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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 in 1991 in Japan and North America for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, see Super Mario World.
The World Selection Map from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

A World is a group of levels in 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 only has two). However, starting in Super Mario Bros. 3, most games have a varying number of levels. In some three-dimensional 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 either referred to as stars or episodes. In earlier games, worlds were simply numbered "World 1", "World 2", etc. In Super Mario Bros. 3, they have distinct names. Super Mario World has no clear separation of worlds on the world map.

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.

List of Worlds[edit]

Donkey Kong[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 World[edit]

Main article: Dinosaur Land

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

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Super Mario Land[edit]

Main article: Sarasaland

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Mario Land
Main article: Mario Land (Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins)

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

Kitchen Island
Main article: Kitchen Island

Wario Land II[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

The World map from New Super Mario Bros..

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Vibe Island
Main article: Vibe Island

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

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

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Main article: Dome
The Terrace dome from Super Mario Galaxy. The domes act as worlds in this game.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

World 1

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]

World 1 overview.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

World selection screen in New Super Mario Bros. 2.

New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U[edit]

The World Map from New Super Mario Bros. U.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Main article: Sprixie Kingdom
Map of World 2 from Super Mario 3D World.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

The third world of the game, the Forest.

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

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

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

DK: King of Swing[edit]

Jungle World

DK: Jungle Climber[edit]

Lost Island

Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

The Cave map from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

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

Main game[edit]


Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Mundo World
French Monde World
Dutch Wereld World
German Welt World
Italian Mondo World
Portuguese Mundo World
Russian Мир