Super Mario Bros 3 Walkthrough World 8: Dark Land - Castle of Koopa

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 9 minutes

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World 8: Dark Land - Castle of Koopa

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8-Tank: Grab a P-wing and just take flight for the whole level. Nothing will stop you.

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Just drop down at the end and enter the pipe.

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Kill this Boomerang Bro.

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You get a star.

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8-Ship: Avoid all the wrenches thrown by Rocky Wrench.

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It is okay to take a dip in the pool for this first ship and swim under it.

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As long as you keep swimming you are safe.

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Don't swim under the second ship in the Japanese version. The ship won't let you get up there. English version is ok as that block on the right is gone. Here I decided to drown myself rather than Time Out.

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Defeat Boom Boom to move on.

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Another part of World 8.

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8-Hand Trap 1: You fight all kinds of the Hammer Bros. family. First is the Fire Brother.

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Next are the Hammer Bros. duo.

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Then you fight the Boomerang Bros.

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Finally you fight the Sledge Brother.

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You get a Super Leaf.

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8-Hand Trap 2: Jump on these platforms and avoid the Podobos.

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Another Super Leaf.

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8-Hand Trap 3: This time Cheep Cheeps come to play.

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Slide under this low wall.

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Once again you get a Super Leaf.

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8-Jet: This jet level is super fast. Too hell with this. Bust out your P-wing and fly to the end.

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Drop down and the end and enter the pipe.

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Defeat Boom Boom from the air.

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It's Dark in here.

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8-1: Take flight at the start of the level.

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You will land on this pipe. Go down it.

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Three 1-ups. YAY!!!

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When you get out, grab a Koopa Shell if you need protection from Bullet Bills and take flight.

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You will land around the exit. Get points from the lingering Bullet Bills.

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8-2: Sink down at the start of the level. You won't die.

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You'll end up here. Go down the right pipe.

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It has several coins. The other pipe will be covered in the Omake section.

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You come out between these two Venus Fire Traps. Be careful of the fireballs.

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WIth one good jump, you don't need to use these note blocks. Just use the Raccoon slow landing.

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What a wonderful way to finish the last action stage of the game.

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8-Castle: Enter this upper door.

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You will come across a floating door.

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Make the hidden coins appear to provide a platform to get in the door.

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Clear the bricks on the left of the H to enter the door.

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Don't let the platform dump you into the lava.

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This Thwomp Trap moves diagonally.

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If you get close enough, you can touch the Thwomp Trap without getting hurt and hit this brick to reveal a 1-up and let it come to you.

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Go back through the door and make it to this door.

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Hit the P-switch here.

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It clears the way to get another P-switch but watch out for Thwomp Traps.

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Don't hit the P-switch yet. Enter the previous door below it for this powerup if needed.

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Hit the P-switch and enter what was a hidden door earlier.

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Duck down and let the platform carry you to the right and face Boom Boom again.

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This Boom Boom fight takes place on the moving floor.

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Final map of the game.

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8-Tank 2: Cannons blastng from everywhere. P-wing is useless here so I didn't use it.

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Bob-ombs explode by themselves in World 8 as a hole.

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Time to take on Boom Boom for the last time.

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The final Boom Boom fight is a doozy.

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I started with a star so I blew past these statues that shoot lasers. Not all statues in this level shoot lasers.

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Ride up the elevator to the top and ignore the door that was down there.

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Stay on this donut lift until you see the opening and go through it.

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Go up the "staircase" while you avoid the Rotodiscs.

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Avoid the Podobos as you negotiate these Donut Lifts.

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Take the upper road.

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One of the statues shoots a laser. Watch out for it.

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You are getting close. You see Bowser's bad breath as you approach.

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The fight is on. If you have Hammer or Fire Mario, you can kill him with your projectiles. Hammers kill him in no more than 3 seconds. Without projectiles, you must make him kill himself.

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Avoid his fireballs and make him land in one spot three times and he will fall through the floor to his death.

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Enter the door and Princess Toadstool/Peach is saved.

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Japanese: arigatou! yatto kinokono sekaini hei wagamodo rimashita.

oshimai!

English: Thank you Mario but our Princess is in another castle! Just kidding! Ha Ha Ha! Bye Bye!

Actual English Translation: Thank you! Finally, peace returns to the Mushroom World. The end!

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The End. But there is more to show you. Don't go away.

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Omake section

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Get enough points and the N-card appears on the map where you can play a card match making game.

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Card match game. Miss twice and you are out.

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Slot game. Match Mushroom for 2 lives. Flower for 3 lives. Star for 5 lives.

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3-7: Go up this red note block.

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This is a special coin heaven.

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At the end is a chest with a Jugem Cloud and end the level.

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If you take flight against the flying Boom Boom, he may leave the area and leave you stuck there till time out.

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5-1: Fly into this pipe above the level start.

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There are two things you can do. If you go down the lower pipe. You end up in an area with a P-switch that makes 2 sets of individual coins shaped like 3s. But if you crouch and fly through the crawlspace...

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You get a Music Block and end the level

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Match the coins in a multiple of 11 with the last two digits of time by a multiple of 11.

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The Hammer Bros. turns into a treasure ship o the map. Works on some levels.

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This is the treasure ship level. No enemies. Just lots of coins. You die only by timeout or being crushed.

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You fight two Boomerang Bros. at the end and get a star as a prize.

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In the Japanese version, Mario enters the fortress and stands at the far left. In America, he is at the stairs.

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1-Castle: Door before Boom Boom room. (Japanese on left, American on right.) [From themushroomkingdom.net]

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