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Backflips can be performed by Mario in Donkey Kong for Game Boy as well as Mario vs. Donkey Kong for Game Boy Advance. The player can do backflips by pressing while moving and pressing the into the opposite direction. Backflips allow Mario to quickly reach higher platforms. They reach higher than High Jumps, but require movement to execute them, so they cannot be done on small platforms easily.