Face toward a slope and press Down and L or R to slide upward.
Strange Mario Walk
Quickly hold L + R + X + Y + Up when the Princess is freed in the final level.
Mario will walk strangely during the ending credits.
No Map Music
Go to Iggy's Castle #1.
Defeat Iggy, but jump into the lava as he is dying.
The music will be gone when you return to the map screen.
Use Yoshi in any level with a P.
Immediately after stepping on the P, turn around and eat it again.
Yoshi will gulp it, you can then spit it out.
When it comes out, the P will be full again.
Hint: Maximum Lives
Find Yoshi and place a power-up that is not already in use in the item box. Enter a previously completed course and find a berry that is positioned just above Yoshi's mouth. Press Select to drop the power-up from the item box. Have Yoshi jump so that he eats the berry and the power-up at the same time. The game will freeze and the coin total will increase rapidly. Press Start + Select to exit the level after accumulating ninety-nine lives.
Go to the Forest of Illusion 1 with a cape, Locate the section with the caterpillars on the logs. Instead of killing the caterpillars, jump up and hold Y + B and try to land the first caterpillar on the head so it's hat falls off. Repeat this for the second and third caterpillars. After hitting the third caterpillar, return to the first caterpillar (his hat will be back on). Repeat this procedure until symbols begin appearing above the caterpillar's heads. Use this trick to collect coins, lives and points, but make sure you do not run out of time.
Go to Vanilla Doom Secret Area 3. Move past the middle of the area to find a location where if Mario pushes a yellow block, a P will appear. Use this P at the middle of the area, then return to the beginning of the area. All the turtles should have been changed into gray coins. Collect all the coins to gain more than sixty lives.
Go to Yoshi's Island 2. At the beginning of the level, pick up the shell and throw it at all the Koopas on the platform. Hit all the question blocks and a few will result in extra lives. Then, get to the midpoint of the level and go down the first blue pipe after this point. Take the blue blocks and throw them at the flying question blocks, or if you have Yoshi, make him jump, then jump off him at the blocks. After getting the extra life, go out and backtrack -- the extra life will still be there. Return as many times as needed to collect it again.
Complete the Forest of Illusion 1. Reach the midpoint and hit the flashing block when it becomes a feather. Wait for it to become a Starman, and then collect it. Then, continue on through the level and kill everything that appears. After the Starman expires, press Start and press Select to exit out the stage. Then, return to start at the midpoint. Get the Starman again, kill everything, and repeat until 99 lives are obtained.
Go to the Forest Of Illusion 4. When first starting, jump on the green turtle shell and take it to the pipe to the right. Jump and take the extra kufe from the Laiktu. Kick it at the pipe and it will bounce back and forth. The Laiktu in the pipe and in the cloud will throw Spikeys in the pit. Stand there and jump over an occasional Spikey until 99 lives are collected. Note: Make sure that time does not run out during the trick.
Climb And Carry Items
Stand next to a vine with an item.
Hold Up and release Y to throw the object into the air, and quickly climb the vine while holding Y.
Mario will automatically catch the item as it falls, and may continue to climb the vine.
In castle 4, in the first area, go all the way to the end where you see a mushroom.
Go back a couple space and you can jump in to a not to solide brick.
Run right till you see a brick and keep jumping tilll you find a tunnel.
Go down to a bonus game and a short-cut
Enter A Castle Again
To enter a castle that has already been completed (except for the Valley Fortress), go to the castle and press L + R.
Hint: Secret Area
Enter the Donut Ghost House in Donut Plains with flying power. After entering, fly directly above where the door is located to reach a walkway. Move all the way across the walkway and fall at the end to reach four yellow blocks and a door. Enter the door to reach a ending goal. Walk into it to get to a top secret area which Mario can enter at any time to get Yoshi, fire power, and flying power.
Hint: Star Worlds
1. Go to Donut Plains. Hit the green switch, then just go right and up the "!"s at the end. Otherwise, you have to fly. Put the key in the hole. You can now go underwater to a red dot on the map . In this level, go to the P switch and carry it to the next "?". Hit it and then the "?". Put the key in the nearby keyhole. A secret ghost house will appear. Enter it, and locate the room with the door with no platform underneath of it. Get the P switch (to the left) and bring it there. Hop on it. Do not go through any door. Stand directly in front of it and jump. A vine will appear. Quickly climb the vine to reach a platform with a secret blue door. Enter and defeat the Big Boo three times with the blue bricks to open the Star Road.
2. Go to Vanilla Dome 1. You need the red switch; it appears later on in Vanilla Dome. Go to Dome 1 and keep going right up the red "!"s and to the key. Go to Vanilla Secret 1 (which just appeared) and have Yoshi. Find the pipe coming out of the left wall near the top. Use a spring to go up. Jump off Yoshi's back and into the pipe.
3. Finish Soda Lake.
4. Complete Forest Of Illusion 4 the secret way. You must go down a blue pipe near a P switch and complete the Fortress.
5. Use Yoshi to get the key at the end of Valley of Bowser 4.
Hint: Super Special Area:
Complete Star World 5 with a key (need all switches pushed) and go to the Super Special Area. Beat all the boards in the Super Special Area to get a super ending. At the end of the last special world, the message "YOU ARE A SUPER PLAYER" will be spelled with coins. A teleporter will take Mario to Yoshi's House, with a map in different colors.