Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough World 1: Grass Land

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 10 minutes

This Super Mario Bros 3 walkthrough is divided into 8 total pages.

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World 1: Grass Land

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 0

1-1: Just like the first Super Mario Bros. game, the first enemy you meet is Goomba/Kuribo. Whenever I introduce a new enemy, I will state its English/Japanese name once then from thereafter I refer to them as their English name.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 1

The ? block on the right contains a Mushroom.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 2

This Mushroom allows Mario to grow into Big Mario.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 3

Meet Venus Fire Trap/Fire Pakkun. They spit fire at you, green ones have shorter stems than the Red ones. Also on this screen is a white block. Jump on it and crouch for a few seconds to sink through it and you will temporarily move along part of the background.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 4

As you can see you met, the Koopa Troopa/Nokonoko. When you stomp on it, it hides in its shell. They come in two varieties. Green ones (Midori) walk in a straight line and turn back when they hit an object. Red ones (Akai) like the one here walk forward and turn back when they reach the edge. You can kick the shell at objects to uncover items in ? blocks or you can kill other enemies in its path.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 5

This Super Leaf turns you into Raccoon Mario.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 6

Clear out the remaining enemies in the way and then get a running start. As Raccoon Mario and later in the game Tanuki Mario, you can fly in the air for several seconds. Take flight here for example.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 7

It leads to a hidden area in the clouds where this brick contains a 1-up.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 8

When on lower ground, kick this Koopa shell to clear off some bricks.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 9

Hit this brick to unveal a P-switch. It turns bricks into coins and vice versa unless the bricks contain an item. Further into the game this turns the invincible Munchers into coins too.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 10

On the left is the Piranha Plant/Pakkun Flower. They pop out trying to chomp on anyone jumping onto their pipe. Green ones have smaller stems than red ones.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 11

Once all coins are collected, take flight and fly to this pipe and go down.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 12

Inside is a set of coins that forms the number "3"

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 13

Once out, head to the end and hit the roulette block. You can get one star, flower, or mushroom. Three mixed ones collectively result in a 1-up. Three stars is 5 lives, three flowers is 3 lives, and three mushrooms is two lives.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 14

1-2: Here is a Super Leaf if you need it but in this pic I don't.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 15

Meet Paragoomba/Patakuribo. They have wings but the red ones don't fly too well. The orange ones can fly better and drop Microgoombas/Mamekuribos on you. Stomping them takes away their wings and turn them back to normal Goombas.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 16

Slide under this brick and hit it for a P-Switch.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 17

Use the coin-turned bricks to get into this pipe after the Venus Fire Trap goes down.

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This area contains a lot of 20 coins.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 19

I purposely got hit here so I can show you the readers what will happen if you are hit when you are anything beyond Super Mario. In the US/European version, any Mario beyond Super Mario (Fire Mario, Racoon Mario, etc.) turns you back into Super Mario. It may look that's what happened here but that is part of the shrinking animation because...

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 20

I was playing the Japanese version of this game. Therefore, I had shrunk all the way down to small Mario instantly. Expect to see more regional differences in this guide. I also added an Omake section at the end of the guide to cover some stuff I had missed and extra secrets. Omake is the Japanese word for Extra. In the meantime hit the right note block for a power-up.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 21

Slide down this slope to knock out enemies.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 22

This note block contains a star.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 23

This makes Mario invincible from all damage except for pitfalls, lava, time up and getting smashed on the side of the screen.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 24

1-3: Meet Boomerang Bros. The English and Japanese names are both the same. They toss two boomerangs that return back to them. Killing them while the boomerangs are onscreen means you got to avoid them on the return trip.

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Find a Super Leaf if you don't have one already and then kick the Koopa shell to the left after you stomp on it. This clears away bricks enough to...

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 26

stand here and jump to reveal this read music note block.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 27

Get a good jump off of it to go up, up, and away.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 28

You are in the clouds with lots of coins.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 29

When the clouds are big, take flight and hit this brick for a 1-up.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 30

When you are down, head to the left.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 31

Stand on this white block and crouch for a few seconds.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 32

You will run through the background.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 33

Head behind the exit area to end up in a secret room.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 34

You get a whistle from this treasure box and end the level.

Japanese: ono fue fuitara tookuno kunihemo hitottobi!..

English: One toot of this flue will take you to a far away land.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 35

1-4: This stage automatically scrolls to the right.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 36

Jumping on this moving platform will make it fall.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 37

This brick contains a 1-up.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 38

Get the Super Leaf from this brick.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 39

In this brick is 10 coins.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 40

Kick the shell to hit this brick. There is a 1-up inside.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 41

Collect these coins by standing on the block and falling through them.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 42

Get the coins from this brick next.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 43

If you got 44 coins in 1-4, the white Toad House appears.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 44

It contains a P-wing.

Japanese: are mitsukacchatta yosonihanai tokube tsunomonoba karidayo

English: Hello! You found my shop of strange and wonderfl things!

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 45

1-Castle: Meet Podobo/Bubble. It likes to jump out of the lava to catch those leaping over the lava pit off guard.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 46

Ignore this Fire Flower. You don't need it for this stage.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 47

Meet Rotodisc/Cookie. It's a beam of light that revolves around a red circle.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 48

Meet Dry Bones/Karon. They are skeletal versions of Koopa Troopas. Stomp on them and they will repair themselves after a few seconds.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 49

Stomp this Dry Bones then take flight up and over this wall. Do ya'll remember this movie called "The Wizard" starring Fred Savage? His character's little brother Jimmy Woods most likely showed you this secret during the tail end of the movie first.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 50

There is a door hidden at the end. Press Up to enter.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 51

You will end up in a room with a whistle and the level ends.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 52

1-5: At the start of the level, slide down this slope. For the record, that is not ice.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 53

You will kill a ton of Buzzy Beetles/Mets. While on the subject of Buzzy Beetles, they behave like Green Koopa Troopas but they are immune to fireballs thrown by Fire Mario.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 54

Stay on the high road and jump here to reveal a hidden red note block to take you to the bonus sky area you played in 1-3.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 55

You drop down here. The end of the level is shortly ahead.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 56

1-6: These platform move along a set line.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 57

If you are Racoon Mario, run back and forth to rev up you P meter and when you get the chance, take flight at the end.

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You will fly through a major shortcut in the level. Fly among the coins.

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Keep mashing the jump button after the flight wears off to slow down your fall and land on safe ground and proceed to end the level.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 60

1-Hammer Bros. Defeat this Hammer Brother by bopping it from below or swatting it with your tail.

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Your prize is an invincibility star.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 62

1-Airship: Beware of the cannon.

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Meet Bullet Bill/Killer. It will fire itself in Mario's direction. If you are on top of directly next to it or its mount, it will not fire. Similar to how most Piranha Plant family members behave.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 64

Get the Fire Flower to become Fire Mario. You can't hurt anybody in this stage but you can use it against the boss.

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This multidirectional cannon fires diagoanlly and horizontally.

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Larry Koopa is the first boss. Avoid his wand attacks.

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Stomp on him to hurt him then avoid his shell jump attack.

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Three stomps will defeat Larry Koopa and make him relinquish his wand.

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Grass Land complete.

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