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Super Mario World

In-game reset:
Hold Start + Select + A + B during game play.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Easy mode:
Press Select at the main title screen for an easier game.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

View data and levels:
Press Select at the level selection screen.
Information in this section was contributed by Avi DiPietra.

Play as Luigi:
Press R at the world map.

Run faster:
Hold B during game play.
Information in this section was contributed by Kooiengafamily.

Ending bonuses:
Successfully complete all 96 goals to get another color scheme for the world map, alternate enemies, a new introduction sequence featuring Yoshi, and other changes. You will also be able to start at any location on the map. Press Select at the main screen, then select a level at the status screen. Press A to start at that level instead of moving to it on the map.

When you complete all levels in the game, the Koopas will change into Mario bobble heads.
Information in this section was contributed by shepherdskids.

Retro stage:
Clear all the five levels on Star Road by finding the hidden keys and locks in all of the levels. When you do this on the fifth level, a warp star should appear on the hill in the middle of the map. This will take you to the Special Zone, where you can play on 8 retro levels.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

Alternate opening sequence:
Note: This can only be seen if you have completed the entire game. Turn on the Game Boy Advance, allow it to idle and watch the opening sequence. After the part where Mario/Luigi have flown with capes over the dolphins, the screen will go blank. It will then show a new scene where Peach rides a green Yoshi with a yellow one following.
Information in this section was contributed by Sam Kilgore.

Alternate ending sequence:
Collect all the Yoshi Coins in each level. A secret ending sequence will appear after the last level has been completed. Then, they will replaced with something else. Note: You can only see it once per file.
Information in this section was contributed by Blinzer555.

Avoid losing a life:
Whenever you get to the two poles, press Start, then go to save and continue. If you die later on, enable the "In-game reset" code. If done correctly, you should end up at the save point without losing a life.
Information in this section was contributed by GameMaster1035.

Display status:
When you are choosing a world, press Select. You will be shown you a picture of Princess Peach saying "Help!". It will also show you which levels you have completed. A yellow dot will appear beside an "M", which indicates if you have all of your "Dragon Coins" on that level.
Information in this section was contributed by Currlie.

Hint: Super Mario 64 music:
Press Select during game play at the map screen to display the level status screen. The music that plays in the background on this screen is from the Nintendo 64 game Super Mario 64.
Information in this section was contributed by tutski the fantastic.

Hint: Super Mario Bros. 3 music:
When you are in the Special World, remain idle there for about two minutes. The music will change to the old music from Super Mario Bros. 3. If you pause game play or press Select the music will change back to normal.
Information in this section was contributed by Ian Elstub.

Hint: Alternate Yoshi message:
Successfully complete the game and go to Yoshi's House or go to Yoshi's House with Yoshi.
Information in this section was contributed by Bouchie.

Hint: Alternate Yoshi colors:
Use the following trick to get yellow, blue, red Yoshis in levels other than Star World. Get to the Star World and get one of the Yoshis. You will now be able to get those types of Yoshis in other worlds, and they are fully grown. Note: This does not always work and sometimes you will still get a green Yoshi.
Information in this section was contributed by Baddass88.

After unlocking the red, blue, and yellow Yoshi (feed young colored Yoshi five enemies), you can pick the color you want. If you are Fire Mario/Luigi, you will get a red Yoshi. If you are Cape Mario/Luigi, you will get a blue Yoshi. If you are Big or Small Mario/Luigi, you will get a random color Yoshi (usually either yellow or green). This trick works well with the Top Secret Area.
Information in this section was contributed by StOoGeMSH.

Hint: Yoshi recommendations:
Use the following tactics if you have obtained all the Star Road Yoshis. If you plan on flying through the entire level, choose the blue Yoshi and get a shell. If you are going to smash a lot in the level, get a yellow Yoshi and eat a shell. If you like to play with fire, get a red Yoshi and eat a shell.
Information in this section was contributed by Ian Vega.

Hint: Get and keep Yoshi without finishing level:
Go to any level were you can get a Yoshi and do so. Then, press Start and select "Save And Quit". Load your file, and you will be on that same level with a Yoshi.
Information in this section was contributed by mpannell.

Hint: Easy Yoshi eggs:
Go to level 2 and get a Yoshi. Go to Yoshis's house (resembles a tree) and eat all the berries. You should get either a Mushroom or a 1-up Mushroom.
Information in this section was contributed by Teamxtream2k2.

Get a Yoshi as Luigi or Mario. Go to Yoshi's house with Yoshi and eat all the apples to get an egg.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

Hint: Instant large Yoshi:
In the Star Road levels, grab and hold a baby yoshi then immediately feed it a Star (the item that makes Mario invincible for a brief period of time). It will instantly grow into a big Yoshi. This is especially useful when you need to act fast and you do not have time to feed it six enemies.
Information in this section was contributed by NJDevilYanks.

Hint: Yoshi with Luigi:
When Luigi is on Yoshi, it has the power to swallow a greater variety of enemies to spit out than with Mario.
Information in this section was contributed by Frankowskijan.

Hint: Flying Yoshi:
When Yoshi eats a multicolored shell, he will be able to fly for a short time.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

If you eat a multicolor shell to fly, stomp when you hit the ground and spit it out as fireballs.
Information in this section was contributed by casey kuzin.

If you get a blue Yoshi to eat a Koopa Shell, he can fly up to about twenty five seconds.
Information in this section was contributed by foxtail67.

Hint: Running Yoshi:
Remain idle at the "Choose a game" screen and watch Yoshi. After awhile he will start running then start walking.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Fire-breathing Yoshi:
When riding Yoshi, have him eat a Red Shell. This will allow him to breathe fire at enemies and earn extra coins.
Information in this section was contributed by Bryan D. Carlile.

Hint: Bonus items:
You can get extra items, depending what item you carry across the goal line. If you carry a baby Yoshi (from Star World before you feed them six items) or a spring box across, you will get a 1-Up Mushroom. If you carry a P box across, you will get an ordinary mushroom. Also, all enemies on the screen will turn into coins. Note: Hold B while crossing the goal line.
Information in this section was contributed by Alex Wheatley.

Hint: Items in Yoshi Eggs:
If you eat a lot of berries, the Yoshi you are riding will lay an egg and an item will appear automatically. Yoshi's color affect its item. This works best in Yoshi's house.
Information in this section was contributed by Icenado and Josh DeKorte.

Green: Mushroom
Yellow: Star
Red: Fire Flower
Blue: Feather

Hint: Flying:
If you plan to do a lot of flying in a level, before entering it press R to switch to Luigi. After reaching the peak of his jump Luigi can gain even more height if you timed correctly. Do the standard take-off procedure, and hold Forward (while still holding A + B) immediately after he goes into a dive-bomb hold Back. When he gets to the peak of his climb, press Forward again. Mario can not gain any height after the peak of his take-off, but if you have perfect timing, you can get him to maintain his height for a long time. Take off and do the same as above. Immediately after he goes into a dive bomb press Back, and when he reaches the peak of his climb press Forward again.
Information in this section was contributed by DPFroese.

Hint: High jump:
Jump with Yoshi by pressing A, then at the peak of your jump press R.
Information in this section was contributed by BluShadow209 and Hemorrhage.

Hint: Stealing a cloud:
Become Fire Mario or Luigi and throw fire at a Lakitu. Then, jump on the cloud. The cloud will disappear about halfway through the level; so steal another cloud.
Information in this section was contributed by Jackson Vose.

Hint: Music from Mario Brothers:
Enter any of the special levels and remain on the world map. Leave the game idle until the music changes.

Hint: Change coins from Yoshi to Princess:
Collect all five Yoshi Coins from each level. An animation will appear showing them change from Yoshi Coins to Princess Coins.
Information in this section was contributed by LANA WILLIAMS.

Hint: Replay castles and fortresses:
After you defeat Bowser, all of the castles and fortresses you defeated will be reopened so you can go back to them. Note: This was done by defeating Bowser before completing all seven castles.
Information in this section was contributed by VinceNick.

Hint: Save best scores in special stages:
Once you complete the special stages, you will be able to save your best scores on them. The bottom of the screen appear like:
Information in this section was contributed by Bouchie.

BEST (score) M or L (which character set the best score) (current score)

Hint: Stars for points:
For every million points, one star will appear on the "Choose a game" screen on top of the type of game. The maximum number of stars that will be displayed is five.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Defeating Bowser:
When Bowser appears in stage 1, he will fly across the screen. After a few seconds Bowser should go into his face ship and two Toy Koopas should fly out of the sides. Jump on the toy Koopas and pick one up. Run next to Bowser and wait for him to go by. Launch the Toy Koopa at Bowser and should get dizzy. Pick up the next Toy Koopa and do the same thing. Instead of flying around, he should duck and fly into the background. Then he will fly towards the screen. Fireballs should fall onto the ground. Princess Toadstool should appear with the words "Help!" in flashing letters. She will throw a mushroom and go back down. Bowser should re-appear.
Information in this section was contributed by Ben Springer.

In stage 2, Bowser will do the same thing as in stage 1, but he will flip over and shoot out giant black balls. Do not use a normal jump on them. Instead, press R and do a spinning jump. You will bounce off the ball and land on the ground. Do the same thing that was done in stage 1. Princess Toadstool will appear after the fireballs and give you a mushroom.
Information in this section was contributed by Ben Springer.

In stage 3 (final), during the last part of the fight, the face ship should be angry. Bowser will bounce around the screen. Note: Look out for the bottom of the ship. After a while he will launch the two Toy Koopas and bounce around the screen. Hit him twice and the ending sequence will begin. Note:The cape is highly recommended. You cannot hurt Bowser with any type of jumps or fireballs.
Information in this section was contributed by Ben Springer.

Bowser will start the final battle by going back and forth in his clown ship and throwing Mechakoopas. You will need to throw them at his head, twice. Next, he will start following you where ever you move. Bowser will turn his ship around and roll out a bowling ball. You cannot jump it normally. Spin-jump and try to avoid his ship from touching you twice. Mario is a better choice because he jumps lower and falls quicker. He will go away, then appear back in your face. Fireballs are raining from above. Go in between two of them. Once they disappear, Toadstool will throw out a Super Mushroom. Then Bowser will return and do the same thing as before. Throw the Mechakoopas twice on Bowser's head again. Bowser and his ship will be angry. He will start doing the same thing as before but will also be jumping. He will go away again, and the fireballs will drop. Toadstool will throw the mushroom, etc. He will now jump, jump again, and throw the Mechakoopas. Throw them both, but if he gets too close to you, run under Bowser clown ship. Once you defeated him, Princess Toadstool will float down.
Information in this section was contributed by Kyle Sogge.

Hint: Quick way to Bowser:
Complete Castle 1 (Iggy), and use the secret exit on the next level. You will go in the water. Take the secret exit there. Next, at the Haunted House, take the secret exit. Then, you will get to a Star Warp. Go through until you reach the last warp. Take it, and you will be beside Bowser's Castle.
Information in this section was contributed by Zac Helton.

In Star World, go to the fifth Star Road and enter. From there, you should be at Bowser's Castle.
Information in this section was contributed by Ian Vega.

Complete the first Star Road. Then, go to the fifth Star Road (bottom right). When you warp on that star, you will end up on the star next to Bowser's castle.
Information in this section was contributed by Lizfendrick.

Go to Star Road and go to every level. Then, teleport from one of the stars. From there you can enter Bowser's Castle.
Information in this section was contributed by downpipe64.

First, defeat Iggy in Castle 1 then go to Donut Plains 1. Complete that level then go to the second level. Use the secret exit on Donut Plains 2. Use one of the green tubes first. To get up there, throw the blue Koopa shell found to the right at the fourth block. This will make a vine appear. Climb up it to the key and exit. Next, go to the Green Switch Palace. Stomp on it then go back to Donut Plains 1. You must run up the wall then use the key. Finish the two first secret levels in Donut Plains then go to the Star World. Next, find the secrets in all of the levels but not the last one. The last Star World is the way to Bowser's castle. The easiest route is by going into door #2. You will need to climb the fence, but avoid fireballs and Koopas (if you are behind it). You will see more doors. Go into the last door. Chargin' Chucks are there, but they will try to jump on you. Jump on them first, but faster. If you have a Cape Feather, spin-attack into them. Once done with that, you will be at the back door. If you still have your Cape Feather, you can spin into the jumping ninjas. If not, you must duck though them. You cannot spin into Mechakoopas; only jump. After you are done with that, you will be at Bowser's room.
Information in this section was contributed by Kyle Sogge.

Hint: Getting to Chocolate Secret:
Complete the level in under a minute. When you get to the area with Charging Chucks (football enemies), you will find the key. Put it in the keyhole.
Information in this section was contributed by Jeff Smith.

Hint: Blue Switch Palace in World 5:
Pass the half way mark. If you lost your Cape Feather, Fire Flower, and/or Mushroom, press Start and choose "Save And Quit." Then, head back to Super Mario World. Once there, go to Yoshi Island 4 and pick up the Mushroom and Fire Flower. Go to Donut Plains 1 and pick up a Feather. Go to start and press back on both of these levels once you have them all. Return to Forest Of Illusion 2, and you will be at the halfway mark. As soon as you find a Rip Van Fish sleeping on the bottom of your screen, pass that sleepy fish. There is a good chance that you will get hurt. You will find a key. Pick it up and head for the nearby key hole. You will complete that level and a path will show you where the Blue Switch Palace is located.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

Hint: Chocolate Island 1: Extra life:
Carry the Jumping Spring located near the goal to the goal as you pass through it. The spring will turn into a 1-up Mushroom.
Information in this section was contributed by Bouchie.

Hint: Chocolate Island 4: Extra lives:
In the middle of the level, you should see seven yellow blocks arranged diagonally. Once you see this, go back and there should be a slope. Go down into it and jump on the first island to save your location so you can do this repeatedly. Return to the seven yellow blocks and hit the third block from the top. A POW button should appear. Step on it and go down to the bottom tunnel. Go into the brown pipe. Once you are inside, you should see another POW button. Do not step on it yet. Instead, go right beside it (without falling). Exactly when you step on it, wait seven to eight seconds and jump on the block by the edge. Then, walk (do not jump) off the yellow block. Just fall until the music stops. When the music stops, you should be on the blocks with the five extra lives. After you get the extra lives, go into the green pipe. You are now back on top of a green pipe. Go back to the yellow blocks without dying. Repeat these steps until time runs out, then return to the level and repeat. You can die and your place will be saved. This will be a lot easier than going through the whole level.
Information in this section was contributed by JLite.

Hint: Chocolate Mountain 2: Easy completion:
Have a Yoshi and run through the first part until you reach the warp pipe. Enter it (you should have blue Yoshi). You will ow be at a place with hills and flying turtles. Eat a turtle, then fly to the top of the screen. Keep flying until you bump into the wall. Then, go left and enter the warp pipe as you can. You will be at a place with Chargin' Chucks that throw baseballs at you. Go to the end of that to find a key and keyhole.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

Hint: Donut Plains 1: Get Caped Mario or Luigi fast:
Jump on the first red caped Troopa. Once you get the Feather, do not step on the shell-less Troopa. Return to where you saw the caped Troopa. It will be there again. Step on it to get another Feather.
Information in this section was contributed by toon_2005.

Hint: Donut Plains 1: Chased by birds:
From the half-way point, go forward until you reach a blue pipe coming out of the ground. Go inside this pipe. Once there, you will notice a stage with many coins in the air. First, hit the big coin in the beginning of the stage to reveal a counter telling you how many coins there are. You must collect all of the coins in this level. You can do so by gliding through the air with caped Mario or Luigi. Once you get all 600 coins, you will get three lives and a flock of colored birds. Anywhere you move in that stage, the birds will follow you, even in the air.
Information in this section was contributed by SonicSpec.

Hint: Donut Plains 1: Quick completion:
As you begin, run to the first caped Koopa and stomp on it. A Feather will appear. Get it to get the Cape and fly -- run, then leap but keep holding B. You will soar high into the sky. Then, press the D-pad in the opposite direction that you are facing. Keep pressing the D-pad in that direction until you reach the tape.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

Hint: Donut Plains 1: Extra lives:
Enter the first blue tunnel. Complete the game of chance by pegging each block. You may get some extra lives here if you are lucky. After completing the game of chance, enter the blue tunnel going downward. You will then see "coin heaven". Collect all of the coins using your cape, but watch your time. Repeat this as often as desired. Note: If you have a Yoshi, you will lose it.
Information in this section was contributed by Bnefriends.

Hint: Donut Plains 2: Secret exit:
Duck into the second green pipe, then press R to smash down and reach the shell. Toss it up at the highest yellow block to reveal a vine to Green Switch Palace.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander_johansen.

Hint: Donut Secret 2: Extra lives:
Unleash the Starman at the start of the level at the top of the vine. Get it then run very fast to the right. Near the end will be another block, all alone. While still invincible, hit the block and another Starman will appear. Plow through the long line of enemies. They will produce points, then extra lives.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Forest Of Illusions 1: Extra lives:
Enter the first level of Forest Of Illusions and go through until you reach the block with the changing power-ups. Hit it when it changes to a Feather, and grab it when it changes into a Star. Run through the next part, hitting as many enemies as you can. You will receive about at least 15 lives. Exit and repeat as many times as desired.
Information in this section was contributed by SteinerofBTB.

Note: You must have completed this level first. Play the level again and find the half-way marker. Get it then press Start and go back to the same level. Once you jump onto the next platform/land mass there should be one turtle and a box that has the changing items. Hit the box the moment it hits the feather or slightly before, and get the star. Start running and try to hit every enemy that you can. After about the seventh enemy, you will gain one extra life for every enemy, and 2 extra lives for the caterpillars. Go to the end of the level, but do not complete it. Hit back and repeat.
Information in this section was contributed by Nightwolf7687 and Smoke_Rulz.

There should be a bridge that has three Wiggilers on it. Keep on jumping on them and you should have over 100 lives. Note: You must be caped Mario (or Luigi) in order to do this. The points are added up like this: 200, 400, 800, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000, 1-up, 2-up, and after that the rest will be 5-up.
Information in this section was contributed by Josh DeKorte.

Hint: Forest Of Illusions 4: Extra lives:
Complete the level, then go into it again. There will be a cloud with a Koopa holding a 1-Up Mushroom. Get the Mushroom, press Start, then select the "Back" option. Repeat this to get as many extra lives as needed.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Forest Secret Area: Extra lives:
Go to the Forest Secret Area with a super cape equipped. Jump onto the first set of flying blocks and move in between the first and second block. When you are there, start spinning (press B rapidly). You will eventually hit a red turtle that will keep hitting your cape as you spin, giving you points and eventually lives. Note: The position of Mario may have to be adjusted slightly to get all 17 of the lives.
Information in this section was contributed by F15CD.

Hint: Ghost House 1: Top Secret Area:
Two Feathers are required for this trick. Go to the first Ghost House, then run and jump while you are Caped Mario. Fly to a ledge. Run forward then run back toward the entrance. Jump to reach the ledge. Run right and you will fall and find four yellow blocks and a door. Break the four blocks to get extra lives, then go through the door. Go through the goal and you will go to a happy hill and the Top Secret Area. You can get one Yoshi, two Fire Flowers, and two Feathers here. You can return here as many times as desired.
Information in this section was contributed by Matthew Young.

Go to the Donut Ghost House with a cape (not the secret one). Run forward and turn around, then fly up. There should be a platform there. Land on it, then continue to run to the right and fall of the edge. There should be a door. Enter it. The goal is to cross the goal. Once you do, you will unlock the Top Secret Area. You can get Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, Cape Feathers, Yoshis and extra lives here.
Information in this section was contributed by Tyler Martin.

Note: It is possible to get to the secret area with only one Feather.
Information in this section was contributed by Seth Baker.

Hint: Green Switch Palace: Extra lives:
From the start of a new file, play until you reach the Green Switch Palace. Enter the switch palace as Caped Luigi and have a Cape Feather as backup. When the level starts, you will see a turtle shell and a "P" block. Grab the turtle shell but do not touch the "P" block. Instead, take the turtle shell and place it near the far left wall. Do not kick the shell -- it must be stationary. Get close to the shell so that in between the shell is a wall to its left and Luigi to its right. Press R repeatedly. If you time your jumps correctly, it will only take two or less tries in this level to gather 999 lives. Do not worry about the time limit because you can redo the level again and repeat the trick as necessary.
Information in this section was contributed by myu.

Hint: Forest Of Illusion 1: Extra lives:
After completing the level, get a Cape Feather and a spare in the blue box. Play the level again and go to the halfway point. Hit the box near it. Pause game play and select the "Back" option on the menu. Enter the level again and you should be at the halfway mark. Do a normal jump onto the caterpillars and land on all the enemies (while holding A). Bounce out of the screen and land back on the renewed enemies. At first you will just get points, but eventually you should get 5-Ups every time you hit a caterpillar and a 1-Up for every other single enemy.
Information in this section was contributed by Oregonboy165212.

Hint: Star World: Extra lives:
Unlock the Star World after Cheese Bridge and Soda Lake. Go to the Star Road and hit the Silver P switch. Then, feed the baby yellow Yoshi until he grows up. Get on the yellow Yoshi and run as fast as possible to the exit and break the rope. You will get Star Points. Go back to that Star Road and the egg will hatch, revealing a 1-up Mushroom. Combine this with the Silver Coins and the Star Point Bonus mini-game to get easy lives.
Information in this section was contributed by PlanetX000.

Hint: Star World 2: Extra lives:
Enter the level and kick Yoshi so he does not eat the Star. Then, let the Star bounce so it goes near the first two sleeping fish. Get the star and hit as many fish as you can. Make sure you get to the next "?" box with the Star. Hit the box with the Star to get another Star. Go through the level and hit as many fish as you can until your Star runs out. If you get ten or more lives, a little banner will fly across the screen with a 10-up message. Repeat this as many times as needed.
Information in this section was contributed by Megesek.

Hint: Star World 3: Extra lives:
Step on the blue P switch. Run to the finish line, but do not go in. Wait for the cloud guy to throw three coins (do not get them). When the cloud guy (and the coins) are in view, go into the finish line. If done correctly, it should show as a 1-Up, 3-Up, 5-Up, and 15-Up. This may be repeated as many times as needed.
Information in this section was contributed by David P.

Hint: Star World 4: Easy second goal:
Get a Feather and fly on the bottom of the screen. Go in and out of the screen. You will approach green and red blocks. Go on the blocks and you will find a key on the right. This is easier if you do not have the blocks filled in.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Star World 4: Extra feathers:
Get a Feather and go into the Star World 4. Run and fly. While flying, drop to the bottom and fly in and out of the screen. You will eventually see green and red blocks (if you got the switches). Fly under the green blocks and Feathers will appear from all of them. This also works with Star World 5 (flying).
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Star World 5: Special stage:
Find the key and the key hole to unlock a Special Stage with world names such as "Gnarly" and "Tubular".
Information in this section was contributed by Baddass88.

The easiest way is to have all colored blocks (green, magenta, blue, yellow). Go to Star World 5 with Blue Yoshi, and Mario or Luigi small. Eat the first flying turtle that you see and fly to the top of the screen, but still in view. Fly until you see the green blocks you can get the Feathers from. However, do not get a Feather as it will be easier without one. Land on those blocks and press L to jump off Yoshi. Run through all the colored bricks until there is a space above you. Jump through it and put the key in the hole. A new Star Warp should appear. If you done correctly, when you warp there you should be in a room that has stars flashing the word "SPECIAL".
Information in this section was contributed by Devoncox411.

After unlocking all the Switch Palaces, when you get to Star World 5, use a Cape and fly up from the beginning. You should land on some of the blocks. Go over and open the keyhole. This unlocks the entrance to a Star Road that goes to special world with areas like Gnarly, Way Cool, and Tubular.
Information in this section was contributed by james eller.

Hint: Top Secret Area:
In Donut Plains, there is a Ghost House -- not the one with the Big Boo, but the one to the north. Make sure that Mario has a Cape and use it. At the beginning of the level, run and fly up. You will get on a platform. When you do, proceed until you find a different way down. There will be invisible Ghosts waiting. Ignore them and hit the blocks to get extra lives. Then, get to the goal and you will unlock a hidden level. This small area has no enemies, just refills: Yoshi, extra lives, Capes, Mushrooms, and Flowers. Go here to recover after you are hurt badly.
Information in this section was contributed by Andrew Kopec via Bnefriends.

In the Donut Ghost House, run out a little bit, then turn around and fly up to the far left. Land on the ceiling and run all the way to the right. There you will find four 1-Ups, the ending that unlocks Top Secret Area, and quite possibly the easiest place to save in the game.
Information in this section was contributed by Alexander Aldrich via Bnefriends.

Hint: Top Secret Area: Extra lives:
Go to the Top Secret Area and get a Yoshi. Go back and jump under the Yoshi block to get a 1-Up. Repeat this as many times as desired.
Information in this section was contributed by Nickbcatchem.

When you have a Yoshi, go to Top Secret Area and hit the middle block for a 1-Up Mushroom.
Information in this section was contributed by Samandleo2001.

Hint: Valley Of Bowser 2: Key to Valley Fortress:
Complete the first two rounds (the first with the flying birds and the next with the walls moving up and down). When you get to the pipe of the part where the walls move up and down, you will fall out of the pipe and land on a floor that will automatically move when you touch it. When the wall moves up completely (and you are not dead), there will be a piece of wall sticking out. Jump on that piece of wall then jump to the left. You will be unable to see yourself, but can keep walking to find the key.
Information in this section was contributed by Michaelle Michel.

Hint: Vanilla Dome 2: Key:
Have two Feathers. Proceed until you get the P dot, then continue until you cannot go anymore. Step on it and run past where you jump down in the beginning. Go to the nine coins and jump down. Go left and get the key. Then, go right and enter the water. Put the key in the hole. Do not bother to bring a Yoshi, as you will reach a point where you must get off.
Information in this section was contributed by Pdumas1025.

Hint: Vanilla Fortress: Extra lives:
When you reach the big red doors, you will see two Bony Beetles. Get the Mushroom in the block, then go right under the block and repeatedly press A. The Bony Beetles will go under you and break apart. Keep doing this without touching the ground to get lots of extra lives. When you touch the ground and get a lot of extra lives as Luigi, he will say similar to "Yay Luigi", and there will be a number of how many extra lives you obtained going across the screen with flowers on the sides.
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Hint: Vanilla Secret 1: Extra lives:
This trick is best performed with caped Mario. Go up to the part of the level with the Red Koopa above a Dinosaur Coin and below the Wing Koopa. Destroy the right-most rotating block. Then, hop on the Koopa, grab it, and throw it up. While it is in mid-air, keep hitting it. Eventually you will get extra lives. With enough skill and timing, you can easily max out your lives in a short amount of time. Note: If you miss hitting the shell one time, a message will scroll across the screen showing how many extra lives you have collected and a "Bravo!!" from Mario.
Information in this section was contributed by Jareth Kelly.

Hint: Vanilla Secret 1: Get to Star World/Star Road:
Find the secret exit in Vanilla Dome and go to Vanilla Secret 1. Fly to the top left corner to reveal a pipe. Go into the pipe to find a secret exit. A Star will appear to the left of Vanilla Secret 1. Take it to get to Star World/Star Road Note: You need a cape to do this trick.
Information in this section was contributed by ChispaD20.

Hint: Vanilla Secret 2: Extra lives:
Complete the level, then play it again and reach the middle gate. Continue and get the 3-Up P-Block. Then, go back to the middle gate and jump on the P-Block. Once the block is activated, run back to the start of the level and collect all the 3-Up coins to get about 50 extra lives.
Information in this section was contributed by Mathias Mahling.

Get the "P" switch that is hovering over the Bony Beetle pit. Then, go to an area that has two purple pipes. Drop the switch between the pipes. then hit it. Go to the left with super speed to find a big line of coins. Get them and they will add up to big points then extra lives.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

At the beginning of this level, dodge all of the flying turtles. After the half-way point, move forwards until you reach a pit with red spikies and a few yellow blocks. Hit the second block to reveal a gray "P". Grab the "P" and head backwards to the beginning of the level, just before the flying turtles. Stomp on the "P" and the turtles will become gray coins. Run and collect as many coins as possible You can get up to 51 lives by doing this.
Information in this section was contributed by SonicSpec.

Go past the checkpoint and go to the part where the red enemies with spikes in their back are located. Hit the second yellow block above them to reveal the silver "P". Collect it, then go back to the beginning where the turtles are, while still having the silver "P" in your hand. Release it and collect all the rings where that the turtle used to be at. If done correctly, you should have between 48 and 54 extra lives. Repeat the process to gain the maximum number of lives.
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Hint: Yoshi's Island 1: Extra lives:
Get the Yoshi and go to the other box with a Yoshi in it. Hit it and a 1-Up will appear. Complete the level, and then go back with the Yoshi. Hit the Yoshi boxes, press Start, then select "Back" to repeat.
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Finish the level then go to the Yellow Switch Place. Get at least 2-Up from the coins. Do not press the switch that turns all dotted yellow squares into "!". Instead, wait until the time is finished. Do this so that you can gain more lives. You will only have to lose one life each time that you get more lives.
Information in this section was contributed by Avi DiPietra.

Hint: Yoshi's Island 2: Extra lives:
Start your game at World 1, then go to Yoshi's Island 2. Start running, and once you see a shell, grab it. Jump up the platform where the turtles are located, and time it correctly to hit the turtles. If you hit them all, you will get a 1-Up. Pause game play, and select "Back" to return to the map. Keep doing this to get easy lives.
Information in this section was contributed by NFilipas16.

Hint: Yoshi's Island 3: Extra lives:
Before you do this trick, you will need a Feather and have completed the Yellow Switch Palace. When you have done this, go to Yoshi's Island 3 and fly until you see the very first turtles (beside the two question boxes). Knock a turtle out of its shell, steal the shell, and fall off the left edge. When you reach the bottom, you will land on the yellow boxes. Place the shell as close as you can to the wall and stand directly beside it. Then, press B to do a Cape Spin. When the turtle is in the air, jump, do another Cape Spin, and hit it back up. Repeatedly hit it in the air, making sure it does not touch the ground. After awhile, the scores will turn into 1-Ups that will appear after every hit. When the turtle lands, you will have to start all over again.
Information in this section was contributed by Doctor Jig.

Hint: Bonus game: Extra lives:
Go in one spot and hit the exact same spot on the block every time to get lots of lives.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Special Stage: Super Player message:
At the last part of the level in the special stage (after Funky), there are coins that spell out "YOU ARE A SUPER PLAYER".
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Outrageous Special Stage: Help:
Go to the Top Secret Area. Make sure you have a Yoshi, a Cape Feather in the Blue Box on the top of the screen, and in Fire Flower or Caped mode.
Information in this section was contributed by Bouchie.

Hint: Easy lives:
If you are in a level with any kind of shell, hit it with your cape. If you are able to keep it bouncing, you get extra lives for every bounce.
Information in this section was contributed by timmyxm.

Eat two pink berries with Yoshi. Yoshi will lay an egg, which contains a little cloud that drops smiley faces. Get all of them and the cloud will drop an extra life.
Information in this section was contributed by Tim.

Hint: Extra star bonus points and lives:
Hit the tape at the end of the level at its highest point. You will get 50 star bonus points and three lives.
Information in this section was contributed by Ryan Rankin.

Hint: Easy level completion:
On Star Road. get a Blue Yoshi. Go to any outdoor level and eat a Koopa. Fly towards the end of the level. Once you run out of shell power, eat another Koopa and repeat until you complete the level. Note: This only works on levels without a roof, such as Yoshi island 1. This is very useful in water levels.
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As long as you know how to fly, if the level is very difficult and there is a long stretch of space without enemies, press B + Forward and press A when you want to go up to fly through the level. Continuously press Down, Back, A very fast and fly until Mario or Luigi will not go any farther. Then, go backwards until you reach the goal.
Information in this section was contributed by Molliskobrien1996.

Hint: Easy coins:
Get a Fire Flower and hit a Chargin' Chuck with five fireballs. Three coins will appear.
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Play as Luigi and go up to a block with multiple coins and get it. Instead of jumping multiple times to get all the coins, they will spill out, making it easier to get them all.
Information in this section was contributed by Steverocks89.

Hint: 2x bonus:
After you complete any castle, press Up immediately to get a 2x bonus. This does not work at fortresses. Doing so you should get twice as much as points normal.
Information in this section was contributed by chris.

Hint: Fly over the goal:
On some levels if you fly high enough, you will be able to fly over the goal.
Information in this section was contributed by biggorn Blade.

Hint: Throw and pick up "P" switch:
When you go near a "P" switch, hold B and run into it. Mario or Luigi will pick it up . You can eat and spit out the springs with Yoshi.
Information in this section was contributed by MelloProto.

Hint: Knock turtle off fence:
When you are crawling across the wire walls (fences) in the game, press B when you pass a turtle that is on the opposite side. This will knock the turtle off the wire.
Information in this section was contributed by Tamiv89.

Hint: Get congratulated:
Land on top of enemies until you earn fifteen or more lives. When you land on the ground, the game displays how many lives you earned and says: "Woo hoo, bravo Mario".
Information in this section was contributed by Oregonboy165212.

Hint: Alternate Dinosaur Land:
If you complete all 96 goals, all the worlds will become a light shade of brown, and Chocolate Land will become green. Pokeys (yellow with needles on them) will become gray, are slightly shorter, and no longer have a smiley face. Bullet Bills (small ones that shoot out of cannons) will become birds. Goombas and Paragoombas (ones where you can step on them, then carry them around) will become yellow and have sunglasses. Jumping Piranha Plants (ones at the ends of vines that shoot out of pipes) will have pumpkin faces. Koopas (common ones with colored shells) will have Mario heads instead of shells. Although different, these enemies will have the same attacks and functions as before.
Information in this section was contributed by Thrashmeister.

Hint: Easy save:
To easily and quickly save your place, go to Donut Ghost House with a cape. Just as you would to unlock the "Top Secret Area", fly upward in the immediate starting point to get to the above ledge and go through the door to the exit gate. When you return to the main menu, a black box will appear asking you to "Save and Continue" or "Continue Without Save". Select "Save and Continue". Note: If you find it easier to easier, you may use this trick with any ghost house or castle, as they all work the same. To reenter a castle, press L + R in single player mode.
Information in this section was contributed by Bnefriends.

Hint: Non-Jumping Yoshi:
Get a Yoshi, then let him off on a Tourist Tip block (appears to have some kind of fruit in it). Notice that he will not jump up and down.
Information in this section was contributed by Nicholas King.

Glitch: Forest Of Illusion Fortress: Second door:
Go to where you get the fifth and final Dragon Coin. There is a long pool of lava. Fly across it with your cape to find a second door to the Reznor's chamber.
Information in this section was contributed by Landon Whelen.

Glitch: Jumping disappearing Yoshi:
Get a Yoshi (any color) and go into Area 2 at Stage 2 (where you can find the green switch), Go to the area where there is a block containing a mushroom/feather, a big yellow object in the middle, then a block containing some coins. Go under the yellow object and get off your Yoshi. Note: If you are on your Yoshi you will just waste your life and this will not work.
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