How to Get 99 Lives in Super Mario: the Lost Levels

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is a very difficult game. You'll want to have a lot of lives at your disposal. Read this guide for a well-known trick that will get you 99 lives.


  1. 1
    At the beginning of World 2-1, go up the three-step staircase and jump on the Koopa Paratroopa so it becomes a walking Koopa.
  2. 2
    Jump onto the third step and wait until the Koopa is near the staircase.
  3. 3
    When he's on the top step, jump! If executed correctly, you will jump on the Koopa and bounce him off the step repeatedly, racking up tons of lives.


  • This trick also works with Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. games.


  • Don't do it for too long, otherwise, you won't have enough time to complete the level.
  • If you gain more than 127 lives, the system will treat your life as -128, and if you die, you will game over, since the game says that you have less than one life.

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