Warp Pipes are common features of the Mushroom Kingdom and in the Mario series in General. They can take Mario or Luigi directly below ground or warp the game player to a new level or Next world or even several worlds ahead such as secret areas known as a Warp Zone . It remains unclear who built these pipes. It could have been the Toad People or a long extinct unknown race of Master Plumbers.
Warp Pipes appear in nearly every Mario video game including the very first installment. In the original Mario game, "Mario Bros" the ends of the warp pipes were Horizontal and only enemies and floating items could use these kind of warp Pipes - therefore they were not truly considered warp Pipes in the classical sense. First appearing as a transport system for Mario in Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Warp Pipes would take Mario or Luigi underground to secret areas ,Between Levals of Worlds and transport them to other worlds (in the Warp Zone). Sometimes Warp Pipes will contain enemies called a Piranha Plant. Warp Pipes became so popular in the game that they appeared in several other titles of the Mario series. They first re-apeared in 1990 in Super Mario Bros. 3. Next comes Super Mario World in 1991 (USA) and 1990 (Jap). The next game was Super Mario 64 1995 (Jap) 1996 (USA) and then Super Mario Galaxy in 2007.
Some warp pipes in Super Mario World would launch the characters across the stage. This is sort of like a Clown being fired out of a Circus cannon. The kinds of Cannon warp pipes are also not considered Warp Pipes in the Classical sense either. Although technically on a technicality they were a transport system. In Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, Warp Pipes would take Mario or Luigi into the center of planets. In Paper Mario series, they act both as paths to the underworld and shortcuts to other areas.Warp Pipes are also present in titles that take place within the Mario universe but aren't usually considered Mario games. In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its successors, Warp Pipes would take Yoshi and Baby Mario underground and back above ground. In Wario Land: Shake It!, the Warp Pipes performed a similar function.
Super Smash Bros. series
Warp Pipes have appeared in several stages in the Super Smash Bros. series. Stages that feature Warp Pipes include Mushroom Kingdom and Luigi's Target Test (Super Smash Bros.), Yoshi's Island and the Mushroom Kingdom section in the adventure mode (Super Smash Bros. Melee), and Delfino Plaza, Mario Circuit and Mushroomy Kingdom (Super Smash Bros. Brawl). In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, it is also in Golden Plains and 3D Land. Mario and Luigi's entrance move in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is emerging from a pipe. They also a trophy in of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U
- Sometimes Piranha Plants lie in them... That's right! I'm talking about these iconic green pipes. World 7 of Super Mario Bros. 3 was actually called Pipe land. Jump over pipes! Run along pipes! Enter and exit pipes! ... I'm saying there are a lot of pipes.
- Arcade - Mario Bros. - 1983
- NES - Super Mario Bros. 3 -02/1990