EASY EXTRA LIFE
After you beat ludwig at castle#4. You will be able to go to "forest of illusion". Go into "forest of illusion 4" and just as you start the level you will see that thing in the cloud with an EXTRA LIFE on his fishingrod.get the life off him, then press start and select "back". You should have an extra life and you can keep doing this for as much as you want. its quick and easy and also helps in deeating bowser (sorry if i spoilt it for you) but i hope i helped.
Added by: Da Best Halo Dri.. Oct 20th 2006, ID#9503