SMG4: The Floor is Lava is the ninth episode of Season 12 and the six hundred and eighty-first overall to be uploaded by SMG4 in this series.
It is an episode related to the Revelations Arc. This episode aired on March 12, 2022 in the US.
Things get a lil spicy in the mushroom kingdom
When Boopkins and Mario were playing "The Floor Is Lava", Mario got too bored of it and decided to make it more interesting by calling Satan, who unleashed his powers to spawn lava underneath the castle's moat. Soon, lava began to engulf above sea levels, much to the horror of Boopkins. However, when SMG4 complained, Mario reluctantly tried to call Satan, however, the line was down as the lava had destroyed all of the Mushroom Kingdom's telecommunications. The lava began to rise, and the three managed to escape by jumping on non-flammable debris.
Soon, they made refuge near the Mount Shiver range, now with all of its ice melted, alongside other residents. While Boopkins was trying his best to save people, Mario was not disturbed about it as he continued playing, while SMG4 perished in the lava along the way. As he reached a nearby mushroom, he spotted Steve, on his floating island, and talked about building a new kingdom, in which he agreed. Boopkins managed to meet Mario on the floating island, asking him what he was trying to do and why he was not saving people like him. (which was ironic, given that the people Boopkins tried to save died from heat stroke.) When Mario dismissed him, Boopkins pleaded to him to stay on the Mushroom Kingdom and not build a new one, but Mario pushed him off instead.
Mario and Steve later built their new kingdom. As Mario went outside to urinate, suddenly, Boopkins appeared, and put a crown on his head declaring himself the Lava King, in which he explained his backstory, but Mario lost interest and walked away. Not to be ignored, Boopkins ordered a Dry Bones to take Mario away from the floating island and send him to prison for leaving him helpless previously. When Mario woke up in a jail cell, he tried many attempts to escape, but to no avail, but when he saw Steve still on the floating island, Mario called him by throwing the Old Man Hobo at him, causing him to fall on the cell below and breaking Mario free. Mario, who realized that Boopkins may have gone insane over the lava that he originally summoned, needed a plan to contain the lava.
After trying to explain his plan to Mario in gibberish, Steve made it simpler by introducing a talking chicken that explained that the only way to erase the lava is to craft a giant iron bucket on the last surviving crafting table in the Mushroom Kingdom. As Mario heads towards the table, Boopkins knew what he was up to, and it was a race to the crafting table that Mario made it first by launching himself in a refrigerator, as well as to distract Boopkins. As he used the iron from the fridge to craft the giant bucket, it emerged and scooped up all the lava, causing Mario and Boopkins to fall into a lake below. Boopkins crawled out of the lake and was sad to find his lava domain gone, and Mario consoled (but actually insulted) him by saying that he was never cool.
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Old Man Hobo
- Meggy Spletzer
- Belle Fontiere
- JubJub Boopkins
- Rob the Scarecrow
- Saiko Bichitaru
- Chris Gordman
- Toast Guy
- Admiral Greg
- Sergeant Mark
- Pointy Boob Lady
- Bowser Jr.
- Bob Bobowski
- Dry Bones
- SMG4: The Smash 5 Trials: Mario says "You are going to fly for me" when piggyback riding SMG4.
- Both episodes ironically premiered the middle of March and aired near the 17th (St. Patrick's Day).
- Toad was reduced to a lifeless skeleton when Satan begins raising the lava.
- SMG4 drowns in the lava attempting to parkour over it.
- Scout was let down by Waluigi and drowned in the lava.
- Toadsworth jumps into the lava and becomes a chicken nugget.
- A Blue Toad has his legs melted and died.
- Bob drowns in the lava after his pool boat sinks.
- Bowser and Jr. get kicked into the lava by Mario.
- Several other people are drowned in lava, and those who survived died from starvation and heat stroke.
- This is the first episode to be written by three people since SMG4: If Mario Was In... Newgrounds.
- Aside from Kevin Lerdwichagul, this is the first time that assistant writers are credited, in which two, Lexie and Jay, are.
- This is the second time Boopkins becomes an antagonist. He previously played the role in SMG4: Lord Of The Memes.
- This is the first SMG4 video where Old Man Hobo uses a 3D model instead of his normal 2D sprite.
- Melony's running gag of sleeping through anything returns after a near total absence in main SMG4 episodes following SMG4: War Of The Fat Italians 2021.
- This is the first appearance of:
- Meggy Spletzer, Saiko Bichitaru, Rob the Scarecrow, Bob Bobowski, Whimpu, Belle Fontiere and Bowser since SMG4: Mario Gets Into NFTs, almost a month since.
- FM and X since SMG4 Christmas Special 2021, over 2 months since.
- Shroomy since SMG4: Uncanny Mr Mario, as well as his first physical appearance since SMG4: Mario's Bus Trip, over a month since.
- Sergeant Mark and Admiral Greg since Mario Reacts To Nintendo Memes 2, over three months prior.
- Pointy Boob Lady since Guards N' Retards: Pointy Things, over seven years prior.
- Additionally, yet again, Meggy and Melony are in their normal clothing, although Meggy has her ponytail add-on.
- This is the first blooper to end with an iris out since SMG4: Mario's Internet Safety.
- After this blooper's release, the banner changed to have the God Box opened. This banner change is very weird for an episode like this, seeing that it has no connection to Revelations Arc.
- Luigi is the only member of SMG4's gang to not appear in this blooper. His absence is unknown, but it could be possible that he was burned to death in the lava.
- 00:02 - Prologue 3; Mario Party 3
- 01:36 - Foolish Bowser; Mario Party 3
- 02:21 - Dancing Star; Mario Party 2
- 03:01 - Welcome! Yo'ster Island!!; Super Mario RPG
- 03:56 - Peach's Castle; Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
- 02:27 - Delfino Airstrip; Super Mario Sunshine
- 05:49 - World 1; New Super Mario Bros.
- 06:09 - The Blue Skies Yonder; Mario Party 2
- 06:50 - Green Greens; Kirby Super Star
- 07:35 - The Choice; Undertale
- 07:53 - Your Contract Has Expired; A Hat in Time
- 08:36 - Vordt of the Boreal Valley; Dark Souls III
- 09:14 - But The Earth Refused To Die; Undertale
- 09:35 - Snowy; Undertale
- The Floor Is Lava: The entire episode is based on this children's game of unknown origins. It may also be a reference to the #TheFloorIsLavaChallenge from 2017 or this 2020 Netflix game show.
- Minecraft: Steve avoids the disaster by playing the sky island fan map version of this game named "Skyblock".