World 1-1 (Super Mario Bros.)
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World 1-1 is the first level of World 1 in Super Mario Bros. and is the first level in general. 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 consists of Super Mushrooms, standard enemies such as Goombas and Koopa Troopas, a lot of Coins, a hidden secret bonus area that will allow the player to skip most of the level, Fire Flowers, pits, and a flagpole at the end.
World 1-1 starts out on a brick path. As Mario moves forward, a Goomba appears and starts walking toward Mario. Mario also reaches the first Question Block of the game, and afterward the six block triangle formation of ? Blocks and regular brick blocks (with a Super Mushroom inside the left block). A set of Pipes can be found, with 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 hidden 1-Up Mushroom Block and a gap followed by another Question Block containing an item, possibly a Super Mushroom or Fire Flower, depending on Mario's health. Additionally, Goombas start falling down from a long row of blocks above.
Afterward, a block down below contains ten Coins that Mario can retrieve by jumping repeatedly underneath the brick. Then there is a notable ? Block triangle formation, which contains no regular blocks. The top block contains a Fire Flower (or a Super Mushroom if Mario is small). Brick Blocks and ? Blocks can be found, followed by a pyramid-like set of unbreakable blocks with a gap in the middle. After that is another set of unbreakable blocks, this time with a gap in the middle that Mario can fall into and get killed. Just following is another pipe that cannot be entered, accompanied by two Goombas and a set of ? Blocks with coins inside.
Lastly, Mario reaches the ending staircase for the level, and the Flagpole afterward, which is reused in all underground and underwater stages in the game.