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In Super Mario 3D Land if you land right on the top of the flag pole (so that Mario does a sort of one-handed handstand), you get a 1-up. I also noticed that the Mario flag that goes up is gold instead of red.

Does it unlock anything if you get all gold flags in a world/the whole game? Or is it just a nice aesthetic change from red because you got a 1-up?

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Getting them all is one of 5 things you can do to get a "star" on your save file in the main menu. The others are:

Defeat Bowser in World 8's last level, successfully complete all levels with Mario, successfully complete all levels with Luigi, and collect all star coins.

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Does unlocking all 5 do anything? – Ash Dec 30 '11 at 18:04
Nothing special, really. Although rumor has it there's a way to make the stars shiny by completing an even harder challenge... – agent86 Dec 30 '11 at 18:08
@AshleyNunn, it turns out I was wrong! Getting all 5 gold stars unlocks a secret Final Level. – agent86 Dec 30 '11 at 22:44

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