FAQ/Hints and Tips by Jdude84

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|       Author: Jdude84                                     |
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If you thought i was insane writing that Super Mario Brothers One FAQ,
just look at me now! This was actually the first video game i ever played,
i was probably 4 or 5 at the time, so i decided to write a faq about it.
Why? Who knows, probably because there is only one other faq at gamefaqs.com
for this game, and i thought it deserved another. On with the guide...oh one more
thing, don't expect a super mario 3 faq, that is allready well covered, NOW, on
with the guide...

T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S
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II. Contact Information
III. Before You E-Mail...
IV. Legal Info
V. Walkthrough
VI. Tips Tricks And Game Genie Codes
VII. Special Thanks
VIII. Closing

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Version 1.00 - 11/30/99
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Did you really think i wouldn't do a faq for the first game i ever played
in my life? Hah! This is probably the last version, as it doesn't need
a complete guide. It's basically just tips, tips, and a lot more tips.
Just wait...27 more days, 27 more days...

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II. Contact Information
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As always, the author of this faq can be found at jdude84@hotmail.com
You can e-mail any questions, comments, or suggestions to me as well.
You COULD also find me on ICQ, but i don't talk to every bum that ICQs
me, oh well. Make sure you read below first, unless you don't want to get
a reply. Or you could always ignore section 3 as many others do and be
permanantly filtered!

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III. Before You E-Mail
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I've tried about 3 different ways to make this clear to people, and yet
they still don't get it. So here, presenting a format even a first-grader
would understand:

DO NOT:

_ E-Mail me junk, the defenition of junk would be Chain Letters, Unreadable Mumbo-Jumbo, Incredibly
stupid questions.
_ E-Mail me asking\telling me to update my faq, i update my faqs A.S.A.P., not a second sooner!
_ E-Mail me asking how to get to a certain level, as this info will be in the FAQ sooner or later.
_ E-Mail me asking if you can post this faq.
_ E-Mail me asking if you can sell this FAQ.

DO:

_ E-Mail me questions that haven't been answered in the F.A.Q., or any other reasonable question.
_ E-Mail me suggestions for the next update
_ E-Mail me with submissions such as a code i'm missing if you'd like.
_ E-Mail me with corrections, such as spelling errors, wrong information. When doing this please
include the section the error is in, making it easier to find the error.

WEBMASTERS - DO NOT:

_ Post this F.A.Q. on your site.
_ ASK me if you can post this faq on your site.
_ Link directly to this FAQ.

WEBMASTERS - DO:

_ Link INDIRECTLY to this FAQ.
_ Leave me alone.

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IV. Legal Info
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Reproduction of this document is prohibited without consent from the author.
You may not use this faq for profit in any way, shape, or form, you may not
steal from this faq, you may not link to this faq, and you may not wipe your
feet on this faq. I am in no way affiliated with the makers of this game, it

You May:
1) Link INDIRECTLY to this FAQ.
3) Print this FAQ
4) Worship this FAQ.
5) Worship Mario.
6) Worship Jello.
7) Worship Me.

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V. Walkthrough
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- - - World # 1 - - -

Level One:
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Who Do I Use:

Use toadstool - her gliding feature makes this level easier.

Secret Rooms:

There are two secret areas you can access here by throwing potions and making
doors. Inside are life enhancing mushrooms and coins for the slot machine at
the end. Get as many of these as possible.

In this game you can stand on top of enemies, pick them up, and throw them at
other enemies, killing them. Or you could use veggies, a superstar, or a POW
block.

General Help:

At the waterfall - glide past just because it's easier. The only other feature
are the vines, which are easily passed by using the stopwatch, which freezes
all enemies for a short time. Also, you'll fight a boss that shoots eggs out of
it's mouth. Hop on the egg, pick it up, and hit the boss with it. Repeat 3 times
to win.

Level Two:
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Now Who Do I Pick: Toad, he's nice and small...

Fly Fly Away:

Here you'll need to take the enemy's magic carpet, and fly low to cross the gap.

Oh No, Locked:

To open the locked door go down the pipe to the right, get the key, and open the
door.

Key Help:

The 'Key Enemies' only chase you when you are HOLDING the key. Throw it forward to
gain ground without being chased.

The rest of the level is well - easy. A few bombs there and a few throws here, and your
done. As always, that stupid egg dino is back, and again, 3 hits will take care of it.

Level Three:
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Character: Mario, he is just plain good.

Warp Pipe:

There is a warp pipe right next to the door near the middle of the level.

Here you'll need to climb the various chains, and at one point make a bridge out of
blocks to get to the top. Once you reach the top, grab the key, and fall to the very
bottom. Pass the electric area with ease, and fight this worlds boss. To defeat this
mouse, hit it with 3 of it's own bombs while avoiding the various explosions. Pretty
simple, as it's in 2D.

- - - World # 2 - - -

Level One:
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Character: Toad - he's the quickest grabber.

Sand Sand And More - Sand:
Here you'll need to dig your way down in the sand, and enter the door. This is where toad
is useful...

More Eggs:
Once again, hit the yoshi wanna-be with three well aimed eggs, get the special marble-like
thing, pick it up, enter the Crow. Yes, this is one creative game...

Level Two:
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Character: Luigi or Princess Toadstool - as their jumping is superb.

No Need To Explain:

This is more of the same, and extremly easy with your jumping abilites. Just kill the enemies,
get the items, and laugh at the simpleness of the NES. Ahh thank god for N64.

~The Rest Of This Walkthrough MAY Be Coming Soon~

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VI. Tips Tricks And Game Genie Codes
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Stuck? Bored? Try these tips and codes (courtesy of gamesages and world-of-
nintendo)

- - - Tips Tricks And Other Miscellaneous Stuff - - -

Luigi's Double Jump
Move Luigi next to an enemy and jump, then press jump again at the peak of Luigi's leap.
If your timing was right he'll jump even higher.

Original Super Mario Theme Song
Get a magic potion. Hold it until a star shows up. Grab the star and put the potion down
while you're still invincible. Enter the door you just made and wait. Just before your
invincibility wears off, exit the door and you'll hear the original Super Mario Brothers
theme song.

Warp to World 4
In level 1-3 go to the area just before the brick background. Pick up the plants until you
get a bottle. Then go past the brick background until you find a pot & throw the bottle on
it. Go in the door and down the pot into World 4.

Warp to World 5
To warp to level 5, first get to level 3-1. When you enter the first door, fall all the way
down. You also have to be in the middle as you fall. When you stop, you will find a platform
with a door. Enter the door, then you have to look for the potion in the grass. Pick it up,
then throw it on the ground, enter the door in cyberspace, and go into the vase and you will
be at level 5.

Warp to World 6
In level 4-2 In the area with the whales find a bottle and throw it on the next pot. Enter the
doorway and go down the pot into World 6.

Warp to World 7
Work your way to level 5-3. (It would be a good idea to choose Luigi for this level because of
his superb jumping skills.) Go up the ladder at the beginning of the level, and then jump up onto
the ledge above the ladder. As soon as you get on top of the ledge, grab the first grass on the
right. It is a potion. Use the potion and go through the door. Now, while in Sub-space, go down
through the jar and voila! Now you're in Level 7!

- - - More Tips Tricks And Other Miscellaneous Stuff - - -

Fighting Wart
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To beat Wart easy, just have princess grab a vegie and jump to the high
ledge that is in front of Wart. You can jump and let her glide behind Wart.
Here you are safe from Wart (unless you run into him). When his mouth
opens, just throw the vegie in and watch him suffer. You can jump over
Wart and grab another vegie. Keep repeating the process and he'll be dead
in no time!

Level 4-3 tips
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Here are 2 helpful tips for Level 4-3. Pick Luigi or Princess because they
are the best ones for this level. When you go through the door at the
beginning of the level, you will see an few grasses on the snowy hill. Pick
up the one with the potion and go all the way to the left where you can get
the mushroom. after that, go back to the door and go back in there. Then
go back outside. Pick up the potion again and hop on Ostro's egg to get to
the small island where there are a lot of grasses, throw the potion, go
in the door, and collect about 6 bonuses.

Here is the Luigi or princess part. when you get to the door where you go
into the building, the road ends and there is a ledge. All you have to do is
run, jump over the pit, and you will land on the other side, and then go in
the door and it will lead strait to Fryguy. This is just a thing to make
the game easier and faster instead of going through the building.

Carry items to bosses
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Select any character in any level and find a Potion. Pick it up and drop
it directly on top of a blade of grass. Now enter subspace and leave.
Once you leave, press the B button repeatedly and rapidly. If all goes
well, you'll end up with the item appearing on top of your head, but
wait - it's not really there at all! It's just an illusion, but once you
enter a door, climb a vine, or die, the item will become real! The advantage
to doing this is that you can carry items to places where they would not
normally occur. You can carry items to the bosses, but better yet, this
trick ultimately leads to the 5th warp zone! (See below)

Secret warp
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Sure, everyone knows about the first 4 warp zones, but I'm going to show
you how to get the 5th one! First, here's the list:

1. World 1-3 to World 4-1
2. World 3-1 to World 5-1
3. World 4-2 to World 6-1
4. World 5-3 to World 7-1
5. World 6-1 to World 6-1

That's right, it's not a misprint! Now on with the trick:

In World 6-1, select any character, and go down the tube which has the
Magic Potion. Now pick up the Potion and carry it all the way to the blade
of grass between two cacti, which also contains a Potion. Drop the
Potion directly on top of that blade of grass and enter subspace. Upon
exiting, you'll need to execute the "Illusion item glitch" (see below). If
you executed that glitch properly, you'll have an illusion of a Potion on
top of your head. If you don't succeed, you'll need to start over from
scratch by getting the Potion from the tube and repeating the process.

After successfully getting the glitch to work, go into the cave ahead
where you'd normally go. Once inside you'll have a real Potion which
you can take with you. Drop it where you see the long series of tubes
and go into Subspace. It just so happens that any tube which you can't
normally enter can be turned into a Warp Zone inside Subspace. Now
you can warp to... W 6-1 once again!

So why would you want to warp back to the same level? You can collect
coins over and over, as well as the two 1-ups (see the 2-up trick below)
in order to rack up on lives if you haven't already reached the max of P4
(254) reserve lives. Enjoy!!

Get two 1ups
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In World 6-1 select either Mario or Toad. Go into the cave and go down into
the tube which has 4 blades of grass beneath a lot of sand. The two
pieces of grass on both ends contain a 1-up, while the ones in the middle
contain Sprouts. Ordinarily you can only collect one 1-up in a given level,
but with speed you can get two. Pick up the two middle pieces of grass
and throw the Sprouts. Now stand on the right edge of the left piece of
grass or the left edge of the right piece of grass. Pick it up and quickly
run to the other one and pick it up as well. If you manage to pick up the
second piece of grass before the first 1-up vanishes, you'll be rewarded
with both.

Make the logs fly up
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This has no strategic value but you can make the logs fly up.
Here's how:
1. Get a POW.
2. Find a log falling down a waterfall (hard stuff so far).
3. Get a running start and jump towards the log making sure
that you land on the log, and the POW hits solid ground.
4. If you did it right the log'll fly up into the sky never to be
seen again (until you leave the screen).

Throwing an item and still have it
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Sometimes, when you place the potion on a patch of grass, after
leaving sub space (don't go through the door!), if you are quick, you
can pull up the grass very quickly, and the game counts it as if you
are not carrying anything! Although you can't throw it, you can pick
up anything else and throw it, and still be carrying the item. The trick
wears off when you enter a new place. When you do, you will be carrying
the item as normal. This trick is random and (obviously) only works
with toad. This trick is a bug, and is untested in Mario All-Stars.

Pick up a plant and then catch it
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Pick up any type (ripe or unripe) while holding down the B button.
Then run over to an enemy, while holding the item. Throw it while
still running, and when it "bounces" back, leap over on top of the
floating item and you can pick it up! Never let go of the B button.

Shortcut to the World 1-1 boss
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In World 1-1 go in the door after the bridge. There you will find a bean
stalk, climb it. There you find a waterfall jump across it. There you will
find land you do a super jump a shy guy get rid of it. There you will find a
ladder use the bombs above to shadder the bumpy place if you see a door
there you bombed the right place. Go through the door and hear the battle
music and fight the boss.

Change the color of the Mushroom Blocks
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There is a neat trick that you can do where you can change
the color of the Mushroom Blocks (those ones you can throw
and stack up). Here's what you do. You first need to get to a
place that has Mushroom Blocks and some type of vine
(vine, chain, rope, etc. anything you can climb). The first
place you will see something like this, is in World 1-3,
in the area where you find Mouser (right as you enter the
door). This is easiest to do with Princess Toadstool, but
can be done with any of the characters. Ok. Here's what
you do. Pick up one of the Mushroom Blocks. Now, jump
so that you are floating (if you're Princess) right on the
chain (not climbing, floating in air). Keep pressing the button
to throw the block until it becomes wedged in the
vine/chain/etc. If it falls, just try again. Once it's wedged
in there, it will change colors (for example, if done in a
chain, it will be gray in a vine it will be green). You can
then pick it up (if you can get on top of it), and it will
leave a hole in the vine/chain/etc. As I said before, it
works with the other characters if they just jump,
but I suggest mastering it with Princess first (you
get more air time). Careful, because you also may
trap yourself if you create too many holes, or a hole
too high that you can't climb the vine/chain/etc. BTW,
this also works on platforms (instead of vines), but
only the ones that you can jump under it (and go through
the bottom of it), but can stand on the top. These are usually
harder, since it's usually harder to get the right height to
your jump (they are usually too low or too high). It seems
this "bug" was taken out of the All-stars version,
because it doesn't work in the game.

Skip the locked door in World 1-2
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In World 1-2 you can skip the locked door by picking up a Ninja and
throw it at the edge or around it. Jump on it and hold down to charge
your super jump. Jump when the Ninja jumps its highest and jump.

Subspace music trick
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If you have a potion in your hands, go near a cherry when you
collected 4 (1 more to be invincible). Drop the potion, get
the last cherry, get Starman, and immediately go to
Subspace. Wait until about 1.5 - 2 seconds after you start
flashing (invincibility starting to wear off), and exit the
door. If it is done correctly, the music of Subspace plays
until completion and starts again. This sounds like the
music of the first part.

Different 1up location
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In World 1-1, if you don't get the 1up by the POW block, you can get
it in the middle plant at the left of the short cut to Birdo, on the
top platform.

Skip the door in World 1-2
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In World 1-2, if you are the Princess, you can jump off the Magic
Carpet right when it disappears, keep going to the right and land on
the platform way above the door.

Die for more coins
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If you are in Sub Space where you can die, get the coins and die.
You will be able to go back and get the coins again until you get
them twice without dying, like in World 5-1.

How to get more coins
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If you don't get coins in Sub Space the first time, you can get them
twice the second time, like in World 1-1, if you just get the
mushroom the first time, you can get up to 14 coins at the
second place, or World 1-2, you can get up to 18 coins at the
second place. To get the potion to appear again, just go in a door
and come back out. Toad is the fastest at picking up coins.

Get an extra POW block
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To get an extra  POW block, use the Magic Potion by a POW block. In
Sub-Con, get the POW block. When you leave Sub-Con, there will be
another one in the same place where you got the first one.

Level tips
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Level 1-1

In the first cave, climb the first beanstalk. Jump over the waterfall.
Super-jump over the high spot with the pink Shyguy. Throw him
down the ditch (Where the ladder starts).  Then throw a bomb so
it will destroy the weak wall. Go in the destroyed wall. Then pick
up the grass near the door (a bomb). Throw it in the ditch.
Roast Shyguy!

Level 1-3

Get the second potion with the pink Shyguy on the platform. Don't
throw it! Go to the end of the Level with the vase. Now throw it.
Go in the door, then go in the vase to warp to Level 4!

Level 4-2

Climb the beanstalk. When you get on the ice, duck under low
bridge Beezos and jump over the really low ones. When Flurries
come, jump over them and run!!! Do the  same thing you did with
the last group of Beezos- what you did with the first. Get to the door.
Jump on the whale with grass and pick the potion grass. Throw it
and go in the door. Jump on the whale's tail and get the mushroom.
Then go in the door. Go down the line of whales until you see a
cherry. Get on the whale's blowhole. When he spouts,  Get the two
cherries. Don't go down yet. Jump on the platform and you'll
see another cherry. Get it. After that you'll see three platforms,
covered with grass. The  third only has one grass. Pick it up. It's
potion. Don't throw it! Go down the long line of whales until you see a
cherry. Stand on the blowhole again, and get the cherry.  Jump on
the icy platform to get the other cherry wait there to get the Starman.
Be invincible! Go down the line of whales, destroying everything!
Jump to the platform with the vase. Throw the potion on the platform.
Go in the door. In Sub-Space, go into the vase for a warp to Level 6!

Level 6-2

Jump and super-jump the high walls. Get in the door. You'll see an
Albatoss. If you want, get the nearby grass and hit that sucker with the
pumpkin that comes out!! Jump on the near platform. Jump back, and
you'll see two Albatosses. Jump on the lower one's  back. When other
Albatosses come from the other way, jump on them to jump on the
higher one that is going right. Keep going until you see two platforms
with grass. If you want to, jump on the platform. Pull out the right
grass to get the potion. Throw the potion next to you (don't throw it
in the pits!!) and go in the door. Get the mushroom to increase your
life meter. Go back in the door to go back to reality. Jump on the
Albatoss to go back to the beginning and repeat process. This time
go to the end. To beat the Ostro, get on the high platform. throw the
mushroom block on Ostro's head.  One hit. Go down to the floor
and get the other mushroom block. Throw it far, not in Ostro's
reach, but enough to hit him. Two hits. Jump on Ostro's head to
reach the block  and not get hit by his fire. Pick up the block and
give it to Ostro. Three hits, he's out. Pick up the crystal ball.

- - - Game Genie Codes - - -

SZNESXVK Infinite lives
GZELVXSE Infinite life meter (except if you hit a spike)
SXUASXOU Quick pick up
AEUEKKGL Special "squat" high jumps
PPXAOIAA Princess has mega-float
PAXAOIAA Princess has mega-float and lunar descent
PESEGLGA Super moonjumps for Mario
AAEEZGPA Mega moonjumps for Luigi
PAXAPGGA Super moonjumps for Princess
KAXAPGGA Pogo Stick for princess
XAXAPGGA Super Pogo for Princess
AEXALGZA Speed up enemies
YAXXIYZE Strong Tryclyde
YAVXVGGE Strong Fryguy
YAEXTPGE Strong Clawgrip
LEAPOT Holes
ELKELG Can't kill anyone
KIKESO Nice colors
OKPETZ Logs in first level are gone
OPEOPE Drill Mario
EPAEPA Weird in beginning
EPTEPT Levels are messed up
EPKEPK Enemies glow
PXUASXOU Pick up items with legs
YEXALGZA All sorts of funky effects
ANNEEGEY All characters have mega-float capability (you will float until you release the jump
button).
EPZOTS Sometimes you come out a door holding an enemy
TEYOTA Veggies, bombs, 1-ups stick to your feet (you can throw stopwatches & 1-ups across the
ground!)
SIPOIS You fall from the sky, Tweeter can't hop, and the underground tune is a bit messy
ZPZOTN More time in sub-space!
TUNOPA Veggies fall when pulled up
OZKONE Randomly messed-up ground, sometimes isn't there at all
KZXALKAO + EIXATKEV Twister!
GOEANKAO + USEEEKKA Walk backwards
XVVANSZK + XVNEXSZV Super turbo running
AEVAVIIA + AENEEITA Permanent turbo running
AXSETUAO + ESVAPUEV Super fast run for Mario
AZEEGKAO + EIEEYKEV Super fast run for Luigi
AXNAIUAO + ESNEAUEV Fast run for Toad
AZXALKAO + EIXATKEV Super fast run for Princess
AXNAZSAA + EVNALSEY Super speed enemies
PEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA Start on World 2
ZEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA Start on World 3
LEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA Start on World 4
GEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA Start on World 5
IEEPUZAG  + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA Start on World 6
TEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA Start on World 7

Note: There are two versions given for some of the following Codes. If one code doesn't work on
your game, then try the alternate Code.

YESUAPTE / YESLPPTE Strong Wart
IAVENYZE / IAVEUYZE Strong Birdetta
YEVXVYLE / YEVZNYLE Strong Hawkmouth
AAVENYZA / AAVEUYZA Weak Birdetta
TPEPLAAX / TONENYAX Birdetta spits eggs instead of fireballs (appears in late levels of the game)

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VII. Special Thanks
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I'd like to thank all the websites, companies, people, and things that made
this FAQ possible and\or contributed to this FAQ.

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Companies\Websites
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Nintendo - Made this old game, which is interestingly fun.

Nintendo.com - I'm not sure what is there, but i figured i'd include them.

World-Of-Nintendo.com - Found Game Genie Codes There.

Gamesages.com - Found tips there - duh.

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People\Three Eyed Things
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Jdude84 - That would be me, i wrote this FAQ.

EdTheMoogle - His 'Useless Game Genie Codes' are really cool, and can provide
lots of extra fun. Check them out at

Jeff "CJayC" Veasy - Not only for posting all of my faqs, but for running,
operating, and updating the best video game site around!

You - For taking the time to read a new faq for an OLD game. Reading the
credits is amazing, however.

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VIII. Closing
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I hope you've enjoyed this FAQ as i start to wind down from this high on
old games. At this rate, i'm bound to do an atari FAQ soon...

"Things you didn't know about Pokémon #6 - In every pack of cards there is a fake ID."
- The Late Show With David Letterman

*J*d*u*d*e*8*4*

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