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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 / 18:08 GMT

Acquire a Beam Box at the beginning of the level and try not to lose it. Ride the platform through the top layer, defeating Boos by shining light on them. If you have Luigi, jump the Luigi Character Switch to release the Stamp then continue to the Big Boo. Defeat it for a bunch of coins then drop down. The path on the left side comes towards the screen and has Green Star #1 on it.

Use the Luigi switch for the Stamp (left). After dropping down, run towards the screen for the first Star (right).

Use the Luigi switch for the Stamp (left). After dropping down, run towards the screen for the first Star (right).

Take the next moving platform and defeat the Peepas. Use the Red POW Blocks to take out the Parabones that follow and if you’re bold, hit the Red Ring and collect all the coins for a Super Leaf which surely helps in this crazy level. Exit via the door at the end to reach the Goal Pole and some more Beam Boxes . Proceed to another movable platform and be ready to jump off to the right side where a Mystery Box can be found. Shine your light on the six Boos to defeat them and reveal Green Star #2 .

Enter the Mystery Box (left) and defeat the enemies inside for the Star (right).

Enter the Mystery Box (left) and defeat the enemies inside for the Star (right).

You end up on the far side of the gap with a bunch of doors. Take the right one to reach the second floor then take the right one again to reach the home stretch. This next platform spins and is pretty narrow so clear out the Peepas as best you can making it past the Parabones and Big Boo at the far side. If you can defeat Big Boo then claim Green Star #3 without trouble, otherwise lure him out and quickly grab it to avoid damage.

The final Star is behind the large Boo (left). Either kill it, or lure it away to get the Star.

The final Star is behind the large Boo (left). Either kill it, or lure it away to get the Star.

Exit through the door at the end then leap from above to 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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