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.
Pipe Path Tower Shine Locations
Pipe Path Tower Shine "Make The Lighthouse Shine"
Upon reaching Pipe Path Tower, you'll see a series of transparent pipes, which you'll need to use to travel up to where the lighthouse (and the Cat Shine) reside. Along the way you'll encounter spiked balls which cannot be passed through and damage Mario. Use the nearby POW blocks to remove these from your path and continue your climb. Eventually, you'll reach a cannon pipe which will shoot you up to the base of the lighthouse, where the Cat Shine awaits.
Pipe Path Tower Shine "Blue Coin Bustle"
Exit the area and return, and you'll find a blue button close to the Pipe Path Tower archway. Ground pound this and you'll have to collect all of the blue coins before the vanish to claim the Cat Shine. Be warned – you must follow a precise pathway through the pipes to collect them all before they disappear, so it might take a few goes before you figure out the optimal route.
Pipe Path Tower Shine "Key To The Cat Shine"
Exit the area and return. You'll notice a Cat Shine locked in a cage right next to the archway. The key is located almost at the top of Pipe Path Tower, sitting atop the network of pipes. Make your way up to the first platform, about halfway up the tower, and use one of the Propellor boxes to climb up the pipe network, always running along the top of the pipes. Once you reach the key, pick it up and then backtrack, again running on top of the pipes (entering one will cause you to drop the key). You'll need to carefully make your way down the tower using the top of the pipes as a walkway.
Pipe Path Tower Shine "Cat Shine Shards"
As before, there are five Cat Shine Shards on Pipe Path Tower which will form a single Cat Shine when collected. The first one is clearly visible as you approach the first set of pipes at the base of Pipe Path Tower, but actually getting it isn't as straightforward as you might expect. There's a pipe which heads underneath the ink in the middle of this section – this is the pipe which leads to the Cat Shine Shard.
The next Cat Shine Shard is found a little further up the tower, sitting atop a network of pipes. To grab this one, take the pipe which leads upwards to the solid platform above, then jump on top of the pipes and walk alone the top until you reach the Cat Shine Shard. You can then use one of the openings to get back up to the platform you were previously on.
Follow the pipes up the tower and you'll spot another Cat Shine Shard suspending in mid-air, between two pipe openings. Travel through to get the Cat Shine Shard.
The next Cat Shine Shard is clearly visible – take the pipe which leads to the opening and you'll collect it. Easy!
The fifth and final Cat Shine Shard in this location is perhaps the hardest to get, because there doesn't seem to be an obvious means of getting to it, at least initially. It's located at the base of the lighthouse, and the pipe it's in is protected by two spiked balls. To get this shard, simply jump over the edge of the tower so you land on the top of the pipe, then carefully fall off the edge, making sure to pull Mario in quickly so he lands on the pipe where the shard is sitting.
Pipe Path Tower Shine "Blast The Fury Blocks"
More Bowser blocks to remove this time. On the left-hand side of Pipe Path Tower, you'll see some blocks just above the waterline. Wait for Bowser to wake up and he'll destroy them, granting access to the Cat Shine.
That's one more island down, well done! Mount Magmeow awaits!
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