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New Super Mario Bros. U

Unlockables

Propeller Hat and Penguin Suit

Upon completing the game once and unlocking Superstar Road, the Propeller Hat and Penguin Suit power-ups [from New Super Mario Bros. Wii] are made available from the Toad Houses located there. Once obtained, they can used in any level in the game.

Contributed By: chrono01.

Save File Stars

You can earn up to 5 stars on your save file through varying degrees of completion of the main story mode.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat Bowser in story mode.1 star
Unlock and beat every level outside of Superstar Road.2 stars
Get every star coin outside of Superstar Road.3 stars
Get every star coin in the first 8 levels of Superstar Road to unlock the last level.4 stars
Get every star coin in Superstar Road-9.5 stars

Contributed By: MetalSmasher86.

Save game at any time from overworld map

Finish Story Mode, and "Quick Save" will be replaced with "Save" on the start menu for the overworld. You can now save at any time from the overworld--not just after finishing important levels.

Contributed By: consummate gamer.

Visit Toad Houses Repeatedly

Earn all five stars on your profile, and you can visit Toad Houses repeatedly without them becoming inactive (previously inactive Toad Houses will become accessible again).

Contributed By: consummate gamer.

Secret Items

Fireworks at the end of the level

If you touch the flagpole and the last 2 digits match (11, 22, etc.), fireworks will appear. The number of fireworks depend on the last 2 digits. 11 is 1 firework, 22 is 2 fireworks and so forth.

Contributed By: IceQueenZer0.

Flagpole Secrets

Complete a level and if the last 2 digits of the timer match excluding 00, Fireworks will appear and Toad will also give you an Item. Below is the list of the items unlocked by their matching timer digits.

ItemLocation
Last 2 digits equalling 33 or 44Fire Flower
Last 2 digits equalling 55Ice Flower
Last 2 digits equalling 88 or 99Star
Last 2 digits equalling 77Super Accorn
Last 2 digits equalling 11 or 22Super Mushroom
Last 2 digits equalling 66Tiny Mushroom

Contributed By: SCVengeance.