Dashing Desert

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Dashing Desert
Menu of Dashing Desert
Game Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
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Dashing Desert is the fifth world of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. During this world, the player is acquainted with a new gameplay mechanic, the Blue Lift, which is used to elevate the Minis to platforms located directly above or bring them to a lower level. Lift Pickups are also introduced along with them. Mechanics introduced in previous worlds, such as Girders, Springs, Cannons and (Purple) conveyors, make a return in Dashing Desert. Three new enemies—Pokeys, Piranha Plants and a Capture Kong—are encountered here for the first time in the game, while Fire Piranha Plants reappear from the previous world. Mini Paulines also begin to appear in this world.

The background features several Egyptian pyramids, along with two gigantic skulls of Dry Bones resting in the dunes, surrounded by a few stone Shy Guy statues and palm trees. The soundtrack that plays in this area is a variation of the soundtrack of Sandstorm Steps from Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!

There are two Bonus Levels that are set in this world, B-9 and B-10.


Level Preview Description Enemies and obstacles encountered
Level 5-1 Level 5-1 of Dashing Desert A level where the Blue Lift mechanic is introduced. Spikes
Level 5-2 Level 5-2 of Dashing Desert A level that involves using Red Girders, Blue Lifts and Color Switches. Spikes
Level 5-3 Level 5-3 of Dashing Desert An upward-leading course with two Pokeys. Pokeys
Level 5-4 Level 5-4 of Dashing Desert A course with Multi-Doors spread at multiple storeys. Spikes
Level 5-5 Level 5-5 of Dashing Desert A level where a Mini Mario has to be freed from a Capture Kong. Spikes, Capture Kong
Level 5-6 Level 5-6 of Dashing Desert A level with a multitude of Fire Piranha Plants and cannons, placed above a long row of spikes. Spikes, Piranha Plants, Fire Piranha Plants
Level 5-7 Level 5-7 of Dashing Desert A Key Mini Mario stage that involves both Blue Lifts and conveyor belts. Spikes
Level 5-8 Level 5-8 of Dashing Desert A stage that marks the reappearance of Cursed Mini Mario, who marches along Blue Lifts and Springs. Cursed Mini Mario


Level maps[edit]


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese デザートダッシュ
Dezāto Dasshu
Desert Dash
French Désert fringant Dashing desert
Italian Deserto scattante Rapid desert