Super Mario Bros. 3
Released: Feb 12, 1990

  • Arcade
  • GBA
  • NES
  • Cheats

Super Mario Bros. 3 Cheats & Secrets

Last Updated on Oct 15, 2021

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Super Mario Bros. 3. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Super Mario Bros. 3 Cheats For NES

Always Get Star At Finish Goal

In order to always get a star when you're at a level's finish goal box make sure you're all at full momentum and jump before you get under the goal box. If you don't have enough speed before you get to it, you can always go backward to give yourself enough room to reach full speed.

Go Behind Scenery

You can go behind the scenery on any level that contains a white platform. Jump on the platform and hold down on the D-pad till your character falls behind all the objects on the level. You will be invulnerable to some enemies but not to others when you're behind the scenery so be careful.

Hidden Whistle 1-3

In world 1-3 there is a hidden whistle in the level. Instead of completing the level in the normal fashion that you normally would, head to the end of the level, and right before the end of the stage, you will see a white rectangular platform. Hop on this platform and hold down on the D-pad till you fall through it, now go to the end of the level as if you're going to complete it and you will be given a whistle by Toad.

World 1 Mini-Fortress Whistle

There is a hidden whistle In the mini-fortress in World 1. To obtain the whistle you first need to have a raccoon suit, then head to the door right before the boss where the Dry Bones (skeleton turtle) is patroling. Just on the Dry Bones and use this area to build up speed so you can fly to the top of the level to the right. All the way to the right on the top of the level there is a door you can't see, just hit Up on the D-pad and you will be brought to a secret room that contains a Magic Whistle.

World 2 Secret Whistle

In World 2 if you defeat the wandering Boomerang Brothers, you'll get a Magic Whistle.

White Mushroom Houses

To make a white mushroom house appear in World one through  World 7, obtain the needed amount of coins in the levels listed below. The reward for stages that are even numbers will be an Anchor and for odd number levels, it will be a P-wing.

Stage Coins Needed
Stage 1-4 44 Coins Needed
Stage 2-2 30 Coins Needed
Stage 3-8 41 Coins Needed
Stage 4-2 22 Coins Needed
Stage 5-5 28 Coins Needed
Stage 6-7 78 Coins Needed
Stage 7-2 41 Coins Needed

Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Genie Codes

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.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite Lives SLXPLOVS
9 Lives After Using Continue AEKPTZGE
Power Jumps ELKZYVEK
Super Power Jumps EZKZYVEK
Mega Power Jumps EAKZYVEK
Multi-Jumps GZUXNGEI
Super speed running OXKZELSX
Start on World 2 PEUZUGAA
Start on World 3 ZEUZUGAA
Start on World 4 LEUZUGAA
Start on World 5 GEUZUGAA
Start on World 6 IEUZUGAA
Start on World 7 TEUZUGAA
Start on World 8 YEUZUGAA
Start the game as Fire Mario ZEUXKGAA
Start the game as Raccoon Mario LEUXKGAA
Start the game as Frog Mario GEUXKGAA
Start the game as Tanooki Mario IEUXKGAA
Start the game as Sledgehammer Mario TEUXKGAA