The trick to this level is lighting all of the unlit torches in the areas you move through, that’s how the Green Stars appear. With that knowledge, collect Fire Flowers and don’t lose them! Snag a Fire Flower right off the start and light the torches here as you move around the corner. Hit three more and hit the POW Block to reveal a hidden Fire Flower before reaching the top platform. Light this torch and defeat the Piranha Creeper to reveal Green Star #1 .

Light all the braziers and defeat all of the Piranha Creepers in the first areas for a Star.

Head through the pipe and you’ll find another Fire Flower available. It’s possible to climb up and go across the top portion of the river but there is no secret exit this time, just a 1-Up Mushroom and a ticket back to the beginning, this portion is 100% optional.

Light the two torches at the start and leap across the floating islands to the spinning one with the flames. Avoid the Parabones and light the torches in the river, trying not to alert the Piranha Creeper. The next spinning platform has multiple Piranha Creepers and you’ll want to knock them back so you can hit all the torches from this location and best avoid the Fire Piranha Plant that is shooting fireballs at you. The next section requires you to leap across two moving islands. The best way to do this is normal jump then long jump, long jump to the far platform.

Light the four remaining torches and defeat the Piranha Creeper to find Green Star #2 . Down the home stretch simply light all three torches for Green Star #3 and bounce off the Piranha Creeper to cap the Goal Pole.

Light all the braziers and defeat all of the Piranha Creepers to find the final two Stars.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Adventure, Platformer
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    8 March 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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