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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 / 21:05 GMT

As you free the Sprixie Princess you’ll gain access to another clear pipe, but not yet World 4 as a carnival-like structure flies onto the small island you are now located on. Enter the level and grab the Super Bell from the ? Block before going up the steps then into the gondola.

Boss: Hisstocrat

This large snake has a few fellows snakes it likes to call into battle to try and defeat you. Hisstocrat starts by summoning boulders to drop from above, their landing zones indicated by shadows. Avoid them and wait for the smaller snakes to emerge with plates on their heads. Some of these smaller snakes will not have a plate on their head, this is indicated by the eyeball poking out amidst the rustling sand. Ride the snakes high into the air then pounce on Hisstocrat to damage him. You’ll have to do this three times to defeat him and it’s hard without the Cat Power-Up, fortunately some snakes bring Super Bells with them which makes this is a relatively simple boss battle.

Use the snakes that emerge from the ground to gain a height advantage and jump onto the bosses head (right) to damage him.

Use the snakes that emerge from the ground to gain a height advantage and jump onto the bosses head (right) to damage him.

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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