Red Mushroom House
- “Hit the ball three times, and win a prize! Only 30 coins per game!”
- —Toad, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
The Red Mushroom House is a red-colored Toad House that contains one of the special minigames found in World-e in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. The Toad House is unlocked after 50 Advance Coins are collected, so it is unplayable in non-Japanese versions of the game prior to the Wii U Virtual Console release. The player must pay 30 coins each time they play this minigame.
With a 30-second time limit, Mario or Luigi starts the minigame in a room where he has a red ball. The object is to throw the ball and make contact with a bubble hovering at the top of the screen. The ball turns yellow after being thrown once, turns blue after being thrown twice, and disappears after all three throws are used. During each throw, the ball is slower than before. It is possible for the ball to rebound and hit the bubble two or even three times in a single throw. If the ball hits the bubble three times, the player can get the contents of the bubble (a random item).
- The core mechanic of the minigame seems to be a combination of elements from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and the obscure Punch Ball Mario Bros. Notably, Mario's Punch Ball was red in the latter game.
- Hodgson, David S J. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 112. "NOTE The Orange and Red Mushroom Houses have similar (but as of yet, undisclosed) mini-games in this style. They cost 50 and 80 gold Coins respectively, but the prizes are much more impressive and rare. That's another reason to collect all future e-Reader cards!"