IX. Tips and Secrets
Extra Mode - Once you get 100% in the single player game, there will be extra
mode. This is a harder version of the game where you only have 3 health
instead. Oxygen bottles only heal one health. The bosses can take more hits.
Metaknightmare - This is in the Subgame menu once you beat Extra mode and got
100%. This is a cool mode where you play as Metaknight! You only have three
health though and he can't copy powers. He can light fuses with his sword. He
has a normal attack, sliding attack, running attack, jump attack and an attack
that hits above himself. The last boss in this game though is King DeDeDe and
it's weird when it's Metaknight Vs. Metaknight.
About the doors - If the star on a stage door turns red, that means there's no
secret or you have found the hidden switch. (Secret areas like in 1-2 count to
you completion of the game I think)
Mix - If you swollow two enemies at once that have powers, you'll enter the
stage. It's basically a roulette going through cycling through all of the
powers. Press A to stop the roulette and get your power! Also, someone found
out that specific enemies always give you the same power if you just let the
roulette stop by itself.
Hidden Switch Bonus - Once you hit a hidden switch, your health is restored.
This is certainly useful in the Metaknightmare and the Extra Mode.
Boss Endurance - This is unlocked when you complete the normal game. This is a
test of endurance where you fight all of the bosses 1 by one without and powers
and healing items. This is tough!