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-> '''Juni:''' Why is it that every video game has lava in it?\\
'''Francis:''' Technically that's not true. There's no lava in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. And in ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}'', [[InsistentTerminology it's molten magma.]]
-->-- ''Film/SpyKids 3D: Game Over'' [[note]]Though ''Metroid'' has both varieties. As of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', there's also atmospheric lava.[[/note]]

A stage in a video game, particularly platformers, that takes place in [[VolcanoLair a volcanic area]] or another area with pervasive heat, such as a [[EternalEngine flaming tower or factory]], a volcanic planet or even a kind of FireAndBrimstoneHell. There are also variants that have a GreenHillZone or LostWoods level that is on fire. Almost always features [[LavaPit large lakes of liquid lava]]. The puzzles and challenges in such an area generally revolve around navigating around flames and lava. Generally, the player will be [[ConvectionSchmonvection fine as long as he doesn't touch the molten rock]], and may be even able to boat across it on some vehicle. Of course, if they do fall into lava, [[ImMelting it won't be pretty]] (Or it could be [[RumpRoast pretty funny]]).

The music in these levels tends to be percussion-heavy and angry and/or mischievous sounding, often with a tribal-sounding chant. Usually comes late in the SortingAlgorithmOfThreateningGeography.

May be a volcano located in {{Prehistoria}}.

A SubTrope of LavaAddsAwesome. Compare PlanetHeck. Contrast SlippySlideyIceWorld. HailfirePeaks is what you get when you combine this trope and the previous one.

!!Video Game Examples:


[[folder: Action Game ]]

* Kanatia Volcano in ''VideoGame/BombermanHero'', especially Magma Lake and Magma Dam; you take damage constantly when in the regular area, but you can avoid damage and regain life by entering little ice crystal zones.
* The old SNES WesternAnimation/SwatKats video game had one of these on the last level, as well. Complete with lava fireballs shooting up in circular patterns to be dodged/avoided.
* The volcano level in ''VideoGame/JurassicPark'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis.
* ''[[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins]]'':
** Stage 4 is a particularly enraging Lethal Lava Land called Scorch Mountain. The biggest threat here isn't even the lava -- it's the frequent earthquakes from eruptions that stun you for 3 whole seconds! These can be avoided by simply flying[[note]]Dragon Shield or Angelic Armor[[/note]] to stay off the ground, but then there's Pterodactyls to deal with... Thankfully, this Stage has only one part before the boss.
** Stage 4 in the original ''Ghosts'n Goblins'' and Stage 3 in ''Super Ghouls'n Ghosts''.
** Stage 2 of ''Ghosts'n Ghosts'' has one point where both the floor and the ceiling are swathed in flames.
* Stonefang Mines in ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''. Home to the Lizardmen, a draconic god, and home to That One Boss: the Balr- I mean, the Flamelurker.
* ''Blood Omen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': Dark Eden, a land twisted beyond recognition in a project of the [[FisherKing guardians]] of nature, energy, and states. And then it starts raining fire... This may not be a case of ConvectionSchmonvection, since Kain and the creatures there are all unnaturally resilient, and the world's foundations are rather loose by this point anyway. This trope is also used in the DarkWorld version of Nosgoth seen from Nupraptor's keep.
* The sixth level in ''VideoGame/{{Bujingai}}'' starts as a series of caverns which eventually brings you into a volcano. And you must reach the top in order to finish the level.
* The {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} version of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' has two Magma Areas.
* ''VideoGame/{{Evolva}}'': Levels 6, 7, and 8. There's also a single LavaPit in level 5, but it's extremely easy to avoid it in contrast to the ones in later levels.
* The first half of the second stage in ''VideoGame/JackieChansActionKungFu''.


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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'':
** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'''s Catacombs area takes you so below the ground that at one point you go through a lava cavern. However, the lava is just part of the scenery. And then, in the Inverted Catacombs, there's a part with molten ''ice'' in the background. It's not water: it's weird.
** ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance Harmony of Dissonance]]'' has the Castle B version of the Treasury, which has volcanic backgrounds in the hallway areas.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has the Demon Ruins and the first half of Lost Izalith, while ''VideoGame/DarkSouls2'' has the Iron Keep.
* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'':
** Norfair in ''VideoGame/{{Metroid|1}}'', ''[[VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission Zero Mission]]'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'', as well as Magmoor Caverns in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''; notably, in many of the games, Samus ''is'' affected by the sheer heat until she acquires the Varia Suit. Norfair also appears as a stage in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
** Sector 3 (PYR) in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' is an [[HailfirePeaks artificially created desert and lava zone]]. Similar to this is ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''[='=]s Sector 3, the Pyrosphere. You are required to run through it before you can use the Varia Suit, a first for the series.
** Bryyo Fire in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' is a variation; instead of lava, you're in various refining and storage facilities for ''Fuel Gel'', a highly flammable, lava-like form of liquid fuel. Most of the puzzles in the area use it in various ways.
* There's the land of Uruk in ''VideoGame/SphinxAndTheCursedMummy''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** DeathMountain in most games is, besides a mountain area, a volcano area. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', the sheer heat of the mountain's interior, Death Mountain Crater, ''does'' affect Link unless he has the Goron Tunic equipped.
** The underground land of Subrosia in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle Of Seasons]]'' also features copious lava.
** The Cave of Flames in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap''.
** Dragon Roost Cavern in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. The game also features the MiniDungeon of Fire Mountain, which [[DummiedOut probably would have been a full dungeon]] [[ExecutiveMeddling had it not been truncated to meet the release deadline]]. There's also Bomb Island, which is optional.
** Turtle Rock fills this place in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening.'' The item obtained in the dungeon is a magic staff that shoots flames, and the boss is a giant fireball with a face.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'': Goron Mines, with the addition of some electromagnetism thanks to the machinery present, which makes use of the Iron Boots. There is also a lava-heated cavern near Eldin Bridge, and once again the Iron Boots will be required.
** Isle of Ember in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', and by extension the Temple of Fire which is located there.
** The Fire Realm as a whole in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has Eldin Volcano. Strangely, while falling in lava does only one heart of damage, there's a room were ConvectionSchmonvection ''is'' mentioned: your ExpositionFairy informs you that the walls are so hot you can't continue onwards without taking more damage than you have hearts (note that you can raft down the lava rivers on a floating rock without taking damage). Later this is rendered moot with earrings that protect you from heat (but not fire or lava).
** DeathMountain once again features this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds''. Its counterpart in [[DarkWorld Lorule]] has magma in its belly but is otherwise [[SlippySlideyIceWorld covered in ice]]. Turtle Rock is also the resident "fire/lava dungeon" (weirdly enough, it is located right in the middle of Lorule's equivalent of Lake Hylia).
** Eldin Volcano returns as the hot fiery level for ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''.
** The Volcano world in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTriForceHeroes'' which also incorporates MineCartMadness in one stage as well as the world's boss battle.
** Death Mountain once again has this theme in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. You need special elixirs or heatproof armor to traverse it safely.
* Another Red Mountain, this one in ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64''.
* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'''s aptly-named Inferno Cavern.
* The cursed version of the Great Underground Mine in ''VideoGame/{{Tomba}} 2'' which has lava that keeps you from going down into the tunnels.
* ''Franchise/TombRaider'': Atlantis
* [=FireCage=] from ''VideoGame/AnUntitledStory'' is [[EternalEngine mechanic]] version of this.
* The Oven from ''The Addams Family'' (SNES).
* Volcania from ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfRadGravity''.
* The Sandcrawler in ''VideoGame/SuperStarWars'' inexplicably has lava in its lower levels, along with a [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Giant Lava Beast from Nowhere]].
* The Scalding Gallows in ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'' is a fairly minor example. ''VideoGame/DarksidersII'' upped the ante by including multiple lava-based dungeons in the first world you visit...
* Sun City, which is located somewhere on the surface of the Sun, in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' video game applies to this trope.
* Hot Daisy and Burn Daisy in ''VideoGame/CrusaderOfCenty''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' has the Oubliette of Suffering, which features lots of lava to avoid as part of its nature as a FireAndBrimstoneHell analogue.


[[folder: Adventure Game ]]

* The inner circle of Atlantis in ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'' is a volcanic crater with fountains of lava pouring from the walls into the bottom of the crater and a massive god-producing machine in the very center.
* ''A.I.M.'' (Artificial Intelligence Machine, or Mech Minds if you're Russian) has the Volcano sector, where one must avoid vapor geysers, electromagnetic fences, ravines, and lava lakes of varying sizes. Not to mention the hostile gliders, who are more powerful than previous sectors.
* The planet Ortega in ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestIIIThePiratesOfPestulon'', which has its surface constantly reshaped by volcanic eruptions. It's also lethal to walk around there without first putting on Thermo-Weave Underwear. And even then, a fall into the lava pits below nets you a HaveANiceDeath.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestMaskOfEternity'': The Barren Region. You ''WILL'' get tired of hearing Connor scream when he falls into the lava.


[[folder: Fighting Games
* The ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' fighting games often include a stage where the fighters are going at it on a rock floating in a river of lava. A ring-out involves the player falling in with a dramatic splash of flame, and yet they're perfectly fine come the next round.
* In ''Videogame/GodzillaUnleashed'', the impact of evil space crystals causes Seattle to become one of these, with a volcano erupting next to the city and smothering much of it with lava as well as birthing [[MagmaMan Obsidius]].
* The "Volcanic Rim" stage in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', which is located in Hawaii, and features [[ConvectionSchmonvection an erupting volcano and fighters battling atop solidified lava]].


[[folder: First Person Shooters ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has the Eridium Blight and Hero's Pass.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' brings us 'Magma' for part its second [[DownloadableContent DLC]] pack, which is a Japanese village being destroyed by Lava. Complete with ClimacticVolcanoBackdrop and [[LavaPit lava rivers]]. Also, the "Green Run" Zombie aps that come with the game also have lava. although unlike the magma multiplayer map, the lava doesnt insta-kill you, but does heavy damage over a few second time span, leading to fast deaths if stood on for too long.
* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' had these in its initial stages, but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen they were eventually cu]]t due to the balancing issues of both making lava dangerous and not making it a OneHitKO.
* ''VideoGame/{{Turok}} 2: Seeds of Evil'' has this in the lower reaches of the Lair of the Blind Ones.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has not only Hellfire, a Mannpower map taking place in a facility right above ravines of lava, but also [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell itself]] at the very end of a match in Helltower.


[[folder: MMORPG ]]

* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Ther's Searing Gorge, Burning Steppes, and Shadowmoon Valley (the Outland version; the one on Draenor is a GreenHillZone). There's also the Blackrock Mountain dungeon complex which, along with including the infamous Molten Core, has what appears to be a volcanic crater right in the entryway.
** The dwarf ''capital city'' Ironforge has...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a giant forge, filled with molten iron]], right in the center. One would think the city would be a giant Dutch oven, but [[ConvectionSchmonvection you know what they say about that.]] Back in vanilla it was deadly to fall into, but now anybody can survive for long enough to teleport out from it using your Hearthstone. Classes with healing capabilities and mages with their fire protection can survive indefinitely. And if you don't have any means to teleport out of there, magma becomes a {{Mercy|Kill}} [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist Slap On The Wrist]]. At some point they put up invisible walls to keep players from offing themselves in the forges.
** The starter instance of Ragefire Chasm.
** Mount Hyjal in the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, the southern and lowest part of the zone has become a Lethal Lava Land due to Ragnaros the Firelord re-emerging to burn the World Tree. Lakes of lava, walls of flame, islands of rock, elemental giants of magma and a rare volcanic turtle. Patch 4.2 introduced the Firelands raid dungeon and the Molten Front daily quest area, which are this trope all over.
** Frostfire Ridge in ''Warlords of Draenor'' is [[HailfirePeaks a mixture of this]] and SlippySlideyIceWorld.
* The Karamja Volcano in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''.
* ''VideoGame/EverQuest's'' lavaland is aptly named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lavastorm]].
* The planet Oricon in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is almost entirely covered by a vast ocean of liquid rock. The small habitable island that players can actually explore is only kept stable by a mixture of advanced technology and sith sorcery.
* In ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', the Valtz Duchy has several factories built over rivers of lava.


[[folder: Party Game ]]

* Several games in the ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' series include a volcanic board sponsored by Bowser, as well as numerous minigames that have lava pools (which usually disqualify any character who falls into them). Notably, the board Magma Mine in ''Mario Party 9'' does ''not'' belong to Bowser.


[[folder: Platformer ]]

* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Despite not entirely being this, most fortresses, towers and castles in the 2D games have lava pools, lava bubbles and rotating fire bars. In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', the mini-fortress in the sky part of World 5 has a lava in the floor ''and'' the ceiling.
** The TropeNamer is the seventh course in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', Lethal Lava Land, which is a relatively flat level placed in the middle of a distant sea of lava. Also in ''Super Mario 64'', there's the course Bowser in the Fire Sea.
** Corona Mountain from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. While short, it displays all the elements of a volcano level.
** The spin-off ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach'' has Fury Volcano, which fits this trope to a T.
** World 8 in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' (where [[RemilitarizedZone warlike levels are present as well]]) and all ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games (except ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2'', in which the lava level is World 6).
** Melty Molten/Hell Prominence Galaxy in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. There's also Freezeflame/Ice Volcano Galaxy, which [[HailfirePeaks combines]] SlippySlideyIceWorld and LethalLavaLand for an extra annoying time.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' has Shiverburn Galaxy (which also combines SlippySlideyIceWorld and LethalLavaLand), Melty Monster Galaxy and the Bowser Generator levels.
** Although ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' does not have any directly lava-themed stages, there is plenty of lava in the castle stages as well as in World 8 and Special World 8.
** World 7 in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', as well as the last level in World 4 (Lava Rock Lair) and one of the last in World 8 (Grumblump Inferno) are lava-themed. Notably, in certain levels the lava is colored blue instead of red.
** The Luncheon Kingdom in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' [[HailfirePeaks mixes]] this with LevelAte, as the "lava" surrounding the area and spewing from the volcanoes seems to be some kind of hot pink broth. For a more traditional lava land, there's the inner core of [[spoiler:the Moon Kingdom, and by extension almost the entirety of the Darker Side of the Moon.]]
** ''VideoGame/YoshisStory'' has "Blargg's Boiler" on page two followed by "Magma Castle" on page six.
** ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland DS'' has the very aptly named "Yikes! Boiling Hot!", as well as the first extra stage of Yoshi's Island, "Poochy Ain't Stupid".'
** ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld'' has World 2 which combines this with ShiftingSandLand
** ''VideoGame/MarioAdventure'' [[HailfirePeaks combines this]] with UndergroundLevel for World 2, Hotfoot Caverns.
** Occurs in the Corona Core level in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioFusionRevival'' because the sun is heating up the planet's crust.
** In the ''Yoshi's Island'' ROM hack ''[[VideoGame/YoshisIslandKameksRevenge Kamek's Revenge]]'', The start of World 5, Hot Stride and Novaglint Crematory, are this. Later on, in 6-5, Blargg's Boiler is another example.
* ''VideoGame/AladdinCapcom'' and ''VideoGame/AladdinVirginGames'' both have Aladdin's escape from the Cave of Wonders as a two-stage sequence of this. The second stage in both games features the [[AdvancingWallOfDoom Advancing Lava Wall of Doom]].
* The {{prehistori|a}}c levels in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' are set in a volcanic swamp.
* ''Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter'' features the mining town of Lavasteam, where almost all of the levels feature lava in some form. Approximately two-thirds of the levels are actually in a volcano or cave near a volcano, and are filled with lava lakes and geysers. The other third of levels are set in factories which process the lava into...something, and fit nicely with the Eternal Engine trope. The first few levels are mine-themed and do not feature lava, probably for the sake of variety.
* The Pre-History Channel levels from ''VideoGame/{{Gex}}'' Enter the Gecko
* Hailfire Peaks from ''VideoGame/BanjoTooie'' is an interesting example. One side is a fiery volcano, while the other side is a SlippySlideyIceWorld.
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieGruntysRevenge'' also has a HailfirePeaks example, putting Grunty's volcanic factory within the last regular stage, Freezing Furnace.
* The Under-Gas in ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure 2''. Funnily enough, if you fail enough times in the second level in this sequence, the game takes pity on you and lets you skip it.
* Both ''The Sanctuary of Stone and Fire'' and ''The Sanctuary of Rock and Lava'' from ''VideoGame/{{Rayman 2}}'' apply to this trope. They are also {{Temple of Doom}}s.
* A staple Zone type in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', with many iterations:
** Marble Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', which is [[HailfirePeaks also]] part RuinsForRuinsSake.
** Hill Top Zone from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', also part DeathMountain. The Game Gear version's first zone, [[UndergroundLevel Underground Zone,]] also qualifies.
** Lava Reef Zone from ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'', later brought back in ''VideoGame/SonicMania''. It also counts as an UndergroundLevel.
** Red Mountain from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', which is also part DeathMountain and looks like it could be FireAndBrimstoneHell.
** Lava Shelter from ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' (with EternalEngine overtones).
** Flame Core and Crisis City from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. Crisis City combines this with AfterTheEnd.
** Hot Crater from ''VideoGame/SonicAdvance2'' with EternalEngine elements (noticing a pattern here?). Also similar to Sonic 2 Game Gear's Underground Zone.
** Evil Foundry (especially the Ifrit boss fight) from ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheSecretRings'' [[HailfirePeaks combines this with]]--you guessed it--EternalEngine.
** Deep Core from ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}} Adventure''.
** Chaotic Inferno from ''Sonic Rivals 2''.
** Eggmanland from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' [[HailfirePeaks combines this with]] EternalEngine and AmusementParkOfDoom.
** Molten Mine/The Cauldron from ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight''. It also has {{Mordor}} elements.
** Volcano Valley from ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3DFlickiesIsland Sonic 3D Blast]]''.
** SonicBlast has Red Volcano Zone, the fan made ''VideoGame/SonicRoboBlast2'' also has a level by the same name.
** The Lava Powerhouse and Showdown levels from ''VideoGame/SonicSpinball''.
** ''VideoGame/SegaSonicTheHedgehog'' has Volcano Vault.
** ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' has Lava Mountain, which ALSO has EternalEngine elements.
* Gaspar in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002''.
* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'':
** Most of the levels in Crocodile Cauldron from ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', as well as one in the game's resident Lost World. However the lava in these levels is actually just a cosmetic coverup for BottomlessPits, so you can touch the lava (using cartwheel + midair jump) without it actually harming you, so long as you don't cross that invisible line where you die.
** Hot Top Volcano from ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing''.
** ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'' has no less than four lava levels: Grim Volcano, Ancient Foundry, Lava Cavern and Magma Coliseum. Two of the bosses even take place in a volcanic environment!
** World 8 (Volcano) in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.
** One island in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' has a variant that [[HailfirePeaks mixes this]] with GreenHillZone, in that it's an African savanna that is being subjected to a pervasive brush fire.
* ''VideoGame/TheEndIsNigh'' has Golgotha. Surprisingly, the lava is the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou least dangerous part of the chapter.]]
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand'':
** ''VideoGame/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3'' has Stove Canyon, complete with [[AdvancingWallOfDoom obligatory moving Lava Wall]].
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' has Cave of Flames. Technically, The West Crater and The East Crater fall under this as well because they are in the volcano, but you don't run into any lava.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E6PEnb_HYI Fiery Cavern]] in ''VideoGame/WarioLand4'' is filled with lava spouts and lavafalls.
** Sweatmore Peak in ''VideoGame/WarioMasterOfDisguise''. There's an item called the Sweatmore Hotpants that allows Wario to dive into the lava without taking any damage, but he has to keep an eye on an enemy that can take them away from him, thus forcing him to find another pair of Hotpants before the lava depletes his energy completely.
** ''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt'' has Mt. Lava Lava ([[NamesTheSame no connection]] to the ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' one) and Sneak Peak.
* The old computer game ''Hocus Pocus'' had lava on several levels that damaged you while you stood in it, though didn't instantly kill you.
* Area K in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''. On the surface it's a geyser-riddled zone. Once you get underground, however, the difficulty starts setting in.
* Most of the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series have these levels for the fire-oriented robot bosses, including Fire Man and Heat Man.
** The first has Fire Man, whose stage takes place in volcanic area. ''2'' has Heat Man, who resides in a geothermal plant. ''6'' has Flame Man, Sword Man of ''8'' has a small fire area sequence, ''9'' has Magma Man and ''10'' has Solar Man.
** ROMHack ''VideoGame/RockmanNoConstancy'' downplays this; what appears to be molten metal in [[EternalEngine Metal Man's stage]] are [[OneHitKill one-hit kills.]]
* In ROMHack ''VideoGame/Rockman4MinusInfinity'', Mega Man has to deal with two sections filled with lava in Pharaoh Man's level. Fortunately, the lava isn't lethal and just only damages Mega Man.
** Parts of Junk Man's stage in ''VideoGame/MegaMan7''. Which can be accessed by using Freeze Cracker to freeze the lava.
** The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series has the stages of Flame Mammoth (''X''), Flame Stag (''X2''), Magma Dragoon (''X4''), Burn Dinorex (''X5''), Blaze Heatnix (''X6''), Flame Hyenard (''X7''), Burn Rooster (''X8''), and Mach Jentra (''[[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission Command Mission]]''). Amusingly, Flame Mammoth's stage becomes a breeze if you defeat [[AnIcePerson Chill Penguin]] first, as all the lava freezes over.
** ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends 2'' has the Saul Kada Ruins, which is also a prime source of terror.
* ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 2's'' factory stage [[spoiler:that ''will'' be visited ''twice'' (!)]] combines copious amounts of lava with everyone's favorite mechanical menaces. ''Mega Man Zero 3'', meanwhile, features the Aegis Volcano Base.
* Franchise/{{Kirby}}:
** Hotbeat in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'''s "Milky Way Wishes".
** Neo Star's 4th level in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''.
** Magma Flows and the "Fire" Top Ride course in ''Kirby Air Ride''.
** Mustard Mountain in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''.
** Vocal Volcano in ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''.
** Lava Landing and Temper Temple in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''.
** Volcano Valley in ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack''.
** Dangerous Dinner in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.
** Endless Explosions in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''.
** Red Volcano in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''.
* Level 10 in the SNES port of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia1'', where you drop into what seems to be a volcano after falling from the tower in Level 9.
* Planet Scorch in ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}'' is a subverted example. While the stage does take place underground, and there are plenty of earthquakes, fire, and other volcanic activity, there is no actual lava to be seen. Still, the stage is hot enough to give Ristar an IdleAnimation where he tries to fan himself with his hand.
* The ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'' series has one in almost every game.
** ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'' has ''three'': Fire Canyon, Volcanic Crater and Lava Tube.
** ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'': The Dig.
** ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'': The Great Volcano.
* The first area of Stage 3 in ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'' features a rising and falling tide of lava that actually has a [[ConvectionSchmonvection reflective surface]], as if it were water (read: [[OneHitKill it's not]]). This is played with shortly, as [[ObstructiveForeground crystal formations obscure platforms above the lava and Sparkster himself from the player's view]], forcing you to use the reflection in order to see the path and make the proper jumps to proceed. Oddly enough, the more conventional lava found in the third area of the same stage hurts a lot, but doesn't instantly kill on contact.
* Sector 4, The Oven, from ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}} Three''. Sector 4 in original ''Jumper'' also has shades of this, having a red background and a large number of fireballs.
* Volcano Castle, Fire Field, and Lava Flow in ''VideoGame/{{Bonk}}'s Revenge''. The {{underground level}}s also have lava pits.
* ''[[VideoGame/DaffyDuckTheMarvinMissions Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions]]'' for SNES and Game Boy had this as its [[NintendoHard very first level]].
* Arachnia in ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}!''. So named because it's the spider BigBad's lair, and it ''is'' filled with annoying spider Mooks. Besides that, expect loads of flaming rocks, fire ants (literally- they have fire breath), and instant-kill lava.
* In ''Videogame/JablessAdventure'', the final area you explore is Squidville, which is located in a volcano.
* The "Be Prepared" level from ''VideoGame/TheLionKing''.
* The second half of Stage 5 in ''VideoGame/AlisiaDragoon''.
* Fire Zone, the third level in ''VideoGame/KeithCourageInAlphaZones''.
* Entrance of the Guy and Incinerator of the Guy in ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.
* Mafia Town in ''VideoGame/AHatInTime'' is an island city when you first visit it, but it eventually becomes flooded with lava.
* ''VideoGame/DontLookBack'' includes a passage through one of these (appropriately, as the protagonist is [[OrpheanRescue descending into the underworld]]).
* Monster Cave 4 in ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterWorld''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Something}} series'':
** The first half of Skulls Cave. Mario has to ride on a one-skull raft over a river of lava and he has to dodge obstacles.
** Chateau du Feu, which uses the graphics of Fire Man's level from ''VideoGame/MegaMan1''
** Intestinal Problem, which also happens to be a WombLevel.
* ''VideoGame/XaindSleena'', also known as ''Solar Warrior'', features a volcanic planet -named "Guwld Soa" and "Mars" respectively-, where one has to cross a lava lake in the depths of a volcano jumping over stone columns while jetpack-powered enemies attack your character -if you fall into it, you die instantly-. The remaining part of the stage [[NintendoHard is not much better]], having to worry besides of enemies, of geysers that mean instant death too as well as volcanic bombs. Did we mention you have just ''one'' power up in the entire stage and that if you die after getting it you respawn in the next checkpoint without the possibility of taking it again?
* The Volcano level in ''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994''.
* ''VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBustersHiddenTreasure'' has a lava cave as its fourth world. Enemies include anthropomorphic flames, devil monsters, and bats. There's even a level where [[RiseToTheChallenge Buster has to climb to the top of the stage as the lava rises]].
* ''VideoGame/TheCatInTheHat'' has Boiler Bonanza, a level which takes place inside of a household boiler and is full of white-hot pipes and searing flames.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLostWorldJurassicParkConsole'', most of the [[RaptorAttack Raptor]]'s levels and the first of the [[TyrannosaurusRex Rex]]'s take place in the middle of a forest fire.
* Stage 7 in ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}} 2'' has three levels that take place at a volcano; "Fired", "Magma P.I.", and "Turn Up the Heat". The third of these levels involves Vectorman fighting an anthropomorphic fire monster.
* The level Isle of Fire in the fourth episode (game) of ''VideoGame/CommanderKeen''. It's not a volcanic island, but instead a regular one that happens to be in a perpetual fire due to some fire-made monsters lurking within (Berkeloids).
* ''VideoGame/{{Nihilumbra}}'': The Volcano, which is, well, just that. There's even a massive lava floe that bobs up and down, preventing access to certain places.
* ''VideoGame/HotLava'' takes the childhood game of "the floor is lava" and runs with it, turning furniture-strewn living rooms, school hallways, and offices into lava-filled virtual ''parkour'' courses.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' LicensedGame for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis has Fire Rock, an active volcano, as the fifth level, which includes OneHitKill lava, and a section where [[RiseToTheChallenge Fred has to climb to the top of the volcano as the lava rises]]. The boss of the stage is a fire dragon that stole Bamm-Bamm's favorite club.
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' mixes this with {{Prehistoria}} in the chapter Uga Buga. In addition to the lava pools found around the dinosaur statue, there's also a sequence near the end where Conker has to race against three thieves in a racetrack made of lava.
* ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'' has [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Mount Horu]] and its surroundings.
* Cyn-Der's Realm in ''VideoGame/SnakePass'' contains burning coals.
* The Agnisort region in ''VideoGame/TwentyXX''. A common puzzle involves navigating a selection of conveyor belts that are (of course) pushing you in exactly the least convenient direction.

[[folder: Puzzle Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Meteos}}'' has three fields/planets that fit this mold in different ways; worth noting is that they don't always follow the "angry-music" rule. Firim is a fiery planet that's home to pyro aliens and features a rock and roll soundtrack, Jeljel is a magma/brimstone-infested PlanetHeck accompanied by an OminousMusicBoxTune, and Hotted is a cube-shaped planet made out of molten and glowing-hot iron where synthesizers play the level's music.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', the island of Broken Spire is volcanic, and seems to have plentiful lava; whether the resident Lava Wrym is a cause or a consequence isn't stated. The lava doesn't have a gameplay effect, though � it's just for flavour.


[[folder: Racing Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/FZero'' GX's Fire Field levels have the tracks suspended (at what appears to be) a few feet higher than the lava. The craft have shields, though.
* Spice Mine Run/Zugga Challenge, Fire Mountain Rally, and Inferno in ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer''. As usual, [[ConvectionSchmonvection the lava's heat only damages your racer if you touch it]].
* ''VideoGame/HillClimbRacing'' has a pretty basic volcano level.
* Even though ''VideoGame/PokemonDash'' features lava on several courses, The Pokémon can harmlessly run over it by collecting the right power up.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' has the various iterations of Bowser's Castle, and Grumble Volcano from ''VideoGame/MarioKartWii''.


[[folder: Roguelike ]]

* Act IV of ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' is fought in Hell, which is probably as Lethal Lava Land as you can get. However, the lava actually behaves the same as walls and there is no way to step on it.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'' has lava landscaping in several non-Hell areas, including [[spoiler:Leoric's dungeons]] and [[spoiler:the lower levels of Bastion's Keep]]. You can't fall into the pits, but a typical trap has periodically-erupting lava underneath a grate floor. Don't be standing there when it goes off.
* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', some of the Quest sub-levels feature lava. And towards the end of the game [[spoiler: the player has to pass through four "elemental" levels, one of which is fire, which of course means lava]]. If you have fireproof [[WalkOnWater water-walking boots]], you can stroll around on the stuff, and all those highly flammable scrolls will be just fine.


[[folder: RPG ]]

* Lava levels appear in some [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] [=RPGs=].
** Thwomp Volcano in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time]]''
** Bowser's Flame Pipe in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. The activity in here is what allows him to breathe fire.
** Bowser's Castle in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam''
** The Barrel Volcano in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
** Mt. Lava Lava from ''VideoGame/PaperMario''. In addition, Bowser's Castle has lava areas, but if you shut off the flow, it cools well enough to walk on instantly. And Rawk Hawk's training area (i.e., the send up of Bowser's castle from SMB) has its lava pits.
** Rumble Volcano in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar''.
** Redpepper Volcano, Redpepper Crater and the bottom of Kiwano Temple in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash''.
* The Karkaton region in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}''.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** Gurgu Volcano from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI''.
** The Molten Cave (well, duh) in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''.
** The Underworld in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''
** Great Sea Trench in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
** The Sealed Cave in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and, in a looser sense, the burning house in Thamasa. Also, Phoenix Cave.
** Cave of the Gi in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
** Definitely the Fire Cavern in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', which is incidentally the game's first dungeon.
** Ironically, the Gulug Volcano dungeon in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' contains no lava whatsoever (as it's extinct).
** Ifrit's Cauldron and Mount Halvung in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''.
** The Feol Warren in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings''.
** The Volcano in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyMysticQuest''.
** Mt Gulg in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight''.
** Roda Volcano and Tubola Cave in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has multiple volcano maps, and most of them are pretty small as maps go. The two aboveground areas of the Neslowe Passage are the only ones that are open by default. You can unlock three more by activating different wells during the Odd Places quest, which spit you out in the Sant D'alsa Bluff, Goug, and the Kthili Sands respectively.
* ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' has Mt. Pyre. ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''[='s=] Singing Mountain would have been one, [[DummiedOut had it not been scrapped]].
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has a lava-filled environment is the underground portion of Taopo Swamp. The second game has "Magma Rock", filled with puzzles that involved altering the flow of... you guessed it, magma!
* The cavern leading to the fire temple in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault''. Doubles as ThatOneLevel to its excruciating length, strong enemies and treacherous terrain.
* The ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' Series used this: Mt. Tomae ([[VideoGame/RomancingSaGa RS 1]]), Komulune Volcano ([[VideoGame/RomancingSaGa2 RS 2]]), Fire Palace of Aunas ([[VideoGame/RomancingSaGa3 RS 3]])
* ''VideoGame/TalesSeries''
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' has a cave where Claus [[SummonMagic makes contract]] with Ifrit and Odin's Tower, where {{Flam|ingSword}}berge can be found, assuming Nymph's rings are equipped on everyone to survive the heat.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'' has Efreet's Gorge, where even the supreme water spirit of the world isn't able to protect you indefinitely: once Undine's power runs out, you start taking damage instead.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has Mount Zaleho, a volcano near Daath.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' has Mount Killaraus, another volcano which, due to being located far in the north, doubles as HailfirePeaks.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has Molag Amur and Red Mountain. The Molag Amur region is characterized by the presence of [[LavaPit lava pools]] and rivers on the surface. The land is predominantly dark volcanic rock covered with an overlay of ash and cinder. Red Mountain combines it with {{Mordor}} and DeathMountain by adding choking disease-spreading blight storms and steep falls. It is also [[VolcanoLair the home]] of the game's BigBad.
** Crossing over with FireAndBrimstoneHell, the series has the [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace Deadlands]], the [[EldritchLocation Daedric plane]] of Mehrunes Dagon, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DestroyerDeity Destruction]]. Crossing over with {{Mordor}}, the Deadlands is a bleak and barren realm, containing wastelands of blackened rock, seas of lava, and partially destroyed structures. However, the Deadlands subverts the "fire" part of the trope as, despite the flowing lava all over the place, mortals who visit are said to feel an "[[EvilIsDeathlyCold unearthly chill]]" within the realm. You'll spend quite a bit of time here during the main quest of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''.
* The Temple of Pyrynn in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''.
* The Primitive Cube in ''VideoGame/BlueDragon''.
* You actually take damage from this level in ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' if you don't use cooling potions.
* ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' has an area actually ''called'' "Obligatory Lava Level".
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', the planet Therum features large lava flows which, [[ConvectionSchmonvection of course]], the PlayerCharacter can stand right next to without difficulty but cannot touch so much as the edge of a tire to without [[CriticalExistenceFailure bursting into lethal flame]].
** The ''VideoGame/MassEffect2: Firewalker'' DLC pack includes several worlds full of lava ([[MeaningfulName as you might have gathered from the title]]). Fortunately, the eponymous hovercraft is perfectly content in even such hostile conditions.
* In a possible homage to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the dwarf capital of Orzammar in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is apparently set in a volcanic region, as are parts of the Deep Roads apparently at random. Oddly enough, the actual volcano you see the surface side of is quite safe. Aside from the BonusBoss you can summon there.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'':
** The Sea Cave in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII''.
** Mt. Magmageddon in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV''.
** The fire caves leading to Murdaw's Keep in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI''.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Stark Mountain in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Platinum]]''.
** Mt. Chimney in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and their remakes. In ''Emerald'', they even added a cave underneath Mt. Chimney, filled with ''even more lava,'' and it actually comes with a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] from one of the Team Magma grunts!
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' is at it again with Reversal Mountain, at least in White Version. In the other, the area is filled with water. It's no surprise you can find Heatran in there after you get the Magma Stone.
** The Blackthorn Gym in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and their remakes has lava inside of it.
%%** Mt. Battle in ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and Citidark Isle in ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' also count.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series has this in most of its games, eg Burnland/Moat of Burnedbless in ''II'', the Ilvern/Alcaino Ruins in ''III/Oath'', Fire Mountain in ''Mask of the Sun'', the Lava Fields of Nelgal in ''Dawn of Ys'', parts of the Ruins of Amnesia in ''The Ark of Napishtim'', etc. In most cases, you can't even fall into the lava, due to EdgeGravity or [[InsurmountableWaistHeightFence insurmountable barriers]].
* Mt. Zublo in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII''.
* The ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' SNES game features such an area.
* The Rapax Rift in ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} 8'', home of the titular demon-like Rapax.
* The Ring of Fire, and some eye of the north caverns, in ''VideoGame/GuildWars''.
* The Fire Spring in ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' is the last normal dungeon to be unlocked. All the enemies here are represented by flame sprites.
* Fire Mountain in ''{{VideoGame/Mother 3}}''.
* ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' has the Wah Lava Cave, though the only "danger" other than the enemies within is that they might catch a cold from going from one extreme of temperature in the Sharp Mountains to the other.
* In ''VideoGame/LordsOfXulima'' there's Vilak, the volcanic homeland of the demons. Without a divine artifact to protect your party, even going ''near'' the great lava lake will cause significant damage with every step.
* The ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series has three different hunting grounds simply named Volcano (one in each of the first three generations) and the Volcanic Hollow from ''4'' (revealed to be Sunken Hollow in an active state) as regular locations, and Battleground, Sacred Land, and Ingle Isle as single-area locations reserved for particularly strong monsters. The heat of these areas will slowly drain your health if you don't consume a Cold Drink or equip an armor with the Heat Cancel skill, and the monsters that live in these locations tend to have an affinity for [[PlayingWithFire Fire]].
* ''VideoGame/PandorasTower'' has Crimson Keep and Blazing Citadel. They're ancient foundries where the molten metal is processed to make new weapons and armor. Historically, that weaponry was used by the conflicting kingdoms that surround the continent.
* The continent of Cauldros in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. Because of the high amount of lava, using a Skell to explore is recommended.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the penultimate stage of the game, the aptly-named Hotland. There's flames, lava and hot air vents everywhere, and the weather is dry enough to give fish-woman Undyne some trouble, though the spiders seem to find it hospitable enough. You can't fall into the fire here, but you can pick up a FryingPanOfDoom.
* In ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'', the innards of the [[GeniusLoci sentient mountain]] Magna consist of lava caverns.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLongestFiveMinutes'', the party's quest takes them to a volcanic cave near a hot spring resort appropriately titled the "Gates of Hell". In addition to the damage caused by walking over lava, some paths are blocked off by stray flames that can only be extinguished with Clover's [[IceMagicIsWater ice magic]].


[[folder: Shoot Em Up ]]

* ''VideoGame/StarFox'':
** A little different, but in ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', Solar (the Sun) is a lethal lava land, and the intense heat causes you to steadily lose health. Your team members take damage too, but since they can't be healed mid-mission the level designers made it so they only take some heat damage when their dialogue box is open and the damage stops when fighting the boss, otherwise they'd all be dead one-third of the way through the mission.
** Certain parts of the [=DarkIce=] Mines are like this (particularly underground), as well as the Volcano Force Point Temple in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series finally gets one in the 11th game, ''Subterranean Animism''.
* Burning Heat in ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}} II'', the Fire Stage in ''Gradius III'', and the second half of the Volcanic Stage in ''Gradius IV''. The Volcanic stages in most of the games, while they have erupting volcanoes, are more of standard DeathMountain or {{Underground Level}}s.
* The Phoenix Mountain/Volcano in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''.
* In ''[[VideoGame/GalaxyForce Galaxy Force II]]'', Mission 2 takes place over a lava planet, with fiery plumes erupting from the surface in arcs.
* Chapter 4 (Fire Devildom) in ''VideoGame/{{Phelios}}''.
* In ''VideoGame/ElementalMaster'', the Fire zone takes place on platforms surrounded a lava sea, with waves of fire shooting up from underneath, along with the occasional volcano spewing rocks across the player's path.
* A different kind of on-rails shoot-em-up but ''VideoGame/PokemonSnap'' had the Volcano Stage.
* ''VideoGame/{{Darius}} II'' has Zone A (Sun Stage), complete with flaming flying fish.


[[folder: First Person Shooter ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' has a few of these, most notably [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!"]] in which you have to wade through lava and stay alive, and "Six Thousand feet Under, in which failure to avoid the lava results in death, along with a few in ''Marathon Infinity'', particularly "Eat the Path" and "Whatever you please," which are both freakin' [[MindScrew weird.]]
* Many levels of ''VideoGame/{{Descent}}'' involved lava at some point. However, there was at least one level where the entire thing was lava. Being the first game, [[ConvectionSchmonvection lava behaved differently]].
* The planet Brimspark in ''[[VideoGame/{{Descent}} Descent II]]''. And yes, the heat of the lava does drain your shields.
* The Stone Rain level in ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior''.
* Level 6-1 in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'' has a giant blast furnace that you can knock Nazis into and [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential watch them get crisped]].


[[folder: Simulation ]]

* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' lets you ''build'' a Lethal Lava Land. Not only does it give you a useful source of heat for forges and obsidian for building, it lets you drown your foes ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential or dwarves]]) in a sea (or river, or waterfall...) of molten rock.
* ''VideoGame/MySimsAgents'' has the Fire Room, with both lava pits and flame jets. You can't walk or jump into either; the latter is part of the temple's puzzles, and the former just can't be crossed unless there's already a bridge there.
* One of the three final missions for ''VideoGame/SkyOdyssey'' takes place in an active volcano. As the player you have to fly in there while it's erupting in order to reach the games final goal. On top of lava plums that you have to dodge, you also need to avoid [[DeathFromAbove rockslides and lightning]] generated by the volcano.
* In ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior MechWarrior Living Legends]]'', the descriptively named 'Inferno' map takes place within an active volcanic caldera. Volcanoes violently erupt off in the distance and in the center of the map, the ambient heat level is enough to kill an unprotected person, and the lava flows will literally melt nearby [[HumongousMecha battlemechs]] to death in seconds via OverHeating. The battlefield is extremely rocky, cramped, and vision is obscured by dense ash clouds. [[FireBreathingWeapon Flamer]] uses rejoice on this map, as the ambient heat level makes overheating enemies to death that much easier.


[[folder: Sports Games ]]

* Deep Inferno from ''VideoGame/{{Pangya}}''. Complete with pyroclastic flows for "rough", lava pool "water hazards" and lung-clogging ash filling the air. Did I mention this is a ''golf'' game?
* Lava Dome in ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Football]]'', which has lava on only one side.


[[folder: Stealth Based Game ]]

* At one point in ''VideoGame/SheepDogNWolf'', you get a time machine that allows you to go to the prehistoric past. This past seems to be this.


[[folder: Strategy Game ]]

* These levels also exist in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games, specifically ''VideoGame/FireEmblem 7'', 8, 10 and 13.
* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'':
** The game has a level that floods with lava every few minutes. Just to be mean, all the resources are in areas that flood. In a nice touch, the local fauna is programmed to flee to higher ground in the seconds before the lava arrives, except for the Brutalisk, who may be more focused on killing your team than evacuating the flood. One achievement requires you to kill the Brutalisk in this fashion.
** The planet Char is also a Lethal Lava Land in most of its incarnations, except for one appearance in ''Heart of the Swarm'' that shows [[SwampsAreEvil an acid swamp]]. [[DeathWorld Lovely place, that Char]]. Probably the most impressive example is "The Belly of the Beast", which takes place inside a series of tunnels and lava tubes dug into Char's surface. Your job is to plant seismic charges that will flood the whole place with, you guessed it, more lava.
-->'''Raynor:''' Lava and [[BugWar zerg]]. Two of my [[DeadpanSnarker favorite things]].
* ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor'': [[spoiler:In later days, one of the areas, initially the Diet Building, becomes "contaminated" and lava-filled potholes will appear. You can't walk in them though. And later, when you fight Jeze-[[ThatOneBoss FUCKING]]-bel, the area in front of her is a [[SugarApocalypse lake-turned-lava-pool]], and ending a character's turn in it will damage that character's team unless its party is immune to fire.]]
* Barathrum from ''VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation'', although this doesn't actually have much effect on game play aside from the fact that you can't build naval units given that the 'seas' are made of lava.
* Shows up pretty regularly in ''VideoGame/RockRaiders''. And they are much despised because your miners don't seem to realize that [[ArtificialStupidity cutting corners across lava isn't a bright idea]].
* A number of levels in the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' games feature lava heavily. You can build bridges across it though, and some creatures can walk through it unharmed or fly over it.
* In ''VideoGame/MySingingMonsters'', we have Earth Island, the final natural island that houses [[FinalBoss Quarrister]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', at least one planet is like this, with freely flowing lava and plenty of ConvectionSchmonvection to go along with it.

[[folder: Wide Open Sandbox ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has the Nether, in which the only three sources of light are glowstone, randomly burning netherrack, oh, and did I mention the oceans of lava as far as the game can render?
* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' has the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lava Lakes]], the Lava Castle, and to a slightly lesser degree, the Inactive Lava Zone that contains the latter and leads to the former. [[note]]Many other biomes including the [[BizarreAlienBiology Jellyshroom Cave]] and the seafloor beneath the [[FloatingIsland Underwater Islands]] have small lava vents scattered around, but they aren't generally abundant enough to qualify those areas for this trope.[[/note]] It probably helps that the entire accessible game world is found within the crater of a giant dormant volcano.

!!Non-Video Game Examples

[[folder: Collectible Card Game ]]

* Cald, in all its incarnations in ''TabletopGame/MagiNation.''


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''[[ComicBook/{{Swordquest}} Swordquest: Fireworld]]'' is set entirely in one of these.
* The Brûlcan dungeon in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'', located in an active volcano.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Appears with a LampshadeHanging in ''[[Film/SpyKids3DGameOver Spy Kids 3D: Game Over]]'''s [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe video game]].
* Mustafar in ''Film/StarWarsEpisodeIIIRevengeOfTheSith''.
-->'''[=RiffTrax=]''': Hey. He's riding on a platform, floating on a river of lava. Just like, uh, part of that, uh... what am I... \\
'''[=RiffTrax=]''': Every video game ever made ever? \\
'''[=RiffTrax=]''': That's right. It's just like that part of every video game ever made, ever.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* An official expansion pack for the miniature war game ''TabletopGame/{{Heroscape}}'' gives you everything you need to design your very own Lethal Lava Land!
* Some of the planes in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' fit this trope, particularly [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Gehenna]], the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Elemental Plane of Magma]], and some layers of the [[{{Hell}} Nine Hells]]. As usual, alternate-realities have their own laws of lava-physics to excuse ConvectionSchmonvection.


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'s'' "Land of [[ConvectionSchmonvection Heat]] and {{Clock|Punk}}work" combines this trope with an EternalEngine style level.
* The uncroaking of the Gobwin Knob volcano in ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' created a permanent lava lake, impassible to all non-flying units.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Gatto's Keep from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' the Fire Kingdom. Notably, non-natives can't survive there for long without a magic spell to make them heat-resistant.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* UsefulNotes/TheSun, and many stars in our galaxy are all literal Lethal Lava Land.
* Because UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} lacks plate tectonics, it is thought that every billion years or so, pressure in its interior builds up until a large number of volcanoes erupt all over the planet's surface, replacing nearly all of Venus's surface features.
* Our own planet UsefulNotes/{{Earth}} was like this at least a few times early in its geologic history, and it will again be a lava-covered world once the Sun goes red giant.
* Io, one of UsefulNotes/{{Jupiter}}'s famed Galilean moons, is locked in an orbital resonance with both Europa and Ganymede that stretches it, causing extreme friction that stimulates volcanic activity. Io is so volcanically active, that it doesn't actually have a crust, and can replace every one of its surface features in less than twenty years.
* Lava planets, that orbit extremely close to their stars as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-78b Kepler-78b]], and being so hot that their lava could have water-like viscosity.
* For (liquid) methane-based life that could exist in places as Titan, Saturn's largest moon, at temperatures of around -200°C where granite-solid water ice replaces there rock and liquid water takes the role of lava, Earth with its oceans of liquid water and clouds of water vapor would be a hellish LethalLavaLand.
* Hawai'i, the largest island in the US state of the same name, tends to skirt into this due to its constant eruptions. These eruptions are not directly hazardous to most of the island, but do produce significant lava flows which frequently destroy houses and cover the roads. Additionally, a few patches of the island are completely covered in solidified lava - although one can typically find the liquid state not far beneath it.