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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 (????) 19-09-2020 / 18:46 GMT

This level introduces the Red-Blue Flip Panels which are triggered by a jump, ie; when you jump with your character the panels will switch from Red to Blue, rotating on it’s axis. Start by moving across the first area, it features simple enough leaps to a platform with a Fire Flower inside the ? Block . To claim Green Star #1 you’ll need to be a little crafty.

Work your way across the flip-panels for the first Star.

Work your way across the flip-panels for the first Star.

Defeat the Piranha Plants with Fireballs and then jump to rotate to the Blue Panel. Ahead is a Ring Burner with a ? Block above it. Dodge the ring of fire it shoots out then leap atop it, a safe point. Hit the block above for a Double Cherry then use the Jump Panel ahead to climb up to the Checkpoint Flag . Ahead are two more Ring Burners and a Piranha Plant that blocks a pipe. Defeat the Piranha Plant and enter the Puzzle Room. Step upon the P Switch to release a ball, you need to jump to rotate the panels in the background guiding the ball to the P Panel which releases Green Star #2 .

Enter the pipe (left) and use the panels to bring the green ball to the bottom for a Star (right).

Enter the pipe (left) and use the panels to bring the green ball to the bottom for a Star (right).

Back outside, grab the Double Cherry from above the Ring Burner then cross over, defeating the Goombas. This next part is pretty tough, so here’s the trick. Jump so the Red Panels are showing and wait for the ring of fire to come near you. Jump and dash along the Blue Panel now to the Green Star Ring to spawn the Green Coins that you’ll need to start grabbing. Hit the first two and leap atop the Ring Burner then run on the Red Panel, leaping to the Blue Panel where final two coins are. This series should let you dodge the rings of fire and claim Green Star #3 , hopefully with at least one clone in tact.

Cross over to the final area where a Multi-Vator can take you over to the Stamp pending you have a clone, if not just bring another character into the game.

Hop through the green ring and collect the coins for the final Star (left). Use the multivator to reach the Stamp (right).

Hop through the green ring and collect the coins for the final Star (left). Use the multivator to reach the Stamp (right).

Use the Switch Panels above to make a leap atop 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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