How do you know when/what is saved in New Super
Mario Bros. 2?
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After every mid-level fortress and end-level castle, I think. And once you beat the main game or final boss battle is when you get the "save anytime" option. Its been like that in most 2D Marios since the SNES era, but I recall saving in Super Mario Advance 4 (SMB 3) by going up the staircase in world 5 (if I really wanted to save).