The Bowser Express

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The Bowser Express
The Bowser Express in the game Super Mario 3D World
Level code World Bowser-Train
World World Bowser
Game Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Time limit 400 seconds
Boss Pom Pom
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The Bowser Express, or World Bowser-Train, is a boss course and the fourth overall level in World Bowser in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. This level is a train-style level that is modeled after Bowser. At the end of the level, the player must battle Pom Pom for the second time. This level features various enemies and obstacles, such as spiked rollers that swing back and forth.

In Mario Party 10, the Bowser Battle Minigame Bowser's Sinister Slots takes place on the Bowser Express.

The Bowser Express's background is reused in Super Mario Maker 2, in the airship theme of the Super Mario 3D World style.

Completion of this level unlocks Footlight Lane and Deepwater Dungeon.


The level starts on a platform near a train with some Skipsqueaks nearby. The player needs to hop on the train and avoid a nearby Spike Bar in order to reach an area infested with Conkdors and Bullies. A pool of water comes soon after that where the player must navigate past some Madpoles in order to get back on the train. The player must now avoid a Spike Bar and enter a room filled with Mini Goombas. A Hammer Bro guards the nearby pipe which brings the player to Pom Pom. After defeating her, a Warp Box brings the player to the area with the Goal Pole. As with the Bullet Bill Express, the train starts off at a platform before speeding up and leaving, and if the player chooses not to board the train or fails to in time, they will lose a life due to being left behind by the level's auto-scrolling camera and the train itself.

Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: On top of the train at the start of the level.
  • Green Star 2: The player needs to collect all eight Green Coins from the Green Ring before they disappear.
  • Green Star 3: In a passageway with a Fire Bro.


Wii U version
Switch version
  • The player needs to Ground Pound the second ? Block in the room with Mini Goombas; it is a Platform Block that extends to the room's roof, where the stamp is. The stamp is a Conkdor pecking.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 突入!エネミーエクスプレス
Totsunyū! Enemī ekusupuresu
Rush! Enemy Express

Chinese 衝入!敵人快車
Chōngrù! Dírén Kuàichē
Dash in! Enemy Express

Dutch Aan boord van de Bowser-express
On board of the Bowser express
German Sturm auf den Schergen-Express
Assault on the henchmen express
Italian Treno nemico
Enemy train
Portuguese Assalto ao comboio do Bowser
Assault on Bowser's train
Russian Экспресс Боузера
Ekspress Bouzera
Bowser's express

Spanish Asalto al convoy enemigo
Enemy convoy assault