- You should have 100-150 star bits by this point. Another 1-up.
If we're countign star bits you could technically kill yourself over and over again to replay the level for morwe star bits and get 9 lives from them. <.< >.> --- Ice Cream Topics Gotten to 500: 4 Lots of ranting and stupidity: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/922345-Sparx's_Awesome_Rant/64829504
True, but I'm assuming that you wouldn't die. Besides -I could be wrong about this I admit- I don't think every stage even has 100 star bits if you were to go through the entire stage without dying. Stages like Clockwork Ruins Galaxy comes to mind.
Also, since we're talking about deaths and obtaining 1-ups, the first stage perhaps contains the second best way to get easy 1-ups. The place with the giant coin and 3 1-ups, plus the invincibility game with 3 more, plus the extra 1-up on the side above the disappearing platform that you can't miss.... you could technically get 7 1-ups in a row, die, and come back for 7 more each time. Almost too good to be true!