The 'Shroom:Issue XII/FTMV

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Cheats: Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA) North American box art for Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

This one’s great! It’s quite easy too. In each world, there are a certain amount of Toad Houses. Unfortunately, you can only visit them once to get an item before they disappear. WRONGO! You can only visit them once each during each game period! In other words, once you visit the Toad Houses, all you have to do is get a “Game Over” and select “Continue”; what do you notice? All of the Toad Houses are back! So you can do this as many times as you’d like to get as many items as you’d like! Just be sure to save once you’re done. Also, the Spade Panels return.

Hints: Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA) North American box art for Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Here’s a hint to help you with the above-stated: World 3 has the most Toad Houses. Though there’s only a few on the mainland, there about three others out at sea. Just use the canoe to get there!

Tips: Luigi’s Mansion (GC) Luigi's Mansion boxart

If you’ve played this game over and over, then you should know that Vincent Van Gore is the last semi-boss. He’s actually quite easy to capture too. There’s just one little problem standing in your way: his paintings. There are several paintings here, each with three ghosts that pop out to cause trouble. Fear not! They can easily be sucked up. The room’s layout is secretly giving you an advantage: one clear corner; it’s over by the door facing your TV screen. So when the ghosts come out to play, make Luigi face the corner. When the three ghosts are clustered closely together, spin around and shine the light right in their face! Then bust those ghosts! Though their HPs increase ghost by ghost, it can still be done in one swipe. The ceiling ghosts usually have to be taken down one at a time however. Once all the paintings are gone, bring down the big guy.

Secrets: Super Mario 64 DS (DS) Sm64ds.jpg

Now you may or may not know of the level “Princess’s Secret Slide”. Yes, this is a secret level, and it is located in the character-switch room. Once you successfully make it down the slide and hit the ! Block, a Power Star pops out! However, if you play it again, you can get another Power Star. In order to get this Power Star, you must reach the finish in a certain amount of time. Figuring out that time is up to you, but you definitely need to haul booty to get it.