Super Mario 3D World Cheats, Unlocks, Secrets and Exploits

There are some Super Mario 3D World Cheats, Unlocks, Secrets and Exploits you can explore to have extra fun in the game.

Super Mario 3D World is an exciting Wii U title and is fully packed with exploits, cheats, and secrets for you to explore. There are good chances that you might stumble upon some of these by simply playing the game.

In case you don’t, we have compiled a whole list of these cheats and secrets that you could find. Don’t forget to share cheats and secrets that you have discovered in the Comment Section below!

Super Mario 3D World Cheats, Unlocks, Secrets and Exploits

How to Get Infinite Lives
While you are on World 1-2; just as you enter the cave, you will see a Koopa Troopa next to a Goomba on a little raised platform. Before doing anything, you need to take out the Goomba on the raised platform.

After that, you need to smash purple blocks underneath Koopa Troopa. Now jump on to the Koopa Troopa and as quickly as possible, try and acquire its shell.

Now that you have retrieved the creature’s shell, go to your right to find the three purple blocks on ground. Stand in such a way that your character’s back is towards the first purple block and its facing the wall.

Once you are in position, leave the block to hit the wall and jump on it to start a jumping chain and start getting infinite lives. Note that you do not have to press anything else after your character starts jumping on the shell.


How to Unlock Rosalina
The all-time favorite character from Super Mario Galaxy is playable in Super Mario 3D World as well. Unlocking Rosaline is easy as it can be and requires you to complete World Star-2.

How to Wrap From World 1-2 to World 2
In order to do this, you will require The Cat Suit which can be found in World 1-1. Once you have acquired it, try wearing it throughout the whole World 1-2. After reaching the underground area of this world, you will come across a pipe with two path towards the exit; one with coins lined.

After coming out, you will see three invisible ‘?’ blocks along the wall. Use these blocks to reach the upper area to find a Koopa Troopa. After killing it, climb over the wall right above the Koopa Troopa to find the Wrap Zone.

How to Wrap From World 4-2 to World 5
Once again, you will be required to have The Cat Suit. Anyway, soon after you come out of the Underground Area, you will come near a Mystery Box with a Wrap Pipe. Run along the wall to reach the top of waterfall and and jump across the poisonous water to see the Red Wrap Pipe that will get you to World 5.

How to Change World Flags
This is pretty much easy and straightforward to do and you might know it already. But still, here goes, getting atop of the flag pole will turn it from Red to Gold. However, collecting all the Green Stars will let you see a Green Star above the pole.

How to Unlock Luigi Brothers
Luigi Brothers can be unlocked in Super Mario 3D World by two ways; the first way includes getting a copy of New Super Luigi U and have a Save File of the game on your Wii U prior to starting the game. However, if you do not intend on spending, you can always beat the first 8 Worlds of the game and you will automatically unlock it.

Hidden Luigis
Scattered throughout the game are some 8-bit Luigis. These can be found by hitting ‘?’ blocks or by seeing them through binoculars during certain moments. You need to know that these do not affect the game play in any way at all!

How to Get Sparkling Stars
If you intend on picking up the Sparkling Stars from the top of flagpole on a particular level then you need to make sure that you do not pick up Invincibility Leaf on that particular level. You also need to know that you will get the Invincibility Leaf after dying for five times.

How to Get Five Stars
Attaining Five Stars is a way of determining your progression for 100% completion. Getting Five Stars on your Save File require you to complete certain objectives as given below:

  • 1-Star: Complete the game until the 8th World.
  • 2-Stars: Acquire all Green Stars until 8th World.
  • 3-Stars: Complete World Star, World Mushroom, and World Flower.
  • 4-Stars: Acquire all Green Stars in first 11 Worlds.
  • 5-Stars: Acquire all Green Stars, Stamps, Beat all the World with every character, and hit all the Goal Posts to get this one.

How to Earn Bonus Stamps
Like afore mentioned, getting all the Stamps in Super Mario 3D World is a requirement to attain 5-Stars on your Save File or in other words, attain 100% completion. If you cannot get all the Stamps then you probably need to complete the game with every character which can be sped up by playing multiplayer.

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