This page contains Super Mario Bros. Hints for NES called "Fire while small" and has been posted or updated on Sep 3, 2006 by KarKi. Let us know what you think of this Hint by thumbs voting.
Fire while small
Go to any Boss level, except for the final level. Make sure that Mario is big when reaching the Boss. Jump on the little axe object so you hit the Koopa (Boss) and the axe at the same instant. You will flash as you were hit but will remain as Super Mario. On the next level, get a mushroom and it will actually make Mario small. Finally, get a flower and Mario will have firepower when he is small.
When you are about to get hit by any enemy and are big Mario, jump onto a flower. This will turn you into a small Mario with fire power.
Play as big Mario and have fire power. When you get to Koopa (Boss), get hit by him and touch the ax at the same time. This will turn you into a small Mario with fire power.
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