I’ve beaten the game yesterday! It took me hours. If you’re using NESTopia, go to the “Options” menu and select “Cheats.” Under Permanent Codes, click on “Add..” Click the circle for The Game Genie. Type in SXIOPO. If you did it wrong, you will get a message. Then click on “Submit.” Then click on “OK.”
I’ve gotten the 1-up mushroom near the white pipe twice.
Level 1-3 took me the longest to beat. I’ve found that jumping on the blooper on the way to the springboard isn’t the way to do it. I wait until the blooper goes to the left. At the correct time, I run and jump landing on the springboard. I held the up and the jump buttons for the first time that I landed on it and jumped to the next brick.
You added an Easter egg! You replaced Toad with another Bowser and he walks around.
By the ways, Toad from Super Mario Bros looks like the 1980s Strawberry Shortcake character.
There are glitches that probably don’t matter as long as you have infinite lives. Sometimes on level 1-4, Mario would die when he wasn’t even touching a laser or flame. I was on level 2-1, and a glitch caused it to end before I could get very far. I had over 300,000 points. So I started from Level 2-1 by using Game Genie codes. Level 2-1 is an endless loop. So I warped to 3-1 by using Game Genie codes to see if the 1-up trick with the Koopa Troopers on the steps would work. It didn’t work. But it also didn’t work in the regular Super Mario Brothers rom so I know the glitch isn’t your fault. On level 4-1, going down the pipe causes the level to start over. Completing level 4-1 will go to level 3-2.
You might like Mario Forever from download.com. It’s free, legal, and a lot of fun. It’s a lot like Super Mario All-Stars for The Super Nintendo with coding upgrades.
There was a game in Japan that literally translates to Super Mario Brothers 2. It did not do well with American test audiences. The Japanese Doki Doki (Nervous, Hysterical) Panic: The Dream Machine had its beginning sequence taken out, the Arab or Persian music changed, the characters changed, and the game upgraded to the American Super Mario Bros 2. The American Super Mario Brothers 2 was released as Super Mario Bros USA in Japan. You can get The Japanese Super Mario Bros 2 (Not The Doki Doki Panic Version) as The Lost Levels on The Super Mario All-Stars cartridge for The Super NES.
There were 2 times that I’ve gotten 777 on the slot machine in Super Mario Bros 2 in Super Mario All-Stars! You get 10 more lives.