Super Mario 3D World Stars and Stamps guide: How to get all 380 Green Stars and 85 Stamps

Cat Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad with Star and Stamp
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There are a total of 380 Green Stars and 85 Stamps to collect while making your way through Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Sometimes a specific character is needed to unlock them. Additionally, the Super Mario 3D World characters each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so you might find you like playing with one character over the others.

This was one of my favorite games on Wii U and now that it's been ported to Switch, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is one of the best Nintendo Switch games of all time. Regardless of whether you're playing solo or with others, several of the Green Stars and Stamps are pretty tricky to find, but we're here to guide you to all of them. Here's where you'll find all Super Mario 3D World Stars and Stamps.

World 1 — (22 Stars, 4 Stamps)

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World 1 has a total of 22 Green Stars and 4 Stamps to collect. Stars and Stamps are listed in the order you find them. Here's where you'll find all of them:

World 1-1: Super Bell Hill (3 Stars, 1 Stamp)

Star 1: When you first come into the level, make your way to the right. When you see a clear pipe going over a gap, jump into the tube and then press up on the joystick to pop out of the skyward-facing pipe end.

Star 2: Shortly after you reach the checkpoint flag, you'll see a small pond with a rabbit nearby. Chase down the rabbit to get another Star.

Stamp: Just after the pond with the rabbit, there's a pipe in a cliff. Enter it and you'll see the stamp. Jump into the clear pipe to grab it.

Star 3: You'll need a Mega Mushroom to get this one. Run up the tree next to the Stamp pipe and you'll see a large bunny at the top of the cliff. Chase it down to get the Mega Mushroom. Now that you're huge, quickly drop back down to the bottom level and continue right across the bridge. When you see the giant Brick Blocks, do a ground pound to break them up. The Star is underneath.

World 1-2: Koopa Troopa Cave (3 Stars, 1 Stamp)

Star 1: Make your way right through the cave until you come to an area where a set of cloud platforms is going up and another set right next to it is going down. Jump between the two to snatch a Green Star.

Star 2: Shortly after you've hit the checkpoint flag, jump up the purple blocks and enter the Mystery Box. Defeat the two Koopas within 10 seconds to win this Star.

Stamp: When you come to the area with a long question Mark Box and two clear pipes on either side, jump on top of the block to the right to reveal a hidden block. Now get on it and jump again to reveal a second hidden block. Jump into the clear pipe on the wall and it will take you to a hidden room with the Stamp.

Star 3: Just to the right of where you'll find the stamp, there is a stack of Goombas with a Green Star in the middle of them. The best way to get rid of them is to get on the platform to the left and hit the ? Block to get a Yellow Star. Now run into them to defeat them. If you don't want to get the Yellow Star, you can also attack them using a powerup.

World 1-A: Chargin' Chuck Blockade (1 Star, 0 Stamps)

Star 1: Ground pound on both Chargin' Chuck enemies within the time limit to defeat them and get a Star.

World 1-3: Mount Beanpole (3 Stars, 1 Stamp)

Star 1: As soon as you enter, climb up the tree on your left. A Star awaits on top.

Star 2: Head up the cliffs past the piranha plants and shifting blocks. You'll see a moving Pow Block near another Pow Block embedded in the cliff (on the left side). Hit the shifting Pow Block at the right moment to cause the other one to go off. This destroys the bricks and reveals a green pipe. Jump up into the pipe surrounded by wooden planks. Jump on the blue button and collect all of the Blue Coins before they disappear to unlock the Star. It helps to be turned into a Cat to reach the last stretch of coins.

Stamp: After getting the second star and exiting the pipe, you'll be dropped off back on the cliff. A Stamp can be seen floating between two walls. Wall jump between these two surfaces until you touch it.

Star 3: Being a cat makes it a lot easier to get this Star. Keep heading up the cliff and then climb the tree on the left side. You'll see a stone pillar with a Cat Wheel cog attached to it. Hit this cog to make the statue extend skyward. When it's as tall as it can be, climb up and jump into the cloud.

You'll be brought to a small sky track. Run to the end and grab the Green Star floating over the side. Falling will bring you back to where you were before.

World 1-4: Plessie's Plunging Falls (3 Stars, 0 Stamps)

Star 1: Jump on Plessie's back and start making your way through the water. The first Star is floating above the wooden ramp. Use the speed boost tiles and then jump at the right moment to reach it.

Star 2: Keep heading forward. When you see the area with holes everywhere, head to the waterfall on the far left and go through it. You'll find the second Star here.

Star 3: The third Star is at the very end of the course floating past the cliff where you fall down into the lagoon. Aim Plessie towards it and then jump to reach it.

World 1-5: Switch Scramble Circus (3 Stars, 0 Stamps)

Star 1: Step on all of the Blue ? spaces to turn them into Yellow ! spaces to unlock the Spade door. Continue down the way and do the same for the Blue ? slots near the Diamond door. You'll see a bunch of Stingby enemies and a Warp Block behind them. Avoid the Warp Block for now and instead, use the Yellow Jump pads to jump on top of the platform to reach the first Star.

Star 2: After reaching the checkpoint, you'll once more need to turn all of the Blue ? squares into Yellow ! slots. Continue through the heart door and then jump into the Warp Block on the left side of the cliffs. Go straight to the top left box and ground pound on it to get a Star.

Star 3: Keep going and you'll see a Magikoopa near another section of Blue ? spaces. Use the moving platform to reach the final Star for this level.

World 1-6: Captain Toad Goes Forth (3 Stars, 0 Stamps)

You cannot jump when playing as Captain Toad, which means you can't defeat enemies. You need to use ramps and platforms to reach higher areas.

Star 1: Make your way around the corner and under the moving yellow platform to get the first Star.

Star 2: Now, walk up the ramp and use the yellow platform to reach the second Star.

Star 3: Ride the yellow platform to the other side of the pillar and then walk off. Head through the right cave, up the ramp, and past the Biddybuds. Use the platform to reach the cliff with larger string of Biddybuds. Wait for an opening and walk into the center; then walk along the wooden plank to the final Star.

World 1-Castle: Bowser's Highway Showdown (3 Stars, 1 Stamp)

Star 1: Shortly after starting the level, you'll see a Green Star Ring on the left. Pass through it to make several Green Coins appear. If you collect them all within the time limit, you'll get a Star.

Stamp: Continue past the yellow platforms until you see the cannons launching the Kick Bombs. Kick one of these into the Grey Blocks to reveal the Stamp.

Star 2: While turned into a cat, get on top of the platform where you found the Stamp and activate the Cat Wheel cog. Now climb up the walls and head right to retrieve the second Star.

Star 3: Continue along the course until you find a stack of Goombas with a Green Star. Defeat these enemies and the Star is yours.

Boss fight: Bowser chucks Kick Bombs at you; kick them back at him before they explode to hurt him. Continue chasing after him and repeating this process until he is defeated.

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