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Super Mario 3D World
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia
Editor(s): Paul Williams
First Published: 27-07-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-03-2018 / 11:01 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 21-09-2018 / 16:39 GMT

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Gameplay Basics

Gameplay Basics

Controls

Action Gamepad Wiimote Wiimote + Nunchuck
Crouch ZL B Z
Dash Y or X 1 B
Move Left Analog D-Pad Control Stick
Jump B or A 2 A
Pause + + +
Item - - -
Ground Pound ZL in air B in air Z in air
Bubble L A C
  • **Spin Jump** - Rotate the analog stick in either direction to begin spinning then jump. This allows you to reach the character's maximum height from a standing position.
  • **Long Jump** - While running, crouch then jump to perform a low height but long distance leap.
  • **Crouch Jump** - Crouch for a few seconds and Mario will begin to shake. Jump at this point backflip quite a height*
  • **Ground Pound** - While in mid-air press the crouch button to quickly smash enemies, blocks, and other objects.
  • **Ground Pound Jump** - The moment you land from a Ground Pound jump again to maintain your momentum.
  • **Somersault** - Crouch down then dash to perform a somersault. This move can break blocks that you can't ground pound.
  • **Side Somersault** - Dash in one direction then simultaneously reverse direction and jump to tumble away from impending doom.
  • **Rolling Long Jump** - While doing a somersault quickly jump to dive forward.