Super Mario 3D Land Cheats


Super Mario 3D Land Cheats


Special World 4-1 No-Enemy Glitch

At the beginning of the stage, there is a platform you are meant to stand on, which will begin moving and enemies will spawn to impede you. If you stand on the edge of this platform right as it begins moving, you shouldn’t see any enemies up until the Piranha Plants later in the level.

Star Medal Level Unlockables

Possess the required amount of star medals to unlock the following levels.

Unlockable How to Unlock
S1-Bowser 110 Star Medals
S2-Airship 120 Star Medals
S3-Airship 140 Star Medals
S4-Airship 160 Star Medals
S5-Bowser 180 Star Medals
S6-Airship 200 Star Medals
S7-Bowser 220 Star Medals
S8-1 230 Star Medals
S8-2 240 Star Medals
S8-3 250 Star Medals
S8-4 260 Star Medals
S8-5 270 Star Medals
S8-Bowser 290 Star Medals
W1-4 3 Star Medals
W3-5 15 Star Medals
W4-3 30 Star Medals
W5-3 40 Star Medals
W5-Bowser 50 Star Medals
W6-5 60 Star Medals
W7-3 70 Star Medals
W8-3 80 Star Medals
W8-Bowser 1 90 Star Medals
W8-Bowser 2 100 Star Medals

Maximum number of lives

In this game, you can actually go over the maximum number of 999 lives, and have up to over 1,000 lives. By utilizing the 1-up trick found in 1-2, or any other place with a koopa troopa and a wall nearby, this is made simple. Once you reach 1,000 lives, there will be a unique sound effect and some applause, and your hundredth place for your lives will turn into a crown. Same goes for the tens, and the ones; they all turn into crowns once they exceed the number 9. Once you reach the maximum number of lives(which is 1,110), the same sound effect and applause can be heard once more.

Secret hidden Ghost

In World 4-4 there is a secret hidden ghost. To see it, hop onto the last appearing platform at the very end of the level, just before the flag. If you look close enough, a transparent human shaped ghost/spirit will appear in the right-hand side of the spooky woods backdrop. You may have to wait a few seconds before it appears, and it will disappear in about 20 seconds and will not reappear unless you play the level all over again. The ghost does not affect your character whatsoever, but if you jump onto the flagpole while it is there, it will remain in the backdrop as Mario/Luigi do their dances. It is a creepy but a very cool secret.

Mario’s glance

You will notice that while playing, Mario will turn his head up and look into empty space. If you go to where he is looking, you will often find a hidden coin/1up block.

World 2-3 castle secret

In the end of level 2-3 go around flag pole and there is a castle go in the little door of the castle and you will find a 1up mushroom island and a 1up mushroom.

Beat level 7-1 in 5 seconds

Get a Tanooki leaf. Play level 7-1. When the level starts, run towards the flag. When you come to the pit with the water, jump and hover over it. If you do this you can hit the flag and beat the level in 5 seconds, or less.

Classic 1-2 level skip to world 2

In world 1-2 there is a classic Mario throwback. After the checkpoint flag you’ll see some coin blocks. If you jump on top of these you can then jump further up and away from the screen. You’ll land on a small narrow ledge that you couldn’t see before. You can now run past this section of the level and when you come to a gap in the higher area jump over it and keep running, you’ll come to an area with a single orange pipe. Jumping in this pipe will take you to World 2.

Easy way to beat Bowser in level 1-Castle

Get the Tanooki leaf. Play stage 1-Castle. After you meet Bowser, run towards him. When you get to the gap between where you are standing and the bridge he is standing on, jump and float over the gap, using the tanooki leaf, to land where the Bowser-Button are. This makes it real easy to beat him, and gets you a much better time-score.

Unlimited 1-ups

World 1-2, right after the checkpoint flag, there are three koopa troopas and three coin blocks. Get on the first long coin block which is on the ground, then simply walk down onto the koopa troopa below when it moves right below the coin block. With a bit of timing and adjusting your position, you’ll be bouncing off it repeatedly and start getting 1-ups. If you mess up and die, simply restart from the checkpoint.

Warp Tunnel to World 5

Near the end of World 4-2 when you’re jumping up the large shaft (via the the spotted bouncy platforms), you can use the last bouncy platform and angle it to left to get up into a more narrow shaft. You may need to do some wall jumps but go up and to the right. Keep running all the way to the right and you will find an orange pipe that will take you to World 5!