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Not to be confused with Land of Ice or Snow Land.
Ice Land
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Greater Location Mushroom World
Ruler Unnamed King
Inhabitants Spikes, Buster Beetles
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)

“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's Houses, and a king's palace. As the name implies, it is a frozen wasteland covered with slippery floors and frozen lakes. Lemmy Koopa takes over this icy kingdom by stealing the royal magic wand and turning the king 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 6-1SMAS.png The first level of Ice Land, the ground is covered in ice and Ptooies are introduced.
World 6-2 6-2SMAS.png An autoscrolling level with moving cloud platforms.
World 6-3 6-3SMAS.png A level made up of small, icy platforms.
World 6-Fortress1-SMB3.png 1 6-FSMAS.png The first fortress level of Ice Land, this level has a roller coaster platform in the first room.
World 6-4 6-4SMAS.png A level with many Rotary Lifts on pillars of ice.
World 6-5 6-5SMAS.png An underground cavern with Buster Beetles and requires a flight power-up to finish.
World 6-6 6-6SMAS.png An underground stage that is partly underwater.
World 6-7 6-7SMAS.png An autoscrolling level with Donut Blocks.
World 6-Fortress1-SMB3.png 2 6-F2SMAS.png The second fortress level made up of ice and several sliding Thwomps.
World 6-8 6-8SMAS.png A long level with many hills, Spikes, Nipper Plants, and Buster Beetles.
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World 6-9 6-9SMAS.png Another underwater cavern stage.
World 6-10 6-10SMAS.png A long ice level with Ice Blocks that can melt.
World 6-Fortress1-SMB3.png 3 6-F3SMAS.png The third fortress level, made up of many conveyor belts and Stretches.
World 6-Airship.gif 6-ASMAS.png Lemmy Koopa's Airship, containing Bolt Lifts and uneven platforms.

Hammer Brothers[edit]

Three sets of Hammer Bros. traverse Ice Land's map. Each of them have two rows of seven Brick Blocks. The first set will give up a Hammer when defeated, the second set will drop a Super Star, and the third set will reward 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]

Icy kingdom in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, an unnamed kingdom (presumed to be Ice Land given the obvious similarity) only appeared in the episode "Life's Ruff", 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.

Super Mario World television series[edit]

Ice Land appeared in the first episode of Super Mario World television series, "Fire Sale", where it is depicted to be in close proximity of Dinosaur World. Here, it is under the control of Kootie Pie, who had stolen Mama Fireplant to make it warmer. Unfortunately, Ice Land started to melt because of the heat, but the Mario Bros., Princess Toadstool, and Yoshi soon saved Mama Fireplant and Ice Land.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワールド6 [7]
Wārudo6 Kōri no Kuni
World 6: Ice(d) Land
(Iced Land[8] in-game)
Spanish Tierra Congelada Frozen Land

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 33
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 North American revision, PAL NES and worldwide VC distribution ending
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 original North American release, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 International version ending
  4. ^ Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, pages 3 & 53-62
  5. ^ Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, pages 52, 54 & 60
  6. ^ Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, page 62
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 33
  8. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Collection and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 + Mario Bros. Japanese ending