Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough World 2: Desert Land - Desert Hill

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 8 minutes

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

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World 2: Desert Land - Desert Hill

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 70

2-1: Meet Piledriver Microgoomba/Block Mamekuribo. They hide underneath certain blocks and jump towards Mario while underneath the brick. Jumping on the brick or bopping underneath will kill it.

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Get the Star from the block on the right and go on a rampage.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 72

Also around that area is a secret area where you can fly up. It's near the purple structure area.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 73

Hit this P-switch and get several hidden coins.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 74

Meet Firesnake. Name is the same in all versions. It will try to hop towards Mario. It can be killed by non jumping means.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 75

2-2: Stay out of the quicksand. In all levels except 8-2, sinking too low will instantly be deadly.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 76

Here is a Super Leaf if you need it. Bump the block from the side.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 77

Collect the first set of coins on the first trip around. Also meet Cheep Cheep/Chikkoi Pukupuku and I didn't introduce you to Koopa Paratroopas/Patapatas the previous world but here is one. Cheep Cheeps have various functions. Green ones place themselves in inconvenient places underwater. Red ones hand along the surfaces and leap out of the water. Green Paratroopas bounce forward in one direction and hover horizontally over water. Red ones hover vertically up and down mostly over pits.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 78

Bop this block on the right from below then continue getting the first coins

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 79

Swim back to the beginning and watch for those Cheep Cheeps.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 80

Hit the switch and collect the coins.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 81

Get a boost from the Paratroopa to get the final coins. You need 22 coins to get the Toad White House.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 82

2-Castle: It's best to jump Dry Bones than stomp on them since there are more important enemies to worry about.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 83

Meet Thwomp Trap/Dossun. When Mario gets too close, these guys will fall down and try to squash him flat. Some will travel horizontally and bowl him over. Get close and wait for them to fall then run or jump through when safe.

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Meet Boo Diddley/Teresa. They are shy ghosts who stays still when Mario faces it but when Mario turns his back they give chase.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 85

At th end of the first section, get a running start and all Thwomp Traps will miss their mark.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 86

Keep the Boo Diddleys at bay and wait for the spikes to rise up before proceeding.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 87

I skipped him in the previous world because I opted to get the Whistle but here, meet Boom-Boom/Bunbun. Their first phase is to move along the ground back and first. The second phase is the same except some will hop around after a few seconds but others will fly around and swoop in on Mario. The third phase will make Boom-Boom move faster. After stomping him the third time, he is dead.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 88

2-3: You will go through three pyramids.

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Take flight after the third one.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 90

You will end up here. There is a P-switch in one brick.

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I never used the P-switch but if you do, jump your way to the far right and collect coins out of these bricks either with your tail or kicking the Koopa Shell into them.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 92

2-Quicksand: The Angry Sun chills in the background for now.

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Once you get past this tornado, look out.

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The Angry Sun is on the attack.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 95

Kill it with a Koopa Shell or make it to the end of the level and get bonus points from it.

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2-4: Kill this Paragoomba first then get a running start to the left.

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Take flight on the left to smash these bricks on the way up.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 98

Hit the P-switch while underwater to collect some coins.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 99

Gather as many coins as you can.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 100

Use the note blocks to safely bounce your way to the exit.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 101

2-5: Meet Chain Chomp/Wanwan. It is held into place by a chain and tries to chomp at Mario. Don't dwadle too long. After 150-200 seconds, the chain will break and the Chain Chomp is free to attack.

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Kick the Koopa shell to unleash this vine.

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Climb to the top and jump along the clouds to reach this pipe.

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It contains coins and a P-switch in the lower brick.

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You will come out high in the sky with four ? blocks. The exit is shortly ahead.

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Battle with one of the Boomerang Bros.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 107

The prize is a music box. Use this to put the Hammer Bros. or plants on the map to sleep.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 108

Here is another fight with one of the Boomerang Bros.

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Your prize is the hammer.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 110

Use the Hammer on this rock up here on the map.

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You will reveal a hidden part of the map with a Toad house containing a Frog Suit and a Fire Bros. fight.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 112

Defeat these duo of Fire Bros.

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Your prize will be the third and final whistle of the game.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 114

2-Pyramid: Enter into the door here.

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Get past the Buzzy Beetles and you can also use their shells in the same manner as the Koopa Shells to smash bricks and kill other enemies.

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Fly up here to enter this pipe. Without the Racoon Suit you can hit a hidden coin nearby to reach this.

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Get the P-switch to get some of the coins.

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Whenever the Buzzy Beetle walks on the ceiling, it will fall down and spin upside down towards Mario.

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You can let it smash a brick then you can run and slide under this wall.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 120

You come out of the level with a Boomerang Bro. waiting for you.

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2-Airship: This stage takes place at night. Use the Bullet Bill posts for leverage to higher places.

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The cannons are placed in tricky spots especially when the screen begins to scroll down.

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When it scrolls to the bottom, watch out for this set of Bullet Bills.

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Meet Rocky Wrench/Puu. They hurl wrenches at Mario's direction.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 125

Morton Koopa Jr. fights the same way as Larry Koopa only on more uneven terrain. Three stomps will end this fight.

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Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough - Super Mario-Bros-3 126

Desert Land/Desert Hill complete.

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