World 1-1 (Super Mario Bros.)
|Level code||World 1-1|
|Game||Super Mario Bros.|
|Time limit||400 seconds|
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World 1-1 is the first level of World 1 in Super Mario Bros. The first screen of the level is also the game's title screen when starting it up. It contains the basics of the Super Mario Bros. game, getting the player ready for the journey ahead. The level features Magic Mushrooms, standard enemies such as Little Goombas and Koopa Troopas, a lot of coins, a hidden secret bonus area that allows the player to skip most of the level, Fire Flowers, pits, and a flagpole at the end. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, World 1-1 was one of the later levels to be created, due to the "fun" courses created first being more suited for later in the game when players are more familiar with how the game works. Like all levels in Super Mario Bros., it returns in Super Mario Bros. 35, where it is known as Course 1-1.
This level starts out on a flat, open path. As Mario or Luigi moves forward, a Little Goomba appears and starts walking towards them. They then reach the first ? of the game, and afterward the six block triangle formation of ?s and regular bricks (with a Magic Mushroom inside the left block). A set of Pipes can be found, with Little Goombas located in between them. The final pipe among the set leads to a bonus area of coins and can be entered to bypass much of the level. After that, assuming the pipe was not taken, there is a hidden 1 up Mushroom block and a pit followed by another ? containing an item, possibly a Magic Mushroom or Fire Flower, depending on the their form. Additionally, Little Goombas start falling down from a long row of blocks above. There is a brick down below contains ten coins that the plumbers can retrieve by jumping repeatedly underneath the brick. There are two bricks after that; the second one contains a Starman. Then there is a ? triangle formation. The top block contains a Fire Flower (or a Magic Mushroom if Mario is small). A Koopa Troopa and more Little Goombas appear. Bricks and ?s can be found, followed by a pyramid-like set of Hard Blocks with a gap in the middle. After that is another pyramid-like set of blocks, this time with a pit in the middle. Just following is another pipe that cannot be entered (which is the exit from the bonus area mentioned earlier), followed by two Little Goombas and four blocks in a row (three bricks and a coin-holding ?). Afterwards is another inaccessible pipe, the ending staircase for the level, and the flagpole, which is reused in all underground and underwater stages in the game.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe challenges
In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Mario or Luigi can collect five Red Coins, find a hidden Yoshi Egg, and get a medal based on their score. The Yoshi Egg is found in a Hidden Block within the first set of pyramid-like steps, and the score to beat is 32000 (26000 in the Japanese version). The Red Coin locations are:
- On the row of blocks at the start of the level.
- In the first Ten-Coin Block after the second pit. The player needs to collect all the coins first before the Red Coin appears.
- In the third ? soon after the second Red Coin.
- On top of the bricks soon after the third Red Coin. The player needs to use the single brick as a platform.
- In the final ? of the level.
Green Koopa Troopa
|39||10 in ?s, up to 10 in one Ten-Coin Block, and 19 in open air in the secret area.|
|3||Replaced by Fire Flowers if Mario is already Super Mario.|
|3||Replaces Magic Mushrooms if Mario is Super Mario.|
|1||Hidden in a brick.|
1 up Mushroom
|1||Hidden in an invisible block in between the fourth pipe and the first Pit.|
|Secret Area||1||Entrance to the secret area is in the 4th pipe. Contains 19 coins. Exits out at the 5th pipe, near the end.|
Recreations in later media
Due to its notability, the level has been re-created in many games and other media.
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3: Classic World 1-1.
- New Super Mario Bros.: A Mario vs. Luigi stage, though it is truncated (the first and fourth pipes are absent, as is the section between the blocks the Goombas walk on and the second staircase arrangement, with the stage looping after that).
- Super Paper Mario: Lineland Road.
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Mushroomy Kingdom.
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii: World Coin-2.
- New Super Mario Bros. 2: Part of the first stage of the Gold Classics Pack.
- NES Remix 2: Recreated in Super Mario Bros. 3's engine similar to Classic World 1-1, as the first of the Bonus stages.
- Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS: As the first level of the Super Mario Challenge.
- Super Mario Odyssey: In a theater in the Metro Kingdom.
- Super Mario Maker 2: Super Mario Bros. W1-1?.
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit: A track called World 1-1 exists in the Special Cup of this game.
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie: The construction site Mario and Luigi run through has the number plaque of the nearby building, the crates and cans on the scaffolding, and the vent above them positioned in the same layout as the first set of blocks in the level. A castle-like building is also shown when Mario slides down its pole.
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder: The beginning of Shining Falls Special Triple Threat Deluge is a recreation of the first part of this level.
Getting the first Magic Mushroom
Getting past the first set of Pipes
Super Mario All-Stars version
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe version
The remake of this level in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
The remake of this level in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Concept art from the Super Mario Maker artbook
The icon from the course selection screen in Super Mario Bros. 35
The referenced blocks position in The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- A license plate in the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! course Mushroom City has "W 1-1" written on it, referencing World 1-1. The same license plate can be seen on cars in Moonview Highway in Mario Kart Wii.
- Eurogamer. (September 7, 2015). Miyamoto on World 1-1: How Nintendo made Mario's most iconic level. YouTube. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
- Super Mario Bros. Deluxe regional differences on The Cutting Room Floor
- Universal Pictures India (March 25, 2023). Mario | April 7th. YouTube. Retrieved March 25, 2023.