in the Mushroom Kingdom, Toad tells him that he'd fit right in Giant Land.

Do the Koopa: When Bowser is using the Doom Dancer Music Box to make everyone in the Mushroom Kingdom dance endlessly, it appears that several citizens of Giant Land can be seen dancing around at one point.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワールド4 巨大[5]
Wārudo4 Kyodai no Kuni
World 4: Giant Land
(Big Island[6] in-game)

Trivia[edit]

  • In Mario Party, the song "Let's Go Lightly" (played on the minigames Platform Peril and Bobsled Run) is a cover version of this map's music, but with additional rhythm, although part of the original rhythm is slightly different.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 32
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 North American revision, PAL NES and worldwide VC distribution ending
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 original North American release, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 International version ending
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, pages 8 & 25-42
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 32
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Collection and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 + Mario Bros. Japanese ending