World 1-Tower is a tower level from the game New Super Mario Bros., with gray walls, and ominous music playing in the background.


At the very start, there is a Dry Bones and a platform that rises up and down. Right after this, five pairs of walls will crush Mario if he goes between them as they are closing. On top of the fifth pair, there is another Dry Bones. There are also numerous coins in the area. After this, several walls go up and down one by one, so Mario has to run below them. Then there is another Dry Bones, and the first Star Coin in the level. There are even more walls after this, but this time Mario has to jump on top of them to proceed. After this, Mario can enter a room with shifting walls and the second star coin. There is a secret exit here, which can only be reached if Mario is in Shell Mario mode. In the room, there is a gap that never closes. Mario has to enter it and jump upwards, where he will find a 1-Up Mushroom. He will then have to jump onto five more blocks and start using the Shell Dash. Then, after destroying all the blocks, Mario has to enter the Warp Pipe. Then, he will fall to the right after exiting. Mario must jump onto a block to obtain another 1-Up. Then, he will unlock the Cannon, which will take him to World 5. Then there is the third Star Coin, which can be reached by jumping on top of the walls and avoiding the spikes. However, to get back to the main level, Mario needs to avoid being crushed by the walls in the next room. If Mario chooses to go the normal way, he will either rocket up the tower with a warp pipe or wall jump up it. After this, there is a warp pipe which will shoot Mario up the tower, but he can be crushed by the walls here. There are also two Super Dry Bones after this, and then the exit to the Bowser Jr. battle.

In the first Bowser Jr. battle of the game, Bowser Jr. will run around the room of the tower trying to run into you. To defeat him, you must stomp on his head, after two hits, Bowser Jr.'s speed will increase. Once he is hit three times, he will be defeated, and he will drag Princess Peach to World 1-Castle.

Star Coins

  • Star Coin 1: After the part with many moving platforms, there is a large moving platform with a Dry Bones on it, a blue Brick Block and some coins, as well as the first Star Coin. It is easy to grab.
  • Star Coin 2: Shortly after the Halfway Point, there is a green Cannon Pipe that blasts Mario or Luigi up. Upon landing, there is a door, in which the player can perform a few Wall Jumps to reach and enter it. Then, the player will be brought to a room with many moving platforms, and the second Star Coin is in the room. Simply jump to it to obtain it.
  • Star Coin 3: After getting the second Star Coin, the player is brought out shortly before the Halfway Point. Jump up to some moving platforms and jump every time the platforms on the right move. After that, the third Star Coin is on some blue Snake Blocks.

Item Count

Image Item name Count
NSMB Super Mushroom.png
Super Mushroom 4
NSMB Fire Flower.png
Fire Flower 3
NSMB 1-up.png
1-Up Mushroom 1


Image Enemy name Count
Dry Bones 3
Super Dry Bones 2 (in inaccessible alcoves)
Boss: Bowser Jr. 1

Level map