- This article is about the world in Super Mario Bros. 3. For the course in Super Mario 64, see Tiny-Huge Island.
|Game||Super Mario Bros. 3|
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Giant Land (alternatively Big Island, the Land Of The Giants, the Giant World, or the Land of Giants) 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 castle that has been taken over by an airship. Everything in this world is huge, including the ? Blocks and Goombas, and the map itself resembles a giant turtle, 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 sky is light green in the NES version of this world's overworld levels.
|World 4-1||The first level of Giant Land, which introduces several large enemies.|
|World 4-2||A level with large Warp Pipes and jumping Cheep-Cheeps.|
|World 4-3||An underground cavern with large gaps the player has to jump across.|
|World 4- 1||The first fortress level of Giant Land introduces Hot Foots and sliding Thwomps.|
|World 4-4||An underwater stage with Lakitu tossing Spiny Eggs at the player.|
|World 4-5||A level that introduces Missile Bills.|
|World 4-6||A level with Magic Doors that change the size of the enemies and obstacles.|
|World 4- 2||The second fortress level of Giant Land with Donut Lifts.|
|World 4-||The Airship level, manned by Iggy Koopa.|
|World 4-||Three Sledge Brothers roam the map. Encountering one will trigger a battle taking place on a flat stretch of land with two large Cloud Blocks high above it. The reward for defeating one is either a Starman, Lakitu's cloud, or P-Wing depending on which one is fought.|
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: This is the only episode in which this world is shown as the title card. 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, whose cage was stolen by the Koopalings to house Princess Toadstool, Toad and Luigi during their capture. 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 says that they will take him to enjoy a new life in the Mushroom Kingdom, Toad tells him that he would 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.
World 4 as seen in BS Super Mario Collection
Names in other languages
Wārudo4 Kyodai no Kuni
|World 4: Giant Land (alternatively "Big Island" in-game)|
Pays-gros (Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet)
|Portmanteau of "grande" (feminine form for "grand", "big") and "île" ("island") which is also a feminine noun in French.|
Land der Riesen
Land of Giants
Mondo dei Giganti
Terra dei Giganti (cartoon)
World of the Giants
|Portuguese (NOA)||Terra Gigante||Giant Land|
|Romanian||Țara uriașilor (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)||Land of the giants|
|Spanish||Gran Isla||Great Island|
| Giant Land - BGM||File info|
| Giant Land - BGM (Super Mario All-Stars version)||File info|
- In Mario Party, the song "Let's Go Lightly" (played on the minigames Platform Peril and Bobsled Run) is a cover version of Giant Land's music, but with additional rhythm, although part of the original rhythm is slightly different.
- In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an arrangement of Giant Land's music plays as part of the "Super Mario Bros. 3 Medley" track.
- The entire island forms the rough shape of a Koopa Troopa.
- Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 32.
- Super Mario Bros. 3 North American re-release and European ending.
- Super Mario Bros. 3 North American original, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 International ending.
- Nintendo Power Volume 13, pages 3, 8 & 35-42.
- Nintendo Power Volume 13, pages 34 & 37.
- Hodgson, David S J. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 54.
- Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 32.
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 + Mario Bros. Japanese ending (in kana).
- Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Collection Japanese ending.
- Club Nintendo (Italy) Volume 3 - 1991 Issue 6, page 18.
- VideoGame magazine, issue 8A, p. 12, Editora Sigla, november/1991.