You’ll be using the GamePad extensively in this level, thus the name “Hands-On” it would seem. Touch the sliding screen then jump into the pipe. Defeat the Goombas and hit the ? Block at the end of the path to find a Boomerang Flower . Move the sliding doors using the GamePad and walk around to a Goomba that guards a Super Mushroom . Return then head up the steps, only to have them give out and trigger a Spike to toss spiked rollers at you. Quickly ascend and take this guy out then touch the back wall on the GamePad to reveal another Boomerang Flower before continuing left.

Jump on the P Switches before the steps then defeat the Goombas to steal their Goomba Masks , something that will help shortly. Atop the steps, hit the gong for some coins and move the sliding doors. Be patient, nothing appears at first but there’s two Galoombas guarding Green Star #1 here. Continue to the beds where you can find a valuable Green +Clock on one bed, the other has a Coin Coffer hiding in it. Grab the Super Mushroom at the end of the hall and move the sliding doors to reveal a pipe that takes you to the Checkpoint Flag . Cross over to the right side of the pit then grab a Propeller Box . Leap into the gap at the left to claim Green Star #2 then propel back up from certain doom.

The first Star can be found behind one set of sliding doors (left). The second can be grabbed by using the Propeller box (right).

Now you must collect 5 Key Coins to proceed. Key Coin #1 is behind the Thwomps on the bottom level. Up one level on the clouds is Key Coin #2 then off to the left one level higher is Key Coin #3 , it’s over the gap where the spiked rollers fall. Move right, grabbing the Boomerang Flower from the ? Block and Key Coin #4 just above; at the far right on the cloud is Key Coin #5 . It’s possible to complete the level from this screen, just use a Propeller Box to fly constantly higher using the back wall to assist, but you want to collect everything so use the Warp Box but keep a Propeller Box .

Inside you’ll find more gongs, but these ones just summon more Goombas. Some Spikes are found after the Goombas, tossing their spiked rollers but they don’t ever hit the wall which is an indicator that you can head back outside. Follow a spiked roller outside then use the Propeller Box to fly up high to Green +Clocks and the Stamp .

Exit towards the screen when you reach the spiked rollers to find the Stamp (left). Hit the gong nearby to enter a secret area for the final Star (right).

Go back inside then race to the end past the Spikes. Hit the gong to reveal a Mystery Box then jump inside. Defeat the Spike in this area for Green Star #3 then use the Warp Box to reach the top of the building and the Goal Pole.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 March 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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