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Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Guide: Hint Movies

Author: Sean Sutherland (NerdlyNerd)

Version: 1.0.2

The Game

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a modernised remake of the classic Super Mario Bros. for the NES. It features new items, new enemies and 77 new levels as well as side mini-games. It also introduces simultaneous multiplayer which allows up to four people to compete or co-operate through the entire game or in a specialised battle mode.

What Are Hint Movies?

Hint Movies are videos that have been made by the creators of this game to give you some guidance through certain situations should you get stuck. They cover Secret Goals, hard to reach Star Coins, places where multiple 1-Ups can be earned and even ways to skillfully clear a level while performing incredible stunts.

This guide gives an in-depth look at the Hint Movies which are found in Peach's Castle in World 1.

Hint Movies

To unlock them, you'll need to do four things:

  • Reach the normal goal in every level,
  • Find all secret goals in levels which have them,
  • Use all of the cannons the secret goals unlock,
  • Collect all 231 Star Coins.

If you have missed something for 100% completion, the Hint Movies can actually work as a checklist for what you may have missed. Just check what Movies you don't have and how to unlock them to figure out what to do next.

The majority of the Movies are unlocked at intervals of 5 Star Coins, but the Movie cannot be unlocked until the level it displays has been beaten. For example, Movie 09 (2-1 Super Skills) is unlocked by finding 1 Star Coin, but the Movie will not be available at Peach's Castle until you have beaten World 2-1.

The Movies have been split into each page for conveniece. Just jump to the page of the Hint Movie you are looking for.

Page 01

Movie No.StageTypeCost
01World 1-1Super Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Start a new game.

Description:

Mario races through the level and uses a Koopa to earn some lives, then continues to collect all of the Star Coins.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
02World 1-1Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Find every normal goal in Worlds 1 - 9.

Description:

Mario uses two Koopas and two green pipes near each other to cleverly wall jump and bounce continuously off the Koopas for some extra lives.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
03World 1-2Endless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 5 Star Coins.

Description:

Using a Star hidden in a Brick Block, Mario runs down plenty of enemies for some bonus lives.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
04World 1-3Secret Goal3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Find every normal goal in Worlds 1 - 8.

Description:

Mario uses Yoshi to reach a secret area off the top of the screen. This leads to a Red Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
05World 1-3Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 1 Castle.

Description:

Mario and the Toads race through a level and use Yoshis to repeatedly eat Luigi and spit him on to enemies. Luigi ends up with a lot of extra lives.

Page 02

Movie No.StageTypeCost
06World 1 FortressSuper Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 10 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a whole lot of wall jumping and running to climb the Fortress at a very fast rate.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
07World 1-5Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 30 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario uses his weight advantage to bound and float through the air, performing multiple triple jumps and enemy bounces on the way to the Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
08World 2-1Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 15 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario shows how to use a Koopa shell to collect the third Star Coin.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
09World 2-1Super Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 1 Star Coin.

Description:

Mario jumps over Piranha Plants and bounces off Koopas in an incredible effort to reach the Finish Flag as fast as possible.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
10World 2-2Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 95 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario shows how to find each of the Star Coins in their secret areas.

Page 03

Movie No.StageTypeCost
11World 2-2Super Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 150 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario and Co. use Penguin Suits to collect every single Coin that the P-Switch reveals.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
12World 2-3Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Find all normal and secret goals.

Description:

Mario uses a Star before starting the level to start a chain of Star collecting to wipe out all the enemies and safely make it to the pipe to the surface.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
13World 2-4Secret Goal5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 20 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a Propeller Cap to jump and float through the air to a secret red pipe that is otherwise inaccessible. This takes him to the Red Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
14World 2-5Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 2 Castle.

Description:

Mario, Luigi and a Toad use Ice Flowers and synchronised Ground Pounds to earn themselves some extra lives.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
15World 2-5Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 215 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario races through the entire level without a single mistake.

Page 04

Movie No.StageTypeCost
16World 2-6Secret Goal10 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 25 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a P-Switch and collects all of the Coins, then jumps and propels up to a red pipe. On the other side is the Red Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
17World 3-1Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 65 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a Penguin Suit and a Cooligan to collect the third Star Coin.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
18World 3-1Super Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 35 Star Coins.

Description:

Penguin Mario slides and jumps through the whole level with no mistakes.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
19World 3-2Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 165 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario uses Bullet Bills to bounce through the level and earns some extra lives at the Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
20World 3-2Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 190 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario and Luigi use a Koopa Shell to take out many Bullet Bills for some lives, then get a Yoshi each and bounce for some more. They finish with Luigi keeping Mario sliding on a hill to earn even more extra lives.

Page 05

Movie No.StageTypeCost
21World 3-3Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 40 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario grabs a barrel and runs past lots of icicles and then throws it to get the third Star Coin.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
22World 3-3Endless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 3 Castle.

Description:

Penguin Mario slides and jumps under giant icicles and bowls over enemies all the way to the end.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
23World 3-3Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 195 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario jumps and spins while bouncing past enemies to collect all of the Star Coins with ease.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
24World 3 Boo HouseSecret Goal5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 140 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario jumps past some Boos and lands next to a secret door. He collects Star Coin number three and jumps to the Red Finish Flag at the end.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
25World 3-5Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 130 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario, Luigi and the Toads use Propeller Caps to ascend through the level, but Luigi dies more than once and is also the only one to finish.

Page 06

Movie No.StageTypeCost
26World 4-1Endless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 45 Star Coins.

Description:

Penguin Mario swims through the water and makes Spiny Cheep-Cheeps follow him all the wat to a ? Block, then uses the Star inside to earn some lives.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
27World 4-2Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 175 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario runs to an open area above some Donut Lifts and Ground Pounds continuously on Cheep-Cheeps to get more lives.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
28World 4-2Super Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete every level, find all secret exits, use every cannon and collect all 231 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a lot of flying Cheep-Cheeps to run and bounce through the entire level.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
29World 4-3Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 125 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario shows how to collect all of the Star Coins hidden in the level.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
30World 4-3Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 4 Airship.

Description:

Mario jumps and bounces off Huckit Crabs and rocks to fly through this level as fast as possible.

Page 07

Movie No.StageTypeCost
31World 4 FortressSecret Goal10 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 70 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario jumps with perfect timing to pass by the grey blocks and make it to the secret pipe without being crushed.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
32World 4-4Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 50 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a chain of Stars to earn some lives and collects the third Star Coin before using a pipe to the surface.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
33World 4 Boo HouseSecret Goal5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 60 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario jumps over Boos and Little Mousers to a platform that slowly sinks into the ground, revealing a hidden door. He then makes his way to the Red Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
34World 4 CastleEndless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 145 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses some fences to bounce on some Koopas and then repeatedly bounces off the same Dry Bones.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
35World 5-1Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 105 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario gets two Koopa shells in the same spot and uses a vine to bounce on them over and over for some bonus lives.

Page 08

Movie No.StageTypeCost
36World 5-3Endless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 55 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario collects a Star and then runs through Bramballs and Koopas to gain lots more lives.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
37World 5 Boo HouseStar Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 75 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario shows how to find the first Star Coin hidden in this Boo House.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
38World 5 Boo HouseSecret Goal5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 8 Castle.

Description:

Mario runs behind a fake wall to the last door and jumps through the next room to reach the Red Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
39World 5 CastleSuper Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 5 Castle.

Description:

Mario races through the Castle while using the bare minimum amount of climbing.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
40World 6-1Endless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 80 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario climbs and runs alongside a great number of Bullet Bills and leads them to the Finish Flag where he earns many lives for taking them with him.

Page 09

Movie No.StageTypeCost
41World 6-2Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 135 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario runs past lots of enemies and then runs along a spinning hill gathering Coins until a pipe reveals itself. He collects the third Star Coin on the other side.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
42World 6-3Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 85 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario wall jumps his way up to the third Star Coin after taking out a Super Piranha Plant.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
43World 6-3Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 205 Star Coins.

Description:

Ice Mario floors it through the tunnels and uses ice balls to freeze and bounce past the enemies, then wall jumps off a frozen Super Piranha Plant to the exit.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
44World 6-5Secret Goal5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 90 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario shows us how to find the secret goal by using a hidden beanstalk above some floating ? Blocks.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
45World 6-6Secret Goal10 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 100 Star Coins.

Description:

Mini Mario races through the level on the water's surface and then jumps up to a hidden red pipe. He then runs through a tunnel and gets to the Red Finish Flag.

Page 10

Movie No.StageTypeCost
46World 6 CastleSuper Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 6 Airship.

Description:

Mario and Luigi run and jump across the platforms and Ground Pound to get rid of all the spiked balls, and Luigi uses a Star to clear out above the spikes. They make it across the lava to the door perfectly.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
47World 7-1Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 7 Castle.

Description:

Fire Mario jumps across the pipes and platforms to the end of the level using fireballs to rid enemies in the way.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
48World 7-3Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 170 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario hits a P-Switch and collects all of the Coins, then reveals a hidden beanstalk and grabs the second Star Coin.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
49World 7 FortressSecret Goal0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 160 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario wall jumps and bounces off Bullet Bills as he makes his way up the Fortress and collects the first two Star Coins before revealing the secret exit further up.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
50World 7 Boo HouseSecret Goal3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 120 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses a Broozer to smash through some hidden grey blocks to open up a secret door. He makes his way to the Red Finish Flag and collects the third Star Coin.

Page 11

Movie No.StageTypeCost
51World 7-4Endless 1-Ups3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect all 231 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario cleverly places a Koopa between some pipes so it continuously takes out Bullet Bills. He then moves to eight Bill Blasters and bounces until he reaches over fifty lives, collecting the third Star Coin at the end.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
52World 7 CastleStar Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 115 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario jumps down to a pipe and collects the second Star Coin, then jumps to a secret area with the third.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
53World 8-2Secret Goal3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete the World 8 Castle.

Description:

Mario drops to a secret tunnel and runs across lots of fast moving hills to the Red Finish Flag.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
54World 8-3Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 180 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario jumps and bounces off Koopas while running through this level and collects the Star Coins with some very close proximity to the lava.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
55World 8 FortressStar Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 110 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario gets to a secret door and collects the second Star Coin from beyond some Fire Bars.

Page 12

Movie No.StageTypeCost
56World 8 AirshipEndless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 155 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario shows us how to collect lots of extra lives by using two different sets of cannons to continuously bounce through the air.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
57World 8 CastleSuper Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Find all secret goals.

Description:

Mario races across the ledges and platforms past the enemies and uses a P-Switch to get heaps of Coins, then gets to the red pipe. He collects every Coin in the lava room and then gets through the boss battle in record time.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
58World 9-1Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 225 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario runs and bounces through the level while collecting all three Star Coins and lands on the Finish Flag without any mistakes.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
59World 9-2Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 220 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario runs and triple jumps his way through the whole level and even manages to earn some extra lives in the process.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
60World 9-3Endless 1-Ups5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 185 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses four Bill Blasters to repeatedly bounce off the Missile Bills that are shot out and gets lots of bonus lives.

Page 13

Movie No.StageTypeCost
61World 9-3Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 210 Star Coins.

Description:

Ice Mario runs and jumps his way through the whole level without killing a single enemy.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
62World 9-4Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Find every normal goal in Worlds 1 - 9.

Description:

Ice Mario uses the Bob-Ombs constantly shot at him to collect the second Star Coin, then freezes a Piranha Plant to reach a red pipe and the third Star Coin.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
63World 9-5Super Skills5 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 230 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario wall jumps his way up through the level and uses a ? Block for a quick rest after collecting the first two Star Coins. He then skillfully gets the third Star Coin and finishes the level.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
64World 9-6Star Coin0 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Collect 200 Star Coins.

Description:

Mario uses the moving platforms and avoids the lava below to get to the third Star Coin.

Movie No.StageTypeCost
65World 9-7Super Skills3 Star Coins

How To Unlock: Complete every level, find all secret exits, use every cannon and collect all 231 Star Coins.

Description:

Fire Mario races through the level and collects all of the Star Coins with ease, then triple jumps to the Finish Flag.

FAQs

This section holds any questions I have been asked about the game that is relevant to Hint Movies.

Q: Enough Coins?

Q: "I was wondering if there were enough star coins to be collected in the game so that I would be able to watch every movie. Or, do I have to save my coins and pick and choose which to watch?" - From Matt

A: Good question. If you find every Star Coin, you will be able to purchase all of the Hint Movies and you'll have no Coins left over. The only reason you should save is if you buy every Movie as they come out, you may not have enough for one you need at the time.

Version History

  • Version 1.0.0 - 22 Dec 2009
    • All Hint Videos written up.
    • All information completed.
    • Screenshots coming soon.
  • Version 1.0.1 - 30 Dec 2009
    • Small revision.
    • Fixed some small mistakes in the guide.
    • Added to Credits section.
  • Version 1.0.2 - 8 Jan 2010
    • Added FAQ section.
    • Included first question.

Credits

Thanks to GameFAQs for an awesome website.

Thanks to Nintendo for an awesome game.

Thanks to Dan Hopal for an error with Movie 12.

And that's it so far I suppose.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or have found an error in my guide, please e-mail me at:

sean.s93(at)live.com.au

Just replace the word "at" with the right symbol. Helps stop spam.

Remember to put the subject as something like "NSMBW Hint Movies" so I know to check it.

Legal Stuff

For this in-depth guide of Hint Movies, I have written all information and have taken everything from the game itself.

Only GameFAQs has my permission to use this guide and it will stay that way so don't bother asking.

Thanks for reading!

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