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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

World Castle-7: Simmering Lava Lake

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Jarrod Garripoli

In this level, you’ll have to avoid the rising lava. Areas that are green are above the lava level and are safe, so when the lava does rise, make your way to a green platform. Dodge the Parabones and you will come to a long ?-Block, which contains a power-up (Boomerang Flower). This will come in handy in a little bit, so continue on until you reach a large platform. Here, some Splorches will hop out of the lava and try to make contact with you. Unfortunately, even if you knock them back in the lava with the boomerang, they will keep coming; make sure you do not touch the lava they leave behind, either.

(1 of 2) Use a boomerang to get the first Green Star shown here

Use a boomerang to get the first Green Star shown here (left), You will need to collect the coins in order to get the second Green Star (right)

To the north of this platform, you should see Green Star #1 in the air, off the side of the edge. Now, you will need to wait for the lava to subside, then quickly dart across the floor, reaching the far north side, where a Green Star Ring is waiting for you. Splorches will annoy you here while grabbing the coins, but if you need to take a hit in order to get a green coin, do so and collect Green Star #2 after securing all eight. Take the clear pipe at the end to arrive at the Checkpoint Flag.

You can see the third Green Star across the way, so don’t forget where it’s at. Head to the backside of the floor, moving when the lava recedes to a power-up from one of the ?-Blocks. Wait for the lava to recede again, then jump down under the grates for the Stamp, quickly making your way back up before the lava rises. Cross onto the next platform then turn your camera so you can see the grates leading to Green Star #3, which is normally difficult to see if you don’t turn the camera. From here, it’s a dash past Charvaarghs leaping across the bridge, although they can’t hurt you if you keep moving.

(1 of 2) The Stamp is located underneath the grating here

The Stamp is located underneath the grating here (left), The third Green Star is located on an “island” near the Stamp (right)

Jump up the stairs at the end, then be watchful of the lava geyser at the final jump to the Goal Pole.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 April 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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