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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 (????) 26-09-2020 / 20:43 GMT

The Fire Bros. don’t just have secret hideouts, they have a fort! Take the Fire Flower from the start and toss some fireballs throw the Clear Pipes to take out the Fire Bros. that toss fireballs through themselves. Slide on through and repeat this action to take out the Fire Bros. then safely collect Green Star #1 from the center of the H-Shaped Clear Pipes. From here start leaping across the small islands where you encounter a Fire Bro atop a Goomba Tower. If you ground pound the ? Block here you’ll be launched high into the air where the Stamp is found and now can easily jump on the Fire Bro.

The first Star is in the ‘H’ shaped glass tube (left) and the stamp can be obtained by ground pounding the ? block (right).

The first Star is in the ‘H’ shaped glass tube (left) and the stamp can be obtained by ground pounding the ? block (right).

With this section clear take the Warp Box to the Checkpoint Flag . Nearby is a Thwomp that you need to ride up to the second level, there is also a set of invisible blocks that will do the trick. Enter the pipe at the end of the ledge then guide the ball using well-timed jumps so that it hits the P Switch revealing Green Star #2 .

Enter the warp pipe (left) and work the ball down to the bottom to score a Star (right).

Enter the warp pipe (left) and work the ball down to the bottom to score a Star (right).

Head back through the pipe then continue to run along the upper level to obtain a Green +Clock then drop down so you can get the Fire Flower . Toss some fireballs through the pipes then chase after them to a platform with a Green Star Ring . Collect all the coins for Green Star #3 then ride the pipe to the final area.

Hop through the green ring and collect the coins for the final Star.

Hop through the green ring and collect the coins for the final Star.

Defeat the Goomba Towers with Fireballs to make the Warp Box appear so you can 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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