Mario has limited lives, so do not lose it in the levels of Super Mario Star Scramble! You can select which stage to play in the menu, and when you have decided, the real game begins. You run and jump along the area, collecting coins and jumping against boxes to harvest the coins inside. Sometimes some boxes inflate to serve as a platform to reach higher places and they are specially designed so you know which box is which. Turtles move back and forth so it might be dangerous when stomping on them because they can come back for some revenge if you do not jump in time.