Warp Zone (Super Mario Bros. 3)

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Warp Zone
Warp Zone
Greater location Mushroom World
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)

The Warp Zone is a secret world in Super Mario Bros. 3. It is numbered as World 9 of the Mushroom World in-game, though no actual levels exist on it. The purpose of the Warp Zone, as in other games, is to skip to another world; it consists of a small uninhabitated island, littered with Warp Pipes leading to the other Worlds in the game. The game cannot be saved while in the Warp Zone.

The song that plays in the Warp Zone is the same song that plays in Coin Heaven and the sky section of Sky Land.


The only way to get to the Warp Zone is to use a Whistle. Where the player ends up is dependent on the world they used the Whistle in. If the Whistle is used in World 1, the player can choose from Worlds 2-4. If the Whistle is used in Worlds 2-6, the player can choose from Worlds 5-7. If the Whistle is used in Worlds 7-9, the player can only choose World 8 (thus using another Whistle while already in the Warp Zone will lead to the World 8 section). Because of this, even though there are only three Whistles in the entire game, only two are needed to warp directly to World 8.