Best Super Mario Bros. 3 Worlds

The Top Ten
1 Giant Land

The fan-favourite and for good reason. First off, it has the best map aestethic, at least for the SNES version, as it brings me the most nostalgia, thanks to Super Mario Flash using the aestethics of this map for its own map. And the music is just amazing! The gimmick here is that everything is huge. It makes for such a different experience alongside Pipe Maze that it obviously just needs to be high on the list. Sure some levels omit the Giant theme, but the ones that do are such a joy to play!

World 4: Giant Land gets 87/100 stars.

World 3: Water World gets 83/100 stars.

World 5 - Sky World gets 91/100 stars.

World 2 - Desert World gets 95/100 stars.

World 6 - Ice World gets 87/100 stars.

World 1 - Grass World gets 85/100 stars.

World 7 - Pipe Land gets 84/100 stars.

World 8 - Dark World gets 92/100 stars.

World-e gets 92/100 stars.

This is about the NES version.

2 Desert Land

By far the greatest Desert World in any Mario game. It's a simple world, but a fun one! Each level brings something new and are fun to play, especially the Angry Sun one, which remains one of the most unique levels of all time. The only problem is that this world is a little bloated: it's comprised of two halves but has as many levels as Grass Land.

This is a classic! Third best

3 Sky Land

This one is also unique in its own way, as the first half takes place on the ground, while the second half takes place in the clouds, and to travel between the two areas you go through a Tower level. It's a really unique take! The reason it's down here is because the levels are kinda so-so. Not bad, I have fun with them, but most of them in the second half are just kinda boring sky levels.

4 Ice Land

This is the largest world in the game, containing 10 numerical levels and three Fortresses. The levels are again, super unique and fun. While I wish more of the levels were actually based on snow, I still like the levels for their unique concepts. One actually requires you to think to complete.

5 Pipe Maze

Pipe Maze is the most unique world in the game by far, and it's part of why I love it the most. Most worlds in this game are kinda straight-forward, so this is a nice change of pace. This entire map is comprised of several different islands, connected through pipes, and riddled with Piranha Plants. It's basically a giant archipelago of pipe forests, and I love it! You can't go wrong with pipe forests! Every level is more puzzle-solving as well compared to the usual Speedrunning levels, and it really leaves a stronger impression as a result. Overall the best world.

This should be a lot higher. It's very fun and difficult and I love pipes

It's rather easy

6 Grass Land

One of the best opening worlds ever. It gives you a bit of everything this game has to offer, and the levels are easy but satisfying. And unlike the bottom four worlds there aren't really any negatives about it. It's simplistic, but it's sure fun.

It's pretty nice

7 Water Land

It's a water world. I don't like water worlds, but at least this one's pretty good, because there are only two of several levels that are underwater-based, and one of them is optional. Most levels have an athletic theme to them, with water on the ground, two of which has you getting chased by a giant fish. Not to mention the map itself is the most fun to navigate, as you can travel on the water in a boat. Really good!

8 Dark Land

Not a bad world either. But as far as these worlds go, this is the least interesting one by far. It's difficult and satisfying, but it's just not that interesting compared to the rest. The levels aren't really enviromental, rather auto-scrollers taking place on Airships and Tanks, which is fun but not in the same way the other worlds are. So it's my least favourite one.

The levels in World 8 are just so classic! I love the gameplay! And the dark themes! Best world ever!

9 Warp Zone

This "world" is basically the game's save feature. Use a warp whistle you find in some random level, and you can teleport to whichever world you want here. Nothing interesting.