While Super Mario 3D World is most definitely a good time, those of you who have already experienced the game on Wii U will be most interested in the excellent Bowser’s Fury expansion, which offers an open-world setting with Cat Shines to collect.
In this guide, we’ll be showing you all of the Cat Shine locations in Bowser’s Fury.
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Use Plessie to make your way from Trickity Tower to Crisp Castle Climb. Enter the archway and you’ll see two huge towers in front of you. The Cat Shine is at the top. Grab one of the Propeller Boxes as this is essential for getting to the summit. While this takes time to do, it’s not actually too hard; just remember to hold ‘B’ to float upwards and then use the analogue stick to change direction.
(Clockwise from top left) Grab a Propeller Box and start floating. You’ll need to time your jumps to catch the windmills at the right time, and towards the top of the second tower, a leap of faith is required – just follow the gold rings and then press the jump button at the right moment. The Shine awaits at the top of the second, larger tower
Leave the area and return. You’ll find a big button at the base of the first tower. Ground-pound it and a set of windmills will appear. The objective is to use these to reach the top of the first tower in 20 seconds, where you’ll find the Cat Shine. On the top of the third windmill, you can jump onto the windmill that’s turning at the base of the second tower and use that as a platform to jump off to reach the smaller tower.
Leave the area and return (again). Dark Luigi will return, but if you catch him enough times he’ll admit defeat and offer up a Cat Shine.
You can’t really miss the first shard – it’s at the top of the first (smaller) tower you climbed up to get the first Cat Shine.
The second shard is found on the second tower. Float from the first tower and land on one of the propellers which are rotating at the base of the second tower. However, stay on the propeller until it passes around the back of the tower, and you’ll spot the shard in a narrow passage.
For the next shard, make your way up the second tower until you come to a point where there’s a signpost pointing to the right, with an apparently empty platform on the left. Land on the left-hand platform and flora up, and you’ll enter a hidden room that contains the shard.
The next shard you’ll probably have picked up already, when you climbed the tower for the very first Cat Shine in this area. As you drop down you’ll see it, before floating up the other side of the wall. You might find that, upon collecting the shard, you struggle to get onto the rotating platform, but don’t worry – you can drop down to the level below and pick up from there.
The fifth and final shard is located in the massive windmill, right in the middle.
See those hexagonal ice columns to the right of the main island? Head there and you’ll spot some Bowser Blocks in the base of one of the towers. When Fury Bowsers uses his attack, the Shine will be revealed.
That’s another island down! Now head towards the area around the Ruins Giga Bell.
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