Released: Oct 9, 1988
This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Super Mario Bros. 2. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.
In World 1-1 there is a shortcut that will take you straight to the end-boss "Birdo" allowing you to skip part of the level. To get there, head right till you get to the first doorway that you can go through, inside there you will be met with a waterfall and a beanstalk that you can climb. Go up the beanstalk and instead of heading right to the next door, jump across the waterfall to your left. There will be a Shyguy above you, just pick him up and throw him out of the way. Next, pick up the bombs and hold each one till it is about to blow up and chuck them at the stone wall blocking the doorway. Once you go through the door you will see a mountain to the left that you can climb over and this will take you straight to Birdo.
World 1-3 contains a warp to World 4 that lets you skip some of the game. To use this warp, head to World 1-3 and make your way to the brick building at the end of the first area. Right before the brick building, you will see a log laying across two platforms and some grass underneath it, pull the first patch of grass on the left under the log. This will reveal a magic potion that you will use at the vase after the brick building. After you throw the magic potion down near the vase, go down it and you will warp to World 4.
To warp to world 5, go to world 3-1 and head through the first door after the waterfall, then jump down the large waterfall aiming towards the middle so you can land on the platform below. Go through the door and walk till you reach all of the patches of grass. Pick up the 6th patch of grass from the right (which contains a magic potion) then, continue to the vase. Throw the potion on the ground next to the vase and go down it, this will warp you to world 5.
To warp to world 6, go to World 4-2 and make your way towards the end of the level where you will come across a vase on a little island. You will need a magic potion from the last tall, white platforms (there are three platforms in a row with each one getting taller) so you can use it near the vase. Eventually, you will come across a sheet of ice that has an island under it and the island contains a vase on it. The best way onto the island is to go past the island and use the whale's tail to get onto it. Once there, you will want to throw down the potion and go down the vase, which in turn will warp you to World 6.
To warp to world 7, go to World 5-3 and go up the ladder at the beginning of the level. The warp is above you as soon as you emerge from the ladder, if you picked a character with a high jump you can easily get up there, if not you will have to use one of the bombs that the birds drop to get up there. Make sure the bomb is walking towards the platform with the vase on it and squat on him so you can do your super jump. Once you're up there, the first patch of grass contains a magic potion that you can use to enter the sub-space. After you use the position to enter the sub-space, go down the vase and you will be warped to world 7.
The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always check on Amazon for one.
Note: There are two versions of the game, if the first cheat doesn't work, use the second one after the forward-slash.
|Cheat Effect||Cheat Code|
|Enemies Are Faster||AEXALGZA|
|Jump Higher Without Using Squat||AEUEKKGL|
|Pick Up Items Faster||SXUASXOU|
|Princess Floats Longer||PPXAOIAA|
|Walk Backwards||GOEANKAO + USEEEKKA|
|Run Faster||XVVANSZK + XVNEXSZV|
|Always Run Faster||AEVAVIIA + AENEEITA|
|Start on World 2||PEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA|
|Start on World 3||ZEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA|
|Start on World 4||LEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA|
|Start on World 5||GEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA|
|Start on World 6||IEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA|
|Start on World 7||TEEPUZAG + IUEPSZAA + TEEPVZPA|
|Birdo Is Weaker||AAVENYZA / AAVEUYZA|
|Birdo Never Spits Fireballs||TPEPLAAX / TONENYAX|
|Birdo Is Stronger||IAVENYZE / IAVEUYZE|
|Clawgrip Is Stronger||YAEXTPGE|
|Fryguy Is Stronger||YAVXVGGE|
|Hawkmouth Is Stronger||YEVXVYLE / YEVZNYLE|
|Tryclyde Is Stronger||YAXXIYZE|
|Wart Is Stronger||YESUAPTE / YESLPPTE|