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Super Mario 3D World Walkthrough – World 11: World Flower

by Prima Games Staff

You braved the challenging World Mushroom. Now it’s time to conquer World Flower. Here you’ll find another set of tricky levels in Super Mario 3D World, filled with hard-to-reach Green Stars and other secrets. Don’t worry. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

For in-depth strategies and maps, pick up Prima’s official Super Mario 3D World Collector’s Edition Guide.

For more level walkthroughs, visit Prima’s free Super Mario 3D World guide.

World 11 – World Flower

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-1: Switch Shock Circus 

Watch out for Fizzlits in this level. They can make hitting all of the Switch Panels a pain. Avoid them when they’re electrified.

Tip:In addition to Fizzlits, this level takes away the Jump Panels. Look for a Lucky Bell in a ? Block just past a Hammer Bro guarding it. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Switch Shock Circus?

Green Star #1

You’ll find it immediately after beginning the level. Run away from the stairs in front of you and find a Mystery Box for a chance at the first Green Star. 

Tip: The room on the other side gives you 10 game seconds to activate four switch panels. Either use the Mushroom Trampolines to jump or use the GamePad touch screen. 

Green Star #2 

It’s after the Hammer Bro guarding the ? Block. The Green Star is protected by Fizzlits. 

Tip:It’s a good idea to eliminate the enemies before triggering the Green Star Ring.

Green Star #3 

Just before the Goal Pole. Break open the wooden crates to find a baseball, then throw it at the Green Star.

Tip:You can also bring a Boomerang Flower from a different level.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-2: Floating Fuzzy Time Mine

Water Cubes and Spike Blocks fill the mine, which can help and hinder your escape from the Fuzzies.

Tip:Use the Lucky Cat Power-Up ability to climb in conjunction with the Water Blocks to avoid hazards. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Floating Fuzzy Time Mine? 

Green Star #1

Grab the Lucky Bell from the ? Blocks near the start. The Star is directly above these blocks.

Tip:Use the Lucky Cat Power-Up to climb the wall and grab the Green Star.

Green Star #2

It’s in a Big Block. Don’t ground pound it! Grab the Red POW Block to break it open and snag the second Green Star.

Tip:As the mine starts scrolling horizontally to the right, prepare to deal with Spines and floor spike traps. 

Green Star #3

A little ways before the Goal. Try to snag this Green Star Ring as quickly as possible to collect six Green Coins before the Fuzzy swarm.

Tip:The ? Block to the left of the Warp Box at the end of the mine is full of Fuzzies. Avoid it and head straight for the Warp Box.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-3: Piranha Creeper Creek After Dark

Be sure not to lose your Fire Flower, you can’t get any of the Green Stars without it.

Tip:A number of the ? Blocks in this level provide extra Fire Flowers as long as you aren’t small. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Piranha Creeper Creek After Dark? 

Green Star #1

Light the eight torches at the dark opening near beginning of this level. The Star is close to the pipe near the last torch you light. 

Tip:You can get a Fire Flower from the ? Block at the beginning. 

Green Star #2 

There are a total of 12 torches to light in order to get this Green Star. This is perhaps the most difficult portion of the world. Watch out for Poison Bog, Piranha Creepers, Fire Piranha Plants, Fire Bars and Parabones. A common mistake is to forget to light the torches occupied by the Fire Piranha Plants. 

Tip:Princess Peach can make this section much easier, given her ability to float.

Green Star #3 

Look for it leading up to the goal. Light the three torches to reveal the third Green Star. 

Tip:Watch out for Piranha Creepers between each step.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-4: Faster Fort Fire Bros..

The level begins with 30 game seconds on the clock, so be sure to move quickly.

Tip:You can move through or on top of Clear Pipes. The second set of Clear Pipes in the level contains a + Clock, so dive in. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Faster Fort Fire Bros..? 

Green Star #1 

Right at the beginning of the level on top of the Goomba Tower. 

Tip: Move quickly. Remember you only have 30 game seconds when the level begins. 

Green Star #2

It’s near the Thwomps. You can reach it by revealing a set of ? Blocks, which are invisible. Jump up to the top of the wall or ride the Thwomp if you prefer.

Tip:This can be done even faster if you have a Cat Power-Up

Green Star #3 

After the Thwomp section. Take one of the Clear Pipes to the next section or jump across. Ground pound the growling spot near the Red POW Block to reveal the third Green Star. 

Tip:If you are using Princess Peach, you can jump across the blue lava to reach the Green Star.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-5: Sprawling Savanna Rabbit Run

You receive a lot of time in this level due to the fact that the first Green Star is tricky to get.

Tip:The third Green Star requires you to use Toad to hit a Character Switch

How do I find the Green Stars in Sprawling Savanna Rabbit Run?

Green Star #1 

It’s on a Mega Rabbit. This guy is really fast and can take you on a long chase. Jumps slow you down, so try to avoid even the water hazards. Aim for Dash Panels and focus on your run. 

Tip:Catch the Rabbit close to where the Mega Rabbit starts. He gives you a Lucky Bell that helps you dash faster.

Green Star #2

It’s on the cloud platform above the Clear Pipe. Climb the pipe and claim the star. 

Tip: Use the Lucky Cat Power-Up to make this section much easier.

Green Star #3

This Star is right over the Goal Pole. You need to bring Toad to hit the Character Switch protected by the two Conkdors. When you hit the switch, the third Green Star will appear.

Tip:Be careful. Losing a life now will send you all the way back to the beginning to the level. 

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 11-6: Shiftier Boo Mansion

Watch out for Big Boos in this level. They not only give you a scare, but can also block off small passages.

Tip:Pick up the Fire Flower early on to disrupt the Big Boos with fireballs.

How do I find the Green Stars in Shiftier Boo Mansion?

Green Star #1

Right at the beginning of the level as the Big Boo rushes towards you. 

Tip:Draw the ghost forward to the larger room and double back to pick up the first Green Star. 

Green Star #2

Just past the blank painting on the upper route. Sit on the couch to be taken to a 1-Up. The second Green Star is to the right of the couch.

Tip:There’s an invisible bridge to the right of the couch, which leads directly to the Green Star. 

Green Star #3 

At the end of the long corridor near the exit door.

Tip:Move quickly as the ground is constantly falling from underneath you. Once you grab the third Green Star, leap to safety. 

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-7: Pipeline Boom Lagoon

You can create bridges from the ? Blocks at the beginning of the level to explore the upper areas.

Tip:Grab the Cannon from one of the ? Blocks. You need it to get the Green stars later on. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Pipeline Boom Lagoon?

Green Star #1 

Further into the underwater caves. It’s behind a Rock Block wall. 

Tip:Use the cannon to blast the wall apart to get the first Green Star.

Green Star #2

When you reach some Spike Blocks. Swim upwards and take the side passage to a room with Spike Blocks and the second Green Star. 

Tip: Watch out for the Bloopers guarding the second Green Star.

Green Star #3 

Follow the main path deep below the second Green Star. Above an alcove blocked off by Rock Blocks is a Green Star Ring. Collect the Green Coins that appear to get the third Green Star. 

Tip:Use charged cannon shots to collect large amounts of Green Coins without having to touch them. 

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-8: Blast Block Skyway 

Beep Blocks give you less than a second before turning to red and blue sets of blocks. Time your runs and jumps across them carefully.

Tip:Hold onto the Super Leaf at the beginning of the level. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Blast Block Skyway? 

Green Star #1 

It’s above a ? Block that hangs over a set of blue Beep Blocks. 

Tip:Luigi, Peach and Rosalina all have big advantages over the other characters here. 

Green Star #2

It’s near the Checkpoint Flag after the Beep Block stairway. Collect all the Green Coins by blowing into the GamePad microphone to raise the Propeller Platform. 

Tip:Hit the Checkpoint Flag after you get the second Green Star in case you lose your life later on. You won’t have to do it again.

Green Star #3 

The Star is on the second half of the Beep Block slide not too far from the goal.

Tip:Move quickly before the Beep Blocks switch. Do not hesitate. 

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World 11-9: Towering Sunshine Seaside

You only have 100 ticks to complete this level, so move very quickly.

Tip:You must eliminate the Goomba Towers in the water to get the Warp Box to appear and lead you to the Goal Pole. Save these until the end and use the Cannon Box. 

How do I find the Green Stars in Towering Sunshine Seaside?

Green Star #1

Near one of the Goomba Towers by a small pier with four unlit torches.

Tip:Trick the Fire Bro into lighting the torches or use your Fire Flower. 

Green Star #2

Not far from where you start on an invisible cloud platform. 

Tip:Use the Clear Pipe to launch yourself up onto the invisible cloud platform for Green Star number two. 

Green Star #3

On the far right side of the beach. On top of a sleeping Goomba Tower. 

Tip: Go for this Green Star first because it places you near ? Blocks that contain a Fire Flower, Lucky Bell and Boomerang Flower. 

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-10: Honeycomb Skyway

Watch for Para-Biddybud swarms that come at you from all sides in this level.

Tip:Before diving into Clear Pipes, make sure you have a safe place to land.

How do I find the Green Stars on Honeycomb Skyway?

Green Star #1

The first Green Star is not far from the start point, hovering just beyond reach. It’s guarded by a Fire Piranha Plant on a block floating behind it.

Tip:Pick up the Boomerang Flower from the ? Block. You’ll need it to collect Green Stars throughout the level. 

Green Star #2 

You’ll find the second Green Star just beyond the Fire Bar gauntlet on top of a Clear Pipe.

Tip:Grab the Double Cherry nearby. It will come in handy later on.

Green Star #3 

Hanging in the air. A lava panel will slide into place underneath it. 

Tip:Make sure to use the Boomerangs for this part.

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-11: Spiky Spike Bridge Sneak

Spotlights in this level cause entire bridges to brim with spike traps. The traps stay active until you are out of the spotlight. 

Tip:The first Fire Bro you encounter jumps on a ? Block. Retrieve the Lucky Bell inside to make this level much easier.

How do I find the Green Stars in Spiky Spike Bridge Sneak? 

Green Star #1

Just to the left of the Fire Bro is a spike bridge. Jump to the middle of the bridge where it’s safe. The first Green Star is on a pillar at the end of the bridge. 

Tip: You don’t have to worry about spotlights to get your hands on the first Green Star.

Green Star #2 

After the Checkpoint flag. You encounter a bridge that ripples spikes toward you. The first connecting bridge to the left is guarded by a Fire Bro, but behind him is the second Green Star. 

Tip:If you’re missing the Cat Power-Up, jump onto the ? Block that contains a Lucky Bell

Green Star #3

Not far from the second Star and after navigating a large platform covered in spike traps. The platform is mostly covered by spotlights, so use the Cat Power-Up Claw Dives to bypass the danger, sticking to the very edge of the platform.

Tip:The Green Stars platform is covered by a spotlight, so you must approach and escape very quickly. 

Super Mario 3D World: How to Beat World Flower-12: Boss Blitz 

Boss Blitz has you fighting all the world bosses you’ve fought throughout the game with the exception of Bowser and Meoswer. There is no correct order to fight them in.

Tip:You must complete the level within 500 clock ticks. Try taking out some of the easier bosses like Boom Boom and Pom Pom first.

How do I find the Green Stars in Boss Blitz?

Green Star #1 

The first Green Star is awarded for defeating Boss Brolder.

Tip:You need to take him down by hitting him with three Brolders. Make sure to avoid his spin attacks where he flings lava at you. 

Green Star #2 

The second Green Star is earned by taking down Hisstocrats. 

Tip:Use Cat Power-Ups to make this battle much easier. Some of the lesser snakes give Super Bells. 

Green Star #3

The third Green Star is earned by taking down Motley Bossblob.

Tip: If you have managed to preserve your Cat Power-Up from the Hisstocrat battle, you can hit Motley Bossblow much easier.

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