Mushroom World

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Not to be confused with World Mushroom or the Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World pinball machine.
Mushroom World
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Mushroom World, as seen in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)
Inhabitants Humans, Toads, Koopas, Goombas, etc.

The Mushroom World is an area with eight countries in Super Mario Bros. 3. The Mushroom Kingdom serves as a gateway to these lands. In Super Mario Bros. 3, Bowser's Koopalings have taken over the other seven kingdoms of the Mushroom World. They stole the Magic Wands of the kings of each domain and transformed them into various creatures. While Mario and Luigi eventually defeat them and restore the kings to normal, Bowser himself returns to the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnaps Princess Peach once again, but he is thwarted in his own territory.

While the Mushroom World originally seemed to exclude the Mushroom Kingdom,[1] later uses of the term apparently count Princess Peach's sovereignty as well. In Yoshi's Safari, it is stated during the ending that Mario and Yoshi departed from Jewelry Land to return to the Mushroom World, where the princess awaits them. Furthermore, "Mushroom World" is sometimes used to refer to the Mushroom Kingdom in Paper Mario; the kingdom went under that name in the original Japanese script, but the English localization substituted most instances with the more common Mushroom Kingdom to fit the context.[2] Similarly, the Japanese version of the SNES manual of Super Mario World uses "Mushroom World" to refer to Mario, Luigi, and Peach's homeland in a direct reference to Super Mario Bros. 3, which was changed to "Mushroom Kingdom" in the official English localization.[3]


Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 3, the Mushroom World is divided into eight lands, seven of them with individual kings that were usurped by the seven Koopalings, and the eighth land, Dark Land, being Bowser's home domain and the location of his castle. The Warp Zone is considered World 9 in the game, but it is not confirmed to be an official part of the Mushroom World. Likewise, it is unknown where the Super Mario Advance 4-exclusive World-e is located.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

The back of the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Volume 1 DVD box mentions that Mario and Luigi had been transported into the Mushroom World from Brooklyn.[4] However, as shown on other home video release boxes, this was mistaken for the Mushroom Kingdom, which is also alternatively referred to as "Mushroomland" in the cartoon itself and related comic series.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

The Mushroom World is the main setting in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコワールド
Kinoko Wārudo
Kinoko no Sekai
Mushroom World
Chinese (Traditional) 蘑菇世界[6]
Mógu Shìjiè
Mushroom World
Dutch Paddenstoel Wereld Mushroom World
French Monde champignon Mushroom world
German Pilzwelt Mushroom World
Italian Mondo dei Funghi World of Mushrooms
Korean 버섯 월드
Beoseos Weoldeu
Mushroom world
Portuguese Mundo dos Cogumelos Mushroom World
Spanish Mundo Champiñón Mushroom World


  1. ^ "However, the Mushroom Kingdom forms an entrance to the Mushroom World, a place where not all is well." – Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet, page 21.
  2. ^ An example of this in a Japanese playthrough, in which the player comments with a screenshot that Peach is the princess of the Mushroom World. (Retrieved April 29, 2014)
  3. ^ A transcript of the Japanese Super Mario World manual showing the reuse of 「キノコワールド」 Kinoko Wārudo (Mushroom World) from Super Mario Bros. 3. The official English localization replaced it with "Mushroom Kingdom". (Retrieved April 29, 2014)
  4. ^ "And if that weren't enough, each episode also contained live-action segments featuring Mario and Luigi running their Brooklyn plumbing shop - all before they were flushed down a drainpipe into the Mushroom World." – Back of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Volume 1 box
  5. ^ Screenshot of the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 3 referring to the area as 「きのこのせかい」 Kinoko no Sekai, "Mushroom World". (Retrieved April 29, 2014)
  6. ^ Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved February 7, 2021.