• Special World 4-1 No-Enemy Glitch

    At the beginning of the stage, there is a platform you are meant to stand on, which will begin moving and enemies will spawn to impede you. If you stand on the edge of this platform right as it begins moving, you shouldn't see any enemies up until the Piranha Plants later in the level.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

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  • Final level

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Final levelGet 5 stars on your file

    Contributed By: pikachupwnage.

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  • Photo Album

    Once you reach the Blue Mushroom house in World 3, you will be able to view photographs you've seen throughout the game. You are also able to save any photograph you have to your SD card so you can view them anytime you wish without the need of your game cart. To add more photos to your album, complete the following tasks.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Photo #10Beat the game as Luigi
    Photo #11Unlock Special World
    Photo #12Complete Special World, then beat the game
    Photo #2Complete World 1
    Photo #3Complete World 2
    Photo #4Complete World 3
    Photo #5Complete World 4
    Photo #6Complete World 5
    Photo #7Complete World 6
    Photo #8Complete World 7
    Photo #9Beat the game as Mario

    Contributed By: Soulavenger69.

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  • Save File Stars

    These are the requirements for getting the five Stars to appear on your save file, which are needed to unlock the true final level, S8-Crown. Glittering Stars are optional, and makes your stars glitter. Glittering Stars is sometimes known as Rainbow Stars. These cannot be lost if the main game is beaten after obtaining them. Although the second star requirement may seem nearly identical to the first, this is not an error. It's probably there because some levels are optional.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Fifth StarHave all stages cleared with both Mario and Luigi, and have gotten a Golden Flagpole on each stage at least once with either brother
    First StarDefeat Bowser in World 8's second Castle
    Fourth StarObtain all 285 Star Medals, not including the ones from Mystery Boxes
    Glittering StarsNever have the Super/Help Item Blocks appear: Never die five or more times in a row on any level.
    Second StarClear all stages in the first 8 Worlds
    Third StarDefeat Bowser in World 8's second Castle again after defeating him in Special World 8's Castle

    Contributed By: SnoozerBear.

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  • Star Medal Level Unlockables

    Possess the required amount of star medals to unlock the following levels.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    S1-Bowser110 Star Medals
    S2-Airship120 Star Medals
    S3-Airship140 Star Medals
    S4-Airship160 Star Medals
    S5-Bowser180 Star Medals
    S6-Airship200 Star Medals
    S7-Bowser220 Star Medals
    S8-1230 Star Medals
    S8-2240 Star Medals
    S8-3250 Star Medals
    S8-4260 Star Medals
    S8-5270 Star Medals
    S8-Bowser290 Star Medals
    W1-43 Star Medals
    W3-515 Star Medals
    W4-330 Star Medals
    W5-340 Star Medals
    W5-Bowser50 Star Medals
    W6-560 Star Medals
    W7-370 Star Medals
    W8-380 Star Medals
    W8-Bowser 190 Star Medals
    W8-Bowser 2100 Star Medals

    Contributed By: SuperPhillip.

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  • Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Play as LuigiClear Special World 1
    Special WorldClear World 8

    Contributed By: feitclub.

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Easter Eggs

  • Alternate Title Screen

    If you save and quit while you were playing in any of the special worlds, the next time you go to the home screen there will be alternate video! (Note: this can be reversed by saving and quitting in any of the first 8 worlds)

    Contributed By: TheUltraGameBos.

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  • Flagpole Easter Eggs

    When you get to the end of the level and about to grab the pole, if your time limit ends in a 6 balloons will come out once you grab the pole. If your time limit ends in a 3 fireworks will come out once you grab the pole. If your time limit ends in a 1 confetti will come out once you grab the pole.

    Contributed By: VaultBoy2010.

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  • Hatless Super Mario and little Mario with hat

    Once you've reached the maximum number of lives(which is 1,110, displayed by a triple-crown), any time you're in Super Mario(or Luigi) form you'll be without your hat, and vice versa when you're little Mario(Luigi). Note: this doesn't apply to any other form than Super, ie. Fire, Tanooki, Boomerang, etc. This includes the opening demo and "demo room"(when you leave the game untouched for a couple of moments at the title screen).

    Contributed By: xybazelu.

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  • Interact with Photos

    When viewing a photo (like with photo album), shake your 3DS to make certain objects and characters move (i.e. Make goombas jump, make leaves in tree shake, etc.)

    Contributed By: BobcatPride.

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  • Maximum number of lives

    In this game, you can actually go over the maximum number of 999 lives, and have up to over 1,000 lives. By utilizing the 1-up trick found in 1-2, or any other place with a koopa troopa and a wall nearby, this is made simple. Once you reach 1,000 lives, there will be a unique sound effect and some applause, and your hundredth place for your lives will turn into a crown. Same goes for the tens, and the ones; they all turn into crowns once they exceed the number 9. Once you reach the maximum number of lives(which is 1,110), the same sound effect and applause can be heard once more.

    Contributed By: xybazelu.

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  • Mario's glance

    You will notice that while playing, Mario will turn his head up and look into empty space. If you go to where he is looking, you will often find a hidden coin/1up block.

    Contributed By: gherkzilla.

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  • One-Up Conversion At The Goal

    When you're holding an item, such as the blocks that let you twirl higher in the air, see if you can make it to the goal post without letting them go. If you complete the stage while still holding onto the item, it'll change into an extra One-Up Mushroom.

    Contributed By: discoinferno84.

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  • World 2-3 castle secret

    In the end of level 2-3 go around flag pole and there is a castle go in the little door of the castle and you will find a 1up mushroom island and a 1up mushroom

    Contributed By: kingwadlede.

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Area/Level Hints

  • Beat level 7-1 in 5 seconds.

    Get a Tanooki leaf. Play level 7-1. When the level starts, run towards the flag. When you come to the pit with the water, jump and hover over it. If you do this you can hit the flag and beat the level in 5 seconds, or less.

    Contributed By: RueRyuzaki92.

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  • Classic 1-2 level skip to world 2.

    In world 1-2 there is a classic Mario throwback. After the checkpoint flag you'll see some coin blocks. If you jump on top of these you can then jump further up and away from the screen. You'll land on a small narrow ledge that you couldn't see before. You can now run past this section of the level and when you come to a gap in the higher area jump over it and keep running, you'll come to an area with a single orange pipe. Jumping in this pipe will take you to World 2.

    Contributed By: RedScarChaos.

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  • Easy way to beat Bowser in level 1-Castle.

    Get the Tanooki leaf. Play stage 1-Castle. After you meet Bowser, run towards him. When you get to the gap between where you are standing and the bridge he is standing on, jump and float over the gap, using the tanooki leaf, to land where the Bowser-Button are. This makes it real easy to beat him, and gets you a much better time-score.

    Contributed By: RueRyuzaki92.

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  • Unlimited 1-ups

    World 1-2, right after the checkpoint flag, there are three koopa troopas and three coin blocks. Get on the first long coin block which is on the ground, then simply walk down onto the koopa troopa below when it moves right below the coin block. With a bit of timing and adjusting your position, you'll be bouncing off it repeatedly and start getting 1-ups. If you mess up and die, simply restart from the checkpoint.

    Contributed By: xybazelu.

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  • Warp Tunnel to World 5

    Near the end of World 4-2 when you're jumping up the large shaft (via the the spotted bouncy platforms), you can use the last bouncy platform and angle it to left to get up into a more narrow shaft. You may need to do some wall jumps but go up and to the right. Keep running all the way to the right and you will find an orange pipe that will take you to World 5!

    Contributed By: DrLipschitz.

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