Key Door

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Key Door
A Key Door, in Super Mario Maker
A New Super Mario Bros. U-styled Key Door from Super Mario Maker
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Key Doors (also known as Locked Doors) are doors the player cannot enter unless they have collected a key. Locked doors usually have the appearance of a regular Warp Door with a keyhole.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

SMB2 Key Door.png SMAS SMB2 Key Door.png Key Door

Key Doors make their debut in Super Mario Bros. 2, first appearing in World 1-2. They can only be opened by Keys. If the player picks up a key for a Key Door, a Phanto will chase the player.

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Key Door in Super Mario 64 (shown in the context of a glitch)

Keys in Super Mario 64 are used to open Key Doors that lead to new courses, and in the DS remake, Key Doors that hold Mario, Luigi, Wario, and a secret Power Star.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Key Door

While Key Doors do not appear in Super Mario Bros. 3, one can be found in the Game Boy Advance remake Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, in the World-e-exclusive level Doors o' Plenty.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A Key Door in Ghostly Galaxy

Key Doors appear in the Ghostly Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, where they automatically open as soon as Mario or Luigi obtains a key. In the case of the "Matter Splatter Mansion" mission, multiple Key Doors can be unlocked at once with one key.

Super Mario Maker series[edit]

Key Doors were introduced in Super Mario Maker in the version 1.40 update, and available at the start in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. They can be produced by shaking a P Warp Door (which in turn is created by shaking a Warp Door). They also appear in Super Mario Maker 2, with the same function as in the previous game. As of version 3.0.0 of Super Mario Maker 2, Cursed Keys can also be used to unlock Key Doors.

Super Mario Run[edit]

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Key Doors appear in Super Mario Run in the level Boohind Lock and Key, where they can only be opened with keys. Once entered, Key Doors cannot be entered again. Key Doors resemble Ghost House doors from New Super Mario Bros. U, but with a keyhole in the center.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Key Doors appear again in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, behaving like in previous Mario games.

Gallery[edit]

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カギドア
Kagi Doa
Key Door
Chinese 上锁门 (Simplified)
上鎖門 (Traditional)
Shàngsuǒ Mén
Locked Door
Dutch Gesloten deur[1] Closed door
French Porte verrouillée Locked Door
German Schlüsseltür Key door
Italian Porta chiusa a chiave Locked door
Portuguese (NOE) Porta fechada à chave[2] Locked door
Russian Запертая дверь
Zapertaya dver'
Closed door
Spanish (NOA) Puerta cerrada con llave

Trivia[edit]

  • In the original Super Mario Bros. 2, once a Key Door is unlocked, it disappears. In the remakes, only the keyhole disappears by transforming them into normal swing-open Warp Doors.
  • In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, there is a painting of Key Doors from Super Mario 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Nederland. (March 9, 2016). Super Mario Maker - Gesloten deuren! Spijkerzuilen! Roze munten! (Wii U). Youtube. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Nintendo Portugal (March 9, 2016). Super Mario Maker - Portas fechadas à chave! Postes com espinhos! Moedas rosa! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2021.