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Walk while underwater

Play as Yoshi and find Wario's hat. Then, get his power-up so that you are metal. Before it runs out, get hit by an enemy while near a slope like the sunken ship. For example, jump off the bow to the wall and get hit by the eel. Yoshi will lose his cap, but not swim. You can walk around on the bottom slowly, but can still drown.

You can walk underwater without using Wario's Flower Power. Use any character except for Wario. Go to Wet-Dry World. Do a half jump into the painting. Make sure the stage is not completely full. On your left you will see a short passageway near the Goomba with the Wario Cap below. Go under the passageway while swimming and jump out of the water. You should hit the passageway and end up walking underwater without Wario's Metal Power. Note: You can walk underwater but at the top is the surface of water. Doing a triple jump will bring you back up, swimming again. This trick will require several attempts.

Disappearing water

As Mario, enter the Wet-Dry World painting at the lowest point to make the water the lowest. Once in, get to the top of the stage with the red "!" block. Do not raise the water level. Get floaty and make your way to the tunnel that takes you to the second area of the level. Touch the crystal that lowers the water and get the "!" block. Float back up through the tunnel where you came from. At the end of the tunnel, triple-jump to get up. Note: You must wall jump on the side of the tunnel leading up. You will suddenly hit water as if you were swimming. Swim back down the tunnel, and eventually the water will disappear and you will hit solid ground.

Big Boo Battle: Two stars in one

Make sure that you do not collect the red coin in the first room, as well as the red coin in the last room in the black box. Get the other six coins. Then, use Wario to break the black box and collect the seventh red coin, then fall into the hole. You will appear in the first room. Collect the eighth red coin. You will hear a chime that reveals the star, but not see the star. Go to the last room without falling, dying, or choosing the wrong door. You will see two stars, Note: If you never collected the star before, it will make two yellow stars, but when you will pick up the other star it will not count in your star total.

Bob-Omb Battlefield: Mario's floating power

Select Mario and collect either Wario's or Luigi's cap to turn into that character. Then, lure an enemy to the red power-up box. Break the box while wearing Wario or Luigi's cap and a Power Flower will appear instead of the Feather. Then. get hit by an enemy to turn back into Mario and collect the flower. Mario will float instead of getting the Wing-Cap. This trick can also be done in other levels that will give Power Flowers to Wario or Luigi (but not to Mario), as long as you can get hit to lose the other character's cap and collect the Power Flower as Mario before it disappears.

Bob-Omb Battlefield: Fall from the sky

Go to the cannon left of the summit or the Chomp Chomp that is near the more open area. Aim the cannon all the way to the sun, then point it at the cloud below the sun. Set it so that the bottom arrow of the target is almost touching the middle bottom part of the cloud. Then, fire. You should fly into a fence and the top part of the screen will turn blue. You will fall straight out of the sky. You can even go out of the level if you try to move with the D-pad while still high in the sky.

Bob-Omb Battlefield: Die pinned to wall

Selecting any star but "Big Bob-omb on the summit" Enter the cannon next to you. Aim it as high and as far to the right as possible and fire. Repeat this and you will die in the air but with your feet on the wall of the course. You can also make it look as if your whole body is on the wall by going to the second cannon in the course. Aim the highest and most further right as possible and fire. Repeat and you will die on the ground but it will appear as though you were on the wall before the camera finds its proper angle.

Bob-Omb Battlefield: Fly then die

Go to Bomb-omb Battlefield. Get into the second Cannon under the floating island. Aim so that the top arrow is on the bottom point of the island. You will go into the wall and hit the ground and lose half of your energy.

Hazy Maze Cave: Hazy block

Enter the Hazy Maze Cave level and into the gas filled area. You will find a block. Jump into the block to go off an edge that you cannot see. If you look at the map after you fall off the "edge", you'll see yourself going flying to the north for about thirty seconds. Note: You will lose a life.

Hazy Maze Cave: Strange sprite

Enter the Hazy Maze cave as Wario. Make your way all the way down to the Metal Cap Cavern. Once you enter the cavern, quickly kill the two enemies until you get to the first sign. Read the sign, but do not leave. As Wario is "reading" the sign, look to your left. You will see a sprite that looked like the enemies that you just killed. If you keep moving the camera up, down, left, or right the sprite will keep changing from a Shy Guy to a yellow coin, red coin, or a Pink Bob-omb. When you finally leave the sign, notice that there was not anything actually there. (Screenshot)

Lethal Lava Land: Touch lava without injury

Make sure the hundredth coin you get is under the bridge. After you get it, a Star appears for getting 100 coins. Get the Star. You will do the victory dance on the lava without getting burnt. You will be prompted to continue. Answer "Yes", and one of two things will happen. You will either continue and the game will notice you were on lave, and you will take damage; or the game will forget and lava will not hurt you until you exit the stage. Note: This includes all fire, magma, and lava.

Shifting Sand Land: Coins stuck in pillar

Go to Shifting Sand Land as Yoshi. Pick up one of those small crates and make your way to the pillar. Get very close to it, having your nose partially into it. Then, spit the crate out. The coins will come out, but they are now stuck in the pillar

Snowman's Land: Free the big ice bully

Go to Snowman's Land as anyone but Yoshi. Make your way to the big ice bully. Hop on the rink and punch him onto the ramp. Keep punching him away from the rink, and you can do whatever you want with him.

Snowman's Land: Suicidal Goomba

Play as Yoshi and have all the characters. Jump into the picture, select the star you want, and go. Once there, go to the place with General Goomba (Goomba with the Wario cap), Major Goomba (Goomba with Mario cap), and Lieutenant Goomba (Goomba with Luigi cap). Get near the fence and they will either run from you into the fence and kill themselves, or run to you and then commit suicide. Note: These are easiest with General Goomba.

Snowman's Land: Multiple Mario caps as Mario

Go to Snowman's Land. You must have at least 30 stars and have completed the first two Bowser levels. Go up the big snowman. When you get to the penguin, stay to the side of it. After the penguin runs the first time, get ahead of it and allow the big snowman blow you off. Then, pick up the crate by the ice cubes. Go to the little snowman with the Mario cap (while carrying the crate). Throw the crate at the little snowman and the Mario cap will come off the little snowman. Keep doing this, more caps will keep appearing each time . Note: If you try this with other characters it will not work, and also does not work every time.

Tall, Tall Mountain: Flood

You can flood Tall, Tall Mountain and swim in midair. Try using Luigi for this. First, go to the top of the mountain. To get there faster, climb the tree at the beginning of the level and ride the owl. Note: You may have to get the first Star to ride the owl. You will see a gray path that curves away from the mountain and reforms with it. There will be five coins on it. Follow the path until you reach the edge near the mushroom patch at the bottom and jump off. Note: Look at the map to find its location. If you are Luigi, hold B to get more distance. Ground Pound to eliminate damage, and follow the path as if you were climbing the mountain until you see two small mushrooms. The second one warps you to the bottom of the mountain. If done correctly, there will be water everywhere (although, if you swim high enough you will reach the surface). If you swim where it is windy, you will return to the regular course except you will be underwater. Go back to the warp and start swimming again. Do not go too close to the beginning of the level or you will have to start all over again. This is the easiest way to get the "Blast to the Lonely Mushroom" Power Star. If you get the box with the face on it, you can ride it like an underwater Koopa shell.

Start as any character on Tall Tall Mountain. Go to the part where you find the red coins on the "Scary 'Shrooms". Go off the opposite edge of the mushrooms where there is nothing but sky. If the lifesaving winds push you up, after you are on land go to the end of that road before the little incline, then try to go off. If you hang on, drop. The winds will get you to the place where a sign is under that read "road". Go in the middle. If you do not hear a noise, move around that block. When you transport, the level will be underwater for a short time (or until you reach the boundaries where it ends).

Tall, Tall Mountain: Walk underwater

Do the trick that floods Tall, Tall, Mountain. Swim down the side so that wind blows you back up. Move yourself back to the platform. You will be walking under the water and will not drown. Note: If you get higher than the water limit, the flood will dissapear.

Tall, Tall, Mountain: Pick up two monkeys at the same time

Go to Tall, Tall Mountain as Mario, Luigi, or Wario. Pick up the chimp at the top of the mountain. He will ask you to let him go. If you choose "No", you will be able to carry him wherever desired. The other monkey, however, will steal your hat and dodge you. You must catch him. After this, the monkey asks to be put down. The game forces you to do this. Next, bring the other monkey to the other one and place it down directly where the other one is located. Then pick both of them up. You will now be carrying two monkeys.

Wet-Dry World: Suicidal Goomba

Note: This trick requires you to get all three other characters other than Yoshi. Change into Yoshi. Jump into the painting about halfway. You should be on the floating platform when you enter. You should see a ramp due northwest of your location. Get onto the ramp and go to the thing that throws you up to the next level. Once you get past the wind up purple Bomb-Omb thing, get to the pink Bomb-Omb that sets up the cannon. Fly over General Goomba (the Goomba with Wario's hat) and turn around so that he will know you are there, but will run into the corner. If maintained long enough, General Goomba will commit suicide by blowing himself up. Also, if General Goomba notices you when you are right next to the pink Bomb-Omb, he will try to get to you and eventually commit suicide, but you cannot really see it. This is a somewhat difficult trick. You may want to practice it, as General Goomba might jump back and try to ram into you.

Whomp's Fortress 10 coins instead of 5

Step on a Whomp five times while he is down (do not get squished), then butt slam it. You should get ten coins instead of five.

Mario, Luigi, or Mario acting like Yoshi

When playing as Yoshi, get anyone's cap. While flashing blue, use Yoshi's tongue power. You will see Mario, Luigi, or Wario bending over like Yoshi when he uses his tongue attack.

Yoshi acting like Mario, Luigi, and Wario

As Yoshi, lose the cap of anyone. When you start turning back into Yoshi, punch. When he turns back into Yoshi, he will be punching. Note: He can also do this in giant form.

Make Yoshi punch and kick instead of swallow

Go to Hazy Maze Cave with Yoshi. Choose Wario's hat when coming in, then take the left route. Long jump (dash, crouch, then jump), go through the door, then go across the wire until you reach the falling rocks. Go to the black brick to your left, break it, then dash quickly to the rocks (do not get the mushroom), so that they hit you. Your cap will fall off. Quickly hurry back to where the black brick was located and get the mushroom. Jump back on to the land. You should now be a Big Yoshi. Press A. Notice that instead of swallowing, he will punch (like Mario, Luigi, and Wario). If you press A(3), he will kick. Note: This may take require a few attempts.

Get on top of the roof without 150 Stars

Change your character to Luigi and go outside near the waterfall. If you are in the correct place, which is near the fence, turn your back to the little piece of land across the water. Do a backflip (R + B) and you will start twirling. Try to twirl to the little piece of land (not the steep side). Turn your back to the steep part of the hill and change the camera position so the it is showing your back. Jump and scuttle while holding Down and you will get up the hill a short distance. Then, just as you touch the ground press B(2) and hold it while pressing Down. Keep doing this until you get to flat surface at the top. Jump onto the red roof. It is steep, but it has a lot friction so that you will not slide down. There will be a rabbit, a "?" box, and three 1-Ups here.

Change your character to Mario, go outside, then keep going to the left. You will see that there is a corner formed by the castle. Do a triple jump, then wall jump kick on the wall. Then use another wall jump kick on the other wall and continue until you reach the top.

Change your character to Yoshi. Go near the waterfall, but not in it. Turn your back to the steep hill. Press B, then when you touch the ground press B (2) (Luigi's technique). Keep doing this until you are high up the hill. Try to slide down onto the little piece of land. Do the same thing up the hill and you will be there.

Go to the right side of the outside castle as Mario. Do a triple jump where the wall splits to two sides. If the last jump was close to the roof of the castle, do a wall kick twice and you will be at the top of the castle.

This is a useful trick that can help you get to the top of Mushroom Castle without having to get all 150 stars. You will need Luigi for this trick. When you have changed to Luigi, go to the castle grounds. Go near the fence near the waterfall. Look for a grassy platform on the other side of the waterfall (the side you cannot get to yet). As Luigi, turn your back to the fence and do a backflip (R + A), and aim for the grassy platform. If successful, you should land on it. Be careful not to land on the steep hill or you will fall into the water and must start again. When on the platform, face the castle wall, then turn your back to the steep grassy hill. Your view should be facing Luigi's front. Jump, then hold B, and press Up. You should be jumping backwards towards the hill. Remember to hold B to scuttle. This action is exclusive to Luigi, and it slows his fall. When you land on the hill, quickly press B, Up and hold it to ascend the hill. Do this quickly or you will slide back down. This is very difficult and requires practice, but it does work if you have the determination. Eventually you will land on a flat, grassy hill next to the castle top. Walk carefully to the roof. Note: There's a slope that surrounds the entire area; if you bump into it you will slide down. When you get there, you will see a red "?" block, three 1-Up Mushrooms, and, if you are Luigi, the last mini-game rabbit. When you catch it, you will obtain the key for the Super Mario Slot mini-game.

Use the following trick to get on the roof with 8 stars. Go to the far right side of the castle as Mario. You will see a slab of the castle where it meets the mountain. Triple jump then wall kick and you will land on the mountain. If you land on the edge it will not work. Once you land on the mountain, jump to the red colored part. If you miss, try to slide on your butt. Jump and you will be on the roof. Note: This only works with Mario.

With Mario, go to the right side of the castle. Go where the water was blocking the basement door. Run up to the right wall and do a triple jump. Do the wall kick back and forth on the two sides in-between the corner of the wall. He should make it up the ledge and grab it. This takes some time. With Luigi, go to the left side of the castle where you are next to the fence above the waterfall. Do the Backflip Jump and spin backwards towards the small grassy platform on the castle. Then do the Scuttle Kick with Luigi's back facing the slope. Gradually and slowly, Luigi will make it up the slope and on to the castle roof. This is not as difficult as Mario's, but it requires practice. You can also do this with Wario, but it is very difficult. First you have to master the Slide Kick. Go to the right side of the castle towards the slope away from the wall. Time your jump and when you make your second jump land in the corner of the slope in front of you and the one beside you. The third jump will land on the slope. In a fraction of a second, do the Slide Kick until you reach the top. Then, move towards the castle. You should be on the roof.

Unlock castle's basement levels

After you have unlocked Mario, go outside and do the glitch where you climb down the tree into the water, but make sure the moat has not been drained yet. Also, make sure you have not defeated the first Bowser. Swim down low and go to the metal door that takes you into the castle basement. Do not swim too high or you will be above the floor of the moat and have to start again. Go around to the back side of the door and swim through it. You will hear the sound that usually plays when you jump into a painting. You will be in the basement and walking underwater. Walk forward and get out of the water. All of the castle's basement levels are now open. If you drain the moat, you can come and go freely without unlocking the door to the basement. You can probably unlock the door to the upper levels of the castle before or without unlocking the door to the basement.

Complete the game with only 50 Stars

Get to the room where you can only enter with 50 Stars. While facing the door, go to the left staircase and jump to the second step. Line yourself up with the corner of this step and the next one so that you are at about a 45 degree angle. Charge up a dash. When you are at about a second away from the corner, slide kick (Crouch + Punch) and hold Up/Left. You should launch up into darkness then fall down. Try to angle yourself so you will land in the room with the portal. Everything should be black and you will hear the endless staircase music. Try to find the hole and jump in. Note: You can do this with any character, but if done with Luigi, Yoshi, or Wario you will die once the Rainbow Road credits end. Sometimes you will die automatically if something went wrong when at the staircase.

Alternate roof

In versus mode when you get a Luigi, Yoshi, or Mario cap and get onto the roof, the friction is different, and there are no 1-Ups or the "?" box.

Bypass the one way system

In the Hazy Maze and in the basement you will find doors that lead to hills with glass walls directly above them. Their purpose is to only allow you to go one way: down the hill. Use the following trick to go back up the hill. Step back from the hill about 15 feet, dash, and long jump (twice if possible) from 3 feet in front of the hill. Then, regular jump (also twice if possible), then dive (with A). After a few attempts you should be able to bypass the one way system.

Glowing rabbits

When you catch all the normal rabbits, shining/glowing rabbits usually appear. However, if you catch all normal rabbits for one character ( for example, Mario), you can catch more than two rabbits with him. You can actually catch all the glowing rabbits with one person. They appear in locations where other rabbits are found; check where you have seen rabbits for that person. Once you catch eight, the door beside Wario's door will open, containing only one Star..

Floating penguin

Get a Star while carrying a baby penguin. When Mario does his victory pose, the penguin will be floating near his head.

Wario flying but sounds like walking

When you are Wario, turn in to Mario in Bob-omb Battlefield. Then, hit a "?" box and the feather will appear. Grab it, and when you get high enough, dive down and go up. When Wario says "Whoa!", you will hear him hitting the ground, but still remain flying.

Disappearing doors

Go to center of the changing character room. Use any character and quickly hold Down/Right + L immediately in standard mode. You should see the disappearing doors with the person spinning around.

Two hats for one person

Go to Snowman Land with any character with a hat, in the Mirror Room. Go up to where the snowman tries to blow you off the ledge. Let him blow you off then you get your hat back. Do it again, but this time there will be two hats.

Missing noses

Play as Mario, Luigi, or Wario. When you teleport and reach your destination, you may notice that their noses will be missing for about two seconds. If you do this with Mario, you may see a red patch where his nose should be.

Enter pole

Try to get the 100 Coin Star in Jolly Roger Bay, but be sure the your last coin is the red coin at the pole close to the red Bomb-Omb . While still on the pole, collect the star. You will fall into the pole. You will pop out after you get it.

Freeze game

Go to Wet-Dry world with Yoshi. Jump into that water skating bug and try to use your tongue. If you get hit by him, the game will freeze.