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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 / 20:37 GMT

This level focuses on Mushroom Trampolines and a new enemy, the Hop-Chop. In the first little area you can just ran past the Mushroom Trampolines and hit the blocks as you go for some coins, but you need to climb the wall ahead. Up top you’ll find a Red Ring and collecting the eight Red Coins will reward you with a Fire Flower .

Continue to climb, jumping up the Mushroom Trampolines to the left side where Green +Clocks can be found. At the top defeat the three Hop-Chops to find that one doesn’t disappear and instead becomes a portable trampoline. Position it against the back wall and launch yourself up to a nook with Green Star #1 then pick up the Hop-Chop again. Quickly run across the giant Mushroom Trampolines to the Checkpoint Flag then go up the steps. Position the Hop-Chop underneath the moving Mushroom Trampolines and bounce up, using them to reach Green Star #2 cleverly hidden above.

Use a Hopchop to reach the first Star (left) and the second (right).

Use a Hopchop to reach the first Star (left) and the second (right).

Clear out the Stingbies then check the back wall for a Fire Flower amidst the ? Blocks before bouncing up to a ledge with the Mystery Box. Here you must quickly defeat the Hop-Chops and bounce up to Green Star #3 before the 10 seconds expires.

Enter the Mystery Box (left), defeat the Hopchops and use one to spring up to the Star (right).

Enter the Mystery Box (left), defeat the Hopchops and use one to spring up to the Star (right).

After exiting the Mystery Box you’ll find a large moving Mushroom Trampoline that will take you through some Para-Biddybuds. The first ledge has a ? Block then it turns to a large swarm of Para-Biddybuds with the Stamp at the center. Claim the stamp then try to get some 1-Ups by jumping on them before using the Warp Box.

Hop on the raft (left) and ride it. When you reach a large group of Para-Biddybuds, you will find the Stamp in the centre (right).

Hop on the raft (left) and ride it. When you reach a large group of Para-Biddybuds, you will find the Stamp in the centre (right).

In the Goal Pole area, use a Hop-Chop to help cap if you lack a Cat Power-Up.

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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