Today, Nintendo released the first brand-new Game & Watch model in decades, and it’s the latest way to play Super Mario Bros. The little thing is packed with secrets, though, and Nintendo of Japan and Nintendo of America have supplied some tips and tricks to unearth a few of them.
For starters, it’s possible to play as Luigi in the included Ball minigame. Simply hold down the “A” button on the title screen for five seconds or longer and Mario will swap out for his brother.
Super Mario Bros. itself has also seen a few tweaks that weren’t in the original game. The first of these is Infinite Mario, which negates Game Over states entirely, granting Mario infinite lives. All you have to do to enable it is hold down the “A” button when starting the game. To deactivate the mode, simply reset the game.
Similarly, it’s possible to pick which world you start from by pressing the “B” button. If you just want to challenge the final, eighth world, this is the way to go.
Finally it’s reiterated that 35 secrets are hidden in the clock, but the site only shares three of them. At 5:55, the blocks turn into coins. At 7:00, a Monty Mole pops up and scurries around. Finally, at 1:11, Bloopers swim by. These work regardless of whether it’s a.m. or p.m.
There are sure to be even more secrets to find in the little device, so be sure to experiment!