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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 (????) 27-09-2020 / 05:21 GMT

As soon as the level starts you need to quickly ascend the the train and snag Green Star #1 . Hop back down and you can pick up a Cannon Box then jump back on the next car. Flopters will drop in from above, but the nearby ? Block has a Super Leaf that lets you easily jump on their heads. Continue right where the Cat Bullet Bills will seek towards you, easily jumped over. Ahead is a Goomba Tower with Green Star #2 atop, just shoot them with the Cannon Box or swipe them with the Tanooki Suit tail or use the Cat Bullet Bills to chop down the tower.

As soon as the level starts grab the Star (left) from the first train. Destroy the Goomba tower for another Star (right).

As soon as the level starts grab the Star (left) from the first train. Destroy the Goomba tower for another Star (right).

Crates are on the next car and blowing them up will reveal a Mega Mushroom which is useful for racking up points while not taking any damage. Enter the pipe to find Captain Toad in a crate on the far train, freeing him rewards Green Star #3 . Cross back over to the Bullet Bill Express where two Fire Bros. guard the lead car. Take them out and claim the Stamp from the lower portion of this car before using the pipe.

Rescue Toad for a Star (left). Beneath the Warp Pipe you will find the Stamp (right).

Rescue Toad for a Star (left). Beneath the Warp Pipe you will find the Stamp (right).

Boss: Pom Pom

Pom Pom wields a ninja star that she’ll throw around at you, but it’s not hard to dodge a single ninja star. That’s the trick though, Pom Pom will disperse into multiple copies – three, four, then six – and you need to find the real one. The real Pom Pom is easily indentified by her green hair bow and pink ninja star, jump on that one before it gets hectic.

When the boss splits, hop on the clone with the pink ninja star to damage her.

When the boss splits, hop on the clone with the pink ninja star to damage her.

Enter the Warp Box and snag the Green +Clock on the way to the Goal Pole.

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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