World 8 (New Super Mario Bros.)

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World
World 8
World 8 (NSMB)
Appearance New Super Mario Bros.
Levels 12
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World 8 is the final world of New Super Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi travel to this world after defeating Monty Tank or Lakithunder, or using the cannon in World 5. This world is divided into two parts: a "dark forest" area, and a "lava" area; both having their separate towers and castles. The two bosses of this world are Dry Bowser; and a resurrected Bowser fighting along with Bowser Jr.

The first half of the world has a "spooky" theme; featuring Splunkins, Scuttlebugs and Crowbers, and featuring the same music as the Ghost House levels. Notably, this is the only world to have Boos in a non-Ghost House level. The second half introduces rising lava and unique enemies such as Sledge Bros., Fire Bros., Kab-ombs, and Volcanic debris.

The bridge rises to allow Bowser Jr. to escape.

Unlike all the other worlds, this world does not feature secret exits or unlockable courses. One of each type of Toad House can be found in the forest area, but none can be found in the lava area.

A racecourse called Grumble Volcano which has a similar theme to this world is featured in Mario Kart Wii, and returns in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Level information[edit]

Level Preview Description
World 8-1 World 8-1 (New Super Mario Bros.) in the game New Super Mario Bros.. An overworld level featuring Crowbers and Bullet Bills. Read more...
World 8-2 World 8-2 (New Super Mario Bros.) in the game New Super Mario Bros.. An underwater level featuring controllable water and Skeeters. Read more...
World 8-A tower icon from the game, New Super Mario Bros. World 8-Tower (New Super Mario Bros.) in the game New Super Mario Bros.. A tower level featuring moving walls and spikes. Read more...
World 8-3 A Mega Unagi in World 8-3 in the game New Super Mario Bros. Another underwater level featuring Unagi and a Mega Unagi. Read more...
World 8-4 Scuttlebugs in World 8-4; compare with pre-release. An overworld level featuring moving platforms and numerous amounts of Scuttlebugs. Read more...
World 8-A Castle icon from the Nintendo DS game, New Super Mario Bros.. World 8-Castle in the game New Super Mario Bros.. A castle level featuring controllable lifts. Read more...
World 8-5 World 8-5 (New Super Mario Bros.) in the game New Super Mario Bros.. A short level which takes place inside a volcano. Read more...
World 8-6 World 8-6 (New Super Mario Bros.) in the game New Super Mario Bros.. A wrap-around level taking place inside a volcano, featuring rising lava. Read more...
World 8-7 World 8-7 in the game New Super Mario Bros.. An overworld level with multiple varieties of Hammer Bros. Read more...
World 8-8 World 8-8 in the game New Super Mario Bros.. The last normal level of the game; an overworld level featuring Volcanic debris and Kab-ombs. Read more...
World 8-A tower icon from the game, New Super Mario Bros. 2 World 8-Tower 2 in the game New Super Mario Bros.. The last tower level of the game; a tower featuring Snake Blocks and Fire Bars. Read more...
World 8-An icon that represents Bowser's Castle in New Super Mario Bros.. Mario Jumping to reach a door and avoid a Big Thwomp in the level World 8-Bowser Castle. The final level of the game; a large castle level featuring switches that can invert rooms. Read more...

Enemies introduced[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • When Mario enters the second part of World 8, additional drums and a double-reeded flute are added while roaming in the map.
  • This is one of the two lava-themed worlds in the New Super Mario Bros. series to feature Toad Houses, the other is World 6 from New Super Mario Bros. 2.