World 5-3 (Super Mario Bros. 2)

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World 5-3
Screenshot of Clawgrip from Super Mario Bros. 2
Screenshot from Super Mario Bros. 2
World World 5
Game Super Mario Bros. 2
Boss Red Birdo
Mouser (Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic)
Clawgrip (Super Mario Bros. 2)
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World 5-3 (Chapter 5-3 in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic; titled Bob-Ombs! Flying Carpet! Clawgrip![1]) is the third level of World 5 in Super Mario Bros. 2.


Screenshot from Super Mario Advance.
Screenshot from Super Mario Advance

This level has a hidden Subspace Warp to World 7 that can be reached with any of the playable characters. Near the start of the level, right after climbing up the ladder, there will be a platform on top. Luigi can Power Squat Jump up on top of it and find the Magical Potion. After entering Subspace, the player needs to enter the jar and will be warped to World 7. If played as a different character (Mario, Toad, and Princess Toadstool), they can ride an Albatoss to the platform. In Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, there are additional ground blocks placed to the same length of the overhead platform, in which the player can use any character to preform Power Squat Jump off the edge to reach it.

Throughout the level, Albatosses continuously drop Bob-Ombs; once the player reaches the underground cavern, various brick walls must be destroyed, and there are a few Pansers and Ostros. Unlike the other worlds in the game, the player does not enter a castle, but the player encounters a room resembling the inside of a tree and containing Sparks, Bob-Ombs and walking Pansers. Since the level lacks a locked door, the key is absent. Once outside again, the player must ride a Pidgit to cross a large gap. After the four pink Shyguys, the player fights and defeats a Red Birdo and then encounters a boss, Clawgrip (Mouser in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic).


Image Name Count
Albatoss with a Bob-Omb. Albatoss with Bob-Omb 3
Bob-Omb Bob-Omb 13 (11 in open air, 2 under Grass)
Panser Red Panser 1
Pink Panser Pink Panser 2
Spark Spark 5
Red Shy Guy Red Shyguy (indefinitely generated from Jars)
Pink Snifit Pink Snifit 1
Pidgit riding a flying carpet Pidgit 2
Beezo - Red Red Beezo 1
Pink Shyguy Pink Shyguy 4
Red Birdo Red Birdo 1 (mini-boss)
Clawgrip Clawgrip 1 (boss)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian Zona 15[2]
Mondo 5-3[3]
Zone 15
World 5-3


  • The Albatosses move much faster in this level than the other levels they appear in.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ 1989. Super Mario Bros. 2 Inside Out, Part II. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 10.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian manual. Page 6.
  3. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 69.