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This article is about the term "world". For the term that refers to the Mushroom Kingdom in addition to the eight kingdoms of Super Mario Bros. 3, see Mushroom World. For the game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, see Super Mario World. For the actual world (also formerly called the "Real World" in earlier material), see Earth.
World select screen from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The world-selection map from New Super Mario Bros. Wii

A world is a group of levels in Super Mario games. In Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, each world always has exactly four levels, and in Super Mario Bros. 2, each world has three (except the final world, which has only two). However, starting in Super Mario Bros. 3, most games have a varying number of levels. In some three-dimensional Super Mario games, worlds are no longer used; now each level stands alone (but each level is sometimes referred to as a world), and the missions are referred to as either stars or episodes. In earlier games, worlds were simply numbered "World 1," "World 2," etc. Super Mario Bros. 3 was the first Super Mario game to give the worlds distinct names, though some later games return to the standard numerical naming.

In general terms, a world refers to any large area of land and space marked off from other regions. As such, "world" may refer to a politically or geographically distinct region of land (such as Desert Land or Chocolate Island), a planet, or even an entire galaxy. Each world has several different terrains and locations.

List of worlds[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Glitch worlds

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Main article: Mushroom World

Super Mario Land[edit]

Main article: Sarasaland

Super Mario World[edit]

Main article: Dinosaur Land

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

The map of Mario Land from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Mario Land
Main article: Mario Land (Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins)

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

The Worlds Map
The World map from New Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Main article: Dome
Terrace dome galaxies. "Super Mario Galaxy World Map," so to say.
The Terrace dome from Super Mario Galaxy. The domes act as worlds in this game.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Main article: Grand World Map
The Grand World Map found in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

The Worlds Map
World selection screen in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

The Mushroom Kingdom's artwork from New Super Mario Bros. U.
The World Map from New Super Mario Bros. U.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Main article: Sprixie Kingdom

Super Mario Run[edit]

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Donkey Kong franchise[edit]

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Main article: Donkey Kong Island

Donkey Kong Land[edit]

Main article: Donkey Kong Island

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Main article: Crocodile Isle

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Main article: Crocodile Isle

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Main article: Northern Kremisphere

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Main article: Northern Kremisphere

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

Main article: Timber's Island

DK: King of Swing[edit]

DK: Jungle Climber[edit]

Full map of DK: Jungle Climber
Full map

Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Main article: Yoshi's Story (book)

Yoshi Topsy-Turvy[edit]

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

Wario franchise[edit]

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Kitchen Island
Main article: Kitchen Island

Wario Land II[edit]

Wario Land 3[edit]

Wario Land 4[edit]

Wario World[edit]

Wario Land: Shake It![edit]

Mario & Wario[edit]

Hotel Mario[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong series[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again![edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem![edit]

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars[edit]

Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge[edit]

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Vibe Island
Vibe Island
Main article: Vibe Island

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Super Mario Party[edit]

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワールド
Chinese 世界
Dutch Wereld World
French Monde World
German Welt World
Italian Mondo World
Korean 월드
Portuguese Mundo World
Russian Мир
Spanish Mundo World