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Super Mario 3D World has returned on Nintendo Switch, and while its four Mushroom Kingdom all-stars offer their own kinds of variety, you might be wondering if you can tackle all these courses with even more. 

No need to Doki Doki Panic: this game’s got one more playable character that you can eventually play as! Read on to learn how you can meet the mother of all Lumas and add her to the playable roster in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.


How do I unlock Rosalina in Super Mario 3D World?


Unlocking Rosalina is fairly straightforward. All you have to do is complete World Star-2! Simple as that is, reaching that point could take a while. You’ll need to play your way through the rest of the game and complete World Bowser. Doing so will place a Rocket back in World 1 on the map, which you can ride straight to World Star. Finish its first course, and you’ll then gain access to World Star-2, also known as Super Galaxy.


How many Green Stars do I need to unlock Rosalina in Super Mario 3D World?


While Green Stars aren’t directly tied to unlocking Rosalina, you will need enough to access World Star-2 in the first place. Therefore, you’ll need at least 170 Green Stars to make it far enough to unlock Rosalina. 


What can Rosalina do in Super Mario 3D World?


Once you’ve unlocked Rosalina, you’ll have access to one of the most unique additions to the roster. Her ground movement is most similar to Peach, but what really sets her apart is what she can do in the air. After jumping with Rosalina, you can perform a Spin Attack. This’ll be familiar to those who played Super Mario Galaxy, in that it can be used to attack enemies and also give her a second jump.

This makes Rosalina a great choice for anyone that has trouble with their jumps or who wants an extra tool in their skillset. While this added jump can help with taking shortcuts or grabbing collectibles, Rosalina’s low speed doesn’t make her the best choice for quick stage clears. Lastly, when Rosalina has a Power-Up with some kind of attack (such as a Fire Flower or Super Bell) she loses access to her Spin Attack. This can occasionally trip you up if you’re used to having the Spin, since those attacks share the same button. Super Mushrooms and Double Cherries are just fine though!


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.