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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 (????) 23-09-2020 / 18:44 GMT

This level is interesting because the ground, the footlight paths, are illuminated only a little bit from where you step so it’s hard to move quickly through the level. A ground pound can reveal a large area for a bit so it’s a useful technique when navigating this level. Start by crossing the bridge to a Boomerang Flower then up the stairway. Against the back wall is an invisible ? Block with a Super Star inside. Grab it then run through the Parabones along the winding path. Across the way is Green Star #1 and you can’t walk to it, you must jump.

Hop over to the platform with the first Star.

Hop over to the platform with the first Star.

Head up the steps to the Checkpoint Flag then start out towards the spiked rollers. They roll in a perfect circle but if you need to know where you’re going do a ground pound, the middle is hollow so stick to the outside. Make your way to the third portion of spiked rollers where the center is solid. Hit the Green Star Ring and collect the coins to obtain Green Star #2 then to the next area.

Hop through the ring and grab all the green coins for a Star.

Hop through the ring and grab all the green coins for a Star.

There is a Boomerang Flower in the block here, then you need to make your way down winding pathway with Bill Blasters firing at you. When you make it to the platform turn the camera so you can see behind you and leap over to the Stamp . Head back and continue right along another twisting path with Cat Bullet Bills chasing after you the whole way. Turn north as a small detour to the Mystery Box. Use the Thwomp to reach Green Star #3 up on the second level.

The Stamp is to the right of the main path (left). Inside the Mystery Box use the Thwomp to reach the Star (right).

The Stamp is to the right of the main path (left). Inside the Mystery Box use the Thwomp to reach the Star (right).

Return to finish crossing the pathway to the Warp Box and reach 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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