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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: 10-09-2020 / 02:27 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 20-09-2020 / 14:42 GMT

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.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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It's a me Mario! Welcome to our guide for the latest (and perhaps greatest) iteration of Nintendo's flagship franchise. Join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad as they travel across 12 large worlds, take on a plethora of new and returning enemies, play around with an array of power-ups and take on some frustratingly difficult challenges alone or co-operatively with a friend or three. From start to end we have you covered!

Our Super Mario 3D World guide covers all the most important elements of the game including:

  • A complete walkthrough for every level in the game.
  • Walkthroughs to all Toad Missions, Mystery Houses and Bonus Levels.
  • Locations of all 380 Green Stars.
  • Locations of how to find and grab every Stamp in the game.

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