Other Traits and Features
One of the most notable traits of dark-themed stages is that the area usually has an unsettling sense of gloom and the area often has dark areas. Dark-themed stages are very commonly the themes of final levels throughout the series. Dark-themed stages shouldn't be confused for haunted-themed.
Dark-themed stages also tend to harbor the toughest enemies in a game usually newer, tricker enemies or stronger versions of enemies that appear earlier in the game. Dark-themed stages can also have numerous of hazards ranging from bottomless pits to spikes.
- Palace of Shadow - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
- Dark Land - Super Mario Bros. 3 (also fire theme)
- The Underwhere - Super Paper Mario
- Subspace - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Castle theme • Coastal theme • Desert theme • Fire theme • Forest theme • Haunted theme • Industrial theme • Mountain theme • Plains theme • Sky theme • Underground theme • Underwater theme • Winter theme|
|Amusement theme • Ancient ruins theme • Dark theme • Dessert theme • Space theme • Urban theme|