Rich with Ropes

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Rich with Ropes
●22 Rope Athletics!<br>
Level code 22 (World-e)
Game Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Music track Athletic Theme
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Rich with Ropes is the 22nd e-Reader level from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. This card was released in Series 2 in Japan. Its official difficulty rating is ★★☆☆☆. This level contains many ropes that Mario or Luigi can climb, and while it was originally released only in Japan, it first became available internationally with the Wii U Virtual Console release of the game in 2016. The key art featured Iggy Koopa.

Level synopsis[edit]

Map of the level.

The level begins in a grassy area with Wigglers, Goombas and a single red Para-Goomba. Mario will find a row of ? Blocks. One of them contains a Beanstalk that leads to a Warp Pipe.

Entering the pipe, Mario is taken to an area surrounded by Wood Blocks and inhabited by a Goomba. Hitting some ? Blocks, he will find two Beanstalks. Climbing them, Mario reaches a place with a plenty of ropes, as well as Hoopsters climbing them. At the top of this area, Mario can enter a Warp Pipe and easily collect the first Advance Coin.

The pipe leads Mario to an area filled with ropes and Hoopsters. The second Advance Coin and Coins are placed underneath the end of many ropes. Another Warp Pipe can be accessed easily at the left corner.

Entering it, Mario is taken to a sky area. He must step on stationary platforms (some of them having their Super Mario World design) guarded by red Koopa Troopas and on a Stretch Block to reach a place with even more ropes and Hoopsters. An Advance Coin can be collected, if Mario travels through the ceiling. Ahead, there are more Stretch Blocks, as well as the Luigi e-Coin in the upper-left corner of the area.

At the end, the pipe takes Mario to the last area, where he will find more Wigglers as well as a single Super Mario World-styled Goomba and several Para-Goombas dropping from the sky with parachutes, just as Mario reaches the goal.


Name Count
Sprite of a Goomba from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
A red Para-Goomba as it appears in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 3
Red Para-Goomba
Hoopster sprite from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Red Koopa Troopa
Red Koopa Troopa
Goomba (Super Mario World) sprite from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Goomba (SMW)
Para-Goomba (Super Mario World) sprite from Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Para-Goomba (SMW)

Flavor text[edit]

  • Japanese:
  • Romaji:
  • Translation:  

ロープをつたって さがしものとは たいへんだな! せいぜい がんばれよ!!
Rōpu o tsutatte sagashimono to wa taihen da na! Seizei ganbare yo!!
"It's hard to find what you're looking for when you're traveling along ropes! Do your best!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロープをのぼってアスレチック!
Rōpu o Nobotte Asurechikku!
Rope-Climbing Athletics!