• twishart - June 17, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    In SMB1, if you can manage to make it to Bowser (in any castle) with fire mario, time your jump to hit the axe at the exact same time bowser touches you. It'll look like you shrink as you complete the level, but will still be big. In the next world, grab a mushroom and you'll shrink (?!), and grab a fire flower - mario's color will change to fire mario, but you'll still be small - shoot a fireball, and you'll be momentarily large as you shoot, then reduce in size again. 8 year old me was infinitely proud for discovering this.
  • Inforza - March 15, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    i never played the later mario games.. but the ones for smb1,2,3 super mario world i allready knew.. in smb3 there are even more secret secrets then the ones that are listed here, every1 knew you could swim under the boats. But did ya knew there are actually 3 whistles in SMB3 instead of 2.. most ppl only knows the one in world1 in the fortress and the one in level3 but in world2, once you had the hammer from one of the hammer bros. in that map go to to the top right corner of the map and use the hammer, this will unlock another part of the map. here you have a toadstool house with a powerup, (usually a frog suit) and you can beat the fire bros. which will give you a 3rd whistle another one in SMB3, in world 8, after you went through the tank level, the boatlevel and the flying boat level you have to go through 2 normal levels before you reach another tank level. In the 2nd level there is this annoying sun that attacks you all the time. You can skip a part of that level, by jumping in the 1st quicksand at the start of the game this wont kill you but instead you go to a area below the map with 2 pipes, one of the left i think gives a powerup and the other one on the right you can collect coins for an extra life. and then when you go through the pipe again you skipped about half the map with that annoying sun. I know alot of mario bros players that where good in this game, but none of them knew these 2 secrets
  • MG2123 - March 13, 2014 8:17 a.m.

    In Super Mario World, you can hear the original SMB theme by going to the Special World. If you stand there for several minutes, the music will change to the SMB theme. Going into a level or leaving the Special World restores the original music, and you have to wait again.
  • kanageddaamen - February 6, 2014 9:17 a.m.

    Beating star road in SMW didn't just reskin the overworld, it changed almost every enemy in the game, including in the end credits. Koopa Troopas became walking marios, bullet bills became birds, etc
  • Fuzunga - December 1, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    Sometimes, when you hit a block in 3D World a tiny 8-bit Luigi will pop out.
  • RockstarJAy - November 30, 2013 9:48 p.m.

    I have 368 Star medals in 3D Land. How, you may ask? I did a bunch of bonus stages I haven't done before that give a lot. But I'm missing ONE Star medal from the main game, so I haven't completed the game.
  • codystovall - November 29, 2013 9:55 p.m.

    theres hidden luigis in paper mario sticker star as well.
  • shawksta - November 29, 2013 7:06 p.m.

    The Luigi References in 3D World are crazy Love that Giant Walking 8 Bit Luigi in the water in the first Bowser Castle.
  • g1rldraco7 - November 29, 2013 4:54 p.m.

    I remember Mario RPG. My brother freaked when he did that retro Mario secret. Mario games always have the oddest secrets and yet everyone wants to see them.
  • rainn'sgaydar - November 29, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    I'm assuming writing this article is how Henry discovered the start select to exit a beaten world in Mario games recently. My favorite is the 3D Land bonus level. I had to get a Tanooki suit to make the jumps easier to even have a shot at beating it, but it was so worth it.
  • Jackonomics - November 29, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Doesn't unlocking You Know Who in 3D World count as a secret? Considering its Rare to even unlock a character in Mario platformers except fucking Luigi. Guess you had to choose between the 2. Also that one dick of a composer who hides his goddamn song in everything.
  • terence-breurken - November 29, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    Totaka's song!!

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