Green Switch Palace

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Green Switch Palace
Green Switch Palace

Mario's position when he enters the palace

Level code GSP
World Donut Plains
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 200 seconds
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The Green Switch Palace is a Switch Palace found on the west side of Donut Plains in Super Mario World. It is unlocked by finding the secret exit in Donut Plains 2. This level cannot be replayed after it has been completed.


The Green Switch

The palace consists of two rooms, which the player has 200 seconds on the timer to complete. The first room has two levels. While the player can just use the above platform and take the Warp Pipe to the second room, which has the Green Switch, there is also the option to hit the Switch Block and to defeat the Koopa Troopas on the lower level with a Red Shell. When all Koopas are hit at once, the player gets an extra life.

The second room contains nothing except the Green Switch, which can be activated by jumping on it.


Sprite Name Count
Sprite of a Blue Koopa without a Shell from Super Mario World Koopa without a Shell (blue) 1
Sprite of a Red Koopa Troopa from Super Mario World Koopa Troopa (red) 8
Sprite of a Green Koopa without a Shell from Super Mario World Koopa without a Shell (red) 8 (if stomped)

Gameplay effects[edit]

Mario and Yoshi smashing the Green Switch in Green Switch Palace.
Mario and Yoshi pressing the Green Switch

When the Green Switch is hit, all green Dotted-Line Blocks turn into Green Blocks, which contain Cape Feathers when hit. In later castles, a single Green Block often appears before the boss door, giving Mario or Luigi one more power-up before he faces a Koopaling. These blocks also help the player progress through the levels by filling in some gaps.

Levels with Green Blocks[edit]

Green Blocks can be found in 20 levels:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーナツへいや みどりスイッチ
Dōnatsu Heiya Midori Suicchi
Doughnut Plains Green Switch

Chinese 甜圈平原绿色开关
Tiánquān Píngyuán Lǜsè Kāiguān
Donut Plains Green Switch

French Palais Bloc Vert
Green Block Palace
German Grü. Schalterpalast
Green Switch Palace (Grü. is an abbreviation of grün (green))
Italian Pianura Ciambella, Palazzo dell'Interruttore Verde
Donut Plain, Green Switch Palace
Spanish Palacio Verde
Green Palace