Special World 4-1 No-Enemy Glitch
At the beginning of the stage, there is a platform you are meant to stand on, which will begin moving and enemies will spawn to impede you. If you stand on the edge of this platform right as it begins moving, you shouldn't see any enemies up until the Piranha Plants later in the level.
Contributed By: KeyBlade999.
Unlockable How to Unlock Final level Get 5 stars on your file
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Once you reach the Blue Mushroom house in World 3, you will be able to view photographs you've seen throughout the game. You are also able to save any photograph you have to your SD card so you can view them anytime you wish without the need of your game cart. To add more photos to your album, complete the following tasks.
Unlockable How to Unlock Photo #10 Beat the game as Luigi Photo #11 Unlock Special World Photo #12 Complete Special World, then beat the game Photo #2 Complete World 1 Photo #3 Complete World 2 Photo #4 Complete World 3 Photo #5 Complete World 4 Photo #6 Complete World 5 Photo #7 Complete World 6 Photo #8 Complete World 7 Photo #9 Beat the game as Mario
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Save File Stars
These are the requirements for getting the five Stars to appear on your save file, which are needed to unlock the true final level, S8-Crown. Glittering Stars are optional, and makes your stars glitter. Glittering Stars is sometimes known as Rainbow Stars. These cannot be lost if the main game is beaten after obtaining them. Although the second star requirement may seem nearly identical to the first, this is not an error. It's probably there because some levels are optional.
Unlockable How to Unlock Fifth Star Have all stages cleared with both Mario and Luigi, and have gotten a Golden Flagpole on each stage at least once with either brother First Star Defeat Bowser in World 8's second Castle Fourth Star Obtain all 285 Star Medals, not including the ones from Mystery Boxes Glittering Stars Never have the Super/Help Item Blocks appear: Never die five or more times in a row on any level. Second Star Clear all stages in the first 8 Worlds Third Star Defeat Bowser in World 8's second Castle again after defeating him in Special World 8's Castle
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Star Medal Level Unlockables
Possess the required amount of star medals to unlock the following levels.
Unlockable How to Unlock S1-Bowser 110 Star Medals S2-Airship 120 Star Medals S3-Airship 140 Star Medals S4-Airship 160 Star Medals S5-Bowser 180 Star Medals S6-Airship 200 Star Medals S7-Bowser 220 Star Medals S8-1 230 Star Medals S8-2 240 Star Medals S8-3 250 Star Medals S8-4 260 Star Medals S8-5 270 Star Medals S8-Bowser 290 Star Medals W1-4 3 Star Medals W3-5 15 Star Medals W4-3 30 Star Medals W5-3 40 Star Medals W5-Bowser 50 Star Medals W6-5 60 Star Medals W7-3 70 Star Medals W8-3 80 Star Medals W8-Bowser 1 90 Star Medals W8-Bowser 2 100 Star Medals
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Unlockable How to Unlock Play as Luigi Clear Special World 1 Special World Clear World 8
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Alternate Title Screen
If you save and quit while you were playing in any of the special worlds, the next time you go to the home screen there will be alternate video! (Note: this can be reversed by saving and quitting in any of the first 8 worlds)
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Flagpole Easter Eggs
When you get to the end of the level and about to grab the pole, if your time limit ends in a 6 balloons will come out once you grab the pole. If your time limit ends in a 3 fireworks will come out once you grab the pole. If your time limit ends in a 1 confetti will come out once you grab the pole.
Contributed By: VaultBoy2010.
Hatless Super Mario and little Mario with hat
Once you've reached the maximum number of lives(which is 1,110, displayed by a triple-crown), any time you're in Super Mario(or Luigi) form you'll be without your hat, and vice versa when you're little Mario(Luigi). Note: this doesn't apply to any other form than Super, ie. Fire, Tanooki, Boomerang, etc. This includes the opening demo and "demo room"(when you leave the game untouched for a couple of moments at the title screen).
Interact with Photos
When viewing a photo (like with photo album), shake your 3DS to make certain objects and characters move (i.e. Make goombas jump, make leaves in tree shake, etc.)
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Maximum number of lives
In this game, you can actually go over the maximum number of 999 lives, and have up to over 1,000 lives. By utilizing the 1-up trick found in 1-2, or any other place with a koopa troopa and a wall nearby, this is made simple. Once you reach 1,000 lives, there will be a unique sound effect and some applause, and your hundredth place for your lives will turn into a crown. Same goes for the tens, and the ones; they all turn into crowns once they exceed the number 9. Once you reach the maximum number of lives(which is 1,110), the same sound effect and applause can be heard once more.
You will notice that while playing, Mario will turn his head up and look into empty space. If you go to where he is looking, you will often find a hidden coin/1up block.
Contributed By: gherkzilla.
One-Up Conversion At The Goal
When you're holding an item, such as the blocks that let you twirl higher in the air, see if you can make it to the goal post without letting them go. If you complete the stage while still holding onto the item, it'll change into an extra One-Up Mushroom.
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World 2-3 castle secret
In the end of level 2-3 go around flag pole and there is a castle go in the little door of the castle and you will find a 1up mushroom island and a 1up mushroom
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Beat level 7-1 in 5 seconds.
Get a Tanooki leaf. Play level 7-1. When the level starts, run towards the flag. When you come to the pit with the water, jump and hover over it. If you do this you can hit the flag and beat the level in 5 seconds, or less.
Classic 1-2 level skip to world 2.
In world 1-2 there is a classic Mario throwback. After the checkpoint flag you'll see some coin blocks. If you jump on top of these you can then jump further up and away from the screen. You'll land on a small narrow ledge that you couldn't see before. You can now run past this section of the level and when you come to a gap in the higher area jump over it and keep running, you'll come to an area with a single orange pipe. Jumping in this pipe will take you to World 2.
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Easy way to beat Bowser in level 1-Castle.
Get the Tanooki leaf. Play stage 1-Castle. After you meet Bowser, run towards him. When you get to the gap between where you are standing and the bridge he is standing on, jump and float over the gap, using the tanooki leaf, to land where the Bowser-Button are. This makes it real easy to beat him, and gets you a much better time-score.
World 1-2, right after the checkpoint flag, there are three koopa troopas and three coin blocks. Get on the first long coin block which is on the ground, then simply walk down onto the koopa troopa below when it moves right below the coin block. With a bit of timing and adjusting your position, you'll be bouncing off it repeatedly and start getting 1-ups. If you mess up and die, simply restart from the checkpoint.
Warp Tunnel to World 5
Near the end of World 4-2 when you're jumping up the large shaft (via the the spotted bouncy platforms), you can use the last bouncy platform and angle it to left to get up into a more narrow shaft. You may need to do some wall jumps but go up and to the right. Keep running all the way to the right and you will find an orange pipe that will take you to World 5!
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