World 3-1 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)

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World 3-1
World 3-1
Level code World 3-1
World World 3
Game Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Time limit 400 seconds
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World 3-1 is the first level of World 3 in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and the ninth level overall in said game. In the original release and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the level has a standard grassland palette, though Super Mario All-Stars has the level covered in snow. This is the first level in the game with backwards Warp Zones.


The level starts with the player facing two Hammer Bros on two rows of Brick Blocks, one of which on the bottom row contains a Super Star. Across the gap in the right-most block of the first row of ? Blocks is a Poison Mushroom, and the left-most ? Block of the top row contains a power-up. Through the Warp Pipe ahead is an underground area with Coins and a Bill Blaster, which will lead out to a backwards Warp Zone that leads to World 1-1, though there is also a gap the player can chose to jump into to lose a life, thus avoiding the pipe and starting this level over. To the right of the next pipe above ground is a Hidden Block with a power-up, and above the pipe is a Beanstalk that leads to Coin Heaven. After some Koopa Paratroopas and between a few Bill Blasters is a row of ? Blocks, with the left-most one containing a power-up. Directly above the Koopa Paratroopa ahead is a Hidden Block with a 1-Up Mushroom. Through the second Warp Pipe afterward is another underground area that will exit to the pipe underneath the Beanstalk from earlier. After the four pipes is a Super Spring the player can use to jump over the Goal Pole ahead, which will lead to the same backwards Warp Zone from earlier.


Name Count
SMB Hammer Bro Throwing Hammer Sprite.gif
Hammer Brother
A Red Koopa Troopa from Super Mario Bros.
Red Koopa Troopa
6 (one spawns over a death pit and therefore cannot be seen normally)[1]
A Green Koopa Troopa walking from Super Mario Bros.
Green Koopa Troopa
SMB Red Koopa Paratroopa Sprite.gif
Red Koopa Paratroopa
A Green Koopa Paratroopa
Green Koopa Paratroopa
PiranhaPlant SMB Sprite.gif
Piranha Plant
Bill Blaster sprite.
Turtle Cannon
Bullet Bill
Bullet Bill
infinitely spawned by Turtle Cannons

Level statistics[edit]

Feature Count Notes
A Coin from Super Mario Bros..
135 11 in ? Blocks, 2 in Hidden Blocks, up to 20 in two Coin Blocks in the two secret areas, and 102 in open air, 99 of which are in the three secret areas.
Super Mushroom sprite from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
Magic Mushroom
3 Replaced by Fire Flowers if Mario is already Super Mario.
Fire Flower
Fire Flower
3 Replaces Magic Mushrooms if Mario is Super Mario.
A Starman from Super Mario Bros..
1 Hidden in a Brick Block.
1-Up Mushroom sprite from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
1 up Mushroom
1 Hidden in an invisible block directly above the Red Koopa Paratroopa just before the fourth pipe.
SMBLL Poison Mushroom Sprite.png
Poison Mushroom
1 Hidden in a ? Block.
Secret Area 3
  • Entrance to the first secret area is in the first pipe. Contains up to 26 coins. Exits out at the eighth pipe, just before the backwards Warp Zone to World 1.
  • The Beanstalk leading to the Coin Heaven is hidden in a Brick Block. Contains 73 coins. Exits out just before the Super Spring and the staircase leading to the level's end.
  • Entrance to the third secret area is in the fifth pipe. Contains up to 20 coins. Exits out at the second pipe, earlier in the level.

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  1. ^ Kriller37 (November 10, 2020). New Enemy Discovered in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels 3-1 (After 34 Years). YouTube. Retrieved January 25, 2022.