Other Traits and Features
One of the main traits of forest-themed stages as the gimmick usually involves moving through and onto trees. Some stages also involve climbing up vines and others. Due to the nature of forest themed stages, hidden areas tend to be concealed under leaves and such.
As for the enemies, forest-themed stages tend to have a variety of enemies. In the Paper Mario games, the most common enemies of forest-themed stages are Fuzzies and Piranha Plants. There also tend to be certain variety of plant-based enemies that tend to lurk within forests.
One of the main hazards of forested-themeed stages include traps that tend to be concealed within leaves. These can be avoided by trying to spot them before they reveal themselves. Another notable hazard that has been reoccurring since New Super Mario Bros. is that forest levels tend to contain poison goop that leads to instant death when it is touched. This has been seen in World 4 of New Super Mario Bros. and tends to reoccur in more recent Mario games. This includes most levels of World 3 from Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Somnom Woods from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Forest-themed stages tend not to associate with any other stages at the same time due to their isolated nature. However, forest-themed stages do tend to commonly associate with haunted-themed stages as of late.
- Forest Maze - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Forest of Illusion - Super Mario World
- Forever Forest - Paper Mario (also haunted theme)
- Jade Jungle - Paper Mario
- World 4 (New Super Mario Bros.) - New Super Mario Bros.
- DK Jungle - Mario Kart 7/8 (also ancient ruins theme)
|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|