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User Info: GodOfFruit

GodOfFruit
11 years ago#1
I've noticed that sometimes, there's an invisible block with a 1up, and sometimes it's just not there even the first time I play the level. For some reason the block in 1-1 is always there the first time, but not the others. Is there something I'm missing about this, or is the game just being cheap?

User Info: Dastari

Dastari
11 years ago#2
I know what you're talking about. There's one on 3-1 over the bridge that's like that. I always wondered why it was there sometimes and not others.
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User Info: mister yummy

mister yummy
11 years ago#3
It has something to do with how many coins you got in a previous level and/or weather or not you've warped.
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User Info: NinjaBoyLao

NinjaBoyLao
11 years ago#4
If you use any warp zone to reach that level, you won't get that 1up. To get the 1up block in 3-1, you need to come from 2-4.

User Info: mister yummy

mister yummy
11 years ago#5
I'm sure I've gotten 3-1 before when warping. Perhaps the above poster is using mistaken information.
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User Info: omnislash708

omnislash708
11 years ago#6
I feel like MOST of the time I come in from 2-4 I don't get the 3-1. Same with the 4-1.

I've always wondered this too...
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User Info: NinjaBoyLao

NinjaBoyLao
11 years ago#7
oops sorry got it all mixed up. It was the other way around.lol
If you are from 2-4 you won't get the 1 UP but if you are from a warp zone, the 1Up is there.


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User Info: xexyz5011

xexyz5011
11 years ago#8
If you warp or collect all the coins in the previous World's x-3 stage, you'll get the 1-up. That is, I think, the criteria.
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User Info: omnislash708

omnislash708
11 years ago#9
wow. can't believe I didn't seek the answer to this sooner...
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User Info: Dastari

Dastari
11 years ago#10
I didn't think that it was this cut and dried so I actually tried looking it up in the FAQ's (shocking I know). From D.Hawkin's walkthrough we find the following:

The hidden 1-Ups which occur in the first level of every world will not always
be there.

** Warping **

If you warp to the world the 1-Up will always be present the first time you
play the level.

** Non-warping **

If you do not warp the conditions are more elaborate. I am not certain what the
exact conditions are, but I can offer some educated guesses. You must play the
last world well. This probably means some combination of not getting hit much
and collect items and coins. Not getting hit alone is definitely not enough. I
have verified that much. It may be the presence of the 1-Up is solely dependent
on item collection, but I am uncertain.

** Presence after death **

If you die in the level where the 1-Up is the 1-Up may still be present. If you
die before you reach the area of the level where the 1-Up is it will definitely
be there the next time, but that is only in the event that it would have been
there in the first place.
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