Other single button challenges
The other button challenges aren't as notable as the ABC, because they are relatively trivial.
B Button Challenge
- Main article: B Button Challenge
The B Button Challenge is basically the same as the ABC, except it is about avoiding the use of the B Button. In most levels, the B Button isn't required, but some of the ones that seem to require it have exploitable glitches to avoid pressing B.
(100% Only) The player must press B three times in BoB to defeat King Bob-omb.
The player must press B in Bowser in the Fire Sea, but can avoid pressing B again by letting Mario drop Bowser into the mine.
(100% Only) The player must press B two times to collect two MIPS stars.
The player must press B three times in order to beat Bowser in the Sky. The first two throws are simple; for the third, Mario gets hit by Bowser's Fire, causing him to release Bowser, which allows us to avoid pressing B a fourth time.
Although the player must press B to defeat Bowser in the Dark World, this press is conventionally excluded from totals, because 120 stars can be collected even without completing BitDW.
On the J-Version of the game, the player can only use the B Button to initiate text with NPCs, and this introduces additional B presses.
(100% Only) The player must press B three times to collect three toad stars.
|Japanese N64 Version||All other versions|
Z Button Challenge
- Main article: Z Button Challenge
(100% Only) The player must press Z three times during the fight with King Whomp, since we have to ground pound his back three times.
(100% Only) The player must press Z to ground pound the blue coin block in JRB in order to get the 100 coin star, since there are only 74 other coins in the course.
Other Button Challenges
The Start Button Challenge
The player must press Start to progress from the start screen to the file select screen.
The C Buttons Challenge
(100% Only) The player must press C Button to enter first-person mode in order to enter the Tower of the Wing Cap.
The R Button Challenge
The R Button is never required in the game.
The L Button Challenge
The L Button is never required in the game.
The D-Pad Buttons Challenge
The D-Pad Buttons are never required in the game.
|Any% U||120 Star U||Any% J||120 Star J|