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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.

Comments about “New Super Mario Bros.”

  1. the essence of the triforce says:

    just for fun, i used cannons to get to world 8 in 8 levels. (it is possible)

  2. walle19 says:

    Hey, if you’re wondering if Luigi jumps better than Mario, he doesn’t! So there is really not much of a difference.


    help on world 5- fortress

  4. BoWsEr says:

    Beat world 8 Final Final castle. It looks like you beat the game but no after you beat the regular final catle you have to go do anthor 5 level that are the harder. than everything else. Oh yeah by the way to beat the game an easy way save a mega mushroom for the final final castle its way more fun that way. . P.s if you want to know i beat the game with Luigi not mario. PPs After you beat the game When you see your select file. It has a star next to it. PPPs.I unlocked world 4 its a jungle level. PPPPs If im a spoiler dont say it :-)

  5. pokemon409 says:

    on the NES version ( and maybe the DS and Wii too ) be super mario on world 1-1 and crouch on a certian pipe and you can get tons of coins and get through the course easily. On world 1-2, go in the dugeon as super mario. Then hit the first block. Also, hit as many blocks as you can for extra power-ups and coins. For the NES version, you have to download this game on the Wii shop cannel or have a NES and the game. MARIO ROCKS!

  6. mini mario says:

    help me! im dying for some cheats to beat the world 5 castle! im telling you, that level is H.A.R.D. ya here me?!

  7. MC1204 says:

    bla ha ha i saw a head to head battle today between MARIO… and LUIGI!!!!!!


    in wii version, u can also get fire flower any noobs reading this

  9. flame says:

    to be wario, press a and b when you enter a level

  10. darth vader says:

    how do you play as wario?

  11. icouldcreamyou10 says:

    i beat the ds version(green castle and all) in 1 week!
    and im on the ultimate castle on wii!

  12. ThToWi says:

    i need help to beat 1-casle

  13. Mr.wii says:

    i got wii versoin on xmas

  14. Mr.wii says:

    any cheat codes for wii version

  15. R2-D2 says:

    How do you get to world 7?

    • 123456qwerty says:

      First get a mini mushroom in your “stock” touch screen thingy. Then go to world 6 and the final castle. Keep going all the way through until you are at the boss. Then use the mini mushroom and beat the boss as mini mario. Then you will unlock it. You COULD possibly use a cannon in world 4 (if you unlocked it), which also uses a minimushroom, but might be a little bit more confusing. Oh, and if you haven’t unlocked world 4 yet, it is the exact same thing with mini mario.

    • t-man says:

      you can use super mini mario or use cheats.

    • Marioluigi90 says:

      To get world 7 you have to be mini and defeat the boss of world 5

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  17. smartdude404 says:

    I really need help beating the castles of W2 & W5 with a mini mushroom!

  18. jr says:

    how do you get past the last level of world 8?

    • t-man says:

      you have to ceap on walking even though the map is not moveing.the last part you jump high over him and hit the button.

  19. Anonymous says:

    where is the cannon to get to world 7-6

  20. smartdude404 says:

    how do you beat the castles of W2 & W5 with a mini mushroom?

  21. nick says:

    boo all you half to do is get the mushroom

  22. Supermario says:

    To fire luigi,
    I was able to beat the tank thing quite easily just as Super Mario and just as easily as plain Mario. I was also able to beat the tank as mini Mario, though it was slightly harder.

  23. 241 Bear Scout says:

    You can play as Luigi (my favorite character)!

  24. dumbo says:

    boo,you need to try all the red mushroom huts for mini mushrooms.

  25. super mario says:

    To fire luigi: I disagree, beacause I beat Monty Mole’s tank with Fire Mario

  26. Boo says:

    hey,Boo in the house!I also go by mace in the lego Sar wars 1&2.
    have you tried that mushroom with the propeller on top, its so cool!
    Hey if you need any help in the lego starwars area im your guy.
    If any off you know how to pass the first level of the ice area in
    New super mario bros let know.

  27. Dinoboy2353324 says:

    I dont get what your saying with the PRESS START AND ABYX

  28. fire luigi says:

    the only way to beat the tank thing in w6/castle is to be giant mario or luigi

  29. boo says:

    Dear kool aid dude,
    How do you get mini? (I know theres a mushroom for it, but I dont know how to get it.)
    Please write back

  30. pkmn man says:

    I know the secret ending! After you beat Bowser and Bowser jr. Peach falls with her dress as a parachute and kisses Mario. Then credits and bests of Mario. Then Bowser gets hauled away dead by Bowser jr.

  31. Mr. Green says:

    I have an Action Replay DS but it doesn’t work anymore. Also there is no such thing as Action Replay DSi… …yet. I think the secret ending is when you beat Bowser with a Mega Mushroom, and then beat Bowser Jr. If you do that the final boss music will be still playing.

  32. kool aid dude says:

    To defeat final W8 castle halfway point, you need to go on the bottom floor, the middle floor, and the top floor.

  33. kool aid dude says:

    Tip: For W 7 and 4, you need to beat W2 and W5 castles with a mini.

  34. kaidee says:

    i want to see all of the wolds on mario

  35. anonymous says:

    hey mr green u have action replay??? dsi action replay???

  36. anonymous says:

    if u have this game or super mario 64 ds an action replay helps A LOT
    permanent starman(this game)and unlock all doors(mario 64)are my favorite

  37. wario says:

    i’m so excited about mario and luigi 3

  38. Mr. Green says:

    Hello, this Mr. Green’s answering machine. Please leave a question for New Super Mario Bros. after the beep. Mr. Green will answer them when he has the time.


  39. Silver Spiker says:

    Bowser 3000 I forgot the secret ending….
    Also I am Jigglypuff Dude.
    (Ever played Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time or Darkness? Then you’ll see why)
    PS I havn’t played this game in a long time.

  40. MarioRocks says:

    It Is Impossible The Color Of Fire In Super Mario 64 Ds.
    Sorry :(

  41. King Boo says:

    To Super Mario:

    Sounds like one of the weirder games. Oh, by the way, there is a rumor about a new Luigi’s Mansion game. Basically, one of my idiot Boos was trying to capture Luigi, but instead sent the mansion into space(his name was changed to Booronic, which represents moronic). At least, that’s MY side of the story.

  42. lakitu says:

    Hey Boy’s Life, I figured out a way to get passed the flag in World 6 – B. You can only do this if you have an action replay. Just enter the cannon on the left, next press and hold A button until the screen stops scrolling, and then you will fall on top of the castle. And that’s it, see ya next time on Boy’s!

  43. Bowser 3000 says:

    Jigglypuff Dude whit IS the scecret ending?

  44. pokefreak6464 says:

    this game was way too easy. i beat in 4 days, and still haven’t beat any of the other mario games (witch i play way more often).

  45. the master says:

    to get to world 4 u be super mini mario and destroy world 2 boss

  46. Lt Billson says:

    New Super Mario Bros. is off the Hook!!!!

  47. master1237 says:

    wear is super wario bros

  48. super mario says:

    there is a new mario game coming out: MARIO AND LUIGI: BOWSER”S INSIDE STORY! It’s when Bowser accidentaly eats a mushroom that makes him inhale everthing, including Mario and Luigi! the game let’s you play as Mario, Luigi and Bowser! you play as Mario and Luigi trying to escape Bowser’s body and as Bowser himself trying to defeat his arch villans. Coming out for the Holidays!

  49. Classic Gamer says:

    Welp, just wondering if anyone had an AR code to be fire mario in Super Mario 64 DS, gotta go, DSI battery is runnin low. PEACE OUT!

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