Super Mario 3D Land Catch-All

DSGamer wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

I never did complete it.

I didn't, either. Crazy hard.

Okay, we live in a crazy world. A crazy world where I spent the first 4 months of this game's release talking about how much I hated the 3D and perspective and yet completed it 100%. Yet I'm the one who finished it? What's happening in this world?

I did absolutely everything else in the game. Honestly, I think that by the time I hit Crown-Crown, I was just burned out and not interested in throwing myself at it again and again. I'd have gone back by now if I didn't hawk my copy.

garion333 wrote:

I haven't even touched the special worlds. I should as I found the base game to be incredibly fun, but horribly easy.

At least do special world 1 to unlock

Spoiler:

Luigi

ClockworkHouse wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Minarchist wrote:

I never did complete it.

I didn't, either. Crazy hard.

Okay, we live in a crazy world. A crazy world where I spent the first 4 months of this game's release talking about how much I hated the 3D and perspective and yet completed it 100%. Yet I'm the one who finished it? What's happening in this world?

I did absolutely everything else in the game. Honestly, I think that by the time I hit Crown-Crown, I was just burned out and not interested in throwing myself at it again and again. I'd have gone back by now if I didn't hawk my copy.

I can see that. You were also finishing every Wii game in the Wii catalog. I guess more than anything I'm proud that I out-clocked Clocky and out-whatevered Minarchist. Nintendo may not give out trophies or achievements, but maybe I'll make one for myself.

Stele wrote:
garion333 wrote:

I haven't even touched the special worlds. I should as I found the base game to be incredibly fun, but horribly easy.

At least do special world 1 to unlock

Spoiler:

Luigi

They're some of the best levels in any platform I've played (prior to 3D World). I would highly recommend playing as much as you can. This game ended up becoming my favorite Mario game of all time, though, so my perspective is fairly biased.

Okay, Stele let me know there was a thread for this game. I've been playing a lot lately. I'm on Special World 7, and there are some SUMBISHES in that World. Holy hell.

When I started playing the game, I didn't care that much about getting all the Star Coins, but now I won't complete a level without them. I only started that in like, Special World 6 or something, though.

Finished 3-star for all levels last night.

So my save file has 4-stars on it now. Apparently the 5th is for beating every level with Luigi also?

Could give that a try I guess. Some of those levels in special world 8 were definitely not fun though. Really enjoyed everything up through special 7, but a couple of those later ones just felt like they were being mean. Maybe it was the collecting 3 coins part that really got me though. I think just beating them with Luigi wouldn't be so bad.

Stele wrote:

Finished 3-star for all levels last night.

So my save file has 4-stars on it now. Apparently the 5th is for beating every level with Luigi also?

Could give that a try I guess. Some of those levels in special world 8 were definitely not fun though. Really enjoyed everything up through special 7, but a couple of those later ones just felt like they were being mean. Maybe it was the collecting 3 coins part that really got me though. I think just beating them with Luigi wouldn't be so bad.

Keep in mind that all you have to do is get to the top of the flag with Luigi. You don't have to go collect all of the coins again. You just have to complete the level. And if you have ample lives this should be pretty easy to do.

This is what IGN says:

Star 1 - Beat Bowser in World 8 as Mario.
Star 2 - Beat all the levels in all the main worlds.
Star 3 - Collect all the Star Medals from every level, including the Special World but excluding Purple "?" cube bonus levels.
Star 4 - Clear Special World 8 then return to and Clear 2nd World 8-Castle. (Mario or Luigi)
Star 5 - Get the Gold Flag (land on the very top of the flag pole) on every level, including the Special World, and clear every level once as Mario and also as Luigi. You can see a Gold Flag on the map screen (top screen) once you attain it and a L on the on the map screen (top screen) for each level you've beat with Luigi so you can keep track. Likewise for Mario (but it's an 'M').

Yeah well I haven't done any levels with Luigi. Went ahead and finished all the coins and levels with Mario. So it's pretty easy for me to figure. Just a quick burn through all the levels again would do it. Most of the levels are so quick I can chip away at it here and there.

Stele wrote:

Yeah well I haven't done any levels with Luigi. Went ahead and finished all the coins and levels with Mario. So it's pretty easy for me to figure. Just a quick burn through all the levels again would do it. Most of the levels are so quick I can chip away at it here and there.

That's basically what I had to do. It helped that I had the game as a digital purchase. So I wasn't in any hurry to get it out of the cart slot or swapping it with other carts. I just picked at it over time and eventually 100%ed the game.

BOOM!

100% complete. 5-star save file. All coins, Mario and Lugi finished all levels, and got top spot on flag as well.

Stele wrote:

BOOM!

100% complete. 5-star save file. All coins, Mario and Lugi finished all levels, and got top spot on flag as well.

Welcome to the club (the cool guys club, I think). So you did the last special level that lasts a long time?

You're referring to the amusingly-named World 8-Crown?