Lava is an element that appears in Cute Mario Bros. So far, it has appeared in Evil Prevails? and Friend or Foe?. In Evil Prevails?, Bowser and his army use it to defeat Mario, Luigi, Jack and Peach, but it turns out that it was only Luigi's dream. In Friend or Foe?, Wario tries to drop Mario in it, disguising it as "happy juice" and claiming that "it's a game", but Luigi and Yoshi foil Wario's plan.
- Lava is not real lava, instead it is strawberry juice or some sort of red liquid.