Red Switch Palace

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Red Switch Palace
SMW SwitchPalaceRed.png

Mario avoiding Koopas while holding a P Switch

World-Level RSP
Game Super Mario World
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The Red Switch Palace is the third switch palace Mario or Luigi can encounter in Super Mario World and its remakes. It is found in Vanilla Dome and unlocked by finding the secret exit of Vanilla Dome 2; coding inside Super Mario World indicated that the Red Switch Palace would actually have been encountered much later (in fact, nearing the end of the game at Valley of Bowser). This level cannot be replayed after it has been completed.


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The palace consists of two rooms, which the player has 200 seconds on the Timer to complete. The first room has eight Koopa Troopas, each separated by an Empty Block, with one Koopa next to a Yellow Shell. There is a Switch Block and a line of coins above the Koopas.

The second room is empty except for the red ! Switch, which is activated by jumping on it.


Gameplay effects[edit]

When the Red ! Switch is hit, all red Dotted-Line Blocks become red ! Blocks. These blocks help the player progress through levels by filling in certain gaps, and allowing easy access to a few secret exits.

Levels with red ! Blocks[edit]

Red ! Blocks can be found in fifteen levels:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バニラドーム あかスイッチ
Banira Dōmu Aka Suicchi
Vanilla Dome Red Switch
French Palais Bloc Rouge Red Block Palace
German Rot. Schalterpalast Red Switch Palace
Spanish Palacio Rojo Red Palace