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Super Mario 3D World Wii U Cheats


Rating 4

Golden furniture hint

To collect golden furniture you need three gold nuggets (obtained from the fake rocks) and 10,000 bells. Visit Cyrus at Re-Tail with the materials to have him turn them into a piece of golden furnitur. Note that he will give you a random piece of furniture (you can't specify which piece you want) so it could take some time before completing a set.

Rating 4

Green star flag

A flag pole usually turn from red to gold. However, collect all the green stars in the level to have a green star above the flag pole.

Rating 3

Toad House hint

There's a certain pattern for the power-ups:

  • If the better power-ups are in the larger box, the pattern is small-big-small-big.
  • If the best power-ups are in the small box, the pattern is big-small-big.

Rating 2

Legend of Zelda easter egg

Enter first level of the Star World with a Fire Flower power-up. Toward the middle of the level, after your ride on the dragon is over, you'll see two torches. You can light those torches with your fireballs, opening a gate holding a cloud. Ride the cloud up into the air and light the blocks to create none other than 8-bit Link.

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Rating 2

World Crown

Earn every green stars, stamp, and golden flag from each stage to gain access to World Crown, which includes Champion's Road, Captain Toad's Fiery Finale, and Mystery House Marathon.

Rating 2

Secret Exit in 4-2

Re-enter the oustide area after the underground section and climb as a cat the wall behind the item roulette block. Follow the path and enter the pipe to get a shortcut to World 5.

Rating 2

Compatible Controls

Super Mario 3D World has 5 different ways you can play the game. The following is each method followed by the button schemes:

Wii U GamePad

  • L Stick: Move around.
  • R Stick: Control Camera (also possible with tilting).
  • ZL/ZR Button: Crouch.
  • Blow into Microphone: Operate Wind-powered platforms, blow enemies away
  • Touch: Operate Touch-based platforms, reveal secret blocks.
  • A/B Button: Jump.
  • X/Y Button: Run.
  • + Button: Pause.
  • - Button: Spare item.

Wii Remote
  • D-pad: Move around.
  • 1 Button: Run.
  • 2 Button: Jump.
  • B Button: Crouch.
  • + Button: Pause.
  • - Button: Spare item.

Wii Remote + Nunchuk
  • C stick: Move around.
  • Z Button: Run.
  • A Button: Jump.
  • B Button: Crouch.
  • + Button: Pause.
  • - Button: Spare item.

Wii U Pro Controller
  • L Stick: Move around.
  • R Stick: Control Camera (also possible with tilting).
  • ZL/ZR Button: Crouch.
  • A/B Button: Jump.
  • X/Y Button: Run.
  • + Button: Pause.
  • - Button: Spare item.

Wii Classic Controller Pro
  • L Stick: Move around.
  • R Stick: Control Camera (also possible with tilting).
  • ZL/ZR Button: Crouch.
  • a/b Button: Jump.
  • x/y Button: Run.
  • + Button: Pause.
  • - Button: Spare item.

Rating 2

Final Character Stamps

There are 5 stamps that instead of being collected in levels, appear to be portraits of the 5 main characters (including Rosalina).These stamps are unlocked by completing every level with each character, including Blockades and Mystery Houses but does not include Captain Toad levels For instance, complete every level with Mario to get the Mario Stamp. If you play the game with multiple players, they all count for this challenge so long as they touch the end flag. So the fastest way to get all 85 Stamps is to play the game once with three characters playing at once, then play every level again with Rosalina and the remaining character. Note: Once you gain access to World Crown you can see what characters you have beaten a level with with the other collectibles.

Rating 2

Secret 8-bit Luigis

Throughout the game are secret 8-bit Luigis that can be found by hitting "?" blocks or by seeing them through binoculars during certain moments in the game. They serve no purpose but are fun to find.

Rating 1

Fireworks

Just like in the original Super Mario Bros, end a stage where the time's final digit is 1, 3, or 6 to view fireworks in the shapes of stars and circles. The colors of the fireworks depend on the characters being used.

Rating 1

Infinite lives hint

You can get1,110 lives (One thousand, one hundred and ten) in World 1-2 by passing the first Koopa and making your way to the area with a second Koopa and a Goomba on a slightly raised platform. Stompl the Goomba, then jump on the green Koopa and steal its shell. Hop up onto the platform with the Goomba and face the rear wall while standing in front of the three brick blocks (press the D-pad UP to aim directly at the wall). Toss the Koopa and then immediately jump. Don't press anything else and you will bounce off the Koopa shell and never touch the ground while it bounces infinitely off the rear wall. This will result in unlimited 1-Ups so long as you don't move! Note: You'll need to return to the level twice to fill up your lives to 1,110 because the time will run out once you hit 600 or so on your first go.

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Rating 1

Save File Stars

Stars will appear on your save file as you progress through the game. Earn stars by meeting the corresponding requirements:

STAR REQUIREMENT
1 Star Complete Super Mario 3D World up to World 8. It’s OK if you used the secret warp pipes.
2 Stars Collect all of the Green Stars in the first eight Worlds.
3 Stars Complete World Star, World Mushroom and World Flower.
4 Stars Get all of the Green Stars in the game’s first 11 Worlds.
5 Stars You have to hit all the goal poles in the first 11 Worlds, beat all the levels with every character, and collect all the Green Stars and Stamps in those first 11 Worlds.

Rating 1

Power-Ups

The following power-ups have the corresponding effects:

POWER-UP DESCRIPTION
Beam/Light Box Defeats ghosts like Boos and shows you how dark areas look like to reveal secrets.
Cannon Box Lets you shoot cannonballs and kill enemies.
Coin Box Earn coins for walking and moving around.
Double Cherry Creates a copy of your character that mirrors your every move, including powerups. Can be collected repeatedly to create several copies, but one will disappear if you get hit.
Mega Mushroom Grow huge and stomp on everything.
Propeller Block Fly high to reach impossible places.
Super Bell Turns Mario and friends into cats, allowing you to climb up walls, scratch enemies, and more.
Super Mushroom Makes you grow to receive an extra hit.
Tanooki Leaf Turns Mario into a racoon/bear that can float and spin his tail to kill enemies.
 Fire Flower Lets you shoot 2 fireballs to roast enemies.

Rating 1

Secret Warps

Secret warp from World 1-2 to World 2
Get the Cat Suit in World 1-1 and wear it throughout World 1-2. After reaching the underground area in World 1-2, you will reach a pipe with two path towards the exit (one lined with coins). Once you come out of the pipe, there will be three invisible "?" blocks along the wall. Use these blocks to reach the upper area with a Koopa Troopa. After killing it, climb over the wall right above the Koopa Troopa to reach the warp to World 2.

Secret warp from World 4-2 to World 5
After coming out of the underground area in World 4-2, there is a mystery box with a warp pipe nearby. Run along the wall to reach the top of waterfall, then jump across the poisonous water to see the red warp pipe to World 5.

Rating 0

Playable Luigi Bros. from NES

You can unlock and play Luigi Bros., a modified version of the NES arcade classic Mario Bros., from the main menu by completing the first eight worlds. Alternatively, have a save file of New Super Luigi U on your Wii U console. Simply press the Luigi icon on the lower left corner of the GamePad touchscreen.

Rating 0

Unlockable Levels

Unlock the following levels by collecting the corresponding number of Green Stars:

LEVEL GREEN STARS
World 1-Castle 10 Stars
World 2-2 15 Stars
World 3-2 30 Stars
World 4-Castle 50 Stars
World 5-3 80 Stars
World 6-3 100 Stars
World 7-Castle 130 Stars
World 8-Castle 170 Stars
World Star-9 210 Stars
World Mushroom-7 240 Stars

Rating 0

Sparkling Stars

Don't use the Invincibility Leaf (which appears after losing five lives) to get a Sparkling Star atop the flagpole for that level.

Rating 0

Unlock Rosalina

Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy makes a special appearance as an unlockable character! To unlock her, complete World Star-2. She jumps about as high as Luigi and has a Spin Attack that serves as a double jump.

Rating 0

Unlockable Worlds

Unlock the following worlds by performing the corresponding tasks:

WORLD HOW TO UNLOCK
Crown World Obtain all stamps, Green Stars, and make all Checkpoint Flags Gold from World 1 to World Flower.
Mushroom World Complete the Star World.
Star World Complete the main game.