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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 (????) 19-09-2020 / 02:18 GMT

Snag a Cannon Box from the start and destroy the statues for some coins. The ? Blocks in the next area will expand and make some bridges, ignore the first one and kill the Madpoles. Continue swimming right underwater, avoiding the Rammerhead and Blooper.

Blast the Rock Block wall and the Blooper behind it so you can obtain Green Star #1 . Swim up to the Warp Box and the Checkpoint Flag then drop back into the water. Grab another Cannon Box if you need it then descend past the Spike Blocks, going up when you get a chance. Green Star #2 is up in this little alcove, just snag it then head all the way to the bottom.

Destroy the wall (left) for the first Star. The second Star is in the water above a spike block (right).

Destroy the wall (left) for the first Star. The second Star is in the water above a spike block (right).

Blast the wall and defeat the enemies then touch the Green Star Ring to spawn the eight Green Coins that must be collected to acquire Green Star #3 . The best way to collect them all is to fire some cannonballs at the coins, you might run out of time otherwise.

Hop through the Green Star Ring and grab all the green coins for another Star.

Hop through the Green Star Ring and grab all the green coins for another Star.

Speaking of time, in a small alcove along the sea floor is a Green +Clock that surely helps in getting to the end of the level in time. At the end, ignore the pipe and break the Rock Blocks so you can swim up this path to another pipe. This positions you high above the Goal Pole instead of on the ground.

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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