The Great Goal Pole

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This article is about the level in Super Mario 3D World. For the level in New Super Mario Bros. 2, see World StarStaricon.png-4.
The Great Goal Pole
The Great Goal Pole
Level code World StarWorld Star-4
World World Star
Game Super Mario 3D World
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Time limit 100 seconds
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The Great Goal Pole, otherwise known as World StarWorld Star-4, is the fourth level of World Star in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. It is unlocked by completing Rolling Ride Run, and its completion unlocks Super Block Land.


Upon first look, the level appears to be very short and simple. There is a tree, a lift, and a couple of ? Blocks. After the player jumps for the Goal Pole, however, it grows wings and starts flying away, forcing Mario and company to chase it. The Goal Pole stops flying if the player is too far behind, but as the player catches up, it continues flying away. Dash Panels are placed in different locations around the level. To accommodate for the faster moving speed of the characters, the Goal Pole moves faster in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury compared to the original game.

Towards the end of the level, Donut Blocks must be used as platforms. Once the player catches the Goal Pole, the level ends, and a cloud platform appears on the ground before the player jumps off the Goal Pole after sliding down it.

Green Stars[edit]

  • Green Star 1: The first Green Star is on the first set of Donut Blocks.
  • Green Star 2: Right before the second Walleye, the player must follow the Donut Blocks all the way to the left to get the Green Star.
  • Green Star 3: The player has to follow the Donut Block staircase at the end of the level upwards, then follow the top path to reach the Green Star.


Wii U version
Switch version
  • The level's stamp is located behind the first Walleye in the level. The Stamp is Tanooki Mario.

Luigi sighting[edit]

  • At the end of the course, where the platforms are made entirely out of endless Donut Blocks, there is a hidden Luigi shown crouching if the player goes far enough.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 飛びつけ!ゴールポール
Tobitsuke! Gōru pōru
Jump at the Goal Pole!
Chinese 撲向終點旗杆!
Pūxiàng Zhōngdiǎn Qígǎn!
Dive Towards the Flag Pole!
Dutch Houd de vlag! Stop the flag!
French Sus au drapeau Chase the flag pole!
German Rauf auf den Zielpfahl! Up to the goal pole!
Italian Asta troppo entusiasta Overly enthusiastic goal pole
Portuguese Objetivo: Bandeirola Goal: Goal Pole
Russian Великий финальный флаг
Velikiy finalniy flag
Great final flag
Spanish (NOA) La caza del banderín The flag hunt
Spanish (NOE) A por el banderín Go get the flag