Super Mario 3D Land Cheats for 3DS
Also on: Nintendo DS
When playing, Mario will attempt to help you out by looking up at a location where you are likely to find a hidden 1UP or coin block.
If you are struggling to the extent that you have died 10 times, you will be given a P-Wing to take you to the end of the level. You obviously don't have to use it if you want to keep going on your own.
To get a free 1-Up from reaching the flagpole, simply activate it while carrying an item - the item will be converted into an extra life.
There is a free warp to world 2 that you can access while playing through World 1-2.
Once passed the halfway flag, jump onto the coin blocks and you should be able to find a ledge up high to reach.
Head to the right along the ledge to locate the orange pipe leading to World 2.
If you leave the game inactive on the title screen and wait for the demo footage of a level to finish, you will be warped to a sandbox level, where you can jump around and practice your moves with no restrictions.
Once you get 1,000 lives saved up (good luck with that!) you will hear some warm applause. If you get to 1,110 lives, some neat additions occur to Mario and Luigi.
Super Mario and Luigi will no longer have a hat, while Little Mario and Little Luigi get hats!
While playing through World 4-2, there is a warp pipe to allow you to skip to World 5.
When you are jumping up the shaft using the bouncing platforms, use the last one to jump to the left into a narrower opening - tilt it to the left to do this. Use your wall jump technique to go up and to the right in this shaft.
Continue on to the right and you will come to an orange pipe, which takes you to World 5.
Below are instructions on how to get each of the five stars to appear on your Mario 3D land save file:
Star 1: Beat Bowser on World 8's second castle.
Star 2: Beat all levels in the first eight worlds.
Star 3: Beat Bowser on World 8's second castle having beaten him on Special World 8's castle first.
Star 4: Get all 285 Star Medals (this does not count the ones from the Mystery Boxes).
Star 5: Beat all levels using Mario and Luigi, with a Golden Flagpole on every occasion.
Glittering Stars: At no point die 5 or more times in a row on a single level.
Get the listed number of Star Medals to unlock these additional levels:
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
Having got to the Blue Mushroom House on World 3, a gallery is unlocked where you can look at photos. Below is a list of photos with instructions on how to unlock them:
Photo #2: Complete World 1
Photo #3: Complete World 2
Photo #4: Complete World 3
Photo #5: Complete World 4
Photo #6: Complete World 5
Photo #7: Complete World 6
Photo #8: Complete World 7
Photo #9: Complete the game as Mario
Photo #10: Complete the game as Luigi
Photo #11: Unlock Special World
Photo #12: Complete Special World, then complete the game
On World 1-2, having passed the checkpoint flag, you will see a trio of koopa troopas and another three coin rows.
If you stand on the first row of coins that is on the floor, and walk onto the koopa below as it comes beneath the coin block. You should be able to bounce up and down off the koopa to get infinite 1-ups in this fashion - at least with practice.
To get the stars for your file, follow these instructions:
Star 1: Beat Bowser in world 8's final level
Star 2: Beat every level as Mario
Star 3: Beat every level as Luigi
Star 4: Collect the gold flag on all levels
Star 5: Collect all star coins
To unlock the final level, get five stars on your file.
To unlock Special World, all you need to do is get through World 8.
To unlock Luigi as a playable character, you simply need to complete Special World 1.
Go to any ship that has the koopa that throws boomerangs at you. Jump on it and then jump on it's shell and do not stop until it stops.
On 1-1 there is a secret tunnel with a block in front of way. Once your a running in the tunnel you will recive an extra life but you can only recive the life once.
On 5-5 theres a bunch or bombas stacked up on echother go in a perpeler box jump on top of them and push r than jump off of what your standing on
In world1 level 2 in the area there is a orange pipe if you go throuth it you will be in world2.
In world 5-2 there will be a section where there is a spinning spikey thing with two exits. Take the exit that isn't green and you will appear in a room with a gate. If you change into fire Mario and light the torches in each corner of the room (jump up and shoot them) then the gate will open, followed by the puzzle music from the legend of Zelda! On the other side is a star coin that most people are unlikely to find!