#3 Lemmy's Castle

#3 Lemmy's Castle
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Mario avoiding a Magikoopa's attack by crouching
Level code 3-Castle
World Vanilla Dome
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 400 seconds
300 seconds (Japanese version)
Boss Lemmy Koopa
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“Mario has triumphed over Lemmy Koopa of castle #3. Mario's quest is starting to get much more difficult. Have you found the Red and Green Switches yet?”
In-game text, Super Mario World

#3 Lemmy's Castle is the third castle in Super Mario World and its reissue. It is guarded by Lemmy Koopa and can be accessed by completing Vanilla Dome 4. By completing this castle, the player gains access to the Cheese Bridge Area.


The first part of the hallway contains some Magikoopas who cast spells at the Mario Bros. If these spells hit one of the many Rotating Blocks in the castle, that block will be transformed into a Yellow Koopa Troopa, a Thwimp, or a coin. After the Rotating Block section, the player will have to pass through a pool with platforms bobbing in the water. Here, a Midway Gate can be reached if the player hits the Switch Block and reaches the closest door before the time limit is up. The second part of this castle is a long hallway containing several large blocks that move up and down in a set amount of time. In order to reach the other side, the player must move carefully in order not to get crushed by the large blocks or hurt by the Dry Bones that patrol this area.

Boss battleEdit

Main article: Lemmy Koopa
The boss fight against Lemmy in the GBA reissue

Lemmy pops out of one of the many pipes that make up the floor of the room, along with two decoys.[1] Mario or Luigi must identify the real Lemmy and stomp on him three times to defeat him, all the while avoiding a Lava Bubble that is bouncing around the room. Afterwards, a short cutscene depicts Mario destroying the castle by smashing it with a hammer repeatedly, and Mario proceeds to the Twin Bridges area, though it is possible to reach the Twin Bridges area by completing Vanilla Fortress and therefore skip it entirely.


Sprite Name Count
  Magikoopa 1
  Koopa Troopa (yellow) (from Rotating Blocks)
  Thwimp (from Rotating Blocks)
  Flashing shell (nearby shell)
  Lava Bubble 11
  Lava Bubble (zigzag) 1
  Dry Bones 8
  Lemmy Koopa 1 (boss)


Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バニラドームのしろ
Banira Dōmu no Shiro
Vanilla Dome's Castle

  1. 3 Chateau de Lemmy
  2. 3 Lemmy's Fortress
German 3. Lemmys Festung
3. Lemmy's Fortress
Italian Castello di Cupola Vaniglia
Vanilla Dome Castle
Spanish Castillo 3º. Lemmy
3rd Castle. Lemmy


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Advance v.4, pages 43 and 69.