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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 (????) 22-09-2020 / 20:11 GMT

Bill Blasters will be firing Cat Bullet Bills every time you enter a searchlight, so avoid them at all costs. Snag the Super Leaf from the ? Block at the beginning then cross over the long bridge where Bill Blasters are just waiting for you to make a mistake. Clear out the Hop-Chops and use the springboard to reach Green Star #1 just after the bridge, the downside is that it’s in the path of a searchlight. Turn the corner making your way to the Checkpoint Flag where you can spot the Stamp high above in plain sight.

Use a springboard to reach the first Star (left). The Stamp is above the checkpoint flag (right).

Use a springboard to reach the first Star (left). The Stamp is above the checkpoint flag (right).

Use the blocks to climb up and avoid the searchlight along the way. If you can make your way to the top row in the next section do it, you’ll find a Goomba Mask and some coins. Drop down between the two columns to spot a cracked portion of the wall. Dodge a Cat Bullet Bill so that it hits the crack to reveal a Mystery Box. Inside you need to quickly climb to the top and grab Green Star #2 before the Cat Bullet Bills destroy the wall (and the timer is only 10 seconds).

Inside the secret area (left), climb up to the Star within the time limit.

Inside the secret area (left), climb up to the Star within the time limit.

Outside near the columns you can hit the Red Ring , collecting the red coins nets a Super Leaf which helps going forward. At the corner to the right are some Green +Clocks to help extend your time. Start climbing up the wall and dodge a Cat Bullet Bill to free up Green Star #3 before you make the leap to the Goal Pole.

Use the spotlight to draw fire so that you can reach the Star.

Use the spotlight to draw fire so that you can reach the Star.

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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