Donut Ghost House

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Donut Ghost House
Donut Ghost House.png
Mario looking at Boos
Level code 2-GH
World Donut Plains
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 300 seconds
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Donut Ghost House is one of two Ghost Houses in the Donut Plains and the first one visited in Super Mario World. As such, it serves as an introduction to Boos. It is one of two Ghost Houses in the original game to not feature Dragon Coins, the other being Choco-Ghost House.


Control Coin area.

The Ghost House consists of four rooms. In the first one, the player jumps over a series of pits while avoiding contact with the Boo Crew flying overhead. In the second room, there is a staircase with a door at the top. Entering this door transports the player to the area below the staircase, allowing them to hit a Rotating Block that they could not before. A Switch Block is inside, and hitting this makes a coin arrow appear, which points to another door left of the staircase. This door leads to a small room that is empty except for a single ? Block. Hitting this block releases a Control Coin, and exiting this room returns the player to the foot of the staircase in the second room. The player reaches the final room by entering the door at the top of the staircase while ignoring the entrance to the Control Coin room. It is visually identical to the second room, and the player is placed under the staircase upon entry. Hitting the Rotating Block in this room causes a Beanstalk to grow, allowing the player to climb up to the exit door. Entering the door at the top of the staircase transports the player to the second room (i.e. the room with the Switch Block).


The above-mentioned regular exit, when used, makes a bridge appear that crosses the river in the East, allowing Mario or Luigi to go to Donut Plains 3.

Secret Exit[edit]

In the first room, above the Boos, there is a platform that can only be reached by flying up through an opening to its left as Caped Mario (or Caped Luigi), where another Boo Crew is found. Running across it, the player eventually reaches an area with four Rotating Blocks and a door. The blocks contain transparent 1-Up Mushroom, and the door leads to a Giant Gate, which itself provides access to the Top Secret Area.


Sprite Name Count
Screenshot showing a Boo Crew from Super Mario World. Boo Crew 2
Boo Buddy from Super Mario World Boo 8

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーナツへいやのオバケやしき
Dōnatsu Heiya no Obake Yashiki
Doughnut Plains' Ghost House

Chinese 甜圈平原鬼屋
Tiánquān Píngyuán Guǐwū
Donut Plains Ghost House

French Manoir Beignet
Donut Manor
German Donut-Spukhaus
Donut Ghosthouse
Italian Casa Infestata di Pianura Ciambella
Donut Plain's Ghost House
Spanish 1ª Casa Encantada
1st Haunted House


  • In the original SNES version, the Message Block at the beginning of the level reads, "This is a Ghost House. Can you find the exit? Hee, hee, hee... Don't get lost!". In the GBA version, an extra sentence was added at the end, reading "Hey, haven't we met somewhere before?", referencing Boos' prior appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3.