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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 (????) 18-09-2020 / 23:54 GMT

This is it, the final level (Not really, there’s bonus levels!). Ride the gondola down to a rooftop that is being bombarded with fireballs. Defeat the Fire Bro and get the Super Bell from the ? Block then climb up to the end of the building. Drop off the bottom-right side to find Green Star #1 then climb up and into the Clear Pipe, launching over to the next area.

Avoid the Fire Bros. and fireballs and drop down to the ledge for a Star (right).

Avoid the Fire Bros. and fireballs and drop down to the ledge for a Star (right).

There’s another Super Bell on this way past the Cat Goombas, grab it if you need. Leap onto the moving platforms where Bullies guard the way forward. Defeat all four by knocking them down to spawn Green Star #2 , you can also grab yet another Super Bell at the top of the platforms.

Knock all four Bullies off the rotating platforms for a Star (right).

Knock all four Bullies off the rotating platforms for a Star (right).

Now run to the end of the platform and ride the gondola down. Approach the tower across the bridge to start the final battle.

Boss: Meowser

Bowser equips a Super Bell and transforms, now with the ability to climb walls like you do. Work your way up the scrolling tower, waiting for Bowser to pop out and climb around before progressing through the pipe and into the clouds. On the third layer you’ll find the Green Star Ring , so time it that the Cloud Platform moves towards you when you hit so you can make a beeline across then up for Green Star #3 .

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.

Wait for Meowser to climb by you the take the pipe to the top level. Rush up past the fireballs Meowser fires and hit the Red POW Block to temporarily defeat him. Grab the Green +Clock before entering the Clear Pipe then tag the Checkpoint Flag . Propel up using the Jump Panel and avoid cracks in the wall, Meowser has used a Double Cherry and pops out at multiple obvious places now. There are trapezes to aid in climbing up but with the Cat Suit it’s simple enough to climb from cloud to cloud. As you reach the top rush around the steps to find multiple Meowsers tossing fireballs but also a Super POW Block . Hit this thing four times to send Meowser flying away.

Avoid the Meowsers as you climb the tower (left). At the top, hit the Super POW Block (right).

Avoid the Meowsers as you climb the tower (left). At the top, hit the Super POW Block (right).

Take the clear pipe to the Goal Pole area then climb the tree for the Stamp before finally freeing all the Sprixie Princess’ and saving Sprixie Kingdom.

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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