You can switch to easy mode by entering the pipe room where you select your play file and pressing select.
A little known secret is that you can actually control the demo that appears if you leave the title screen open. Hold down ↑, SELECT and B (in that order) at the title screen and when the screen changes you will be controlling Mario, however the game will freeze after 60 seconds and you will have to restart.
If you run out of lives hold down A and the press START.
After completing the game once the mushroom on the title screen will be replaced by Mario’s head indicating that a harder version of the game has been unlocked which features many tougher enemies.
Complete the game twice without turning off the power to make the level select appear. This is much easier to do on the 3DS Virtual Console version as you can save your progress.
On world 2-3, the level where Mario pilots a submarine you will find a plethora of coins spelling out Mario’s name and a 1-up heart in the wall afterwards. Grab as many coins as you can as well as the 1-up and then die when you reach the octopus enemy. You should be respawned just before the coins and can repeat the process as many times as you want.
Get 99 Lives
Pause the game at any point and input the following code: A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B, ↓, A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B
Enter CH5G4mS1jD as a password to unlock all levels.
Get Full Energy
At the pause screen press B, →, A, ↑, B, ←, A, ↓, B, →
View World Map
At the pause screen press A, ←, A, ←, A, B, →, B, ↑, B, A, ←, A, ↓, A
Unlock All Powers
At the pause screen press →, ←, ↑, ↓, A, ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, B, →, →, ←, ←, A
Play as Maxim Kischine
After completing the game once start a new game with MAXIM as a name.
After completing the game once start a new game with NO MAGIC as a name.
After completing the game once start a new game with HARDGAME as a name.
Unlock Boss Rush Mode
Boss Rush mode is unlocked upon completing the game, there are three levels that can be unlocked (Easy, Normal and Hard) by playing in succession.
Play as Classic Simon Belmont
After unlocking Boss Rush Mode press ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →. B, A, SELECT when the Konami logo appears. This allows you to play as the NES version of Simon Belmont in Boss Rush Mode.
Collectorvision, an indie games developer/publisher that specializes in making games for old systems has announced Justice Beaver – a new platformer for SNES and Wii U. The developer hopes the SNES version will be ready first, allowing for the game to be released on the Wii U virtual console which is normally reserved for classic titles, although if Nintendo does not grant this request it will be released as a standard eshop title.
Besides Justice Beaver Collectorvision is also working on Sydney Hunter and the Mayan’s Revenge for the NES and Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death for the SNES, although no plans have yet been announced to bring these titles to the eshop so you’ll have an excuse to dig out your old consoles if you want to play them.
Alongside the release of Mega Man Battle Network on the Wii U eshop today there was a nice surprise for North American Mega Man fans in the form of this announcement:
If you like Mega Man, then you’re in for a treat – a classic Mega Man game will release every Thursday in August in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U!
There is no news yet on precisely which games will be on offer or if the games will come to other territories, but we will be sure to update you once we find out.
Unlock Boss Mode
Finish the game once.
Unlock Extra Mode
Complete Adventure Mode with 100%.
Unlock Meta-Knight Mode
Complete Extra Mode with 100% (beat all nightmares).
Brain Training (or Brain Age as it’s known in the US) has received the honour of being the first DS game to appear on the Wii U Virtual Console – in Japan at least. The game is available for free to Japanese gamers until June 30th, after that date it will sell for an as yet unannounced price.
Support for DS titles seems to have been added in yesterday’s Wii U system update which also added a Quick Start menu to the GamePad. The game is only available to those who installed the update.
It has not yet been announced when DS games will come to the Wii U in Europe or the US but it is possible we may find out at next week’s E3.
In addition to the 35 normal levels of the game there are three hidden levels which are much more difficult than the rest of the game. Here’s how to unlock them:
Vision Ex 1: Complete the first 35 levels.
Vision Ex 2: Complete 25 levels with all gems.
Vision Ex 3: Complete every other level (including Ex 1 and Ex 2) with all gems.
If you only have one heart left, press start and select retry. This will take you back to the last door you came through with your health restored.
Moon Chronicles, an enhanced remake of Renegade Kid’s DS first-person shooter game Moon, is set to hit the 3DS eshop on 15 May in North America. The game will be released in episodic installments, with episode 1 being the largest and most expensive of the four part “season”, reportedly clocking in at 4 hours long and priced at $8.99.
The following episodes will be made available as DLC for $1.99 each and will have about 2 hours worth of gameplay per episode.
A full summary of Episode 1’s content has also been released by Renegade Kid:
Episode 1: One Small Step
Major Kane’s investigation quickly spirals into a desperate search for lost team members and the discovery of troubling evidence.
Bonus Mission: Tsukigami’s VR Training
Created by Captain Tsukigami to emulate the behaviors of alien hostiles; this mission helps you perfect your skills, while providing some intense first-person shooter action.
A second season is also planned for 2015 with ‘all-new story content’. Meanwhile Jools Watsham, co-founder of Renegade Kid, has stated that the first season will not be released in Europe until all episodes are finished.
Now that Episode 1 is approved, we’re working hard to finish the remaining episodes (2, 3, and 4) in one focused effort. Our plan is to submit the game to NOE when we have all episodes completed, so a confident release plan for Europe can be scheduled.
You can check out the trailer for the game below.