New Super Mario Bros. Secrets, Tips & Tricks

original SMB booklet

I beat the New Super Mario Bros. two days after I got it. I didn’t run through every level and I also didn’t make sure I collected everything on every level either.

After beating it, I went back and began collecting everything and looking for things. If you are having a hard time finding things after beating the game, check out some of the following tips.

Thanks to gbatemp for a lot of these.

*WARNING* SPOILERS BELOW

New Super Mario BrosQ: How do I get to world 4 and 7? (‘Secret’ worlds)
Beat the last boss in the last castle of world 2 or 5 as mini mario (use the stomp technique, jump and press down) or have a mini mushroom to use after you beat the boss.

Q: How to get to the first cannon in world 1?
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE SHELL SUIT, go to the middle castle, to the part where the pipe shoots you up through the outlined coins, get to the ledge. then slide down the wall and go in the press up door. If you go a little up and further right past the star coin you go in a warp pipe.

Q: How to find the last coin in the first castle?
On the last tight rope before you get to the boss door….you have to use it to bounce really high and there will be a pipe on the ceiling. Enter it.

Q: How do you get to the Cannon in world 3?
At the ghost house jump on the last switch, go up the stairs (that were created by the switch) but don’t jump in the hole to the left where a door apppears. Instead jump over the hole, go down the stairs to the left. Another door should appear next to the other one beneath the stairs. Make sure you get their before that switch-music stops.

new super mario brosQ: How do I get the last red mushroom house in world 2?
From 2-4: You need to be mini-mario – then when you first go into the water, head left and there should be a mini-pipe.

Q: How do I get the world 5 cannon?
In the ghost house, there are three bricks in a row and some hidden blocks above it…

Q: Where is the last coin in the World 6 castle?
There’s a part where two blocks are moving vertically like a gate opening and closing. You have to jump up on the top one and then head to the secret are on the right

Q: How do I get the second coin in level 7-1?
You have to ride the floating question mark box far to the right to a warp pipe.

Q: How do I get to stage 7-7, after beating 7-6?
Immediately after the halfway mark (in 7-6), you’ll come across 2 rows of blocks – one of the blocks on the bottom row contains a vine.

New Super Mario Bros.Q:The last coin of 7-Castle (the last of world 7): Is the only way to get it by wall jumping?
You can either try to time a wall jump (which I think is harder) or you can just stay on the green blocks when they fall and time your jump to the platform so that you hit the coin

Q: Can you play as Luigi?
Yes you can, Hold L+R and press A on a save file.

Q: Different endings?
Maybe, so far the only different ending is depending on what levels / how many levels you have played through. If you have played through alot, then you will hear the famous ‘super mario bros’ song in the end of the credits.

Q: Can you only save after beating a mini castle / castle?
In the first run yes, after you beat the game once you can save whenever. You can also save by paying the coin toll gates.

Q: How do you get fireworks when you clear a level?
To get the classic Level Clear tune when clearing a level and to see fireworks, you need to touch the flag pole when the last 2 digits of the timer match (eg. 122, 233, 344 etc.) Also, the number of fireworks you’ll see will be the same as the number that you matched on the timer.

Other tips: 

After beating the game, you can buy diffrent “styles” for the touch-screen for 20 star coins each. (These are really awesome!)

If you get x11,x22,x33 on the timer, the starting point of each world will be a Red-mushroom house (items), x44,x55,x66 gives you the Green-mushroom house (1up minigame), and x77,x88,x99 gives you the Orange mushroom house (mega mushroom).

Bonus:  Download the original 8-bit instruction booklet PDF, Here!

Thanks Triforce for the PDF!

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  • Rory

    How do you get the last coin in 8-castle (not the final level of the game)? I can’t figure out where it is.

  • Rory

    How do you get the last coin in 8-castle (not the final level of the game)? I can’t figure out where it is.

  • Rory

    How do you get the last coin in 8-castle (not the final level of the game)? I can’t figure out where it is.

  • Amy

    How do i get to the green mushroom house and the cannon in world 4?!?!?

  • Amy

    How do i get to the green mushroom house and the cannon in world 4?!?!?

  • Amy

    How do i get to the green mushroom house and the cannon in world 4?!?!?

  • ray

    haw i get the green musrom w-4

  • ray

    haw i get the green musrom w-4

  • http://hoofrog.com/ Hoodoo

    The link to the manual is not working any longer… can you please e-mail it to me?

  • http://hoofrog.com/ Hoodoo

    The link to the manual is not working any longer… can you please e-mail it to me?

  • http://hoofrog.com Hoodoo

    The link to the manual is not working any longer… can you please e-mail it to me?

  • Ian

    How do you earn the green mushroom house in world7? (The one on the bottom between 7-3 and the tower)

  • Ian

    How do you earn the green mushroom house in world7? (The one on the bottom between 7-3 and the tower)

  • Ian

    How do you earn the green mushroom house in world7? (The one on the bottom between 7-3 and the tower)

  • Ian

    To: Rory
    U need to have a mini mushroom as an item. use it when u get to the final part (When u see the door) do a wall kick and u will get on a platform. u will go up a chimney. get the coin and get close 2 the wall. the sike thing that comes out of the wall wont reach u if ur close enuf. then leave and fight baby bower.

  • Ian

    To: Rory
    U need to have a mini mushroom as an item. use it when u get to the final part (When u see the door) do a wall kick and u will get on a platform. u will go up a chimney. get the coin and get close 2 the wall. the sike thing that comes out of the wall wont reach u if ur close enuf. then leave and fight baby bower.

  • http://andreasbcglobal.net/ Efren

    How Do You Get Luigi

  • http://andreasbcglobal.net Efren

    How Do You Get Luigi

  • http://andreasbcglobal.net/ Efren

    How do you get Luigi?!?!

  • http://andreasbcglobal.net/ Efren

    How do you get Luigi?!?!

  • http://andreasbcglobal.net/ Efren

    How do you get Luigi?!?!

  • http://andreasbcglobal.net Efren

    How do you get Luigi?!?!

  • Amy

    i really really really need to know where the last coin is in world 7-3???

  • Amy

    i really really really need to know where the last coin is in world 7-3???

  • danka

    can someone please tell me how i even get to worlds 4 and 7? do i use the cannon in world 3?? i have no clue- please help!

  • danka

    can someone please tell me how i even get to worlds 4 and 7? do i use the cannon in world 3?? i have no clue- please help!

  • ryan

    all u do to get luigi is at where is says to select a file hit L R then A.

  • ryan

    all u do to get luigi is at where is says to select a file hit L R then A.

  • ryan

    all u do to get luigi is at where is says to select a file hit L R then A.

  • john

    u have to be mini to beat the boss’s just jump n push down to hit them if u just jump on them it wont do anything, in world 2 n 5 last castle. to get to 4 n 7

  • john

    u have to be mini to beat the boss’s just jump n push down to hit them if u just jump on them it wont do anything, in world 2 n 5 last castle. to get to 4 n 7

  • danka

    awesome thanks! i finally got it! well just to world 4 for now

  • danka

    awesome thanks! i finally got it! well just to world 4 for now

  • danka

    awesome thanks! i finally got it! well just to world 4 for now

  • danka

    awesome thanks! i finally got it! well just to world 4 for now

  • Bryan

    este mario es muy bueno aunque no le he dado la vuelta

  • Bryan

    este mario es muy bueno aunque no le he dado la vuelta

  • Bryan

    este mario es muy bueno aunque no le he dado la vuelta

  • ashley and maddy

    how do you beat the very last big castle!?!?
    its so confusing theres no way to beat it plz help.

    • aelix

      When you get to the part with the blocks in the green castle theres actually a patern.What you have to do is go under the bottom set of blocks.Then you have to go on top of the very top top set of blocks.Then you have to go on top of the bottom set of blocks.Then at the end there will be a big red door.Mini bowser will throw shells and big bowser shoots blue fire.

    • Jadehelen

      its easy and im only 10 years old  :)

  • ashley and maddy

    how do you beat the very last big castle!?!?
    its so confusing theres no way to beat it plz help.

  • animal lover

    How do you get the green mushroom house in world 4?
    i forgot.

    P.S. the last backround IS THE BEST!!!

  • animal lover

    How do you get the green mushroom house in world 4?
    i forgot.

    P.S. the last backround IS THE BEST!!!

  • CD

    how do you get the last background?

  • CD

    how do you get the last background?

  • CD

    how do you get the last background?

  • CD

    how do you get the last background?

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    thiz duz not help !!!!!!!

  • http://ftgyhyj.co.uk/ djanogly

    thiz duz not help !!!!!!!

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  • BOBBY JOE

    World 7-3 Last coin???

  • BOBBY JOE

    World 7-3 Last coin???

  • BOBBY JOE

    World 7-3 Last coin???

  • BOBBY JOE

    World 7-3 Last coin??

  • BOBBY JOE

    World 7-3 Last coin??

  • monica

    How do I get to level 7-6

  • monica

    How do I get to level 7-6

  • kristin

    this might be silly but how do you get the 2nd and 3rd star coins in world 1 level 4?

  • kristin

    this might be silly but how do you get the 2nd and 3rd star coins in world 1 level 4?

  • aelix

    how do you get the last backround

  • Skulltrygurl

    on world 9 how do u unlock levels 7-8

    • http://wiinintendo.net/ hattrick

      Get all the star coins in worlds 7 and 8.

  • Lina_grodan

    How do i get the second starcoin in world 3 first castle?

  • hey

    how do i beat level 2 in world 7?

  • Jackie

    ya f**k yer self

  • Dgregorydgregory

    how do you get to world 7 ??