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.gif.


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.

After this pipe, there are some Ice 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, Ice 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.

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.


Level layout[edit]

Map in the NES version
Map in the NES version

Level statistics[edit]