Monster houses may appear on floors 8-20. Shops may appear on floors 2-6. There is no chance of finding a buried item. Darkness shrouds all floors.
The visual theme of floors 1 to 7 is normal rock with magma leaking out, for floors 8 to 17 it is hot rock with more magma present, and for floors 18 to 23 it gets red hot, with more magma than any other dungeon in the game (besides Magma Cavern Pit). Beyond floor 23 is an intermediate stage that leads directly to Magma Cavern Pit.
The music in the regular Magma Cavern is unique to this dungeon only, and is present in all floors (with the exception of part of Wish Cave).