Front Door

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Front Door
The Front Door from Super Mario World.
Mario running towards door 2
World-Level 7-FD
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 400 seconds (SNES version)
800 seconds (GBA version)
Boss Bowser
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The Front Door is a level in Super Mario World. It can be accessed by the completion of #7 Larry's Castle, or through the Star Road connected from Star World 5 and Valley of Bowser 4 (secondary exit). It consists of Bowser's Castle in Dinosaur Land.


Inside is a bright hallway with four doors – four areas (numbered 1 to 4) for Mario or Luigi to choose from, each door leads to a different area with enemies and obstacles that vary depending on which door was selected.

All four areas then lead to a second bright hallway with another four doors-four more areas (but this time numbered 5 to 8). The obstacles and enemies will again vary on what door is selected.

The last four areas lead to a dark room and a red block that activates a light at the top of the screen; this room is also seen at the beginning of Back Door, with slight alterations. This area has Mechakoopas. The area is also the only area in the game where the player can encounter Mini-Ninjas. The boss door is found at the end.


Boss Battle[edit]

Mario, fighting Bowser in the final battle.

Beyond the boss door is the roof of the castle, where the player must fight Bowser in his Koopa Clown Car. If Mario or Luigi touches the propeller at the bottom of the Koopa Clown Car, he will take damage; otherwise, he will simply bounce off. In the first stage of the battle, Bowser will fly around the top of the screen, throwing Mechakoopas. The player must grab and throw these upward at Bowser - if they hit the Koopa Clown Car, they are destroyed. After taking two hits, Bowser will fly off-screen to drop many fireballs from the sky, before returning to fight. Princess Toadstool will throw a Mushroom to her left. The player may choose whether to take it or not.

In the second phase, Bowser will then try to hover above Mario or Luigi and drop Big Steelies on them. After throwing two Big Steelies, he will throw two Mechakoopas. Again, the player must kick the Mechakoopas up toward Bowser and hit him twice. After another round of fireballs (and another Mushroom), Bowser and the Koopa Clown Car will start bouncing on the ground, trying to land on Mario or Luigi. Eventually, more Mechakoopas are thrown and the player must again kick two into Bowser, defeating him.

A message comes up as Peach kisses Mario (or Luigi): "Mario's (Luigi's) adventure is over. Mario (Luigi), Peach, Yoshi and friends are all going to take a vacation." Four groups of fireworks appear, with the last one being heart-shaped. The screen then begins to show the credits (with Mario walking and Peach riding Yoshi, as the seven Yoshi Eggs follow along) and the list of enemies from the game, complete with pictures and name tags.

On a side note, while there is no timer in the SNES version battle, in Super Mario Advance 2, the timer is present.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパのしろいりぐち
Kuppa no Shiro Iriguchi
Bowser's Castle Front Door
French Porte Principale Main Door
German Burgtor Castle Gate
Italian Portone d'ingresso Front Door
Portuguese Entrada Principal Main Entrance
Spanish Puerta Principal Main Door


  • If Super Mario Advance 2 is played on a backlit Nintendo handheld (such as a Game Boy Advance SP or Nintendo DS Lite), the background in the dark section of the level will be so bright that the red ? block light is actually not needed to complete the level. This is because those systems are backlit and this game was intended to be played on a non-backlit Game Boy Advance.
  • A room in "Send in the Clown" seems to be the Front Door, due to similar background designs, with the same white and green lozenge curtains and a block that gives light, along with the boss fight. However, the light block is the normal yellow color instead of red, and the "disco ball" is replaced with torch lamps.