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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 (????) 20-09-2020 / 06:51 GMT

This level, if you couldn’t guess from it’s name, is built on Switchboards. You can use the GamePad to press the direction arrows to help yourself out, but otherwise stepping on the arrow will move you in that direction. Hop aboard the first Switchboard and over to the next island. Hit the ? Block to snag a Fire Flower then climb up to the left for a hidden 1-Up Mushroom before going right.

Defeat the Fizzlit and ride the Switchboard over to a Switch Block so you can continue across. Ahead you can claim a Super Star to take out the enemies ahead and ride the Switchboard to the Switch Block, enabling a path down the mountainside. As you slide down jump off into the alcove with the green pipe. Inside you’ll want to just fall and snag all the coins as you easily reach Green Star #1 .

Enter the Warp Pipe (left). Drop down the waterfall and grab the Star (right).

Enter the Warp Pipe (left). Drop down the waterfall and grab the Star (right).

You’re brought back at the Checkpoint Flag that positions you at a bunch of Switchboards. Make your way across carefully, grabbing the Red Ring and it’s Red Coins (more easily obtained by hitting them on the GamePad) for a Fire Flower . Clear out the Stingbies as you enter the cave then drop down. On this Switchboard, step on the left arrow and duck to reach Green Star #2 cleverly hidden near the waterfall.

After dropping down, have the switchboard move left and duck (left) to find the next Star (right).

After dropping down, have the switchboard move left and duck (left) to find the next Star (right).

Make your way back to the right where you’ll need to time your hits on the Switch Block to thwart the Fuzzlers that rotate around. The Switchboard your on will fall when you hit the Switch Block, just ride it right and jump over the Fuzzler as you go uphill to Green Star #3 . Make your way back left, riding the final Switchboard to the Stamp and the Goal Pole.

Use the switchboards to reach the Star (left) and the Stamp (right).

Use the switchboards to reach the Star (left) and the Stamp (right).

You’ll gain access to the Castle and a Toad House for clearing this level.

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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