Ice Land

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Not to be confused with Land of Ice or GBA Snow Land.
Ice Land
Iced Land
Game Super Mario Bros. 3
Level(s) 14
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“Be careful in the ice world. The creatures trapped in the ice will come to life if warmed.”
Princess Toadstool, Super Mario Bros. 3

Ice Land[1][2] (alternatively Iced Land,[3] Winter Wonderland,[4] the Ice World,[5] or Ice Country[6]) is the sixth world in Super Mario Bros. 3. It is the largest world in the game, with ten levels, three Hammer Brothers, three fortresses, three Spade Panels, two Toad Houses, and a castle that has been taken over by an airship. As the world's name implies, it is a frozen wasteland covered with slippery floors and frozen lakes, with many structures and platforms made of Ice Blocks in various sizes. Lemmy Koopa takes over this icy kingdom by stealing the royal magic wand and turning the king of Ice Land into a seal (a Monty Mole in the game's remakes). The map in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 shows that Ice Land is north of Dark Land and east of Pipe Land.

Level information[edit]

Level Preview Summary
World 6-1 SMAS SMB3 World 6-1 Screenshot.png The first level of Ice Land, where the ground is covered in ice and Ptooies are introduced.
World 6-2 SMAS SMB3 World 6-2 Screenshot.png An autoscrolling level with moving cloud platforms.
World 6-3 SMAS SMB3 World 6-3 Screenshot.png A level made up of small Ice Block platforms.
World 6-Fortress 1 SMAS SMB3 World 6-F1 Screenshot.png The first fortress level of Ice Land, this level has a platform on a track in the first room.
World 6-4 SMAS SMB3 World 6-4 Screenshot.png A level with many Rotary Lifts on Ice Block pillars.
World 6-5 SMAS SMB3 World 6-5 Screenshot.png An underground cove with Buster Beetles that requires a flight power-up to finish.
World 6-6 SMAS SMB3 World 6-6 Screenshot.png An underground stage that is partly underwater.
World 6-7 SMAS SMB3 World 6-7 Screenshot.png An autoscrolling level with Donut Lifts.
World 6-Fortress 2 SMAS SMB3 World 6-F2 Screenshot.png The second fortress level made up of Ice Blocks and several sliding Thwomps.
World 6-8 SMAS SMB3 World 6-8 Screenshot.png A long grassy level with many hills, Spikes, Walking Piranhas, and Buster Beetles.
World 6-9 SMAS SMB3 World 6-9 Screenshot.png Another underwater cavern stage.
World 6-10 SMAS SMB3 World 6-10 Screenshot.png A long ice level with many frozen coins and White Blocks.
World 6-Fortress 3 SMAS SMB3 World 6-F3 Screenshot.png The third fortress level, made up of many Conveyor Belts and Stretches.
World 6-Airship SMAS SMB3 World 6-A Screenshot.png Lemmy Koopa's Airship, containing Bolt Lifts and uneven platforms.
World 6-A map icon for the Hammer Bro. A Hammer Brothers battle in Iced Land. Three sets of Hammer Brothers traverse the map. Each of them have two rows of seven bricks and a floor made of ice. The first set will give up a Hammer when defeated, the second set will drop a Starman, and the third set will leave behind a Lakitu's Cloud. If the player meets the requirements for the Treasure Ship, a Hammer Brother will be replaced with that ship.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Ice Land
Ice Land as it appears in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Ice Land, though never referred to as such, only appeared in the episode "Life's Ruff" (which is the only episode where this world is shown as the title card), where it had a different ruler named King Windbag. He bullied his servants and never said "please", but when Hip and Hop came, they stole his wand and turned him and Luigi into dogs and harassed them for a bit, but were eventually defeated and returned to Dark Land. The castle is depicted with igloos around it.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

An icy tundra, referred to as "Ice Land", appears in the first episode of the Super Mario World television series, "Fire Sale". Here, it is under the control of Kootie Pie, who had stolen Mama Fireplant to make it warmer. However, Ice Land began to melt because of the heat, and Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Yoshi arrived to save both Mama Fireplant and Ice Land.



Audio.svg Ice Land - BGM
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Audio.svg Ice Land - BGM (Super Mario All-Stars version)
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An arrangement of Ice Land's map theme, "Slowly, Slowly", plays in Mario Party during the Pedal Power and Ghost Guess minigames. A more faithful arrangement plays whenever Mario receives anonymous e-mails in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The map theme's melody is incorporated in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate into the "Fortress Boss - Super Mario Bros. 3" arrangement alongside the map theme for Dark Land and the titular Fortress Boss theme.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワールド6 [7][8]
Wārudo6 Kōri no Kuni
World 6: Ice Land (alternatively "Iced Land"[9] in-game)

French Pays glace
Pays-gel (Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet)
Ice land
German Eisigland
Italian Mondo del Ghiacci[10][11]
Terra di Ghiaccio (Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3)
La terra di ghiaccio[12]
Ice World
Ice Land
The ice land
Portuguese (NOA) Terra Gelada[13]
Iced Land
Romanian Ținutul înghețat (Super Mario World television series)
Frozen land
Spanish Tierra Congelada
Frozen Land


  • This is the only world of the game that is possible to go backwards from using a Magic Whistle, as using it in the sixth world will allow one to return to the fifth. However, in Worlds 5 and 8, using it can cause one to return to the current world.
  • In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, the path to the second Toad House is altered so that it is accessible at the fork after World 6-4 instead of only accessible through World 6-5.


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 33.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 North American re-release and European ending.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 North American original, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 International ending.
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, pages 3 & 53-62.
  5. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, pages 6, 52, 54 & 60.
  6. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, page 62.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 33.
  8. ^ Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 + Mario Bros. Japanese ending (in kana).
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Collection Japanese ending.
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Italian manual, pag. 33
  11. ^ Club Nintendo (Italy) Volume 3 - 1991 Issue 6, page 18.
  12. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 39
  13. ^ VideoGame magazine, issue 8A, p. 13, Editora Sigla, november/1991.