Have a few friends, some free time, New Super Mario Bros. U and an Ice Flower power-up? Good, here's a way to earn a boat load of extra lives.

Nintendo's put this video up on their official outlet for showing gamers how to be good at Mario. It's not the first, and it won't be the last.

Honestly, I love that Nintendo's dedicated an entire YouTube channel to showing off tips and tricks for New Super Mario Bros. U. This franchise has always offered depth below a layer of simplicity, and seeing all of that depth on display in an official capacity like this is pretty cool.

At least, cool in the nerdy sense of cool.

Here's a bonus video where Toad and Mario juggle Luigi so that he doesn't touch the ground once during this level.