Question from pinkkillersheep
How come my lives disappear each time I exit the game?
It took me a bit to realize this was happening, but each time I save and quit or just turn the Wii off and then come back to the game later I'm down to just a few lives regardless of how many I had when I stopped playing. It's not a terrible problem I suppose given how easy it is to stock up on lives, but just kind of a nuisance.
It is. There is, however, a way to retain your previous lives. It's kinda tedious, though. Copy your existing file to another save slot. When you are done playing your main file, save and quit. The next time you play, select your copy. Go to mailtoad. He will give you the lives left over from the other file! Now, to get them back to the main file, just reverse the steps: Save and quit, start the main file, and talk to mailtoad.
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This is a fairly standard practice for many games in general that lets you stock lives. Accumulated lives do not save along with your game data. But given how easily accessible 1-UP Mushrooms, 100 Starbits in a stage and accumulation on every 100 coins will give you some extra lives, It should be very unlikely you will ever get a game over with the default number of lives.
Many 1-UPs can be earned without effort. Most players offset every death with 1 or 2 extra lives. If you had 99 lives stocked all the time, it wouldn't make a difference. If you are facing a tough galaxy (Like one with super fast Twomps and insta-kill fast cubes), then you can always try trading some coins for the 5 chances as a lot of 1-UPs inside the Spaceship Mario if you have unlocked it.
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