Bowser's Lava Lair

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Not to be confused with Bowser's Lair, another custom track with a similar name.
Bowser's Lava Lair
Author: ANoob
Version: v1.7
Date of latest version: 2020-07-29
Editors used: BrawlBox, CTools, GIMP, KMP Cloud, SketchUp, Wiimms SZS Tools
WBZ files:


Bowser's Lava Lair is a custom track created by ANoob. It has a style similar to GBA Bowser Castle 3. True to its name, it is full of lava, including lavafalls and a volcano. The track has many different shortcuts; one of which requires the player to be shrunk to take it.

Slot Information

It is recommended to put this track on slot 4.3 because of the KCL sound trigger.


v1.4 Presentation
v1.1 Presentation
Beta Presentation

Version History

Version Date of release Information
Beta 2018-04-28 First release
Beta 2 2018-05-09 Update by Wiimm:
  • Moved four respawn points.
Beta 3 2018-05-10 Update by SpyKid:
  • Exchanged two textures to provide better lava grate visibility.
v1.0 2018-05-13
  • Fixed bad camera routes and updated intro cameras.
  • Fixed item routes.
  • Darkened grate texture further.
  • Adjusted lava shader colors to match lavafalls better.
  • Changed danger border texture to reduce moiré pattern.
  • Changed pennant material settings and deleted animations to prevent glitchy textures.
  • Other small changes and cleanup.
v1.1 2018-07-31
  • Removed some lava geysers and changed some settings.
  • Changed texture along sides.
v1.2 2018-11-13 Update by PhillyG:
  • Removed invalid KCL triangles.
  • Lowered BREFT texture size.
  • Changed numerous textures.
  • Removed special item box settings.
v1.3 2019-03-11
  • Updated course model textures and visuals.
  • Changed post-effect lighting.
  • Changed final off-road section to light off-road.
  • Other minor adjustments.
v1.4 2019-06-25
  • Added road thickness.
  • Adjusted respawn point heights.
  • Changed lava textures.
  • Removed some item boxes by shortcuts.
  • Adjusted grate mipmaps.
  • Adjusted camera routes.
v1.5 2019-06-27
  • Further respawn point adjustments.
  • Minor secret area edits.
v1.6 2020-05-19 Update by Terron:
  • Removed some lava geysers.
  • Adjusted texture sizes.
  • Adjusted Thwomp heights.
  • Changed lava animations.
  • Adjusted mipmap levels.
  • Edited SRT0 looping.
v1.7 2020-07-29 Changed visuals to show ramps on walls.
v1.7.mkf1 2020-12-04 Update by FJRoyet:
  • Changed start line banner texture.
v1.7.mkf2 2021-03-12 Update by FJRoyet:
  • Blacked out start line banner texture.

Custom Track Distributions

This track is part of the following Custom Track Distributions:

Names in Other Languages

Dutch: Bowsers Lavahol
French: Repaire de Lave de Bowser
German: Bowsers Lava-Höhle
Italian: La Tana Lavica di Bowser
Japanese: クッパのようがんライアー
Korean: -
Portuguese: Lar de Lava do Bowser
Russian: Лавовое логово Боузера
Spanish: Guarida de Lava de Bowser
Greek: Κρησφύγετο Λάβας του Μπάουζερ
Polish: Lawowa Kryjówka Bowsera
Finnish: Bowserin laavalaari
Swedish: -
Czech: -
Danish: -