Turns normal Mario into super Mario. These mushrooms move towards you and jump during the "ba ba" of the chorus.
Green 1-up mushroom
Gives yo one extra life. These mushrooms move towards you and jump during the "ba ba" of the chorus.
Turns normal or super Mario into Fire Mario. You can only get a fire flower from a ? block when you are super or shell Mario. Fire flowers usually stay where you left them.
Shrinks Mario to micro-size. Mario can walk on water, fit into tiny pipes, and preform floating jumps. Mini mushrooms move and jump in the same way as the others.
Mario gets a blue shell on his back, and can duck into his shell and run, becoming nearly invincible. You can only get these from flying ? blocks, mushroom houses, and on some courses. Shells usually stay where you left them.
Mario becomes temporarily invincible. Most blocks containing a Starman are hidden, but not all of them. I haven't found out how Starmen move, but I'm pretty sure they are unaffected by the song, and that they move away from you.
how to beat the Final boss
It's almost impossible to beat the Final boss because his jumps are so low they're difficult to pass under. To make him do a huge jump and defeat him do the following:
1. When Bowser Jr. throws a Koopa shell kick it back to him, he will fall temporarily unconscious. Now you have the opportunity to jump on him. He will snap out of it when you jump on him.
2. Repeat the first step 3 times and Bowser Jr. dies
3. Bowser gets outraged and he starts throwing triple fireballs.
4. From now on instead of doing very short jumps between his attacks Bowser will do very high jumps (and some medium ones)
5. When he performs a high jump dash and go under him
6. Press the foot switch
7. Watch the credits
Mario, and Mushrooms
World 1-4, 1-5
It is much easier to beat these levels: 1-4 and 1-5, with Luigi, or super mini Mario. To get Luigi, hold L and R, then select him. To get super mini Mario, get a mini blue mushroom. There are very skinny pipes in 1-4 that only super mini Mario can fit through. For 1-5 you need someone who can jump far/high for the spaces between the giant bouncy Mushrooms.
Hint: You must have very good timing to beat 1-5. If you just can't beat 1-5, go to 1-A and beat that level. Either way you will get to the boss of World 1.
Free 1-Up Mushrooms!
World 1, Level 1
If you're running low on extra lives, tap on World 1 and go to the first level. Then, go to the fourth ? block and hit it. A Mega Mushroom will pop out. Grab it, then destroy as much stuff as you can. You'll get one 1-Up mushroom for every 2 sections on the meter at the top of the screen you filled up.
World 1 to World 5
World 1 first castle
Enter an item hut and get a blue shell. Next, enter the first castle in World 1. When you enter the cannon pipe, go into the room with moving blocks and go into the gap on the right side of the wall. You will warp to a room. Use the shell and break the bricks to go into the red warp pipe. Touch the flag and the walk way to the cannon will open. Go to the cannon and blast to World 5.
!14 Coins+ Mushroom
World 1- Level 5
Get to the bouncy mushroom where the 4 bricks are. Go under one and keep on bouncing up until it done. A mushroom should pop out. If it doesn't try it on another brick.
Skip Worlds 2, 3, and 4
1 - mini castle
To do this cheat you will need a blue koopa shell in your item's place. Go to Baby Bowser's castle. When you get to the part when the pipe launches you up in the air, jump back down to the right. You will land on a door - go in it and you will see moving blocks. Jump on the first one, then jump on door, but don't go in it!! Jump on top of the slow moving block on the right. Walk to the right and you will go through a pipe. Then use your blue koopa shell and dash. You will turn into a moving koopa shell. Then break the three blocks on the right and you will see a red flag. Jump on it and you will beat the level. Then, on world map, a cannon will apear. Go in it and it will launch you to world 5.
To Get 5 1-Ups
1. At the beginning of level 5-2, there will be a
place filled with blocks. Use a mega mushroom
to crush those blocks. When youÂ’re done, youÂ’ll
get 5 1-Ups.
2. In the middle of level 4-4, you will see a caterpillar on some mini-tubes. You need to use a tiny mushroom to make Mario small. Without getting the caterpillar mad, go into the 2nd mini-pipe starting from the left. Mini Mario will be in a mini-maze. Go through the mini-maze and then heÂ’ll be in a place infested with pipes. Hit the ? block to receive a mega mushroom. Use the mega mushroom to crush all of the pipes. YouÂ’ll earn 5 1-Ups.
If you get a Mega Mushroom and turn into Huge Mario, ground pound anywhere and either goombas, coins, or both will come falling from the sky!
How to ride on Lakitu's Cloud
Any level with Lakitu in it
All you have to do is take a koopa shell and throw it at Lakitu. He should fall out of the cloud giving you the chance to hop onto his cloud and go anywhere you like. You have a limited time to ride.
In World 2-4, just past the two Piranha Plants after the mid-level point, you'll come to a staircase with a turtle coming down it. Jump on the turtle just as it is about to go off the third stair from the bottom. If done correctly, Mario should keep jumping on the turtle and earn up to 99 lives.
Get Mushrooms from Coin Bricks
If you see a brick block that you know has multiple coins in it, then ground pound it. If you keep the D-Pad held down, you'll keep bouncing off of it, eventually grabbing 14 coins and a Mushroom.
Defeating the Eigth Boss
The end of the last castle
When you get to the end of the last castle, you will face Bowser and Bowser Jr. First, defeat the smaller Bowser by hitting back the shells and jumping on him. When you defeat him the bigger Bowser will blow fire at you. When he jumps, dash under him, hit the switch and he will fall down!
This helps for when you are fighting the bosses of worlds 2 and 5. Whenever you try to hit them, don't jump, ground pound. Instead of needing 3 hits, they'll only need one more after you successfully ground pound. (this is when you use the mini mushroom)
How to Get to World 7's Last Boss Level
First, get a tiny mushroom that turns you into tiny (micro) Mario. Then travel to world 7-4. Get on the bouncing thing at the top. Get on top of the flying golden block and turn into tiny (micro) Mario. There will be space above the golden block. Get in it.
Come out as far as you can without falling out (it is okay if you do). Then try to jump up on the ledge and go up the tube. Go to the right and jump on the flag.
In New Super Mario Bros., there are more types of mushrooms, like the tiny mushroom. If you get it, you are as big as Baby Bowser's pinky finger. Something you can do with tiny Mario is jump farther. He can jump at least 3 times as far, even though he is 20 times smaller. Something fun you can do with him is find an enemy and jump on them. Instead of destroying it, you will be jumping on it like it's a trampline (if you want to destroy something as tiny Mario, you must ground pound it by jumping and pressing down).
How to Skip World 2 (Just about)
Play the 3rd level of world 2 until you see a switch (not a box!) with a "?" on it (it's about half way through). It will make the water rise. Swim to the top until you see lots of coins. DO NOT GET THEM! Instead look for another switch with a "?" on it and press it, the water will rise again. Look for an opening at the top. Go through it and jump on the red flag. Beat it and you will unlock another level, if you beat that you will unlock a pipe, go in it and it will take you to the castle.
any boss (or mini boss) level
to beat Bowser Jr. easily, just make sure you're fire mario. repeatedly throw fireballs at Bowser Jr. and jump over him when he charges. this should take a total of about 10 seconds.
To beat a regular boss easily, put a gigantic mushroom in your "stash" on the bottom screen. Then, when you have started the battle with the boss, tap the mushroom and become giant Mario. jump on the boss and he will die immediatly.
More Alternate Levels
Its really very obvious where these ones are actually. All you have to do is pay 5 star coins on the world map to gain access to an alternate level. NOTE: Make sure the path leads somewhere, and not to a mushroom house.
Get a Ton of Lives
Once you get a hang of the game, preferably once you beat it, go to W 1-1. Once you get about 2/3 into the level (view the bottom screen to see), hit one of the question mark boxes and a mega mushroom should come out. Then break as much stuff as you can (try not to jump unless you need to). Like tubes, enemies, bricks, etc. The bar at the top while you are mega Mario shows how much stuff you've broken. The most I've gotten is five 1UPs. If you continue to do this, you will get x99 lives.
2-3 Alternate Level
In world 2-3 there is an alternate exit right after the checkpoint. When you hit the switch to flood the sewer to swim to the edge on the right of the screen, go up instead. You should be in a room filled with coins. Be quick and get the switch on the left side of the room you just entered and go up and right.
World 5-B Secret Exit
To reach the alternate exit to a warp pipe, you'll need to become Shell Mario. Wall-Jump through the gap near the exit flag, then dash left to draw into your shell, and smash the blocks by the pipe.
Hard to get Star-Coin
Near the end of the stage, you'll find a block that produces a vine if you Ground-Pound it. Instead of pounding it, slide off the purple mushroom platform and jump beneath the block to reveal an invisible block. Leap from that to punch the Vine Block, then climb into the clouds. There you'll find a second Vine Block that will take you to a Star Coin you can easily long-jump to.
Secret Exit in Tower 1
You must have a blue shell for this. Go to world 1-tower. Once you get to the first pipe that launches you up, go through the door that you see on the way up. Once inside you should be in a room with a sar coin and another door. Go to the door, but not through it. Jump up and right through the gap (it's just the right size for Mario/Luigi). Do not go through the orange pipe! Using the shell dash, break the blocks to the right of the pipe. You will see a red pipe on the right. Once again use the shell dash to break the blocks. Go through the pipe.
In world 1-2 at the end of the level where the mushroom tilts you must run and jump to get on the ledge. The bottom route also works.
How to Beat All the Castle Bosses
At the end of every castle
Here's how to beat all the bosses except in world 4 & 7.
World 1. Bowser-Go on the platform. Then jump over him and hit the switch.
World 2. Zombie Catapillar- Keep on jumping on his head.
World 3. Big Cheep Cheep- When he jumps out of the water, jump on him.
World 5. Petey Perana-When he smashes down to the ground, jump on him.
World 6. Monty Mole's Tank-After he's done blasting bullet-bills he'll come out of his tank. Jump on him.
World 8. Bowser's Skeloton-Jump over him and hit the switch.
World 8 - The big castle. Bowser J.R and Skeloton Bowser- This boss battle was hard so I cheated. Get a Mega Mushroom and eat it at the boss battle, then jump on the 2. Next hit the switch.