List of New Super Mario Bros. 2 glitches

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This is a list of glitches in the game New Super Mario Bros. 2.


Available (but unavailable) Toad Houses

After Mario collects every Moon Coin in World Star, all Toad houses in the game return and can be used infinitely. This causes the markers of all their positions to turn blue; this happens even if the path to the Toad house has not been opened with a secret exit or Star Coin sign. Of course they cannot be accessed until the path is opened.

Coin Block Glitch

In the final castle level in World 6, Mario and Luigi should both hit the coin block. Since there is only room for one, one of them will start bouncing on top of the other and then both will start making jumping sounds at faster speeds than normal.

Enemies in the Blocks


This glitch can be done in World StarWorld Star-1 and requires Super Mario. First, Mario should Ground Pound some Brick Blocks near a Brick Block with nothing below it to make it possible to hit. It has a P-Switch inside that Mario must press. Then Mario must run to the second platform after the ? Switch and wait for the P-Switch to wear off. Then, if done correctly, the Koopa will be stuck inside some Brick Blocks. After turning right, it will appear slightly to the right for only a split second and then return to its original position. It can still dance to the beat in the music.[1]

If done with a Goomba, the Goomba will walk back and forth, confined to a single Brick Block. Goombas hop to the music, so they will move up one block each time they hop.

If done with a Shell, when the Koopa gets out of the shell, it will go up, however, the Koopa will move out of the brick blocks.

If near the flagpole, have the Koopa facing the right and press the P-Switch. When it wears off, the Koopa still moves.

Floating Spike


In the last level of World 6, when Mario faces Bowser's second phase, if the player looks at the bottom of Bowser's right hand spike band, there will be a floating spike on it.

Frozen Goomba

In the first level in the Gold Rush Pack, the player must become Gold Mario, go to an area with a Gold Ring and wait for a Goomba Tower of at least 2 Goombas tall to come by. Then, the player has to touch the gold ring and stomp on the Goomba at the top in the same jump. If done correctly, it will freeze and be unable to move. In addition, it trembles. When the Gold Ring's effects expire, the Goomba Tower will return to normal again. However, the glitch might not work every time.

Grabbing the Air

In the first level of the Platform Panic Pack, near the end of the level, the player must ride on the Peepa platform that takes the player to the top of the Flagpole. However, if the player stands on the right side of the platform, sometimes Mario will grab the pole in mid-air then slowly float down it. On extremely rare occasions, Mario might even go over it.

Help with Lakitu's Cloud

There are two versions of the glitch.

1. Go in World 5-2 and take any Lakitu's cloud. While in the process, defeat another and take his cloud. Repeat the process. If done correctly, the chain of points should continue as the following:

Lakitus Stomped (While on a cloud without touching ground) Points (No gold ring/flower) Coins (Gold ring or flower) Coins (Gold ring + Gold flower)
1 1000 20 40
2 2000 50 100
3 4000 50 100
4 8000 50 100
+5 1UP 50 100

2. In World StarWorld Star-5, ride a Lakitu's cloud. Move to a Koopa and stomp on it while riding the cloud (should be between two Question Blocks on the ground, after midway and a set of balancing platforms) continuously. You should follow the chain of points.

Offscreen Jump

For any Warp Cannon level, Mario must have a Super Leaf. Flying to the highest speed until the end of the level will cause Mario to fall and jump normally. However, one can hear jump and Mario's voice a second time when he gets offscreen.

Red Finished Level

On World 5-2, if the player completes the level with the third Star Coin on the first completion, the level will remain red even though World 5-3 is unlocked.

Spider-Web Glitch

In World 3-3 or World Flower-Ghost House, if done fast enough, Mario or Luigi can grab onto a spider web and bounce off immediately without it disappearing.

Stuck in the Blocks

In World 6-1, if the player stands still in an empty area and stone blocks fill it, Mario or Luigi will be in front of them. However, they can jump out easily.

Suspended ?-Switch

In the third level of Coin Challenge Pack B, the player should go to the end of the level and find a brick with a ?-Switch in it near the flagpole. Then, he will have to wait for the meteor to crash onto the brick, smashing it. But in the split second, he must also hit the block at the same time. Doing so will result in the ?-Switch popping up, but with an appearance of floating in mid-air.

Through Block

A example of this glitch can be accomplished in World 2-1. If Mario jumps at the tilting block platform at a certain angle he can jump through the Block (this glitch was utilized in co-op mode). The player can also do this with a Mini Mushroom.

Treadmill Glitch


After defeating Lemmy Koopa in World Flower, the player must fly up using a Super Leaf and hit the switch. The treadmill should change color and direction along with the switch, but instead only the switch will change.

Zombie Goomba

In Coin Rush mode, on the the first course in the Gold Rush Pack, the Gold Ring must be activated, and the player must be Gold Mario. They must be quick enough, and must have the first Goomba Tower with three Goombas on it be in midair from walking off of the pipe when the Gold Ring effect is done. When it finishes, the middle Goomba should looked like it's squashed, but when the player jumps on it, it will act like a normal Goomba.


  1. ^ YouTube video of "Koopa in the Blocks"