The Plain is the fifth stage of the Subspace Emissary. Mario and Pit appear here right on the Ancient Minister's path.


The player(s) has to choose to play as Mario and/or Pit. They start by heading to the right. There are several enemies ahead, such as Borboras, Primids, Tickens and Feyeshes. Farther along, there is a huge wall of breakable blocks. On the top right of the highest section of the wall, just above, off screen, there is an orange cube; simply attacking upwards brings the cube down. A bit farther, some walls rise up behind the character and push them to the right. There is a pit on the right with some breakable blocks going downwards.

At the bottom of the pit, Primids drop down out of a gap in the ceiling. Mario can wall jump to reach the hidden door, but Pit will have a much easier time reaching it with his multiple jumps and Wings of Icarus. At the top of the gap, there is a platform on the right on which the player(s) can land; the hidden door is on the platform. There are three things in the hidden room: a Trophy, a Heart Container, and an orange cube. There is another door after the gap.

In the next room, there is a moving platform on which a series of forced battles take place. When the moving platform stops, the player has to walk to the right to end the stage.

After the level is complete, a cut scene plays showing Mario and Pit trying to catch the Ancient Minister but failing.

Enemies Introduced


  • The music played in this level is Step: The Plain.
  • The music played in the cutscene following the level is Battlefield.


  • Mario and Pit Chase The Ancient Minister
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