The first Mario and Rabbid crossover game introduced the world to the unique idea of a Mario tactical game. Yes, there was a small element of exploration between combat encounters, but the heart of the experience was the turn-based action. With the sequel, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hopenot only is the combat expanded, but there is more to do outside of the battles.
The second region you will reach Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is the frosty Pristine Peaks. This winter themed wonderland begins under heavy snowfall. Once you clear the storm, a bigger challenge will appear in The Winter Palace quest. Here you’ll need to figure out how to activate two statues to enter a central chamber where one final puzzle awaits. If you’re confused about any part of this process, we’ll help you get to the exciting boss fight that awaits you on the other side.
How to activate the statue on the west side
We’ll start with the statue on the west side of the central hall. The problem with this one is that reaching it requires going through a series of doors in the correct order. Here is the path you should take:
Stage 1: Take the door on the right.
Step 2: Find three cracks on the left side of the corridor.
Step 3: Use Beep-O’s ability to destroy the central cracked wall using the ZR.
Step 4: Enter through the central door.
Step 5: Take a sharp left to another cracked wall.
Step 6: Use the Beep-O to break it and enter the door.
Step 7: You will now be at the statue. Activate it and jump off the ledge to return to the central chamber.
How to activate the statue on the east side
In second place is the statue to the east. This one is at the end of a maze, but there are enemies inside that will engage you in combat if caught. If you do get caught, just win the battle to continue.
Stage 1: Enter the maze and turn left.
Step 2: Take your next two immediate rights.
Step 3: Take the next right.
Step 4: Go left.
Step 5: Follow the wall on the left all the way to the upper right corner of the maze to get a key item.
Step 6: From here, go to the lower left corner of the maze, aim your map if necessary, and place the item on the pedestal.
Step 7: The gate to the second statue will open.
Step 8: Activate the statue and return to the central chamber.
How to solve the ring puzzle
Now that the central chamber is open, one final puzzle stands between you and the boss. This is a ring puzzle where you have to rotate the different layers until you line up the stars. Fortunately, it’s very easy.
Stage 1: The outermost ring cannot be moved, so ignore this one.
Step 2: Rotate the middle ring to the right until all the stars line up.
Step 3: Finally, rotate the middle ring once to the right to connect all the constellations.