How do you save in New Super Mario Bros.?

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  1. tackle
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    Is there a way to save in this game without completing a boss level or unlocking a path using 5 star coins?

    If you just play a level or two, and hit start to return to menu, it says you'll lose the unsaved data. Where do I save then?
    Anybody?
     
  2. -EX-

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    After completing castles only.

    When you finish the game you'll get the ability to save your game anytime though.
     
  3. ambitous21

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    or those special doors like you said that require 5 stars.
    so before you go grab those mushrooms, think again!
     
  4. thegame07

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    I hate the way the save system works on New super mario bros :'( I dont know what they where thinking.
     
  5. Regiiko

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    Save system is bullshit.

    I just want to play a quick game now and then.. not five dang games :
     
  6. six-five-two

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    I know, what the fuck were they thinking? Earning points to save the game? That's bullshit. This game sucks.
     
  7. .TakaM

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    yeah, its lame
    there's probably an action replay code to unlock the save ability right from the start.. or maybe a patch or something

    at the least, you could just download a completed .sav
     
  8. thegame07

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    i wouldn't go as far as saying the game sucks. Its one of the best nds games out there,Its just the save system that sucks.
     
  9. Heran Bago

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    First of all you guys are straight up kids. The save system in New Super Mario Bros. is simple enough, and is very respective of how saving works in a real 2D Mario platformer, think SNES or NES, like Mario World or Mario Bros. 3, the last real Super Mario Bros.

    The save system prompts you to save whenever you:
    1) Complete a tower.
    2) Complete a castle.
    3) Spend 5 coins to knock down a sign.

    Of course you can save any time after you beat the game, but if you don't have 5 of the coins that the game throws at you, damn son.

    Really the save system is fine. I guess Nintendo thinks that after removing the level of difficulty and scarcity of lives, kiddy noobs won't complain, but even dumbed down the one thing similar to the originals still gets to people.
     
  10. thegame07

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    i know what the mario save system was like back then im not a "kid". I was complaining about it because the nds is a handheld system its made for fast gaming ( play one level and turn it off) sometimes you dont have enough time to play 5 levels just to save.
     
  11. jimmy j

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    Mario3 allowed you to quicksave at anytime on the worldmap. They should have used the same system in nsmb.
     
  12. six-five-two

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    Yeah just what I was going to say aswell. The DS is meant for those places where you have to wait like 5-10 for something. I don't think it is that easy to get 5 coin things in like 5-10 minutes.
     
  13. Tanas

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    NSMB is a bit of a pain when it comes to save method that it uses, but once you've complete the game you can save anytime you like.
     
  14. Darkforce

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    For those moaning who only have '5-10 mins' gaming sessions havn't any of you guys heard of "sleep mode"?

    Besides if you use warps you can complete the game in well under half an hour!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. lagman

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    Well, there's 3 in each level. [​IMG]
     
  16. craig588

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    I remember when I beat the game I had a surplus of about 60 coins. There's more than enough as long as you're not saving after you complete every level.
     
  17. pikachucrackpipe

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    yeah i dont care for it
    you can just close the ds and it will suspend, then when you open it, you are right back where you left off.