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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 (????) 20-09-2020 / 00:59 GMT

You’ll encounter numerous Bob-ombs and regular bombs in this level, but also many Super Leafs to make your jumps easier. Start off by hitting the pyramid of ? Blocks to get a Super Leaf then head right. Grab a Bob-omb and throw it up the steps to break the blocks, then toss another one down into the pit with the Goomba Tower. This should reveal Green Star #1 , otherwise hop down and hit the POW Block.

Blow up the wall by the Goomba tower to find a star within (right)..

Blow up the wall by the Goomba tower to find a star within (right)..

Take the clear pipe up and grab another Bob-omb here. Throw it into the blocks at the back side to release a 1-Up Mushroom that starts racing right. Follow it to the Checkpoint Flag and you’ll be able to get it before it goes over the ledge. Next up you’ll find your favorite Rabbit in the center of a rotating platform. Chase after it for Green Star #2 then hope on to the ledge where Goombas are holding Bombs. Defeat the Goombas without hitting the Bombs, then toss one at the cracked wall and another at the blocks. Jump through the hole and collect the coins as you move right behind the wall to the Stamp .

Catch the glowing rabbit (left) for a Star. toss a bomb at the POW block to create an opening to reach the Stamp (right).

Catch the glowing rabbit (left) for a Star. toss a bomb at the POW block to create an opening to reach the Stamp (right).

Continue over the gaps to a clear pipe, take it to the Cloud Cannon where you’ll find yourself on a strange platform. Light up all the Color Panels to reveal an 8-bit Mario and Green Star #3 . Leap off the edge to hit some Coin Rings and a valuable Green +Clock .

In the secret area, light up all the panels for a star.

In the secret area, light up all the panels for a star.

To end the level, toss a Bob-omb at the Red POW Block then use the Dash Panels to run straight through the defeat Piranha Plants and leap to the pipe. Break the blocks in the Goal Pole area to get a high running start. Using the Tanooki Suit makes this an easy cap. Head over to the Sprixie House once you’ve cleared this level for an easy Stamp .

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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