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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 (????) 25-09-2020 / 19:34 GMT

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.

Start off by climbing up the large pillar to a Super Mushroom then jump down for a Boomerang Flower . Wait for the lava to fall then dash around the corner to a safe location, do this twice to reach a large platform where Green Star #1 is sticking out over the lava. Toss a Boomerang out to grab it then make your way right while avoiding the Splorches as you make your way to the far side of the level. Touch the Green Star Ring after dodging a Splorch then dash along the green platforms collecting the coins to obtain Green Star #2 then enter the Clear Pipe.

hit the Star off the platform to the right with a boomerang (left). Hop through the green Star Ring and grab all the green coins for another Star (right).

hit the Star off the platform to the right with a boomerang (left). Hop through the green Star Ring and grab all the green coins for another Star (right).

At the Checkpoint Flag you can see the third Green Star across the way, don’t forget where it’s at. Head to the backside of the floor, moving when the lava recedes to a Boomerang Flower on the green safe platforms. Wait for the lava to recede again then jump down under the grates for the Stamp , 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 , an item overlooked if you don’t turn the camera.

The Stamp (left) can be found on a lower platform when the lava goes down. The final Star is on a platform off the main area (right).

The Stamp (left) can be found on a lower platform when the lava goes down. The final Star is on a platform off the main area (right).

From here it’s a dash past Charvaarghs leaping on the bridges that are safe all the way 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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