This requires a console that lets the player press Left and Right simultaneously. Doing so will glitch Mario's acceleration: this lets him reach top speed faster than normal, and activate the flying abilities of the Leaf and Tanooki power-ups in smaller spaces than normally possible. (Note: Mario can only move to the right like this, not left.)
Many Tanooki Suits
In World 5 (Cloud World), the first available mushroom house has a Tanooki Suit. Get it and beat levels until you get to the cloud part of the world by beating the spiral tower. The game offers to save your game. Save it, then get game over. When you continue, you keep the Tanooki Suit you got at the mushroom house, and the mushroom house has returned! All of the other levels remain defeated as well, though the spiral tower remains standing, so you cna beat it and save your game, get game over, and get another Tanooki Suit each time! The suits make good replacements for leaves, mushrooms, and useless items (like music boxes) in your item list.
Glitch only works for World 5 due to the ability to beat the spiral tower as many times as you want and save after each time.
Contributed By: The Losar.
For every 1,000,000 points you earn, a star will appear above the title Super Mario Bros. 3 (where you select between Super Mario Bros. 3 or Mario Bros.) You can earn up to five stars.
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Earn Point Stars (Mario Brothers)
For each 150,000 points you get in Mario Brothers, a star will appear at the top of Mario Brothers at the game selection screen (where you pick between Super Mario Brothers 3 and Mario Brothers). You can get up to 5 stars maximum.
Unlockable How to Unlock Earn Point Stars at game selection screen (Mario Brothers) Get 150, 000 points in Mario Brothers, and a star at the game selection screen will appear above Mario Brothers (5 stars maximum)
Contributed By: peach freak.
Replay all levels, fortresses, and castles.
To replay any level, fortress, and castle, beat every level in the game. Not just Bowser, every single level.
Unlockable How to Unlock Replay fortresses and castle Beat all the levels in every world. Includes the fortresses and castles. Replay levels Beat all the levels in a world you want to replay. Includes the fortresses and castle.
Contributed By: ComputerCrasher.
Spade House Game
If you manage to ''beat'' a spade house (by correctly matching the pieces into any of the 3 forms), you can unlock additional houses!
In addition, you can create different combos that can get you even more lives!
Heart house: Star is replaced with a racoon leaf, and matching it rewards you with 7 lives
Club House: Star/Leaf is replaces with the number ''3'', matching this awards you 9 lives
Diamond House: All items are replaced with stars..a Guarenteed win!
Once you have passed a diamond house, the cycle repeats itself.
Unlockable How to Unlock Club House Make any matching combination in any Heart House All existing Heart Houses then become Club Houses Diamond House Make any matching combination in any Club House. Existing Diamond Houses return to Spade houses and the cycle repeats. Heart House Make any matching combination in any Spade house. All existing Spade Houses then become Heart Houses
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Unlock World Selection Screen
Beat the game clearing every single level (90 in total). Once Bowser is defeated, save and you will be brought to a World Selection screen where you can jump to any of the 8 worlds. All locked doors will have been unlocked and you can freely visit any stage/bonus stage/castle/etc.
Contributed By: Slateman.
Unlockable How to Unlock Blue Mushroom Shop (Anchor & P wing) Beat the Game, then go to world 1 level 3 and hit the big old super mario 1 coin and get the coins needed Go to a shop and use it over again clear every level, including Hammer bros. levels
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Unlockables In World-e
Unlockable How to Unlock Blue Mushroom House Get 30 Advance (Ace,A) Coins Orange Mushroom House Get 50 Advance (Ace,A) Coins Red Mushroom House Get 80 Advance (Ace,A) Coins
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White Mushroom Houses
By getting enough Coins in certain levels, you can access a special White Mushroom House! These contain special items:
- In Worlds 1, 3, 5, and 7, you'll obtain a P-Wing
- In Worlds 2, 4, and 6, you'll obtain an Anchor
These are the levels in question; by getting at least the specified number of Coins, you can find the special White Mushroom House, accessible from the overworld.
- Level 1-4: 44 Coins
- Level 2-2: 30 Coins
- Level 3-8: 44 Coins
- Level 4-2: 24 Coins (all of them!)
- Level 5-5: 28 Coins
- Level 6-7: 78 Coins
- Level 7-2: 46 Coins
In most levels, there are multi-colored blocks held up by screws. With the white ones, you can drop behind the scenes to escape enemies or find secret exits by holding down on the d-pad for 5 seconds. In World 1-3 towards the end of the level, drop behind from on top the white block and run behind the black curtain. You will uncover a hidden mushroom house which contains a warp whistle.
Contributed By: smoliske.
Special World Endings
Defeat the Koopaling at the end of an Airship (Worlds 1-7) while wearing either the Frog, Tanooki, or Hammer Bros. suit and receive a special message from the King.
Easily Obtain Star Panels *new*
Most levels of the game end with you obtaining what appears to be a random panel - a Mushroom, Flower, or Star, yielding 2, 3, or 5 extra lives if you collect three of each respectively. These panels are not actually random, however; they're determined by Mario's speed. Most notably, if you jump at the panel while dashing at top speed, you're guaranteed to get a Star! (If you use the Left+Right acceleration glitch described above as another example, you'll be guaranteed a Flower.)
Get the Magic Whistles
Whistle 1- On Level 1-3 when you get to the end of the course you will find a white block. Hold down while on top of the white block until you go behind the scenery. From here run to the end of the course and you will be transported to a room with a magic whistle
Whistle 2- On the World 1 Fortess, when you come across the first Dry-Bones, there will be a [?] block. Hit this to get a leaf. As Racoon Mario, knock out the dry bones and fly up the ledge until you start walking along the top of it. Continue going right whilst on top of the ledge until you stop moving. Press up to be transported to a room with a Whistle
Whistle 3- On World 2 after you have collected the Hammer from the Hammer Brothers go to the top right corner of the world map. Use the Hammer to break a rock leading to a secret passge. In here there is a Firs Brothers, beat them to get the Whistle
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Get Unlimited Lives in World 3-4
Attract Lakitu to the pit underneath the Venus Fire Trap. Next, launch a Koopa shell between the two wooden blocks. Now, as Lakitu launches Spiny Eggs, the Koopa shell will instantly destroy them. Accumulate enough points, and soon you will receive infinite lives. (NOTE: The max amount of lives you can get is 999.)
Contributed By: ND9k.
Infinite Lives in World 2 Fortress
You need to be Raccoon Mario to do this. When you enter the World 2 Fortress, don't attack the first Dry Bones (the skeletal turtle) you see. Instead, lure it over to the other two Dry Bones a few screens ahead. Now, jump on the first one, and use the raccoon tail to flutter onto the next one, and then the final one. By then, the first one should be back on its feet. Keep repeating the process for infinite lives.
Contributed By: tanooki412.
Infinite Lives in World e: Spike Fortress
This requires access to the e-Reader level "Spike Fortress." Near the third Ace Coin in the level is a pit of six Dry Bones. Jump on each of them in sequence while holding A for a boosted jump; by the time you knock down the last one the first few will be getting back up, allowing you to continue jumping in this way infinitely. If you manage to consistently jump on them until time runs out, you'll easily have farmed 150-200 lives!
N-Spade Memory Game
The N-Spade Memory Game will appear on the world map every 80,000 points you score.
There are a select amount of layouts that the game will select from.
Use the following procedure to turn the Wandering Hammer Bros. into a Treasure Ship. Note that this only works on Worlds 1, 3, 5, and 6.
Get an amount of coins that is a mutiple of 11
Make the number in the tens place of your score the same as the number your using for the mutiple of 11
At the end of the stage before you reach the Wandering Hammer Bros., stop the timer on an even number
Here's an example:
Contributed By: Bleuet.
Warp to World 8 *new*
Typically the Magic Whistles only let you into a specific three worlds depending on which world you use it from: Worlds 1-3 let you warp to Worlds 2-4, and all later worlds to Worlds 5-7. To be able to warp straight to World 8, obtain two Whistles, and use them so that you use the second while in the Warp Zone. This will allow you to enter World 8!
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