World 8-3 (Super Mario Bros.)

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World 8-3
SMAS SMB World 8-3 Screenshot.png
World-Level World 8-3
World World 8
Game Super Mario Bros.
Time limit 300 seconds
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World 8-3 is the third level of World 8 in Super Mario Bros. and the thirty-first level and penultimate overall in said game. It is notably the only third level of a world in the game to not be of the athletic level type, meaning it isn't based around jumping from high platforms over pits. Instead, this is a mostly flat overworld level taking place within the final castle's exterior walls.


Map of World 8-3 (Super Mario Bros.).
Map of World 8-3 (Super Mario All-Stars).

The player begins in front of a Turtle Cannon, which is followed by a Koopa Paratroopa, another Turtle Cannon and a pipe with a Piranha Plant. After the pipe is a duo of Hammer Brothers that jump between two rows of Brick Blocks, and in the second to the right block of the top row is a power-up. After a small staircase, a Turtle Cannon, a Koopa Paratroopa, and some stone pillars is another Hammer Brother duo, and in the second to the left block of the top row of Brick Blocks is another power-up. Beyond a pipe is a row of Hammer Brothers, and at the end of the last castle wall is a hidden Coin Block (which is in plain sight in the Super Mario All-Stars version of the level). After some small Hard Block platforms is the flagpole.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe challenges[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the player can collect five Red Coins, find a hidden Yoshi Egg, and get a medal based on their score. The Yoshi Egg is found in a Hidden Block directly above the left of the castle decal after the second set of Hammer Brothers, and the score to beat is 28000. The Red Coin locations are:

  • Directly above the fortress at the start of the level. A Hidden Block can be found to the left
  • Above the top row of Brick Blocks with the first duo of Hammer Brothers
  • On the small stone steps
  • In a newly placed Coin Block in the center of the top row of Brick Blocks with the second duo of Hammer Brothers
  • Above the floating blocks at the end of the level


Name Count
Green Koopa Troopa SMB.gif
Green Koopa Troopa
Green Koopa Paratroopa
PiranhaPlant SMB Sprite.gif
Piranha Plant
Bill Blaster Sprite SMB.png
Turtle Cannon
Bullet Bill Super Mario Bros.png
Bullet Bill
(infinitely spawned from Turtle Cannons)
SMB Hammer Bro Throwing Hammer Sprite.gif
Hammer Brother

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