Forest of Illusion

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Forest of Illusion

Top view of the forest

Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Levels 9
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The Forest of Illusion is the fifth world of Dinosaur Land in the game Super Mario World and is the eastern portion of the aforementioned location. The forest contains one fortress, one Ghost House, one Star Road, the Blue Switch Palace, and many secret paths. 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 Area, #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, which is the northeastern part of Dinosaur Land.


The outside of the Forest of Illusion

Levels that are marked with an asterisk (*) feature a secret exit.

Appearances in other media[edit]

Forest of Illusion artwork as featured in Mario Mania

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 is the greater location of Wizenheimer's haunted house; 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[1]
Mayoi no Mori
Forest of Illusion; translated as "Mazing Wood" in the Super Mario World Shogakukan guide.[2]
Spanish Bosque Ilusión Illusion Forest
French Forêt Illusoire Illusory Forest
German Wald der Illusion Forest of Illusion
Portuguese Floresta da Ilusão Forest of Illusion
Chinese 迷失森林[3]
Míshī sēnlín
Lost Forest
Romanian Pădurea fermecată (Super Mario World animated series) Enchanted Forest


  • 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.


  1. ^ Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out)
  2. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 83)
  3. ^ Official Super Mario World iQue website. iQue. Retrieved May 30, 2018.