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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 (????) 19-09-2020 / 05:57 GMT

Start off by claiming the coins around the area and using the pipe at the back end to reach a cliff. If you have the Cat Power-Up simply climb this wall to Green Star #1 but if you don’t, hop down to a block with a Super Bell first.

To the right of the starting area is a Mario Character Switch that must be pressed by Mario in order to reveal the Stamp so obviously if you are not Mario this switch will not work and you’ll need to replay the level with Mario.

Use the Mario switch for the Stamp (left). Climb the wall to reach the first Star (right).

Use the Mario switch for the Stamp (left). Climb the wall to reach the first Star (right).

Head through the pipe leading right and go under the far hill for a 1-Up Mushroom before going through the Red Ring. Collect all eight Red Coins quickly and you’ll get a Super Bell. If you climb the tall left and right ledges you can get some coins to appear, but otherwise continue to the far north and down the pipe.

Once underground you’ll want to take the top path to find a Super Bell – you need the Cat Power-Up. At the end of the floor jump up and climb the wall to a bunch of coins then drop down to a pipe that leads to Green Star #2 which is collected by lighting up the entire floor (there isn’t a time limit!).

Enter the Mystery Pipe (left) and light up the floor panels for the Star.

Enter the Mystery Pipe (left) and light up the floor panels for the Star.

Head back out and don’t be fearful of falling, instead willingly do so to find a bunch of coin blocks and Green Star #3 then use the pipe to head back to the top. Use this final pipe to reach the final area with the Goal Pole.

Drop down between the rollers to find the final Star.

Drop down between the rollers to find the final Star.

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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