World 3-9 (Super Mario Bros. 3)

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World 3-9
SMAS SMB3 World 3-9 Screenshot.png
Level code World 3-9
World Water Land
Game Super Mario Bros. 3
Time limit 300 seconds
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World 3-9 is the ninth normal level, and the eleventh level overall in Water Land from Super Mario Bros. 3. It is unlocked by clearing World 3-8, and clearing it unlocks World 3-Airship, from the world map, from Super Mario Bros. 3.


The overworld area of World 3-9
The overworld area.

This level is composed of two parts, a normal one, and an underwater one. The player starts in the normal area, on two Semisolid Platforms, with a Koopa Paratroopa near them. Next is a large row of Brick Blocks with a Para-Goomba on top, and a Turtle Cannon below them. One of these Brick Blocks contains a power-up. Shortly afterwards, there are some Bob-ombs, Turtle Cannons and ? Blocks, if the player is Raccoon Mario or Luigi, they can go under the Wood Blocks, break the wall of Brick Blocks and enter a Warp Pipe which leads to the left side of the underwater area.

The underwater area of World 3-9
The underwater area.

After this pipe, there are some White Blocks, alongside three Jump Blocks, with one containing another power-up. There is also another Bob-omb after this, as well as more Wood Blocks, White Blocks and a Koopa Troopa. After this, there is another Koopa Paratroopa, and a Warp Pipe leading to the right side of the underwater area.

The bonus area of World 3-9
The bonus area.

The underwater zone has two paths, and has many Cheep-Cheeps. The left path leads to a Bonus Area with a Frog Suit. The right path leads to a Warp Pipe that sends the player to the goal.


Name Count
A Turtle Cannon from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Turtle Cannon
Bullet Bill
Bullet Bills
Infinitely spawned by Turtle Cannons
A Bob-omb from Super Mario Bros. 3.
A Green Cheep Cheep from Super Mario Bros. 3
5 (green)
A Koopa Paratroopa from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Green Koopa Paratroopa
A green Koopa Troopa in SMB3
Green Koopa Troopa
Brown Para-Goomba
Infinitely spawned by Para-Goombas
Piranha Plant
Green Piranha Plant

Level layout[edit]

Map in the NES version
Map in the NES version

Level statistics[edit]