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New Super Mario Bros.

How do you unlock the cannon on World 1?

Games Guru: Great game! So, head over to the tower. Make sure to have the Blue Shell with you. Head into the first pipe that’ll shoot you up. When you start falling back, go in the gold door. Don’t be discouraged by the many moving platforms. See the one on the right near a gap that always stays the same size? Walk into it and notice three blocks. The Blue Shell will break them all. Keep breaking! Move right and finish the level to unlock your fancy Warp Cannon. It’ll take you to World 5!

Are there any other unlockable characters besides Luigi? On the touchscreen in my instruction booklet, it shows the worlds but on the actual touchscreen the worlds look different. Why is this?

Games Guru: Unfortunately, Luigi is the only unlockable character in the game. Regarding the difference between the booklet and the actual touchscreen worlds, sometimes the people who make the booklet get an earlier version of the game design document. They should have gotten one that looks like the real thing. But sometimes when deadlines are tight, some things fall through the cracks.

Are there any cheats or hidden characters?

Games Guru: I have not tried this myself, but as I understand it, if you press and hold the L and R shoulder buttons down and choose one of your saved game files on the select file screen, you can play as Luigi.


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587 Comments on New Super Mario Bros.

  1. Classic Gamer // June 24, 2009 at 11:16 pm // Reply

    Today is a day for celebration! I just beat New Super Mario Bros for the 350th time! (no lie) Although it could have stood to be a bit more challenging… Anyone got an AR code 4 more dificullty? Signing off. PEACE OUT! PS imspeaking via dsi! sweeeeeeet!

  2. Classic Gamer // June 24, 2009 at 11:01 am // Reply

    New Super Mario Bros Wii: it will feature toad as a playable character, and im not sure, but i think you can play as yoshi, and up to 4 player ingame co-op. it sounds sweet!!!!!! also, there will be Super Mario Galexy 2!!! yoshi is officialy a playable character! hooray!

  3. Classic Gamer // June 24, 2009 at 10:40 am // Reply

    That game was way to easy, they need to remake the original mario bro games for further action.

  4. Hall of famer198 // June 22, 2009 at 6:41 am // Reply

    How do you get to world 1connon

  5. Hall of famer198 // June 22, 2009 at 6:20 am // Reply

    How do you get to the chalenge level and how do you get to world 4and7

  6. megajigglypuff714 // June 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm // Reply

    i beat the game, it was really easy. a good cheat (w/out action replay) is jump on the flag, then press up, down, left, right, a, b, and sometimes if you do it really fast, the castle explodes and bowser comes and gives you princess peach so you can beat the game and only completed world 1-1!! ps you have to jump high enough so you get at least 800pts.

  7. Supermario // June 9, 2009 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    This game is so easy. I beat it in less than 3 days.

  8. THERE IS A SEQUEL TO THIS COMING OUT FOR WII!!

  9. luigirules // June 2, 2009 at 5:08 pm // Reply

    2 things here:
    1st: a challenge: beat 113 for the final castle

    2nd: superskarmory, is it really you?!?

  10. To get to world seven you have to beat world five mini.

  11. Super Mario 100 // May 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm // Reply

    My cousin has this game for the d.s and wants to know how to unlock levels 4,5

  12. DS FAN, you can not be anyone but mario or luigi.

  13. how do you get to world 7?

  14. LUIGI MAN !! // May 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm // Reply

    on 4-4 go to where you see a caterpillar walking on 4-mini pipes and go down the 2nd pipe (you have to be mini)

  15. THX 1138 (jonbuddy) // May 23, 2009 at 9:12 am // Reply

    Is the game worth 35 bucks? I really want to know. Multiplayer is at least worth 5 bucks, but I’m just wondering if the rest of the game is worth that much.

  16. CAN YOU UNLOCK ANY ONE OTHER THAN MARIO AND LUIGI!!!!

  17. super mario // May 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    wariobros: You’re just hearing rumors. There are NO WAYS EVER KNOWN TO MAN ON HOW TO GET WARIO

  18. mario pokemon master // May 11, 2009 at 2:27 pm // Reply

    hey guys ive got a cheat. when you are in the main big map press start and then press left right left right xx yy and you unlock chalange mode (ps im writing thid from my dsi ^^ :) :P

  19. cheat master // May 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm // Reply

    unlock World 4 and World 7 and then play through them as Luigi.

    Inifinte 1UPs
    At the pipe right at the end of World 1-4, kick a koopa shell and it’ll keep sliding back and forth between the pipe to the right and the wall to the left. If you jump every time the shell comes your way, the shell will kill the enemies that constantly appear, eventually giving you you 1UPs.

    p.s. i don’t know what the frist one is supsed to do.
    i am not sher if the second one werks

  20. Action Trev // May 10, 2009 at 9:24 am // Reply

    There is no way to get Wario and Waluigi :( I wish there was because Wario is the best there’s ever been.

  21. king bob smith the 3rd // May 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm // Reply

    how do you get wario and waluigi?

  22. CLETIS, c. Wario is best, but waluigi is close

  23. i heard theres a way to unlock wario on new super mario bros. anyone know how?

  24. mario master // April 24, 2009 at 5:11 pm // Reply

    hey tac im sorrey that i misspeeled your name. the credit thing dosent work… sorry :|

  25. mario master // April 24, 2009 at 5:06 pm // Reply

    hey tak ive got the game & beat it 5 times but i havent played the game in like 3 years so im rusty ill post if its true or not.

  26. What is Secret Challenge Mode for? I mean, like, do you win something when you beat it? Or is it just for fun? ANSWER ME!!! Please. Bye, :mrgreen:

  27. are threr any chets in the game.

  28. I’M STCK ON W8-5!!!!

  29. comicguy08 // April 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm // Reply

    To z, What happens if you press ABYX?

  30. Star mario // April 17, 2009 at 8:37 am // Reply

    Toget on to secret challeng mode collect all the star coins and then press start and then press L R L R X X Y Y

  31. super mario // April 7, 2009 at 4:00 pm // Reply

    Mr.Green:you know those stairs at the end of a level? Well,if you turn into mega mario and run straight into the stairs, then he destroys them!

  32. mario 3222 // April 6, 2009 at 4:06 pm // Reply

    this game is too easy i got it for christmas and i allready beat it

  33. Can somebody explain to me what it means to have “Big Mario hit the stairs?” Signing out, :mrgreen:

  34. Super Mario 12 // April 5, 2009 at 11:55 am // Reply

    I am changing my nickname to Mr. Green. I am still the same person, just with a different nickname. Signing out, :mrgreen:

  35. Super Mario 12 // April 3, 2009 at 6:55 am // Reply

    The way to get the last wallpaper is to complete everything, which means to:

    1. get all the star coins
    2. buy all the mushroom houses
    3. win the game

    This is not a quiz, it’s a to-do list. Happy Wallpapering! 8)

  36. Super Mario 12 // April 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    Gommba Guy, an action replay is something you can buy for your ds. Its really cool, because its for hacking into games!!

  37. superskamory // March 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm // Reply

    DONT GET WORLD 2 CANNON IT SHOOTS YOU TO WORLD 5 JUST LIKE WORLD1 CANNON

  38. superskamory // March 29, 2009 at 6:36 pm // Reply

    I use cheats PRES L & R WHILE SELETING A FILE TO BECOME LUIGI
    TO GET WORLD 5 CANNON DO THE GHOST HOUSE BUT WHEN YOU GET PASSED 3 BOXES GO BACK AND FIND THREE MORE BOXES THEN GET ON THE TOP BOX HIT THE DOWN BOTTON AND PRES A A VINE WILL APEAR CLIMB UP ALL THE WAY A GHOST WILL APEAR

  39. super mario // March 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm // Reply

    goomba guy:you have to beat bowser b-3 times (I should know because I beat every world)

  40. on the DS to beat the fish guy at the end of wold 3 you jump on him.

  41. SUPER MARIO AMD SONIC // March 25, 2009 at 5:54 pm // Reply

    On level 1 at the last casle you face big bowezer go on the plateform and jump over him and jump on the big button and he will go in the lava.

  42. nintendo guy 5678 // March 24, 2009 at 7:09 pm // Reply

    i like the cheat that allows you to use Luigi, but i don’t like that there’s no cheats to use Yoshi

  43. Goomba guy // March 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm // Reply

    Here is a quiz.

    How many times do you beat bowser?

    A: 1

    B: 3

    C: 20

  44. Goomba guy // March 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm // Reply

    What is action replay?

  45. Goomba guy // March 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm // Reply

    this game is easy.

  46. if you press up,up,up,down,a,b,x,x,x.y,x,y,down,down,down.up,right,down during the credits a dragan comes on screen and eats luigi.

  47. If you use the action replay and press the L and R buttons, you can scroll through all of the powers

  48. super mario // March 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm // Reply

    mama mia mario:I think that the answer is a-run faster and jump higher

    special note:mario and luigi are’nt just ordinary plumbers that save princesses on a daily basis, they’re gymnasts!(dash and jump,as soon as you hit the ground,jump again.Repeat the process again to execute the deadly triple jump!)

  49. Super Mario 12 // March 10, 2009 at 8:58 am // Reply

    the answer is b, but I wish it was c!!

  50. super mario // March 9, 2009 at 2:52 pm // Reply

    super mario 12, I thought that toad restores the houses so you can go again

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