- How to get infinite lives in Super Mario Bros. and SMB2: the Lost Levels
- How to access Hard mode in the classic Super Mario Bros.
- How to play as Luigi in Ball (Mario version)
- What are clock mode special events and when do they occur?
- How to unlock the song Drawing Mario
- How to change the scenery of clock mode settings
- How to add enemies to watch mode
- How to make Lakitu appear in watch mode
- Shine the Blocks in Clock Mode
- The three special illustrations from Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
- Extra Ball: Five Really Interesting Details from the Game & Watch Box
The 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. is being celebrated with an extra touch of blessed nostalgia: Nintendo has not only brought back essential classics starring its superstar, but has launched a new commemorative Game & Watch model. An irresistible whim full of details that make it even more special.
At first glance, the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. It looks exactly like the first Nintendo portable consoles, inspired by the models launched in 1981 with two major differences: instead of a liquid crystal screen we have a full color screen and the classic nintendera crosshead makes his triumphant return.
Now, and as it happened with the tiny classic consoles, what is truly interesting is in its game proposal, which brings together an edition of the classic Ball starring Mario, as well as pre-installed games Super Mario Bros. AND Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels.
While Microsoft and Sony launch their new generation bets with Xbox Series X and PS5, Nintendo follows its own path and, incidentally, relaunches a new edition of one of its first systems that, in addition, we can use as a watch. Seen like this it might seem crazy, but you have to admit that there is a lot of care in this little machine.
Precisely for this reason, in Extra Life We have compiled all the secrets, curiosities and tricks that the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. The definitive excuse for you to relive the NES classic, in a very special year for the undisputed king of platform games.
How to get infinite lives in Super Mario Bros. and SMB2: the Lost Levels
Have you just discovered the Machiavellian difficulty of SMB2 Japanese? Are you resisting the rescue of Princess Peach in the great NES classic? We have the solution to both problems: hold button A from the console to the title screen of either game and you’ll start off with endless lives.
How to access Hard mode in the classic Super Mario Bros.
If, on the other hand, you know every inch of Super Mario Bros. by heart and want an extra challenge, the new version of this Game & Watch is for you: complete all 8 game worlds, save the princess and you will have unlocked hard mode.
How to play as Luigi in Ball (Mario version)
Our favorite Player 2 also signs up for the celebration and sneaks into the classic Game & Watch: to play as Luigi in this retro skill test all you have to do is keep button A pressed for more than 5 seconds on the title screen of Ball.
What are clock mode special events and when do they occur?
Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. includes 35 animations different as time goes by. Sometimes it is possible to see characters from other installments, such as Yoshi, and in others it is possible to see interesting events. For example:
- At 7:00 am and at 7:00 pm we will see how Mole Monty comes to greet our mustachioed hero.
- During dusk and dawn, at 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., we will witness how the blocks are briefly converted into coins.
- At 1:11 p.m. and already after midnight, at 1:11 a.m., we will see the appearance of a trio of Bloopers floating in the sky.
There are 32 more animations in the clock mode of the machine. Of course, there are also many more interesting details to discover.
How to unlock the song Drawing Mario
In the previous modes, a trick appears when you hold down the A button for a while, and the clock mode of Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. is no exception: pressing A for five seconds we will see an animated sequence with the song Drawing Mario in English with different language options.
As an added curiosity, the new Game & Watch have an error reported by Nintendo when displaying the lyrics in the German, French, Italian or Spanish languages. In this case, the correct language relationship is as follows.
|Title screen language||Song lyrics languages|
In addition to the above languages, it is also possible to view the song subtitles in English, Dutch and Japanese.
How to change the scenery of clock mode settings
The clock display is an animated tribute to the mythical 1-1 world of Super Mario Bros. by NES. with the added bonus that it is possible to see the day and night cycle. Now, there are two other alternatives: just press the Time button and we will change the decoration to a country setting or the classic mushroom-shaped platforms.
How to add enemies to watch mode
Do you want to complicate things for good Mario? Take on the role of Bowser and fill the clock mode screen with up to five enemies at once pressing down on the left crosshead. You can summon Goombas and Koopas in an unlimited way!
How to make Lakitu appear in watch mode
Lakitu He can be one of our most annoying enemies or one of our most neat allies. In the clock mode of the new Game & Watch it makes a small cameo and is rather the latter.
To the press the Pause / Set button in clock mode we can adjust the time of the device, showing shortly after the funny Lakitu carrying a wrench, apparently to help us. The best? Once the time is set, he will drop his tool and take a walk around the screen.
Shine the Blocks in Clock Mode
It is a minor detail, but just as curious: if we press buttons B and A at the same time in clock mode we will see how the bricks that serve to tell the time on the screen begin to shine with their own light.
The three special illustrations from Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.
When we are not playing with the Game & Watch (or his watch) the screen will turn off giving us an illustration starring Mario, Luigi and Bowser’s minions. However, the fun thing in this case is that the drawing depends on what mode we have been using:
- If the console goes into sleep mode with the clock, we will see an illustration of Mario sleeping soundly
- If the console goes into sleep mode with the game Ball, we will see an illustration of Mario juggling.
- Finally, if the console enters sleep mode in a game of Super Mario Bros. or SMB2: The Lost Levels, We will see that on that occasion, several enemies of our hero take a nap.
Extra Ball: Five Really Interesting Details from the Game & Watch Box
We close our review of secrets, tricks and curiosities with the box of the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., which is pure fanservice.
- To start with, the front of the removable cover is a nod to level 1-1. Also, if we look at the markers we will see that there are 35 coins, one for each Mario year.
- On the other hand, the back of the case takes us to Bowser’s castle, which awaits us patiently spitting fire.
- Like the console itself, the box itself is a wink to those of the Game & Watch models launched during 1981, accommodating the contents and characteristics of the new console. Which means changing the Wide Screen original by Color Screen.
- In fact, the title screen of Super Mario Bros. Color is superimposed on the case, revealing a Ball screen with Mario himself when the box is removed. Giving the set an even more retro look.
- In addition, the reference marked on the right side flap is also a reference to the celebration itself: SM-35 refers to the 35th anniversary since the launch of Super Mario Bros.
- Finally, and as is increasingly common in Nintendo theme packages, when pulling that flap we will see in the fold a thank you by Nintendo with Mario and Luigi from Ball (Mario version) juggling.
Source : Gadgetsnow