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World 5-4 is a level found in World 5 in the game New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Strategies

This is one of the hardest stages in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the auto-scrolling and amount of enemies can be overwhelming, and seeing how your platform stops if some enemies are in it can be annoying, but to get around this, you just have to be patient.

The power-ups the level gives you are actually your best options to complete the stage. The fire flower is great to get you out of a troublesome situation, while the ice flower is pretty helpful to keep control of things. Using other or no power-ups can make this level extremely hard, as besides the penguin suit and the star, they can't deal with the huge amount of enemies the level throws at  you.

This level is also incredibly challenging in multiplayer mode, so if you decide to play the stage in this mode, you will need a lot of coordination.

Layout

The level starts in a area with Goombas falling from above, and four Hidden Blocks, one containing a Super Mushroom. The player must enter a Warp Pipe, which leads to a Limited Lift that is used to cross poison. A ? Block containing an Ice Flower is to the left of the exit Pipe. Enemies including Goombas, Micro-Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Bob-ombs, Piranha Plants, and Big Piranha Plants land on the Limited Lift, causing the numbers on the Limited Lift to increase from 0 up to 5, which causes it to turn red and stop moving. To make the Limited Lift start moving again, the player has to defeat enemies so that there are less than five. Later, a POW Block can be found and used to defeat the enemies on the Limited Lift. At the end of the area, a Warp Pipe leads the player to the area containing the Flagpole.

Star Coins

Going for the star coins is also a pain, as the three of them are in spots where you can lose control over the platform. Your best options would be to have good agility and to grab them fast, but you will need some practice.

  • Star Coin 1: The first Star Coin is floating high over the Limited Lift, just below the area before the first one with Micro Goombas. Mario and co. should jump up to the Star Coin from an enemy.
  • Star Coin 2: Mario and co. should pick up the POW Block and activate it once the Limited Lift passes the enemy platform in which the POW Block rests. This makes the second Star Coin fall onto the raft.
  • Star Coin 3: The third Star Coin is at the end of the level, blocked off by several blocks. Mario and co. should break some of the blocks with a Bob-omb, wait for the Limited Lift to float under the Star Coin, then fall to it.
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