Grass Land

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This article is about the first world from Super Mario Bros. 3 and its remakes. For the first level from Yoshi's Safari, see Grass Land (level).
Grass Land
Greater location Mushroom World
Ruler Unnamed king
Inhabitants Goombas, Koopas
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)

Grass Land (alternatively Grasslands[1] or The Grassland[1]) is the first world of Super Mario Bros. 3. It has six regular levels, one Hammer Brother to encounter, one fortress, a Spade Panel, two Toad Houses, and a castle that has been taken over by an airship. In the third level, and in the fortress, Mario can get two out of the three Whistles in the game. Larry Koopa, one of the seven Koopalings, guards this area and is the boss of Grass Land.

The king of Grass Land wears a turban, and has a beard. During the events of the game, he is turned into a dog by the Koopalings; the SNES and Game Boy Advance versions of Super Mario Bros. 3 instead see him turned into a Cobrat.

The world map included in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 shows that Grass Land is bordered by Desert Land to the south and Pipe Land to the east. Likewise, the opening implies that Grass Land is in close proximity to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Level information[edit]

World Image Information
World 1-1 SMAS SMB3 World 1-1 Screenshot.png The first level of the game. This level introduces the Super Leaf, along with various enemies.
World 1-2 SMAS SMB3 World 1-2 Screenshot.png A grassy level featuring pipes, which also introduces sloped terrain and Starmen.
World 1-3 SMAS SMB3 World 1-3 Screenshot.png A plain-based level that resembles World 1-1, which introduces Coin Heaven.
World 1-4 SMAS SMB3 World 1-4 Screenshot.png An autoscrolling athletic level featuring multiple moving platforms.
World 1-The Fortress map icon. SMAS SMB3 World 1-F Screenshot.png The first fortress level of the game. This level introduces Boom Boom, along with various castle aesthetics.
World 1-5 SMAS SMB3 World 1-5 Screenshot.png An underground level, featuring pools of water and another Coin Heaven.
World 1-6 SMAS SMB3 World 1-6 Screenshot.png Another athletic level, featuring moving platforms on tracks.
World 1-Airship.gif SMAS SMB3 World 1-A Screenshot.png The first airship level of the game. This level introduces cannons and Bullet Bills, and its boss is Larry Koopa.
World 1-A map icon for the Hammer Bro. The Hammer Brother battle in Grass Land. The Hammer Brother will be on a green plain with various hills to the left and right, as well as a row of seven breakable blocks, with a small chance of the one on the right containing a Fire Flower. Successfully defeating the Hammer Brother will reward the player with a chest that contains a Starman. Note that if the player unlocked the conditions for accessing the Treasure Ship, the Hammer Brother will be replaced with the ship on the map.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

The Mushroom Kingdom in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Grass Land does not make an explicit appearance; however, its map shows up as the opening curtain when the Mushroom Kingdom is the episode's main setting, implying them to be one and the same or at least its animated equivalent. The Mushroom Kingdom (also sometimes called Mushroomland) appears in almost every episode at some point, as it was where Mario and his friends live. Mario and Luigi live in Toad's house, while Princess Toadstool lives in the Mushroom Castle.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワールド1 草原[2][3]
Wārudo1 Sōgen no Kuni
World 1: Grassland Land (alternatively "Grass Land"[4] in-game)
French Pays vert
Pays-vert (Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet)
Green land
German Buschland
Land der Steppe
Bush Land / Jungle Land
Land of Veldt / Land of Steppe
Italian Prateria Praire
Spanish Tierra Verde Green Land


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  1. ^ a b Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 16.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 30.
  3. ^ Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 + Mario Bros. Japanese ending (in kana).
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Collection Japanese ending.