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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: 12-02-2019 / 19:30 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 22-10-2019 / 22:24 GMT

Super Mario 3D World Guide

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World 02

World 2-3: Shadow-Play Alley

At the start of this level you’ll want to grab the potted Piranha Plant since it will devour everything in it’s path. When you spot the shadow of the star move towards the screen and you’ll find Green Star #1 . Continue right to a block with a Super Bell so you can acquire the Cat Power-Up then cross the gap with the moving platforms to reach the Checkpoint Flag. Enter the door here to gain a new perspective. When you can drop down below the Mega Piranha Plant do so, then slash the blocks away so you can reach the Stamp .

Head towards the screen when you see the Star silhouette (left). The stamp is located below the silhouette of the Piranha Plant (right).

Exit back into the 3D World and grab a potted Piranha Plant so it can eat away the Blurkers that hide a Mystery Box. Inside the Mystery Box, step on the P Switch then run underneath the steps to Green Star #2 . Cross the moving platforms to a door, but don’t go inside. Instead move to the next area to see Captain Toad cowering in fear. Move towards the screen and knock down the Bowser Board to receive Green Star #3 .

Destroy the purple wall to find a Mystery Box containing another Star. The final Star can be found past the doorway (right).

Now exit via the door and cap the Goal Pole.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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