A Treasure Ship, also called the White Ship or Coin Ship, is a wandering Hammer Brother that has been turned into a coin-filled airship that appears in Super Mario Bros. 3. If Mario or Luigi venture onto a Treasure Ship, they will find tons of coins that they can collect, plus a Hidden Block with a 1-Up Mushroom (which is blue in the NES version). Not including the ones battled at the end, there are no enemies found on the ships. However, the player can still lose a life either by getting crushed by the scrolling screen, falling off the ship, or letting the timer run out. If a player dies while on board a Treasure Ship, it reverts back to the original enemy.
At the end of the ship, two Boomerang Brothers are fought. The reward for defeating them would be whatever item the Hammer Brother that got replaced by the ship would have normally given (i.e. a Starman for Grass Land, a Hammer/Starman for Water Land, a Magic Wing/Starman/Music Box for Sky Land, and a Hammer/Jugem's Cloud/Starman for Ice Land).
The athletic theme, rather than the usual Airship Theme, plays in the background when on the Treasure Ship (except during the fight with the Boomerang Brothers at the end, in which the Hammer Brothers theme plays instead).
Treasure Ships are summoned through a trick that must be performed by following a specific method:
For instance, if the above criteria are met, and the player ends a stage with 44 Coins and a score of 0246240, they will successfully trigger a Treasure Ship. It should be noted that this trick will only work once in any given world.
If this trick is performed again while a Treasure Ship is on the map, it will revert back to a Hammer Brother.
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