Level EX-5

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Level EX-5
Screenshot of Expert level EX-5 from the Nintendo Switch version of Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Level code Level x-4 (GBA)
Level EX-5 (Switch)
World Expert (EX1)
Game Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)
Time limit 150
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Level EX-5 (Level x-4 in the GBA version) is the fifth/fourth of the Expert levels in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. It is set in Spooky House. It requires 36 (40 in the remake) gold stars to unlock. In the Nintendo Switch remake, the target time for this level's Time Attack is 48.00.


This is a vertical level where the player needs to press Color Switches in order to progress, while dodging the Thwomp and Thwimps. Pressing the Color Switches will create ladders for the player to climb, but also platforms that will allow the enemies to move upward. The player is able to stop the Thwomp from progressing if they press the red Color Switch while it is under the platform, but the Thwimps will always continue. When the player reaches the fourth level, a third Thwimp will join the other two. At the top platform, the player needs to use a Springboard to reach the Key, and then carry it under the three Thwimps to reach the locked door.


Present locations[edit]

  • Red: Between the first two Thwimps.
  • Yellow: Above the second set of platforms, which the player can reach with a Handstand Jump.
  • Blue: High above the final platform. The player needs to do a Handstand Double Jump while avoiding the Thwimps to reach it.