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World 4-A: Brolder Blockade

Jarrod Garripoli

Another enemy battle is here, this time against the Brolder. Relatively simple is the Brolder, as it really does nothing but roll around. If you touch it normally, you will take damage, but you can jump on top of it, like so many other enemies. However, simply jumping on top of it won’t defeat the Brolder, as it makes its eyes and arms disappear.

(1 of 2) Jump on them to make them form a regular boulder

Jump on them to make them form a regular boulder (left), then pick them up and toss the Brolders into the lava to finish them off (right)

What you need to do in order to get rid of the Brolder for good is once it looks like a normal boulder, run up to it and grab it with the Y button. While carrying it, make sure to keep an eye on it shaking, which means it will revert to normal, so just quickly toss it before that happens. Toss the Brolder into the lava and you will defeat it for good. After getting rid of the first Brolder, three more will spawn, so do the same thing to them to earn a Green Star.


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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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