Pro Tip of the Day - smb2 en Pro tip: Skipping most of Level 1-2 in Super Mario Bros. 2 <p>In Super Mario Bros. 2, you can skip large amounts of the game if you're so inclined by using the jumping abilities of The Princess and Luigi.</p> <p>Take Stage 1-2, for example. Instead of going down the Jar to grab a key, unlock a door, and go through a cave, you could choose Luigi and head for the Ninjis that are standing near the door.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Pick one up and chuck it so it lands somewhere underneath the real high green mesa.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>It will start jumping</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Hop on its head and begin charging for a Super Jump (by holding Down) and hit the Jump button when the Ninji is at the apex of its jump. Done right, you'll be on top of the hill!</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And ready to run right to the end of the stage!</p> <p>Cutting this stage down to just a couple of minutes.</p> NES pro tip smas smb2 SNES technique Thu, 08 Jul 2010 11:58:56 +0000 Will 473 at Pro tip: Skipping a huge chunk of stage 4-3 in Super Mario Bros. 2 <p>Stage 4-3 of Super Mario Bros. 2 is a kind of long one. You have to go across an impossible-to-jump-over gap, then climb up one tower and down another before fighting the boss of the area.</p> <p>But you can skip most of that.</p> <p>First, choose the Princess.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Ride the Birdo Egg across the gap as normal</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Then, instead of going through the door, make a flying leap toward the right.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Once you land, go in the <em>second door</em> on that platform</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>To skip right to the boss's chamber!</p> <p>This cuts the stage down to just a couple of minutes... unless you go in that door that I told you to not go in. That one is locked on the other side, which will require you to scale the tower, grab a key, and then go back down, which totally negates taking this shortcut in the first place.</p> NES pro tip smb2 technique Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:11:29 +0000 Will 449 at Pro tip: sacrificing an extra life in Super Mario Bros. 2 <p>In Super Mario Bros. 2 if you pause the game</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Then press Up + A + B on controller 2, then unpause, your life is over.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And you might be thinking to yourself, "That's stupid, why would I want to do that?"</p> <p>Well, let's suppose that you were playing stage 5-2 (the one where you have to ride an Albatoss or Beezo across a giant pit)</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And at the end you're feeling silly and you run and jump up on the Mask Gate before it opens.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And just like that, you're stuck in a wall.</p> <p>There are only two ways out, sacrificing one of your extra lives or resetting your NES.</p> <p>Guess which one I recommend?</p> button codes NES pro tip smb2 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:12:15 +0000 Will 303 at