Ride the Switchboard and dodge the cannons and Parabones until you reach a platform with a ? Block . Pop it to collect a Cannon Box that you need. As you move around the loop fire a charged cannonball into the ? Blocks across the way to extend a platform to the Stamp then quickly return so you can reach the main area.

Fire a cannonball into the ? Blocks across the way to extend a platform to the Stamp.

There are more Cannon Boxes here if you need them so hop up and blow everything away. Next, you must scale the wall by bouncing from cannonball to cannonball. Time your jump and hold down the jump button to easily bounce off of the cannonball and on to the next until you reach the top. At the right is a cracked wall, blow it up for Green Star #1 , the other side has some coins.

Continue to the pipe where you wind up underwater. Collect another Cannon Box if you need and take the clear pipe. Stay along the bottom as the platform rises, breaking the blocks to enter the center here where Green Star #2 can be collected.

Blow up the cracked wall (left) for the first Star. At the bottom, bust the blocks to find a hidden area with another Star (right).

If you’re fast enough, swim up and into the clear pipe, holding down to snag a Green +Clock before exiting the water. After all that you are rewarded with the Checkpoint Flag . Take a Cannon Box and ride the Switchboard out, firing at the ! Block to extend the platform. After the first extension, shoot another ! Block to move north. Fire a cannonball at Green Star #3 , it’s impossible to reach it without riding the Switchboard to your doom so just shoot it quickly the change direction. Revert the path once you are safely back on the track then continue right.

Hit the ! Switch to change direction and then fire a cannonball at the Star when you are close enough.

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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