New Super Mario Bros. 2

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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  • Play as Luigi in Single Player mode

    Successfully complete the game. Then, highlight a saved game at the file selection screen, hold L + R and press A to play Luigi in Single Player mode.

  • Coin Rush mode

    Successfully complete the Castle stage in World 1 to unlock Coin Rush mode.

  • Unlimited Mushroom House use

    Successfully complete the Star World to unlock unlimited Mushroom House use.

  • Hatless Mario

    Reach "Triple Crown" status by getting 1,110 lives to play with Hatless Mario.

  • Alternate title screens

    Collect 1 million coins to change the title screen to a gold Mario with a bunch of coins. Collect 9,999,999 coins to max the coin counter and unlock an alternate title screen featuring a Tanooki Mario statue.

  • Secret Rainbow levels

    To unlock the secret Rainbow levels, you must jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with the indicated numbers. If done correctly, you will hear the original NES world cleared music followed by fireworks and a rainbow. When you return to the world map, the entrance to the secret Rainbow level will appear at the entry point of each world on the far left. Secret Rainbow levels contain no enemies but hundreds of coins, and eventually golden flower power-ups.

      Secret Rainbow level in Flower World: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 88.
      Secret Rainbow level in Mushroom World: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 77.
      Secret Rainbow level in Star World: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 99.
      Secret Rainbow level in World 1: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 11.
      Secret Rainbow level in World 2: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 22.
      Secret Rainbow level in World 3: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 33.
      Secret Rainbow level in World 4: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 44.
      Secret Rainbow level in World 5: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 55.
      Secret Rainbow level in World 6: Jump on the flagpole when the timer ends with 66.

  • Infinite lives

    In Mushroom World - Level 1, go to the first Star Coin, then stand on top of the stairs. When the Noko Noko appears, go down to the second or third step. Once the Noko Noko reaches you, jump (not stomp) on it. If done correctly the Noko Noko will bounce off the wall, but Mario will keep jumping on it. Note: This will not work as Golden Mario.

  • Secret exit locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all secret levels and flagpoles.

  • Star Coin locations

    Search the indicated locations to find all 240 Star Coins.


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