No Buttons Allowed Challenge
|Individual stars collectible||33|
|Overall stars collectible||33|
The No Buttons Allowed Challenge (also known as the Buttonless Challenge) forbids the use of A, B, Z, Start, L, R, and (to some extent) C buttons. This challenge was created by pannenkoek2012 to push the game to its limits.
The C buttons are only allowed when they only affect the camera and don't affect actual gameplay. For example, the C^ Hyperspeed glitch is not allowed.
The challenge is more difficult than simply restricting the A button, since this disables many maneuvering options that Mario can use, such as jumping, diving, sliding, and more. The challenge cannot be done as a full game run as there is in-game text that cannot be advanced without the use of buttons.
There are only 33 stars that can be collected, many of which require complicated strategies.