Top Secret Area

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Top Secret Area
Top secret area.PNG
World-Level None
Game Super Mario World
Notes Not a true level; instead, it merely contains power ups. It can be exited by leaving from either side.
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The Top Secret Area is a level filled with power-ups able for use by Mario and Luigi during the events of Super Mario World. The area is situated behind the Donut Ghost House, and is unlocked by finding the secret exit in that Ghost House. It functions similar to the Toad Houses. In two-player mode, leaving the level will not end the player's turn.


The level consists of a single area with five ? Blocks. The two ? Blocks on the left hold Fire Flowers, the two on the right Cape Feathers (when Small Mario hits the ? Blocks, he will get a Super Mushroom first). A Yoshi Egg will appear when the center ? Block is hit (a 1-Up Mushroom appears if the player already has Yoshi). It contains no enemies, and can be accessed an infinite amount of times, allowing Mario and Luigi to acquire the maximum amount of extra lives. In the SNES version, the area has no Time Limit. In the GBA remake, the area has a time limit of 200 counts. All Yoshi colors are available in the remake, depending on the specific power-up Mario or Luigi has.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーナツヘイやのうらみち
Dōnatsu Heiya no Uramichi
Donut Plains' Backroad
Spanish Área supersecreta Super Secret Area
French Zone Top Secrète Top Secret Area
German Top Secret Ebene Top Secret level
Chinese 甜圈平原小街
Tiánjuān Píngyuán Xiǎojiē
Donut Plain Smallstreet


  • The level's location icon changes in the two versions. The SNES version has a yellow space, whereas the GBA remake has a smiling, blushing green hill.