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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 (????) 22-09-2020 / 07:58 GMT

This is the first underwater level in the game, but you start on the beach and bringing a Fire Flower along isn’t a bad idea.

Cross the water past the Goombas and jump on the invisible Coin Coffer in the bushes to the right of the pipe for a few quick coins. Take the pipe to reach the next area where you can climb up the wall with the Cat Suit to a tree that has a Super Mushroom . Into the water you’ll find a Roulette Block with the chance to grab a Fire Flower or Super Leaf preferably. Beware the Goombas and Cheep Cheeps as you move through the water, they aren’t difficult to deal with but it’s easy to get complacent. The enemy you really need to be careful of is the Porcupuffer, best defeated with a well-placed Fireball.

Before you head into the pipe at the end of the waterway, swim upward with the rising water to Green Star #1 . Through the pipe you’ll reach the Checkpoint Flag and another body of water. Swim down to find a Fire Flower in the alcove to the left then continue right. At the sign that points down, instead swim up! Grab the Stamp and Cannon Box before following the signs guidance.

Before entering the pipe, swim up to find a Star (left). At the sign that points down, instead swim up for a Stamp (right).

Before entering the pipe, swim up to find a Star (left). At the sign that points down, instead swim up for a Stamp (right).

Avoid the Porcupuffers and shoot the wall at left where it’s visibly cracked to reveal a pipe. This pipe takes you to a wonderful room filled with coins , Gold Rings , a Green +Clock , and Green Star #2 .

Enter the pipe (left) to find a room with s Star and treasure (right).

Enter the pipe (left) to find a room with s Star and treasure (right).

Back through the pipe, head right firing at the Porcupuffers so you can clear a path to swim up, disregarding the green pipe. Take the clear pipe to Green Star #3 and up to a Green +Clock then into the pipe that leads to the Goal Pole.

Take the clear pipe to the final Star.

Take the clear pipe to the final Star.

After clearing this level investigate the ground on the far side of World 3-6 and dig up a pipe that leads to a 1-Up Mushroom .

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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