World 1-1 (Super Mario Bros.)

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Level
World 1-1
World 1-1
Level code World 1-1
World World 1
Game Super Mario Bros.
Time limit 400 seconds
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World 1-1 is the first level of World 1 in Super Mario Bros. The first screen of the level is also the game's title screen when starting it up. It contains the basics of the Super Mario Bros. game, getting the player ready for the journey ahead. The level features Magic Mushrooms, standard enemies such as Little Goombas and Koopa Troopas, a lot of coins, a hidden secret bonus area that allows the player to skip most of the level, Fire Flowers, pits, and a flagpole at the end. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, World 1-1 was one of the later levels to be created, due to the "fun" courses created first being more suited for later in the game when players are more familiar with how the game works.[1] Like all levels in Super Mario Bros., it returns in Super Mario Bros. 35, where it is known as Course 1-1.

Layout

This level starts out on a flat, open path. As Mario or Luigi moves forward, a Little Goomba appears and starts walking towards them. They then reach the first ? of the game, and afterward the six block triangle formation of ?s and regular bricks (with a Magic Mushroom inside the left block). A set of Pipes can be found, with Little Goombas located in between them. The final pipe among the set leads to a bonus area of coins and can be entered to bypass much of the level. After that, assuming the pipe was not taken, there is a hidden 1 up Mushroom block and a pit followed by another ? containing an item, possibly a Magic Mushroom or Fire Flower, depending on the their form. Additionally, Little Goombas start falling down from a long row of blocks above. There is a brick down below contains ten coins that the plumbers can retrieve by jumping repeatedly underneath the brick. There are two bricks after that; the second one contains a Starman. Then there is a ? triangle formation. The top block contains a Fire Flower (or a Magic Mushroom if Mario is small). A Koopa Troopa and more Little Goombas appear. Bricks and ?s can be found, followed by a pyramid-like set of Hard Blocks with a gap in the middle. After that is another pyramid-like set of blocks, this time with a pit in the middle. Just following is another pipe that cannot be entered (which is the exit from the bonus area mentioned earlier), followed by two Little Goombas and four blocks in a row (three bricks and a coin-holding ?). Afterwards is another inaccessible pipe, the ending staircase for the level, and the flagpole, which is reused in all underground and underwater stages in the game.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe challenges

Challenge Mode
The Yoshi Egg's location
Challenge Mode
The first Red Coin

In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Mario or Luigi can collect five Red Coins, find a hidden Yoshi Egg, and get a medal based on their score. The Yoshi Egg is found in a Hidden Block within the first set of pyramid-like steps, and the score to beat is 32000 (26000 in the Japanese version[2]). The Red Coin locations are:

  • On the row of blocks at the start of the level.
  • In the first Ten-Coin Block after the second pit. The player needs to collect all the coins first before the Red Coin appears.
  • In the third ? soon after the second Red Coin.
  • On top of the bricks soon after the third Red Coin. The player needs to use the single brick as a platform.
  • In the final ? of the level.

Enemies

Name Count
Goomba's walking animation from Super Mario Bros.
Little Goomba
16
A Green Koopa Troopa walking from Super Mario Bros.
Green Koopa Troopa
1

Level statistics

Feature Count Notes
A Coin from Super Mario Bros..
Coin
39 10 in ?s, up to 10 in one Ten-Coin Block, and 19 in open air in the secret area.
SMB Supermushroom.png
Magic Mushroom
3 Replaced by Fire Flowers if Mario is already Super Mario.
Fire Flower
Fire Flower
3 Replaces Magic Mushrooms if Mario is Super Mario.
A Starman from Super Mario Bros..
Starman
1 Hidden in a brick.
SMB 1-up Mushroom Sprite.png
1 up Mushroom
1 Hidden in an invisible block in between the fourth pipe and the first Pit.
Secret Area 1 Entrance to the secret area is in the 4th pipe. Contains 19 coins. Exits out at the 5th pipe, near the end.

Level map

Recreations in later media

Due to its notability, the level has been re-created in many games and other media.

Gallery

Trivia

References

  1. ^ Eurogamer. (September 7, 2015). Miyamoto on World 1-1: How Nintendo made Mario's most iconic level. YouTube. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Deluxe regional differences on The Cutting Room Floor
  3. ^ Universal Pictures India (March 25, 2023). Mario | April 7th. YouTube. Retrieved March 25, 2023.