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All Special World entrances in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

How to get to the Special World from every other world

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Mario riding a propeller flower to the Special World.
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The Special World is the eighth world in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Every level in the Special World is a five-star difficulty, and they each have two Wonder Seeds to find. (It’s also where you get the final badge.) The route to the Special World isn’t always obvious, though: Getting to the Special World means finding Special World entrances.

Our Super Mario Bros. Wonder guide will show you how to get to the Special World and where to find every Special World entrance.


How to get to the Special World in Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Getting to the Special World means finding a propeller flower that will cart you off to a world made up of the hardest levels in the game. Each propeller flower leads to one level in the Special World but not to the rest of the Special World levels; think of Special World entrances as extensions of the base map.

There’s one Special World entrance in each of the six worlds plus on in the Petal Isles hub world — and they’re usually hidden. Here’s where to find every Special World entrance on all seven worlds in Super Mario Bros. Wonder, from W1 Pipe-Rock Plateau through the Petal Isles.


W1 Pipe-Rock Plateau Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder entrance to the Special World from W1 Pipe-Rock Plateau Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

The entrance to the Special World from W1 Pipe-Rock Plateau is actually hidden. To find the path to it, you’ll have to find the secret exit from Bullrush Express — which is also how you find the third Wonder Seed in that level.

The path that opens leads through Sproings in the Twilight Forest, Cosmic Hoppos, and Expert Badge Challenge: Jet Run 1.

This leads you to Pipe-Rock Plateau Special Bounce, Bounce, Bounce.


W2 Fluff-Puff Peaks Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder route to the entrance to the Special World from W2 Fluff-Puff Peaks Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

To reach the Special World from W2 Fluff-Puff Peaks, follow the path up from Jump! Jump! Jump! and past Expert Badge Challenge: Spring Feet 1.

This propeller flower brings you to Full-Puff Peaks Special Climb to the Beat.


W3 Shining Falls Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder route to the Special World entrance from W3 Shining Falls Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

The entrance to the Special World from W3 Shining Falls is hidden when you first visit. To get it to open, visit the Royal Seed Mansion a second time.

This propeller flower brings you to Shining Falls Special Triple Threat Deluge.


W4 Sunbaked Desert Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder route to the Special World entrance in W4 Sunbaked Desert Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

There’s a secret path in W4 Sunbaked Desert that leads to the Special World entrance. To unblock it, you’ll have to find the secret exit (and third Wonder Seed) in Secrets of Shova Mansion. After that, you’ll pass through Flight of the Bloomps and Expert Badge Challenge: Invisibility 1.

This propeller flower brings you to Sunbaked Desert Special Pole Block Allure.


W5 Fungi Mines Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder route to the Special World entrance in W5 Fungi Mines Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

To find the entrance to the Special World from W5 Fungi Mines, visit the Operation Poplin Rescue a second time.

This propeller flower brings you to Fungi Mines Special Dangerous Donut Ride.


W6 Deep Magma Bog Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Special World entrance from the Deep Magma Bog. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

This entrance to the Special World from W6 Deep Magma Bog isn’t hidden, but you will have to collect at least 25 Wonder Seeds in the Deep Magma Bog before you can reach it. With 25 seeds, you can unlock Expert Badge Challenge: Jet Run 2. That leads to Expert Badge Challenge: Invisibility 2 and Expert Badge Challenge: Spring Feet 2. After those levels, you’ll find the entrance to the Special World.

This propeller flower brings you to Deep Magma Bog Special Solar Roller.


Petal Isles Special World entrance

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Special World entrance from the Petal Isles. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

The entrance to the Special World from the Petal Isles is the most obvious one. You’ll walk right past it as you enter the Petal Isles from Pipe-Rock Plateau.

This propeller flower brings you to Petal Isles Special Way of the Goomba.


We’ve got guides to help you find every Wonder Seed in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. You can jump to Pipe-Rock Plateau, Fluff-Puff Peaks, Shining Falls, Sunbaked Desert, Fungi Mines, Deep Magma Bog, the Petal Isles, and Special World.

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