World 7-Airship (Super Mario Bros. 3)

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Level
World 7-Airship.gifAirship
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Super Mario All-Stars version
World-Level World 7-Airship
World Pipe Land
Game Super Mario Bros. 3
Time limit 300 seconds
Boss Ludwig von Koopa
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World 7-Airship.gifAirship is the airship level and the fourteenth and final level overall of Pipe Land in Super Mario Bros. 3. The level becomes accessible upon completing World 7-PiranhaPlant-Map-SMA4.gif 2 and its own completion unlocks the way into Dark Land.

Layout[edit]

Like with the other airship stages, Ludwig's airship autoscrolls horizontally. Ludwig's airship is made up of several platforms with Bolt Lifts that can be used to jump across the gaps, along with Rocket Engines and Rocky Wrenches that the player needs to avoid. After the first Bolt Lift is a ? Block containing a power-up. After the second and the longest Bolt Lift is a wall the player needs to slide under, and a power-up is placed above it. Afterward are several small platforms with Bolt Lifts at the ends, followed by three Bolt Lifts that will travel backwards when stepped on before the Warp Pipe to Ludwig. Like the other Koopalings, Ludwig fires his magic wand to attack and is defeated after jumping on his head three times. However, he fires his wand shots rapidly, shakes the ground upon landing (like Roy), and he will charge at the player once stomped.

Once Ludwig is defeated, a letter from King Koopa, or a Koopa Troopa in the PAL NES releases, will be shown saying he has the princess locked up in his castle.

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Trivia[edit]

  • This is the only airship level to have huge square windows at the stern of the ship (the other airships have small circular port windows).
  • In the Super Mario All-Stars and GBA versions of the game, the cursed king is a crowned Yoshi instead of a Piranha Plant in the original NES version.
    • Additionally, the letter from Bowser at the end of the level has a picture of Bowser.