World 5-Castle (New Super Mario Bros. 2)
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World 5-Castle is the Castle level of World 5 in New Super Mario Bros. 2. This level is a lava level, and it centers around fences. It includes a unique type of fence that can be changed to move up or down the track using or .
Mario begins the level next to a fence with a Climbing Koopa on it. A fence on a track is then found, and it must be punched to reach a platform above. Mario then encounters a Dry Bones and two ? Blocks, one of which containing a power-up. A fence moving above a spike pit is found, followed by a Lava Bubble and a Bone Piranha Plant on the ceiling. Another Dry Bones and more ? Blocks are found, along with another fence that moves on a track. Mario must dodge a spike pit and Bone Piranha Plants while riding the fence. Mario then arrives at the Checkpoint Flag and two more ? Blocks. Above the left one is a Hidden Block containing a 1-Up Mushroom. He must climb on a fence with two Climbing Koopas on it, then a fence on a track. A Red Ring, a Dry Bones and more Bone Piranha Plants are then found. There is another Hidden Block with a 1-Up Mushroom located to the left of a ? Block. Another fence with a Climbing Koopa on it is found and a platform below it has a Dry Bones. This is followed by a tall fence on a track. Mario must jump onto a smaller fence to avoid falling in the lava, and must avoid a Big Bone Piranha Plant. The boss door is then found, leading to an area where Mario must get in a Pipe Cannon to be launched through Bone Piranha Plants. He must then fight Ludwig von Koopa.
During Ludwig's battle, he hangs on overhead chains and shoots three blasts at Mario. To hit him, Mario must use the five Pipe Cannons to catapult into the sky. After one hit, he updates his blasts to four from three. After another hit, he swings on the chain, making attacks more difficult. After Mario and Luigi defeat Ludwig, they see Princess Peach in a caged Koopa Clown Car. Before the Bros. can free Peach, the Clown Car locks Peach in a cage and is taken away to the final world, World 6, and all the way to Bowser's Castle.