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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. The person // March 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm // Reply

    Multiplayer is soooooo fun!

  2. Fun game beat all levels and got all toad houses and got 3 stars beside my profile!

  3. fredfred52 // June 21, 2014 at 10:30 am // Reply

    its impossible to beat the world 2 boss as mini mario without dying!!!help!!!

  4. uhhhhhh... // March 31, 2014 at 5:47 pm // Reply

    wait… maker, is it true you can unlock wario, or are you just trying to be funny? Help!

  5. how do you get world three?

  6. Unlcoked EVERY single possible thing and got ALL possible star coins!

  7. In the 3 levels that circle, there is a secret flag in each, the one with bouncy mushrooms you need mini Mario,the one with clouds you go up a pipe( it is at the end of the ride were you get the second star coin, the one with all the bob-bombs & banza Bills you blow up( with bob-bomns) or disteroy with big Mario the blocks covering the pipe befor the giant banza bill befor the end

  8. how do you get into world 7 castle

  9. can u play as wario in this game

  10. I’m Stuck On World 5-4. Just Help Me! Please!

  11. coolguy19755 // November 30, 2012 at 7:40 am // Reply

    g man 55, here’s how you get to World 1-Cannon. You go to World 1-Fortress as Shell Mario, and you go through the door (NOT THE DOOR LEADING TO BOWSER JUNIOR!). You’ll be in a room with the 2nd Star Coin and constanly shifting platforms. Go to the right part of the room where there’s a large gap. Go through it to get to another room. Use the Shell Dash to break through the bricks. Finally, go through the pipe and you’ll see the secret exit.

  12. how do you get to world 3 cannon?!

  13. how do you get world 9 and how do you get the mystery wallpaper

    • there is no world 9 in the ds version and the mystery wallpaper is unlocked when you open ALL the toad houses.

  14. i beat the game.ALSO ON NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2 THE LAST BOSS IS BOWSER SO BIG YOU CAN ONLY SEE HIS LEGS ON THE SCREEN ONE HIT OF HIS CLAW YOU ARE DEAD (EVEN IF YOU HAVE GIANT POWER!)

  15. i have all the star coins except the last one in world 7 boss castle.

    help please

  16. the destroyer // May 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm // Reply

    IN THE DS VERSION HOW DO YOU GET TO THE BIG CASTLE?

  17. Crazy-I-Joe // April 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm // Reply

    I Beat the game.

  18. OK on the file screen hold L R A and pop luig. look up

  19. AT THE LAST BOSS ON W-8 MARIO DEFEATED BOWSER and bowser jr THE SPARKELS CAME OUT OF THE BRICKS PEACH FLOTE DOWN WERE MARIO IS AT MARIO TAKES OF HIS HAT LIKE YOURE OK PEACH SAYS THANK YOU THEN PEACH KISS MARIO MARIO SAY HAH THEY LIVE HAPPY ENVER AFTER THE END. THAT WHY I DONT LIKE MARIO,PEACH AND THE BAD GUYS AND ENEYMES THAT MUCH.

  20. luigi rocks but why do so many people like him? I prefer mario.

  21. luigi's 1 fan!!! // December 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm // Reply

    i play and its hard but theres other ways to get world 4.[beat green castle without getting a red mushroom]i did it twice

  22. how do you get the second giant star coin on 6-a

  23. How do you unlock Luigi?

    • coolguy19755 // December 4, 2012 at 7:45 am // Reply

      When you go to the file selection screen, hold L and R. then, select a file and you should hear “Luigi!”

  24. I beat the game. i have nothing to do. do you????

  25. I,v won the game 2 times it,s kinda hard but it,s soooooo fun.

  26. who else is unlokeable besides luigi

  27. PkmnTrainerWhite // October 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm // Reply

    I CAN NOT GET TO THE WORLDS ON THE BOTTOM ROW!!! HOW DO YOU DO THIS!!!

    • Mario Master77 // October 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm // Reply

      you beat the bosses on world 2 and 5 as mini mario (or luigi :D)you can fall into a small hole and poof youre there

    • I Know! You have to beat the world 2 boss after eaten the mini mushroom to unlock world 4. Do the same for the world 5 boss to unlock world 7

  28. THIS GAME IS AWSOME BUT WHEN I BEAT THE BOSS ON WORLD 2 IT TOOK ME TO WORLD 3. THEN WHEN I DID THE SAME FOR WORLD 5 IT TOOK ME TO 6 NOT 7. PLUS I CANT EVEN CHANGE TO LUIGI. I THINK MY GAME IS A DEFECT.

  29. STOP Secret time!
    Beat boss 2 and 5 to get word 4 and 7(As super mini mario).
    Hold down L R and A to play as Luigi.
    LOL Luigi.

  30. If you go to the start menu and do L R L R X X Y Y in the levels you can’t go backwards.

  31. hey guys, if you beat the bosses of world 2 and 5 you will unlock worlds 4 and 7.

  32. how do you beat world 6 the second tower?

  33. how do you get the secret wallpaper???

    • Secret wallpaper? There are multiple secret wallpapers. Just beat world 8 (including final boss) and go to world 1. A blue mushroom house should appear near the first level. You can buy wallpapers with star coins there.

  34. blueshellmario // August 5, 2011 at 6:44 am // Reply

    how do you play as luigi.

  35. Ike Knight // July 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm // Reply

    At the end of the game you can by wallpaper. Beat Bowser and Bowser Jr. first.
    (Believe it or not I beat them with a mini mushroom).

  36. I have played as Luigi before it is :)

  37. I’ve completed the game[not with all star coins].

  38. Hey! The secret wallpaper is from Super Mario Bros. 3 !

  39. LegoLover 29 // April 23, 2011 at 8:48 am // Reply

    Thanks J.R. but i’ve not been on here for long time so i’ve already done it but as a said thanks anyways.

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