Super Mario Bros. Wonder secret exits are the most important secrets in a game absolutely packed with them.
Just like in previous 2D Mario games, some levels in Mario Bros. Wonder have a second flagpole which can only be reached via a specific, hidden path through the level.
Finding a secret exit will reward players with a third Wonder Seed and usually, access to a previously hidden level, challenge or even the Special World.
Read on below and we’ll detail every hidden exit in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Good luck!
Super Mario Bros. Wonder secret exits
There are 7 secret exits in Super Mario Bros. Wonder:
- World 1 – Piranha Plants on Parade
- World 1 – Bulrush Coming Through!
- World 1 – Bulrush Express
- World 2 – Outmaway Valley
- World 4 – Secrets of Shova Mansion
- World 6 – Where the Rrrumbas Rule
- World 6 – Hot-Hot Hot!
Piranha Plants on Parade secret exit
Reward: Pipe to Captain Toad
Progress through the stage until you collect the Wonder Seed at the end of the Piranha Plant musical.
To the left of where you collect the Seed is a platform at the top of the screen with three pipes sticking out. Use the note platforms to jump on top of it, which will reveal the path to the secret exit.
Bulrush Coming Through! secret exit
Reward: Wonder Seed
This one’s easy: activate the Wonder Flower by riding the Bulrush into the blocks it’s hidden behind, then ride the stampede until the end of the level, where a secret exit will be waiting.
Bulrush Express secret exit
Reward: New stages and Special World
Activate the Wonder Flower effect and ride the stampede as normal until you reach the Wonder Seed at the end of the stage.
In order to reach the hidden exit, you’ll need to either be in Elephant form or have an Elephant mushroom in reserve. Smash the blocks to the right of the Seed and you’ll reach the secret exit.
Outmaway Valley secret exit
Reward: Wonder Seed
Another easy one: activate the Wonder Flower (which is hidden inside a giant ice block in the middle of the stage) and ride the avalanche until it arrives at the secret exit.
Secrets of Shova Mansion secret exit
Reward: New Stages and Special World
Right before the standard flagpole exit, you’ll see six smashable blocks in front of a moveable platform. Destroy the blocks, kill the enemy who is trying to push the platform, and push it inside of the nearly created gap.
A gold pipe will spawn and lead you to the secret exit.
Where the Rrrumbas Rule secret exit
Reward: Badge Challenge
In order to reach the secret exit, you’ll need a Drill Mushroom. Play the stage as normal until you reach the large, pushable pillar that smashes through the floor.
Instead of pushing the pillar, drill into the ceiling and traverse over it until you reach a gap in the wall which will lead you to the level’s secret exit.
Hot-Hot Hot! Secret exit
In order to reach the secret exit, you need to activate the purple flower high above the midway checkpoint flag. The flower is on top of floating clouds, so you’ll need to navigate the hot rocks carefully and ascend vertically to reach it.
Once activated, the purple flower will travel back closer to the start of the stage and spawn a doorway to the secret exit area.
For more Mario Bros. Wonder, check out our guides for how to unlock the Special World levels and locations for all Mario Wonder secret exits. At the end? Find out how to unlock the final badge and how to beat the Final-Final Test.