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.
Unlock Magician Mode
Complete the game, then start a new game and enter ‘FIREBALL’ as a name. If done correctly the word ‘Magician’ will appear on the Option screen. In this mode all trading cards will be available immediately under the DSS option.
Unlock Fighter Mode
Complete the game in Magician Mode and start a new game with ‘GRADIUS’ as a name. The word ‘Fighter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan is stronger and able to take more damage in this mode. Trading cards are not available in this mode.
Unlock Shooter Mode
Complete the game in Fighter Mode and start a new game with ‘CROSSBOW’ as a name. The word ‘Shooter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan will have a greater number of hearts, extra sub-weapon damage and can use the Homing Dagger sub-weapon in this mode.
Unlock Thief Mode
Complete the game in Shooter Mode and start a new game with ‘DAGGER’ as a name. The word ‘Thief’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan’s stats will be lower to begin with in this mode and will not increase as much when you gain a level apart from the ‘LCK’ (Luck) stat which will start at 1600 and will increase by an additional 160 LCK at each level.
While using the whip hold down the attack button to make it spin round in a circle. This will prevent small enemies from hitting you but you cannot move while performing this attack.
Defeat Dragon Zombies
An easy way to defeat the Dragon Zombies is to jump up to the platform by the door where you entered whenever you get hurt and activate the Jupiter + Mandragora DSS combo to heal yourself. Just watch out for the occasional fireball which may come your way.
To defeat Death easily activate the Jupiter + Manticore DSS combo. This prevents his sickles from hitting you.
DSS Card Locations
This is a list of DSS Card locations and the enemies that drop them.
|Mercury||Bone Head in Catacomb.|
|Venus||Slime in Catacomb, Abyss Corridor (hidden room), and Audience Room.|
|Jupiter||Heat Shade in Machine Tower.|
|Mars||Bloody Sword in Chapel Tower.|
|Diana||Man Eater in Underground Gallery.|
|Apollo||Arch Demon in Underground Storage.|
|Neptune||Ice Armor in Underground Waterway.|
|Saturn||Fallen Angel near the Battle Arena.|
|Uranus||Scary Candle in Golem Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).|
|Pluto||Trick Candle in Cerberus Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).|
|Salamander||Bomb Skeleton in Catacomb.|
|Serpent||Earth Demon in Catacomb.|
|Mandragoras||Axe Armor in Abyss, Corridor (in a hidden room), Audience Room.|
|Golem||Electric Skeleton in Audience Room.|
|Cockarice||Stone Armor in Machine Tower.|
|Manticore||Thunder Demon in Machine Tower.|
|Griffon||Skeleton Athletes in Audience Room (hidden room far to the right).|
|Thunderbird||Were-Panther in Chapel Tower.|
|Unicorn||White Armor in Battle Arena.|
|Black Dog||Devil Armor in Battle Arena.|
Nintendo is set to add characters and courses inspired by several of its popular franchises to Mario Kart 8. The revelation came via a listing that appeared on the Nintendo UK online store today. Two DLC packs will be released featuring characters such as Link from The Legend of Zelda, Isabelle and The Villager from Animal Crossing as well as new courses set in the worlds of F-Zero, Excitebike, Zelda and Animal Crossing.
Check out the full official description of this exciting DLC below.
Each Add On Content pack will contain two new cups, each with four courses, which, in total, increases the number of available courses by 50 percent. The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack.
Mario Kart 8 Pack 1 – Released: November 2014
Pack 1 includes:
- 3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses
Mario Kart 8 Pack 2 – Released: May 2015
Pack 2 includes:
- 3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
- 4 Vehicles
- 8 Courses
As a bonus for purchasing both packs – as a bundle or separately – you can get eight different-coloured Yoshis and eight different-coloured Shy Guys that can be used right away.
What do you think of this announcement, are you glad Nintendo is introducing characters from other franchises or would you have preferred Mario Kart to remain exclusive to members of the Mushroom Kingdom?
Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Super Smash Bros. has revealed new costumes today for Zero Suit Samus based on her appearance in the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission. In that game players could see Samus in this rather revealing get-up if they met certain demands upon completing the game. Sakurai revealed these outfits in one of his regular ‘pic of the day’ Miiverse posts in which he also took pains to point out that it was a female designer who worked on these models for Samus.
Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!
The outfits will be available to use in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. Sakurai also posted an image from the 3DS game, which not only shows the outfits but also the return of a classic stage – Brinstar from Super Smash Bros. Melee!
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.
Ever since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on the 3DS fans have been clamoring for a similar remake of its N64 sequel Majora’s Mask. Developer Grezzo has now dropped a hint that fans may in fact get their wish as they have posted a job listing which, translated from Japanese, asks applicants “Would you like to make a legend with us?” The word ‘legend’ is highlighted in gold.
Besides Ocarina of Time 3D Grezzo have also worked on Four Swords Anniversary Edition, WiiWare game Line Attack Heroes and Street Pass title Flower Town so it seems plausible that Majora’s Mask could be the project they are hiring for. Time will tell if this is the case.
Nintendo today revealed more details about its new range of NFC figurines for the Wii U. The toys and the NFC feature itself will collectively be known as ‘amiibo‘.
The first game to feature support for amiibo will be Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U. By entering your amiibo figure into battle you can level up its stats. Each amiibo figurine will have individual stats and customizable move sets. Figurines confirmed so far include Mario, Kirby, Yoshi, Pikachu, Peach, Donkey Kong, The Animal Crossing Villager, Link, Wii Fit Trainer and Samus.
Besides Smash Bros. other games that will support amiibo in the future include Mario Kart 8, and the newly announced trio Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Wooly World.