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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 (????) 18-09-2020 / 16:34 GMT

At the very start of the level climb the tree on the left to claim Green Star #1 . Continue across the bridge and work your way to the Red Pow Block that will take out the Piranha Plant. Collect the Super Bell from the ? Block then look right of the Pow Block for a hidden 1-Up Mushroom in a block. Climb up passed another Pow Block to spot the Stamp between two ledges.

The first Star is at the top of a tree (left). The Stamp can be found in a gap as you climb the level (right).

The first Star is at the top of a tree (left). The Stamp can be found in a gap as you climb the level (right).

Just past this section at the left end is another Pow Block . Hitting this and the next one will open up a path to a pipe. In this new room is a P Switch that spawns several blue coins. Collect them all quickly so you can unlock Green Star #2 .

Enter the Warp Pipe (left) and collect all the coins inside for a Star.

Enter the Warp Pipe (left) and collect all the coins inside for a Star.

Continue to climb to the summit of the mountain. With the Cat Power-Up, climb up the large wall to your right just before the bridge to claim 1-Up Mushroom then jump across to the left. Hit the Cat Wheel to raise a tower, climb it to the Cloud Cannon that launches you into the clouds! From here hit the ? Block to spawn a Super Star then dash through the clouds defeating enemies and claiming Green Star #3 at the end.

Hop into the Cloud Pipe (left) and you’ll find the final Star at the very end of the bonus area.

Hop into the Cloud Pipe (left) and you’ll find the final Star at the very end of the bonus area.

Defeat the Mega Piranha Plant after you cross the bridge and use the Warp Box to reach the Goal Pole.

Hidden Toad House: If you head north of World 1-4 you can enter the doorway to a grassy mountain which is actually a Toad House , use it if you need some items.

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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