World 8-3 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)

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World 8-3
World 8-3
Level code World 8-3
World World 8
Game Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Time limit 400 seconds
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World 8-3 is the third level of World 8 in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and the thirty-first level overall in said game. The fortress walls in the background appear in the original and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe versions of the game with items being found in Brick Blocks, but the walls are absent in the Super Mario All-Stars version, with items being found in Hidden Blocks. Additionally, this is the only level in the game that takes place entirely in the sky.


The player starts before a platform that will fall once the player jumps onto it, followed shortly by a Lakitu. Jumping onto the higher platform, the player then needs to jump down onto a Springboard below to cross the next gap, landing on another falling platform. On the next stretch of clouds, the player will encounter Koopa Troopas, Hammer Bros., and blocks containing Poison Mushrooms. Above the second Hammer Bro. is a block containing a power-up and another block to the right containing a Beanstalk leading to Coin Heaven, which will drop the player at the end to just after a pipe with a Piranha Plant shortly after the second Hammer Bro. After the pipe is a block containing a Super Star, and the player must use the Springboard afterward to cross the next gap, which has Koopa Paratroopas flying above it. The player will then encounter two Hammer Bros. before reaching a scale lift, which the player needs to use a block and a running jump to reach. Afterward is a small platform followed by a Koopa Paratroopa and the Goal Pole.


In at least the Super Mario All-Stars version, if Mario or Luigi spawns another powerup item/Poison Mushroom after revealing the Beanstalk, the Beanstalk will turn invisible, but remain tangible.


Image Name Count
SMB Lakitu Throwing Spiny Sprites.gif Lakitu (infinitely respawn one at a time after death from 2 set locations)
SMB Spiny Sprite.gif Spiny (infinitely spawned from Lakitus)
A Green Koopa Paratroopa Green Koopa Paratroopa 1
SMB Red Koopa Paratroopa Sprite.gif Red Koopa Paratroopa 4
A Red Koopa Troopa from Super Mario Bros. Red Koopa Troopa 2
SMB Hammer Bro Throwing Hammer Sprite.gif Hammer Bro 4
A Red Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Red Piranha Plant 1


Image Name Count Note(s)

A Coin from Super Mario Bros. Coin 87 (78 in All-Stars)* Up to 10 from one Coin Block, and 77 in open air in the Coin Heaven.
Super Mushroom sprite from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.Fire Flower Mushroom/Fire Flower 1
A Starman from Super Mario Bros. Star 1 Hidden in a Brick Block.
SMBLL Poison Mushroom Sprite.png Poisonous Mushroom 3 All three are hidden in Brick Blocks.

* - In the original version, there are brick walls in the level's background that are used to intentionally obscure the Coin Block. As these brick walls are not present in Super Mario All-Stars, the Coin Block was replaced with a Hidden Block to preserve the effect, reducing the level's coin total by 9 in the process.

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