Codes

  • Cheat Codes

    Enter at the listed location for the corresponding effect.

    EffectCode
    Press and hold A for 5 seconds at Ball's title screenPlay as Luigi in Ball
    Press and hold A for 5 seconds at either game's title screenInfinite lives in Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

    Contributed By: LuigiSan.

    3    2


  • Factory test

    To access the menu, hard reset the console while it is plugged in: press the POWER button for 5 seconds, then hold Up + B, press POWER, then before the Mario Clock appears, release Up and B, and press GAME + PAUSE/SET.

    After hitting this button combo, the system will cycle through the following tests:

    Power (Eject / Insert / Current Battery Power + user confirmation)
    Buttons (D-Pad / A / B / Face buttons)
    RTC (Randomized Control Trial)
    Sound (Volume 0 / 5)
    LCD (White / Black / Red / Green / Blue / Shade horizontal / Shade vertical)
    If the test results are OK, you must hold the B button to power off. Upon booting back, the system will have its time reset to 12:00PM.

    Contributed By: Subed-to_Bup.

    0    0


  • Unlock The Mario Drawing Song

    Enter the time mode and hold down a for long enough and you will see a picture of Mario and the words "The Mario Drawing Song". Then press a and Enjoy!

    Contributed By: JudahTheSword09.

    1    0


Super Mario Bros. Cheats

Glitches

  • Access 5-1 from 1-2

    To access this warp, you must be Super or Fiery Mario. Go to the pipe at the end of the level and jump on top of it. Jump up and break the block over top of the part of the pipe farthest left. Then, position Mario on the edge of the pipe, with one foot hanging off the edge. Duck, then jump backwards as far right as possible. If done just right, Mario will slide through the pipe and the bricks. Walk over to the warp zone area and enter the middle pipe. This pipe will take you to world 5, level 1. The same area can be acessed from a pipe in the same place in 4-2. However, this is meant to be a warp zone to 5-1, whereas the 1-2 warp to 5-1 is a glitch. After completing the jump trick in level 1-2, you can also go down either of the other two pipes, both of which will take you to Minus World -1.

    Contributed By: nintendoman666.

    26    12


  • Extra jump after collecting a power up in mid-air

    This only works with mushrooms and fire flowers. Reveal a power up from under any block which contains one. Now jump onto the power up and release the A button. As Mario is transitioning to the next power up, hold down the A button, and Mario will jump in mid-air!

    Contributed By: TheUltimateM4.

    22    5


  • Mario Walking Backwards (Any level, Any time)

    This allows Mario (or Luigi), to move forward while looking backwards. While playing in any level, press and hold left. (While not letting go of left) press and hold down right. Just keep hold these two buttons and Mario will walk backwards very slowly. To speed him up, jump. If you keep holding the two buttons and press jump he will jump backwards and walk backwards faster. Also if you have gotten a fire flower, you can throw them while he walks backwards. If you throw some they will be a lot faster than normal and they will bounce much further. (You could also challenge yourself by trying to beat the game while going backwards!) ; ) (only one problem. Mario can't go backwards into pipes, so you have to go forwards there.)

    Contributed By: merrdog20.

    3    8


  • Shoot fireballs as small Mario

    Go to either 1-4, 2-4,3-4, etc. and get to Bowser. Make sure you are Big Mario and try to jump over Bowser or run under him. Stand near the Axe and Bowser will start to walk towards you. As he gets near you, jump high, and touch Bowser and the Axe at the same time. If you do it correctly, you will hear the sound as if you were to shrink, but you will just flash and stay big. Go to the next stage, and get a Mushroom. (Yes, there will be a Mushroom instead of a Fire Flower.) When you touch the Mushroom, you will shrink. Then get a Fire Flower, and you'll have Fire Power as small Mario. (Note: after you do the Bowser/Axe trick, enemies that touch you will be able to kill you when you are Big Mario. When they touch you while you are small Mario after getting the Mushroom or Fire Flower, you will turn back into Big Mario.)

    Contributed By: Lhunthangion.

    25    7


  • Timer Underflow Glitch

    This glitch only works in the castle levels where you fight Bowser at the end - for example, World 1-4, 2-4, 3-4, and so on. It is best to defeat Bowser with Fire Mario or Fire Luigi beforehand, as you must wait out most of the timer to execute this glitch. At the end of the castle levels, there is an axe which you must touch to end the level. If you time your jump correctly (a full jump as the timer goes from 002 to 001 often works) and land on the axe while the timer reads "000", you'll continue as normal to the usual sequence at the end of the castle. However, your timer bonus (50 points per second remaining) will be calculated as if you had 999 seconds, not zero, left on the clock. This allows for an easy 49,950 point boost! Note that this glitch, if executed on levels using a flagpole, will prevent you from earning the bonus in that level.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

    14    5


  • Unlimited 1-Ups

    Get to world 3-1, and become Super Mario. At the end of the level, by the staircase before the end flag, you will see two turtles coming down the stairs. Jumping over the first one and then jumping on the second one should cause it to hit the star and bounce back. From here, jump on it and keep yourself off the ground for unlimited 1-ups.

    Contributed By: Dude Love Fan.

    36    9


Unlockables

  • Hard mode

    Beat the game once and you will unlock the hard mode, in this mode all goombas are replaced by buzzy beetles and the levels are more difficult.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Hard modeBeat the game

    Contributed By: onepiecefan2007.

    12    1


  • World Select

    After beating the game, if you do not turn off the console, you will return to the title screen. There, you can press the B Button to start as desired in World 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

    25    7


Secrets

  • Blooper Dodge

    If you just walk along the sea floor, Bloopers will never be able to kill you because they are forced back up just before they hit the floor(or you).

    Contributed By: baconlabs.

    19    4


  • Continue

    If you run out of lives and want to continue then at the game over screen press and hold A then press start at 1 player (or 2 player) and you will start at the beginning of the world at which you died!

    Contributed By: cheeseyhuman2.

    39    14


  • Level Warp

    To warp to Worlds 2, 3,or 4 during World 1-2, go to the end where the 2 platforms are rising, get on the first platform, and use it to jump onto the highest structure in the middle, then jump on the next rising platform, but this time, when it reaches the top, jump onto the TOP of the level. Walk foward and drop down the small jump, and you can now warp to Worlds 2, 3, or 4 by going down the desired tube, and pressing down.

    Contributed By: InternalFlame.

    17    7


  • Level Warp to World 6,7 or 8

    To warp to World 6,7 or 8 during World 4-2, go to the place where three blocks are can be seen (where a pipe can also be seen). Jump below the third block where you can reveal a secret block but be careful on jumping below the 1st block because you can't break it thus going to the secret warp world unless you are a small Mario. Then step on to it and break the 2nd and the 3rd block. After you have done this, go down, then jump again below the second block now (it should have been broken now). The position of the two revealed blocks must be a stair from right to left. Anyway, step on to the 2nd block then braek the 1st block and there you can see the vine going up. Climb until you reach the day light again. Get some coins if you wish and you can now see three pipes like in the secret warp Worlds 2,3 and 4. Go down your desired pipe.

    Contributed By: yodi rr.

    16    5


  • The Fireworks Secret

    This is a pretty commonly known secret. If you touch the flagpole of any level with either 1, 3, or 6 seconds left on the ones place of the timer, you will get that amount of fireworks. For example, if you touch the flagpole with 126 seconds left on the time, you will get six fireworks!

    Contributed By: skcin7.

    27    3


  • Warp to World 5

    Well this secret is so easy. At the very end place of world 4-2 (where you can see the pipe going to the flag) jump on the long pipe and break the brick above it and go through the end and you can see the pipe going to the World 5.

    Contributed By: yodi rr.

    12    5


Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Cheats

Glitches

  • Bypass the First Bowser (World 8-4)

    In 8-4, as you approach the end, you'll cross a pit of lava guarded by two Parakoopas before entering a pipe. This pipe leads to a flat area (except for a dip and a pipe). Past said dip and pipe, you'll find the first Bowser, a fake one that is nonetheless difficult to beat because you cannot instantly kill him with the axe like normal - you must either dodge him, or kill him with Fire Flower fireballs. If you cannot (or do not want to), approach the gap just after the pipe while dashing at full speed - do not jump over the gap. You will run into the wall by doing so. Hold Right on the D-Pad for a while until the first fake Bowser is on-screen (you do so because the camera will not scroll otherwise). When he is about one-third of the way across the screen, you can then just hold Down and you'll automatically scroll past him, still stuck in the wall, although the camera is not scrolling. Once past him, you are free to continue on - you are not required to defeat this Bowser.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

    7    1


  • Infinite Lives Glitch

    In World 1-1, go right until you see a Red Koopa boxed in by some bricks. Hit the second brick on the bottom and obtain the Mushroom from it. Then break the third brick and either the leftmost or rightmost one, trapping the Red Koopa on a single brick. You can then stomp on it, and then on its shell like in the original Super Mario Bros.'s infinite-lives trick, infinitely bouncing it back on the wall before you can touch the ground.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

    15    1


  • Timer Underflow Glitch

    This glitch only works in the castle levels where you fight Bowser at the end - for example, World 1-4, 2-4, 3-4, and so on. It is best to defeat Bowser with Fire Mario or Fire Luigi beforehand, as you must wait out most of the timer to execute this glitch. At the end of the castle levels, there is an axe which you must touch to end the level. If you time your jump correctly (a full jump as the timer goes from 002 to 001 often works) and land on the axe while the timer reads "000", you'll continue as normal to the usual sequence at the end of the castle. However, your timer bonus (50 points per second remaining) will be calculated as if you had 999 seconds, not zero, left on the clock. This allows for an easy 49,950 point boost! Note that this glitch, if executed on levels using a flagpole, will prevent you from earning the bonus in that level.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

    3    1


Secrets

  • Extra life at the flagpole.

    Before you touch the flag at the end of a level, make sure your coin total is a multiple of 11. (00,11,22,33,44,55,66,77,88 or 99). Touch the flag when the last digit of your remaining time is the same digit as your coin total and you'll receive a 1-Up.
    (For example, 55 coins and 275 time left, or 11 coins and 081 time left)

    Contributed By: max123.

    10    1


  • Warp Back To World 1

    To warp back to World 1, you must be in World 3-1. Near the end of the stage, jump onto the spring and fly over the flagpole. When you land, run forwards, and you'll find the warp pipe that takes you back to World 1.

    Contributed By: bowser194.

    7    2


  • Warp To World 2

    When you're in World 1-2, jump onto the bricks at the top. Run forwards, and you'll go past the pipe to exit the stage. Keep running, and soon enough, you'll find the warp pipe that takes you to World 2.

    Contributed By: bowser194.

    6    0


  • Warp To World 3

    To warp to world 3, you must be in World 1-2. When you reach an area where there is a pipe, a few bricks, and a Steel-Shelled Koopa, hit the first brick on the left. A beanstalk will pop out. Climb up the beanstalk, and at the top, run forwards until you reach the warp pipe that takes you to World 3.

    Contributed By: bowser194.

    5    1


  • Warp To World 4

    To Warp to World 4 you must be in World 1-2. When you get to the moving platforms jump onto the platform. While on the platform get a running start then jump to the to the small brick ceiling then jump again to the next brick ceiling. Keep going until you see 2 pipes. Go down the pipe that's on the far left. You will be led to a secret area with lava. Make sure that Mario or Luigi is small. Run under the small lava pit that's positioned under a brick wall. After you make it under the lava pit keep going until you see a pipe. Don't go down the pipe. Instead, search for a secret coin block that's located one space to the left of the lava pit. Then get on the coin block and look for a coin block that's located one space to the right of the coin block that you are on. Jump on next coin block and jump up to brick wall ceiling. You should find a Warp Zone that leads to World 4.

    Contributed By: LusterSoldier.

    7    1


  • Warp To World 5

    To Warp to World 5 you must be in World 8-1. After you pass the 3rd Hammer Bro go down the next pipe you see that points upwards. You will be led to a secret water area. Collect the coins and exit. When you exit you will end up outside. Go up the stairs and you will see a pipe that leads you back to World 5.

    Contributed By: LusterSoldier.

    6    1


  • Warp to World 6

    You must be at least Super Mario to do this. Near the end of World 5-1, when you see two rows of floating bricks past two Red Paratroopas, hit the rightmost brick of the top row to release a vine. Smash the brick next to it, and then climb the vine. After going through the small bonus area, you will be dropped off on a pipe right next to a Warp Zone that takes you to World Six.

    Contributed By: Sinspawn_X.

    6    0


  • Warp to World 7

    Near the end of world 5-2, when you encounter the trio of tiny elevators, try to go as high as you can, so you can jump off the last elevator and reach the top of the ceiling. Continue to run right, making sure to jump when the ceiling ends, and you will eventually reach the Warp Zone for World 7.

    Contributed By: Sinspawn_X.

    6    0


  • Warp to World B

    In World A-2, about halfway through the underground part of the level, you'll find a set of staircase-like blocks. You can break through the blocks above them and get on the upper portion of the area. From there, you can run and jump heading right and past the warp pipe heading outside - this takes you to a World B warp zone.

    Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

    4    0


  • Warp To World C

    When you are in World A-3, use the spring to get over the flagpole at the end of the stage. From there, run forwards until you reach a pipe. It takes you to World C.

    Contributed By: bowser194.

    5    1


  • Warp To World D

    In World B-4, go to the very last pipe in the level (it's next to a lava pit). Jump in the pipe and you will be taken to a Warp Zone area that will lead to World D.

    Contributed By: StarFighters76.

    6    3


Area/Level Hints

  • Warp to World 8

    In world 5-2, when you reach the three elevators, hop on the first one and use it to hit the brick immediately left of the elevator. Climb the vine that sprouts from the brick and travel through the small bonus area to reach the Warp Zone that'll take you to World 8.

    Contributed By: Sinspawn_X.

    5    0


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