The Pipe Vault is a system of tunnels that leads to Yo'ster Isle in the game Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The level is optional; Mario can simply bypass the Pipe Vault and move on to Moleville if he wishes. However, the Pipe Vault is the only way to get to Yo'ster Isle. Much of this area plays out similarly to a side-scrolling Super Mario game, as the player is restricted to a one-square-wide path and encounters classic enemies such as Goombas, Thwomps, Piranha Plants, Lava Bubbles, and Chompweeds.
The Pipe Vault begins with a pit of lava filled with jumping Lava Bubbles. In order to make it to the other side, Mario must traverse a series of platforms while dodging (or fighting) the Lava Bubbles. If Mario slips and falls into the lava, he will have to go back to start and try again. After the first area, Mario will encounter pipes, treasures, puzzles, games and even a few enemies (many which are fairly weak). There is no boss in the Pipe Vault.
The background music of the Pipe Vault is a rearrangement of the underground theme from the original Super Mario Bros.
Goomba thumping game
The Goomba thumping game is a special minigame run by a Mole entrepreneur from Moleville. He charges contestants ten coins to play the game, and if the contestant can reach a certain number of points, the Mole will give the contestant a special prize. Such prizes include Flower Tabs, Flower Jars, and Frog Coins.
The Pipe Vault in the Nintendo Switch remake
Names in other languages
|Pipe Dungeon; rendered "The Pipeline" in the Shogakukan guide.|
|French||Crypte aux Tuyaux||Pipe Crypt|
|Italian||Tunnel dei tubi||Pipe tunnel|
|Spanish||Red de tuberías||Pipe Grid|
- Super Mario RPG Final Edition. Page 2.