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New Super Mario Bros. 2

Unlockables

Another New Title Screen

After getting 9,999,999 coins and maxing the coin counter, you get an alternate title screen with the mario statue now being a tanooki mario statue!

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Play as Luigi

To play as Luigi in the game's single player mode, you must first finish the game by beating Bowser in World 6. After you do that, when on the file select screen, hold down the L and R buttons while selecting a file with the A button. Luigi will now be your selected character.

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Save File Stars

By meeting certain achievements in the game, you can get stars appended next to your save file.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat World 6-CastleSave File Star
Obtain every Star CoinSave File Star
Obtain all of World Star's Moon CoinsSave File Star
Complete every levelSave File Star
Get the highest possible number of livesSave File Star

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Second Title Screen

After Collecting one million coins, you get a new title screen with Gold Mario and a ton of coins.

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Secret Rainbow Levels

In order to gain access to the secret rainbow levels, you have to jump on the flagpole when the timer shows the correct time. If done correctly, you'll hear the original NES world-cleared-jingle followed by a firework 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.

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

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Unlimited-Use Toad Houses

After beating every level of the game, all of the Toad Houses in the game - even if previously already used - can be reused, and reused as much as desired, allowing you to get power-ups and 1-Ups any time you need them.

Contributed By: KeyBlade999.

Unlock Coin Rush Mode

Complete the Castle stage in World 1 to unlock Coin Rush Mode.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Complete Castle stage in World 1Coin Rush Mode

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Easter Eggs

Mario loses his hat

When you reach Triple Crown lives, (1110 lives), Mario will no longer wear his hat during gameplay.

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Secrets

Unlimited 1ups

Same as Mario on the NES. Go to Mushroom World course 1, the place where the first star coin is. Stand on top of the stairs and wait for the koopa troopa. Go down to the second or third step and wait for the koopa to reach you. Jump on it lightly (not hitting jump when you hit it) and then it should bounce off the wall and Mario will keep jumping on it, allowing you to get 3 crowns in a few minutes. Note - If you try this as Golden Mario, the koopa will disappear after 25 hits.

Contributed By: keisuke999.