|***SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 2***| Welcome to a Basilm.COM walkthrough. We've advertised for CheatCodes.com for a while and finally decided to submit content. Thank you for viewing our submission. If you'd like, you can check us out at Basilm.COM. *STRICT POLICIES* Basilm.COM is a registered(R) website. We don't appriciate people trying to copy our site or make us look bad. That wouldn't be cool, so PLEASE DON'T! *INDEX* SEC. 1: The Basics SEC. 2: Cool Tricks SEC. 3: Switch Palaces SEC. 4: The Castles SEC. 5: Haunted Houses SEC. 6: The Secrets SEC. 7: Shortcuts SEC. 8: Mistakes **THE BASICS** These are just some of the usual things that people like to find out on their own, but they're here just in case. SUPER MARIO ATTACKS: The best way to kill enemies if you're Super Mario is to spin- jump. It kills them completely and they can't come back. Spin- jump with the [R] button. You can also use the spin-jump as Super Mario to break yellow blocks. MEET MY BROTHER: Sometimes you need to pull an awesome jump to clear a gap or to unlock a secret. While on the map screen, press the [R] button to switch to Mario's brother, Luigi. Luigi jumps a lot farther and higher than Mario, but he has some drawbacks, too. He is a lot harder to steer and runs slower. YOUR BEST PAL, YOSHI: When playing in any level, except haunted houses and castles, you'll encounter a block containing Yoshi, your dinosaur pal. When you meet him, just jump on his back and you can ride him through the level. You'll notice that on bushes in some levels, there are berries. If you walk past one while riding Yoshi, he'll eat it. If you let him eat enough, he'll give you an egg and they always have something good inside. When riding Yoshi, jumping acts like spin-jumping, so enemies don't come back. *However Yoshi can't break yellow blocks by jumping on them*. Yoshi has another special power. He can fly, breathe fire, or stomp up enemy-shaking sand clouds depending on what color shell he eats. In special levels, he can get warp wings to skip the level. If you run into an enemy while riding Yoshi, you won't power down, but Yoshi will run away and can get lost. Try to find him as quickly as possible. SHELLS, SHELLS EVERYWHERE: Though your enemy turtles hold them, they can become your own powerful weapon. Jump on a turtle (unless they are flashing!) to knock him out of his shell. Turtles with wings need to be jumped on two times. Without jumping on or kicking the shell, hold down the [B] button and move slowly toward the shell until you pick it up. If you let go of the [B] button the shell will go spinning across the screen, knocking out enemies, but watch out 'cause it could bounce back and hit you. If you hold the up button on the + pad and release the [B] button, you will throw the shell up in the air. This is useful for hitting blocks too high for you. While riding Yoshi, eat a shell to gain a temporary special ability. Here's the key: red= fire-breathing; blue= flying; yellow= kicks up sand clouds. This section will gradually expand as we have a lot more coming. *Learn more in the next section.* **COOL TRICKS** These are some of the rare things that kids just happen to find out. There might be stuff in here that even you don't know. BREAKING BLOCKS WITH YOSHI: In the last section you heard that you couldn't break yellow blocks by jumping on them with Yoshi. But there is another way. In a level with a lot of blocks, stand on the block(s) you need to break while riding Yoshi. Spin jump to get off Yoshi, but steer with the + pad to land back on Yoshi's back. You will now break yellow blocks with Yoshi. There are a lot of good things about this: you can use Yoshi's tongue to grab objects out of you reach, he is almost invincible against enemies below, and he is better at steering through blocks. You can even go across the screen in a straight line without breaking straight through the blocks. This trick is recommended in *Star Road 1*. SLIDE UPHILL: This trick is useless and is just for fun. You can get hit by an enemy while performing this trick. Start by getting on Yoshi and finding a slope or hill. When you are on the slope, hold down and the direction the hill's highest end is on the + pad. You will slide slowly up the hill. SUPER JUMP: This trick might help if you need to hit a high block and there's nothing around to help you. Again, you need Yoshi. While running (or just standing still), jump with Yoshi and in mid-air, spin-jump off of him and you will jump very high. If you do this just right and your're wearing a cape, you can fly right off Yoshi. 999 UP: Ever seen a kid play this game and wonder how he got so many lives? Here's how. Find your way to *Vanilla Secret 2* and beat it. Now go back to it and break the mid-level tape. Push start and select back. Get a blue Yoshi and two cape feathers and go to Vanilla Secret 2 again. From the mid tape kill the spiney that drops from the cliff and keep going until you get to the row of spineys in the pit. Stand on the edge of the pit and hit the second block to get a silver switch. Get off Yoshi and take it. Don't jump on it yet. Walk back to right before the mid tape in between the two pirana plants and then jump on it. As quickly as possible, jump to the part of the level with the jumping turtles. They will all be coins. Run as fast as you can to get them all. You will gain lives rapidy and when you got them all, any number between 40 and 54 will come across the screen, showing you how many lives you just got. Go get your Yoshi again, press start and select back, and then do it again and again untill you have 999 lives: the max! "I'M OK" TRICK: When you see a row of turtles, and you're riding Yoshi, there's a cool way to wipe them out. Go as close to them as possible when they're walking towards you (don't touch them). Jump, and while you're in the air, push and hold down the [B] button. If you do this right, you will lose Yoshi, grab a shell, knock out all the turtles, and land right back on Yoshi. (This takes a lot of practice and a lot of tries to get right.) 10 UP LIVE TRICK #2: Enter *Forest of Illusion 1*. When you break the mid-level tape, move slowly until you see a changing prize box. Hit it when it's a fire flower and catch the invincibility star. Run until the star runs out and hit all the enemies you see on the way. You should get 10 lives like in '999 UP'. This section will gradually expand as we have more coming. *Learn more in "THE SECRETS".* **SWITCH PALACES** These are those giant switches that make levels easier by filling in blocks. They're usually a lot of help in secret levels. YELLOW: This is the easiest and probably everybody knows this. Go to Yoshi's Island 1 and beat it. In this switch palace you can get a lot of coins by jumping on the small switch. GREEN: This is probably one of the harder ones. In Donut Plains 2, get to the part with the small moving pillars. When you get to one that is completely rectangular, go up through the pipe above it. Run right and jump over the Chargn' Chuck. Near the end, there will be a blue shell. If you have Yoshi, eat the shell and fly up through an up through an opening and get the key. If you don't have Yoshi, pick up the shell and throw it up at the top block in the stair pattern to make a vine grow through the opening. Climb it and get the key. RED: This is probably one of the hardest ones. Go to Vanilla Dome 2. When you get to the part with one block floating above the water, jump up on top of it, but watch out for the falling Mine Koopa. From there, jump to the ground on the right and quickly to the ground on the left. Pick up the blue switch and walk through the first wall of coins before you jump on it. When the solid wall in front of you turns into coins, go through it, jump over the first gap and fall down the second. Swim around until you find the key. In the Red Switch Palace, there is a small switch and an invincible turtle. Jump on the small switch and quickly jump onto the solid blocks above. As you run across it, the invincible turtle will knock out enemies below and get trapped between solid blocks. BLUE: Start off at Forest of Illusion 2... This walkthrough is not completed and will be edited over the time that follows. Please continue to check this out until it's full to the end.