World 8-Bowser's Castle (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)

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World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.pngBowser's Castle
An image from the Castle of World 8
World World 8
Game New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Time limit 700 seconds
Boss Bowser
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World 8-Bowser's Castle Sprite.pngBowser's Castle (World 8-Bowser's Castle) is the tenth and final level of World 8 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and is the final main level of the game. This level is mostly full of lava and is home to Bowser. It is accessible after the player completes World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.. After Bowser is defeated, World 9 is unlocked.


NSMBW World 8-C Bowser Battle.png
Super Bowser
The battle against Bowser.
The second of room of World 8-Bowser's Castle in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
The second room in Bowser's Castle.

For the first (out of two) rooms there are a lot of Lava Bubbles, which will jump out of the lava to attack the player. They can be stopped by an Ice Flower, while the Fire Bars that also appear need to be avoided. The second room has a lot of slow falling platforms and sinking lava, but the platforms fall faster than the lava. In the last room, there is a big green door leading the player to the final battle against Bowser himself. The player needs to make sure to reach the midway point first before Mario enters the final showdown against the Koopa King. On the far right of this room by the door to the final battle, there is a hidden block that contains a Mushroom or a Fire Flower that will help him in the final fight. Then, Mario enters the giant green doors leading to the final battle.

In the corridor after going through the doors, Bowser's fireballs will come from offscreen to the right. Once Mario reaches Bowser, the door closes. In the first phase of the final battle, Bowser will breathe fireballs at Mario. Mario must wait for Bowser to jump so he can go under Bowser and hit the switch. Bowser will fall, but the person in the cage that Mario was expecting to be Peach turns out to be Magikoopa in disguise, unfortunately. Magikoopa will make Bowser grow, but to his astonishment, Bowser grows too much. Super Bowser spits fireballs at Mario and breaks the walls (or obstacles) while chasing them. He can also stomp to create hazardous lava waves. Mario will be forced to outrun Super Bowser's attacks. Propeller Mushrooms and Fire Flowers can help him in this chase. Eventually, after hopping on several floating platforms, Mario will see a giant orange switch at the end of the room with an exclamation mark on it with Peach in a cage above. Mario hits it, causing the lava to sink, along with Super Bowser. The final victory fanfare is heard and Peach falls down, and they go outside where they see Luigi and the Toads on their Hot Air Balloons. Luigi lets them go and as he is about to enter, the balloon leaves him behind, so the Toads decided to let Luigi enter the other balloon. Then, Peach tells Mario about the secret world, World 9, but if Mario beats the level again, Peach will ask Mario to tell her about his adventure again. After the cutscene, the credits, which are made of breakable bricks, begin.

The Koopalings, Bowser, and Bowser Jr. are about to be crushed by Bowser's castle.

Then, after the credits, Larry Koopa and Bowser Jr. come in and see that Mario and his friends are returning home on their hot-air balloons. Bowser Jr. points Larry to the other six Koopalings, who are pushing Bowser. Then, the castle begins to fall after Bowser is pushed over, crushing Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings.

Star Coins[edit]

  • Star Coin 1: Not long before the Warp Pipe that leads to the second room, the first Star Coin is floating under a slow falling platform, with several other coins above it. Mario and co. must get on the platform to make it fall to the Star Coin, then jump to safety before touching the Lava.
  • Star Coin 2: Toward the right of the second room is a small slow falling platform. Mario and co. must wait for the Lava to lower enough so as to reveal the second Star Coin, descend to it with the platform, then jump to safety before touching the lava.
  • Star Coin 3: After Bowser transforms into Super Bowser during the true final battle, Mario and co. must make him shoot a fireball to clear up the area with several moving platforms, then use the moving platforms to reach the third Star Coin which is floating to the high-left.


Name Image Amount
Dry Bones DryBones NSMBW.png 1
Goomba Goomba 1
Fire Bars A Fire Bar 15
Lava Bubbles NSMBW Lava Bubble Render.png 18
Boss: Bowser NSMBW Bowser Render.png 1

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