Vanilla Fortress

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Vanilla Fortress
The fortress Vanilla Fortress from Super Mario World.
Level code 3-Fort
World Vanilla Dome
Game Super Mario World
Time limit 300 seconds
Boss Reznor
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The Vanilla Fortress is a fortress located on top of the Vanilla Dome in Super Mario World. It can be accessed through completing the level Vanilla Secret 3. This is the only underwater fortress in the game. Like in the other fortresses, Reznors are the boss of this fortress.


The level starts off with Mario entering a pipe to an underwater fortress. He must swim, avoiding Fishbones and Ball 'N' Chains. If Mario is in his normal form, he can go under the gap to a pipe that is a shortcut which leads to the next part of the fortress. However, if he is not, he must either continue swimming to the right, or to become his regular size so that he can fit through the section. There will be a small section with spikes with some Fishbones as well. After, a ? Block with a power-up inside it can be found, and a bigger section with spikes, falling spikes, Fishbones, Bony Beetles, and Dry Bones. A purple pipe should be on the ground. The player must enter it. The player can go through two routes, the top route, which has coins and Ball 'N' Chains, or the bottom one, which have Fishbones, Dry Bones, Bony Beetles, Ball 'N' Chains, and Thwomps. After, the player will come across two Ball 'N' Chains, and a lot of Fishbones. Mario should now come across a Yellow ! Block, a Dry Bones, a Bony Beetle, and a door. The player should enter the door to fight the four Reznors. Once they've been defeated, the player can now go to Butter Bridge 1.


Sprite Name Count
A Ball 'N' Chain from Super Mario World Ball 'N' Chain 10
A Fish Bone as it appears in Super Mario World. Fishbone 24
Bony Beetle SMW.png Bony Beetle 6
Falling spike Falling spike 6
SMWDB.png Dry Bones 5
Angry Thwomp Thwomp 4
Reznor Reznor 4 (boss)

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バニラだいちのとりで
Banira Daichi no Toride
Vanilla Tableland's Fort

Danish Vanilje fæstning
Vanilla Fortress
French Forteresse Vanille
Vanilla Fortress
German Vanille-Festung
Vanilla Fortress
Italian Fortezza di Cupola Vaniglia
Vanilla Dome Fortress
Spanish Fuerte Vainilla
Vanilla Fort