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World 4-2: Piranha Creeper Creek

Jarrod Garripoli

As the name of this level suggests, you will be introduced to the Piranha Creeper here. It is a large Piranha Plant that is connected to a vine, which will move back and forth out of a specific spot. If you jump on top of the head, or hit it with a power-up, then it will retract a little bit. Force it to retract back to its origin point and the Piranha Creeper will be defeated, leaving behind a few coins. Head past the first wave of these enemies to a ?-Block that has a power-up (a Fire Flower, if big). Notice that the blue Piranha Creeper is sleeping, but will wake up to return to its original position if attacked.

(1 of 3) Quickly bounce off of the Creepers before time runs out for the first Green Star

March through the first area and defeat the Piranha Creeper blocking the pipe to the next zone. Inside the cave, right past the first Piranha Creeper will be a Mystery Box, so dive into it. Inside, you will have 10 seconds to reach and collect the Green Star, so bounce up to it via the Piranha Creepers to net yourself Green Star #1. After exiting, you will find the Checkpoint Flag right after the next Creeper. Just beyond that, two Piranha Creepers will be moving through water, but you will want to dive underwater to find Green Star #2. A little past those Creepers will be one more that is coming out of the way.

You will want to jump off of the Piranha Creeper and “into” the wall to find a secret passage, which leads to the level’s Stamp. Use the pipe at the end to reach the final area. You should spot a Roulette Block as soon as you exit, so hopefully you can get something good, like a Super Leaf if possible, as it makes navigating the area a little bit easier.

(1 of 2) The hidden passage shown here is where the Stamp is located

The hidden passage shown here is where the Stamp is located (left), Hop through the ring and collect the green coins for the third Green Star (right)

The rotating platforms ahead have a Green Star Ring that you’ll want to activate, but it’s a good idea to take out the Piranha Creepers first. This makes it so you can easily run through this tight area, grabbing the green coins and ultimately, claiming Green Star #3 . At the end, use the pipe to reach the Goal Pole where you can bounce off a Piranha Creeper to cap it.


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  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 April 2021
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  • 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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