Pipe Land

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Pipe Land
Pipe Maze
Game Super Mario Bros. 3
Level(s) 14
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Pipe Land[1][2][3] (alternatively Pipe Maze[4] or Tube City[5]) is the seventh world of Super Mario Bros. 3. Pipe Land consists of nine levels, two fortresses, three Toad Houses, three Spade Panels, two special Piranha Plant levels, and a castle that has been taken over by an airship. The world consists of many islands linked by a confusing network of pipes, and the islands themselves resemble Warp Pipes. The levels in this world often have complex pipe networks within. The kingdom is known to have landscapes, such as plains, deserts, and more, with several pipes. The king wears a Viking's helmet and overall resembles a Nordic Viking.

This labyrinthine world is conquered by Ludwig von Koopa, who turns the king of Pipe Land into a Piranha Plant (or a Yoshi in the remakes).

According to Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Pipe Land is located to the east of Grass Land and to the west of Ice Land.

The Piranha Plant levels serve as the basis of the Super Mario Bros. 3 style's Forest theme in Super Mario Maker 2.

All overworld parts of this world's levels have a peach-colored sky.

Level information[edit]

Level Preview Summary
World 7-1 Hammer Mario defeating a Piranha Plant in World 7-1. The first level of Pipe Land, which is a vertical stage with players having to travel through pipes to move upward.
World 7-2 SMAS SMB3 World 7-2 Screenshot.png A level split between above ground and underwater sections.
World 7-3 The third level of Pipe Land in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3. A grassy level with many hills and gaps with Lakitu flying overhead.
World 7-4 SMAS SMB3 World 7-4 Screenshot.png An autoscrolling underwater level with many Scattering Bloobers and Big Berthas.
World 7-5 Mario in World 7-5 of Super Mario Bros. 3. An underground pipe maze with Hidden Blocks that can be used as bridges or will block paths.
World 7-Pirahna Plant Map SMB3.gif 1 SMAS SMB3 World 7-PP1 Screenshot.png The first of the Piranha Plant stages.
World 7-Sprite of Fortress from Super Mario Bros. 3 1 SMAS SMB3 World 7-F1 Screenshot.png The first fortress level of Pipe Land, with no enemies and a room with many bricks that can be turned into coins.
World 7-6 SMAS SMB3 World 7-6 Screenshot.png Another vertically scaling stage, this time utilizing Directional Lifts.
World 7-7 World 7-7 of Super Mario Bros. 3 in Super Mario All-Stars. A stage filled with Munchers that the player has to run across by grabbing Starmen.
World 7-8 Screenshot of World 7-8 in the All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3. A stage with many types of Piranha Plants.
World 7-9 SMAS SMB3 World 7-9 Screenshot.png A stage made up of a long broken pipe maze.
World 7-Sprite of Fortress from Super Mario Bros. 3 2 SMAS SMB3 World 7-F2 Screenshot.png The second fortress of Pipe Land, with several pipe platforms spread out over a pool of lava.
World 7-Pirahna Plant Map SMB3.gif 2 SMAS SMB3 World 7-PP2 Screenshot.png The second of the Piranha Plant stages.
World 7-Airship, from the world map, from Super Mario Bros. 3 SMAS SMB3 World 7-A Screenshot.png The airship level of Pipe Land, manned by Ludwig von Koopa.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Pipe Land
Pipe Land in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Pipe Land, which was again sometimes referred to as the Pipe Maze, appeared in a few episodes. Underneath Pipe Land is vast underground maze filled with pipes and rivers. It is populated by various enemies such as Thwomps, Boo Diddlys, Venus Fire Traps and even Boom Boom.

Oh, Brother!: The first episode where this world is shown as the title card. Using the Power Shower, Kooky and Bowser were scheming to wash all the coins floating around in the underground Pipe World (presumably another name for Pipe Land or a related area) into a dungeon where they could collect them. When the Power Shower sprung a leak, Kooky captured Mario by pulling him through the Pipe World using his Plumber Pole. Kooky then hypnotized Mario using his Lame Brainer so that he would mindlessly repair the invention. Luigi attempted to swim through the Pipe World to rescue Mario, but after being chased by a Boss Bass, he returned to Toad's House to don a Frog Suit. As Frog Luigi, Luigi eluded all the enemies in the Pipe World and found his way to the Koopas' dungeon. After Luigi rescued Mario and defeated the Koopas, the Power Shower was dismantled, and all the stolen coins were returned to the Pipe World.

Misadventure of Mighty Plumber
King Koopa and Mighty Plumber in Pipe Land's underground maze.

Misadventure of Mighty Plumber: The second and final episode where this world is shown as the title card. In this episode, Bowser wanted to rob the Pipe Land Treasury. After Cheatsy brought Mighty Plumber to life from the TV, Bowser tricked him by saying that Mario and Luigi were trying to rob the treasury. Mighty Plumber followed Bowser through Pipe Land's underground maze, keeping Mario and Luigi out of Bowser's hair. After Bowser plundered the vault, he locked Mighty Plumber inside along with Mario and Luigi. With some help assistance from Mario and Luigi, Mighty Plumber escaped, took the coins back, and was returned to the TV. Mario and Luigi later returned the coins to the treasury.

Misadventures in Babysitting: The Pipe Maze was also featured in this episode. Junior, a spoiled child from Brooklyn whom Mario and Luigi accidentally wound up babysitting, found a warp leading to the Mushroom Kingdom. There he quickly befriended Bully, Cheatsy, and Kooky. The Koopalings used Junior as bait to lure Mario and Luigi into a volcano. However, they Koopalings betrayed Junior and tossed him into the Pipe Maze, where he was scared off by various enemies. Eavesdropping on the Koopalings, Mario and Luigi learned about where Junior went, and traveled into the Pipe Maze to find him. At the same time, Kooky began filling the Pipe Maze with lava. However, Mario and Luigi were able to find Raccoon Power, and were able to use it to free Junior from the Pipe Maze.

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

Pipe Land is the setting of the Nintendo Comics System story The Revenge of Pipe Ooze!, which reveals the world hosts The Annual Dirk Drain-Head Role-Playing Game.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

One of the Game Overs in Leaping Lizards has Luigi end up lost and disoriented in Pipe Land if he falls into a body of water and is sucked into a pipe due to having an Anchor in his pocket.

In Pipe Down!, Ludwig von Koopa sets up a base in the Pipe World (possibly Pipe Land or a similar location) and intends on debuting his basketball-themed ballet, Dribbling Beauty, there; using a pair of magic shoes sent to her as a birthday present, Ludwig abducts Princess Toadstool to star in the ballet as the "Prima Slamdunkerina". Along with a stage, Ludwig also has a Piranha Plant string quartet, a giant magical pipe organ, and a jukebox in his secret chamber. The Mario Bros. can reach Pipe World by either going down a tunnel beneath the Mushroom Palace, or by using one they discover in the Koopahari Desert.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワールド7 土管[6][7]
Wārudo7 Dokan no Kuni
World 7: Pipe Land (alternatively "Pipe Maze"[8] in-game)
French Dédale tuyaux
Pays-tuyau (Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet)
Pipe maze
German Röhrenisland Pipe Island
Italian Labirinto dei Condotti
Mondo dei Tubi[9]
Pipes Maze
World of the Pipes
Portuguese Canolândia
Mundo dos Canos
Pipe World
Portuguese (NOA) Terra dos Canos[10] Land of the Pipes
Romanian Lumea țevilor (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, episode "Oh, Brother!")
Ținutul țevilor (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, episode "Misadventure of Mighty Plumber")
Pipe world
Pipe realm
Spanish Tuberías
Laberinto de Tuberías (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
Pipe Maze


Audio.svg Pipe Land - BGM
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Audio.svg Pipe Land - BGM (Super Mario All-Stars version)
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  • An arrangement of Pipe Land's map theme plays in the stock menu in Fortune Street.


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 33.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 North American re-release and European ending.
  3. ^ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Pipe trophy.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 North American original, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 International ending.
  5. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 13, pages 62 & 64.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 33.
  7. ^ Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario 3 + Mario Bros. Japanese ending (in kana).
  8. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario Collection Japanese ending
  9. ^ Club Nintendo (Italy) Volume 3 - 1991 Issue 6, page 18.
  10. ^ VideoGame magazine, issue 8A, p. 18, Editora Sigla, november/1991.