World 5-4 (Super Mario Bros.)

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World 5-4
SMB NES World 5-4 Screenshot.png
Level code World 5-4
World World 5
Game Super Mario Bros.
Time limit 300 seconds
Boss Fake Bowser (Lakitu)
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World 5-4 is the fourth and final level of World 5 in Super Mario Bros. and the twentieth level overall in said game.


World 5-4 is similar in layout to World 2-4, but with additional Fire-Bars and Podoboos.

The player starts at the top of some stairs that lead to a pit of lava with Podoboos jumping out and platforms placed above it. Above the center platform is the only ? Block in the level, containing a power-up, and the platform also has a long Fire-Bar that can reach the other surrounding platforms. After the lava are two paths lined with Fire-Bars, with the bottom path having more than the top path. Next are two lifts moving in opposite vertical directions with Fire-Bars on both sides, followed by some gaps and Podoboos before coming to the fake Bowser, which breathes fire as the player is jumping across the gaps.

Super Mario Bros. Deluxe challenges[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the player can collect five Red Coins, find a hidden Yoshi Egg, and get a medal based on their score. The Yoshi Egg is found in a Hidden Block against the wall directly after the lifts, and the score to beat is 13000. The Red Coin locations are:

  • To the right of the ? Block, above the gap
  • In the top path
  • Between the lifts
  • Under the Fire-Bar after the lifts
  • In the third Brick Block from the right above the fake Bowser


Name Count
Sprite of Podoboo
SMB Bowser Breathing Fire Sprite.gif
Fake Bowser (Lakitu)

Level statistics[edit]

Feature Count Notes
A Coin from Super Mario Bros.
6 All the coins are in open air.
SMB Supermushroom.png
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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