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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 (????) 22-09-2020 / 07:39 GMT

Instead of the Spike Bridges simply tossing spikes up periodically, they instead are now triggered by the spotlights around the area. You need to use long jumps or a Cat Suit to easily navigate this area.

Start by crossing the first set of spike trap to a ? Block with a Lucky Bell inside. Climb up the tower and take a running leap towards the Warp Box in the distance, avoiding the spotlight and easily teleporting ahead. Instead of going right at the split, turn left and ground pound the end of the platform for a 1-Up Mushroom then make a dash past the spikes and a Fire Bro that guard the middle section. Head left past the rippling spikes and climb up the wall at the end to reach Green Star #1 .

Moving spike bridges and Fire Bros. are up next. Defeat the Fire Bros. then cross the bridge as it moves out of the spotlight to reach a Warp Box and the Checkpoint Flag . You need to move through more rippling spikes, taking short jumps (just tap jump, don’t hold it in) is the safest way to clear them. Defeat the Fire Bro and take a pitstop midway. Collect a Lucky Bell here then climb around the side of this large pillar for Green Star #2 .

Head past the spikes and climb the wall to reach the first Star (left). Use a Cat Suit to climb around to another Star (right).

Head past the spikes and climb the wall to reach the first Star (left). Use a Cat Suit to climb around to another Star (right).

Head across the rippling spikes once more to come to a large platform where Donut Blocks leads to a fully lit island of spikes. The simple way to cross this is by Claw Diving into the wall then climbing up at the corner where the light doesn’t reach. Walk the narrow path around to Green Star #3 where you must quickly enter the light and leap back out or use a Boomerang/Fireball to collect the Star.

Jump across to the platform with the third Star (left).

Jump across to the platform with the third Star (left).

The final obstacle is two islands of rippling spikes. The pattern is predictable though you to be congizant of the second islands ripples so you can make a well-timed leap, they are not synchronized! Cap the Goal Pole at the end to unlock the final level of this world.

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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