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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 / 03:04 GMT

You start off in an open field with gravestones and Key Coins around. Key Coin #1 is at the start surrounded by Peepas. Off to the left is a hidden platform that raises up and down, best seen from atop a tree with a Green +Clock on it; at the top is Key Coin #2 .

Move through the area to the north past a door and some enemies, then ground pound the light infront of the gravestone for a Fire Flower . Ahead is Captain Toad, shivering in his boots from Peepas, you can save him in a moment. Continue to the back wall and fireball or snowball the POW Block to reveal Key Coin #3 . Move south from here to a Red POW Block on the ground. Busting it reveals more blocks that step up to Key Coin #4 . From the Warp Box go southeast and into the door to wind up on the balcony where Key Coin #5 is located. Now jump down to the south and ground pound the light infront of the gravestone to reveal a Super Star! Rush over to Captain Toad and destroy the Peepas to receive Green Star #1 .

Defeat the enemies chasing Toad for the first Star (right).

Defeat the enemies chasing Toad for the first Star (right).

Take the Warp Box to enter the next area with a poisonous river. Snag the Green +Clock at the start then ride all the way down to the ground. Dodge the Snow Pokeys and jump into the Mystery Box. This game teaches you something for the next star and that’s to use the snowballs. Grab a snowball, the star disappears while you’re on the snow. Return to the bricked area and toss the snowball to collect Green Star #2 .

Enter the Mystery Box (left). Use the snowballs to hit the Star (right).

Enter the Mystery Box (left). Use the snowballs to hit the Star (right).

Now bounce atop a Snow Pokey to get some snowballs, taking one with you onto the docks with Boos. Toss the snowball at Green Star #3 as it floats off to the left. Continue along the docks, turning right after the Dash Panel to find the Stamp at the end of a long gap. From here, return to center and cap the Goal Pole.

Use snowballs or boomerangs to grab the final Star (left). The Stamp is at the end of a long gap in the fog (right).

Use snowballs or boomerangs to grab the final Star (left). The Stamp is at the end of a long gap in the fog (right).

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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