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.
Capcom have started a poll on their Capcom Unity website allowing North American Mega Man fans the chance to vote for which classic game from the franchise they would like to see next on the 3DS eshop. There are six games to choose from, four from the Game Boy (Mega Man II – V) and two from the Game Boy Color (Mega Man Xtreme 1 & 2).
All six games will be released regardless in what Capcom has dubbed “Mega May”, but the winner of the poll will arrive first, on May 1, with the rest hitting the eshop on subsequent Thursdays.
Voting ends at 10am Pacific Time on 14th April.