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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 (????) 18-09-2020 / 22:43 GMT

Bringing a Cat Power-Up to this level is pretty handy in case you slip up, which is easy. Ride over to the theater walls and use the tilting platform to hit the trapeze, making a swing to the next ledge. From here jump to another trapeze over to a tilting platform. With the Cat Power-Up, climb the wall up to the cloudy platform and claim Green Star #1 .

use the trapeze (left) to reach the platform with the star above (right).

use the trapeze (left) to reach the platform with the star above (right).

If you don’t have one, you’ll need to use the next trapeze to launch yourself to this position. Swing over to the next gondola that takes you to the Checkpoint Flag . The rotating platform ahead has plenty of Piranha Plants but the ? Block in the center holds a Mega Mushroom , the perfect item for clearing the entire platform. Once you’ve cleared it, head right across some Donut Blocks to a pipe. Hit the P Switch to spawn Blue Coins that need to collected within the time limit. If you make it then you’ll receive Green Star #2 and can return to the rotating platform.

Grab all the blue coins in the bonus room for the star.

Grab all the blue coins in the bonus room for the star.

Use the Mushroom Trampoline to bounce up, then turn left to spot the Stamp for an easy collectible. Ahead is a series of trapezes that you’ll need to be quick with since the Green Star Ring will be triggered here and all the coins will require precision and speed to collect Green Star #3.

After the rotating platform, grab the Stamp (left). Soon after hop through the green ring and collect the coins for the final Star.

After the rotating platform, grab the Stamp (left). Soon after hop through the green ring and collect the coins for the final Star.

Captain Toad: If you use the trapeze that’s near the Green Star Ring and swing left instead of right you can reach the top of the clear pipe. Run to the end of it to spot Captain Toad watching the fireworks. There is also a Roulette Block here as an added bonus.

The end is easy to cap with the Cat Power-Up or Tanooki Suit, so use one of them to receive your golden flag for topping 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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