Direction Switch

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Part 1 of Level 5-1 from the game Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
Direction Switches in Level 5-1

Direction Switches[1] are objects that appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. They are buttons that act very similarly to switches from Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. Two red lights are on either side of a Direction Switch, with one being lit to indicate the direction of conveyor belts and moving platforms. Mario can jump on a Direction Switch to press it, reversing the direction of these objects. Donkey Kong also uses Direction Switches in some of his battles, using them to change the direction of conveyor belts at specific times.

Similar objects known as conveyor switches appear in future games in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese りかえスイッチ[2]
Kirikae Suicchi
Swap Switch
French Bouton directionnel[3] Directional button
German Richtungsschalter[4] Direction switch
Italian Interruttore di direzione[5] Direction switch
Spanish Interruptor de dirección[6]
Interruptor de Transportadores[7]
Direction switch
Switch of Conveyors