New Super Mario Bros. 2 Cheats

Cheats, Hints & Tips for New Super Mario Bros. 2

 

Alternative title screens
- Collect 1 million coins and the title screen changes to gold Mario and a huge amount of gold coins
- Collect 9,999,999 coins (the maximum the coin counter can hit) and the title screen changes to show a statue of Tanooki Mario

Coin Rush mode
To unlock this mode succesfully complete world 1's castle stage.

 

Every secret exit in New Super Mario Bros. 2

Check out the below video by GameXplain of all the secret exits in New Super Mario Bros. 2 and where to find them.

 



Infinite lives
To get infinite lives you need to be in Mushroom World level 1 - go to the first star coin and stand on top of the stairs. Wait for the Noko Noko to appear, go down to to the third step. Wait for the Noko Noko to get near you and jump (but not stomp) on it. IF done correctly the Noko Noko will bounce off the wall but Mario will continue jumping on it. It should be noted that this will NOT work if you are Golden Mario.

Mario with no hat
Get 1,110 lives which gives you triple crown status - you can then play with Mario, without his iconic hat!

Play as Luigi in single player mode
Complete the game, highlight a saved game on the file selection screen then hold L + R and press A to play Luigi in single player mode.

Secret Rainbow levels
There are lots of secret Rainbow levels which can be unlocked by jumping through the flagpoles at the end of a level when the game timer is at certain numbers. If you've got the timing right when you jump through you'll hear the original NES "World cleared" music followed by fireworks and then a rainbow. On your return to the world map look to the far left of the world you are in, the entry to the secret rainbow levels will always appear at the leftmost entry point to the world you are in. Secret rainbow levels dont have enemies etc in, they are bonus stages containing an abundance of coins and sometimes even golden flower power-ups.

There is a secret rainbow level in each world, here is how to unlock them:-

- Flower World - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 88.
- Mushroom World - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 77.
- Star World - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 99.
- World 1 - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 11.
- World 2 - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 22.
- World 3 - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 33.
- World 4 - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 44.
- World 5 - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 55.
- World 6 - Jump through the flagpole when the timer ends with 66.

 

Star Coin location guide

A video which shows where to get all 240 of the star coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 by GameXplain

 



Use Mushroom Houses unlimited times
Complete Star World in its entirety and you will be able to repeatedly use the Mushroom houses