Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

World 5-7: Searchlight Sneak

By
Jarrod Garripoli

This level will feature searchlights throughout it and if you get caught in one, then Bill Blasters will shoot Cat Bullet Bills at you (these will home on your position). Cross the first bridge and snag a power-up from the ?-Block (Super Leaf), then defeat the Hop-Chop up the steps to turn it into a springboard. Carry this across the bridge made of grey bricks, noting that the explosions from the Bullet Bills can destroy them. If the springboard starts to shake, that means the Hop-Chop will be turning back to normal shortly, so toss it on land to reset the timer for that.

(1 of 2) You will need a springboard in order to reach the first Green Star

You will need a springboard in order to reach the first Green Star (left), The Stamp will be hanging above the blocks right after the checkpoint (right)

When you get to the long bridge with the light moving left and right, you should be able to spot Green Star #1 in the air, so use the springboard to grab it. Continue through the stage until you get to the Checkpoint Flag, with the Stamp being above some ?-Blocks right after it. A little further ahead, you should see a cracked wall, so use the Bullet Bills fired from being spotted to break it open, revealing a Mystery Box. Inside the bonus room, you have 10 seconds to reach the top of the grey bricks and nab Green Star #2, noting that Bullet Bills will be fired at you constantly, so move fast before the “stairs” are destroyed.

(1 of 2) You need the Bullet Bills to blast open this wall, letting you gain access to the Mystery Box and the second Green Star

You need the Bullet Bills to blast open this wall, letting you gain access to the Mystery Box and the second Green Star (left), The third Green Star will also require Bullet Bills, since it’s inside some bricks (right)

Back outside, there will be a Red Ring just beyond the Mystery Box, where collecting the coins nets you a Super Leaf. The last section of this course will have you climbing a bunch of bricks and walls, while avoiding the searchlights. Along the way, you will find Green Star #3 encased inside some bricks. Use the searchlights and Bullet Bills to break them, collecting the star. Once you reach the very top, use the bricks to get to the top of the Goal Pole.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 April 2021
    Version History
  • 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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