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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

World Star-7: Gargantuan Grotto

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Jarrod Garripoli

From the start, you’ll notice there are plenty of Goomba Towers around, so head right and take them out as you come across them. Slide down the ramp and clear the one Goomba Tower for a 1-Up Mushroom, should you need one. Atop the steps is a ?-Block with a Mega Mushroom. Use this to rush right, then leap up into the Stamp, before falling all the way down, through the grey bricks. Upon reaching the ground below, let the Mega Mushroom run out, then look for an invisible ?-Block on the left side that contains a Super Leaf. Move to the right, up the ramp, and stop at the wall of Blurkers.

(1 of 2) The Stamp is above where you first drop down through some bricks

The Stamp is above where you first drop down through some bricks (left), The first Green Star will be behind a wall of Blurkers (right)

There is Green Star #1 behind them, so do whatever you need to do to get there and grab the star. To the right of that will be the Checkpoint Flag, then some water you have to swim through. You do have to be mindful of the vents here, as there will be gusts of wind that come up periodically, which can knock you into the spiked blocks. After the second vent, you can get out of the water, where there will be a ?-Block that contains another Mega Mushroom. As soon as you grab it, hop back into the water and head all the way to the right. You should see a trampoline and some grey bricks above your head.

(1 of 2) Use the trampoline and the Mega Mushroom to break through some bricks and collect the second Green Star

Use the trampoline and the Mega Mushroom to break through some bricks and collect the second Green Star (left), Above the exit pipe will be another hidden pipe leading to the third Green Star (right)

Perform a Ground Pound on the trampoline to get enough height to break through a second set of grey bricks, which are blocking you from collecting Green Star #2. Once the Mega Mushroom is gone, locate the green pipe to the right, but don’t enter it just yet. Instead, swim above it to uncover a hidden area from which the light is coming, where another pipe is located. This leads to a bonus room, with another Mega Mushroom and a P-Switch. Using the mushroom, collect all of the coins to get Green Star #3. Return to the main area, use the pipe and jump on the Goomba Tower to reach the top of 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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