World 3 (New Super Mario Bros.)

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World 3
NSMB WorldThree.jpg
Appearance New Super Mario Bros.
Levels 9
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“If you don't find the alternate exit in World 2, you'll find yourself in the tropical landscape of World 3. But don't expect to be lounging on the beach -- this world is far from paradise!”
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World 3 is third main world in the game New Super Mario Bros.. This world features a large beach-covered island, with many ocean- and beach-themed levels featuring Cheep-Cheeps, as well as the first Ghost House in the game. World 3 has a total of eleven exits, and the boss of the world is Cheepskipper. After the completion of this world, the player instantly gains access to World 5.

World 3 can be skipped if the player gains access to World 4 by defeating Mummipokey, the boss of World 2, in mini form.


Level Preview Description
World 3-1 3-1 NSMB.png The first level in World 3 takes place underwater. Cheep-Chomps appear here for the first time in the series, but do not appear again in the game.
World 3-A 3-A NSMB.png This level is the first secret level in World 3. It introduces Skeeters.
World 3-2 3-2 NSMB.png This is the second level in the world, and mostly takes place on tilting mushrooms. It has a secret exit which unlocks a different path that leads to World 3-B.
World 3-B 3-B NSMB.png This is the second secret level in the world. A level high in the sky, it is made entirely out of pipes.
World 3-C 3-C NSMB.png This is the third and final secret level in the world. Completing it leads directly to the world's castle.
World 3-Fortress NSMB.png 3-Tower NSMB.png This is the third tower in the game. Most of this tower is spent climbing on fences.
World 3-3 3-3 NSMB.png This level takes place underwater. It is the first and only appearance of Bloopers.
World 3-Haunted House NSMB.png NSMB 3-GhostHouse.png This level is the first Ghost House in the game.
World 3-Cannon NSMB.pngWarp Cannon NSMB 3-Cannon.png This island and mountain-themed area can be unlocked by using the secret exit in World 3-Ghost Icon.pngGhost House. If the player enters the Warp Cannon, they will be taken to World 6. To the right of the Warp Cannon is a Roulette Block.
World 3-Castle NSMB.png NSMBDS Cheepskipper Screenshot.png This level is the third castle level in the game, and the last level in World 3. Much of the level consists of avoiding Skewers. At the end, Mario must fight a giant fish.
World 3-A (New Super Mario Bros.)World 3-1 (New Super Mario Bros.)Power-Up Toad HouseWorld 3-2 (New Super Mario Bros.)World 3-Tower (New Super Mario Bros.)World 3-B (New Super Mario Bros.)World 3-3 (New Super Mario Bros.)Mega Mushroom Toad HouseWorld 3-C1-Up Toad HouseWorld 3-Ghost House (New Super Mario Bros.)#World 3-CannonWorld 3-Castle (New Super Mario Bros.)
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