Nintendo has revealed the final update for Super Mario Marker 2 and it’s a doozy!
As you can see from the trailer above, arriving on April 22nd, 2020; Super Mario Marker 2 is going to allow you to add the final customization to YOUR Mario game: The Worlds. This is in addition to a lot of other extras. Nintendo outlined them nicely in a Press Release that was released to the media today.
In World Maker mode, multiple courses created by a user can be tied together on a path from the starting point on a world map to the end castle. The look of the world map can also be customised. Up to eight worlds containing a total of up to 40 courses can be combined, creating a mini Super Mario game that can be shared* with others.
In addition to World Maker, guess who else is making an appearance in Super Mario Maker 2? The Koopalings! All seven of these troublemakers, each with his or her own movement pattern, can be added to user-created courses. Other enemies added to the game include the key-chasing Phanto and the wind-up Mechakoopas.
Additional power-ups and course parts are also coming to Super Mario Maker 2 as part of the free update. This includes the SMB2 Mushroom, which transforms Mario and friends into their look from Super Mario Bros. 2 and allows them to pick up and throw items and enemies – just like in that classic game! With the Frog Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario can swim through water with ease, and even run across its surface! Other power-ups added to the game are the Power Balloon first introduced in Super Mario World, the Super Acorn from New Super Mario Bros. U and the Boomerang Flower from Super Mario 3D World. From the same game, there are also five variations for wearables like the Cannon Box and Propeller Box.
It has been a while since Super Mario Maker 2 was in the spotlight, so with these changes we actually get a version of things where you are completely in control. Sure it doesn’t remove the online requirement to the game, but since this game is meant to be downloaded and enjoyed with people all over the world, then it’s not a bad thing I guess… If you like the sadistic hardcore speedrun levels that people love to upload to the course maker. So now you get a whole world to have those things happen in. Wonderful!
Also, there’s good news for fans of Mario Kart Tour: both Builder Mario and Builder Toad are making an appearance on the racetrack in the Mario Kart Tour game available for smart devices. During the Trick Tour from 22nd April to 6th May, players can try to acquire these hardhat-wearing drivers and use them as they race to earn rewards or challenge friends in online multiplayer.
The final update for Super Mario Maker 2 on Nintendo Switch will be available to download for free on 22nd April. It includes World Maker mode, which gives players the option of creating their very own world maps for the first time, along with a host of new course parts, including new enemies and power-ups.