World Star-3 is the third level of World Star in New Super Mario Bros. 2. It is a combination of beach and Ghost House themes, featuring several Whomps and Big Whomps.
The level begins near a ? Block, as well as a Whomp. The water below has a current that pushes to the left, as well as several Fish Bones. A group of three Peepas is found, followed by two more Whomps. Another platform with Peepas is found, and Brick Blocks appear when the player reaches the platform, allowing the player to reach a ? Block containing a Gold Flower to the left. The Checkpoint Flag is found, next to a Big Whomp with a Roulette Block behind it. More Peepas are found, along with more Whomps. A Big Whomp with a Red Ring behind it is found, which causes circles of Red Coins to appear around two Whomps. More Peepas are found, along with a Big Whomp on a higher platform. Two more groups of Peepas are found, followed by the Goal Pole.
- Moon Coin 1: Before the checkpoint, there is a blue pipe. To the left of the pipe is a hole. The player should go in the hole and avoid the Peepas to get the Moon Coin.
- Moon Coin 2: After the checkpoint, the player should stand on the platform after the second Whomp. Some blocks will appear, allowing Mario or Luigi to reach the second coin.
- Moon Coin 3: Before the end of the level, the player should have the last Big Whomp fall. Then, the player should use him as a platform to get on top of the high ledge. Follow the coins over to a ledge with three coins. Stand in the middle to hit an invisible vine block. The player can climb the vine to reach the Moon Coin.