You make your won way and I'll use the grapple gun for one or two at a time. you don't want to overly tire yourself out for the next one just in case. I still think my first idea was a much more creative use of the skilled character set with sensors (which was sort of what i was hoping to do throughout, come up with something outside the box, away from where I'd normally play things).
Oh and along the lines of the Mario theme would it really have been that different to hitting platforms that dispense power ups or mushrooms, stars that make intangible etc?? ;P