World 5-3 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)

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World 5-3
World 5-3
Level code World 5-3
World World 5
Game Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Time limit 400 seconds
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World 5-3 is the third level of World 5 in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels and the nineteenth level overall in said game.


World 5-3 contains a puzzle the player must solve in order to progress through the level. By stepping onto a lift at the start of the level, it will begin moving across the area horizontally; when the platform moves past the fourth tree platform, it will loop around to directly after the starting platform. Above the tallest tree platform is a Hidden Block containing a power-up. To progress through the level, the player needs to bounce off of the two Koopa Paratroopas to reach the high Warp Pipe, which leads to an underground area with some Coins and a Coin Block before the exit pipe to the next area.

When the player jumps onto the first tree platform in the next area, Bullet Bills will begin firing from off screen. After a scale lift, the player has to jump onto a horizontally moving lift below and use a Koopa Paratroopa to reach the next platform. Afterward are three lifts that fall when the player steps onto them, followed by another scale lift and a small platform before the Goal Pole.


Name Count
A Red Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Piranha Plant
SMB Red Koopa Paratroopa Sprite.gif
Red Koopa Paratroopa
Blooper sprite.
A Green Koopa Paratroopa
Green Koopa Paratroopa
Bullet Bill
Bullet Bill
(infinitely spawned off screen from the right)

Level statistics[edit]

Feature Count Notes
A Coin from Super Mario Bros..
40 Up to 10 in one Coin Block, and 30 in open air.
Super Mushroom sprite from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
Magic Mushroom
1 Replaced by Fire Flowers if Mario is already Super Mario.
Fire Flower
Fire Flower
1 Replaces Magic Mushrooms if Mario is Super Mario.

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