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The Valley of Bowser is the final area of Super Mario World before reaching the final boss, Bowser, in his fortress. The main way into the Valley of Bowser is by beating the Sunken Ghost Ship and entering the massive rock carving of Bowser's head that rises out of the sea. However, the player can also catch a glimpse of this area by using the warp pipe found in Donut Plains to access Donut Secret 2 (the level upon the cliff on the left). Additionally, the player can enter the valley using the secret warp pipe on Chocolate Island, which leads to Chocolate Secret (the level at the bottom of the map). It is interesting to note that there are frequent flashes of lightning in the background despite this level being accessed via a subterranean cavern. Various enemies, though mostly Koopa Troopas and cave-dwelling enemies, can be encountered here.

What is presumably the Valley of Bowser, renamed the Valley of the Koopas, appears in the Nintendo Adventure Books Dinosaur Dilemma and Flown the Koopa. Depicted as a barren, putrid, desert-adjacent wasteland filled with garbage and hostile creatures such as Munchers and Dino-Torches, the area contains Bowser's summer home, where he holds a party celebrating his granting of the Snowbell Prize in Dinosaur Dilemma.


Standard levels[edit]

The entrance to the Valley of Bowser.

Note that levels are listed in the order that the player accesses them. Also, levels with an asterisk (*) feature more than one exit.

  • Sunken Ghost Ship
  • Valley of Bowser 1
  • Valley of Bowser 2*
  • Valley Ghost House*
  • Valley of Bowser 3
  • Valley of Bowser 4*
    1. 7 Larry's Castle (Boss: Larry Koopa)
  • Front Door (Boss: Bowser)

Secret levels[edit]

  • Donut Secret 2
  • Valley Fortress (Boss: Reznor)
  • Star Road
  • Back Door (Boss: Bowser)
  • Chocolate Secret