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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.

Clawswipe Colosseum Shine Locations

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Clawswipe Colosseum Shine "Clash With Cat Boom Boom"

As you pass through the archway, you'll spot the massive Clawswipe Colosseum directly ahead of you. Walk around the right and then start swimming until you come across an opening in the wall. Swim through and climb the steps to the platform – this will trigger a fight with Cat Boom Boom.

If you've played a Mario game in the past, you'll know the drill here. Avoid the spinning attack until Cat Boom Boom becomes dizzy, then attack with a fireball or a stomp. Do this three times and you'll emerge victorious. Cat Boom Boom will also turn slightly invisible at points, so keep your wits about you.

Clawswipe Colosseum Shine "Cat Pom Pom's Counterattack"

After defeating Cat Boom Boom, leave the area and return, and you'll see that the colosseum has risen up out of the water. You'll therefore need to use the platforms to climb up and access the opening you swam through previously. Ground-pound the yellow blocks to create temporary platforms which make this climb easy.

Once inside, you'll face another boss battle, this time against Cat Pom Pom. She will split herself into clones, with only one of them being the 'actual' Cat Pom Pom. You can clearly see which one as the 'fake' ones will be slightly transparent. Take her out three times (you can use your cat attack, fireballs or jump on her head) and you'll get a Cat Shine.

Clawswipe Colosseum Shine "Final Bout With Cat Boom Boom"

Leave the area and return, and the colosseum will have risen up again. Use the same route you did last time to reach the opening, but this time it's blocked up. Thankfully, these blocks can be destroyed using the respawning Bob-ombs on the platform just below and to the right.

Head to where the Bob-ombs appear and ground pound the yellow boxes so they form a staircase. Grab the Bob-omb and dash up the stairs before throwing the Bob-omb at the blocks. Enter the opening again and you'll face off against Cat Boom Boom – but this time, the floor is covering with retractable spikes.

The spikes pop up in a set pattern and you get a little bit of warning before they appear, so keep your eye on them while you're battling Cat Boom Boom. Three hits will send him packing, but be wary of the fact that he now sends multiple shells in your direction.

Clawswipe Colosseum Shine "Five Cat Shine Shards"

The first Cat Shine Shard is easy to find. As you pass through the archway towards the colosseum, head left and you'll find it inside a shallow depression next to the wall.

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Another Shine Shard is located inside the colosseum, in one of the windows.

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There's another shard here, too – drop down off the platform in the middle and head around the back (the opposite side to the stairs) and you'll find it inside a small hole.

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The next shard is located high up on the top of the colosseum.

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The final shard is also on the top of the colosseum, floating in mid-air. Use the finger to fire yourself towards it.

Clawswipe Colosseum Shine "Blast The Fury Blocks"

Once you've won the three boss battles, you'll spot a Cat Shine behind some bars in the colosseum wall. Access to this Shine is on the outside, behind some Bowser Blocks. Wait for Fury Bowser to use his fire attack and the Shine is yours.

Wow, you're doing great! On to Trickity Tower!