Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

World 1-2: Koopa Troopa Cave

By
Jarrod Garripoli

The level starts off with you in front of a green pipe, with a Koopa Troopa roaming in front of it. Ignore it and enter the pipe to begin the actual stage. You can claim a Fire Flower from one of the ? Blocks at the beginning, but you’ll want to keep a Cat Power-Up in standby if you grab this, as it can be useful later. Break the purple blocks to reach a hidden area where you’ll want to defeat the Koopa Troopa then toss it’s shell around to quickly collect all the coins. Continue heading right and defeat another Koopa Troopa, but try to keep it’s shell in tact if you are hunting for a secret.

(1 of 2) The Koopa shell can be used to gain a lot of lives

The Koopa shell can be used to gain a lot of lives (left), The first Green Star is in plain sight, in between the cloud platforms (right)

As you move towards the end of this segment hit the blocks along the back wall. There are actually three in a row going straight up, the top one is a 1-Up Mushroom (it’s hidden). Head through the pipe to reach a section with moving cloud platforms. Jump between them to claim Green Star #1, but there is another secret here. Above the right set of cloud platforms, there is a hidden upper ledge that will eventually lead to a golden pipe. There will be three Gold Koopa Shells in here, so get them moving to earn a bunch of coins.

(1 of 2) There is a hidden ledge above the cloud platforms

There is a hidden ledge above the cloud platforms (left), which leads to a golden pipe that yields a lot of coins (right)

Exit to the main level and return to the cloud platforms. Snag the clock on the mid level then go through the tube to reach the checkpoint. The back wall has a second level of blocks that yields a Fire Flower if you need it; both are invisible, but you can use a Ground Pound to uncover their locations for a quick second. Climb up the blocks to the right and jump into the Mystery Box . Defeat the two Koopa Troopas in time to claim Green Star #2 then exit. The crate to the right of the Mystery Box will contain some Mini-Goombas, so be mindful of breaking it.

(1 of 2) The second Green Star is in the Mystery Box bonus area

The second Green Star is in the Mystery Box bonus area (left), Climb the wall here to find the secret exit to World 2 (right)

The one block along the bottom contains a Fire Flower – continue through the next pipe. There are two hidden ?-blocks above the first one in this new area, allowing you access to a clear pipe in the wall. Take this pipe to a hidden area below you, which houses the level’s Stamp.

Return to the top, grabbing the Super Star from the invisible block across the gap. Defeat the tower of Goombas to find Green Star #3 then continue to the green pipe. This leads to the exit, where you will find the flagpole.

(1 of 2) The Stamp is in this hidden area accessible by the top clear pipe

The Stamp is in this hidden area accessible by the top clear pipe (left), The third Green Star is amongst the Goomba stack (right)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 April 2021
    Version History
  • 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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